We here at Dirt Bike were saddened to hear of the passing of James "Al" Holley, a former professional flat track rider and the father of former factory Yamaha rider and current Supercross Live! host Jim Holley. Al Holley was well-known at the races, both for his skills as a mechanic and also for his guidance of many international riders as they made the transition to racing and training in the U.S.

After a long bout with illness, Al passed on Sunday evening with his family by his side. He is survived by wife Diane, children Jim, Cindy, Cathy and Chris, and grandchildren James, Jared, Cory and Tony.

Services information:

Saturday, March 30 12:30 p.m.
Oakwood Memorial Park
22601 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Cards, letters and flowers can be sent to the above address, C/O Al Holley

Godspeed, Al Holley.

Jimmy sent us a few pics of Al, their racing and kids from Japan that they helped train.

Classic Al, dangling cig and waving Jimmy on.

Al skiddin' in the early days.

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