A Loss of One of Our Own

If you’re on Facebook, you likely saw the news of the passing of one of our members, Matthew Stahl. Matthew was just 21 years old when he was involved in a head-on collision on Wednesday, November 7th, and he tragically lost his life as a result of the crash. The crash also claimed the life of the 17 year old driver in the car that collided with Matthew’s.

Some of you may remember Matthew. He drove the red 1990 Mazda Miata, #120 in SSM. He’s been a Susquehanna Region SCCA member since June of 2017 and attended about 10 events with us since then. His girlfriend Brielle was also in the car at the time of the crash, but is thankfully out of the hospital and recovering.

A procession of 12 #teamsusquatch cars made their way to Matthew’s funeral last weekend and, at Matthew’s mother’s request, Rich Thomas did one hell of a burn out in his Mustang in Matthew’s honor on our way out of town.

It’s always difficult to lose one of our own, but particularly difficult in this instance given the circumstances and Matthew’s age. Please keep Matthew and Brielle’s families and all affected in your thoughts and prayers.

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