Former journalist, photographer, TV producer, and racetrack executive Gary Van Voorhis died July 12 in a hospice facility near his home in Ormond Beach, Florida. He was 80.
Van Voorhis, a U.S. Air Force veteran, worked as an Associate Editor at Cycle News from 1975 until 1985. He then became a producer for the television show MotoWorld. After that, he spent several years employed by Daytona International Speedway (DIS), working his way up from the Communications Department to becoming the Director of Events.
Van Voorhis retired from DIS in 2006, after helping create the 3.0-mile infield road course that allowed AMA Pro Superbikes to continue racing at the facility.
He is survived by his girlfriend Lydia Hinshaw and his brother Ray Cassinari.
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