As an investigation continued Monday into the fatal race-car crash at the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway, friends and family took to social media to grieve the death of Gary Terry.
The 36-year-old Davenport passenger died Sunday when driver Tavon Watson, 24, lost control of a two-door Lamborghini on one of the race courses and struck a guardrail.
Terry was pronounced dead at the scene.
Watson, of Kissimmee, was taken to Celebration Hospital with minor injuries. He has since been released.
Terry was Watson’s driving instructor, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
He was sitting in the passenger’s seat as Watson — a customer at the attraction — drove the Lamborghini, FHP Sgt. Kim Montes said.
In memory of Terry, his friends and family have changed their Facebook profile pictures to a photograph of him on a race track wearing a GT Products T-shirt and a headset.
Other pictures on Terry’s Facebook page include race cars with GT Products logos.
GT Products is a manufacturer of custom-racing hardware, according to its website.
The president and owner is listed as Adam Terry, a racer who wrote a heartfelt message about Terry’s death on Facebook.
“You were invincible in my eyes. My big brother, best friend, best man, my bub,” said Facebook user Adam Terry. “To be able to restart the day and change the outcome, what I wouldn’t give. “I will always love you, thanks for all the memories. God speed, GT.”
SOURCE: Tiffany Walden