Originally Posted by TecateRay
Any word on who hit Jimmy and the circumstances?
This is the word I received from his teammate Ken:
Jimmy stopped on course (reason unknown) and there was a buggy right behind him and he couldn't stop. The buggy hit Jim and broke his femur and dislocated his hip. Buddy Feldcamp (who is a surgeon) was the first on scene. Jimmy died in Buddy's arms peacefully.
Jimmy pitted for our 2010 and 2011 Baja 1000 teams. I camped with he and his family at Pete's camp. He was a genuine stand up guy who would give you the shirt off his back, his last drink of water and try to find you more. He loved life to it's fullest.... he was a jokester and would make anyone laugh. Jimmy was very mechanically inclined and could improvise with the best of them.
In 2011 he helped our 2x team by pitting and chasing for Ken Wortman. When our main race lights showed up at the wrong location, Jimmy strapped the race lights to his chest with a tie down and rode 40 miles on a stock 450x headlight to get our best light to the next pit so that his rider would have the best light for his section.
Jimmy was a great friend but an even greater husband and farther. I know his wife and son will forever miss him.... I have the greatest respect Dawna who stated earlier that Jimmy was doing what loved when he passed.
Dawna we will always be here for you. Don't ever hesitate to call on us for anything.
RIP Jimmy... you will be missed!