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Welcome to the official
Rick Mandelson web site. As an 8-time SCCA Champion, Rick enjoyed a very successful
career in road racing, driving some of the most exotic machines of
the day... and winning. In addition to sports cars and Formula
cars, he also enjoyed success in drag racing, motorcycle
racing and even stock
car racing. Rick had a serious need for speed.
Although, now retired from
racing professionally, Rick still has that need for
speed. These days, Rick can be found enjoying
his #78 "AL Hamilton Contracting Co. Special", a
beautifully restored 1971 Trevis Sprint Car. Vintage racing has become
very popular and Rick enjoys doing his part to
preserve the history of the sport.
On one weekend, you might
find him slinging mud with the dirt track sprint car, midget,
stock car and modified crowd at any of the legendary dirt tracks
of the east, such as Williams Grove, Hagerstown,
Latimore Valley, or Bedford speedways.
On another weekend, you might
find him burning up the asphalt at places like
Jennerstown, Darlington, or Michigan, with the Champ
Car, Indycar and NASCAR crowd.
On yet another
weekend, Rick will be turning left and right at
places like V.I.R., Summit Point, or some other road
course with his old friends from SCCA & IMSA.
Rick Mandelson is
proof that sometimes nice guys do finish first.
He has a great love for the sport and enjoys sharing
that enthusiasm with everyone and anyone, no matter
what type of racing they may enjoy. Rick
invites you to enjoy your visit to this web site.
road racing accomplishments include: 1962 – Championship - FP Porsche 1600 Speedster 1963 - Most improved driver of the year 1966 - Championship - FV (Formula Vee) 1969 - Championship - FV 1970 - Championship - FV 1971 - Championship - FV 1974 - Championship - CP Porsche 911 1975 - Championship - BMod Porsche 906 1978 - Championship – AS Ford Mustang
has competed in the following classes:
Open Wheel - Formula A, Formula B, Formula C, Formula Junior, Formula S,
Sedan - A, B
Production - A, B, C, D, E, F, G
Grand Touring - GT-1, GT-2, GT-3
Modified CM, EM, FM
Marlboro, Summit Point, Mid-Ohio, Lime Rock & Watkins Glen.
of cars driven to these records included:
Cobra, Formula Ford, Formula Vee, Porsche, CP Porsche, 906 Porsche, Ford
Mustang and Ford Fairmont.