Category archives for: Torn From The Headlines

Torn From The Headlines: March 17, 1954

Pages from March 17 1954

Cotton Owens, of Spartanburg, S.C., was listed as the winner of Sunday afternoon’s thrilling modified stock car race at Harris Speedway here, but a final decision on the outcome will have to await a ruling by NASCAR, the sanctioning body.

Torn From The Headlines: March 10, 1999

Pages from March 10 1999

Reynard will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2000. It just won’t be the way everybody thinks.

Torn From The Headlines: March 3, 1993

Pages from March 03 1993

Indy Car teams won’t have to worry about a Japanese invader — at least in the near future.

Torn From The Headlines: Feb. 25, 1981

Pages from February 25 1981

A one-woman crusade by an Orange, Calif., sports car driver has breathed a little life into Ontario Motor Speedway and raised hopes that the moribund racing facility may still survive.

Torn From The Headlines: Feb. 18, 1970

Pages from February 18 1970

Ford Motor Co., for several years the king pin on NASCAR’s Grand National stock car circuit, will sharply curtail its stock car performance program following Sunday’s rich Daytona 600.

Torn From The Headlines: Feb. 10, 1988

Pages from February 10 1988

You take the high road or no road at all in the Daytona 500. Some of the 42 competitors who make up the field for the 12:15 start Sunday predict very little passing.

Sweeping Changes For USAC After 1970 Season

CHIT-CHAT: Driver Don Brown chats with USAC’s Bill Smyth at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in 1970. (Chris Economaki Photo)

A milestone moment that forever changed American open-wheel racing took place on Sept. 14, 1970, when the United States Auto Club’s board of directors met in Indianapolis.

Torn From The Headlines – Dec. 15, 2010

NORTHERN STARS: The USAC National Championship Car field lines up at the New York State Fairgrounds mile oval in Syracuse, N.Y., on Sept. 9, 1961. (Chris Economaki Photo)

Purses paid to United States Auto Club sprint-car competitors during 1960 totaled $120,198, the most money paid in this division since 1956 when the total was $134,702. The average purse for the 21 races was $5,723.71, an all-time high. The average purse per mile was $219.34, second only to the championship division.

Langhorne Configuration Adapts To Changing Racing Culture

LARGE CROWD: A capacity crowd watches a modified feature at Pennsylvania’s Langhorne Speedway in 1967. (Chris Economaki Photo)

The racing landscape in the Eastern United States began to change, both literally and figuratively, just before Christmas in 1964.

Torn From The Headlines – Dec. 8, 2010

ON THE DIRT: Drivers power into the first turn at Pennsylvania’s Langhorne Speedway when the track had a dirt surface in 1961. (Chris Economaki Photo)

Dan Gurney, driving Frank and Phillip Arciero’s 2.5-liter Lotus Monte Carlo, took command on the 40th of 54 laps and went on to win the $10,000-plus Nassau Trophy Race Sunday that closed out the seventh annual International Bahamas Speed Weeks. Gurney completed the 243-mile distance without a pit stop.


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