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Sun 10 Dec 2006
Bomarito ends season with first win

Bomarito ends season with first win

Just two days after wrapping up the 2006 Champ Car Atlantic season with his maiden victory in Elkhart Lake, Jonathan Bomarito found himself squarely back at his day job, instructing students at the Skip Barber Racing School's Laguna Seca campus.

Fri 05 Aug 2005
A bumpy debut for Giebler

A bumpy debut for Giebler

For American F3000 veteran and Infiniti Pro Series winner Phil Giebler, a debut in the most prominent road racing-based open wheel developmental series stateside seemed long overdue. The Toyota Atlantic website carried his biography for some...

Whitt savors first truck victory at Memphis

Whitt savors first truck victory at Memphis

It took about a week, but Brandon Whitt no longer greets the notion of having won the most recent Craftsman Truck race at Memphis with disbelief. "When I woke up the next morning and my alarm clock was going off, I had to check the Internet and...

Fri 27 May 2005
IPS: Cole Carter becomes third generation Brickyard driverHeadline

IPS: Cole Carter becomes third generation Brickyard driver

When Duane "Pappy" Carter Sr. first raced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1947, he had no idea his offspring would still be hurtling across the famous yard of bricks nearly six decades later. Though the 11-time Indy 500 starter and...

Thu 26 May 2005
IPS: Moran Jr readies for Indy debut

IPS: Moran Jr readies for Indy debut

One month ago, Toyota Atlantic veteran Rocky Moran Jr. endured one of his biggest career disappointments when his car broke while leading with barely two laps remaining at the Long Beach season opener. But that eye-opening performance opened the...

Thu 14 Apr 2005
Hearbreak in Long Beach for Moran Jr

Hearbreak in Long Beach for Moran Jr

"It was brutal." Promptly overlooked amid the torrent of publicity following Katherine Legge's historic Toyota Atlantic victory Sunday morning in Long Beach, the driver who relinquished the lead to Legge quietly nursed his wounds on Monday....

Wed 17 Nov 2004
Davis grabs Hawaii Friday night featureHeadline

Davis grabs Hawaii Friday night feature

From his first tentative shakedown laps Wednesday, both the local veterans and visiting USAC contingent whispered Charles Davis, Jr. would prove one to watch. The SCRA points runner-up made good on those predictions by dominating the second leg of...

Krob leads Hawaii sweep while USAC falters

Krob leads Hawaii sweep while USAC falters

In a shocking turn of events halfway through the 40-lap Saturday feature concluding the second annual USAC Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic, the three leading mainland drivers took each other out with a single bad move. Local favorite Dennis Krob, who...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
USAC returns to the 50th stateHeadline

USAC returns to the 50th state

After torrential rains flooded various parts of the island of Oahu over the past two weeks, the sun finally emerged in time to greet USAC's Southwest Sprint Car drivers upon their encore visit to the 50th State. Eight mainland drivers, including...

Wed 07 Jul 2004
IPS: Wheels fall off Giebler's championship run

IPS: Wheels fall off Giebler's championship run

When we last checked in with Phil Giebler, the European-trained road racer stood several days away from making his first ever race appearance on an oval track. Four months later, having won that season-opening Menards Infiniti Pro Series event at...

Sat 24 Apr 2004
McDonald and Papis on center stage at Long BeachHeadline

McDonald and Papis on center stage at Long Beach

Character actor Chris McDonald may be best known for his roles as the arrogant golfer Shooter McGavin in "Happy Gilmore" and the meteorologist in "the Perfect Storm," but he added another impressive role to his long list of credits last Saturday...

Fri 16 Apr 2004
Moran Jr returns to Atlantic stomping groundHeadline

Moran Jr returns to Atlantic stomping ground

Not long ago, Rocky Moran, Jr. figured he would spend the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend entertaining a sizable group of business clients at his home track and overseeing a booth on the trade show floor. Now, he finds himself cramming an actual...

Sun 07 Mar 2004
Louis Unser, 1932-2004

Louis Unser, 1932-2004

Louis J. (Louie) Unser, the second of the four Unser brothers from Albuquerque who dominated Indianapolis, Pikes Peak and countless tracks in between, passed away in California March 2. He died at age 71 of complications from multiple sclerosis,...

Tue 24 Feb 2004
MOTOCROSS: DeSoto inducted into Hawaii Sports Hall of FameHeadline
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MOTOCROSS: DeSoto inducted into Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame

John DeSoto had earned considerable recognition over the decades for his prowess on a motorcycle, but for the most part that originated from abroad rather than from the local community in his native Hawaii. That finally changed this past Tuesday...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
SWS: Freitas keeps Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic prize at homeHeadline

SWS: Freitas keeps Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic prize at home

You may not expect a five-time local track champion and current points leader getting choked up over an umpteenth win on his home turf. But that's exactly what Dean Freitas did after beating the USAC boys Sunday morning in the rain-delayed...

Mon 17 Nov 2003
SWS: Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic rained outHeadline

SWS: Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic rained out

Who says it never rains in Hawaii? The USAC visitors painfully learned the fallacy of that notion Saturday night as intermittent but substantial showers greeted the normally arid plains of Central Oahu. At 9:00 pm, shortly before the scheduled...

SWS: Ronnie Clark wins Hawaii's first ever USAC raceHeadline

SWS: Ronnie Clark wins Hawaii's first ever USAC race

The inaugural USAC Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic kicked off its doubleheader Friday night at Hawaii Motor Speedway, with yellow flags galore punctuating the evening from the first heat race on. As the bus transporting the visiting Southwest Sprint...

Sun 16 Nov 2003
SWS: Commotion by the oceanHeadline

SWS: Commotion by the ocean

Forty years since professional level drivers last went head-to-head in a race on Hawaiian soil, the dust shall fly again this weekend courtesy of the stars from USAC's fledgling Southwest Sprint Car Series. The inaugural Hawaiian Sprint Car...