World Champion Killed At Age 47


Rick Ward
Rick Ward

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 At The Starting Line
Rick At The Starting Line

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.

One thought on “World Champion Killed At Age 47

  • Avatar for Brook

    Rick you was the best thank you for the time you spen with us and what you did for me. It was some of the best years. The sport will never be the same , you did so much for all. I wish the best for the one’s at home and to let them know we all loved him so much. Michell thank you for leting us have him so much from you and I’m so sorry,
    Love Brook Beckstrom #2


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