Charlotte Kainz

September 20, 1996 - Sep7ember 25, 2016

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2016) – AMA Pro Racing is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of professional flat track riders Charlotte Kainz and Kyle McGrane, and extends heartfelt condolences to their families.

Kainz and McGrane were involved in separate racing incidents during last weekend’s AMA Pro Flat Track race in Santa Rosa, Calif. Emergency responders were on the scene within seconds of each incident and the riders were transported to Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa where they succumbed to their injuries.

“The flat track community is tight knit, and today we are all mourning,” said Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. “Charlotte and Kyle were talented competitors with bright futures. Our deepest condolences go out to their families and friends in this time of need.”

Charlotte Kainz, 20, from West Allis, Wis. earned her professional license in Pro Flat Track in the GNC2 class during the 2015 season. The beloved rider won her first GNC2 Semi this year at the Black Hills Half-Mile and brought smiles to the faces of everyone she met in the paddock.

Twenty year old AMA Pro Racer Charlotte Kainz #35L died at Sonoma Valley Memorial Hospital-North Coast. She died from injuries sustained in an accident when she collided with another racer during a race at the Sonoma County California Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 25, 2016. She was a 2015 High School graduate of Greenfield High School in Greenfield Wisconsin. She was also a student at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater Campus. Charlotte was preceded in death four months earlier by her mother Andrea Paula O'Connell. She is survived by her father, Jack Paulson Kainz of West Allis, Wisconsin and many loving family and friends.