Double US Supercross champ Brian Swink has passed away, his family have revealed. There is no news yet on the details.
His cousin Sandy Swink Rutter said: “Thanks to everyone for the kind messages and texts today about the sudden passing today of my cousin, Brian Swink . Please continue to pray for the difficult days ahead for his kids, my my Aunt Nelda Swink , his sister Teresa Billy N Teresa, Brother Rick and all of his family and friends. Such a very sad day.”
Swink rode to the 1991 and 1992 East Coast Supercross championships for Mitch Payton’s pro Circuit team, when they were on Peak-backed Hondas.
His former team-mate Jeremy McGrath said: “Bummed to hear the news of @Swinkster42 today. Solid dude, teammate and shared some good times… My thoughts go out to the Swink Family.”
It was a double blow for motocross today as Jim Hale, the man behind the growth of Axo and Mechanics gloves, lost his life. The 64-year-old died of complications from back surgery in the USA.
Our thoughts and condolences go to their respective families, friends and many fans.