Category archives for: Torn From The Headlines

Torn From The Headlines: June 19, 2002

Pages from June 19 2002

Pikes Peak lnt’l Raceway may soon be part of the International Speedway Corp., according to sources within the garage area at this past weekend’s Radisson Indy 225 Indy Racing League race at the one-mile oval.

Torn From The Headlines: June 11, 1969

Pages from June 11 1969

Art Pollard, 42 years young, survived a first lap crash Sunday, got into another car and won his first national championship ever at a record breaking 112.-157 miles per hour before a record crowd of 41 789 at State Fair Park.

Torn From The Headlines: June 2, 1982

Pages from June 02 1982

Gordon Johncock nipped Rick Mears by the eyelash-flicker margin of 16/100ths of a second Sunday to win the closest race in Indianapolis 500-Mile Race history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Torn From The Headlines: May 23, 1973

Pages from May 23 1973

The Illini State, with more than a half hundred operating race tracks, speedways and fairgrounds and a long history of auto racing activity, may soon join Rhode Island as the only other state in the Union with nary a single active auto racing facility.

Torn From The Headlines: May 20, 1998

Pages from May 20 1998

It was a great day for the state of Texas during Saturday’s Indianapolis 500 pole qualifications as Billy Boat won the pole for team owner A.J. Foyt of Houston.

Torn From The Headlines: May 11, 2004

Pages from May 11 2005

Old tires cost Greg Biffle a chance at victory last month. New tires assured him of one Saturday night.

Torn From The Headlines: May 5, 1949

Pages from May 04 1949

Frank Luptow made it eight feature wins to his credit as he bowed his farewell to the fans at Tampa Speedway Park in preparation for the summer circuit of northern racing.

Torn From The Headlines: April 29, 1987

Pages from April 29 1987

Yoo-hoo. He’s over here. Sitting behind that crowd of reporters, where he’s been on Sunday afternoons after races most of the year. As a matter of fact, six of the eight afternoons that NASCAR’s major league drivers have buckled themselves in and gone racing, Dale Earnhardt has entered the confessional.

Torn From The Headlines: April 23, 1975

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Constantly looking for ways to better dirt-track racing for fans and competitors alike, Lindy Vicari, promoter and president of the Reading Fairgrounds, is currently experimenting with another revolutionary move in track maintenance.

Torn From The Headlines: April 16, 1952

Pages from April 16 1952

Buck Baker and his No. 89 Hudson Hornet turned in another thrilling expose of driving prowess by walking off with the 200-lap, 100-mile NASCAR Grand National Strictly Stock Classic here on the fast, hard half-mile clay oval as the 1952 Stock Car season opened at the Columbia oval.

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