The RRDC Evening with Rick Mears Presented by Firestone will be rescheduled, as will the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, both called due to the coronavirus outbreak.

2020 honoree Rick Mears. [Team Penske image]

The decision was made in response to a directive from the City of Long Beach prohibiting all gatherings of more than 250 people in the city until April 30, 2020. The directive also means we will need to postpone our RRDC Evening with Rick Mears Presented by Firestone originally slated for Thursday, April 16.

The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach issued a statement March 12 to the effect that discussions are being held with the various series promoters to determine the viability of postponing the event until later in the year.

If the Grand Prix is rescheduled, our intention is to hold the dinner on the corresponding Thursday prior to the race weekend. Contributions are always welcome to help support the RRDC’s young driver initiatives: SAFEisFAST and the Team USA Scholarship, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020. Updates will be posted here. 

Those who have already registered for the dinner will hear from me directly. For all other questions, please contact me at rrdc2@cox.net.

We hope to have more information in the near future. Thank you for your understanding and stay well.

Jeremy Shaw

Event Organizer

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