Ryan Varnes
Ryan Varnes (AFT photo)

Flat Track Racer Ryan Varnes, 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — American Flat Track racer Ryan Varnes has died from injuries suffered in a crash during Saturday night’s Production Twins main event at Weedsport Speedway.

Varnes, 24, was transported Varnes to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

“The Varnes family has been a staple in the flat track community for decades, and they need our prayers during this difficult time,” said Gene Crouch, COO of AMA Pro Racing. “Ryan was the class of the field, both on track and off track. His bright smile, perpetual optimism and loyal friendship will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.” 

Varnes had made the selfless decision to register as an organ donor. His spirit will live on not just in our memories and in the record books, but also by extending the lives of others in dire need.