Goodbye our friend, Romolo Cifelli

Corvette Challenge

On February 13, 2003, Romolo Cifelli, fellow Corvette Challenge racer and series supporting sponsor was involved in an accident in his Corvette and suffered fatal injuries.

It saddens me to say to our friend Romolo is no longer with us. Romolo was truly a lover of the Corvette and he came to all of the Corvette Challenge races as far as I can remember even though he did not always race in it. You can always find Romolo's Nassau Blue 2000 Corvette in the staging lanes and can easily recognize it as his car has two white stripes painted on it much like the Grand Sport. His knowledge of the Corvette and drag racing helped many drivers estimate how quick their Corvette would run the 1/4 mile and he was scary accurate with his predictions.

On Tuesday, February 18, 2003, we laid our friend to rest. God Bless. We will miss our friend Romolo, the racer and the supporter of the series. May you rest in peace our friend.

2000 Corvette owned by Romolo Cifelli

More information

The news of Romolo's death spread quickly on the internet where many of us met him. Following are links to posts where friends of Romolo are expressing their feelings and paying respect with posts of photos and videos and event quotes of our friend. Please visit these links.

First Star Ledger press release
Death announcement on the Corvette Forum by good friend Mark Ramos
Friends on the Rally Freak forum where Romolo spent quite a bit of time.
Justin W. who tried to help at the seen of the accident
Death Notice in the Star Ledger

Funeral Information

Mark Ramos has posted the funeral information here at the Corvette Forum
Be sure to read the post for updated information.

Romolo Cifelli to be remembered with a Corvette Museum Brick

Friends of Romolo have started a fund to purchase a Corvette Museum Brick in his name. Romolo Cifelli Brick Fund information here. Optionally you can donate directly to the fund by contacting Adam Boca at the Corvette Museum at 800.53VETTE.

Videos of Romolo's Corvette at Raceway Park

Romolo Cifelli's 2000 Blue Corvette being driven by friend Max Hormilla - Video 1
Romolo Cifelli's 2000 Blue Corvette being driven by friend Max Hormilla - Video 2
Romolo Cifelli's 2000 Blue Corvette being driven by friend Max Hormilla - Video 3