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Fri 07 Sep 2001
Winchester Speedway history

Winchester Speedway history

Winchester Speedway, Winchester 400 Both Go Back to the Ages Oldest Half-Mile Oval in Country Started Hosting ASA in 1970 PENDLETON, Ind. (August 30, 2001) -- It has a legendary feel, and rightfully so. It was the world's first half-mile oval...

Wed 03 Jan 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Gilmore arrangements

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Gilmore arrangements

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001 -- James S. "Jim" Gilmore Jr.'s happiest moment in Indy-car racing came shortly after A.J. Foyt won his fourth Indianapolis 500 in 1977. Gilmore was in his fourth year as sponsor of Foyt's...

Fri 15 Jun 2001
The

The "Bentley Boys"

The "Bentley Boys" It is true that without the cars there would have been no "Bentley Boys"; but it is equally true that the "Bentley Boys" lent excitement, drama and prestige to the Cricklewood Bentley. Hard driving on the track, they ...

Mon 12 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 1: DON GARLITS Longevity doesn't guarantee success, but success over a long period of time can elevate a person to the top of his or her profession. In drag racing, that person is Donald Glenn Garlits, also...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 23 -- Jack Chrisman

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 23 -- Jack Chrisman

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- No. 23: JACK CHRISMAN When Jack Chrisman passed away in 1989, the drag racing world lost one of its biggest stars and greatest pioneers. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Chrisman was probably the premier gas ...

Mon 18 Jun 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 24: Gary Beck

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 24: Gary Beck

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- No. 24: GARY BECK Like Gary Scelzi, who considers Gary Beck his drag racing hero, Beck won the first time he ever strapped himself into a Top Fuel dragster at an NHRA national event. And it wasn't just any old...

Thu 18 Jan 2001
Muri? el Arquitecto Rebaque
F1

Muri? el Arquitecto Rebaque

Ayer viernes 13 de enero murió en México el arquitecto Héctor Alonso Rebaque, padre del gran piloto mexicano de F1 y CART del mismo nombre. El "arqui", como era popularmente conocido, fue un excelente piloto mexicano tanto en pista como en ...

Sat 21 Jul 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 19, Ed 'The Ace' McCulloch

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 19, Ed 'The Ace' McCulloch

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 19: ED 'THE ACE' McCULLOCH In 1969, Top Fuel racer Ed McCulloch switched to Funny Cars and won his first time out, and he would continue to win for the next 24 years. During his career as a driver,...

Fri 16 Feb 2001
50 greatest drivers - no. 48 Malcolm Durham

50 greatest drivers - no. 48 Malcolm Durham

In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he became the first African-American player to sign a Major League contract. In the 1960s, Malcolm Durham became drag racing's first black superstar. Raised on a ...

Fri 02 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 4, Bob Glidden

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 4, Bob Glidden

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 4: BOB GLIDDEN Bob Glidden did not have any special training or a degree in mechanical engineering. He even conceded that many of his competitors knew far more about the internal-combustion engine than he did,...

Sun 25 Nov 2001
Bruce Craig, auto racing photographer dies

Bruce Craig, auto racing photographer dies

By Len Ashburn = Special to Motorsport.com Bruce R. Craig, 63, of Pohatcong Township, New Jersey died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 in his home. He was a self-employed auto racing photographer, videographer, and historian who was well known...

Wed 18 Jul 2001
Lincoln honors Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr.

Lincoln honors Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr.

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/16/2001 - This Saturday night, July 21st, Lincoln Speedway will once again honor two men who were a big part of the history of the Pigeon Hills oval - with the Annual Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr. Memorial. Gohn Sr. was a...

Fri 13 Jul 2001
Remembering Pedro Rodr?guez July 11, 1971

Remembering Pedro Rodr?guez July 11, 1971

Nuremberg: A Sunday 30 Years Ago by Carlos Eduardo Jalife Villalón -Scuderia Rodríguez - México (Taken from the biography "The Rodríguez Brothers" soon to be published) In Nuremberg, the second Sunday in July is race day, just like ...

Sat 04 Aug 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 17, 'Jungle' Jim Liberman

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 17, 'Jungle' Jim Liberman

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 17: 'JUNGLE' JIM LIBERMAN Years before John Force arrived on the scene, drag racing's original flamboyant showman was "Jungle Jim" Liberman; a larger-than-life individual whose flaming burnouts, glib ...

Sat 21 Jul 2001
Dodge Then & Now - Cotton Owens

Dodge Then & Now - Cotton Owens

Cotton Owens Helped Put Dodge In the Stock Car Record Books LOUDON, N.H., July 18, 2001 - In the 1960s and 1970s, a lot of winning stock car drivers had one thing in common - a Cotton Owens-prepared Dodge. David Pearson, for example, first...

Sat 04 Aug 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 18, 'Dyno' Don Nicholson

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 18, 'Dyno' Don Nicholson

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 18: 'DYNO' DON NICHOLSON There have been few drag racers equipped with more versatile skills as a driver and engine builder/tuner than "Dyno Don" Nicholson. Originally a circle-track roadster ...

Fri 12 Jan 2001
IRL: Innovative car builder Epperly dies at 87

IRL: Innovative car builder Epperly dies at 87

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2000 -- A.J. Watson was the premier builder of "roadster" race cars for the Indianapolis 500 from the mid-1950s until rear-engine machines took over 10 years later. But there was a challenger. ...

