Racers, fans, friends and family gathered at Half Dome Hall in the Merced County Fairgrounds Friday morning to celebrate the life of Merced Speedway promoter Ed Parker, taken from us at the young age of 51.

Ed Parker 1967-2018

                                                   Brother-in-law Rich Pfau speaks of Ed’s life.

          Half Dome Hall is fulled to capacity. Ed’s Brother in Law, Rich Pfau, shares personal remembrances of Ed.

                    Merced Benevolent Protective Order of Elks honors member Edward Parker with a tribute.

                       Beth Pfau, sister of Ed Parker, shares stories of growing up with her little brother.

                 Merced Speedway Race Director Bill Volz Speaks about Ed and his love for racing.

           Friends of Ed and the Speedway pass Cody Parker’s SportMod on the way into the Celebration of Ed’s Life.

A Wrap with a Portrait of Proud Father and Son adorns the hood of Cody Parker’s Sport Mod.


Photos by Mike Adaskaveg