Biographical: During qualifying, he died instantly when his boat flipped in the air and he was ejected. In 1954). He was transported to Kern Medical Center where he died. When the motor shut off it caused a lot of back pressure and the propeller shaft pulled right out of the boat. All rights reserved. "Boat crash claims Lance Faulkner,"Deseret News, Nov. 27, 2001, "Racer remembered for putting others first,"Deseret News, Jan. 14, 2002, Location:Lake Ming, near Bakersfield, California. No additional tickets will be sold at the event since we need a head count for catering. 16 National Drag Boat Association Premium High Res Photos. Boats & Gear; Insurance; BCS News; Membership. He tried to leap clear, but his parachute opened and he was thrown back into the path of the speeding boat. The boat began to wobble on its sponsons. National Drag Boat Association NDBA Championships. He was survived by his wife and four children. This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. Over the past four decades the club has had an enormous following and dedication for the purpose of advancing the sport on the liquid quarter mile. His death was the fourth in the space of thirty days in drag boat racing. Nickname: "The Real 239" Location: Green River, Livermore, Kentucky Event: Kentucky Drag Boat Association 9th annual "Thunder on the Green" race Accident Date: August 28, 2004 Boat: 239 "High and Dry" Biographical: During qualifying, he died instantly when his boat flipped in the air and he was ejected. "Man dies after weekend boating accident at Lake Ming,"BakersfieldNow.com, May 7, 2010. http://www.riverracer.net/forums/showthread.php?13610-Boat-crash-fatality-not-sure-if-posted-before. 2020 by Mel Bashore. ***Authorized Enderle Dealer*** - Email us with your needs and we will provide a quote to you. Join Community Grow Your Business. He had been racing boats for eight years and was from Richmond, Virginia. 's://ssl':'://www')+'.google-analytics.com'+'/siteopt.js?v=1&utmxkey='+k+'&utmx='+(x?x:'')+'&utmxx='+(xx?xx:'')+'&utmxtime='+new Date().valueOf()+(h? Suggest new definition. "Racing deaths called fate," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 23, 2009, "Vance waits for a win in drag boat classic," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 11, 1983, "Speedboat racer hurt on Creve Coeur," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 12, 1983, "Boat racer killed here when craft turns over at 151 MPH," St. Louis Post Dispatch, July 10, 1983, U.S. Public Records Index (Thurman Riggs, born Aug. 1, 1942, resides in Tulsa, OK, 807 N. 29th West Ave.), Buried: Cremains scattered in Lake Grapevine, Texas, Location: Toledo Bend Reservoir, Logansport, Louisiana, Boat: "Snap, Crackle, Pop" blown fuel jet class. RSVP. Rita Barnes, e-mail communication to site administrator, Buried:St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Evansville, Indiana. 20000 S Maricopa Rd, Chandler, Arizona 85248, United States. Biographical: During qualifying, the engine in his boat seized while he was crossing the finish line at a speed of about 140 MPH. 9, 2011, James Rogers, e-mail communication from site administrator, Apr. The left sponson suddenly submerged, causing the craft to suddenly lurch to the right. Millions of high-quality images, video, and music options are waiting for you. 20, 2011, http://www.vonicon.com/bluebirdpublications/show.php?sh=gallery&page=2&perpage=10&rcat=all, By kind permission from Arthur Benjamins (copyright), Buried: Oak Park Cemetery, Claremont, California, Location: Puddingstone Lake, San Dimas, California, Event: International Hot Boat Association Summer Nationals. If you have privacy or any other concerns about the information on this page, please use this link to the contact form. Best way to contact us: Drop us a note using Dragboats.com messaging, click the "email seller" button below Recommended Communities. It then proceeded to disintegrate. In 1962),