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Paul Orlandi
April 30, 1950 - July 2006


1999

I met Paul when I was a photographer at Auburn in the mid 1980's. Paul loved to stop and chat and would tell me all about the track and every bump and rut that was in it that night. A truly nice gentleman and it was very hard when he told me he had cancer about a year before he passed away. I really enjoyed his company and his stories about racing speedway and his other love of road racing. A true racer for sure... RC Jones

Rider Number: 5
Hometown: Grass Valley, California - USA
Date of Birth: April 30, 1950
Deceased: July 2006 - following a 2 year battle with cancer.
Children: Rachelle, Chris, Vanessa
Relatives that race or did race Speedway: Son Chris Orlandi,
Date Started Speedway: 1972 - 1991
Reason to Race Speedway:
Goals or Ambitions for Speedway:
1999 Photo from Gary Roberts Action Photo: RC Jones

Also raced Open Superbike and AMA Pro Thunder.
"Paul rode Speedway from 1972 till 1991. Yesterday morning I was reading through a friend's old Speedway programs, and there was Paul Orlandi's name as a second division rider in a 1972 Baylands program. This year, after a 7 year break, he is back, and brought his son, Chris. He spent the first two or three weeks getting back into the swing, but now looks totally comfortable as demonstrated by this win. Gary Roberts.

Tracks Ridden:
USA: Bakersfield Speedway - Dixon - Fast Friday Speedway, Auburn - Solano County Fairgrounds, Sports Arena, Vallejo - Cal Expo, Sacramento - Ventura - Ascot - Folsom - Napa - Reno - Baylands - San Bernardino

Achievements:
1999 - Won Handicap Consi - Cal Expo June 26, 1999
1984 - Northern California Points Champion
1974 - Northern California Points Champion
1982 - Finished 13th in US Nationals

Paul
RC Jones Photo at Cal Expo ~1989

 

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