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    I'm hearing a driver might have passed away today at Buttonwillow

    The Kern County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly accident near Buttonwillow Raceway Park.

    Two people were involved in the accident. According to the CHP page, one person has major injuries and the other person died.

    The CHP page listed the accident at the track, but this hasn't been confirmed.

    According to Buttonwillow Raceway Park's website, Extreme Speed Track Events are scheduled this weekend.

    The sheriff's department took over the investigation because it's on private property.
    Deadly crash near Buttonwillow Raceway Park - Story

    Report: Fatal crash near Buttonwillow Raceway Park - 23ABC News
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    RIP . looks like extremespeed was the event organizer
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    According to a couple of posts on FB it did happen on track. Very sad.

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    So sorry to hear about this. It is interesting that it says that two people were involved. To the best of my knowledge Extreme speed only allows instructors to ride in the car.... So this must have been a two car accident, or there was an instructor in the car. I hope someone posts details when they are available.

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    I was there. In the same session (red group). Around 2:30pm

    It was a BMW E46 (edit: thought it was an e90, I am not a bimmer guy). CW13. It was sitting at corner station (passenger side with the corner station) just before Sunset (where one exit track surface to go back into paddock. It was an Xtremespeed event.

    RIP. This was the first fatality event I've attended. And in the same session. I didn't know about the fatality. Still can't believe it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    I was there. In the same session (red group). Around 2:30pm

    It was a BMW E90 (or e92, I am not a bimmer guy). CW13. It hits the corner station at track exit (passenger side hit the corner station) just before Sunset. It was an Xtremespeed event.

    RIP. This was the first fatality event I've attended. And in the same session. I didn't know about the fatality. Still can't believe it.
    was this at sunrise?
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    Damn RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchOven View Post
    was this at sunrise?
    I redid my post. It was the corner station just before Sunset. Where one exit track to go back into paddock.

    I didn't see how it hits it or if it indeed hits the corner station. I just saw it was resting next to the corner station
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    Oh man, that sucks. Must've been pretty high speed if it was that corner station.

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    I've been told it was a single car accident, a passenger was riding along.

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    I havent ever had someone stop me from taking a passenger at these events. If it's a rule, it's not enforced.

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    Streetcar? Racecar?

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    E90? Very likely street car.
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    On another group it's been posted that the vehicle was an E46, and while I don't want to post the name I suspect many THQ users know the person that died.
    Very sad, RIP.

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    RIP.

    wonder if there are any safety equipment on that car

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    this is a bummer for sure.

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    This is only from what I've heard:

    I heard from friends, the driver was a person from Renner Motorsport with lots of experience under his belt. The passenger is still in critical condition.

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    A post on Rennlist said it was Ivo Mitkov from Renner Motorsport. Sad indeed....
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    Terrible news.

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