Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Motorcycle Racer Killed At Evergreen Speedway
One day after we enjoyed figure8 racing and a demolition derby at Evergreen State Fair, a tragedy took place when a speeding motorcycle lost control and hit a school bus during a two bike drag race. Ed Ritter, 41, the rider died in the crash. The Seattle Times reports that it was the first fatality at the track in 10 years. The school bus along with a number of other school buses of various sizes was used in a hilarious figure 8 race the previous evening. There had been some breathtaking near misses, but don't remember any buses crashing. Another rather dangerous figure 8 race involved cars pulling an empty boat without a trailer, many cars did hit boat as figure 8 involves an intersection where speeding vehicles cross.