Jon was about to start a new drug trial and we decided to hold the story for a bit until we knew what sort of timeline he had and when he'd be able to ride again. During all of those conversations, Jon was so positive and sounded so healthy and full of hope. It was never a question of if, but when he'd be able to ride again and which tracks we'd be able to make happen first. Unfortunately, Jon's trial did not go as we'd hoped, and he passed away earlier this month. The news, when it came, was crushing. I needed Jon to ride again, needed his positivity and attitude to be rewarded with more time. I needed to see our community rally around him, and learn from his incredible heart in the process. It only seemed fair. However, life isn't fair, and that's why the message of Jon's life is more than one about some guy doing track days. It's about actually living your life while you're alive.