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Des to the rescue
I have a Des Wall story I would like to share from when I was about 10 years old running around the pits at Lakeside in the early 1980s. I was checking out everything a kid does in the pits and took a short cut under the ramps of a truck and hit my forehead on the corners of the truck’s barn doors punching a hole in my forehead the size of a 10 cent coin.
With blood all over my face, thinking I was going to be in trouble, Des Wall helped me by taking me to the ambulance and led me through a drivers’ briefing of Brock, Johnson, Moffat, Richards and others. They fussed over me, causing this 10-year-old a bit of excitement. My best memory of that incident was what a great guy Des Wall was to me when I thought I was going to be in trouble.
This great memory of Des has been with me for over 30 years and I was quite saddened to hear of his passing a few years ago.