On the 2 Dember, 2012 while participating in the NZDRA event - Tokoroa Thunder- at the Tokoroa Airstrip, Don Irvine was involved in a freak accident. He was racing against Steve Whitham's turbocharged 13B modified bike when Steve experienced a chain failure ripping the chainguard off the bike. The guard flew off into Don's lane, bounced several times before launching upwards deflecting off Don's fairing to hit him directly in the face rendering him unconscious. Don was taken to hospital to be checked over and is ok despite the concussion, bruising and minor injuries.
I spoke to him earlier today to gain his permission to upload this clip to find him out fishing on the Coromandel recovering well. We all wish him well.