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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 01:49 PM
San Felipe 250 tragedy


What will the repercussions be????
Feel for the driver
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-califor...




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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 02:35 PM


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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 02:55 PM


This has happened before where the race drivers involved were taken away and flown back to the U.S. I don't remember if any were charged or convicted of a crime. It is a race accident and they should have stayed put and waited for the police and SCORE officials got there.
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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 03:05 PM


One of the reasons that I finally hung up my helmet.
Seeing those little kids "play macho" and saunter across in front of our truck, seeing the idiots hanging from scrub over a turn reaching for the side panels. It was sickening.
And then our team had a fatal accident very close to this one in a long ago SF 250 (I was supposed to be in the nav seat, he was killed in my place)
Hard to talk about it.
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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 03:10 PM


Wow, that is a bummer with a lot of mixed feelings.
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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 03:15 PM


I have list of banned businesses. I now add score, terrible herbst and monster energy, firms that aid and abet hit and runs and homocide,... so sad to see score allow racers to flee instead of manning up to life.

Never buy gasoline from a terrible herbst station!




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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 03:18 PM


I think they sold all of their gas stations.
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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 03:19 PM


Cant murderers be extradited to mexico?
Or perhaps arrest those who aided the flight?
Do contract helos really fly the drivers out pdq to avoid law?




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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 03:36 PM
You have no idea!!


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
Wow, that is a bummer with a lot of mixed feelings.


But, I would never advocate stopping the racing
Just need some better controls
(Hard to imagine folks going out on a race course and then wondering why 2 tons of 100 mph metal might be hazardous to your health)

And yeah, it hurts still, and it was all the way back in 1984.
Our driver got airlifted out quickly by chopper to UCSD hospital,
if he had not been quickly taken there he too would have died.
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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 04:04 PM


The lack of response from the Herbst outfit is cowardly...pity for the driver and team is very misplaced here...the victims were not hanging from a limb trying to grab a panel...





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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 04:25 PM


Quote: Originally posted by motoged  
The lack of response from the Herbst outfit is cowardly...pity for the driver and team is very misplaced here...the victims were not hanging from a limb trying to grab a panel...



no...but they were clearly on the race course! want to really lose your mind, a san diego news station did a piece and they brought in MONSTER MIKE as a BAJA RACING EXPERT!:o
lets just all hope for a safe 500 this year!




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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 07:16 PM


No matter what the promoter or the Mexican officials do you can't fix stupid. Some people just will not use common sense. We have dozens of warning signs posted along the Kern river yet people still go in it and every year a dozen or so drown.
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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 07:35 PM


Ed driving, that explains everything!



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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 08:16 PM


Big tragedy recently on Lake Havasu AZ with the "Lickety Split" boat crash, driver, wife and best buddy died.
Happened right after Desert Storm event, one last run and a rogue wave @ 150 mph.
Same result at high level, multiple people dead. One bunch were rich, the others poor. They all loved racing and speed.






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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 08:20 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Cant murderers be extradited to mexico?
Or perhaps arrest those who aided the flight?
Do contract helos really fly the drivers out pdq to avoid law?
Are you just a stupid or brainless Yes that's it both.:bounce:
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[*] posted on 5-15-2018 at 05:51 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Cant murderers be extradited to mexico?
Or perhaps arrest those who aided the flight?
Do contract helos really fly the drivers out pdq to avoid law?
Are you just a stupid or brainless Yes that's it both.:bounce:


It figures that you would support gringo racers fleeing the scene of accidents where spectators are killed. You are real piece of chit!




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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 06:29 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Cant murderers be extradited to mexico?
Or perhaps arrest those who aided the flight?
Do contract helos really fly the drivers out pdq to avoid law?
Are you just a stupid or brainless Yes that's it both.:bounce:


It figures that you would support gringo racers fleeing the scene of accidents where spectators are killed. You are real piece of chit!
Listen up chit head tourist this is Mexico. The drivers where correct to leave seen with no police present. Since your just a old useless turd with zero knowledge of Mexico. Your brainless nature N-zi brain just needs cleaning . Don't like Mexico stay in your chit hole, MAKE AMERICA GREAT THROW OUT MT666 TRASH OHH and Mexico also.:bounce:
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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 07:16 AM


Getting out of there is exactly what I would do. I've seen what Mexico law looks like. There is no "fleeing the scene" addition to what could, but probably wasn't a crime in this case. However, once the Mexican officials get a hold of you, they'll soak you for whatever brides they can get away with. They would confiscate the truck, the tools, the person and whatever else they can get, sell, or hold for money/ransom. That's just how it is. The guys that were killed were on the race course, where they shouldn't be. But that doesn't matter if you're a US citizen involved in an accident in Mexico, you are always at fault. Always flee and let your insurance company negotiate in your behalf. It's not the US, it's not how it should be, but it is, get over it.
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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 07:25 AM
Sad but true


Quote: Originally posted by Timinator  
Getting out of there is exactly what I would do. I've seen what Mexico law looks like. There is no "fleeing the scene" addition to what could, but probably wasn't a crime in this case. However, once the Mexican officials get a hold of you, they'll soak you for whatever brides they can get away with. They would confiscate the truck, the tools, the person and whatever else they can get, sell, or hold for money/ransom. That's just how it is. The guys that were killed were on the race course, where they shouldn't be. But that doesn't matter if you're a US citizen involved in an accident in Mexico, you are always at fault. Always flee and let your insurance company negotiate in your behalf. It's not the US, it's not how it should be, but it is, get over it.


"Justice" on the spot would have been ugly
Bad deal all around,
but they did what I would have done in a similar situation
Had the victims been injured, I would have stayed
When they were obviously deceased it served no purpose to stay and subject yourself to further abuse.
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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 07:49 AM


Wow. True colors. Unbeeffinglievable.
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