Sat 24 Feb 2001
50 greatest drivers - #44 Dave Schultz

50 greatest drivers - #44 Dave Schultz

Dave Schultz, long regarded as one of drag racing's most intense competitors, didn't get to be drag racing's most successful Pro Stock Motorcycle racer by accident. In his 23-year career, which ended with his untimely death from colon cancer on...

Wed 23 May 2001
50 Greatest Drivers: #28 -- 'Ohio George' Montgomery

50 Greatest Drivers: #28 -- 'Ohio George' Montgomery

One of the most colorful chapters in drag racing history is the saga of the AA/Gas Supercharged coupes that created some of NHRA's most intense rivalries from the late 1950s through the early 1970s. The combination of supercharged engines in ...

Tue 30 Oct 2001
The

The "Great Races": Henry Ford's Victory in 1901

Dearborn, MI -- Henry Ford's one and only race on October 10, 1901, in nearby Grosse Pointe, Michigan change the world. It was that race, in which Mr. Ford upset Alexander Winton, the country's foremost racer, that allowed him to attract the ...

Wed 03 Jan 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Gilmore killed in accident

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Gilmore killed in accident

Kalamazoo, Michigan: James Stanley "Jim" Gilmore, Jr., Championship car sponsor, Kalamazoo businessman, and public servant was killed early Sunday afternoon in a freak traffic accident. Gilmore, 74, was pronounced dead at the scene. He and a ...

Thu 25 Oct 2001
Dodge Then & Now, Bobby Isaac

Dodge Then & Now, Bobby Isaac

Dodge: Then & Now Bobby Isaac Had Record-Setting Success with Dodge AVONDALE, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2001 - Bobby Isaac came from humble beginnings but before he died in 1977 he had reached the pinnacle of the racing world and set dozens of records...

Wed 18 Jul 2001
Ellis Palasini at NSCHF

Ellis Palasini at NSCHF

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (JULY 11, 2001) - Ellis Palasini of Leland, Mississippi, will share the highlights of his super- modified racing career, 1951-72, with visitors to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum on Saturday, July 28, as part...

Fri 13 Jul 2001
Donohue Porsche tests VIR

Donohue Porsche tests VIR

ALTON, VA -- Matt Drendel, owner of the Porsche 917/30KL driven by Mark Donohue when he dominated the 1973 Can-Am championship, will be 'shaking down' the car in test sessions at VIR near Danville, Virginia. The sessions are not open. Operating...

Tue 18 Dec 2001
Arrest made in Mickey and Trudy Thompson murders

Arrest made in Mickey and Trudy Thompson murders

DANA POINT, CA. -- Michael F. Goodwin, 56, was arrested Thursday (December 13) for two counts of murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder of auto racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife, Trudy. The couple was shot to death in the ...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore documentary released

CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore documentary released

Vancouer, BC, Canada - The Greg Moore Foundation announces the introduction of the TV documentary and video "Greg Moore - A Racer's Story" "A Racer's Story" chronicles Greg Moore's rise through go-karts, Formula 1600 and Formula 2000 to record...

Sat 18 Aug 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 15 -- Ronnie Sox

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 15 -- Ronnie Sox

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 15: RONNIE SOX There are no absolutes in life, but the claim that Ronnie Sox was the greatest four-speed driver that ever lived comes pretty close. The longtime racing partner of Buddy Martin was the winningest Pro...

Thu 04 Jan 2001
Canadian MotorSport Hall of Fame inductees

Canadian MotorSport Hall of Fame inductees

Toronto, Ontario (December 15, 2000) - The Canadian Automotive Collection, Canada's home of speed, host of the Canadian MotorSport Hall of Fame, announced today the nominees for the Canadian MotorSport Hall of Fame for Year 2000. Created in...

Fri 19 Oct 2001
Richard Brickhouse special feature

Richard Brickhouse special feature

Brickhouse, a 63-year-old farmer/truck driver from Rocky Point, N.C., raced full-time from 1968-70. He started his NASCAR career in a car that he bought from Richard Petty -- a '67 Plymouth that earned him a fourth-place finish in his first ...

Wed 21 Feb 2001
Earnhardt - True Value IROC statistics

Earnhardt - True Value IROC statistics

Dear Friends: For those of you collecting data regarding Dale Earnhardt, the following is a list of his IROC statistics. Dale Earnhardt True Value IROC Statistics Years Participated (*) indicates championship years. 1979, 84, 87, 88, 89,...

Wed 31 Oct 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers, No. 5, Shirley Muldowney

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers, No. 5, Shirley Muldowney

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 5: Shirley Muldowney Shirley Muldowney was not the first, second, or even third woman to "beat the boys at their own game" by winning a major NHRA drag racing event, but she clearly was the most successful and,...

Wed 02 May 2001
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Fri 09 Nov 2001
Dodge Then & Now 11-07-01

Dodge Then & Now 11-07-01

Dodge: Then & Now Sam McQuagg Used First Spoiler for Dodge Win HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 7, 2001 - For a driver with only one NASCAR Grand National Series win, Sam McQuagg had a lot of firsts in his career. He used the first spoiler in NASCAR Grand...

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 3, Don Prudhomme

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 3, Don Prudhomme

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 3: DON PRUDHOMME It takes years for even the most gifted of individuals to achieve legendary status in his or her chosen field, but Don Prudhomme had already become a larger-than-life figure in drag racing when...

Sat 17 Nov 2001
Nevada USAC racing history 1959 to 2001

Nevada USAC racing history 1959 to 2001

<pre> USAC Racing History In Nevada Date Location Track Type Race Distance Winner 1959 11/29 Las Vegas Las Vegas Park Stock Car 147 Miles Fred ...