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KENNEDY: California Coast

Tim-Kennedy

Perris Auto Speedway management and fans both benefited by the early March booking of USAC-CRA sprint cars, along with CLS winged (mini) sprints and senior sprints

KENNEDY: California Coast

Tim-Kennedy

A new one-hour Lucas Oil MAV-TV American Real TV show titled “Won & Done” was taped at the Irwindale Dragstrip Feb. 7. Future shows will be taped on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Irwindale Dragstrip weekly street legal drag racing “test and tune” events from 4 to 10 p.m. Rich Christensen served as show host

KENNEDY: California Coast

Tim-Kennedy

This winter I recalled my major 2012 bucket list accomplishment. Fellow racing writer Norm Bogan and I for years had a similar bucket list goal — drive through the New England states and visit as many auto racing speedways as possible

NOTES: Another Crown Jewel For Larson

Kyle Larson slides through a corner en route to victory in the USAC Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. (Doug Allen Photo)

Rising star Kyle Larson, a 20-year old versatile open-wheel and stock car driver from Elk Grove, Calif., dominated the 72nd running of the prestigious “Turkey Night Grand Prix” USAC Mopar National and Western Midgets Series event Thanksgiving evening.

KENNEDY: Outstanding USAC Finale

Tim-Kennedy

The 17th annual Budweiser Oval Nationals for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series at Perris Auto Speedway Nov. 2-3 was outstanding.

KENNEDY: New California Tracks

Tim-Kennedy

October brought news about the birth or revival of three auto racing tracks in California. Two of the tracks are paved and one dirt

KENNEDY: AMA Flat Track Finale At Pomona

Tim-Kennedy

AMA Pro Flat Track Racing returned to the spacious LA County Fairplex “big” half-mile smooth dirt track Oct. 13 for the 2012 championship finals. It was round 16 of the touring series that featured races at 13 tracks in 10 states.

KENNEDY: Time For The Fair At Parris

Tim-Kennedy

The annual Southern California Fair at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds Oct. 6 was a rare split (day/night) event for 32 USAC-CRA 410 sprint cars present. Several hundred fans attended the early afternoon racing with the annual So Cal Fair (Oct. 5-14) in full swing behind the PAS grandstand.

KENNEDY: Recapping The IndyCar Finale

Tim-Kennedy

The 2012 IZOD Indy Car season finale Sept. 15 at the two-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana was an outstanding, suspenseful race deserving praise for all involved. It merits revisiting

KENNEDY: Turkey Night Returning To Dirt

Tim-Kennedy

The 2012 USAC Midget Turkey Night Grand Prix is returning to its roots — dirt — for the 72nd running of the historic event. USAC National and Western Series points will be awarded on Thanksgiving evening Nov. 22 at the half-mile clay Perris Auto Speedway south of Riverside

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