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'Godfather of Oregon BMX' Dies

Published December 13, 2007

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—The BMX world lost one of its finest promoters this week when Scott Snook succumb to a long illness.

Many knew him as a track operator of Emerald Valley BMX in Eugene, OR; some as a national announcer; or maybe as a
promoter of Oregon's Governor Cup. And many knew him as owner of national-race-vendor R&C, as well as the graffiti-inspired Bomber number plates.

"Scott's long history with BMX racing in his state virtually made him the 'Godfather of Oregon BMX,'" said Gork Barrette, marketing director at Redline Bicycles. "As an ABA National announcer throughout the mid 80s to late 90s, many of his famous 'snookisms' are still used today.

"The BMX world will truly miss him. Northwest BMX racing would not be what it is today without his decades of dedication to the sport," Barrette added.

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