Veteran Flat Tracker Rick Hocking Passes Away

Saddlemen Mourns Recent Loss Of Sponsored Racer

Saddlemen ownership and staff were saddened to learn of the death of long-time flat track racer Rick Hocking. We were proud to sponsor Rick for several years now. Only recently he'd finished third at this year's Saddlemen Vintage Class competition at Gene Romero's WCFTS event in Las Vegas.

A California native, Rick was a rodeo rider in his youth, until getting involved in motorcycle racing in the late '60s. He raced on the AMA Grand National circuit from the mid-1970s until the early 1980s, winning four Grand National races.

 

Rick J. Hocking - November 25, 1952 to January 18, 2011

We at Saddlemen, since our founding, have enjoyed and taken pride in sponsoring motorsports racers and events. And while machines provide the thrill, velocity and competition possible, it's the spirit, commitment and courage of riders like Rick that make the heart and soul of the sport.

Images courtesy of: www.cyclenews.com , www.flattrack.com , www.vft.org , and www.dakinphoto.com.