Jason Richards: Always A Winner

The passing of Jason Richards on Thursday evening leaves a huge hole in the hearts of Australian racing fans.

Everybody loved Jason. Always happy, always smiling.

He might only have won a single race in his V8 Supercar career – (at Winton in 2006) – but we loved him because he was always having a red hot go, no matter where he was in the field.

One of his most memorable charges was at the 2003 Sandown 500, where he made a lunge at leader Mark Skaife on the penultimate lap.

He didn’t get the pass done, but he showed his passion for what he was doing over the radio after it became clear the car wouldn’t get out of the sand.

That’s the passion we loved in Jason Richards.

And why we’ll miss him.

RIP Jase.