Ron Cortez has passed away

January 11th, 2018 by James Chartres

It is with great sadness we report that Ron Cortez passed away peacefully at 6:00 am on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. His sister Cheryl would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and all the visitors who continued to come up until last night. Details regarding a celebration of life will be forthcoming.

On January 4, Ron Cortez suffered a massive stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side and unable able to speak or swallow. As a racer and the owner of AIM Tires at Sonoma Raceway he is always a great part of our racing community.

His family would like to thank everyone, including the global motorsports community who Ron loves & supported, for all the prayers, well wishes, good thoughts & hospital visits, as they maneuver through these uncharted waters.

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3 Responses to “Ron Cortez has passed away”

January 12, 2018 at 2:41 am, Ian Cook said:

Truly one of the GREAT GUYS in the Racing World.

Ron will be missed by all that knew him.

RIP my friend


January 16, 2018 at 1:26 am, jim Brandt said:

We will all miss you Ron – Thanks you for your energy – knowledge – willingness to help all in need but most of all…I’ll miss that Ron Cortez smile!!
GodSpeed my friend…


January 25, 2018 at 8:56 pm, Derek Ross said:

Ron’s friendship and mentorship .. will be missed .. more than words can say …. by myself and countless others …

Our sport … my sport .. has lost a great influence and ambassador …


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