Six time Australian Supertruck Racing champion, Rodney Crick, and Bathurst 1000 driver, has passed away unexpectedly on Thursday 30th May, 2013.
Born 12th April, 1966.
Rodney quickly had a love affair with trucks and made his debut in truck racing in the 1990’s alongside the likes of Ian ‘Inky’ Tulloch and father-in-law Rob Russell in the Beetle as it was known, and later racing the ex-Garry Willmington Shell Volvo N12. Rodney went on to win his first series in 1992 and became a much loved character in the sport. Ian Luff often referred to his as ‘Captian Kangaroo’ because of his role of captain of the Australian squad in the Trans-Tasman Championship.
One of Rodney’s more unmemorable moments in his racing career would be at Oran Park Raceway, when he and Ron Salter (NZ) both jostling for the lead and both went into the tyre barriers at turn 9 (T4 of south cct).
Rodney will definitely be missed by his family and friends as well as some of the big names in Australian / New Zealand motorsport community. He has left behind his loving wife and 3 teenage children.
Rest in Peace
12th April 1966
30th May 2013
Above: Crick in the #3 at Pukekohe Raceway