Chris Otero passed away this afternoon in Roswell after a tragic motorcycle accident. My condolences go to the family. My thought and prayers are with them.
As many of you know, Chris and I had our share of disagreements over the years. None the less, this is tragic for our community. He will always be remembered in the racing community in Southeastern New Mexico. I'll never forget his willingness to step-up and take a dragstrip that nobody else wanted. He just finished up his 5th racing season at the facility.
Chris was a great guy and one that was willing to come out on a Sunday and open the track for private test and tune, and do it for free..............I do not know to many track owners that offer that, also he was not so tied up on what was the expected set of rules, car passing crazy spec, he just liked to see fast cars and enjoyed good people, rest in peace my friend, Roswell is going to miss him, especially we get some pussy track managment out here that throws you out for running .2 of a second faster than what you tech, I will miss the good ole racing from when He was around, it sucked before he had the track, and I am sure it will suck now.
My condolences to all of his family and friends, I just passed his house about 20 minutes ago and cars were all the way down the block, very sad way to go, and I know he had kids that were pretty young. We should set up a track day to help out with the costs of his funeral or something good.
Chris was a very understanding guy in that most people could not afford the proper safety gear to run the faster times I for one appreciated that very much he would just say “Be Careful” and let you run anyway. I also thought of him as a friend and he will be missed by all RIP Chris.