7,000 attend funeral for Hells Angels leader Ralph 'Sonny' Barger at California speedway

Motorcycles and cars line Stockton 99 Speedway, the site for the funeral of Ralph "Sonny" Barger, founding member of the Oakland chapter of the Hel...

September 26, 2022
10:50 PM

Motorcycles and cars line Stockton 99 Speedway, the site for the funeral of Ralph "Sonny" Barger, founding member of the Oakland chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. — Thousands of people gathered over the weekend for the funeral of Ralph "Sonny" Barger, longtime president and founding member of the Oakland chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club. It was an event the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office warned could become dangerous. But those who attended the service at the Stockton 99 Speedway cried, shared stories and remembered the 83-year-old Modesto native who died in June 29 from cancer.

Aaron Leathley