|Richard Longacre with Dan McCormick from Harbert Oil after he was awarded with the November Racer of the Month and Team Kendall Racer of the Year awards.|
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 — Local racer, Richard Longacre, who was the November Racer of the Month, was recently honored as Team Kendall Racer of the Year.
Longacre is from the Susanville area and currently resides in Almanor, California. He received the Racer of the Month award for winning a heat in his home racetrack at Diamond Mountain Speedway and getting the most points out of all the other drivers.
Becoming racer of the month automatically put him in contention for racer of the year. This annual award is awarded to the Racer of the Month who gets the most Facebook Likes on a picture after a certain amount of time. Longacre was a fan favorite and was able to accumulate the most Likes out of anybody, which won him the award.
Longacre has been racing for six years now after starting in the Hobby Stock division. He began racing after his friend and mentor, Joe Marlow, built a racecar with him. Marlow then sold it to him for the all the money Longacre had in his pocket at the time, which was only $20.
For the full story, read the Tuesday, March 17, 2015 edition of the Lassen County Times.