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Old 06-02-2005, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Carrera GT Crash at Fontana - 6/2/05

This is my first post on this board and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I just read on the Pelican forum that there was a CGT driver & passenger that were fatally injured today at California Speedway. Apparently, this was during a Ferrari Owners Club event and this driver was doing parade laps. (Note: After this post was written, I later read that this accident was probably done during an actual run group and not a parade lap)

It saddens me to hear this news, especially in a non-competitive environment. I'm not sure of the complete facts, so I won't speculate as to what happened. However, one of the witnesses believes the car was going about 150 mph when the accident occurred. It's indeed a sad day for all car enthusiasts, especially for Porsche owners since we tend to be a tight community.

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Old 06-02-2005, 08:57 PM   #2
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I hope it was not Ben.... very sad...
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:02 PM   #3
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A couple of the other boards are reporting it was Ben. If this is true it is a huge loss. Ben was a friend to a lot of us on the board and anyone who had the privilage to meet him knows he truly was one of the nicest guys around. I pray that there is some mistake and that Ben was not involved.
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:10 PM   #4
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I am also praying that the passenger was not his wife and there is a newborn child out there w/o parents. This is bringing tears to my eyes....
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:20 PM   #5
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i felt sick reading about it at the pelican parts site. i've seen ben and his cgt at carlsbad and cyrstal cove meets. he has a lot of friends here and will be missed...it's a real shame.
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:27 PM   #6
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Tragic, sickening and so so sad.

May he Rest in Peace.

His family, how awful for them to have to deal with this situation.
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:38 PM   #7
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My prayers go out to his family. It is indeed a sad day for all who knew him personally and through interactions on this and other forums.
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please don't post pics of the crash...Ben would not have wanted that....
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:45 PM   #9
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Wow. That's terrible.
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:56 PM   #10
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I'm shocked and saddened by this news. RIP Ben

I feel quite sick after hearing that.
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:05 PM   #11
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Absolutely Horrible News !!!

I don't post much, but I read this forum just about everyday. And though I never met or spoke with Ben, it was obvious from his posts that he was a true enthusiast. He will be sorely missed.

Godspeed Ben

My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
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Although I never knew Ben personally, I enjoyed reading his comments

RIP Ben

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i never met ben but enjoyed chatting with him on various boards and pm's. it's a terrible loss. my condolences...
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I feel sick, i've never met Ben either but have read several of his post's...I just can't handle this kind of ****...I don't know what to say, Ben RIP.
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i never met Ben, but felt I knew him a little through his posts. I would often read his commentary on the CGT, before and after he purchased his. I remember him questioning the whole purchase, almost pulling his depost back and ultimately going for it. I hope this is not true, as it will truly be a sad, sad event.
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