Johali has passed

Discussion in 'The Checkered Flag' started by TexasRaceLady, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Sad news. I don't what to say.
    Thank you for all of your input on this forum. Even in the Kyle Busch threads. :mad::D:p

    Rest in Peace my friend. Like @kkfan91 I raise my glass to you Sir.
  2. racer8

    racer8 Team Owner

    I,m gonna miss him
  3. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    Ugh. So sad.

    I arrived in Florida yesterday for a trip and I randomly thought of him when I got here. RIP Gator Man.

    I love you guys.
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  4. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    Terrible news, rest in peace, I had a bad feeling when he didn't make a pick em selection.
  5. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    This one hurts. Gonna miss that sense of humor around here. Rest in peace buddy.
  6. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    Oh no, I’m incredibly saddened to hear this. Though I never personally met Johali, I felt like I knew him. Fly high my friend.
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  7. Get That 88 Up There !!

    Get That 88 Up There !! Love United Hate Glazer

    Even though I have never met him, it feels like i have lost a friend, which we are all probably feeling. This forum in some ways is like a family away from our own families, and for some closer then that.
    RIP Johali, we’re going to miss you bud
  8. nascarwoman

    nascarwoman Admin Staff Member

    My deepest sympathy to his wife and family. He will be missed.
  9. rd45usa

    rd45usa Team Owner

    Sad to hear, RIP Johali, condolences to the family.
  10. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    Race threads and the forum as a whole, surely won't be the same without him. My mood has honestly been shot since I read this earlier.
  11. klemmabyna

    klemmabyna Team Owner

    stunned. and saddened.

    maybe a handful of posters on any message board are able to be passionate, opinionated, and informative. they are the ones that I learn to respect.

    Johali was one of those.

    never met him, but sure would have enjoyed the opportunity to share a race. especially one back in the Gordon/Earnhardt days.

    we lost a great one here.

  12. Reck

    Reck Team Owner

    This is a true shock to the system. Just wow.

    What do you even say? He was one of the few posters here you could disagree with vehemently and he would still wish you well after.

    We didn’t have much in common but when it came to our shared fandom of our man Gordon we were one on everything 24! God bless you and your family in these hard times and may you Rest In Peace.

    Goodbye, Johali.
  13. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Ah ****. That's sad :(

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  14. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    I’m still in shock. Gonna miss my “Rate The Race” partner. Will be thinking about and praying for his family tonight.
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  15. DewChaser988

    DewChaser988 NASCAR fan since 1998

  16. Head423

    Head423 Team Owner

    Sorry to hear. Condolences to his family. Rest In Peace Sir.
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  17. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    I'm shocked. Talk about an honorable guy who always seemed to carry himself in a virtuous way. Always fair and balanced, kind-hearted, and humorous. R.I.P sir, fly high!
  18. shark77

    shark77 Grab'n them by the *****!

    I always enjoyed discussions with him. He was a true gentleman even when we vigorously disagreed.

    Peace and respect to you Johali.
  19. 10-4

    10-4 Crew Chief

    Sorry to hear this.
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  20. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Team Owner

    What a shock. He was the first one to reach out and welcome me to the forum when I first joined years ago. I'm absolutely stunned. RIP and Godspeed friend.
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  21. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    So sorry to hear this awful news. Johali was always a foundation stone of this forum, and he will be missed greatly. Godspeed Gator. Sail on, brother. May the breeze fill your sails.
  22. blanston

    blanston Team Owner

    Damn. I haven't been on this forum in a long while.... what a thing to come back to.
    It's crazy, today after reading a rumor about Kyle Busch and a monster girl on reddit - I don't know why but I thought of Johali and how he'd probably get quite a bit of mileage out of that story.

    He was definitely a pillar of this community and yeah, a bit curmudgeonly at times - But he was a decent human being and always supportive and friendly to me and most others.
    Condolences to his family and friends (here and there) - especially dpkimmel, who I know he was very close to.
    He will, no doubt, be missed by all.
    Rest in peace.
  23. Dr_B_UNC

    Dr_B_UNC Team Owner

    Godspeed, Johali. :(
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  24. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Tough to find words for this. I'll miss him on here:(
    Condolences to his family & friends.
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  25. be9ak7ts16

    be9ak7ts16 Johali Lives

    A thousand thank you’s for posting Johali’s photo. Now I know who I’ve been talking to all these years. You’re a lucky man to have met him.
  26. be9ak7ts16

    be9ak7ts16 Johali Lives

    So long old friend. I treasure the time we spent together on this message board, and even more the chance to have gotten to know you. You made this a better place. I will miss you. Last night I hoisted a Bud Light and a shot of Jack in your honor. Rest In Peace my friend.
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  27. Switchback

    Switchback Team Owner

    condolences to his friends and family.
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  28. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    I could be completely off base here but I think, if/when you feel appropriate, Johali would be proud to have his thread moved from ChitChat to the Checked Flag section as a permanent fixture of this forum.

    This is so heart breaking. Shedding tears for a really good guy that we're all lucky to have known. A very passionate fan of the sport everyone here follows in some form or another. He took great pride in bringing each and every weeks Pre-Race and Race Rating Threads to the masses here. If he knew he was going to be unavailable to do so, he'd make arrangements to have it done so everyone would have their place to go for information.

    Steadfast in his fandom not taking crap from anyone about his beliefs. He was exactly as he portrayed himself to everyone here.

    I'm not by any means trying to imply that Johali and I were best friends. We met a few times at races and conversed mostly through PM's. He met my wife and children and never failed to ask about them when we talked about things outside of this sport. A very thoughtful/caring guy.

    He loved this sport and I'm sure looked at many on here as good friends. To say his presence here will be missed is a huge understatement.

    RIP @Johali


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  29. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    That pic was from the first day we met at Eldora. You can't tell from that picture but he was so excited to be there for that race. We both purchased our tickets and campsites the day they became available. A good time and great to finally meet face to face with a fellow forum member.
  30. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Like was spoken before , he was a pillar of this site. Rest easy Johali.
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  31. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    I never met Johali in person, but felt he was a friend here. This saddens my heart. Prayers to the family. May he R.I.P.
  32. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    Im saddened to hear this. had many great chats with him. <loss for words>
  33. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    It will be moved to Checkered Flag in a few days. :)

    And he will always be listed as a member.
  34. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    This actually has me choked up.. we talked about him here last night. Its a weird feeling losing someone you've never actually met.. but I know you all understand what I mean. I'll think about him every time I see a pre race thread or look at the Pick Em or Big Dawgs standings.. Im going to go ahead and assume he would have got into the top 10 this season lol.. Cheers Gator man.. RIP
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  35. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    @Johali may you rest in peace. Deep admiration for the conviction of your thoughts, and the passion with which you expressed them. May God bless you. Enjoy the races from the best seat in the house.
  36. be9ak7ts16

    be9ak7ts16 Johali Lives

    Johali and many others here are some of the best friends I’ve never met.
  37. 10-4

    10-4 Crew Chief

    I haven't been posting here long but he was the first to welcome me on here too. This is a good group of fans I like this place.
  38. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    I just wanted to write a little more. Johali welcomed me when I first got here, and stood up for me when the trolls came after me and my danica fandom. He was as others have said, someone you couidl disagree with but he wouldnt let let get in the way of his friendship.

    I'll miss ya gator,.

    Our community is diminished today due to his passing. God speed.
  39. superchuck500

    superchuck500 Team Owner

    Sad news indeed.

    RIP Johali
  40. Go Panthers

    Go Panthers #NeverTrump

    shocked. wow.

    my thoughts and prayers are with his family, i'll surely miss him.

    gut punch.

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