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AFT Mourns the Loss of Barry Boone

| 12 September 2017 1:16 pm

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Photo by Andrea Wilson/American Flat Track
DAYTONA BEACH, FL, SEPT. 11, 2017

The American Flat Track community is deeply saddened by the passing of Barry Boone, legendary race announcer, longtime motorcyclist, and motorcycle racing enthusiast.

AFT says a sad farewell to the legendary Barry Boone.

AFT says a sad farewell to the legendary Barry Boone.

A third-generation motorcyclist, Boone was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, a city with deep roots in racing. His passion for the sport was unmatched, and his long and successful career made him a legendary figure throughout the motorcycle community.

Week in and week out, Boone breathed life into the sport as the lead announcer for countless motorcycle races around the country and through his popular radio show “Talking Motorcycles.” His enthusiasm for the sport and motorcycling in general was infectious. He will be missed dearly.

“Barry was a true friend, both on and off the track,” said Scottie Deubler, who served as Boone’s co-anchor at more than a hundred American Flat Track events over the last decade. “On the stage, he did such a wonderful job of making people feel comfortable, even though they were in front of thousands of fans. Behind the scenes, he enjoyed life so much and was always so much fun to work with. We’re going to miss him.”

Boone was 62. He is survived by the love of his life, Colette; his sister Sharon Rone and brother-in-law Jack Rone; and a close-knit family that adored him. His immediate family would like to personally thank all of Barry’s motorcycle family for all their love and support.

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