We have solved the mystery of the man in the straw hat.
The man talking with King Kenny Roberts is then GM design chief Bill Mitchell.
Our own Gordo’ was the first to ID him and he found a page in an old Daytona program to support his claim.
<s>Who is the man to the right of Kenny Roberts with straw hat? Also, but not the main focus of the query who is the poor guy with the jaw/chin issue. (No Scott Russell or Aaron Yates jokes, pls.)
Photo taken at Daytona in the late 1970s or early 1980s. He is riding a hot rod CBX.</s>