In the wake of my remembrances towards BLACK SUNDAY; that ultra dark F1 weekend at
– I was totally unawares of the double tragedies that struck the Motorsports community... Imola, Italy
As this past weekend saw two competitors meet the Grim Reaper in what were both described as Freak accidents – as I learned of both unfortunate deaths via Speed Freaks late Sunday evening.
Even more surprising was the news of the tragedy happening at the Olympus Rally in my backyard, where 31yr old Rally America driver Mathew Marker perished upon going off course and striking a tree, whilst somewhere in the Baja Desert 27yr old Jeff "Ox" Kargola was killed when crashing his motorcycle during the Desert Assassin’s Rip to the Tip Rally Raid, being pronounced dead in a Mexican hospital.
Not to mention the earlier death of 56yr old rookie boat driver Devin Mason of Tacoma, WA – who perished after being involved in a crash during an APBA Hydroplane race on Lake Lawrence in Yelm, Washington...