Record-Holding Motorcycle Racer Dead At 69 After 252-MPH Crash
Tragic news in the motorcycle racing world … veteran rider Ralph hudson died on Sunday from injuries he sustained after crashing his bike at 252 mph.
The 69-year-old was injured on August 14 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah … where he was trying to break a speed record.
Officials said at the time that he was wiped out and taken to hospital in serious condition … but stabilized to the point where his family hoped he could make it.
Sadly, Hudson’s family and friends said in a statement this week the runner succumbed to injuries … announcing he passed away on Sunday night surrounded by his son and best friends.
“We sincerely thank everyone for their kind words, prayers and support during this very difficult time,” the statement read. “Ralph would like everyone to stay strong and keep moving fast.”
Hudson was known as one of the best in the motorcycle racing community … he is said to have held multiple speed records and even once passed 300 mph on his bike.
In fact, the vice president of the Southern California Timing Association, Pat McDowell, called Hudson “one of the legends of our sport” at the Deseret news.
“A great competitor and innovator,” McDowell added… “I will miss him.”
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