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He Was Trying for His 5th Race Win. Then, a Fatal Hump

Carlin Dunne died Sunday 20 yards from the finish of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb

(Newser) - Carlin Dunne had won the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado four times, and in the words of the Colorado Springs Gazette , he was "only a few yards from likely wrapping up his fifth victory" at the historic race when tragedy struck. He was on the course'... More »

Motorcyclist Pulls Insanely Dangerous Move in Race

Romano Fenati messes with fellow rider's brake, and his racing future is now uncertain

(Newser) - There's bad sportsmanship, and then there's ... this. A motorcyclist racing at 140mph rode up next to a rival and grabbed his brake lever, reports the Guardian . (See the hard-to-believe video here .) Fortunately, the other rider maintained control over his bike. The offending racer is 22-year-old Romano Fenati... More »

Dangerous Motorcycle Race Claims Another Life

Dan Kneen lost control of his bike in practice lap for Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

(Newser) - One of the most difficult high-speed motorcycle races on earth—and one of the most deadly—is underway and has already claimed one life, reports the Washington Post . Each spring, the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy draws about 40,000 spectators to a tiny island perched between Ireland and Great... More »

Motorcycle Racer, 13, Dies on Indy Speedway

Peter Lenz struck by 12-year-old during warm-up lap

(Newser) - A 13-year-old motorcycle racer was killed yesterday after crashing on the Indianapolis Speedway. Peter Lenz wiped out during a warm-up lap before the Red Bull Indianapolis GP race, and was run over by a 12-year-old driver, who wasn't seriously injured in the accident, reports ABC News . "We are deeply... More »

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