Jethro Halbert was involved in a racing incident last year at the Calistoga Half-Mile. After a 10-month-long struggle, Halbert, 29, succumbed to his injuries yesterday.

From the AMA: AMA Pro Racing is deeply saddened by the passing of Jethro Halbert. Halbert began competing in AMA Pro Flat Track’s Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines class in 2004 and wore the National No. 69. The Puyallup, Washington native was not only a great rider on the track, but he was well liked within the paddock as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the entire AMA Pro Flat Track community during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 and Friends have posted a Jethro Memorial Fund to their website for anyone interested in sending a donation to Halbert’s family. For anyone who would like to send a check to the Jethro Memorial Fund, please make it payable to AMA Pro Rookie Class of 79 and address it to 3989 Springer Lane, Springfield, Illinois 62711.