By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
American Flat Track rider Ryan Varnes has passed away. He was 24.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. American Flat Track announced his death on Monday.
“The Varnes family has been a staple in the flat track community for decades, and they need our prayers during this difficult time,” said Gene Crouch, COO of AMA Pro Racing. “Ryan was the class of the field, both on track and off track. His bright smile, perpetual optimism and loyal friendship will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
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Varnes was involved in an accident on Saturday, according to American Flat Track. He was injured in the Production Twins Main Event at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York.
Track personnel went to Varnes’ aid immediately. He was transported to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York. He later succumbed to his injuries that he suffered in the crash.
Varnes will have his organs harvested to help others in need.
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He was a third-generation rider, who followed in his father Kevin and grandfather Jim’s footsteps in the sport. He turned pro when he was 16 years old in 2014.
He had four American Flat Track wins in his career.
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