|FMX Rider Jim McNeil Died in Crash During Practice|
FORT WORTH, Texas - Jim McNeil, a rider for Boost Mobile's Freestyle Motocross team, died Sunday after suffering fatal injuries while practicing for a FMX exhibition before Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
According to details; the 32-year-old Jim McNeil was practicing in the midway area outside the front stretch grandstands before the area was open on Sunday morning. He was immediately shifted to a Fort Worth hospital but died shortly afterward.
McNeil, who was known as "Jumpin' Jimmy," had been competing in Freestyle Motocross for 11 years, and finished fourth overall in FMX at the X Games in 2006. He had been part of the Boost Mobile FMX team for nine years.
McNeil’s death follows that of Marco Simoncelli, a 24-year-old Italian motorcycle racer who died in a crash during the Malaysian Grand Prix on Oct. 23, and Dan Wheldon, a 33-year-old British IndyCar racer who died following a crash in Las Vegas on Oct. 16.
Watch video below - a tribute to Jim McNeil: