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Old 05-23-2009, 07:46 AM   #1
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Barber Confirms Fatal Motorcycle Crash
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Friday, May 22, 2009
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Birmingham, Ala. (May 20, 2009) - An official representing the Barber Motorsports Park confirmed today that an incident occurred on track during a private motorcycle event resulting in the death of two individuals.

The two fatalities were a motorcycle rider and an on-track worker; neither of which were employees of Barber Motorsports Park as has previously been reported.

Out of respect for the families and privacy regulations, no additional information can be provided at this time.

May they rest in peace.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:25 AM   #2
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That sucks. Shyt can happen at any time to anyone, so smoke em if you got em. Godspeed.
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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That sucks. Shyt can happen at any time to anyone, so smoke em if you got em. Godspeed.
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:37 PM   #4
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Here's the NBC-13 article on it:

Freak accident causes two deaths at Barber Motorsports Park | NBC13.com
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:58 PM   #5
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That effin' sucks! I think many people think that riding on a track is less dangerous, because there isn't any traffic to dodge and all traffic is going the same direction.
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:33 PM   #6
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That effin' sucks! I think many people think that riding on a track is less dangerous, because there isn't any traffic to dodge and all traffic is going the same direction.
Didnt we argue about this before,..which was more dangerous? Or was it which one took more skill?
Oh well anyhow best wishes to the familys invovled!
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:51 PM   #7
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It's all about the rider and skill level. I'm NOT, in any way disrespecting the family or friends...AT all, I know what you are going thru, BUT, sometimes, riders over ride their skill level, which happens on the track. Even tho there is no "traffic", there are other bikes, people, etc. Not that this person was a bad rider (probably really good), but sometimes people get over confident and over ride their skill. This is tragic, I know, but just because it's "on the track" doesn't make it safer.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:54 PM   #8
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There was almost an incident at the local 5/8th track tonight in the pits. SOP's are important. You've got to have them in place and enforce them.

Workers go out on the track without notifying track control?

Heart felt sympathies to the families. Now use this incident to tighten up and prevent this from happening again.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:24 AM   #9
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It's all about the rider and skill level. I'm NOT, in any way disrespecting the family or friends...AT all, I know what you are going thru, BUT, sometimes, riders over ride their skill level, which happens on the track. Even tho there is no "traffic", there are other bikes, people, etc. Not that this person was a bad rider (probably really good), but sometimes people get over confident and over ride their skill. This is tragic, I know, but just because it's "on the track" doesn't make it safer.
Their was no such thing as a Trackday when I started. You simply enrolled in a class to get your license and then you went racing. It took me a year or three to "mature out" as a rider as I like to call it.
Where I didnt ride above my comfort level. I think thats one of the lessons you must learn as a rider/racer is to beable to control your emotions in the heat of battle. The right decision is demanded in milli seconds on the track, the wrong decision can have major consequences.
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