Tragedy: Drag Racer Stephanie Eggum Dies in Skydiving Accident

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Racing driver, skydiver, and friend Stephanie Eggum plummeted to her death last week when her backup chute failed to deploy after cut away her main chute. The investigation shows that Eggum was too low for the backup chute to deploy correctly after she was forced to cut away her main chute, she was instantly killed. The jump was a group practice jumps for the Women's Vertical World Record Camp in Ottawa, Ill.

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Her racing career started in the amateur NOPI Drag Racing Association's all-women "Chic Class" before going pro in 2004 as the only woman in the Nitrous Express Pro 4 Cylinder Class.

"She chased after her dreams, traveled all over the country and all over the world," her father Jim Eggum told the Chicago Tribune. 

At just 32 years old her life was cut far too short, I had a chance to meet and become acquainted with Stephanie during the boom of the import tuning and her early days of racing in the NOPI series, we kept in touch on via Facebook over the years, she was an amazing person and will be missed by all that were so fortunate to know her. 

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