March 28, 2016, St. Louis Region – “All of us at Gateway Motorsports Park are saddened by the passing of Mark Lyle. Mark was a tremendous part of the racing community. I was fortunate enough to call Mark a friend for nearly 20 years through our connection to the NHRA Northwest Division. Mark was a part of our team on bracket, divisional and regional events as well as the NHRA Nationals. Mark often would work events with us on his off weekends just for the fun of it. He loved the sport and the people in the sport loved him.
“His passing leaves a tremendous hole in our hearts. We want to thank his wife, Marcia, for allowing him to come play with us on his off weekends. Having Mark on the starting line ensured our events would be special.
“Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”