A Myrtle Beach Speedway racer passed away on Saturday night, shortly after winning a Vintage Car feature at the South Carolina facility that night.


According to a statement released by Myrtle Beach Speedway, Bob Walker suffered a medical emergency while loading up his 1936 Ford after taking the checkered flag in the 15-lap race earlier that evening.


“It is with great sadness to say we lost a great man and a true racer last night, Bob Walker, after he won his final race,” reads the statement posted on Myrtle Beach Speedway’s Facebook page on Sunday morning. “Bob was loading his car when he had a medical emergency that took his life. At this time, we ask for everyone to please say a prayer for Bob and his family. Bob will truly be missed.”


Walker was also the owner of Walker’s Hot Rod Shop, a business located in Myrtle Beach.


-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Associate Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount

-Photo Credit: Myrtle Beach Speedway

Racer Dies Shortly After Winning Race at Myrtle Beach