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Ronnie Davis: Drag-Racing Champ Dies From Crash Injuries
Ronnie Davis: Drag-Racing Champ Dies From Crash Injuries

Ronnie Davis, who was critically injured in a crash Saturday at Rockingham Dragway, died Sunday at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, according to a press release from the track.

According to Drag Illustrated, 66-year-old Ronnie Davis, of Suwanee, Ga., had just completed a final qualifying run when his 1963 Corvette turned left then shot back across the track in front of Mark Malcuit’s car. Ronnie Davis’ car cleared the right-side guardwall and then barrel-rolled.

Ronnie Davis was originally taken to Moore County Regional Hospital in Pinehurst and was later transferred to the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill.

Early on in his career, Ronnie Davis was almost unbeatable at Atlanta Speed Shop Dragway where he was known for dominating the “King of the Hill” competition. That’s where he got his nickname, “Ronnie the King.”

Ronnie Davis is survived by his daughters Michelle Seger and Bridgett Medina of Texas, as well as his longtime companion Micki Dearing of Suwanee, Ga.

Ian Tocher, 55, of Roswell, Ga., was also injured in the crash. According to Drag Illustrated’s latest update, Tocher remains in stable condition at UNC Medical Center’s Trauma Unit.