You know the headline: “Fast and the Furious” star Paul Walker died Saturday when the driver of the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that Walker was riding in lost control in a business park drive, wrapped the Porsche around a tree, and then the Porsche burned.
But less likely to make headlines was the death of the driver of the car, Walker’s friend for nearly a decade, Roger Rodas, who became Walker’s formal business partner and financial adviser in 2007. The crash, which occurred about 3:30 p.m., was near the end of a charity event that the tuner and racing company they operated – Rodas was the CEO — Always Evolving, announced on the company’s website:
“Our next open house and car meet is November 30th from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will have complimentary doughnuts and coffee. Please call ahead to confirm as we may need to cancel due to weather or track events. Please bring a new toy with you as this meet will be a charity toy drive! Thank you!”
It’s a shame they didn’t have to cancel.
Read more: Driver in Paul Walker crash was racer in his own right: Roger Rodas: 1975-2013 – Autoweek Racing Car News – Autoweek.