Mother’s reaction to Larry's daredevil racing

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I*: And your mother’s reaction to this life of daredevil racing?

Well she would always say, because he [Larry] got a lot of speeding tickets, and Yosh will remember too, she would always say, ‘Don’t step on the gas, don’t step on the gas.’ Those were his last words every time he would leave the house. ‘Don’t step on the gas.’ She was, you know, very patient person and very supportive.

I: So she must have ultimately been proud of his? 

Oh yes, she was very proud of his. I was thinking too with, you know, my father being an electrical engineer, how proud he would have been, you know, at what Larry has become.

* “I” indicates an interviewer (John Esaki)

Date: September 9, 2011
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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