Los Angeles Times Grand Prix

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The Los Angeles Times Grand Prix was a sports car race held at the Riverside International Raceway. The race was held throughout the track's existence, from 1957 until 1987. The race was sponsored by the Los Angeles Times to raise money for its charities. The Special Events director was Glenn Davis, the winner of the 1946 Heisman Trophy. During the early 1970s, the event was the season ending race for the Can-Am series.

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Year Overall Winner(s) Entrant Car Distance/Duration Race Title Report
SCCA National Championship
1957 United States Carroll Shelby John Edgar Maserati 450S 92.5 mi (148.9 km) Riverside National Championship Sports Car Races report
USAC Road Racing Championship
1958 United States Chuck Daigh Reventlow Automobile Incorporated Scarab Mk II-Chevrolet 200 mi (320 km) United States Grand Prix for Sports Cars report
1959 United States Phil Hill Eleanor von Neumann Ferrari 250 TR 59 200 mi (320 km) United States Grand Prix for Sports Cars report
1960 United States Bill Krause Maserati Representatives of California Maserati Tipo 61 200 mi (320 km) Grand Prix for Sports Cars report
1961 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Cooper Monaco T61-Climax 200 mi (320 km) Grand Prix for Sports Cars report
1962 United States Roger Penske Updraught Enterprises Cooper T53-Climax[1] 200 mi (320 km) Los Angeles Times presents the Grand Prix for Sports Cars report
Non-Championship
1963 United States Dave MacDonald Shelby American Cooper Monaco T-61M - Ford 200 mi (320 km) Los Angeles Times Grand Prix report
1964 United States Parnelli Jones Shelby American Cooper Monaco T61-Ford 200 mi (320 km) Los Angeles Times Grand Prix report
1965 United States Hap Sharp Chaparral Cars Chaparral 2A-Chevrolet 200 mi (320 km) Los Angeles Times Grand Prix report
Can-Am
1966 United Kingdom John Surtees Team Surtees Lola T70 Mk.2-Chevrolet 200 mi (320 km) Los Angeles Times Grand Prix report
1967 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M6A-Chevrolet 200 mi (320 km) Los Angeles Times Grand Prix report
1968 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M8A-Chevrolet 200 mi (320 km) Los Angeles Times Grand Prix report
1969 New Zealand Denny Hulme Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M8B-Chevrolet 200 mi (320 km) Los Angeles Times Grand Prix report
1970 New Zealand Denny Hulme Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M8D-Chevrolet 200 mi (320 km) Los Angeles Times Grand Prix report
1971 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren Cars, Ltd. McLaren M8F-Chevrolet 200 mi (320 km) Los Angeles Times Grand Prix report
1972 United States George Follmer Roger Penske Porsche 917/10 200 mi (320 km) Los Angeles Times Grand Prix report
1973 United States Mark Donohue Roger Penske Porsche 917/30 200 mi (320 km) Los Angeles Times Grand Prix report
1974: Not held
IMSA GT Championship
1975 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Austria Dieter Quester
BMW Motorsport BMW 3.0 CSL 6 hours 6 Hours of Riverside report
1976-1978: Not held
1979 United States Bill Whittington
United States Don Whittington
Whittington Brothers Racing Porsche 935/79 6 hours Los Angeles Times Grand Prix of Endurance report
1980 United States Dick Barbour
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 935 K3 5 hours Los Angeles Times/Toyota Grand Prix of Endurance report
1981A United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
United States Jim Busby
John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 935 K3/80 6 hours Los Angeles Times/Toyota Grand Prix of Endurance report
1982 United States Ted Field
United States Bill Whittington
Interscope Racing Lola T600-Chevrolet 6 hours Times/Toyota Grand Prix report
1983 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
United Kingdom David Hobbs
United Kingdom Derek Bell
John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 935 K4 6 hours Times/Datsun Grand Prix report
1984 United States Randy Lanier
United States Bill Whittington
Blue Thunder Racing March 84G-Chevrolet 6 hours Times/Nissan Grand Prix report
1985 United States Pete Halsmer
United States John Morton
BF Goodrich Porsche 962 600 km (370 mi) Times/Nissan Grand Prix of Endurance report
1986 United States Rob Dyson
United States Price Cobb
Dyson Racing Porsche 962 6 hours Times/Ford Grand Prix report
1987 United States John Morton
United States Hurley Haywood
Group 44 Jaguar XJR-7 500 km (310 mi) Los Angeles Times Grand Prix report

^A The 1981 event was also a part of the World Sportscar Championship.

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