[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Saugus Grad, Superbike Star Tommy Aquino Killed | 02-03-2014
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Intermittent clouds
Intermittent clouds
61°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
January 26
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]


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.

 

tommyaquino

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

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. Prayers and hugs to all

  17. Prayers and hugs to all

  18. 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.

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

  20. Kim Stephens Kim Stephens says:

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

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

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

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

  24. Ronie Rowsey Ronie Rowsey says:

    Our prayers for the family.

  25. 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…….

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

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

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

  29. Will Gallant says:

    Go Centurions.
    Prayers.

  30. He was such a cool kid!

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

  32. 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.

WATCH NOW
Loading...
LOCAL SPORTS HEADLINES
Friday, Jan 23, 2015
The tenth annual Amgen Tour will feature an unprecedented lineup of the world’s top cycling teams for 2015.
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015
Allen Miller, a 21-year veteran with Valencia-based Honda Performance Development, has been named Race Team Leader for the company, heading up all on-track activities for HPD's pinnacle motorsports programs.
Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015
Valencia High graduate Max Homa finished in a tie for sixth place at the Sony Open in Hawaii. It was the best finish of his PGA career.
Thursday, Jan 15, 2015
The upset of the night came across town at West Ranch High. The West Ranch boys beat Valencia convincingly, 65-52, in their Foothill League opener, while the Golden Valley boys bested Saugus, winning their first Foothill League game since 2009.
Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
Santa Clarita is represented in three different divisions with eight players earning All-CIF honors.
Friend Activity

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
A friend of a mother whose baby was found dead Saturday created an online fundraiser for the victim’s family.
Fund Established to Pay for Baby’s Funeral
John Palladino, longtime Friendly Valley resident and pioneering recording engineer-producer at top Hollywood studios like Capitol, died Dec. 20 at age 94.
John Palladino, Pioneer Recording Engineer-Producer, Dies at 94
Helen Hunt Jackson's 1882 visit preceded the 1884 publication of her novel, "Ramona," which romanticized California's old Spanish days and sparked a massive westward migration as tourists from the Midwest and East Coast sought out the places Jackson described.
Jan. 31: Reenactment of ‘Ramona’ Author’s Visit to Camulos
One macabre site that haunts me still is the walk I made through the catacombs of Paris. These ossuaries hold the remains of about 6 million people. It has the reputation of being the world’s largest grave. It has been a tourist attraction in Paris since 1874.
The Black Death
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Sharon Runner will face no opposition in the special election for California’s 21st Senate District, as she was the only candidate to file for the seat.
SCV’s Once and Future Senator: Sharon Runner
The father of a 3-week-old baby girl reported missing Friday evening has been booked on a murder charge after deputies discovered the child's body in a Newhall parking lot Saturday morning.
Baby Found Dead; Dad Arrested for Murder (Video)
The parents of a 3-week-old baby walked into the SCV Sheriff's Station Friday night to report that their baby was missing from their Newhall home
Missing Baby Update: Search Over; Homicide Detectives Called In
Apparently “The Price is Right” was more interesting, and as I walked through the gym to get water, I saw that most individuals had settled on ESPN or morning talk shows rather than selecting any of the news channels covering the news from Paris as it unfolded.
Trauma and Treadmills
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station responded to a report of a suspicious container at the Chevron Gas Station on Newhall Avenue Thursday night.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, January 23, 2015
Santa Clarita City Council agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
City Council Agenda for Jan. 27
Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent in December, representing a decline of nearly 2 full points in two years.
Santa Clarita Joblessness Falls to 4.5% in December
Influenza activity in Los Angeles County remains high with sentinel labs reporting 25 percent positive for flu, although this is comparable to this time last season.
Flu-related Deaths in L.A. County Now Stand at 11
During the months of January, February and March, Veterans enrolled at VA medical facilities or outpatient clinics are invited to enter their art, music, dance, drama and creative writing entries into the local competition phase.
Art Contest Open to Veterans Enrolled in VA Facilities
Academy Class #403 is the first graduation ceremony officiated by Sheriff Jim McDonnell since being elected to office.
McDonnell Presides Over His First Academy Graduation as Sheriff
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider approving a Historic Preservation Ordinance on Tuesday that establishes procedures for designating and preserving historic properties throughout the county’s unincorporated area.
Supervisors Set to Approve Historic Preservation Ordinance
Big changes could soon be coming to Canyon Country as a proposed new development would have residents saying goodbye to mobile homes and hello to hundreds of new homes and a hotel.
Project 13 Years in the Making is Back On Track
Beginning Friday at 8:30 p.m., lane closures will be in effect on Newhall Avenue between Pine Street and Valle Del Oro for a So Cal Gas pipeline replacement project.
Watch for Gas Co. Work on Newhall Ave. Friday Night-Sunday
Family Promise SCV is currently seeking volunteers who are interested in providing meals to homeless families in our community.
Volunteers Needed to Feed Homeless Families in Santa Clarita
Amgen's most competitive cycling race in history will ride through Santa Clarita for an exciting Stage 5 Finish on May 14, officials announced Friday.
Amgen Race Returns to Santa Clarita in May
The City of Santa Clarita was recently awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification for the Old Town Newhall Library, in historic Old Town Newhall, for its efficient and sustainable design features.
Newhall Library Receives LEED Gold Certificate
The tenth annual Amgen Tour will feature an unprecedented lineup of the world’s top cycling teams for 2015.
Amgen Tour 2015 Announces Teams