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Man that's horrible. I don't understand why they run the tracks so close to the spectators. Or for that matter why they let the spectators so close near a jump......
It like when you see those shows on spike or tru tv the scariest moments or whatever....crowds always gettin messed up....back up!
 

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Have you guys ever watched the Baja Races. Can't believe how close those spectators are to the track. There has to be some injuries there as well. This may bring up a lot of safety concerns now for all OHV. Maybe even give the Greenies room to grow against OHV.

My condolences to all the families and people effected by the injuries and deaths from this..
 

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This is offroad racing it's been done like this since the 60's and for years rarley people get hurt or die. This is what makes this sport great is beeing able to go out in the desert and watch these guys run and its a blast. If your aware of your suroundings like you should be anywhere you go this type of thing would not happen. It's not the promoters fault or the race truck driver's fault it's people that dont use there coman sense. With that said this truley is a sad day in the dirt world that we all love so much.
 

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This is offroad racing it's been done like this since the 60's and for years rarley people get hurt or die. This is what makes this sport great is beeing able to go out in the desert and watch these guys run and its a blast. If your aware of your suroundings like you should be anywhere you go this type of thing would not happen. It's not the promoters fault or the race truck driver's fault it's people that dont use there common sense. With that said this truley is a sad day in the dirt world that we all love so much.
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This is offroad racing it's been done like this since the 60's and for years rarley people get hurt or die. This is what makes this sport great is beeing able to go out in the desert and watch these guys run and its a blast. If your aware of your suroundings like you should be anywhere you go this type of thing would not happen. It's not the promoters fault or the race truck driver's fault it's people that dont use there common sense. With that said this truley is a sad day in the dirt world that we all love so much.
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Have you always been a jerk SSJEFF?
 

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This is offroad racing it's been done like this since the 60's and for years rarley people get hurt or die. This is what makes this sport great is beeing able to go out in the desert and watch these guys run and its a blast. If your aware of your suroundings like you should be anywhere you go this type of thing would not happen. It's not the promoters fault or the race truck driver's fault it's people that dont use there common sense. With that said this truley is a sad day in the dirt world that we all love so much.
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Have you always been a jerk SSJEFF?
I wasn't trying to come across as a jerk. I agree with what you were saying. I was looking for an applauding smiley but could could not find it. We use that on quadzone to agree and I know it can be mistaken sometimes. No offense intended.

On a side note, I have been called worse than a jerk and I would agree it comes naturally.
 

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Have you guys ever watched the Baja Races. Can't believe how close those spectators are to the track. There has to be some injuries there as well. This may bring up a lot of safety concerns now for all OHV. Maybe even give the Greenies room to grow against OHV.

My condolences to all the families and people effected by the injuries and deaths from this..
close to the track????? man their in the middle sometimes
 

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I have been to alot of SCORE and HDRA races when I was yonger and been at alot of races where people have been killed.It realy sucks, There is no one out there to stop spectators from getting to close to the action.Alot of time people dont know chit about desert racing and will stand in very dangerous spots.I hate to hear about stuff like this,I hate that they blamed the driver and a angry mob chased him away.I'm sure he already feels horrible.
 

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I hate to hear about stuff like this,I hate that they blamed the driver and a angry mob chased him away.I'm sure he already feels horrible.
friends of the driver who were with him directly after the accident said he did not flee because of an angry mob. But decdided to leave based on those friends recommendations that it isnt good for them to be standing around seeing what was happening and for the possibility of someone getting angry and coming after them.....the news is the ones reporting the false claims of an angry mob throwing rocks etc.
 

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I really feel for the loss of these lives, I wonder how many of them were just unaware of just what they were getting into, you know the friends and family that were just @ these events because someone said .....
I hope that this doesn't have blow-back for some of the organized events that we attend in the way of higher or unaviable insurance,
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Just got this from the underground utv forum


Dear UTVUnderground Members, Last night at the MDR California 200 desert race in Lucern, CA a horrific and tragic event took place when a 1450 class race truck lost control and crashed into a crowd of off road fans/spectators. ******************* and TKUnderground.com are working with our affiliate sponsor FAST-Aid - Home to raise money to help support those involved in this terrible incident. Please take the time to visit FAST-Aid - Home to make a donation to help. Any ammount can and will help. Lets show the public how strong our off road community really is. If you have any questions feel free to reply to this email or visit http://www.*******************/f10/mdr-off-road-race-accident-4128.html Regards, Joseph "Joey D." [email protected]******************* FAST-Aid Opens Specific Account for MDR California 200 Accident LINK: California 200 - FAST-Aid MESA, AZ – AUGUST 15, 2010: FAST-Aid has opened a donation pool for the families of the casualties and the injured at the MDR California 200 off road race accident. FAST-Aid, similar in nature to the Red Cross, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial, educational and personal assistance to injured racers, support teams and their families as well as ensures the necessary support is in place to complete a thorough recovery and rehabilitation from motor sports racing incidents. To donate specifically to help the California 200 casualties, please note “California 200” on your donation and 100% of the funds received will be applied to assisting their families in this difficult time. Donations are tax-deductible. Donations will be distributed to the families to assist with funeral plans and to the injured for recovery and job loss assistance. President of FAST-Aid Jared Tetzlaff stated, "FAST-Aid has full faith in the California Highway Patrol to do a complete and thorough investigation of this accident. Our role is not to assign blame or liability, but is strictly to do everything we can to be there to assist the casualties and their families in the aftermath of this tragedy. The off-road community is a tight-knit family and the positive response from this group of people has been overwhelming and humbling. We will continue to coordinate all of our resources to help comfort and provide assistance to those involved." About FAST-Aid - FAST-Aid has been helping the off road racing community since April 2009 and has been called to assist in many different circumstances. The board consists of nine racers, crew members, community and industry supporters. FAST-Aid a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of supplying financial and emotional assistance to off-roaders injured at racing events. FAST-Aid - Home News outlets covering this story may contact [email protected] for more information. Fast-Aid is asking all news outlets to get this information out to the public who wish to make donations.
 

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They've been lucky for a long time but it was bound to happen. Lawyers and politicians have a way of driving changes when organizers don't. I've seen the mexican races where they lay down on the track to slow drivers. Probably not much media down there when it hits the fan.
 

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Man that's horrible. I don't understand why they run the tracks so close to the spectators. Or for that matter why they let the spectators so close near a jump......
It like when you see those shows on spike or tru tv the scariest moments or whatever....crowds always gettin messed up....back up!
This course was 50 miles long. How would you intend to control 50 miles of course? If the Law enforcement controlled this 500 ft. everyone would move somewhere else. Someone said on another thread, You can't fix stupid! These people just don't have the common sence to backup and especially in the extremely dusty conditions last evening.
 
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