DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The AMA Pro Flat Track motorcycle racing community is mourning the loss of two promising young riders following Sunday’s season finale event at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California.
Charlotte Kainz and Kyle McGrane were involved in separate racing incidents during Sunday’s event. Emergency responders were on the scene within seconds of each incident and the riders were transported to Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa, where they succumbed to their injuries.
“The flat track community is tight knit, and today we are all mourning,” said Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. “Charlotte and Kyle were talented competitors with bright futures. Our deepest condolences go out to their families and friends in this time of need.”
Kainz, 20, from West Allis, Wis., earned her professional license in Pro Flat Track in the GNC2 class during the 2015 season. She won her first GNC2 Semi this year at the Black Hills Half-Mile.
McGrane, 17, joined the Pro Flat Track ranks in the GNC2 class last year. McGrane was born in Gap, Penn., but had a growing fanbase nationwide with Main event appearances and a Heat race win at the Law Tigers Arizona Mile earlier this year.
CREDIT: AMA Pro Racing