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Oct 24, 2011

Updated With Photo: Former AFM President Joe Montoya, R.I.P.

AFM #1 Frank Mazur fends off #13 Joe Montoya in 1982. Twenty years later, Montoya was still riding that Yamaha on the street. Photo by Lori Tyson.
Former AFM President Joe Montoya died Sunday while riding his streetbike, after a car crossed a double yellow line on Redwood Road in Castro Valley, California and hit him.

According to the local California Highway Patrol website, the crash occurred at 4:17 p.m. and Montoya was declared dead at the scene.

Montoya, who we believe was in his mid-50s, raced as Team Bozo with his brother Wayne and ran AFM North for 17 years, from 1989 through 2005.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Read a local news story about the incident here:

Read AMF Race Director Barbara Smith's tribute to Joe Montoya here (scroll down to the third post):
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