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Third-generation American professional Flat Track racer dies at Weedsport Speedway, Saturday night

(WSYR-TV) – Third-generation American Flat Track professional racer, died at Weedsport Raceway on Saturday, July 2, according to American Flat Track.

Ryan Varnes, 24, of Pennsylvania, was involved in an on-track crash during the Production Twins Main Event at Weedsport Speedway on Saturday night. He received treatment at the scene and was then transported to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, where he later died.

“The Varnes family has been a fixture 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 peloton, both on and off the track. His brilliant and perpetual optimism and loyal friendship will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. »

Varnes, who followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, started racing when he was five years old, according to American Flat Track. He started professional racing at the age of 16 and won four times with AFT Production Twins from 2019 to 2020.

American Flat Track says Varnes has made a selfless decision to register as an organ donor, and he will continue to extend his spirit not only into the racing world, but also to those in need.

Photo courtesy of American Flat Track.


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