DIRT WURX USA’s Chris Blankenship, 1976-2014

August 13, 2014 5:15pm

MONROE, N.Y. – With the untimely passing of Chris Blankenship, DIRT WURX USA founder Rich Winkler wanted to share his thoughts with the dirt bike industry during this incredibly tough time.

We lost the best of us today.

Late in the afternoon of August 12, DIRT WURX USA team leader Chris Blankenship succumbed to injuries he sustained in a crash Sunday evening at the Washington County Fair motocross.

Chris was a husband, a father, a racer, a worker, a leader, a dreamer and a doer.

He loved his life, lived by a code, never shirked a task and met every situation with a smile.

I’ve spent countless hours with this man over the past years, working hard, imagining and creating, running our business, along with baring our souls to one another on long hauls over the road to the next event.

We probably know one another as well as we know anyone alive, and yet today I find I am at a loss as to what to say.

Chris was a man in full.

He was my friend.

I will miss him every day.