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Old 05-22-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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2 Fatalities at Barber Motorsports Park

Just read this on the WERA forum.

http://www.jaxsb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3350

http://www.myfoxal.com/dpp/news/loca...ber_race_track

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A motorcycle racer and an employee of Barber MotorSports park were killed Friday morning in a crash on the race track.

According to Birmingham Police, several riders were running a test for a motorcycle race when one of the riders hit an employee on the track.

The employee had reportedly went onto the track to remove a dead bird from the track when he was hit.

Both the employee and the rider were killed.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:39 PM   #2
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And this is why we don't walk on a hot track. . RIP.
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And this is why we don't walk on a hot track. . RIP.
Sometimes you have little choice but to get on the hot track. Pit road is a hot track, as a matter of fact. You might be surprised how many people are oblivious to it.

This is always a concern of mine when working at the track, and, oddly, to a lesser degree, when riding at the track. While working at the track, myself and others stand right on the apron or sometimes right in the impact zone while retreiving bikes and riders that have gone down. Once in a while I'll think, "What if...?"

I've seen some close calls over the years, but cannot remember fatailty. One of our guys was struck by a wayward bike at the first race of the year, as you may recall, but both rider and worker were largely uninjured.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:42 PM   #4
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Wow, RIP to both of them.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
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, that is sad news! RIP to them both.
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Sometimes you have little choice but to get on the hot track. Pit road is a hot track, as a matter of fact. You might be surprised how many people are oblivious to it.

This is always a concern of mine when working at the track, and, oddly, to a lesser degree, when riding at the track. While working at the track, myself and others stand right on the apron or sometimes right in the impact zone while retreiving bikes and riders that have gone down. Once in a while I'll think, "What if...?"

I've seen some close calls over the years, but cannot remember fatailty. One of our guys was struck by a wayward bike at the first race of the year, as you may recall, but both rider and worker were largely uninjured.
I do have to admit, I dont think I have ever worried about someone walking on the track.
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:01 PM   #7
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Such a tragedy.
RIP to them both.
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One guy died doing his job, the other doing what he loves. Sucks to hear.

But it pays to remember how many die each day riding the street. Makes you appreciate riding the track, even when stories like this happen.

That guy did what he thought was right. Who knows, others could have been killed due to a dead bird on the track. Personally, I don't think the guy had any other choice, unless he was in a position to flag the corner as dangerous or radio it in to the officials. Either way.........RIP to both.
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Sometimes you have little choice but to get on the hot track. Pit road is a hot track, as a matter of fact. You might be surprised how many people are oblivious to it.

This is always a concern of mine when working at the track, and, oddly, to a lesser degree, when riding at the track. While working at the track, myself and others stand right on the apron or sometimes right in the impact zone while retreiving bikes and riders that have gone down. Once in a while I'll think, "What if...?"

I've seen some close calls over the years, but cannot remember fatailty. One of our guys was struck by a wayward bike at the first race of the year, as you may recall, but both rider and worker were largely uninjured.


That is so true. I was working turn 6 at Hallett last race and you have to cross the track to get to the downed rider. Let me tell ya, crossing that track with riders coming at you at about 100mph is well.....scary. Rip to both.
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That's no good. Very sorry to hear


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i can see the employee getting killed from the impact but what kind of injury killed the rider is confusing me. very Tragic accident indeed. RIP to both.
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I saw that they thought he went to remove a knee puck off the track...

Sucks to hear. RIP
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dam i hate to hear this.. tragic

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Sad but ptops to track worker for doing his job. I recall turtles at MSR-H a few weeks ago. Wonder what would have happened if we hit that.
ya and i had to stop to pick them off the track! what woulda happend if u hit me
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Did it say somewhere the rider was female?
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This is sad, truly sad
I am very clear that everyone riding the track on my days belongs to ME... their safety IS MY job.
I explain to my CW's that they only do what they feel safe doing, I want no one feeling unsafe... but it happens. sometimes we have to get in an impact zone to ensure the safety of others.
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:39 PM   #20
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Holy , very tragic.
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