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Second RIR Pictures Page
Pics -1- Diagrams and Overviews
are for the education, edification and entertainment of diehard
Riverside International Raceway fans
is that on the cover of a record album? It's newly-crowned World Champion Jack
Brabham, according to the grid published in the newest source book I acquired:
"The United States Grand Prix And Grand Prize Races 1908-1977" by Doug
past the Start-Finish line, beginning the pronounced uphill to Turn One. The "Tower"
where officials ran the operation is relatively modern, and was not there until
well after the Formula One Grand Prix. In fact, it sat where the paddock
was in the earliest years.
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Hansgen on his way to one of two victories this day: Enduro and F-jr. Yes, right-hand
driving, so it is a left turn. How many of those are there at RIR?
after the start: Brabham leads Gurney and Moss, and the rest of them. They've
passed over the tunnel after Turn One (marked by the Armco™ on the left) and are
negotiating a slight bend as they ease to the left for the Turn Two turn-in. As
usual, a click on the photo or this text yields a larger view. Or a much
This is a similar view, 23 years later and of a slightly different category of racing: the start of an all-Alliance race in support of a professional event in April, 1983. Note the pool of water near mid-field. Very rare at RIR.
a pair I never thought I'd be able to show: Rich Navarro gave me a glimpse and
I begged for a chance to scan them. Thank you, Rich.
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