Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tragedy Strikes Chihuahua Express

Team California's Best Racing would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends.

Here is the most recent report via Kristen's WTF blog on the terrible event that took place during yesterday.

The copilot of a late model Renault Clio died in a crash on a speed stage today. I can't put words to this. According to the race director, Chaco Medina, excessive speed was the cause. It was a steep downhill section in the mountains this morning, about 25km into the stage, and from what we saw passing by about 45 minutes after the crash, it appeared that they bounced off a rock wall/cliff on the left hand side, crossed over to a dirt turnout on the right and t-boned two spectator cars. No spectators were injured but the copiloto, Carlos Garcia A. of Mexico passed away. Rest in peace.

The car was numbered 67 on the door but listed as 68 on the roster. There were two yellow Clios - this one had "Metro" on it and we do know that the other yellow Clio - a Euro Latino car driven by Juan Jose Stanglemaier was not involved in the crash.

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