Category archives for: WEST

Jim Thirkettle Was Ferocious But Fair

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For more than two decades, from the early 1970s through the 1990s, few drivers did it any better or with greater style than Jim Thirkettle of Sylmar, Calif.

Herzog Family Has Historic Night At Madera

The father-son duo of Austin and Bryan Herzog each scored late model wins on Saturday at Madera Speedway. (Madera Speedway Photo)

Austin and Bryan Herzog achieved an unprecedented feat for Father’s Day weekend, with the father and son duo each claiming late model victories in Saturday’s MAVTV-televised action at Madera Speedway.

Pombo Was A West Coast NASCAR Star

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Some drivers win a lot of races. Others excel by accumulating points toward capturing championships. The late Al Pombo, who will be inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame on June 23, was the rare competitor who accomplished both.

Key Was A Roadster & Hardtop Star

Johnny Key

Johnny Key stood tall among the post-World War II drivers who formed the foundation of stock car racing on the West Coast.

Philpot Holds On At Madera

Darrin Knight (20) leads eventual winner Jason Philpott Saturday night at Madera Speedway. (Joe Shivak photo)

Jason Phlipot won the 60-lap North State Modified Series feature at Madera Speedway Saturday

Starks Captures Skagit’s Carroll Classic


Trey Starks is officially tuned up for the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup in two weeks at Skagit Speedway.

Parker & Roath Sizzle On Canyon Dirt


Lonnie Parker Jr. and Ryan Roath were among the headliners as a total of 105 cars packed the Canyon Speedway Park pit area for Saturday night’s Fifth Annual Summer Sizzle event atop the third-mile clay oval.

Duncan Went From Baseball To Racing

Mike Duncan

For Mike Duncan, baseball’s loss was NASCAR stock car racing’s gain.

Roa Off To Fast Start In USAC/CRA Sprints

Brody Roa has burst onto the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series scene, leading the points after four races this season. (Doug Allen photo)

When the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series returns to Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night, fans who haven’t been faithful followers of the series may notice a big difference in the major players.

New Racing Facility Planned Near Phoenix

A rendering of Attesa.

Danrick Builders, based in Chandler, Ariz., has begun a review process with local officials in hopes of launching a 2,360-acre motorsports facility named “Attesa”.


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