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http://www.socalsportbikes.com/xmb/viewthread.php?tid=16520

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8/7/2004
San Diego Policeman Dies In Crash During Track Ride Day At California Speedway

Copyright 2004, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

John Barr, a 35-year-old policeman from San Diego, died Saturday afternoon after crashing during a track ride day at California Speedway in Fontana, California.

Barr was involved in a single-bike accident between turns 8 and 9 on the short infield course at California Speedway, which is a low-speed section of track, and didn't hit anything but apparently highsided and landed on his chest. Barr was riding in a session for Group 2, a mid-skill-level riding group for experienced riders.

"Fastrack offers its condolences to the family, and to his friends," said Fastrack's Larry Pointer, who was still visibly shaken Saturday evening. "This is the first fatality at a FastrackRiders event, since the beginning of Fastrack, over 10 years. I'm not sure what else to say, we're still a little shell-shocked."

Roadracingworld.com offers its condolences to John Barr's family and friends, and wishes him Godspeed.
 

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The track is 100 times safer than the street, but deaths still do happen there, I wonder if they had a medical crew standing by, most tracks I go to have crews, but some don't. It always sad to see someone responsible enough to take his speed to the track and die doing it. But I think he probably loved riding, so he died doing what he loved.

RIP

Edit: After reading the other forums, there was indeed medical personell at the track.
 

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RIP, sad story.
 

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firefighter81 said:
But I think he probably loved riding, so he died doing what he loved doing.
+1 to this. Death is never a good thing and yes, it seems to be happening alot lately. I don't want to die anytime soon, but If I die on a bike, I hope my family knows (even though I am sure it won't change anything for them :( ) that I died living the life that I loved.

Condolences to his family and friends. My prayers to all of them.
 

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Man, how depressing.. :( RIP!! Godspeed!
 

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R.I.P. Bro.......
 

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man that really sucks. We had one die at gratten raceway about a month ago. the track is definately safer to ride hard but it can still be dangerous
 

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R.i.p. :(
 
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