The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


July 4, 2013

Shawn Wood's Inside Track column: A boy named Phil


"Phil is a very unique individual; he likes everything from Frank Sinatra to Johnny Cash," Walter said. "In town, he can sit down with the older guys at the store and play cards and fit right in. He has a very positive outlook and attitude. Lori and I thank everybody for everything. It's been really something."

Walter II is bound and determined to be at the race track on Saturday after getting released from the hospital on Wednesday. That should come as no surprise when you look at his upbringing from a true gentleman in every sense, both on and off the track.

n Shawn Wood covers motorsports for the Daily Item. Email comments to

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