Category archives for: Torn From The Headlines

Schumacher Triumphs At Indy In Formula One’s U.S. Return

Schumacher Triumphs At Indy  In Formula One’s U.S. Return

More than 225,000 people, the largest crowd in modern Formula One history, were on hand at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sept. 24, 2000, as Michael…

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 22, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 22, 2010

50 Years Ago – September 21, 1960
Nelson Stacey of Cincinnati clinched his third-consecutive MARC new car championship Sunday by winning the 250-lap event at…

Sprint-Car Star Opperman Suffers Violent USAC Crash

Sprint-Car Star Opperman Suffers Violent USAC Crash

The sprint-car racing world changed on Sept. 11, 1976, when Jan Opperman suffered a closed head injury during the Hoosier Hundred USAC Dirt Track…

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 15, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 15, 2010

50 Years Ago – September 14, 1960
Billy Spade clinched the modified stock-car championship by finishing second to Jackie Reinhard in the 25-lap headliner Friday…

Jim McElreath Wins Big In Ontario Motor Speedway Debut

Jim McElreath Wins Big In Ontario Motor Speedway Debut

Jim McElreath scored the biggest victory of his 25-year racing career on Sept. 6, 1970, by winning the California 500, the first major race…

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 8, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 8, 2010

50 Years Ago – September 7, 1960
Jim Gilchrist, 36, of Gardena, Calif., was killed Aug. 30 in the big car races at the Minnesota…

First Lady Of Drag Racing Makes Her Final Top Fuel Pass

First Lady Of Drag Racing Makes Her Final Top Fuel Pass

Shirley Muldowney, “the first lady of drag racing,” made her final run down the quarter-mile on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, during the 39th annual…

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 1, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 1, 2010

50 Years Ago – August 31, 1960
Starting from the rear of the 38-car field, “Iggy” Katona drove a 1960 Ford to victory in Sunday’s…

Elliott’s $1 Million Score Moves NASCAR Toward Mainstream

Elliott’s $1 Million Score Moves NASCAR Toward Mainstream

NASCAR stock-car racing took a major step toward becoming a mainstream American sport on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1, 1985, when Bill Elliott earned a…

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 25, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 25, 2010

50 Years Ago – August 24, 1960
Mario Andretti roared to his fifth-consecutive strictly stock feature victory Thursday night in a 25-lap event at the…

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