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SRCA Dragstrip releases statement following Hobbs’ death

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The drag racing community is mourning the loss of drag racer Ronnie Hobbs. He was killed during the Great Bend Nationals during the Mid-West Drag Racing Series event at SRCA Dragstrip in Great Bend, Kansas last weekend.

Hobbs was a popular driver before his passing. He lost his life following an accident at the track.

Ronnie Hobbs during a happier moment in his life (Photo by Courtney Paulshock Photography)

“The entire SRCA community is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of driver Ronnie Hobbs after his on-track incident at the facility on Friday,” SRCA Dragstrip said in a Facebook post. “Ronnie had an incredible passion for drag racing and was tremendously loved in the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ronnie’s family and friends during this difficult time.

“We ask that everyone allow time to heal and respect the family’s privacy.”

Following Hobbs’s death, the Mid-West Drag Racing Series canceled the rest of the event. The SRCA has a weekend off before the Rocky Mountain race week begins on June 18th before coming to a close on June 24th.

After a weekend off, the Mid-West Drag Racing Series returns for the Summer Speed Spectacular on June 17th and 18th at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. When the teams return for this event, there will be a variety of tributes to Hobbs.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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