Ronnie Hobbs accident: Veteran Texas drag racer and doorslammer competitor Ronnie Hobbs succumbed to injuries he sustained on Friday evening in a racing accident at the Mid-West Drag Racing Series’ Great Bend Nationals at the SRCA Dragstrip in Great Bend, Kansas.
Born in West Texas, Ronnie had a love for all things fast and grew up racing in the streets and at the drag strip. In the early 1990’s, he took a break from racing to focus on raising his family and building his career. In 2009, he founded Lone Star Corporation and grew it into a trusted and respected electrical contractor in the Permian Basin. Ronnie returned to the sport in recent years with fresh vigor and his family by his side.
He competed at no-prep and Pro Modified events, first in a Chevrolet S-10 known as the “Texas Rattlesnake,” and later a 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. After some early success with the car in Radial vs The World, Hobbs found himself a home in the Mid-West Drag Racing Series. He entered the Great Bend event seventh in the series standings.