Matt Hawkins :: 1988-2009

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Digger

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ARCA/USAR driver Matt Hawkins passed away... he was 21.

Hawkins is known most for winning in his first career ARCA Series start at Iowa Speedway in 2008.

... from ARCA Communications:
(2-14-09) - It is with great shock and sadness that Motorsports Management International confirms that Matt Hawkins, a young stock car racer from Canton, Georgia, died this morning (Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009) from a tragic accident at his home, according to the Cherokee Sheriff's Office in Canton.

"Matt was a great kid and racing talent," said MMI President Cary Agajanian. "We have extended our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Hawkins family. Matt will be greatly missed on and off the race track."

Hawkins, 21, was a rising young stock car talent who won his series debuts on the Pro Cup Series in 2007 and at Iowa Speedway on the ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2008. Hawkins started racing go-karts at the age of four that later led to a World Karting Association national championship in 2003. Hawkins then switched to late models to win the Southern All Star Series Super Late Model Championship in 2005 before moving up to stock cars in 2007. Hawkins planned to race select events in the ARCA RE/MAX series in 2009.

Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for South Canton Funeral Home & Chapel on Monday, February 16 at 2:00 pm ET. Viewing is available anytime after 12:00 pm ET on Sunday, February 15.

NOTE: The family has requested privacy so any media inquiries will be directed to the Cherokee Sheriff's Office in Canton, Ga.
 
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SlowNeasy

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My condolences to the Hawkins family. It's always especially sad when young people die. Strange that there are no details of the death.
 
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VAJen

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That's what I heard.......................that he was showing the gun to a friend and it went off.

Very sad, indeed.
 
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