Norm Christensen Memorial | Gregg Racing

Norm- at our House- Year End Crew Party- 2007

October 12, 2011- A Day Of Sorrow~

To all Friends in our Racing Community- Today we lost a Giant in our Sport of Drag Racing. We are grieving the passing of our dear friend Norm Christensen. Norm was a Giant in many ways- there are few people I feel I can look up to, both in stature and in character, but Norm was one I definitely could look up to in both ways. A very tall man, he also stood tall in our racing community as one of GREAT character! He has also worked on, or has been the Crew Chief on a great many high-end Top Alcohol Funny Cars, Top Alcohol Dragsters and A/Fuel Dragsters over the last couple decades. Most recently, Norm was the Crew Chief on Greg Ashwell’s NAPA sponsored Top Alcohol Funny Car.

Norm and I go way back – as we’ve worked together for years, strategizing on tuning ideas for my Gregg Racing, “CBM Means Business” A/Fuel Dragster that we campaign.

I have SO many “Norm” stories to share with you all- but for today, just one quick one – Norm and I headed to Mission in 2007 to run our Car as a last minute idea- with zero Crew (just me and Norm) for an NHRA National Open race with Gary Eickmann and his A/Fuel Nostalgia Car! GAWD, what were we THINKING!! We worked SO hard!!!

Mission – 2007 Gary’s Crew on the Left, My Crew? Me & Norm!

I am PROFOUNDLY sad as I have lost a very dear friend. Our hearts go out to his bride, Vicki as we will be continuing to pray that God’s peace finds her uniquely during this most difficult time.

A memorial Service will be held in his honor at the Wilsonville Holiday Inn, Saturday October 22nd, beginning at 2:00. At the end of the Service, I will be sharing a few brief (but pretty darn cool) memories of Norm, along with a short video presentation. After the Service concludes, there will be a time for those in attendance to visit with each other as refreshments are served. This portion will wrap up at 5:00.

Norm will be missed,

Gregg & Robbie

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There's SO much emotion in what we do!

We put EVERYTHING we have into EVERY run and we know the risks we take.  This Car simply IS dangerous!  It can kill you! We know that!  We’ve lost friends in their A/Fuel Cars.  So, Robbie and I spend time together before every Run.

Robbie and I share a few private moments before make our runs.

Track photographer extraordinaire, Andi McFarland caught a couple tender private moments between Robbie and me prior to a Run.  These two photos uniquely capture one tender moment between Robbie and me.