>From: JPM Dillon <102044.3322@CompuServe.COM>
I'm sorry to have to report that Rod Mathis died last night of injuries sustained in yesterday's Shelby Pro Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It's sad to note that the very first race ever run at the new oval complex would also yield up the first fatality. It's ironic that, in his Formula Ford days, Mathis called his team "Body Bag Racing." His many friends in the Las Vegas Region SCCA will miss Rod.