Discussion in 'Desert Racing' started by Zambo, Nov 23, 2010.
amazing story, thank god the arm did not have to be amputated.
Laying in broken glass and pools of blood for a couple hours trying to keep someone alive in the middle of the desert with no medical supplies says alot about a person. If you don't like the guy because of a bad business deal there are other places for that discussion, Kent and Jeremy are heroes to these peoples families and many others due to this and possibly many other reasons none of us will ever know about.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. As we all give thanks to our family and God please give thanks to our military. Without them we would not have our country. I dont know any of the people involved in this thread but I hope that if I, or anyone else, ever have a serious accident people like Kroeker will be there to come to my aid.
I run the first 20-35 miles of the course on my moto each year, just for fun. The start of the dirt at RM6 to RM15 or so has so many hillcrests and blind corners, with trees, ditches, etc., it does not surprise me to hear of a head-on. The dust from just two V8 prerunners is blinding. I would not be so quick to blame the TT driver unless I was there as a witness. I don't know who it was and I am not defending him. However, in the two days before the race, there are always locals out rolling around on the course, going about their business, oblivious to the prerun. I think that any one of us could get in a wreck with the wrong luck and bad timing.
Props to those that assisted with the medical emergency. What a horrible experience.
As much as I hate advocating more regulation, especially in Baja, I think that the only safe thing in the first 15 miles getting out of Ensenada is to have 4 or 5 escorted low speed runs per day.
It was not brand issue Mark.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family...may you enjoy good food, good times & conversation!! ~MARY KAY
Pretty lame for you to bring up your issues in this thread. Wouldn't you agree?
right before he got nailed by a lizard with a really fast tongue. oh, the irony..
HOO-RAH for the Corp.
Thanks to guys like this the rest of us sleep in safety.
you too MK. you posting here is brightening an otherwise rapidly tarnishing and deteriorating thread. let's move on and go get ready to burn some turkey meat and eat our body weight in fixins and desserts. we can argue about who's what and why next year some time after we wake up from our post holiday meal self induced comas/naps. pass the gravy please.....happy thanksgiving. we know what happened here and it was a good thing the men did.. lets leave it at that please.
UH, what was this thread about again?
I could not agree more, Billy. To my knowledge, this guy was a Baja Rookie. Unfortunately, several people have to pay for his rookie foolishness.
I really wish we could come up with a licensing program for Class 1 and TT.
Kudos to Kent and Jeremy. I am glad to have guys like you in our sport. Thank god you guys were on scene as fast as you were or this could have been much, much worse.
Kent and Jeremy are heroes in my book. 'Nuff said!!
100% right. The stupidity of which some off-roaders and fans display is mind boggling.
If you guys would allow me a minute, I'd appreciate it.
Theres a member of this forum who loosely associates himself with SCORE INTERNATIONAL / SCORE Race Rescue and I'd like to have a chance to clarify a few things.
67Cummins WAS a contract Race EMT [ not a Race MEDIC. Those who have EMS knowledge know thats 2 different levels of training & education with medic being the higher level ]. His services were utilized at 2 races [ not the "several" he has mentioned on other threads ]. After the 2nd race, it was determined that his services would not be needed for future races with SCORE INTERNATIONAL and his contract wasn't renewed. At that time, Paul Fish and company received memos regarding this topic. This took place over a year ago.
67Cummins has a right to his opinion [ right or wrong ] and we respect that but feel enough has not been demonstrated by 67Cummins to disassociate himself from SCORE INTERNATIONAL / SCORE Race Rescue while voicing those opinions.
As you can see from other SCORE Race Rescue members on this forum [ and there are more than a handful on here ] that we try very hard to not draw negative attention to ourselves or SCORE INTERNATIONAL, instead remaining positive and aligning ourselves to work on ways to continually better the safety aspect of this sport.
Presently, 67Cummins has ZERO affiliation with SCORE INTERNATIONAL / SCORE Race Rescue .
On a positive note, we'd like to say Good job to Kent and crew. They could have easily looked the other way and bailed out of a nasty situation but they chose to take the higher road and stay.
Way to go KORE guys. As far as who the tt driver was, one is from a family of seasoned Baja veterans, as is he. I know for a fact that they don't give a damn about anyone down there or here. I was with a team back in the 90's where one of the Baldwins intentionally flipped our truck in San Felipe out of spite. I hope they feel bad for what happened, and should be doing whatever they can for the victim and his family. We are guests in Mexico and should feel grateful to the land owners for letting us "play" on their land. If you watch Pistol Pete's teaser video, you can see just how quick someone can come from nowhere. We are not "Rockstars" when we go down there to race, but some people think that they are "godlike" and can do whatever down there with no consequences. This kind of thinking needs to be squashed.
I'm not sure who was actually driving the truck.
Does Fast Aid cover racers who get their ass kicked by other racers?