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Much loved Coast dads die in motor racing tragedy

Palmview man Kurt Bull died in a motor racing tragedy at Queensland Raceway
Palmview man Kurt Bull died in a motor racing tragedy at Queensland Raceway

UPDATE: IT has been confirmed the second man killed in the racing accident at Queensland Raceway on Saturday night was Mountain Creek man, Daniel King.

The father of three was the co-driver of the vehicle driven by Kurt Bull that tragically slammed into a wall taking both of their lives.

Friends and family have remembered the motorsport lover as an "awesome friend, partner and father".

"I met him when he organised his first fundraiser to help my extended family when Troy Kohncke was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident," Kerri Rayner said.

"From then Dan has always been close and we have organised a few fundraisers.

"I will miss him dearly."

Daniel King lost his life in a motorsport accident at Queensland Raceway.
Daniel King lost his life in a motorsport accident at Queensland Raceway.

 

In a statement released by Queensland Raceways chief executive officer John Tetley it is believed the car had a jammed throttle and the breaks were unable to slow the car down before it left the track.

"After leaving the track the car powered through to the back wall where it hit the airfence at an acute angle," he said.

"The car suffered significant damage to the roof and both sides.

"Both front and read number plates were undamaged which may be the reason the air bags did not deploy.

"The car rolled back on its wheels and a fire erupted from the engine compartment."

Mr Tetley said all staff involved will receive counselling to assist them through the event.

"Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the two men involved," he said.

To support the King family during this time, visit www.gofundme.com/please-help-daniel-kings-family.

EARLIER: A PALMVIEW man killed in a racing accident at Willowbank on Saturday night has been remembered as living life to the fullest.

Kurt Bull, from the Sunshine Coast, and his co-driver died when their vehicle slammed into a wall at Queensland Raceway at Ipswich.

Just days before his death on Friday Mr Bull could be seen taking to Facebook offering his home to anyone impacted by the fires which burned on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast throughout the day. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up in honour of the father of two and has already raised more than $20,000 for the family.

Friends have taken to Facebook to share their love for the avid surfer and former Kawana Waters student.

"It's a crazy ride this life, and my man Kurt Bull lived it to the max from cars to boards anything he touch he dominated you will be truly missed you legend," Michael Poole posted.

"May you rest where the waves are sick, the steak is perfect and the Cadbury chocolate keeps on coming," Katrina Enright said.

Donations can be made via, www.gofundme.com/assistance-for-kurt-bulls-family.

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