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Offline Chris

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Two Racers Lost at Santa Rosa Flat Track Event
« on: October 01, 2016, 04:03:59 am »
Sad news indeed from the flat track world where two of its future stars were lost at the Santa Rosa Pro Flat track race.  I love motorcycle sports in virtually all their forms and have for decades but as time goes on I really, really hate this aspect of our sport.  And this time the loss of a racer is made even more tragic by the fact that those we lost were just kids really, just getting started with their lives and everything still in front of them.  As a parent myself my heart and deepest sympathy goes out to the families involved.



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AMA Pro Racing mourns the loss of Charlotte Kainz and Kyle McGrane

Rennie Scaysbrook | September 27, 2016

Charlotte Kainz (right) and Kyle McGrane.
The below is a release from AMA Pro Racing
 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2016) – AMA Pro Racing is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of professional flat track riders Charlotte Kainz and Kyle McGrane, and extends heartfelt condolences to their families.
Kainz and McGrane were involved in separate racing incidents during last weekend’s AMA Pro Flat Track race in Santa Rosa, California. Emergency responders were on the scene within seconds of each incident and the riders were transported to Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa, where they succumbed to their injuries.
“The flat track community is tight knit, and today we are all mourning,” said Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. “Charlotte and Kyle were talented competitors with bright futures. Our deepest condolences go out to their families and friends in this time of need.”

Kainz in action at the Santa Rosa event at the weekend.

Charlotte Kainz, 20, from West Allis, Wisconsin, earned her professional license in Pro Flat Track in the GNC2 class during the 2015 season. The beloved rider won her first GNC2 Semi this year at the Black Hills Half-Mile and brought smiles to the faces of everyone she met in the paddock.

McGrane was earmarked as a real star of the future at just 17 years old.

Kyle McGrane, 17, joined the Pro Flat Track ranks in the GNC2 class last year and showed promise both on and off the track. McGrane was born in Gap, Pennsylvania, but had a growing fanbase nationwide with Main event appearances and a Heat race win at the 2016 Law Tigers Arizona Mile.


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Re: Two Racers Lost at Santa Rosa Flat Track Event
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 05:57:19 am »
 :(  Condolences to the family.

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Re: Two Racers Lost at Santa Rosa Flat Track Event
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2016, 09:31:41 am »
Sad news indeed.
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Re: Two Racers Lost at Santa Rosa Flat Track Event
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2016, 04:29:14 pm »
Lots of talk about track conditions being horrible and AMA Pro pushing on...despite rider complaints. Local papers are asking for investigation into it...