Alum John Cardinale was 'one of a kind'

March 27, 2013

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS -- “I can’t tell you how many drivers, reporters, crew chiefs and public relations people would pull me aside and tell me we had the best in the ” said Steve Page, president and general manager of Sonoma Raceway, of Cardinale. “If you hear it once, that's one thing. When everybody says it, it’s probably true. John was one of a kind.” Before joining the raceway, Cardinale, a graduate of San Francisco State, wrote for the Ledger Dispatch in Antioch in the early 1990s and later became the bureau chief at the Valley Times in Pleasanton.