What led to Racer Kevin Huntley’s Sudden Death at 56?
The Six-time USAC National feature-winning driver has reportedly passed away overnight. He was 56. Kevin Huntley’s cause of death has not been revealed at this time.
Huntley, whose professional career spanned three decades in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, died in his sleep on January 8, 2022. A cause of death was not provided.
Affectionately known as “Pup,” Kevin began his sprint car racing career on the bullrings near his home with a sprint car purchased with the help of his father and three-time USAC National Sprint Car champion Sheldon Kinser.
In 1985, Pup made his USAC National Sprint Car debut, finishing 19th at Paragon Speedway. His first career sprint car victory was on the local level during the 1986 season at Bloomington Speedway.
Huntley took on the USAC National Sprint Car series in 1987 and won his first series event for Terry Winterbotham at Oregon, Wisconsin’s Impact Speedway en route to a career-best 4th place finish in the championship standings.
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Pup scored his second career USAC National Sprint Car win for team owner Dennis Stone at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway.
Huntley and Dan Roberts teamed up in 2005 to snare his final career USAC Sprint victory in June of that season at Eldora. He notched two championships with the ASCoC in 1992 and 1993.
After the sad news of Kevin Huntley’s death was revealed, his friends and social media users flooded social media with tribute messages. Many fans also took to Twitter to pay Pigonant tributes to him.
“We’re saddened to learn of Kevin Huntley’s passing this afternoon. He contended for several #WoOSprint wins, won @ASCoC championships, and was a fixture in Sprint Car Racing through the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s. Our thoughts & prayers go to his family,” World of Outlaws’ official Twitter account wrote.
“Sad to hear about the passing of Kevin Huntley. We send our thoughts and prayers to Kevin’s family during this very sad time. Race in Peace to The Pup,” Historical Sprint Car Racing account tweeted.
One fan wrote: “Absolutely shocked to hear that Kevin Huntley passed away. He was a great friend and someone I always enjoyed seeing at the races.”
Jason Wilson wrote on Twitter: “Rip Kevin Huntley had alot of fun nights racing and drinking some cold ones afterward in the toter on the way home with you.”
Another user wrote: “The most memorable Kevin Huntley victory I witnessed in person was a Ohio Speedweek finale at Eldora where he ran down Frankie Kerr for the win. Also his Mopar Thunder win in 2004. RIP “the Pup.”
“Thinking of Kevin Huntley’s family, friends and fans… we were saddened to hear of his passing. Keeping his loved ones in our prayer. Godspeed, Kevin,” Tony Stewart wrote.
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