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May 15th 2017, 05:28 PM   #1
 CodeBlue's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  KTM 990 Adventure
Racer Kelly Johnson Killed In Racing Accident At Portland International Raceway

Racer Kelly Johnson Killed In Racing Accident At Portland International Raceway

24 years old. Damn.
May 15th 2017, 07:26 PM   #2
 SilvieFox's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  08Kawasaki Versys(Sylvester),72Suzuki RV90(vanvan),81Honda TwinStar(Bobber),Yamaha225,Honda Shadow
so sad... at-least she went out doing something she loved
May 15th 2017, 07:36 PM   #3
 TREX600's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Custer, WA

  Suzuki 09 GSXR 1000 Suzuki 09 DRZ 400SM 1970 Yamaha 250 DT1 Enduro
Rest in peace fellow rider
May 15th 2017, 08:16 PM   #4
 cjohns's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Moscow, Idaho

Incredibly sad. Didn't know her, but if you ever raced any OMRRA Rounds, her name was on the PA so many times, you eventually had to figure out who they where talking about. What a great racer.
May 15th 2017, 09:10 PM   #5
 Lena's Avatar
Forum Admin
  Jan 2016

Yes, this is so very sad... I understand two bikes collided in the straight and the other is fine.
May 15th 2017, 10:07 PM   #6
 Greg's Avatar
  Apr 2016

  2014 Triumph Daytona 675R

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May 15th 2017, 10:18 PM   #7
 Mikeames's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Blaine, WA

  2012 Yamaha FJR1300
Very sad!
May 16th 2017, 08:30 AM   #8
 PeteN95's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
RIP racer
May 16th 2017, 11:47 AM   #9
 wooden's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
RIP... uhg what a sad day. Never met the lady but she sounds like an outstanding person - a life ended too soon. Condolences to the family.
May 16th 2017, 03:33 PM   #10
 KNanthrup's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Snoqualmie, WA

  '09 Honda CBR1000RR (race), '04 RSV1000R (road), '97 KTM 380EXC (Dirt & SM), '11 Street Glide CVO
Kelly was a bright soul and a positive ball of energy that was such a pleasure to be around. Not only was she an incredible racer (multi time class champion) but she also sang the national anthem each race morning before jumping into her leathers. The world lost a wonderful person.
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May 16th 2017, 03:37 PM   #11
  Mar 2016
  Seattle East Side

We ride a thin line. RIP
May 16th 2017, 05:42 PM   #12
 DGA's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  An Ape and a Husky
Always remember that same voice and seeing the lady in leathers singing the anthem, but never knew who she was. Truly a sad day. RIP.
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May 16th 2017, 06:46 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016


I remember her singing too.

She went out doing what she loved, at the peek of her game. Better to burn bright than to fade away.

I hope her parents and Keith can find some piece.
May 16th 2017, 08:05 PM   #14
 CodeBlue's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  KTM 990 Adventure
Originally Posted by That One Guy
I hope her parents and Keith can find some piece.
I pitted by Keith a couple of times when I raced. Great dude. I can't imagine what he's going through right now.
May 17th 2017, 07:49 AM   #15
 GoldAsh's Avatar
  May 2016

Really sucks to see someone so young go out so quick.

Pitted and raced with her few years back.

I don't know full story but I read that she hit a wall in turn 8.

Edited by GoldAsh on May 17th 2017 at 07:52 AM

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