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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-13-2000, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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this past sunday a pro-level racer w/the mra died.. on the last lap of the last race of the season.

don e. bruner #166... 29yrs old.. racing on a zx6r. i wasnt there but people have told me that there are about 150ft of skid marks leading up to a corner called the dragon slide.. a sharp right hander at the bottom of a long down hill straight.. he went straight off the track w/out even trying to turn.. equipment failure is to blame at this time... flight for life picked him up & flew him to denver where he either died there or on the way.. details are sketchy right now as ive been told by 2 different sources both close to him.. neither of who was at the race... for colorado riders/racers here is memorial/funeral info...

Funeral Services:
10:30 AM Friday at the Briarhurst Manor
404 Manitou
Manitou Springs
719-685-1864

In place of flowers please donate to:

Don E. Bruner Memorial Scholarship Fund
Wells Fargo
90 S. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs 80901-0400
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-13-2000, 09:28 AM
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Always sad to hear when someone is lost. Is there any sites to read (local paper, race) information about what happend.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-14-2000, 03:42 AM
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Tragic Speed,watch yourself out there.

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My condolences to his family and friends. Quite sad. I hope his death wasn't in vain and the race track will make necessary changes.

Chris....

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-14-2000, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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thanx for the words..

if any additional info is available it will be at...
www.mra-racing.org

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Sorry to hear of the loss of another rider. Condolences to his family and friends.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-18-2000, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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although i didnt make it to his funeral i heard there were over 400 in attendance.

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