Drag Boat and Water Speed Record Racer Memorial

 Frequently Asked Questions

Is Drag Boat and Water Speed Record Racer Memorial (DB&WSRRM) the only website devoted to this topic?

No.  There is a simple listing of deceased drag boat racers in wediditforlove.com.  There have also been several listings of names of deceased drag boat racers on the Drag Boat Alley boards.

How is DB&WSRRM different from other websites?

Rather than being a simple listing, Drag Boat and Water Speed Record Racer Memorial contains much more information on the racers.  When known, it contains vital dates of birth and death, place of burial, biographical information, boat, event information, video clips, photos, etc.  Information has been researched from newspapers, websites, civil records, etc.  It is the most comprehensive database on the topic ever compiled.

How do I suggest corrections or supply additional information?

Click on the link entitled "Contact Me."  We want to be as comprehensive as possible.  If we are missing racers who died while racing, please let us know so no one is overlooked.

How do I share memories or information about a racer/boat?

Click on the category entitled "Forums" to add your memories.  "Forums" is also the place where interesting additional information about a racer or boat may be added for public viewing.  The biographical information in the racer entry is intended to be just a brief report of the accident, person, and racing career. "Forums" is where more detailed information can be elaborated.  We invite you to share what you know with others.

How do I send photographs of a racer or boat?

Click on "Contact Me" to send a JPEG format (.jpg or .jpeg) image no larger than 250 KB file size of a driver or car.   We invite the submission of photographs, but please do not send copyrighted photos.  If you send photos from other websites, please cite the source and copy the URL so we can give proper attribution.

Have you found a video clip that could be added to a driver entry?

Although we are selective, we would like to include links to video clips for as many racers as possible.  We would rather not include video clips of fatal accidents that are too graphic or sensational.  We would prefer to include clips of the racer or boat prior to the fatal accident.  Click on "Contact Me" to share URL links to good video clips.

Why should I register as a member of this site?

Members can receive e-mail alerts when new entries or interesting information in the "Forums" are added.  It provides contact information for the administrator to confidentially inform a member if someone is interested in making contact.

Do you know about other boat drag racers who died while racing?

We are trying to be as comprehensive as possible.  If you know of other drivers who aren't yet listed on the website, please send their names and any information about them or their death.  We have quite a few names already about which we know little more than that they may have died in a drag racing accident.  They include Tony Owen, Don Roberts, Tom Roland, Neil Donegan, Bob Ellis, Paul Jauker, Kenny McIntosh, Ed Wilcox, and Paul Smith.  At this point, all we have are their names.  If we can at least learn a year of fatal accident, we can then add them into the listing.