By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Drag racer Ronnie Hobbs has passed away. No age was provided.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet.
“The staff and family of MWDRS (Mid-West Drag Racing Series) and SRCA are grieving the loss of one of our racers, Ronnie Hobbs,” the Mid-West Drag Racing Series Facebook post said. “Please respect the privacy of everyone at this time.”
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The Mid-West Drag Racing Series was holding an event at SRCA Drag Strip in Great Bend, Kansas on Friday. The Great Bend Nationals featured Pro Mods, Alcohol Funny Cars, Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, and Junior Dragsters.
At this time, we do not know how he passed away. And we do not want to speculate out of respect for the family.
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There are several social media posts that said that he was involved in an accident. However, we have not been able to confirm that at the time of publication.
Hobbs was the fifth qualifier in Pro Mod, as of 7:09 pm local time. He had gone 3.804 at 200.89 mph in a 2017 Mustang. His car was nicknamed “The Texas Rattlesnake.”
Ronnie was one of two drivers for the car, according to the team’s Facebook page. No updates have been made to the page since April 25th.
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“Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the family of one of our own,” Xtreme Raceway Park said in a Facebook post. “Godspeed Ronnie Hobbs.”
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