Mark Niver

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  1. underby6

    underby6 Active Member

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    Got brief word that Mark Niver was involved in an accident in Seattle. I don't have any other info other than that, and I'm not really too sure of the accuracy of the aforementioned. If anyone has any info, please inform.

    Brandon Booher
    NHRA TAD #35
     
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  2. Don Hudson

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    One of the best guys out there.

    prayers being sent from here.
     
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  3. Patrick Butler

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    When the Chutes blossomed they ripped from the car. He went head on through the sand trap and into the catch fence. It bent the nose of the car backwards onto it's self. Once the dust settled the car looked like a half used tube of toothpaste. the nose had to bent back off the roll cage at which point a member of the safety safari fired up the portable "cement-type" saw to begin cutting the car. At that point the live feed on ESPN3.com cut away but I could then hear sound of the jaws of life being used. When they came back to action Chris Demke was towing back to the pits and one of his crew guys was standing in the back of the pickup with his hat over his heart and at one point he wiped a tear from his eye.

    That is all I got from the ESPN3.com coverage.

    My prayers are with Mark, his family and crew. God Bless them.
     
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  4. Will Hanna

    Will Hanna We put the 'inside' in Top Alcohol
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    Mark

    My prayers are definitely with Mark and his family/team. You will be hard pressed to find better people anywhere.
     
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  5. hemi altered 378

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    no news on Mark?....please someone give us an update if possible. what a great guy, so sorry to hear this. please update
    Darren
     
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  6. mvmracing

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    I am sorry to say that Mark Niver did not survive his injuries from the sand trap incident in Seattle. Mark was the ultimate gentleman, craftsman and racer. My condolences go to his family, friends and band of racers who had the honor to know him. RIP and Godspeed.
     
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  7. cknight

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    Mark was an all-time great racer, fabricator, and personality. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Godspeed, Chase
     
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  9. Lawren Jones

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    What a very sad day. I only talked to Mark a couple of times in my TAD days but I can honestly say that he was one of the nicest guys I have ever met. My heart goes out to the family.
     
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    My condolences to family and friends.
    Sincerely, Ro Yale
     
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  11. stymie761

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    mark was a great competior he would beat you then climb out of that car with a big smile on his face that same smile was on his face if he lost to you he was a super nice guy a great sportsman he will be missed
     
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  12. Fuel Cars

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    Wow, I'm a loss for words!!

    Like everyone has stated, Mark was a VERY GOOD person and would bend over backwards to help others, never thinking of himself.

    Mark had done some repairs on my blower that probably cost him more in labor than he charged, yet, ALWAYS treated me like I had spent a million dollars!!

    May God be with you, your family and ALL your friends, you will be missed!!
     
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  13. Chas116

    Chas116 Top Alcohol

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    My condolences to family and friends.

    Charlie
     
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  14. jeff_7306

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    Our thoughts and prayers to Marks family, friends and the race team.

    Jeff & Ann Carroll
     
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  15. WANNABE

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    Mark was and always will be one of my heroes of drag racing.
    This is the first I have heard of this. I sat next to his family at church today and never heard a word. My heart hurts so bad right now, I don't even know what to think.
    Thank you Mark, for making drag racing better than you left it, and every person you came in contact with better as well.
     
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  16. blwilliams

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    Like others, I'm at a loss for words.
    RIP Mark, and condolences to the rest of the billet bullet gang.

    Man O Man, way to many racers dying from this top end crash stuff.
     
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    Mark did not know me from Adam, but took the time to talk to me and answer my questions about Donovan Hemi's some years ago. RIP and Godspeed my friend. Condolences to his family and close friends.

    Tom
     
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    I think its time for some real sandtraps.Godspeed Mark.
     
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  19. JDAndrews

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    Mark was a class act, with a smile that nobody could forget! He did some welding on my son's jr. dragster a few years ago....and didn't charge a thing. That's the kind of guy he was....always willing to help a fellow racer. I remember being in Bakersfield many years ago and he welded a few bars on my friend's dragster so it would pass tech. Same deal.....didn't charge a thing. He will be sorely missed.

    God speed, Mark. And my thoughts and prayers to Tanis and the whole family.

    John
     
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  20. Ken Sitko

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    Mark's death is very tragic, and I am extremely saddened. Both my boys drive top alcohol cars, so this really hits home. My deepest condolences to Mark's family.
     
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