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Riverside International Raceway Book and Contest

Riverside International Raceway was an important part of the landscape for those who loved speed in Southern California, and author Pete Lyons takes a look back at the track, the drivers, and the legends born at this road course in the desert.  The book, Riverside International Raceway: A Photographic Tour of the Historic Track, Its Legendary Races, and Unforgettable Drivers, is a celebration of a time and place, an era in racing when records were set and the experience of getting behind the wheel was raw, visceral and exhilerating.

From the publisher:

"July 2, 1989 marked the end of an era in auto racing, as the Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, closed its gates forever. During its 32 years in operation, the race track was one of the most versatile and challenging courses in the professional racing circuit, with its long, downhill back straightaway and infamous, brake-burning Turn 9.

Within the pages of Riverside International Raceway, celebrated motorsports author and photographer Pete Lyons provides an insider’s look at the moments at Riverside International Raceway that shaped auto racing history. Explore Riverside’s series of well-designed turns and experience the thrilling events that took place at each one. With an exhaustive collection of rare photography and artwork, this is the authoritative history of one of racing’s greatest tracks."


We will have a review of the book, published by Spry Publishing, coming soon. But in the meantime, we are going to give away a copy of the book to a reader who sends us our favorite story of a race seen, participated in, or heard of!

Email us your stories to [email protected].