Former Racer Ottis “Otter” Lance, R.I.P.

Former Racer Ottis “Otter” Lance, R.I.P.

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Former racer Ottis “Otter” Lance, of Argyle, Texas, died June 16. He was 66 years old.

Lance’s road racing career spanned four decades starting with club races in Texas, AMA Pro Nationals around the United States, and most recently International races like the Phillip Island Classic historic event at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, in Australia. He competed in AMA Pro Superbike from 1985 to 1991and his best finish was a third place on a Kosar Racing Yamaha FZ750 behind Fred Merkel and Bubba Shobert at Sears Point Raceway (now known as Sonoma Raceway) in 1986. He also finished fourth in the 1989 Daytona 200. He also owned a Suzuki dealership in Fort Stockton, Texas.


Ottis "Otter" Lance (left) with Deano Swims (right) at Phillip Island for the Phillip Island Classic in 2020. Photo courtesy Phil Hall.
Ottis “Otter” Lance (left) and Deano Swims (right) raced in Australia at the 2020 Phillip Island Classic. Photo courtesy Phil Hall.


He is survived by his daughter Sydney.

We will update this post with more information as it becomes available.

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