Les Richter joins West Coast Stockcar Hall of Fame Board of Directors.
Twice an all American football player for the University of California, Berkeley, a college Hall of Famer( still holds the record for the largest trade in the history of professional football with eleven men being traded by the Los Angeles Rams for just one man-Les Richter).
Richter left football in the early '60's to take over Riverside International Raceway and for 25 years he guided Riverside into being one of the premiere road courses in the world. Richter with friends Roger Penske and Jay Signore founded the International Race of Champions.
In 1983 Richter became a NASCAR Vice President and received the prestigious Buddy Shuman Award. After all of this he continues as Vice President of International Speedway Corporation and works closely on a daily basis with ISC tracks all over the country.
"I'm looking forward to helping in any way that I can to bring recognition to the many great racing people from the west coast that has made stock car racing what is is today," said Richter on accepting his position on the board.
Les Richter joins fellow board members Ken Clapp, Jack McCoy, Kevin Green, Owen Kearns, Walt James and board director Tim Meyer.