From Ron's post 10/1/2013
10 years ago today a day will live in infamy, my good friend and a hero to the Viper community Paul Mumford (PMUM) was tragically taken away way too early in his life at the age of 32 by a plane crash. He was not only a champion race car driver buy a genuinely nice guy. I was at Laguna Seca when he won the WCGT race, the day before the race he cut his practice short and flew down to pick me up and bring me to the track and after his victory, with the trophy sitting on my lap we flew home. It turns out ironically that was his last flight he took until the day he crashed on takeoff to an Oakland A's playoff game.
He really was a great guy, he told me on the flight home that he was going to ask his girlfriend Bridgette to marry him, such a shame what a waste. I went to the memorial and the funeral in Victorville, it was a huge gathering. I tried to console his girlfriend and told her of his intent to ask her to marry her, he had not asked her yet and she was pretty blown away. There is a memorial bolder and plaque at the top of the corkscrew at Laguna Seca, if you ever go there you can pay your respects to him there.
If you have a chance today say a prayer for him today. I remember this day because it was the day I joined the Alley to find out all the info I could. Big Carrot arranged a conference call, about 20 of us spoke about it, me being the closest to him did most of the talking and answered all the questions. Here are some pictures the day in September when he won the WCGT at Laguna Seca...........except for the last one.
RIP PMUM Oct. 1st 2003
Deceased Dec 25, 2016
NRA - Life Member
Class of 2003
NYC Public Safety.
Can't wait for the move out of NY