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Maxton 200mph Record Holder, Dave Owen Passes

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    Maxton 200mph Record Holder, Dave Owen Passes


    I don't know if any of you here knew him or not but if you did here is a little info.
    Dave Owen was involved in a fatal accident today while competing at the ECTA-Maxton September event. The accident occurred just after 11:00 am in the shutdown area after finishing a 215.9mph pass. The cause of the accident is still under investigation and no details are available at this time. Dave was a veteran land speed racer and had been competing at Maxton since April of 2004. In the ensuing four years he set numerous land speed records and at one point held the title of building, tuning and owning the world’s fastest naturally aspirated, open-wheel motorcycle at over 222 mph. Dave was also a member of Maxton’s exclusive 200mph club.

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    Re: Maxton 200mph Record Holder, Dave Owen Passes

    :rip:

    My friend Don was down there. hopefully setting records. i'm gonna call him not and get the details on this crash...

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    Re: Maxton 200mph Record Holder, Dave Owen Passes

    i got the detals...


    I'll pst thm when im no drunk

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    Re: Maxton 200mph Record Holder, Dave Owen Passes

    I heared this on one of my Busa boards. Dave Owen used to tune in the Taunton area. Very well respected man in the sportbike world and boards. I had spoke to him on the fone a couple of times last yr to set up a dyno appt.. He ended up moving to N.C. pretty sure he went to work for Lee's

    Sux, he was a good man... RIP DaveO

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    Re: Maxton 200mph Record Holder, Dave Owen Passes

    Here are the funeral arrangements:

    O'Keefe-Wade Funeral Home
    70 Washington Street
    Taunton, MA

    Calling hours will be Sunday, October 5, 2008 from 4pm – 8pm at the funeral home.
    A burial service will be held on Monday October 6, 2008 at the funeral home. Time to be determined and will be posted once known.
    Following the service his ashes will be buried at the family plot and then there will be a lunch held at the church hall.

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    Re: Maxton 200mph Record Holder, Dave Owen Passes

    Dave Built my turbo busa, and we became very close friends. He let me work with him in his garage, and it was an honor.

    One of the best tuners on the planet, and one of the fastest.

    He will be very missed by many many people.

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    Re: Maxton 200mph Record Holder, Dave Owen Passes

    Ok, here's what I was told... My buddy Don drove Dave's truck back to his house after the accident.


    Apparently Dave never came out of his tuck position after the finish line. Either something happened to him while on the bike, or he didn't see the finish line and stayed in it...

    In either case, he will be sorely missed. I had the opportunity to meet him last year. Farewell to a great tuner and great guy.

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    Re: Maxton 200mph Record Holder, Dave Owen Passes

    RIP, terrible to lose such a great person

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