Ronnie “The King” Davis

Ronnie “The King” Davis

Birth
Death 9 Apr 2016 (aged 65–66)
Chapel Hill, Madison County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Tucker, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 171420730 · View Source
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ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (AP) Ronnie ''The King'' Davis died Sunday from injuries sustained Saturday in a crash during a drag racing event at Rockingham Dragway.

The track said Sunday that the 66-year-old Davis, from Suwanee, Georgia, had completed a final qualifying run in the PDRA Spring Nationals when his 1963 Corvette turned left and shot across the track in front rival Mark Malcuit's car. Davis' car cleared the right-side guardwall and barrel-rolled.

Davis was taken to Moore County Regional Hospital in Pinehurst and later to UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill.

Davis was a five-time IHRA season champion. Early in his career, he was almost unbeatable at Atlanta Speed Shop Dragway, where he earned his nickname by dominating a competition called ''King of the Hill.''

Associated Press
April 10, 2016

Bio by: Greg Raike


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  • Created by: D.J.
  • Added: 17 Oct 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 171420730
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ronnie “The King” Davis (1950–9 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 171420730, citing Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Tucker, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by D.J. (contributor 46939014) .