1942 - 2010
The world of racing lost one of it’s most dedicated supporters with the passing of Ken Hobson. Ken was involved in all areas of racing, it didn’t matter whether it was as a driver, owner, sponsor or fan, he just liked to be involved.
Dirt tracks were his favorite, but he also spent time racing boats, winning both the IHBA Nationals in 1991 and Jet Boat Nationals in 1993. He started driving on the dirt at the former Ascot Park and Corona and later drove Late Models, which were his favorite, during the 80’s. He owned Modifieds that were driven by Billy Griffin, Ray Hocking, Ron Meyer and Bill Meyer Jr.
If you were lucky enough to have sat next to him in the stands, you know he was outspoken and opinionated, and usually right. Ken never said no to helping a friend or fellow driver. One night when Dino Napier was in the points chase, his PAS Truck broke and could not make the main. Ken asked Billy Griffin to give up his ride that night in his PAS Truck for Dino. Just a couple of weeks ago, Ken was at Mohave Valley Raceway sharing his knowledge with Bill Meyer, Jr. in setting up his Modified to run better on the high side. It worked, as Bill won the next race. Ken loved kids and the Karts at Mohave Valley Raceway. He recently became a proud sponsor of Garrett Griffin’s #75 Bandit Kart.
Through out his life, his decision where to live was influenced by what track was close. His choice is still to be close to a dirt track and near what he loved. (KFC).
It is with love and respect we say goodbye to one of racings finest. Though he may not be in the stands with us, he will always be in our hearts.
Source: Mohave Valley Raceway