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aeronca65t
04-11-2006, 12:23 PM
Dan Lawson, the fellow who runs the Factory Five Cobra Challenge for NASA has died in a race at Buttonwood Raceway.


http://www.ffrchallenge.com/news-reports/2006/danlawson.html

Bugeye58
04-11-2006, 04:34 PM
What can I say? Dan was a great guy, and will be missed.
It takes a little piece of our heart every time something like this happens. I guess all of us that race realize that when you strap in there are no guarantees, but that doesn't make it any easier to swallow.
Godspeed, Dan.
Jeff

Basil
04-11-2006, 09:38 PM
Oh my, how sad! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

DrEntropy
04-14-2006, 07:14 AM
It stinks. I didn't know this guy, but it STILL makes me heart-sick. Knowing firsthand how something like this affects family and friends is really an unnerving trauma.

WhatsThatNoise
04-15-2006, 01:39 AM
Friends ask....."Aren't you afraid of dieing".

I say yea.......At the beginning of the race.

How do you convince them you are sane, while admitting that your passion can take your life.

Checking out in a race car sure beats being found dead during morning rounds in some nursing home.

Although this is probably little consolation to his family.

My sympathy to them....