Friends and Family Celebrate the Life of Bobby Scott Plunkett with a Lap Around the Raceway

Friends and Family gathered at the Imperial Fair grounds to honor the passing of Bobby Scott Plunkett
Friends and Family gathered at the Imperial Fair grounds to honor the passing of Bobby Scott Plunkett



IMPERIAL – Friends and families met at the California Mid-Winter Fair Grounds April 23 to celebrate the life of Bobby Scott Plunkett, 46,  after his untimely passing during an ATV off-road accident near the Superstition Mountains.

Scott Plunkett races around speedway for one last go around
Scott Plunkett takes a turn around the Imperial Speedway for one last go around.

Known to everyone as Scott, Plunkett was born in Brawley and attended schools in Imperial where he graduated in 1988. An avid racer, Plunkett was well-known for his numerous racing wins in both stock car and off-road competitions.

The funeral services began in the Plaza De La Culturas building where Mark Budke opened up by giving a word of prayer for the family. Followed by Pastor Mark’s testimony, the floor was opened up to friends and family who wanted to share their own testimonies and memories. All who spoke mentioned how great of a friend, husband, and father Plunkett was to his family and friends.

Plunkett’s wife, Renee, then came up to thank everyone for their words and comfort through the hardship she and her family were facing. Pastor Mark then came back up to the microphone to end with a word of prayer.

Before heading over for interment at Riverview Cemetery, friends and family raced one lap around the Imperial Speedway to commemorate his memory and honor Plunkett’s life and his love for racing. Followed by the hearse carrying Plunkett, all of the participants who went out to honor him gathered and parked in the winner’s circle to pay homage to this beloved friend, father, husband and outstanding racer.

“Scott Plunkett was a good man who would give you the shirt off his back to help you out no matter the situation,” commented Junior Hernandez, a friend of the family.

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