May 22 1968 - August 4, 2000
Chris Harrington, who had retired from Speedway several years ago, died August 4, 2000. Chris died from a blood clot following a surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left leg.
He rode speedway for six years. Three and a half in first division, at all four tracks in California from 1989 to 1995. That's all he ever wanted to do since seeing his first speedway race at age 5, so he lived his dream!
Chris was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was raised in Boron, California where he worked as a miner for US Borax.
Chris had 2 great loves in his life, Speedway motorcycles and the small desert town of Boron, CA where he grew up.
Chris saw his first speedway race at the age of 4 and he was hooked. 17 years later he bought his first bike.
His dream was to race with his idols, Jim Fishback, Mike Faria and Bobby Schwartz. When he was racing he rode Weslakes.
Chris is now in good company with some of the people who played a major role in his career, Carlos Cardona, George Wenn, Ken Maely.
1994 - Hard Luck award.
1992 - Most Professional award.