Beverly Edwards was a motorsports original. Together with her husband of nearly 60 years, Lanny Edwards, the two operated and promoted racing venues for more than 50 years across Oklahoma and Texas, specifically Lawton Speedway and Devil’s Bowl Speedway, the birthplace of the World of Outlaws.
On Monday, Beverly passed away at 83 years young, joining Lanny who passed in 2016.
“We were deeply saddened to hear Beverly was no longer with us,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “It’s hard to put into words what she and Lanny meant to racing and the World of Outlaws, but even harder to explain what she meant to us as a person, as a leader and a pioneer. The Edwards family truly helped put the World of Outlaws on the map in 1978 by working with Ted Johnson, and again to bring the series back to Devil’s Bowl in 2014. I always looked forward to visiting with Beverly as soon as I got to town, it won’t ever be the same. But Lanny Ross, Marcy and the Edwards family are carrying on the tradition at Lawton and Devil’s Bowl and we wholeheartedly enjoy working with them.”
Our collective thoughts are with the Edwards family in this difficult time.