The shocking and unexpected passing of rider Dane Westby is still pretty jarring to a lot of us. As a fan of Westby, I was equal parts sad and confused by his sudden death. This is coming from someone who didn’t know Westby at all and only admired his career from a distance. I can only imagine what it must feel like for those who knew the Wolverine, even those who spent only an ounce of time with him. Chris Matye of OnTheThrottle TV probably doesn’t consider himself as a close confidante of Westby, but he did spend a lot of time with him during the 2014 AMA season when he was hired to film the racer on behalf of sponsor Broaster Chicken.

It’s only fitting that with Westby’s death, Matye still found time to create a tribute video, honoring the man who’s life was taken from him far sooner than most of us would’ve wanted.

I don’t know the extent of Matye’s relationship with Westby so I can’t speculate on that. But what I do know is that Matye’s tribute video of the Wolverine perfectly captures the aura of authenticity usually associated with Dane Westby.

I can’t think of a better way to showcase the life and career of Dane Westby more than what Chris Matye did with this tribute video. So if you have some time, I strongly suggest that you watch it. It’s about as touching a tribute as you’ll find for a man who many of us admired.

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Source: YouTube - OnTheThrottle TV

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