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I don't know if anyone is a Flat Track fan, however, last night we lost a very special rider---Will Davis. He was killed in Sedalia, Missouri--a 1/2 mile track. Several riders went down and Will lost his life.

Flat Track will definitely miss him, as he was one of the best!!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very upsetting time. Godspeed, Will---you will be dearly missed!
 

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Sorry to hear this. My sympathies go out to his family.:(
 

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i'm a bit of a flat-track fan. that's too bad about will. he was one of the top riders.
 
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NO WAY!!!

:( I can't believe it, he was my favorite flat tracker? Does anyone know of anywhere to get more info on the situation.
Thanx,
Chris
 

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Very sad news............

:(
Anne, Thanks for the post. I am a big fan of Will's and am completely floored by the news of his passing.
I saw Andy Tresser go down in Rapid City a few years ago.
We have been losing to many great riders.
Here is another NEWS RELEASE on Will's passing.
 

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There are alot of posts on the message board at www.flattrack.com

I got a call late last night with the news. Its been a touch couple years for dirt track!

Ought to be a sad Springfield mile next weekend
 
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Read this yesterday on the flattrack page. Couldn't believe it. Will was a true professional in every respect of his life. A family man, a gentleman and one of a handful of people that could win a Grand National event on any given day. He gave much of his time to others.

The last couple of years has not been good for the flattrack community as we have lost many of our young warriors. God must be putting one heck of a main event together up there.

Godspeed Will.
 
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I'm still shocked over the news. Dirt track has always been a brutally violent sport, but Will Davis would've been the last rider I expected to see go down. He was always bullet fast, but an incredibly safe and clean racer. The guy never crashed and was always smooth and intelligent on the track. Did I say that he was fast? Probably the best groove-track half-mile racer in the history of the sport, just a master at those clay stock car half-miles. Off the track, he was as nice as they come, a true gentleman and the best possible ambassador for motorcycle racing. The dirt track community can't afford to lose Will Davis. He was a true class act, and my heart goes out to his wife Rhonda and son, Cole.

Dirt track has suffered many losses in recent years, and it seems to be the nature of the sport that I love. It is and always has been too dangerous. The speeds are frightenly high, and unlike road racing, there are no run-off areas or escape lanes. The racing is always tight and fast, and there is precious little room for error. Those 320-pound XR750s become lethal weapons at 100 mph.

Ol 89er is right, there must be a heckuva main event lineup in the sky. I can see all the great deceased ones now, sliding sideways on a beautifully-groomed cushion half-mile...Will Davis, Davey Camlin, Ricky Graham, Rodney Farris, Andy Tresser, Ted Boody, Willie Crabbe, Toby Jorgensen, Darrel Davis, Jay Ridgeway, Steve Rasmussen, Randy Turbett, Joel Green, Kenny Pressgrove, Mike Escue, Mike Matthews, Steve Dallefield and so on.
 

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Bob, Don't forget about another rider that died this year, Danny Hart.
 

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I just had a conversation with a mutaul friend of Joe Kopp. I'm being told Joe has a broken right wrist and pinkie finger, as well as a broken left thumb.

Godspeed Will!
 

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Very sad indeed. If anyone caught the AMA roadrace from Pike Peak, CO, Nicky Hayden dedicated his win to WIll and did a backward victory lap in his memory.

A great loss to racing.
 

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Just recieved this;

Chuck Vincent sent this out to his e-mail list which I subscribe to.

It is with a heavy heart that I have to say this again. On Saturday
we lost a great asset to our sport when Will Davis was involved in a
multi-bike accident.

AMA Press Release: http://www.dirttrackonline.net/headline.php3?hid=476

A Will Davis fund is set up at: Moroney's HD 833 Union Ave New
Windsor, NY 12553. C/O Will Davis

<Taken from the Goldsboro Newspaper>
William A. Davis, 36, of 108 Hyacinth Road, died Saturday in Missouri.

A native of Wayne County, he is the son of Hubert Avery Davis and
Margaret Joyce Davis of Goldsboro. Mr. Davis was a professional flat
track motorcyclist with Moroney's Harley Davidson Racing Team in
Newburg, N.Y.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Baptist
Church with the Rev. Jack Sauls officiating. Burial will follow in
Wayne Memorial Park.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Rhonda Kittrell
Davis; a son, Cole Avery Davis of the home; a brother, Frank Davis and
his wife, Bonnie, of Goldsboro; a sister-in-law, Cindy White, and
husband, Mike, of Lexington, S.C.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law,
Jerry and Ann Kittrell of Goldsboro; his paternal grandfather, Hubert
Avery Davis Sr. of Seven Springs; and his nieces, Emilee White and
Alyssa White of Lexington, S.C.

He was preceded death by his grandparents, Lois Spence Davis, Clarence
Frank Grant and Julia Walker Grant.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m. at Seymour
Funeral Home, and at other times at the residence.

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Joe Kopp Injury Report
08/27/2001

We spoke with Joe Kopp's wife Dee Dee this afternoon, she said that
Joe was resting at home and was sore all over. He has a broken
little finger on one hand and a broken thumb on the other. He also
has a broken right wrist that may need surgery. ...

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Vancouver Results and Photos
08/27/2001

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Carr Wins Sedalia Half Mile
By: Jim Vincent
08/26/2001

Chris Carr scored his sixth victory of the year in the crash
delayed final at the State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, MO. Finishing
second was Rich King with Bryan Bigelow third, Mike Hacker fourth
and Jay Springsteen fifth. The accident happened on ...

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