Monday, March 18, 2013

Rocky Reports: Fred Bear's Crash at Gainesville

It's all a part of racing. We can try and make it as safe as possible but there is still an inherent risk involved. I'd like to thank NHRA for their safety standards. If this was the original K.S. car, I don't think Fred would be with us today. The roll cage and seat belts did their job. Steel and fiberglass can be repaired with a lot more ease then the human body.

Freddy walking away made it a joyous moment for me as a chassis builder as I know I did my job to protect my driver. Racing these cars is our passion; we'll rebuild her and learn from what happened. As a team, everyone on my crew have already committed to spend as much time as it takes to make her new again...

Rocky Pirrone