MotoAmerica racer and race technician Jason Aguilar has died.
Aguilar had been on life support since he crashed while riding his mountain bike February 5 and suffered a massive head injury. He was pronounced dead this morning at Providence Mission Hospital, in Mission Viejo, California, according to his father Bob Aguilar.
Jason Aguilar’s organs will be donated to other patients in need. He was 25.
“In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that donations be made to the Roadracing World Action Fund to help prevent others from severe injury,” Bob Aguilar wrote to Roadracingworld.com on February 7.
Aguilar started road racing and winning at a young age. He won mini road racing Championships with M1GP and SCminiGP before winning more club racing titles with MotoWestGP and WERA.
In 2014, then-17-year-old Aguilar took third-place in AMA Pro Supersport Race Two at Road America and finished sixth in that Championship. In 2015, Aguilar got another podium finish in MotoAmerica Superstock 600 and reached the podium three more times in 2016.
In 2017, Aguilar, riding a Yamaha for his own team, won six races and the MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Championship.
Aguilar stepped up to the MotoAmerica Supersport class, and riding for his own team again, he finished fourth in the 2020 Championship with three podiums and a total of 11 top-five finishes.
The Californian had planned to move up to the MotoAmerica Superbike class in 2021, but a sponsor backed out at the last minute, forcing him to abandon all plans of racing that season.
When not racing, Aguilar worked full-time as a technician for FTECU and sometimes as a crew chief for other MotoAmerica racers. He was an avid mountain biker, and he had recently moved in with his girlfriend Mehgan McDonald and their dog Finn. He had planned on returning to MotoAmerica racing full-time in 2022.
Aguilar is survived by his girlfriend Mehgan McDonald, parents Bob and Ellen Aguilar, sister Alyssa Aguilar, grandfather Lenny Liebowitz, aunts Karen and Barbara Aguilar, uncle John Fox, and his dog Finn.
We will post more information as it becomes available.