Bill Warner epitomized gentlemanly competition - he was a strong competitor, an innovator, and a good friend of mine. We lost him this morning, doing what he loved - going faster than anyone else on his motorcycle. Bill was gracious, ingenious and willing to put his ideas to the test. His loss will be felt by the entire LSR community.
Sailboat racing is quite similar to LSR, in that they're both governed by strict rules, and that they're both policed by the racers themselves. Like most cases in sailing, the racing is done purely for the enjoyment of the sport - the money involved is mostly only what's spent to participate. Bill was a guy who did everything as well as he knew how, and was always thankful for any observation that would help him be better. I'm gonna miss having a beer or 3 in the pits with him when the racing was done for the day.