DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Twenty-two-year-old Alec Muth, who was involved in an on-track incident during the American Flat Track event at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. on Aug. 7, has died from injuries suffered in the crash.
Despite the immediate action of first responders and the best efforts of the very experienced staff at Rapid City Regional Hospital, Muth succumbed to his injuries on Thursday. Muth was an up-and-coming rider from Black River Falls, Wis.
“Alec was a popular guy in the paddock and had a lot of friends in the flat track community,” said Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. “He scored his first points in AFT this year and recorded a very impressive top-ten finish at the OKC Mile, in June. It is extremely sad that his journey through life has been cut so short and our thoughts are with his family at this time.“
“Alec was a hero both on and off the race track,” said Charlie Roberts, Class of ’79, a 501(3)c charity supporting injured riders and their families. “Alec was a fierce competitor, a firefighter, a friend to many and a great son from a loving family. Having made the selfless decision to be an organ donor, his legacy will continue as he gives the gift of life to those in need.”
The Class of ’79 has established a Memorial Fund for Alec Muth, with all donations going directly to Alec’s family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at www.amaft79.com or by writing a check for Alec Muth Memorial Fund, payable to the Class of ’79 at 3989 Springer Lane, Springfield, Ill. 62711.