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Riverside International Raceway
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can see the north-ish end of what I think was a 3/8ths mile paved oval, represented
here by the southernmost dotted link between front and back straights. I'm still
not sure they actually built the second connector between Turn 1 and the back
straight to form a 5/8ths or so oval (it was a mile), but I'm now convinced at
least one oval was used for racing.
|A few months ago someone emailed me an image of a 1960s poster. He couldn't remember where he found it, and I seem to have lost it. The poster promised Championship Midget Auto Racing at "International Riverside Raceway," "HWY 395 & 60," every Saturday night, beginning with the Grand Opening on Sunday, May 7.|
Startling New Discovery!
of two ovals seen on the site of mid-60s Riverside Raceway
is my favorite picture so far: in its original size of 1800 X 2200 pixels, 11.5
MB, you can see the two flagmen standing at the edge of the track midway between
the end of the Turn One fence and Turn Two. Quite a bit of detail, even though
it was printed on porous paper. Just enough to see that the cars on the grid are
sports racers, not the NASCAR stockers that are the subject of the remainder of
the article in a book about great racing events. The "great event" at
RIR was the first NASCAR race there.
see frames from a New-RIR lap recorded on 8mm film, click HERE|
Click here to see frames from a marvelous 50s and 60s
Southern California sports car road racing film.
RIR Pictures Pages
New (70s up) RIR Page
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