R. I. P.
Costa Mesa Spring Classic
Mark Lane Photo - May 7, 2011
November 22, 1967 - July 14, 2012
What started out as a outstanding night of Speedway racing at the Fair Derby turned tragic with the passing of J.C. Masters.
Jim “J.C.” Masters passed away in the pits last night from an apparent heart attack at the Costa Mesa Fair Derby speedway race.
It happened just after his second round support division heat race. As he was walking his bike back into the pits, just before reaching his pit,
he just collapsed. Other riders and pit crews immediately tried to revive him while the medical crew was summoned. He never regained consciousness
or breathing and was taken away to the Hoag Memorial Hospital. Shortly after the race meeting finished up, word came back the he had passed away. Paul Flanders
After Masters race the #202 rider collapsed. On site paramedics attended to him but he was not revived.
Tommy Hedden's a hero as far as I'm concerned his team manager Robert Cirac told me. "Tommy was right there by Jim when it happened. He started CPR on him even before the medics arrived. Tommy has the training to do that. Unfortunately it was to no avail. Jim Masters will be missed."
"I'm no hero" Hedden told me." My CPR training kicked in and I did what needed to be done." Hedden had to race again as soon as it resumed. "My concentration was gone. My thoughts were with Jim," he explained.
Many speedway riders and fans will be attending JC Masters Funeral. Here is the information about it.
Viewing on Monday 7/23 from 4 pm - 8 pm.
Funeral on Tuesday 7/24 at 10 am.
Heritage-Dilday Memorial Service
17911 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
telephone (714) 842-7771
Nickname: "JC" or "Doc"
Rider Number: 202
Hometown: Huntington Beach, California - USA
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan - USA
Date of Birth: November 22, 1967
Occupation: Dr. of Chiro.
Marital Status: Single
Relatives in Speedway:
Web Site or Facebook Page:
Date Started Speedway: 2006
Reason to Race Speedway: Unknown, same as all riders.
Goals or Ambitions for Speedway: Make it through another season.
Bike: Jawa, long stroke
USA: Costa Mesa - Industry Speedway - Victorville - IMS, San Bernardino - Perris Raceway
2012 - 2nd Place Division Three Main - IMS 05/04/12, 06/08/12
2007 - 1st Place Division Three Main - Victorville 10/20/07
2007 - 2nd Place Division Three Main - Victorville 11/03/07, 11/17/07
2006 - Rookie of the Year 2nd Division
2012 - Costa Mesa Events May 19, Jul 14
2012 - IMS Events Feb 12, Feb 25, Apr 20, May 11, May 18, Jun 8, Jun 22, Jun 29, Jul 13
2009 - Industry Events May 27
2008 - Victorville Events Feb 2, Mar 1, Mar 22, Apr 19, May 24, Jul 12, Jul 19
2008 - Perris Events Mar 16, Apr 13, Jun 8
2008 - Industry Events May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28, Jun 4, Jun 11, Jun 18, Jun 25, Jul 2, Jul 9, Jul 16, Aug 6, Aug 13
2008 - Costa Mesa Events May 31, Jun 21, Jun 28, Jul 18
2007 - Victorville Events Oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 17
2007 - Perris Events Sep 30, Oct 7
2007 - Industry Events Aug 29, Sep 5
2007 - Costa Mesa Events Sep 8, Sep 15, Oct 6
Costa Mesa July 14, 2012