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Richard Anderson Passes Away

Motorsports Ministries’ Richard Anderson passes away…


Richard Anderson, the founder and President of Motorsports Ministries, passed away Friday morning following a long battle with cancer. He was 68.

Anderson was a longtime member of the sports car racing community in North America, having served as Chaplain in the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM paddocks since its inception, as well as other road racing championships.

“On behalf of everyone at the International Motor Sports Association, I want to offer sincere condolences to the family of Richard Anderson, the leader of Motorsports Ministries who lost a long and courageous battle with cancer Friday morning,” said Scott Atherton, IMSA President and COO.

“Richard was an icon for years in both the GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series paddocks; on countless race weekends he was, in effect, our ‘church.’

“Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his many friends throughout the sports car industry. Richard will be sorely missed by all of us.”

Sportscar365 sends its condolences to Richard’s family at this difficult time.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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