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Aug 7, 2004

San Diego Policeman Dies In Crash During Track Ride Day At California Speedway

Copyright 2004, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>John Barr, a 35-year-old policeman from San Diego, died Saturday afternoon after crashing during a track ride day at California Speedway in Fontana, California.<BR><BR>Barr was involved in a single-bike accident between turns 8 and 9 on the short infield course at California Speedway, which is a low-speed section of track, and didn't hit anything but apparently highsided and landed on his chest. Barr was riding in a session for Group 2, a mid-skill-level riding group for experienced riders.<BR><BR>"Fastrack offers its condolences to the family, and to his friends," said Fastrack's Larry Pointer, who was still visibly shaken Saturday evening. "This is the first fatality at a FastrackRiders event, since the beginning of Fastrack, over 10 years. I'm not sure what else to say, we're still a little shell-shocked."<BR><BR>Roadracingworld.com offers its condolences to John Barr's family and friends, and wishes him Godspeed.<BR> <BR>