Christopher R. Lokken
a.k.a. "Mr. Nibbles"
April 18th, 1976 to June 2nd, 2007
Lokken, affectionately known as "Mr. Nibbles"
or "Nibbz", was
tragically taken from all of us on June 2nd, 2007. He
was killed while participating in one of the most
prestigious off-road races in the world, the SCORE Baja
500 in Ensenada, Mexico. Chris was filming on board a
chase helicopter during the first few hours of the race,
after which he was the co-driver in a Class-1 race car,
#157 suffered a mechanical failure near race mile 197.
Chris hitched a ride in a passing race vehicle,
Sportsman Truck #1505, in an attempt to get to a nearby
checkpoint. Shortly thereafter #1505 lost control while
negotiating a steep incline and rolled over, off the
steep hillside. Chris was thrown approximately 100 yards
to the bottom of a ravine where he died instantly from
blunt head trauma.
Chris had a genuine good 'ol boy Southern-hospitality
personality, having spent much of his young life in
Alabama. He embraced life and everything it had to
offer. There will forever be a large hole in the lives
of many people now that he is gone. Chris was loved by
everyone he knew.
Chris enjoyed many, many outdoor activities. He was an
integral part of a large group of friends that camp and
ride throughout Southern California. Chris will always
be remembered as an easy-going, fun-loving guy who was
the life of any party. He was intelligent, funny,
charming, and boisterous.
Chris was the CEO of Red Belly Racing, an upstart
company recently founded by a small group of friends
dedicated to off road motorsports and the family
oriented lifestyle associated with it. Chris took on
this challenge like any other, he jumped in with both
feet and gave it 110%.
Above all else in Chris' life was his devotion to his
family. Chris is survived by his lovely wife Megan, and
his infant daughter Lauren who are in the greater San
Diego area. Chris was an excellent father, the birth of
his daughter being one of the highlights of his life.
Megan always supported Chris in pursuing his dreams. At
one point during the Baja race Chris called her just to
tell her what an amazing time he was having.
After Nibbz's passing, some friends built a memorial at
his favorite place to ride.
you can see, Nibbz had plenty of friends...
Enjoy These Photos ~
Just a thought...
Next time you are
cruising through the desert on your quad or rhino, stop
at a place that you enjoy and just take in a moment of
silence... you will remember that more than
Nibbz, I only saw
your face one time..., but I see you every time I am at Rasor