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Rider Killed At Portland International Raceway Described As "Veteran Racer"

(Portland, OR)  --  A 24-year-old woman who was described as a "veteran racer" is dead following a crash during an event at Portland International Raceway.  Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association officials say Kelly Johnson was racing Sunday in the Ultra-Lightweight Superbike when she crashed.  Association president Chris Page tells KOIN-TV Johnson and five other riders were coming through the last turn when Johnson hit a wall on the outside of the track.  Page describes Johnson, who was from Sauvie Island, as a highly skilled rider with eight years of amateur road-racing experience.

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