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DTI to celebrat Ryan Bard's life on K-MAC Sports Saturday

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A celebration of Ryan Bard’s life the focus on this week’s DTI


(Cedar Park, TX) Terry Bard, the father of Ryan Bard, will join the Dirt Track Insider crew on a very special edition of DTI this Saturday at Noon Central on the K-MAC Sports web site (kmacsports.com).


The show, which runs from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Central, is hosted by Bill “Sarge” Masom and K-MAC Sports co-owner Chuck Licata. DTI will open with an interview with Terry Bard, who has been asked by Licata to “let everyone know about the life and good deeds of Ryan Bard.”


“We really appreciate Terry joining us in what’s a very difficult time for himself and his family,” Licata stated. “We reached out to Terri Lynn from the Elbowsup.com racing web site and asked her to put us in touch with Terry, so Terry could have a forum to talk about Ryan and let everyone know about Ryan’s life – who he was and why he was such a special person.”


Licata added that listeners and race fans can send e-mails sent to the show’s e-mail address – racingkmac@yahoo.com – if they’d like to share their thoughts and memories about Ryan. Licata said those e-mails will be shared with the show’s listeners unless otherwise directed. “We’d love to share everyone’s thoughts about Ryan and/or his family with our family of listeners.”




An exceprt from a story by Doug Myers in the Oct. 23 online edition of the Abilene Reporternews:


Ryan Bard, of Farmington, N.M., died last week when his car crashed at the Southern Challenge, held at Abilene (TX) Speedway.


Ryan Bard's death was the first fatal crash at the Speedway that the track's owner and another driving enthusiast could recall. And while the death has race fans wondering what more could have been done to save Ryan, Terry Bard said he was pleased with the race track's efforts to help.


"Ryan died doing what he loved," he said. "That's a class act out there (at the Abilene Speedway). Whenever something like that happens, there's a lot of finger pointing. I don't want any finger pointing. They did everything they could. It shouldn't even be an issue. The people who are finger pointing are the people who weren't there.


Terry Bard, 47, said about a dozen people in son's family from Oklahoma and New Mexico gathered at the race track Sunday as part of a "family reunion" and witnessed the fatal crash.


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