PERRIS, Calif. – Retired racer Steve Howard passed away in his sleep on Monday night in California. After his racing career ended, Howard remained active in the sport working with his late father Glenn at So. Cal Performance. In addition to supplying racers with parts, competitors always looked to the longtime driver for helps on setups as well. Howard was also a noted authority on the history sprint car racing in Southern California and his vast knowledge was considered second to none.