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Fri 19 Jun 2009
Manzanita memories, a fond farewellHeadline

Manzanita memories, a fond farewell

According to Allan Brown's "History of America's Speedways," there have been a total of 5953 oval speedways in the United States, with 1040 of them still active. After this weekend, that total will be 1039. Or maybe 1038, depending on how you ...

Sun 02 Jul 2006
Daniel McMillin dies in auto accident

Daniel McMillin dies in auto accident

O'Reilly ASCoT Crew Chief McMillin Dies in Auto Accident TULSA, Okla. (July 2, 2006) -- For the second time in the past week, the American Sprint Car Series mourns the loss of a beloved series member as O'Reilly American Sprint Cars...

Sun 11 Aug 2013
Kyle Larson’s career continues on fast trackHeadline

Kyle Larson’s career continues on fast track

Whether on dirt or pavement, road course or oval, Larson’s prowess reminds today’s fans of Tony Stewart and older fans of the likes of A. J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones and Mario Andretti.

Tue 17 Jun 2014
Fri 09 Aug 2013
Fri 12 Apr 2002
1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - Colorful Pat Flaherty, who was dressed in slacks and a T-shirt when he won the 1956 Indianapolis 500 and whose well-worn Cromwell helmet was emblazoned with a green shamrock, died April 9 at his home in ...

Wed 10 Apr 2002
Jimmy Johnston dies from crash at Eldora Speedway

Jimmy Johnston dies from crash at Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, Ohio (April 6) - Jimmy Johnston, long time Sprint car driver, had a fatal crash on the first lap of the UMP Modifieds feature race at Eldora Speedway. Johnston, 48, from Lima, Ohio was clipped on the opening lap, hit the wall heavily...

Wed 24 Oct 2001
Billy Anderson died on Friday, October 19, 2001

Billy Anderson died on Friday, October 19, 2001

Billy Anderson of Dayton, MN lost a long battle with complications from a sprint car accident at the Knoxville Raceway in June of 1998 as he passed away due to Meningitis on Friday evening October 19th. Billy was surrounded by his ever faithful,...

Tue 06 Jan 2004
Tulsa Shootout results

Tulsa Shootout results

Tulsa Shootout at Tulsa Expo Raceway January 3, 2004 Results A Feature Results: Micros 600cc Multis (20 Laps): 1. Rodney Stealy (Lakeville, IN), 2. Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK), 3. Matt Reagan (Jenks, OK), 4. Leon Bacon (Broken Arrow, ...

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...

Tue 24 Jun 2003
Selinsgrove mourns loss of Joe Whitcomb

Selinsgrove mourns loss of Joe Whitcomb

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway officials are mourning the passing of sprint car driver Joe Whitcomb, 35, of Millersburg, who succumbed to injuries sustained in a racing accident at the Snyder County oval this past Saturday night. "We...

Wed 08 May 1996
Jan Opperman book review

Jan Opperman book review

[Phil Rider's review of WHERE EAGLES FLY appeared in the Nov. 27 issue of National Speed Sport News, and is reposted with his permission. -- jackd@motorsport.com] Where Eagles Fly By: Harvey Shapiro 208 pages, ...

Sat 10 Jun 2000
Larry Nuber Deceased

Larry Nuber Deceased

Wynn Oil Company received very sad and tragic news on Thursday, June 8. Larry Nuber was found deceased in his home in Indianapolis by the local police department, who had been called in by relatives concerned because they had not heard from him...

Wed 28 Sep 2005
Cajon Speedway legend Ed Hale has passed away

Cajon Speedway legend Ed Hale has passed away

Ed Hale was truly a legend around Cajon Speedway. He passed away suddenly earlier today on September 27, 2005 in his El Cajon home. He was 67 years young. If you had to pick one driver whose name became synonymous with Cajon Speedway over the...

Thu 08 May 1997
Fatality at Kokomo 97-09-27

Fatality at Kokomo 97-09-27

The triple class special program at Kokomo Speedway Saturday night, September 27th, was marred by a violent flip during the sprint semi-final that took the life of Kokomo driver Vince Osman. ...

Wed 11 Sep 2002
Pete Folse, Jr., passed away September 9th

Pete Folse, Jr., passed away September 9th

TAMPA, FLA. (SEPTEMBER 10, 2002) - Pete Folse, Jr., a former sprint car racer and the son of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Pete Folse, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 9, in his native Tampa after suffering a heart attack on Friday.

Thu 22 Jul 2010
ASCS news on Tyson Perez's death 2010-07-21

ASCS news on Tyson Perez's death 2010-07-21

Perez Succumbs to Injuries SEATTLE, Wash. (July 21, 2010) -- Tyson Perez succumbed to injuries sustained Sunday evening in a shop accident in Washington state. Perez passed away at 9:28 a.m. P.D.T., on Tuesday, July 21, in a ...

