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Sun 26 Jun 2005
This Week in Racing History (June 26-July 2)

This Week in Racing History (June 26-July 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 26 The United States Auto Club reduces the size of the engine annulus opening on turbine powered Indy cars from 23.9 to 15.9 cubic inches (1967). June 27 The Targa Florio Museum opens in ...

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...

Wed 15 Jun 2005
This Week in Racing History (June 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (June 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 12 Andrew Gilbert-Scott drives a Lola T642 to victory in the RAC FF1600 race at Snetterton, England (1983). June 13 Giuseppi Compari, driving an Alfa Romeo, wins the first Circuito di Mugello in...

Mon 06 Jun 2005
This Week in Racing History (June 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (June 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 5 Julien Bailey drives a Lola T640E to victory in the FF1600 race at Oulten Park, England (1982). June 6 Jack Brabham wins the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort driving a Cooper-Climax...

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...

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 29 May 2005
This Week in Racing History (May 29-June 4)

This Week in Racing History (May 29-June 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 29 Jackie Ickx and Jochen Mass drive a Rothman's Porsche 956 to victory in the World Endurance Championship race on the Nurburgring in Germany. Last international 1000km event to use the ...

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...

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...

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...

Mon 09 May 2005
This Week in Racing History (May 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (May 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 8 Gilles Villeneuve dies in a practice accident before Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder (1982). May 9 Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver drive their Wyer-Gulf Porsche 917K to victory in the 1000 ...

Sun 01 May 2005
This Week in Racing History (May 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (May 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 1 Cameron Argetsinger resigns from the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Corporation, which he helped found (1970). May 2 Graham Hill drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the International Trophy race at...

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 ...

Tue 19 Apr 2005
Charlotte - 1989 All-Star moment

Charlotte - 1989 All-Star moment

1989 NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge: Changed the Course of Rusty Wallace's Career CONCORD, N.C. (April 18, 2005) - When Rusty Wallace's Last Call Tour rolls into Lowe's Motor Speedway Saturday night, May 21, for the NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star ...

Sun 17 Apr 2005
This Week in Racing History (April 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (April 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 17 Circle track racer Kenneth Nichols born (1955). April 18 Ford GT40s run at Le Mans for the first time during trials for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1964). April 19 Chevrolet issues the "1957...

Mon 11 Apr 2005
This Week in Racing History (April 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (April 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 10 Bob Tullius and Bill Adam drive the Group 44 Jaguar XJR-5 to victory in the IMSA race at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA. First win for Jaguar in a top level series in 25 years. ...

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 ...

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...

Time Machine: Riverside 1987

Time Machine: Riverside 1987

TIME MACHINE: 1987 - HAYWOOD CLAIMS FINAL RIVERSIDE WIN FONTANA, Calif. (March 30, 2005) --- As the Los Angeles Times Grand Prix of Endurance event weekend got underway it was believed that this event would be one of the last at Riverside ...

Wed 30 Mar 2005
Time Machine - Riverside 1986

Time Machine - Riverside 1986

TIME MACHINE: 1986 - FROM SHOP TO VICTORY LANE IN 3.0 DAYS FONTANA, Calif. (March 29, 2005) --- As the April 27, 1986 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix of Endurance approached, the team owned by Rob Dyson didn't have a car or lead driver chosen for...

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...

This Week in Racing History (March 27-April 2)

This Week in Racing History (March 27-April 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 27 Jim Hall and Hap Sharp, driving a Chaparral 2, win the rain soaked 12 Hours of Sebring (1965). March 28 "Shrimp" Burns wins the last motorcycle race at Ascot in Los Angeles, California, USA...

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 24 Mar 2005
Time Machine - Riverside 1983

Time Machine - Riverside 1983

TIME MACHINE: 1983 - TRAGEDY OVERSHADOWS FITZPATRICK'S THIRD WIN FONTANA, Calif. (March 23, 2005) --- John Fitzpatrick, who had back-to-back Riverside International Raceway wins in 1980 and 1981, came to the Los Angeles Times/Datsun Grand Prix...

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...

Mon 21 Mar 2005
This Week in Racing History (March 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (March 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 20 Tazio Nuvolari garners his first auto racing victory in the 170 mile Verona Cup regularity race driving an Ansaldo Tipo 4 (1920). March 21 Cale Yarborough drives a Wood Brothers Mercury to...

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 ...

Thu 17 Mar 2005
Time Machine - Riverside 1979

Time Machine - Riverside 1979

TIME MACHINE: 1979 - WHITTINGTON BROTHERS SET PACE FONTANA, Calif. (March 17, 2005) --- Racing excitement continued at Riverside International Raceway as the Los Angeles Times Grand Prix was brought back to life under IMSA on April 22, 1979. The...

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 ...

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 ...

Mon 14 Mar 2005
This Week in Racing History (March 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (March 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 13 Richard Petty wins the NASCAR Carolina 500 (1983). March 14 Bobby Unser drives a Drake-Offenhauser powered Eagle to victory in the USAC Championship race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA ...

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...

Mon 07 Mar 2005
This Week in Racing History (March 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (March 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 6 Mario Andretti drives a Ferrari to his first Formula One win in the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami (1971). March 7 Stirling Moss and Bill Lloyd win the sportscar race at Sebring, ...

Mon 28 Feb 2005
This Week in Racing History (Feb 27-March 5)

This Week in Racing History (Feb 27-March 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker Correction: Last week's entry for February 26 was incorrect. That event occurred on February 27 and appears in this week's listing. February 27 Mario Andretti makes his first Daytona 500 start, ...

Mon 21 Feb 2005
This Week in Racing History (February 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (February 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker February 20 Two-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser born (1934). February 21 F1 and Can-Am racer Peter Gethin born (1940). February 22 Chuck Etchells defeats Ron Capps in the Funnycar finals of the ...

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