AMA Pro Racing is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of competitor Tommy Aquino.
Aquino was involved in a two-rider accident at a motocross track near Santa Clarita, Calif., where he was pronounced dead and the other rider seriously injured. Aquino was just 21. During his years as a valued member of the AMA Pro Road Racing community, Aquino became known for his racing talent, quick wit and uplifting smile. AMA’s thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
Aquino was a sponsored rider with LeoVince USA. The company’s President and CEO, Tim Calhoun, released this statement:
"A sincerely sad day for American road racing as it was announced … that Tommy Aquino died while training at a Piru California motocross facility. From myself having watched him from amateur to pro rider my heart aches for his family. My thoughts and sincerest condolences go out his parents Carrie and Tom Aquino for their loss."
For additional information contact: AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014, [email protected]