Don Gordon started his many years, at Western Speedway, crewing for Greg Court from 1979 until the end of 1982. They won several races and set some track records but never managed a championship. In 1983 through 1994 he was Crew Chief for Roy Haslam. They won numerous races, broke track records, and clinched championships throughout the Northwest during those years.
Switching hats and duties at the track in 1994, Don became General Manager of All Fun Recreation Park and Western Speedway. He worked long and hard taking care of the vast property for Fran Wile until the water park closed in 2007.
The race season of 1998 saw Don run the track with Matt Sahlstrom and that same year was when big changes happened at the track. Don oversaw and assisted putting in the new drainage system, repaving and rebuilding the race track, and rewiring the infield. He was instrumental getting the new lighting around the track installed in 2006.
Among the many things Don did for the race fans was to institute the free seasons pass for all Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame members.
Thanks to his knowledge, expertise, and hard work, Western Speedway was refurbished into a great race track that will be enjoyed by racers and fans for years to come.
We take tremendous pleasure in induction Don Gordon into the Victoria Auto Racing Hall Of Fame.