By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
There was a death on Sunday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The death came during the event featuring the Edmonton Motorcycle Roadracing Association (EMRA).
The cause of death has not been announced yet. The deceased rider has not been identified.
“The Edmonton Motorcycle Racing Association (EMRA) and Castrol Raceway Management is saddened to announce the untimely death of one of our Motorcycle community racing enthusiasts following a single rider tragic accident,” the statement said. “In respect for the friends and family of our fellow racers, the EMRA and Castrol Raceway management are not prepared at this time to disclose the name of the rider of details of the tragedy; we sincerely believe allowing time for the family to be notified and grieve in privacy is the most important consideration at this time. Local Law Enforcement, On-Site Ambulance Rescue Service, and the Medical Examiner are current preparing states and reports; details will be provided at the earliest possible opportunity.
“While we are shocked and filled with grief, we know that he would want us to celebrate his life instead of mourning his death. Motorsport can be a dangerous undertaking, despite the organizers taking every precaution, accidents can happen; riders understand their nature of their passion and the consequence of participating as well as acceptance of the risks. He was a wonderful person with a great passion for the Sport; all he wanted to do was race. That love and passion is what brings us together; lets rally around that strength and community to remember our riders, and remember we love doing what we do.”
This is the second motorcycle death at the facility since Sept. 2018, according to the CBC.ca. Sean Henderson previously was killed during an event with the same Edmonton Motorcycle Roadracing Association. Henderson later passed away at a local hospital.
This individual, who passed away at Castrol Raceway is reportedly a 45-year-old from Calgary. According to GlobalNews.ca, he died on Saturday morning around 10:15 am local time.