Fred Buckley, longtime supporter of Larry “Spiderman” McBride, passed away on March 12 after a long illness.
Buckley, 71, owner of Quick-Way trucking in Richmond, Virgina, was involved in many aspects of motorsports including flat track racing, dirt drag racing and Winston Cup racing. Most notabley, Buckley was primarily responsable for supporting McBride as he returned to racing after his top end crash in 1992.
“Without Fred’s support I would not be where I am today,” stated McBride. “Without his gracious support during some difficult times I might not be racing today. My deepest sympathies go out to his wife Kage and the rest of their family.”
In addition to his support of McBride, Buckley was involved with his son Bobby with the Top Fuel Harley which Jay Turner rode to two consecutive IHRA championships.
In addition to wife Kage and son Bobby, Buckley is survived by sons Scott, Tommy and Bill. He will be deeply missed throughout the motorcycle drag racing community.