One of the greats of hillclimb racing has been killed today near his home in Sugar City, Idaho. Rick Ward, 18 time World Champion, was killed when a mini van hit him on his motorcycle. Rick was flown to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and was pronounced DOA.
Rick started his racing career over 34 years ago. He has always rode Polaris and was the Polaris Team Captain. He was a soft spoken giant in the world of snowmobile racing. He retired last year, but continued with helping the youth of the sport.
Rick Ward was a wonderful person. Everyone who had the privilege of knowing him, liked and respected him. He will be greatly missed and our heart felt condolences go out to his wife Michelle and all of his family.
The sport of snowmobile racing has lost one of the all time best.