Mike Velasco Celebration Of Life Is August 11 in Washington (Venue Update)

Mike Velasco Celebration Of Life Is August 11 in Washington (Venue Update)

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By John Ulrich.

A celebration of life for famed Superbike mechanic Mike Velasco has been scheduled August 11 at Brothers Powersports, 5205 1st Street, Bremerton, Washington, 98312.
 
The event is open to the public, but the family asks for those who plan to attend to please RSVP by July 20.
 
The family is also asking friends of Velasco to share their photos of him via email at [email protected].
 
For more information about the event and to connect with others planning to attend, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/838356514861620.
 
Below is our original report on the passing of Mike Velasco.
 

Pioneering Superbike mechanic and former racer Mike Velasco died just before midnight Friday, January 5th at a hospital in Washington State. He was 74 years old.

He is survived by his wife Alana, daughter Mishell, son Grant, and grand-daughter Tyra.

Velasco was a key player in the formative years of AMA Superbike, first with Yoshimura  R&D and then with the American Honda team and worked with riders such as Wes Cooley (R.I.P.), Gary Fisher (R.I.P.), David Emde (R.I.P.), Freddie Spencer, Steve Wise, Fred Merkel, Steve McLaughlin, Roberto Pietri, Ron Pierce, Bubba Shobert, Larry Pegram, and others. 

We will post additional information as it becomes available. 

May he Rest In Peace.

 

Mike Velasco in 1982. Photo by John Owens/Superbike Book. Copyright 2023.

Mike Velasco with Freddie Spencer at Daytona 1982. Photo by John Owens/Superbike Book. Copyright 2023.

Mike Velasco with Fred Merkel’s Superbike at Loudon, 1986. Photo by John Owens/Superbike Book. Copyright 2023.

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