Today, the American Motorcyclist Association noted the passing of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Carroll Resweber and offered its condolences to his fans, friends and family.
Initiated in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 1998, Resweber held the record for winning four consecutive AMA Grand National Championships from 1958 to 1961. This record was so daunting that it stood for four decades. What’s truly amazing was that Resweber’s career consisted of a mere six seasons before it was cut short by a racing accident in 1962. In that time he notched 19 AMA national wins on a variety of circuits, ranging from half-miles to miles to road courses.
After recovering from his injuries, Resweber returned to work for Harley-Davidson, where he stayed until he retired in 1992. Resweber passed away on May 8, 2015, at the age of 79.
To learn more about Resweber’s short, record-setting racing career, go to www.motorcyclemuseum.org/halloffame/detail.aspx?RacerID=77.