February 26, 1956 - August 2010
Saturday August 28th, 2010 4:34 AM EDT
The flags flew at half staff tonight as Inland Motorcycle Speedway paid it's respects to racer and friend Jim Gardner.
The Speedway community was stunned to learn of Jim's passing. A genuine nice person Gardner a lower division racer was old school. He was the only one who still campaigned a old upright two valve JAWA. Jim is probably best known for towing a trailer with his Speedway race machine on it behind his Harley Davidson Road King.
Jim's family asked Larry Huffman to thank the fans for the fifteen hundred dollars contribution they held last week. Doctors had informed them that there was no hope and Jim was removed from life support yesterday morning.
I'm sure we will all miss Jim Gardner. Rest in peace. Howie Zechner
Saturday August 28, 2010 2:43 PM
Inland Motorcycle Speedway observed a moment of silence last night for our late friend and Support Division rider, Jim Gardner.
Jim never recovered from the serious head injuries he suffered in an accident two weeks ago. The crowd bowed their heads before the playing the National Anthem and remembered the friendly gentleman biker Waterford his Speedway bike to SoCal races behind his Road King. That's what beloved doing, and that's they way I will remember him. Dorcey Wingo
Rider Number: 134
Hometown: Desert Hot Springs, California - USA
Place of Birth: Corona, California - USA
Birthdate: February 26, 1956
Occupation: Automotive and Motorcycle Mechanic
Children: Brooke Wilkerson
Started Speedway: 1973-1982. Returned 2010
Photo by: Dorcey Wingo
Plans: To have fun while I can.
Bike: 1980's Weslake
USA: IMS, San Bernardino - Costa Mesa - Victorville
2010 - IMS Events 08/06/10, 07/30/10, 07/09/10, 06/04/10, 05/28/10
Jim Gardner's House of Two Wheel Thunder