A fellow racer dies a sad day.
Posted February 18, 2001 - 04:25 PM
I have never agreed with Earnharts driving tactics, but have always thought he was one of the greatest to tighten a five point harness and respected him for that.
This moron is saying that although he doesn't wish death on anyone, Dales death is no big deal. I have spent my life in martial arts, so I do not have to fight, but I'd break this guys nose in an instant if given the chance. What cold hearted SOB.
We all participate in a sport that is very dangerous and may think about "what if", but we ride.
I also know that to leave my wife and two sons would be terrible, not for me, for them. I have comfort in knowing my family would know that I take the risk, not for the risk, but thrill of speed and competition.
Sorry, but I have never seen this type of behavior on this board.
ThumperTalk People are truely the best.
God Speed to Dale and God bless his family.
86TT225, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA.
Posted February 18, 2001 - 05:02 PM
01 Yamaha Raptor
99 Kawasaki ZRX1100
99 Yamaha Warrior
Posted February 19, 2001 - 05:58 PM
The bartender switches channels and I hear Big D is dead...
**** I have seen alot of people I love perish...
I didn't think Dale meant anything to me, but I felt like the wind got knocked out of me.
I don't know why he was special, but it feels like he was.
God speed brother.
Posted February 20, 2001 - 03:43 AM
I liked him and the way he races. You can never let up when racing to win. It will put a void in NASCAR that will be felt for some time.
Love him or hate him, he was what racing truly is.
[This message has been edited by mike68 (edited 02-20-2001).]
Posted February 22, 2001 - 08:01 PM
What about the guy that goes out to the local moto-x and ceter-punches another rider and doesn't stop until that rider is over the berm and off the track...Without any regard to the rider's health?
What people don't want to talk about is why the wreck occurred...I won't call it an accident because I believe Earnhart went into turn 4 with the intent to block ALL other cars so one of his own cars could win the race. The 3 car was not fast enough to win the race, he knew that, there were other cars (like the 40) that were faster and could have won the race. But, these drivers decided to follow the rules of racing, respected the 3's position and did not use the 3 car as a berm (as Earnhart did unto others MANY times) and slam him into the wall.
To me, Earnhart was a greatly skilled driver and an example of what racing is NOT about. I am sorry for his death and I wish his family the best. I hope we can all learn a lesson from Dale's life and death and we can all try to make the world a better place to live and race in.
God speed, #3.
Posted February 22, 2001 - 09:34 PM
Posted February 23, 2001 - 03:59 AM
He must have beat your fovorite driver alot. Either that you are a Gordon fan.
Posted February 23, 2001 - 05:29 AM
I'm not condoning fighting, but I hate the block pass . Whatever happened to giving racing room and seeing who is faster?
86TT225, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. De-octopussed. Works frame guards and Thumper Rad Guards. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank, IMS seat and number plate. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA, Happy Ramblers MXC.
Posted February 23, 2001 - 08:05 PM
Anyway, I think Dale Earnhart had many good qualities that we can learn from. He was a "RACER" of the highest order and that cannot be denied. I just hope that history doesn't forget the nature of the man as well least we fail to learn a valuable lesson of what not to do as a racer.