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1April 28th, 2013 - John "J.B." Robinson, age 66, of Bloomington, died Friday afternoon at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born February 21, 1947, in Bloomington, he was the son of Irvin Robinson, and Bob and Farrell (Siscoe) Smith. He was proud to be a part of the Bloomington community all his life and to be the owner and operator of J.B.'s Salvage since 1984. Prior to 1984, he was the owner and operator of Bloomington Auto Parts. In addition to his business, he was the owner of a late model stock car racing team with his son, Kent, as the driver. He and his entire family traveled across the country and raced at various racetracks. He graduated from Bloomington High School and Lincoln Technical College with an Associate's Degree in Automotive Engineering. He was a 32nd degree Mason, member of the Murat Shrine and Jesters along with other clubs and organizations.

He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 32 years, Becky (Lane) Robinson; daughter and son-in-law, Bethany and Scott Stevens; son, Kent Robinson; grandson, Will Stevens; one brother and sister-in-law; Charles and Rita Robinson; and proud uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents.

J.B. was a kind man who never met a stranger. He was a hard working, generous man who supported many local groups, organizations and charities. J.B. had a love for life and lived by the motto "work hard, play hard." He enjoyed various hobbies but loved nothing more than spending time with his friends and family.

Friends may visit the family on Wednesday, May 1 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Day Funeral Home in Bloomington and again on Thursday from 12 noon to 3 p.m. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday and the funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the funeral home. Private family burial will follow the funeral service.

The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given to the Shriners Hospital or to the family for local animal rescue organizations.

April 26th, 2013 - It's with great sadness that Kent reports that his Father, JB, passed away this afternoon after a battle with cancer.

Kent comments, " This is the hardest thing I have ever had to endure. Today we lost the greatest man I ever knew. He touched so many people and will be greatly missed by all. He went peacefully and without pain. I love you dad and will see you again someday!"

JB was truly one of a kind and will be missed by not just his family but by his countless friends.

When arrangement details are finalized they will be posted here. Please keep the entire Robinson family in your thoughts and prayers.

1April 20th, 2013 - Kent parked his Super Late Model for the weekend as he set out to pilot the #85 Jones Oil Motorsports UMP Open Wheel Modified in a pair of events in Indiana. Friday night's program was washed away at Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, Indiana), so Robinson entered a single event as he traveled to Tri State Speedway (Haubstadt, Indiana) on Saturday evening.

With eighteen entries on hand for the program Kent started his night by winning the third heat race to earn a second row starting spot for the 25 lap finale. As the race went green Robinson began battling for the top spot and would contend for the lead until lap 23, when contact from another competitor caused him to spin from contention. He would retire to a sixteenth place finish.

Full results from the event are available at

1April 13th, 2013 - After seeing the season opener at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) rained out Kent traveled to Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) for a Weekly Racing Series Event on Saturday night. Sixteen Super Late Models entered the program, and Robinson's night started on a rough night as mechanical issues in prelminary action forced him to start on the tail of the feature. During the course of the main event he advanced seven spots on his way to an eighth place finish at the checkered flag. Full results from the event are available at

April 6th, 2013 - Kent Robinson Racing traveled to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) over the weekend 1for the annual Illini 100 at the 1/4 mile oval. A talented field of forty Super Late Models converged on the facility for the World of Outlaws (WoO) Super Late Model event. After qualifying eighth fastest in his group in qualifying on Friday night Kent races to a fourth place finish in his heat race to lock into the sixteenth starting spot for the 100 lap, $20,000-to-win finale. During the course of the main event he advanced six spots on his way to a tenth place finish. He also earned a $500 bonus for being the highest finishing driver to have not won a WoO event.

Full results from the event are available at