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Old 01-10-2011, 10:00 PM   #11
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I will never forget racing with Martin during the Nitrocross at Hardwood. We were the last two guys running (everyone else had DNF'd) and we could see the weather coming in fast, however we both did not want to stop even as the rain started. By the time we pulled off it was raining so hard and it was so windy it was difficult getting off the driverstand, we have both shared a laugh about this many times since. Martin this is just one of the many great memories we shared at the track.

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Old 01-10-2011, 10:04 PM   #12
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Martin, you will be missed,
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:10 PM   #13
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im very sorry for your loss i dident know martin but i know he was a wonderfull man much love to your family :'(
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:12 PM   #14
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OMG i can't believe it Martin Petre is gone Marky & Derek is so sad. Mark & Derek looked up to him for being in this Hobby for so long my condolences to the Petre Family he will be missed
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:13 PM   #15
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I am sorry to here about your loss Derek. My condolences to you and your family. Martin will be missed by all of us.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:16 PM   #16
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Derek my thoughts are with you and your family.
I too have known Martin for a loooooooong time and it was always a pleasure to see him on and off the track. It is with a heavy heart i am typing this as it is sad to loose someone i both admired and can call a long time friend. Martin really did have a deep love for the hobby and always always had a competitive spirit
John & Jordan, the last couple of years racing with you guys as teamates must have meant a tonne to Martin.It is easy to have fond memories of our time spent with him.

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Old 01-10-2011, 10:19 PM   #17
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Derek I'm so sad to here this.Your dad was an awesome friend and racing companion.It will never be the same with out Martin beside me in the pits. I will cherish the memories..

R.I.P. Martin
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:21 PM   #18
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Most definitely terrible news, i only talked to him for about 10 minutes at a hardcore race once but i felt like i had known him for many years. He was definitely one of those guys that make everyone feel welcome and at home.

You will be missed R.I.P.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:29 PM   #19
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So Sad to hear this !

Condolonces to you and your family Derek.

I can understand your reservations posting an event like this on a forum...but it is the best way for everyone in the RC community to remember him and share thier wishes.

Martin achieved so much on and off the track...helping so many people including me. Flat out , he was an awesome guy.

Trusting he is in a place he loves - maybe the top of Whistler...He shared a few stories with me about how much he loved it on the Pacific Coast and Skiing.

Needless to say this surprised me, but really proved how much depth there was to him.
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Very sorry to hear this news Derek.

My condolences to you and your family.
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