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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #50 on: September 27, 2008, 01:56:47 PM »
R.I.P dave-o,prayers sent to family,he will be missed by many.
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #51 on: September 27, 2008, 02:00:55 PM »
Man I just don't know what to say........ :cry: :cry:

I knew Dave via the web/phone for 7 yrs and finally met him at the Tx Mile last March...... He was such a pioneer in our sport.......He will be missed by MANY......



RIP Dave......

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #52 on: September 27, 2008, 02:02:58 PM »
I was fortunate enough to meet Dave at Maxton earlier this year. He was a great racer and an even better person. I am glad to have known him and I know I can speak for Karl(Entropy) and Gary(TRNorBRN) who are driving back to Texas right now from Maxton. He will be missed by us all! :cry:

Godspeed Dave. RIP.

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2008, 02:06:23 PM »
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!  :( :( :( :(  This is fucking crazy, I was just with Dave last week.  I have known Dave for a few years threw the board, but only met him in person this summer.  We have since become really close and where in the process of negotiating going into business together.  We have been keeping it under raps until everythinhg was finalized and we knew what was going on.  The only person I ever told was Dave Gowland, because it slipped out one night I was talking to him.  I was actually going to get to be in business with one of my idol's , as well as a very good friend.  It's tragic how life can change in the blink of an eye.  In the short time I knew Dave, he had become a good friend of mine, I mean a really good friend.  I can't believe I (we) lost him, he was at my garage the other fucking day!!!!!!   :cry: :cry: :cry:

Whoever on the board who has Josh's contact information please get it too me.


I can't believe my friend is gone.........    I can't stop crying.............  WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GODSPEED my friend, I shall never forget you..............

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #54 on: September 27, 2008, 02:07:41 PM »
Gosspeed and prayers go out to the family.. may god be with them in this time a need.. god bless.
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #55 on: September 27, 2008, 02:11:33 PM »
does anyone know if the lakeville Mass address from New Limits is where to send cards?

The lakeville address is where he lives now, no family lives there with him.  He was renting part of a house from a lady, I doubt that will be the place to send mail.  He just got back from Lee's Performance and was the first place he took to get restablished here, so he doen't have much of a tie to that address and none of his family lives there with him.....
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #56 on: September 27, 2008, 02:13:43 PM »
GODSPEED DAVE!!!!!  :angel:   You will truly be missed!!!!
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2008, 02:14:45 PM »
DaveO at Atco doing what he loved to do..



And showing the "little guys" like me and my son a good time:



I miss you allready, buddy...

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #58 on: September 27, 2008, 02:15:40 PM »
yes , very bad news.
only talked to him a couple times , but he came across as a great guy.
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2008, 02:23:19 PM »
I'm stunned, absolutely numb.

Ever since I met him for the first time on what was labeled the .org Madness Run II in 2001 (the one where Hapo rear ended me at an intersection to end the day), he was both a friend and mentor. With minimal financial dealings between us, calling me a "customer" of his services would be laughable, I learned more about what makes motors really work from him than I have from anyone else.

When he lived in Mass., I was at his house a handful of times, met his wife and family, all of them had the same open friendliness that Dave always displayed. Dave was more than a class act, his upbeat attitude spread to all those around him.

DaveO always said I was slow.
Dammit, Dave, now I'll never catch up.
Rest In Peace, my friend.

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #60 on: September 27, 2008, 02:27:56 PM »

  Dave helped me fix my bike over the phone even though we had never done business together before. He was very helpful and a good guy. Much will be lost with his passing.


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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #61 on: September 27, 2008, 02:40:55 PM »
Dave was with me on the starting line my first few times at maxton. Without his tips on what to do and not to do I never would have run the speeds i did. Anyone that had daves help benefitted from it in some way. That was the type of person he was.

Josh is there now with my dad (busa200) and asked if he could help. It is beyond me how he is even staying at the track other than it hasn't sunk in yet. Sounds like they will be running today as dave would've wanted.

