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Jun 23, 2001

Funeral Set Monday For WSMC Racer Paul Wright

Funeral services for WSMC racer Paul Wright, 31, will be held Monday, June 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. View Cemetery in San Bernardino, California, at the corner of Waterman & Highland.<BR><BR>Wright died on Sunday, June 17 when he crashed after taking the lead in the 600cc Superstock race during a WSMC race weekend at Willow Springs International Raceway. Wright fell immediately in front of Sam Carnibucci, who could not avoid him, and was run over.<BR><BR>Wright's family issued the following statement through WSMC:<BR><BR>In response to the e-mail as to are fellow riders welcome to attend the funeral? The answer is absolutely. Paul started racing at Willow Springs 13 years ago, and has made many friends during that time. The family, as well as Paul, would want his racing buddies to be a part of this. And we extend to all of you the invitation to be part of our family through this very tough time. There will be a visitation on Sunday, June 24 between 4:00-8:00 p.m., at Mt. View Cemetery, 570 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA (on the corner of Waterman and Highland Ave.)"<BR><BR>Wright won the GTO race on Saturday, June 16 at Willow Springs.