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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #75 on: September 27, 2008, 04:46:09 PM »
I have a message from a close friend of Dave's here in Ma and she wanted me to post this

"His life has revolved for many years in bikes.  His son Josh when he was little would go downstairs in their shop and help him for hours with wiring harnesses and anything else they could do together.  They were attached at the knees and any help and support that they can give Josh would be great.  He will be sadly missed by me.  We speak at least 3 x a week and he was looking forward to this weekend.  This is devasting to the sport and to everyone involved.
 
Everyone please hold your head up, " Dave died doing what he loved the most!"
 
Lauren, Josh, & Jakie   I will pray for you and I hope some peace can come from these postings!
 
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #76 on: September 27, 2008, 04:49:51 PM »
I am honored to have met Dave a couple of weeks ago. It is a great loss that he is gone. RIP and my thoughts to his family.
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #77 on: September 27, 2008, 05:30:34 PM »
RIP Dave You you will be missed By so many ... I had the chance to meet him at the Texas mile also treated me so well what a nice guy ......
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #78 on: September 27, 2008, 05:47:17 PM »
Godspeed Dave. To a great tuner, an awesome person,and an even better friend.R.I.P.


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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #79 on: September 27, 2008, 05:51:26 PM »
R.I.P.

Sorry to hear this.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #80 on: September 27, 2008, 05:56:37 PM »
R.I.P. Dave O

May God bless you and your family.  :(
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #81 on: September 27, 2008, 06:01:01 PM »
GODSPEED Brother!  RIP

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #83 on: September 27, 2008, 06:17:04 PM »
15 minutes ago, I opened my mailbox and low & behold there was my ECU for my 1000.  I gave it to Dave O last Sunday at Maple Grove for him to extend my rev limiter, and he said 2 weeks to do it.  He called me Tues, 2 days later, and told me it was done and he wanted to ship it to me before heading to Maxton.  Little did I know that was the last time I would ever speak to him again.  Glad I paid him last Sunday at the track for it.  What a sick feeling I have in my stomach at this moment in time.  He gave me some Busa tech tips Tues on the phone that I never knew about.

His death is a LOSS to this sport .... that guy was a WEALTH of knowledge ....

He mentioned to me he had 2 sons ..... we all need to keep them in our thoughts & prayers.

See you in the next life, Dave.
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #84 on: September 27, 2008, 06:18:09 PM »
I just heard the news.  I had the pleasure of meeting Dave @ Goliad this spring.  Always puts some things in perspective.

RIP Dave.  I'm sure every day is a fast day.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #85 on: September 27, 2008, 06:34:22 PM »
I have a message from a close friend of Dave's here in Ma and she wanted me to post this

"His life has revolved for many years in bikes.  His son Josh when he was little would go downstairs in their shop and help him for hours with wiring harnesses and anything else they could do together.  They were attached at the knees and any help and support that they can give Josh would be great.  He will be sadly missed by me.  We speak at least 3 x a week and he was looking forward to this weekend.  This is devasting to the sport and to everyone involved.
 
Everyone please hold your head up, " Dave died doing what he loved the most!"
 
Lauren, Josh, & Jakie   I will pray for you and I hope some peace can come from these postings!
 
Sincerely,   Kathy  "His Punk" 
 
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #86 on: September 27, 2008, 06:35:32 PM »
I really cant believe this, I got the call and was very upset, as we all are. Dave was a great guy, he would always offer his help if you needed it....
This is a huge loss to this sport.
Dave was simply put, the best........

We will see you again Dave...........
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« Reply #87 on: September 27, 2008, 06:38:36 PM »
unbelievable news...
this is terrible.

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« Reply #88 on: September 27, 2008, 06:45:45 PM »
unbelievable.....it's huge loss.      RIP  daveo

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« Reply #89 on: September 27, 2008, 07:16:40 PM »
A total tragedy. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #90 on: September 27, 2008, 07:20:56 PM »
I am still here in disbelief about dave passing.. I am not even sure what to say other than he was doing something he LOVED.. may he rest in peace.. I didnt read everyones posts or any other thread but i do believe we should take a collection up for his family as he has helped 100's if not 1000's of people in his time here on the board for free and because he loved the sport.. Anything i can do please PM me..

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #91 on: September 27, 2008, 08:09:39 PM »
I'm at a loss for words.....  Dave has helped and inspired so many in the sport over the years and accomplished so much. I met him last October at Maxton and although he didn't know me, he took the time to say some kind words of encouragement. I wish I could tell him just how much those words meant to me coming from someone I admire and respect so much.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends, he will be missed and always remembered.


Rest in Peace, Dave.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #92 on: September 27, 2008, 08:10:41 PM »
A collection was and is still being taken up here at the Maxton tech trailer.  I just got off the phone with Scott Valetti, President of the AMA/Dragbike Racing series and he is going to have a silent auction for DaveO at the World Finals in Gainesville.  If anyone attends this event, you can help out also by attending the silent auction.

We never know our time and DaveO got to spend his last moments with his son and doing what he loved.  I still can't speak about him without choking up.  It could have been any one of us at that moment in time.  I would rather have my friend back than to be a racer without him but that's not in the cards now.  So I race to honor his memory and to be able to tell folks what kind of hero he was to me.  I just don't know what to type except that I am one of the lucky ones to have known him personally and to have had him in my life for a few short years.

I know he's reading these posts.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #94 on: September 27, 2008, 08:19:44 PM »
 I'm still in shock also, Like everyone here says, He ALWAYS help soooo many . i've spoke to hime a few times & his asistance was very much appreciated.  Go Speed DaveO , he will be missed by many !!!!  RIP

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« Reply #95 on: September 27, 2008, 08:21:57 PM »
Like Guy said above.  I'll bet Dave is reading these posts too.  My personal belief is that he may well be on his way to a much better place.  I'd like to think so and so I will.  I'll think about him every time I race as well.
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #97 on: September 27, 2008, 08:34:55 PM »
cant believe this
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
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« Reply #99 on: September 27, 2008, 08:54:34 PM »


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