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Apr 5, 2002

Racer Ricky Lundgren Dead After Crash In Fontana Superstock Qualifying Crash

California Speedway issued the following statement:<BR><BR>Fontana, Calif., (April 5th, 2002) --- Ricky Lundgren, 40, of La Mesa, Calif., was pronounced dead at Loma Linda University Medical Center this evening following an on-track incident during qualifying for the AMA Superstock race at California Speedway.<BR><BR>According to California Speedway Medical Director Dr. Jeff Grange, Lundgren suffered blunt trauma to the head and chest region.<BR><BR>The accident occurred in the area of turn four on the speedway's 21-turn, 2.3-mile road course. He was airlifted from California Speedway to Loma Linda University Medical Center and pronounced dead at 6:25 p.m.<BR><BR><BR><BR>Additional information from reporters:<BR><BR>Lundgren was riding his Suzuki GSX-R750 in a qualifying session for the AMA Superstock race when the crash occurred. A financial trader by profession, Lundgren was a hobbyist racer and had finished sixth in the AMA Pro Thunder race at Daytona March 10, riding a Ducati 748 sponsored by Yahoo Sports.<BR><BR>