Three-Time Daytona 200 Winner Klamfoth Loses Home, Vehicles, Animals In Fire; Fundraiser Started

Three-Time Daytona 200 Winner Klamfoth Loses Home, Vehicles, Animals In Fire; Fundraiser Started

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AMA Hall of Famer Dick Klamfoth and his wife lose home in fire

Family establishes online donation page to help Klamfoth’s get back on their feet

During the early morning of Saturday, Dec. 20, AMA Hall of Famer Richard (Dick) Klamfoth and his wife Beverly (Bev) lost their Thornville, Ohio, home as a result of a fire. Not only was the home a complete loss, the fire also took the lives of their animals and destroyed their vehicles and barn.

Dick and Bev were transported to Licking Memorial Hospital, where Dick was released later that day and Bev was transferred to OSU for smoke inhalation. Both are now staying with family until they get back on their feet.

Dick is a three-time Daytona 200 winner and was named AMA’s Most Popular Rider in 1961. In total, he achieved 12 AMA national wins and one international win. Later, in 1998, he was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame. He also owned a Honda dealership and the Honda Hills motocross facility in Ohio during the ‘70s. In recent years, he worked with the City of Daytona to place a Daytona 200 monument to honor those who raced on the beach. He continues to support the sport and actively participates in Daytona Bike Week.

If you would like to make a donation to Dick and Bev, their family has setup a page  

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