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« on: November 27, 2015, 08:30:35 PM »
With a heavy heart, I would like to say I just got news that Mark Yunker was killed in the CompJet Class today in Parker at the SCSC Thanksgiving Regatta.

Mark drove hard. I always admired his driving. One of his accomplishments was being the high points champion and attaining US1 in CompJet for 2014 and #2 in points for 2015.

This is one of my best memories with Mark. It's from the Thanksgiving 2010 race in Parker. I seriously thought I had him. I dove into the corner on the inside and he out drove me from the outside.




Drivers. The water is yours. RIP Mark.

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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2015, 08:33:52 PM »
I can't believe it.
My heart is hurting for the family.  Not to mention the Comp Jet Family.

RIP buddy, you were fun to watch. Miss you already.

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2015, 08:35:25 PM »






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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2015, 09:04:02 PM »
RIP my friend.

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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2015, 10:01:37 PM »
Rest in peace racer.

Very sad day.

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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2015, 10:57:39 PM »
Godspeed
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2015, 06:35:30 AM »
RIP

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2015, 06:41:21 AM »
Godspeed Mark. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family. R.I.P.


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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2015, 11:04:40 AM »
Godspeed



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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2015, 02:15:14 PM »
RIP




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« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2015, 02:16:34 PM »
Godspeed  Mark, You will be missed as a competitor and as a friend, R.I.P,     thoughts and prayers going out to your family

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« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2015, 02:49:44 PM »
Godspeed

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« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2015, 06:29:05 PM »
Sure sorry to hear this RIP.


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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2015, 07:36:56 PM »
Not the finish one hopes for.........Prayers for the family,community and godspeed Mark.
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2015, 05:42:18 PM »
He was a great jet boat racer and good man. He had a heart attack. Is what the doctor send. I was there.

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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2015, 08:11:27 AM »
Rip Mark....sad news
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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2015, 08:57:32 AM »
God speed Mark. Prayers for his family.
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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2015, 10:41:20 AM »
Hello everyone,
I just wanted to stop by and give a giant thank you on behalf of my family. I can tell you it's been a rough few days for my sisters and I because not only was Mark a great friend to some if not most of you he was a damn good father. He has touched so many people as I can also tell from reading these posts.

I also want to thank you for a lot of the pictures that you guys have posted and wanted to ask if I can use these images and stuff like that for a memorial site that I am building for him at markyunker.com. It's current state is WIP so keep an eye out and I will be making a wall for people to post on
RIP Mark Yunker
Mark's Memorial Site

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« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2015, 11:31:16 AM »
RIP Mark
You'll never be forgotten
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« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2015, 11:49:09 AM »
RIP Mark
You'll never be forgotten

That is awesome stuff riptide84. Thank you for those
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« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2015, 03:25:22 PM »
Mark was one of the nicest guys in the pit, always willing to help no matter what, he always took the time to stop and chat with us, this was defiantly a sad deal for the entire boat racing family, we talked to him that morning for a good half hour, he will truly be missed in the pits

To the best comp jet driver I've ever seen: RIP buddie


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« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2015, 05:25:11 PM »
Mark and I had some great races together that I won't ever forget. He was by far the toughest of racers. I remember him coming to the races, checking out our boats and talking about getting into it. Who knew how strong he would really become. May you race in peace and we'll see you on the other side.


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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2015, 08:57:17 PM »
Hello everyone,
I just wanted to stop by and give a giant thank you on behalf of my family. I can tell you it's been a rough few days for my sisters and I because not only was Mark a great friend to some if not most of you he was a damn good father. He has touched so many people as I can also tell from reading these posts.

I also want to thank you for a lot of the pictures that you guys have posted and wanted to ask if I can use these images and stuff like that for a memorial site that I am building for him at markyunker.com. It's current state is WIP so keep an eye out and I will be making a wall for people to post on

My man. I just want to take a moment and tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I simply cannot imagine.

Feel free to contact me at anytime if there is anything you or your family need. I am not a wealthy person, but I'm pretty handy and know a ton of talented people. I make it my business to be owed favors.

Hug your family for me.

My heart breaks for you all. It's not supposed to happen this way.

Your friend,
Glenn (GT Jets)

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Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2015, 09:19:34 PM »
Thank you all once again and thank you for the offer GT Jets, the only thing that I ask is just to remember him as he was. He was the most amazing person I have ever known.

It just really sucks because it seems like just yesterday he was catching my little league games and trying to help coach my basketball team even though we had coaches. That's just the type of guy he was, always wanted to get involved and help wherever he can.

You know, I can sit here for hours and just tell stories about the guy which is basically what we all have been doing with all the family and friends and just trying to laugh at all the shenanigans he has pulled over on us over the years, those stories never get old haha.

He is just the type of guy that will make an ass of himself to get people rolling even in some of the more serious moments like he was 16 all over again.

He will be missed, never a dull moment with him around.

P.S. Sorry for sob stuff, it's just hard to not bring up all the great things about him.
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« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2015, 08:37:59 AM »
Thank you all once again and thank you for the offer GT Jets, the only thing that I ask is just to remember him as he was. He was the most amazing person I have ever known.

It just really sucks because it seems like just yesterday he was catching my little league games and trying to help coach my basketball team even though we had coaches. That's just the type of guy he was, always wanted to get involved and help wherever he can.

You know, I can sit here for hours and just tell stories about the guy which is basically what we all have been doing with all the family and friends and just trying to laugh at all the shenanigans he has pulled over on us over the years, those stories never get old haha.

He is just the type of guy that will make an ass of himself to get people rolling even in some of the more serious moments like he was 16 all over again.

He will be missed, never a dull moment with him around.

P.S. Sorry for sob stuff, it's just hard to not bring up all the great things about him.

No need to apologize.

I have only met Mark maybe a dozen times and only at the races.

He always was a welcoming person in the pits and was a friendly familiar face every time I was at the races.

That being said,  the "all business face" came across when you heard "Comp Jets to the ramp!"

He was a true sportsman and a great ambassador to what the spirit of Comp Jet was all about.

In all seriousness,  I hope this tragic event does not damage the already delicate survival of the Comp Jet Class.

Thank you for sharing some of your insight to whom he was. He is still watching over you.

GT

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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
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