May God Bless him... He was a truly unique individual. I knew him well from racing of course, but ran into him in , of all places, a Friar's Club roast. He had been a member of the Friar's Club for years.....
One other thing....... He could crash anything. His mishaps included offshore boats, a high altitude balloon (on Take off), and his one ill fated attempt at driving a GN circle marathon flat bottom.
All of the boat racers in heaven will be well fed...... now they have steak and shrimp to add to their fried chicken and biscuits......and Bernie will bring the beer.