WASHINGTON, D.C. — It is with deep sadness that Growth Energy mourns the tragic loss of our close friend and partner Keith Holmes, who was killed in a crash yesterday during the St. Clair River Classic offshore powerboat race in Michigan. The owner of CK Motorsports and throttleman of the American Ethanol Cat Can Do Catamaran, Holmes was considered one of the world’s premier offshore powerboat racers.

“The entire Growth Energy family is shocked and saddened at this terrible news, and we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Keith’s family, friends, and loved ones,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “Keith was the ultimate competitor out on the water, with nearly three decades of racing experience, competing in over 150 races with 86 victories across the United States. He was a passionate champion for biofuels, but more importantly, he was an amazing person: full of life, energy, and kindness. This is a significant loss for the boating community at large, but Keith’s legacy – both as a person and a powerboat racer – will surely live on.”

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