LA Sportswalk of Fame

Johnny Campbell, 11-time SCORE Baja champion.

Johnny Campbell, 11-time SCORE Baja champion.

With all the pomp and circumstance of a well-produced half-time show, two of off-road desert racing’s most popular champions were inducted into the Los Angeles Sportswalk of Fame in front of an enthusiastic crowd of fans of motorsports.

Selected by the board of the #LA Sportswalk Hall of Fame, Robby Gordon and Johnny Campbell took the stage in San Pedro, California with the USS Battleship Iowa docked proudly in the background.

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Another notable name from motorsports was Formula Drift champion Christopher Forsberg and he proved his worthiness in the seat of his racecar by performing several full-speed stunts inches away from the cement barriers, which got the crowd on its feet and kept them there until the smoke from burning tires cleared.

The LA Sportswalk Hall of Fame was initially called San Pedro Sportswalk and opened October 5, 1978, a ceremony that also marked the revitalization of San Pedro’s Downtown Commercial District. For more information www.lasportswalk.org.

Robby Gordon (right) with his son by his side as he prepared to accept his place in motorsports history.

Robby Gordon (right) with his son by his side as he prepared to accept his place in motorsports history.

Campbell struts his stuff.

Campbell struts his stuff.