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Tommy Aquino 1Superbike racer Tommy Aquino, a graduate of Saugus High School, died Sunday in a crash at the Piru MX Park, authorities said.

He was 21.

According to his Facebook page, Aquino raced dirt bikes as a small boy then switched to street bikes at age 10. At age 16 he was named AMA Rookie of the Year and then signed as a factory rider with Yamaha for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.In 2012 he competed at Daytona and Laguna Seca, as well as a full season in the Spanish National championship. Last season he raced in the British Superstock Series on Team WD40.

According to authorities, shortly before 12:30 p.m. Sunday a caller reported a head-on collision between two motorcyclists at the track in the 4300 block of Center Street.

One rider was taken to a hospital by helicopter. Aquino was pronounced dead at the scene, according to reports.

Aquino’s death has been confirmed by his family.

Aquino’s website simply shows a black ribbon with the No. 31.

He is survived by his father Tom, mother Carrie and younger brother Michael.

 

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49 Comments

  1. Roger Alves Roger Alves says:

    I met him once with my kids in the pit area at a AMA race in Fontana. He wasn’t racing just there with his girl but took the time to sign an autograph and was super friendly to me and my kids.. Very sad to hear this

  2. Val Robinson Val Robinson says:

    Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

  3. such sad news! He has a beautiful smile:) prayers to his family!

  4. My thoughts and prayers and love to Carrie and family. So tragic.

  5. Casey Gordon Casey Gordon says:

    Sincere condolences to his family. God bless his family and friends.

  6. Linda Tah Linda Tah says:

    Condolences to his family & loved ones

  7. Linda Tah Linda Tah says:

    Condolences to his family & loved ones

  8. Julie Olsen says:

    Sad news. May he rest in peace and may God bring his family comfort during this difficult time.

  9. Yes very sad. I am his next door neighbor and have known the family for 13 years. It has been a hard day being in Texas and away from the family.

  10. Yes very sad. I am his next door neighbor and have known the family for 13 years. It has been a hard day being in Texas and away from the family.

  11. Casey Gordon Casey Gordon says:

    Awww I’m sorry Gary. I did not know him I was just saddened by the story. Hugs to you and Terrie.

  12. Casey Gordon Casey Gordon says:

    Awww I’m sorry Gary. I did not know him I was just saddened by the story. Hugs to you and Terrie.

  13. Arcy Sendejo Arcy Sendejo says:

    My condolences to his family

  14. Arcy Sendejo Arcy Sendejo says:

    My condolences to his family

  15. Kim Aholt says:

    So so sad. Prayers to his friends and family. So very sorry for your loss.

  16. My husband and I were driving home from Ventura driving by the Lake Piru race track and saw the helicopter flying in. We knew it wasn’t good and we prayed for whoever was hurt. I’m so sad to read this. We’ll continue to keep his family in our prayers.

  17. My thoughts and prayers to his family especially his father Tom who is a friend of mine. So sad

  18. Kim Stephens Kim Stephens says:

    How awful! Prayers and healing thoughts going out to his family and friends.

  19. So sad. My thoughts and prayers are with the Aquino family.

  20. Awww how tragic, my thoughts abd v prayers to his family.

  21. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Tommy.

  22. Ronie Rowsey Ronie Rowsey says:

    Our prayers for the family.

  23. Anna Maria La Frenz says:

    We have had 3 deaths in our family two sisters and a brother we only know too well what you are going trough …..
    You now have your own personal ANGEL watching over you…. May God be with your family….
    I’m praying for you all !!! God a Bless you all…….

  24. Poor baby. God bless his family right now.

  25. Sad to hear , so young. Rest in Peace <3

  26. So young. Poor little guy. Prayers for his family and friends.

  27. Will Gallant says:

    Go Centurions.
    Prayers.

  28. He was such a cool kid!

  29. So very, very sad. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends!

  30. I don’t know him but I send my deepest sympathy . Way 2 young 2 pass away. God bless his soul. Now he is a angel in heaven.

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