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Tue 20 Dec 2005
Tue 15 Mar 2005
The world's first 24-hour race

The world's first 24-hour race

"THE WORLD'S 1st 24-HOUR AUTOMOBILE RACE" By: A. Micheal Knapp, 1979 Twenty-four hour motor races. Test of endurance of men and machines. Headlights roaring out of the distance; red tail lights whining away to pinpoints. Grime. Romance. Major ...

Thu 27 Jan 2005
NASCAR West Series all-time top 10

NASCAR West Series all-time top 10

Hershel McGriff, Parnelli Jones Top NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series All-Time Top 10 List NASCAR Commemorates West Coast Racing History With Top 10 Compilation DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2005) -- Legendary drivers Hershel ...

Thu 02 Jun 2005

"Black Wheels" debuts at National Press Club

The premiere of "Black Wheels" a documentary heralding the history of African American in motorsports was held at the National Press Club today. The film's producer Byron Hunter who was present to participate in a panel discussion told the...

Fri 09 Dec 2005
Ray Nichels passed away

Ray Nichels passed away

Ray Nichels -- 1922-2005 We are saddened to report the passing of our friend, Ray Nichels, one of the preeminent race car mechanics and car builders of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, on Friday, November 25, 2005. Raymond "Ray" Nichels, age 83,...

Tue 10 May 2005
Indy 500 history on DVD

Indy 500 history on DVD

DVD Review - No CRs - What Happened? "Indianapolis 500: The Legacy Series," Just in Time for May What better way to kick off the month of May than with seven hours of video from the Brickyard? The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is arguably the...

Sun 27 Mar 2005
Time Machine: Riverside 1984

Time Machine: Riverside 1984

TIME MACHINE: 1984 - CHEVROLET TRUMPS PORSCHE FONTANA, Calif. (March 24, 2005) --- During the first five events at Riverside International Raceway, Porsche had dominated the competition, claiming four wins and almost the entirety of podium ...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 2 of 5

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 2 of 5

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT 60 YEARS OF STEWARDSHIP BY HULMAN-GEORGE FAMILY AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 -- Quotes from selected motorsports, civic and political leaders about the 60th anniversary of the ...

Sat 10 Dec 2005
Memories of Raymond R. Nichels

Memories of Raymond R. Nichels

Ray R. Nichels 1922-2005 Nichels Engineering In 1938, at the age of 15, Ray Nichels, went on the road as a midget car crew chief, racing at tracks across America. From 1938-1948, the drivers of the Ray Nichels prepared midgets (campaigned by his...

Fri 01 Apr 2005
Time Machine: Riverside 1957

Time Machine: Riverside 1957

TIME MACHINE: 1957: FERRARI WINS FIRST RACE AT RIVERSIDE INT'L RACEWAY FONTANA, Calif. (March 31, 2005) --- As engines are being primed for this weekend's Ferrari Maserati 400 at California Speedway, some may recall the sounds of the first race...

Sun 13 Mar 2005
USCS - Founder Series: Walton

USCS - Founder Series: Walton

FOUNDER SERIES, PETE WALTON IS BRINGING THE O'REILLY USCS INTO THE FOREFRONT OF 360 SPRINT CAR RACING FAYETTEVILLE, GA - The year was 1986 and sprint car driver Pete Walton of Fayetteville, GA was traveling thousands of miles...

Sun 21 Aug 2005
This Week in Racing History (August 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (August 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 21 Ford Mustang GTP debuts at Road America IMSA race. The car of Klaus Ludwig/Tim Coconis wins while the car of Bobby Rahal/Geoff Brabham car finished third. Only front-engined GTP car ever...

Sun 24 Apr 2005
This Week in Racing History (April 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (April 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 24 Garrie Cooper, founder of Elfin Sports Cars, dies from a ruptured aorta (1982). April 25 F1 and sports car racer Michele Alboreto killed in a crash while testing an Audi A8 in Germany ...

Sun 16 Oct 2005
This Week in Racing History (October 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (October 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 16 Lotus founder Colin Chapman weds Hazel Williams (1954). October 17 Andy Pilgrim and Allan McNish drive a Porsche 911 GT1 to victory in the PSR Exxon Supreme GT1 race at Sebring, Florida,...

Mon 30 May 2005
IRL: Wood Brothers mark anniversary of Indy victory

IRL: Wood Brothers mark anniversary of Indy victory

Glen and Leonard Wood started racing over 50 years ago. Their lightning-quick pit stops, made famous in stock car racing, were introduced to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1965. Ford initiated the relationship between the Wood brothers and...

Sun 07 Aug 2005
This Week in Racing History (August 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (August 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 7 Emillio Viloresi wins the Copa Ciano Junior in Livorno, Italy. First race win for the Alfa Romeo 158 Alfetta (1938). August 8 F1 and CART champion Nigel Mansell born (1953). August...

Sun 03 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (July 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 3 Hurley Haywood and A.J. Foyt drive the T-Bird Swap Shop "Moby Dick" Porsche 935 to victory in the IMSA Paul Revere 250 at Daytona, Florida, USA (1983). July 4 Bobby Rahal wins the Formula ...

Thu 24 Mar 2005
Time Machine - Riverside 1982

Time Machine - Riverside 1982

TIME MACHINE: 1982 - SIX HOURS TO REBOUND AND WIN FONTANA, Calif. (March 22, 2005) --- The opening lap would shape the outcome of the six-hour Los Angeles Times/TOYOTA Grand Prix Endurance on April 25, 1982 at Riverside International Raceway....

