Swinkster passed today.

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5/17/2018 12:23 PM

Just got call from good buddy that lives down by Brian. heard he passed away today. Brian had his demons that were pretty common knowledge but he was still heck of a dude. Had many a battle with him on mini's. RIP Brian.

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5/17/2018 12:27 PM

Fuck. Hoping his family and friends can soon fine peace.

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Positively, absolutely 110% obsessed with anything MOTO.

5/17/2018 12:33 PM

Damn.

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5/17/2018 12:35 PM

I hate to hear that

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5/17/2018 12:38 PM

Ah damn. RIP Brian

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

5/17/2018 12:41 PM

Oh that sucks...

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5/17/2018 12:41 PM

Too young!

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5/17/2018 12:43 PM

Man he was my favorite rider at that time. His rants on facebook was epic.

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5/17/2018 12:50 PM

Wow... How sad RIP

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5/17/2018 1:05 PM

What!?! No way!

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5/17/2018 1:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/18/2018 4:41 AM

This is sad. I have him on FB. He's pretty blunt with his posts but thats who he is or was for that matter. RIP SWINK

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Vital news is 100% true 30% of the time.

5/17/2018 1:23 PM

Wow, that is horrible news, I looked up to him as a young racer from D-14. RIP Swinkster # 257

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5/17/2018 1:51 PM

three9zero wrote:

Wow, that is horrible news, I looked up to him as a young racer from D-14. RIP Swinkster # 257

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swink #6, kitsch #219, me #179. he was fun to race. obviously great at playing hard and running it in if he wanted. sad deal.
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5/17/2018 1:51 PM

Damn. I had been pulling for him to turn it around and clean up, always sad to hear. RIP

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5/17/2018 2:14 PM

Oh man no. This really freakin sucks to hear. I know he had dealt with some emotional stuff over the years , and couldn't let some stuff go. Always seemed like such a good dude. Whatever happened , I hope he found peace. RIP Brian.....and thanks for letting all of us watch you shred the dirt all those years.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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5/17/2018 2:15 PM

No offense, but rather wait for a family member or PR before proclaiming a guy dead

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Make sure you downvote!

5/17/2018 2:39 PM

EngIceDave wrote:

No offense, but rather wait for a family member or PR before proclaiming a guy dead

Unfortunately seems legit Photo

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5/17/2018 2:42 PM

dboivin wrote:

Just got call from good buddy that lives down by Brian. heard he passed away today. Brian had his demons that were pretty common knowledge but he was still heck of a dude. Had many a battle with him on mini's. RIP Brian.

Sad news and I remember when McGrath and Swink were killing each coast on pro circuit splitfire team. sad
Thanks for the heads up and don't pay any attention to EID dave.

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Ed Johnson

5/17/2018 2:52 PM

Very Sad! Condolences to the Swink family. Still remember him in 91 nailing the triple behind the start at High Point on his Peak Honda CR 125! Awesome rider!

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5/17/2018 2:52 PM

dboivin wrote:

Just got call from good buddy that lives down by Brian. heard he passed away today. Brian had his demons that were pretty common knowledge but he was still heck of a dude. Had many a battle with him on mini's. RIP Brian.

lostboy819 wrote:

Sad news and I remember when McGrath and Swink were killing each coast on pro circuit splitfire team. sad
Thanks for the heads up and don't pay any attention to EID dave.

Not for nothing but it was the Pro Circuit Peak team back then. They were tearing up on Hondas.


R.I.P. Swinkster Michigan Mafia OG.

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5/17/2018 2:53 PM

Hate to hear.. anyone one how he died?

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5/17/2018 3:09 PM

RIP Swink.

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5/17/2018 3:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/17/2018 3:15 PM

EngIceDave wrote:

No offense, but rather wait for a family member or PR before proclaiming a guy dead

changed title.

I just shoulda worded it better. I also talked to one of his close high school buds to confirm.

on a side note. I knew brian before he hit it big, he was always a pistol then and i knew he would make it big in moto...but i figured there would be fireworks wherever he landed...and there was. Always had respect for him...very competitive...i mean we had fist fights coming off the track when we were 10/11 yrs old. Few years later i got my first speeding ticket one winter headed up snow skiing (i was 16) and brian was in my passenger seat....he got lippy to the cop and he was like 14 or 15...probably stamped that ticket for me. lol. never a dull moment.

rest easy bri. hopefully hes at peace now.

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5/17/2018 3:25 PM

Got my ass handed to me by him many, many times. RIP Swinkster!

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5/17/2018 3:28 PM

RIP. I remember seeing him at red bud one year on the amateur track, I don’t think he let off the gas , just turned and railed the berms.

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5/17/2018 3:41 PM

They should examine his brain, to see if they can find something like CTE. Helmets weren't that good back in his day and he was a full out guy.

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5/17/2018 3:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/17/2018 3:49 PM

RIP.

I have no clue how to make a tribute video but I could not do better anyway than these 4 minutes from Moto XXX, the best video at that time with Crusty and Terrafirma. Great talent, speed and style !

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5/17/2018 4:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/17/2018 4:14 PM

Sad day for our racing community, I pay my respects to one of the best riders of the late 80s and the 90s with a prayer and say rest in piece moto brother, like my dad said we will see you on the other side. Tragic for a legend to go still relatively not old. Growing up me and my brother were kids who watched every racer every weekend and Brian was one of those studds we wanted to be. Rest easy to one of our longtime hero’s and friend. Photo Photo Photo

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5/17/2018 4:06 PM

Rest in Piece. Brian was a heck of a good guy and I always have had the greatest amount of respect for him. I know many others share that as well and this is a very sad day for the moto community.

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5/17/2018 4:14 PM

Shit! Hopefully the man is at peace.

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