Just got word busa200  259.8mph. Just some of Daves accomplishments.
RIP DaveO. You will be missed.
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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #62 on: September 27, 2008, 02:55:00 PM »
I am in disbelief and very sad I cant believe we have lost Dave O !!
I also just had gotten a call from him Thursday morning and talked a Little bit of racing and whats going on
in each others life his plans my plans etc, and that he was happy to be by his sons.
He was a very good person that I will miss and will never forget    !!
Take care Dave O we ALL will miss you !!

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #63 on: September 27, 2008, 03:06:35 PM »
Rest in peace. Dave helped me me out so much with my busa tuning. Worked all day for Lee and on the phone till all hours helping us racers. It is so hard to take this, what a great guy, such a sad loss. My heart goes out to his son Josh and his family. I'm crushed and in shock. Bruce Mead Ithaca, NY GOD SPEED DAVE O THE BEST TUNER BAR NONE ! :cry:

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #64 on: September 27, 2008, 03:24:41 PM »
Dave will be missed.  Rest in peace.

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2008, 03:37:50 PM »
MAN! I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT, NOT DAVE MAN, THAT' S FUCKED UP..YOU AND THE FAMALIY WILL BE IN EVERYONE PRAYER'S DAVE, THIS IS FUCKED UP. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:   

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Re: Dave Owens just went down. It's bad
« Reply #66 on: September 27, 2008, 03:38:28 PM »
Dave was one of those people that nobody ever had anything bad to say about him. Not many like him in this world. We have lost one of our best today.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #67 on: September 27, 2008, 03:50:27 PM »
I'm shocked and saddened by this terrible news.
My sympathies to the family and friends of Dave Owen.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #68 on: September 27, 2008, 03:54:37 PM »
DaveO's son Josh, will drive his fathers truck back home with trailer.  Lorna (Daves ex) was supposed to fly here to Maxton tomorrow.  Please wait with cards until we can get an address that everyone can use.  I'm told that DaveO will be going home in the next few days after arrangements can be made by his son and ex-wife.

All we can tell you now is that DaveO went thru the traps at 216mph, his head was down as he did.  He never raised his head again and went left after the finish line.  Bike in pieces, Dave went instantly.  Massive injuries.  His bike is in impound with ECTA officials and under accident investigation by the best, Scott Guthrie.

His son Josh asked that we start the meet up again and we went racing as of about 3pm after the ambulance returned.

It was a terrible sight, only a few saw the aftermath and I wish I hadn't.  I will never forget you DaveO.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #69 on: September 27, 2008, 04:07:00 PM »
r.i.p. and godspeed dave owen. i never heard or read anything but good things about him.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #70 on: September 27, 2008, 04:08:23 PM »
thanks guy :thumb:

Get ready for more then. Dave's son took Dave's place! Charlie just called and said that he's in shock still but wants this record for his dad. Josh is on the starting line giving him tips and reminders that Dave would been telling him.   :cry:

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #71 on: September 27, 2008, 04:17:15 PM »
 R.I.P. Dave O. I got to meet Dave at the Texas Mile in March. I have been on this board for a few years and have asked a few questions along the way. Dave would respond whenever he knew the answer, just to help someone to do what they love to do a lil better or faster or easier. He never knew who I was, just a board member and avid rider. I thought he was great to take even just a second and answer. Wish I could have learned more from him. The few minutes I got to talk to him at the mile was not enough.

 I would love to donate or contribute to his son and family when the time comes. Please keep us informed on a good address at some point.

 Sad day for our sport :(

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #72 on: September 27, 2008, 04:26:36 PM »
Dave just called me last week to see how things were going.I cant believe he,s gone R.I.P. brother and may god bless your family  :(

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #73 on: September 27, 2008, 04:27:03 PM »
                Godspeed, Dave Owen