This is what I have posted over on baybimmers.com - this is the tragic event that transpired on Friday night, march 19th, at Sebring International Raceway. All network members and admins are encouraged to send a donation to the family of Bryan Asay, founder of baybimmers.
He and Mauricio were over in Green Park at Sebring International Raceway, and they were in the back of a pickup truck with the gate down - doing about 20 mph, and the driver of the truck decided to punch it, and unfortunately, Bryan fell out of the truck, and suffered a fatal concussion to the head. Mauricio was off the truck and giving Bryan CPR as best he could, as any best friend would do.
I'm really sorry to hear this happen. It's just so unfortunate for this to happen to such a great person. I'm still in a daze over the whole situation, and I ( sorry Mauricio, but I have to say this ) am sorry that I feel that I could have prevented this from happening on Friday...
I believe Ryan ( with the e46 3 ) was riding around with me on the midway, and Mauricio was calling him, asking for a ride - we were looking for him, at the "green park", but I just could not find where it was because of the traffic. I know if I made it to where they both were, and picked them up in my car for a ride back to the corral, this would not have happened...and I firmly believe I could have prevented this. Mauricio told me it's not my fault, and told me not to blame myself, but I feel bad, I feel for Mauricio for being there, and I feel for his family who's left behind.
While this was happening, I was unfortunate enough to see the other person who was lost at turn 17 (the man also had a son and wife left behind), which made the whole night mentally worse for me. The ambulance that left from this scene was the one heading for Mauricio - but the traffic was so bad from the front of the park to the back, it just made it impossible to get there in a resonable amount of time.