Tue 22 Mar 2005
Time Machine - Riverside 1981

Time Machine - Riverside 1981

TIME MACHINE: 1981 - FITZPATRICK REPEATS AT RIVERSIDE FONTANA, Calif. (March 21, 2005) --- John Fitzpatrick returned to Riverside International Raceway with Jim Busby as his co-driver for the six-hour Los Angeles Times/TOYOTA Grand Prix...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 5 of 5

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 5 of 5

LONG HULMAN-GEORGE ERA RARE IN PRO SPORTS OWNERSHIP IN U.S. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 -- In this era of mergers, takeovers, buyouts and bankruptcies, it's close to an anomaly that the Hulman-George family still owns and operates the ...

Sun 03 Apr 2005
his Week in Racing History (April 3-9)

his Week in Racing History (April 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 3 Peter Bryant, designer of of the Ti22, Shadow MkII and Shadow MkIII Can-Am cars, born in London, England (1937). April 4 Buddy Baker finishes 14th in his NASCAR Grand National debut, at ...

Mon 21 Nov 2005
This Week in Racing History (November 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (November 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 20 Sterling Moss, in a Lotus 18, wins the USGP at Riverside, California, USA, the final race of the 2.5-liter F1 (1960). November 21 Frank Matich drives a Repco Matich A50 F5000 to victory...

Mon 23 May 2005
This Week in Racing History (May 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (May 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 22 Luigi Fagioli drives a Mercedes-Benz W25 to victory in the Monoco Grand Prix. He is the first driver to lead at Monoco from Flag to flag (1935). May 23 Fred Lorenzen drives a Holman-Moody...

Tue 29 Mar 2005
Time Machine: 1985 Riverside

Time Machine: 1985 Riverside

TIME MACHINE: 1985 - HOLBERT NIPPED FROM WIN AT RIVERSIDE FONTANA, Calif. (March 28, 2005) --- In a shortened event, three and one half hours as opposed to the traditional six, as well as a shortened course from 3.3-miles to 3.25, Al Holbert was...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 4 of 5

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 4 of 5

THE WORLD WHEN TONY HULMAN PURCHASED IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 -- Tony Hulman purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker on Nov. 14, 1945. Here are major news events and cultural ...

Mon 05 Sep 2005
This Week in Racing History (September 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (September 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 4 Bobby Allison drives a Junior Johnson prepared Chevy to victory in the NASCAR Grand National Southern 500 stockcar race at Darlington, South Carolina, USA (1972). September 5 Steve...

Thu 29 Dec 2005
This Week in Racing History (December 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (December 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 25 Grand Prix and sports car racer Giancarlo Baghetti born (1934). December 26 Colin Chapman meets Jim Clark for the first time during a race meeting at Brands Hatch, England. Chapman wins...

Thu 10 Nov 2005
IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 3 of 5

IRL: IMS: Hulman-George Era 60 years, part 3 of 5

INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY DURING HULMAN-GEORGE ERA INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 -- A timeline of significant events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Hulman-George ownership of the facility: Nov. 14, 1945: Tony Hulman of...

Wed 16 Mar 2005
Time Machine - Riverside roots

Time Machine - Riverside roots

TIME MACHINE: ROAD RACING HAS ROOTS FROM RIVERSIDE FONTANA, Calif. (March 16, 2005) --- A mere 20 miles away from what is now Southern California's center of racing - California Speedway, stood a hotbed of racing excitement less than half a ...

Mon 19 Sep 2005
This Week in Racing History (September 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (September 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 18 Minardi F1 team founder Giancarlo Minardi born (1947). September 19 The Coppa Nissena Hillclimb in Italy is won by Clemente Ravetto driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1965). September 20 Top...

Tue 21 Jun 2005
This Week in Racing History (June 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (June 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 19 Alan Stacey and Chris Bristow die in separate accidents during the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. The race is won by Jack Brabham in a Cooper-Climax (1960). June 20 Rothmans sponsored Porsche...

Fri 18 Mar 2005
Time Machine - Riverside 1980

Time Machine - Riverside 1980

TIME MACHINE: 1980 - FITZPATRICK TAKES RIVERSIDE WIN, SERIES TITLE FONTANA, Calif. (March 18, 2005) --- Following their sophomore year in racing and their win at Riverside International Raceway (1979) as well as a win at Le Mans, Don and Bill ...

Sat 30 Jul 2005
This Week in Racing History (July 31-August 6)

This Week in Racing History (July 31-August 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 31 Rally driver Mikko Hirvonen born in Jyvaskyla, Finland (1980). August 1 Ferdinand Porsche is released from a French prison after his children Ferry and Louise pay 1000 Francs to the French ...

Sun 11 Sep 2005
This Week in Racing History (September 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (September 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 11 John Surtees, driving a Chevy powered Lola T70, wins the first race of the new Can-Am series, at St. Jovite, Quebec (1966). September 12 Designer Gustav Brunner born (1950). September...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
This Week in Racing History (November 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (November 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 13 John Surtees wins the final race of the inaugural Can-Am season, at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, driving a Chevy powered Lola T70. Surtees becomes the series first champion (1966). November...

Sun 15 May 2005
his Week in Racing History (May 15-21)

his Week in Racing History (May 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 15 John Force becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to exceed 320 mph when his Castrol Ford Mustang runs 323.35 mph at the end of the 1/4 mile in Englishtown, New Jersey, USA (1998). May 16 The...