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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...

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 ...

Sat 09 Feb 2002
Todd Senneker dies in snowmobile accident

Todd Senneker dies in snowmobile accident

Todd Senneker, the 2001 Berlin Raceway Sportsman Rookie of the Year, died in a snowmobile accident on Friday, February 1. He was killed when his snowmobile ran off a trail and struck a tree at about 8:30 p.m. in Luce County's McMillan Township in...

Tue 17 Sep 2002
Supermodified driver Dion Parish dies in testing

Supermodified driver Dion Parish dies in testing

It is with great sadness and deep regret that the 3-D Motorsports Racing Team wishes to pass along the news of the tragic and untimely passing of their driver, and friend, Dion Parish of Kalamazoo, MI. Dion was lost to us on Saturday, September...

Tue 19 Mar 2002
LaFavre Racing announces reorganization

LaFavre Racing announces reorganization

LAKEVILLE, MN (March 19, 2002) -- Scott LaFavre, owner of the LaFavre Racing Teams, has announced additional changes with the LaFavre Racing Teams organization. In January, veteran driver Mike Garvey left the team and there were other personnel...

Tue 02 Jul 2002
Bloomington Speedway results

Bloomington Speedway results

Bloomington Speedway results RESULTS: SPRINT CARS: Bowlers' Apparel & Trophy Shop Qualifications: 1. Levi Jones, 39J, 11.602 2. Kevin Miller, 21, 11.654; 3. Jon Stanbrough, 57, 11.740; 4. Kevin Briscoe, 5, 11.744 5. Brad Marvel, 7B, 11.744;...

Fri 19 Jul 2002
Crossville Speedway set to reopen

Crossville Speedway set to reopen

Historic High-Banked Dirt Oval brings Stock Car action back to Crossville, TN (Crossville, TN -- July 17, 2002) The long-awaited return of high-speed racing on the Cumberland Plateau is just weeks away as the one-third mile Crossville...

Tue 20 Aug 2002
Mansfield Speedway report

Mansfield Speedway report

The second race of the Iceman Super Late Model Series abbreviated season was run Saturday, Aug. 10, at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway. Jason Mignogna took the lead from Jr. Hanley on lap 69 and went on to record his first career Iceman feature.

Mon 18 Mar 2002
Utica-Rome Speedway sold to Tom Cole

Utica-Rome Speedway sold to Tom Cole

VERNON, NY -- After nearly a year of speculation and rumors, the sale of the New Utica-Rome Speedway on Route 5 in Vernon was officially completed during a closing procedure on Friday March 8. Tom Cole, a championship motorcycle racer from nearby...

Wed 25 Sep 2002
Oswego Speedway Race of Champions summary

Oswego Speedway Race of Champions summary

52nd annual Race of Champions goes to Webster, NY's Tim Mangus. Oswego, NY - The 52nd annual Race of Champions held at Oswego Speedway Saturday capped a season for winner Tim Mangus that began horrifically.. Surviving a bad accident earlier in...

Thu 05 Sep 2002
IMCA: Boone Super Nationals race summary

IMCA: Boone Super Nationals race summary

Fletcher claims IMCA Super Nationals sprint championship. Russ Fletcher made the long tow up from Texas worthwhile when he chased down leader Clint Garner with a handful of laps left in the race and held off the South Dakotan to take the Super...

Sun 10 Nov 2002
Bentley Warren to race at Sandusky's Hy-Miler

Bentley Warren to race at Sandusky's Hy-Miler

Oswego, NY Bentley Warren the name conjures up "legend". What can be said of a 61-year old who has raced almost anything, anywhere, over five decades? One thing. Bentley is back. And, he's behind the wheel of a supermodified and he'll be at the ...

Thu 08 Aug 2002
Utica-Rome - Big Block Modified history

Utica-Rome - Big Block Modified history

Big Block Modified history a storied one at Utica-Rome Speedway. VERNON, NY -- With the Advance Auto Parts Big Block Modified Super DIRT Series heading to Utica-Rome Speedway later this month on August 22 for the Tracey Road Equipment / ...

Fri 12 Apr 2002
James I.

James I. "Jimmy" Johnston funeral arrangements

Lima, Ohio native Jimmy Johnston died from injuries sustained during a racing accident at the Eldora Speedway on April 6, 2002. Johnston was transfered to the Wayne Hospital in Greenville when efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. Drake...

Thu 18 Apr 2002
Two-time Winston Cup champion Buck Baker died

Two-time Winston Cup champion Buck Baker died

Charlotte, NC (April 16) -- Elzie Wylie "Buck" Baker passed away at the Carolinas Medical Center Sunday night. Baker had just turned 83 in March. According to the family, Baker was at the medical center for an additional procedure to his ...

Tue 02 Jul 2002
Thu 25 Apr 2002
Lavonia SAS ace report

Lavonia SAS ace report

Tim Headen wins SAS event in Lavonia, GA Duayne Hommel stays hot and on top of Southern All Star Points with 2nd place run. (Lavonia, GA - April 20, 2002) The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series American Freedom Tour 2002 rolled into the...

Sun 01 Sep 2002
ESS: Autodrome Granby report 2002-08-31

ESS: Autodrome Granby report 2002-08-31

Last program at autodrome Granby, Alain Boisvert takes the win and Claude Brouillard, the championship. GRANBY, Que., August 31, 2002 - Finally after 17 seasons of hard labor and a frustating lost last season for the Modified Carquest...

Sun 27 Oct 2002
Bob James obit 2002-10-25

Bob James obit 2002-10-25

TOLEDO OH (10-25-02) Auto racing legend and MARC/ARCA series veteran driver Bob James passed away following a four-month battle with cancer. He was 79. James succumbed peacefully in his Chagrin Falls, Ohio home on Friday morning, October 25 at...

Fri 19 Jul 2002
Irwindale's Art Crawford 1928 - 2002

Irwindale's Art Crawford 1928 - 2002

Art Crawford 1928 - 2002 Art Crawford, Irwindale Speedway's first and only volunteer press box manager, died on Tuesday, July 16 from complications of a massive stroke which he suffered on July 4 of this year. "Art was the heart and soul of ...

Thu 18 Apr 2002
Mike Cope Racing fined, placed on probation

Mike Cope Racing fined, placed on probation

Pendleton, Ind. (April 16) -- The ASA Competition Committee has ruled the Mike Cope Racing Team will be fined $5,000 and placed on probation for the remainder of the 2002 ASA Racing Series season. The ruling came in a letter dated April 12, 2002...

Thu 01 Aug 2002
MOTOCROSS: AT&PR race summary 2002-07-27

MOTOCROSS: AT&PR race summary 2002-07-27

Win number three for Standridge. Springfield, Ill resident Robbie Standridge, dominated the KFVS 12 Winged Sprint feature. Standridge led all 15 laps of the feature event, which was slowed by only two caution flag periods. The race went 22 green...

Thu 25 Apr 2002
Utica-Rome opening day winners list review

Utica-Rome opening day winners list review

Utica-Rome opening day winners list has some of biggest names in Modified racing. VERNON, NY -- Over the 41-year history of Utica-Rome Speedway on Route 5 in Vernon, the speedway has attracted some of the top names in all of Modified racing,...

Tue 19 Nov 2002
Hickory Motor Speedway race results

Hickory Motor Speedway race results

<pre> National Series Race Results Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, NC November 17, 2002 300 Laps "The Greg Ward Memorial 300" NOTE: This race is a rescheduled rained out event from 11/10/02 Finish Car ...