- Associated Press - Monday, November 27, 2017

DACONO, Colo. (AP) - Racers, friends and family members paid tribute to one of their own at the Colorado National Speedway in Dacono.

The Daily Camera reports the group gathered Sunday afternoon for a memorial service for 20-year-old Makayla Grote who died earlier this month from stab wounds allegedly suffered at the hands of a 15-year-old suspect.

Boulder County prosecutors say the suspect traveled to Longmont looking for Grote’s younger sister, who topped a “death list” the boy is accused of compiling. He has been charged with first-degree murder.

Grote started driving go-karts at age 8 and went on to race a late-model stock car numbered 97 at the speedway.

Her father, Troy Grote, gave the door of her car to the track, where it will be displayed with other memorabilia.



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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/

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