By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Race car driver Caleb Korpi has passed away. He was 47
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. According to social media accounts, Korpi collapsed in the pit area.
“Tonight at Deer Creek (Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota) was unexpected and solemn. EMTs responded to a situation in the pits which is unknown at this time,” Cameron McBurney said in a Facebook post. “We waited an hour to hear the news that Caleb Korpi (had) passed away. He loved the sport of racing and everything racing. Prayers go out to the Korpi family. I pray for them through this troubling time. God’s plan is unexpected and this is the plan he chose. ❤️🏁”
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He passed away before the conclusion of the races. He died before the final two races were completed.
Korpi was a B Mod racer, who was competing in the USMTS event when he had a medical emergency.
“Another great man (was) taken (too) soon from this world,” said Dakota Hansen in a Facebook post. “(You’re) going to be greatly missed man between harassing all of us and being the biggest kid at work. We’re not gonna have anyone to tell us “You know the Matco man comes Thursday.” I’m (going to) miss helping you with the car and trailer and giving ya grief about the short box.
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“To you always giving Wyatt a toy or snack when he came to work. Raise hell up there Caleb Korpi keep running those cars.”
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