Dan Gurney Statement on the late Les Richter

To us old-timers "All Pro Line Backer" Les Richter will forever be the face of Riverside Raceway. Les was a motorsports pioneer who brought NASCAR stock car racing and Indy road racing to the West Coast, he organized the Los Angeles Times Grand Prix for Sports and Can-Am racing cars, each event often drawing more than 100,000 spectators to the desert. He greatly contributed to the flourishing car culture of Southern California in the 1960s and 1970s and all of us who raced through the Esses and Turn 9 in those spectacular racing days owe him a silver trophy full of gratitude.

So long "Daddy Warbucks"

God's speed "48"!

Dan Gurney and All American Racers

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