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Jammer
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I just heard tonight at the Hampton Supertrack that Dennis Dayrit passed away Sunday. He died from a sever asthma attack. He was only 33 years old. For those of you who didn't know Dennis, he started racing again last year after a 18 year lay off. He raced last year in the 30-34 cruiser class and won the VA #1 plate. Back in the day he was #5 in the world. I know a few of you guys knew and raced him. I just thought I would share the sad news. He will surely be missed. [Frown]


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so sorry for the loss of your friend. so young...
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OMG!!!!! No way!!!! Have not seen him at all this year at the races. Someone told me had been sick. But dead from an asthma attack? Dennis was a friend way back in the day & it was cool to see him back at the track again last year & rekindle the friendship. He was a great guy, always smiling & he was a hell of a good bmxer, gave it his all everytime he was on the track. I am proud to have called him a friend. He will definately be missed. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family.

[ July 21, 2005, 11:07 PM: Message edited by: VAbmxdad ]

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Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. My son and I race, and my son has asthma. We have to watch him really close during the hot weather and during the winter days. My thought and prayers go out to his family.
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Sad news....you just never know.
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OMG, Dennis was a member of Vintage and was actually the World Champion in Whistler back in the mid-80's not number 5. I have the video of his race and interview after the race and also attended the race. Life is short ya know? I really don't know what to say. I can mentally picture him throwing has arm in the air he was the smallest of the group that crossed the line and was a not expected to win the big one in Whistler.

RIP Dennis. I'm truly in shock as we have talked a bit since he had gotten back in the sport.

Can someone find out where to send condolences (spelling) to for me?

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RIP Dennis.....sorry your gone buddy but you had an effect on our lives and will continue to do so. Always upbeat and funloving.......I to would like to know where to send my condolences.
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WOW! Sorry to hear of the loss. I met Dennis last year at the Hampton regional. Dennis had a balls to the wall attitude about racing. Any further info on where to send condolences would be appreciated.
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So young [Frown]
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I can't believe he is gone. He was at the Lexington regional earlier this year racing with us.
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Dennis you will be missed you had a ton of fans and friends hear at Woodbridge. Paul
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Paul, we should do something at the track this weekend. John, anybody you can get an address/e-mail address from so people can send condolences?
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Jammer
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Unfortunately not, I am trying to get a copy of last SundayÝs paper that had the write up about him. I have to work tomorrow morning but I will try to get the info by tomorrow evening and will post it.

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I would see Dennis every year or so since he stopped racing bmx in the 80's to concentrate on his high school wrestling. He would come to the track sometimes and we would chat about the old times. I just got reacquainted with Dennis last year when he decided to start racing again. "Little Dennis" as I called him back when he raced in the 80's was always admired by me for his great desire to win. I loved watching him race back in the day and loved driving up to northern Virginia to ride with him and the guys at the Lake Fairfax track. I still remember a time when he passed me in a car on the interstate doing about 65 with his entire body, above the waist, out of the passenger window yelling "hey what's up?".. That guys a nut case I thought!
He loved surfing and actually got me to go out and ride trails again last year. We shared a room when we raced out of town and I loved his attitude towards life. He was always fun to be around. He has a beautiful little girl which I joked with him that she had to take after her mother. Most of all he was and always will be my friend. Dennis you are and will be missed buddy!

This was the Obituary printed in the paper on Wednesday:
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Dennis G. Dayrit
Virginia Beach - Dennis Goroza Dayrit, 33, of the 5200 block of Westhaven Crescent, passed away July 16, 2005.
Born in Roanoke, Va., Dennis was the creator and owner of the online travel agency, TerapinTravel.com. He was the 13 year old expert 1985 BMX World Champion, a talented musician -- playing keyboard and piano with several local bands -- a skilled craftsman, a member of the National Bicycle League and a music lover, touring with the Grateful Dead and attending more than 100 shows. He received a bachelors of science in psychology from Old Dominion University and minored in philosophy.
He is survived by his parents, Danilo and Susan Dayrit; a daughter, Katelyn Reid Dayrit; a sister, Diana Dayrit; brother-in-law, Jonathan Magel; best friend, April Hathaway; uncles, Edwin, Junior and Romeo Goroza and Fr. Cesar Dayrit; aunties, Angie Marasigan and Ofelia Quiballo; grandfathers, Alex Goroza and Doming Dayrit; and grandmother, Trining Goroza.
He was a loving father, son, brother and friend.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (July 21) at Holy Family Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph Slatery officiating. Entombment will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive freinds at the church Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, will be handling arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.hollomon-brown.com



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I am unbelieveably sad. Can't even believe it. I used to race Dennis at Lake Fairfax BMX and all over VA in 1985 and 86. My breath is taken away. Talked to him some last year after I noticed him on this site. James Ayres will want to know too. Seems like only yesterday he was riding his black chrome Sting wearing a Rockville BMX jersey. RIP -
Paul McElroy

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