WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT, WYMT) - The rain falling at the 191 Speedway, in Wolfe County, almost seems symbolic of the tears shed for the track's owner, Wince Mayabb, who was killed right in front of it in August of 2010. The family says Mayabb was crossing Highway 191 to help park cars at the track.
His death left a big hole in his wife's heart.
"If he were standing here with us, right now, of course I'd say, 'We all love you, very much,' but I'd also say, 'Baby, you're the greatest," said Lola Mayabb while fighting back tears.
The pain is still real, and the recent arrest of the woman behind the wheel only digs up those memories even more for Mayabb.
"All of those emotions kind of take over again."
Victoria Grass was indicted earlier this month and arrested last week, more than two years after police say she hit the track owner.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the case was presented to a grand jury last year but they did not return an indictment. So prosecutors had to wait until a new grand jury was seated, this year, to represent the case. Grass was indicted on 2nd degree manslaughter.
"Being without Wince has not been easy," said Mayabb who added this arrest comes at a time when she and others are preparing to honor her late husband with one of his favorite hobbies: racing.
"He's raced for years," she recalled, "years before I even met him."
Mayabb says last year's memorial race for her husband was tough and a little bittersweet after seeing the outpouring of support. She went on to say she's not sure if she will attend this weekend, but either way the track and the sport was her husband's dream come true and she'll never forget that.
"Wince had a vision that most people couldn't begin to understand."
Mayabb said this year's race looks to be a big show, but even more it keeps the memory alive of her husband, who reached the finish line before anyone was ready to say goodbye.
The race will take place on the 22nd after being cancelled earlier this month.