Racers Come Together to Support Family of Dylan FirstThursday, January 12, 2012 | 4:20 PM
Louisville, Ky. – The motocross community was deeply saddened by the loss of a very special racer, friend, family member and leader when 17-year-old Dylan “Lefty #316” First passed away on December 30, 2011. Dylan was attending the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Motocross Retreat in Georgia along with many others from across the country. Dylan headed to the track to do what he loved that morning, when an accident occurred while he was riding.
Dylan’s racing number comes from John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. That whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
During this this tough time, Dylan’s friends within the motocross community have come together to hold an auction December 16th – December 20th, and all proceeds will go to the First family to help cover funeral expenses.
Items for the auction include MX/SX racer Ryan Sipes’ Anaheim 1 gear, 2 helmets that Pooh Sipes wore in previous outdoor season. WMX superstar Sarah Whitmore’s jersey and GNCC Racers Steven Squire and Chris Douglas have teamed up with Dale Spangler from Fly Racing to auction off an ENTIRE set of Kinetic Gear (helmet, goggles, jersey, pants, and gloves). The above racers have been involved in the FCA Camp with Dylan for many years and were also personal friends with him.
Dylan was an amazing friend, he always had a smile on his face and would help you with anything you needed and was there before you even knew you needed him. He was a great leader and a very loved person. He was a huge impact on the FCA and had a very bright future. I don’t think anyone ever spoke a bad word about Dylan. Kids of all ages looked up to him and want to be just like him. The FCA family lost a very dear friend and he will never be forgotten.
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