Category archives for: Torn From The Headlines

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…

Clark Earns First Rear-Engine Victory At Milwaukee Mile

Clark Earns First Rear-Engine Victory At Milwaukee Mile

Jim Clark forever altered the American racing landscape on Aug. 18, 1963, when the Scotsman drove a rear-engined, Ford-powered Lotus to victory in the…

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 18, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 18, 2010

50 Years Ago – August 17, 1960
Colorful Allen Heath, known to West Coast race fans as the “Seattle Screwball,” claimed his third-straight California Racing…

Robbins Earned $1,280 For Winning 1st Knoxville Nationals

Robbins Earned $1,280 For Winning 1st Knoxville Nationals

Roy Robbins, a 33-year-old mechanic from Louisville, Ky., earned $1,280 for winning the inaugural Super-Modified National Championship on Saturday night, July 29, 1961, at…

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