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Riverside International Raceway’s Les Richter

Les Richter, former head of the now defunct Riverside International Raceway, passed away this weekend in Riverside. He was 79. Les Richter(NASCAR.com) RIR logo Post-1969 track configuration(wikipedia) 1970sRichard Petty, Bobby Allison Winston Cup Series 1982Winston Cup Series @1990RIR control tower(AP) Probably no one else is more responsible for putting both Riverside International Raceway on the…

AVP Crocs Tour ‘Riverside Open’

On the heels of last weekend’s Downtown Street Jam, the AVP / Crocs Tour “Riverside Open” rolled into town Thursday for a four-day, professional beach volleyball tournament. AVP Photo Gallery: Saturday, April 18 Photo Gallery: Sunday, April 19 The event, which is being staged at a temporary “sandbox” and grandstand located at Market and Third…

GO – Citizens Business Bank Arena

Oct. 2008Southeast entrance Oct. 2008Interior view Oct. 2008East end Seating configuration – hockey After more than a decade since first envisioned, several years of planning, a few false starts and 18 months of construction, a new day in sports and entertainment for Inland Southern California began Saturday as Citizens Business Bank Arena opened its doors…

Welcome race fans

Welcome race fans

For nearly 10 years, California Speedway in Fontana has been welcoming race fans to Inland Southern California. However, local officials admit Fontana — and the region as a whole — hasn’t fully capitalized on the racetrack’s success and popularity by giving fans something else to do while in town, particularly within the area immediately adjacent…

California Speedway

California Speedway

Opened in 1997, California Speedway in Fontana transformed a portion of the former Kaiser Steel Mill into a world-class racing facility. However, has the transformation spilled over into the neighboring areas, most of which are blighted industrial sites? A recent article in the Seattle Times takes a look at the successful impact — or lack…