|A funeral mass for 39 year old Jesus Amezcua will be held this Monday, September 25. Amezcua sustained fatal injuries following a motorcycle racing accident, September 17th, at the Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond.
Amezcua was a member of the Willow Springs Motorcycle Club, WSMC, and was competing in the Road Racing World 250 on the Willow Springs 2.5 mile, nine turn, road course. On the final lap of the race, coming into turn nine, he became involved in a three bike incident that led to the tragic results.
Amezcua's love of racing came at an early age. He successfully competed in the famed Baja 250. He joined the WSMC, in December of 2004, and stunned everyone by winning his first ever race that same weekend as a novice rider. In the summer of 2005 he had a racing accident that left him with several broken bones. But the true heart and spirt of a racer was undeterred and Amezcua couldn't wait to again put on his helmet and leathers as soon as he was healed.
His professional life was equally as impressive. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves, after high school graduation, and then did a six year stint with the Los Angeles Police Department. That led him to becoming a U.S. Air Marshall.
Amezcua is survived by his wife: Araceli, parents: Gilberto and Guilleimina, three sisters: Isabel Luna, Mina Rios and Susana Luquellano as well as two nieces, three nephews and his two, prized, pet beagles.
A Mass to celebrate Amezcua's life will be held this Monday, 9 am, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Wilmington. Call 310 834 6333 for information. Graveside services will be at the All Souls Cemetery and Mausoleum in Long Beach. The family has requested that Amezcua's fellow riders join the funeral procession on their street bikes and the wearing of racing leathers is encouraged.
A donation fund has been established with proceeds going towards a memorial in his name to be place at the Willow Springs International Raceway. Donations can be made to the Araceli Amezcua Fund via any branch of the Bank Of America.
The passing of Jesus Amezcua has left the southern California motorcyle racing community in shock. Our most heart felt condolences goes out to the Amezcua family.
Source: Dave Grayson