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Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

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    Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    The following is a note from my father, who spent many of the past winters with Don Hutchinson when he went south in October. Don passed this week in his home in Crystal River, FL.

    "Don Hutchinson's official title was Race Director, but he served as the heart and soul of the Northeast Motorcycle Roadracing Groups for almost 30 years. Don had teams of great people to actually run the races on the track, but the entire process is infinitely more complicated than one might imagine. Under Don's direction this all seemed to happen like magic. Don personally tracked all of the rider advancement points and championships using a computer program that he developed

    Many of us remember the AAMRR, LRRS, GP Pro days as of some of the best times of our lives. Don and his wife, Annie, got Bridgehampton up and running again, a true race course and great times. I feel that our greatest memories are from the great friendships and social life at the tracks. It would be fitting for us to share those memories now.

    Don often joked about "going belly up in the night". Don was found in his bed where he apparently passed peacefully in his sleep. It was his birthday - he was 83."

    I knew Don for many years and have many fond memories of both he and his wife Annie. He was dedicated to our sport for nearly three decades and helped countless racers flourish in the sport that we all love. We will have a brief commemoration of his life and contributions at the riders meeting on Saturday October 4th, and welcome anyone who would like to share a few thoughts to do so here - we'll offer some of the highlights during that meeting.

    Rest in peace my friend, Annie's been waiting for you for a long time.

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    Re: Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    RIP Don....

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    Re: Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    Truly sorry to hear...

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    RIP Don

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    Re: Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    Nice Guy..sorry to hear. R.I.P

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    Re: Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    Long live The Don.

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    Re: Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    Thank you for the help and many years of dedicated to our sport. Rest in peace. God speed....

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    Re: Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    Lots of good memories road racing all the way back to Bridgehampton, with GP Pro. Don was certainly a key figure to helping New England riders with their Championship Chases and accomplishments. RIP "The Don"

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    Re: Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    RIP Mr Hutchinson

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    Re: Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    RIP DON.

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    Re: Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    Don was a hot shit. RIP. If I had any questions I know I could always go to Don for the answer and some times he would set me straight. LOL

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    Re: Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    I remember getting the email from Don to bump to amateur. RIP.

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    RIP Don

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    Re: Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    RIP Don. Guy worked his ass off for the club.

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    Re: Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    RIP Don - You will be missed.

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    Aw man, we've lost a good one. Godspeed Don. He did so much for racing as we all know it.

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    Re: Don Hutchinson, 1931-2014

    Rip
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