Tue 02 Jun 1998
Mr. Backwards at Bloomington Sprint Races

Mr. Backwards at Bloomington Sprint Races

MR. BACKWARDS TO ATTEMPT JUMP ON HARLEY BLOOMINGTON, IN (June 2, 1998) - On Friday night, Mr. Backwards will attempt to jump four cars on his modified Harley Davidson at Bloomington Speedway. But this time it is Mr. Backwards Jr., Rodney ...

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...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Eddie Leavitt passed away

Eddie Leavitt passed away

Eddie Leavitt passed away at 3:45 A.M. Sunday Jan. 26. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in Sept. of 2001. He fought the good fight as only he could! We are deeply saddened at this time, however, we are finding greatcomfort in the calls & visits...

Thu 10 Feb 2000
Hall-of-Fame race driver Dick Gaines dies

Hall-of-Fame race driver Dick Gaines dies

Hall-of-Fame race driver Dick Gaines dies Courtesy Times-Mail,Bedford, IN & T.J. Buffenbarger MITCHELL INDIANA, February 8, 2000 - Mitchell native Dick Gaines, a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, died Saturday at his residence. He...

Thu 08 May 1997
Rich Vogler book (review)

Rich Vogler book (review)

>From the current issue of SPRINT CAR NEWS: ---------------------------ooooOOOoooo--------------------------- By Phil Rider DeKalb, Ill. John Sawyer, "No time for Yesterday. Rich Vogler: His Life 1950-1990." Carl Hungness Publishing, P.O. Box...

Tue 20 Jun 2000
ALLSTAR: Ohio Sprint Speedweek TV Schedule

ALLSTAR: Ohio Sprint Speedweek TV Schedule

FINDLAY, OH - All Star videographer Jeff Kristensen and crew are pleased to announce the formation of "The Ohio Motorsports Hour", a one hour television show that will feature local racing action here in the Buckeye state. This will be a one...

Sun 03 Oct 1999
ALLSTAR: Bill Knisley Suffers Fatal Injuries at Eldora Speedway

ALLSTAR: Bill Knisley Suffers Fatal Injuries at Eldora Speedway

Sprint Car Driver Killed at Eldora ROSSBURG, OH - Sprint car driver Bill Knisley, age 37, of Loveland, Ohio was pronounced dead at Coldwater Hospital Saturday evening following a hot laps accident during the All Star Circuit of Champions...

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...

Fri 27 Oct 2006
Apple Motorsports cease operations

Apple Motorsports cease operations

APPLE MOTORSPORTS SPRINT CAR OPERATIONS CEASE THOMASVILLE, PA - Apple Motorsports Sprint Car team owner Bob Stewart has made the decision after competing Saturday at Lincoln Speedway's Kenny Weld Memorial to cease operations of the famed ...

Thu 14 Aug 2003
scra: Keith Hutton fatality at Oskaloosa

scra: Keith Hutton fatality at Oskaloosa

Keith Hutton suffers fatal injuries at Oskaloosa event August 13, 2003 Keith Hutton subccumbed to injuries sustained August 12, 2003 during competition at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Hutton was competing in his qualifying C...

Sun 26 Aug 2007
Fri 24 Jan 2003
ALLSTAR: Fattfro Motorsports teams with Dollansky in Florida

ALLSTAR: Fattfro Motorsports teams with Dollansky in Florida

Florida Speedweeks has become the launching point for many team's 2003 seasons, including regulars with the World of Outlaws series like Craig Dollansky. However, when the All Star Circuit of Champions rolls into Volusia Speedway Park on February...

Mon 08 May 1995
Ontario Micro Sprint series

Ontario Micro Sprint series

I would like to let all of our Canadian newsgroup readers know that there is a new asphalt oval race series starting in 1996. It will be run by the Ontario Micro Sprint Association (OMSA). This is a Micro Sprint division, a division that is...

Thu 26 Jul 2001
Sun 25 Jun 2006
Josh Lofton passes away

Josh Lofton passes away

ASCS Racer Josh Lofton Passes Away TULSA, Okla. (June 25, 2006) -- American Sprint Car Series Mid-South Region competitor Josh Lofton of Stamps, Arkansas, passed away yesterday, Saturday, June 24. The 2004 Winged Modified champion at...

Tue 16 Jan 2007
Tulsa Shootout summary 2006-12-30

Tulsa Shootout summary 2006-12-30

Sixteen Different Winners in 22nd Annual Tulsa Shootout TULSA, Okla. (December 30, 2006) -- Sixteen different racers from ten different states proved to be the cream of the crop by walking away from Saturday nights' 22nd Annual Tulsa Shootout...

Wed 14 May 2003
Drivers pleased with new Mopar W9 RP head

Drivers pleased with new Mopar W9 RP head

New Mopar race head help Tracy Hines dominate at Irwindale's Twin 25s CENTER LINE, Mich. - Tracy Hines' impressive performance at the Mopar Twin 25s at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway left many in attendance wondering what the buzz was with his...

Mon 14 Feb 2011