Fourteen-year-old Suzuki rider Jesse Masterpool suffered a serious crash at the Lake Whitney Amateur National on Saturday, March 13, 2010. Masterpool was in stable but critical condition in an Intensive Care Unit for a week, but despite close care of neurologists and trauma surgeons, Masterpool was pronounced dead on the morning of Saturday, March 20, 2010.The Masterpool family delayed the annoucement of Jesse’s passing as they did not want to break the news until after the Oak Hill Amateur National and the Dallas Supercross race, which both took place the same weekend.For more information visit www.JesseMasterpool.com.Following is a statement from the Masterpool Family…Due to the injuries Jesse sustained, he passed away early Saturday morning.We all feel you are now part of the family. We didn’t want anyone speaking for us in these letters and because of this we have not done the job that all of you wonderful people deserve. Jesse was extremely passionate, positive, and considerate of how his actions might affect other people. We felt he would not want to bring this news to the riders or the fans attending last night’s Supercross race. He would want the riders to focus and ride their best and the fans to celebrate in their efforts.One of Jesse’s favorite movies was “Remember the Titans.” He felt strongly enough to wear it on his butt patch; it was a part of him. Not just a movie, but like his own name.The passion that brought such different people together dissolved old feelings between them – to see what they truly felt. Inside the soul, they were not different after all. As crazy as it may seem to Jesse and many riders, the butt patch is sacred. It is your name. It is you. It can’t be bought by a sponsor. It is a passionate symbol of who that rider is. Your passion, faith and love have brought us all together.We all feel Jesse’s spirit; Jesse is now a part of all of us. Jesse brought us all together. We know what Jesse would want us to do.
God BlessJesse and the Masterpool Family