Welcome to the memorial page for

Ronald Wayne Cortez

August 6, 1950 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 67)

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A born racer, Ron was a fixture at Sears Point for nearly 30 years. Ron’s Tire Shop, AIM, was a clubhouse and classroom. Aside from mounting race tires, Ronnie mentored and shaped many champions, drawing from knowledge gained during his many years as a “driver.” Ron was also an integral part in the conception and development of a number of racing series for NASA and the SCCA. Sanctioning bodies, folks in the tower, paddock and pits have all benefited from Ron’s participation in motorsport.

Donations can be made in Ron’s name to the NASA Car Control Clinic (a 501(c)3 organization). The CCC is about teaching teens and preventing avoidable accidents. The CCC is a family event where parents learn alongside their teens. Go to

A memorial gathering at Sonoma (Sears Point) Raceway will be scheduled in the near future.

Charitable donations may be made to:

P.O. Box 2366, Napa CA 94588
Tel: 1-707-872-7223

 Service Information

Services are to be announced

Sonoma Raceway
29355 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476

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