By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Drag racer Blake Copson has passed away. He was 26.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. No details have been released as to how he may have passed away.
“The VMP (Virginia Motorsports Park) family extends our prayers to the Copson family, who lost their son, Blake, last night,” Virginia Motorsports Park said in a statement on Facebook. “Blake was 26 years old and one of the brightest stars in radial racing – driving his family’s Corvette (which he won our 2020 Shakedown event with) and Manny Buginga’s record-setting X275 Mustang.
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“Our condolences go out to Joe, the entire Copson family, Manny, Josh, and the entire racing community, who lost such a bright young star.”
Copson was a driver for Copson Racing competed in Pro 275. Also, his family’s team competed in Outlaw 10.5.
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“Last night, we learned of the passing of Blake Copson,” PDRA said in a statement. “Blake was a great friend, a fierce competitor, and will be missed greatly. We at the PDRA are sending our thoughts and prayers to the Copson family. Fly high buddy. Keep on racing and wearing those white high socks. R.I.P.”
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