Updated: 02/21/2019 12:14 PM | First Published: 02/21/2019 11:01 AM

Rick Petko is Returning Back on Track

Petko in a motorbike workshop, fitting a headlight to a motorbike

Former cast of American Chopper, Rick Petko is returning back on track! Rick Petko, who worked as a fabricator and mechanics at the Orange County Choppers, revealed that he is getting back on track.

Rick Petko is Competing on Sons of Speed

The 50 years old mechanic posted an image on Instagram on February 19 with a caption that reads, 

“Super excited to get back out on the track, March 9 New Smyrna Speedway, Sons of Speed, 50 entries in the races some are 100+ years old, my Indian is 100 this year and ready to rip #🇺🇸usa #1919 #indian #boardtrackracer #gofastturnleft #sonsofspeed”


Rick is set to participate in Billy Lane's Sons of Speed Vintage Motorcycle Race 2019, that is taking place on Sat, March 9, 2019. The race will take place during the Daytona Bike Week at New Smyrna Speedway’s half-mile racetrack.

Rick had posted a video of his motorbike on his Instagram account on January 28, revealing that he is ready for the Daytona tracks. Motorhead from childhood, Rick often participates on vintage motorcycle races.

He joined OCC in 2003 and started appearing on American Chopper since its inaugural season. Later, he left the show in 2017. He currently runs his own fabrication shop in downtown Stroudsburg in Pocono and makes knives during his leisure time, often posting images on his Instagram.

Best of luck, Rick!

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