|Robbie “Rolo” Roloson, crew member for Decuir / Lozano Motorsports and Speed Trucks number 10 and 20, lived life to the fullest, experiencing a rush through his passion for dirt bike racing, died last Saturday from massive head injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident at age 34.
“When you get into something like racing you want to get better; it’s a reward to work as a team and get things done and be the fastest out here. It’s just kind of a challenge to yourself. He was committed to everything he did, “ said friend and racing teammate Steve Erzen of Riverside.
Roloson, a resident of Mentone, was born in Warwick, N.Y. on September 21st, 1969. Roloson grew up as the youngest child with four sisters. “He got picked on a lot, especially being the baby, but he was a good boy. He was Mr. Comedian, always playing practical jokes, and you never knew what was coming, “ said sister Shawn Collins of Yucca Valley.
Roloson’s passion in life was motor sports, according to friends and family.
“He was a crew member for the number 10 and 20 Speed Trucks for Decuir / Lozano Motorsports in the Mechanix Wear Speed Truck Challenge. When he wasn’t racing the Speed Trucks he was at Bonneville and El Mirage running land speed roadster for Phillips and Sons Land Speed Roadster number 937,” said Steve Erzen.
Roloson worked as a detailer at Dutton Motor Company in Riverside and spent his free time working on the vehicles he enjoyed racing and working on so much. He was known as being a good friend who sometimes tried too hard to please everyone in his life, and therefore was affectionately known as “No-Show Rolo” among friends and family.
“If you invited him to barbeque, you wouldn’t cross your fingers but you always knew he’d be at one of your friend’s houses,” friend Matt Radloff of Riverside said. But Roloson was there when it counted, he said. “He was there an hour after my son was born. He took off work to be there with us because it was important, “ Radloff said.
Friends and family echoed those sentiments, saying Roloson had a unique relationship and sense of caring for every person he came into contact with in his life. “He wasn’t your typical guy; he had solid relationships with so many different people. I’m so privileged of the time we got to spend talking in the car on our way to Speed Truck races in Las Vegas, it was just an incredible experience to know him,” Erzen said.
Other survivors include three sisters, Tracey Murakami of Palmdale, Kelley Parkinson and Robin Stanley, both of San Bernardino.
Services will be at 3 PM Monday afternoon December 29th at Mountain View Mortuary, 570 E. Highland Avenue in San Bernardino. Interment will follow at a later date.