The late Randy Renfrow will be inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame--FINALLY--this weekend in Las Vegas.
While Renfrow's racing accomplishments speak for themselves--he beat Wayne Rainey for the AMA's F1 title one year, no small feat--we'd like to think that part of the reason Renfrow made the Hall of Fame is because of the kind of person he was, which in our experience was a kind and honorable man. Several racing luminaries including Commonwealth Honda Superbike team owner Martin Adams and Renfrow's younger brother, Shawn, will be on hand in Vegas this weekend to guide Randy into the Hall.
"Friends of Randy" have had Adams' famed RS850 race bike (the same one that Renfrow campaigned) restored and the bike--powered by a Honda RS dirt track motor--will be on display.
Renfrow began his professional road racing career in 1981, won the AMA 250 Grand Prix Championship in 1983, and then he went on to win the Formula One Championship in 1986 and the Pro Twins Championship in 1989.
Renfrow died in 2002 at age 46 from injuries suffered when he fell in his basement.