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Tue 28 Dec 1999
Buster Lowther Dies

Buster Lowther Dies

Cincinnati, OH - The racing community suffered another loss Thursday as Claude W "Buster" Lowther II died December 23, 1999 at the age of 60 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lowther's accomplishments and contributions to the sport were significant and ...

Thu 23 Dec 1999
Irwindale Speedway 1999 Track Records

Irwindale Speedway 1999 Track Records

IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY 1999 OFFICIAL ONE LAP TRACK RECORDS (RECORDED IN QUALIFYING) compiled by Tim Kennedy DIVISION DRIVER Car ...

Sat 18 Dec 1999
Grant King Dies in Traffic Accident

Grant King Dies in Traffic Accident

Indianapolis (Dec. 18, 1999) -- Grant King King died Friday from severe injuries he suffered in a crash at a rural Hendricks County intersection. Indiana State Police accident investigators blamed the 9:15 a.m., two-vehicle collision at ...

Marieanne Kenyon Passes

Marieanne Kenyon Passes

Marieanne Neumann Kenyon, 56, wife of perennial midget racing champion driver Mel Kenyon, died at home December 16, 1999, after a long illness following a serious head injury while vacationing in Colorado a number of years ago. Although wheel ...

Thu 16 Dec 1999
Top Sprint Wrench Glen Niebel Dead

Top Sprint Wrench Glen Niebel Dead

USAC car owner dies: Glen Niebel, who owned both the Silver Crown car and sprint car that Tony Stewart drove to USAC championships in 1995, died Dec. 11 in Shelbyville, Ind. Stewart also won the midget title that year for an unprecedented sweep...

Fri 10 Dec 1999
IRL: USAC Standouts to Test with Panther Racing

IRL: USAC Standouts to Test with Panther Racing

Indianapolis, IN - Pennzoil Panther Racing will again provide the standouts of the United States Auto Club (USAC) a chance to earn their Indy Racing League competition licenses. This marks the 2nd year Panther Racing has provided the crew and...

Thu 09 Dec 1999
Silver Bullet Returns to Knoxville June 2-3, 2000

Silver Bullet Returns to Knoxville June 2-3, 2000

COORS LIGHT SILVER BULLET SERIES RETURNS TO KNOXVILLE RACEWAY JUNE 2-3, 2000 The Coors Light Silver Bullet Series, continuing its expansion and growth, returns to the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa for the first time in 20...

Wed 08 Dec 1999
Pikes Peak Champion Nick Sanborn Dead

Pikes Peak Champion Nick Sanborn Dead

It was reported in the Wednesday Indianapolis Star that Nick Sanborn of Colorado Springs, a former Pikes Peak Hillclimb champion and later President of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Association died Monday after complications from surgery to remove a...

Tue 30 Nov 1999
Rookie of the Year Awards

Rookie of the Year Awards

WHITE, NEWMAN, FIKE, KAEDING, HARRIS & WISE EARN 1999 USAC "ROOKIE OF THE YEAR" HONORS Paul White of Temple, Texas, Ryan Newman of South Bend, Ind., A.J. Fike of Galesburg, Ill., Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif., Alex Harris of Simi ...

Ryan Newman Turkey Night At Irwindale Notes

Ryan Newman Turkey Night At Irwindale Notes

Irwindale, CA - Ryan Newman's Thanksgiving holiday wasn't spent the traditional way feasting on turkey with family. Instead, Newman was hoping to feast on the competition in the famed annual event, "Turkey Night," held at Irwindale Speedway on...

Mon 29 Nov 1999
Irwindale Turkey Night Results

Irwindale Turkey Night Results

LEFFLER STEALS STEWART'S "TURKEY" AT IRWINDALE WISE WINS TQ TITLE AS ERCSE TAKES 20-LAP SERIES FINALE Jason Leffler stole Tony Stewart's turkey on Thanksgiving night at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. Leffler, USAC's 3-time MCI...

Fri 26 Nov 1999
In Attendance - The Turkey Night Grand Prix

In Attendance - The Turkey Night Grand Prix

In Attendance - The 1999 Turkey Night Grand Prix by Harold Osmer, special to motorsport.com Southern California's longest running auto race event carved the 59th notch into its belt at Irwindale Speedway on Thanksgiving Day. Amid the clear...

1999

1999 "Turkey Night Grand Prix" Results

USAC MCI WORLDCOM NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 25, 1999 -- Irwindale, California - Irwindale Speedway - 59th Home Depot "Turkey Night Grand Prix" QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tony Stewart, 19, Lewis-17.156; 2.

Irwindale TQ Results 1999-11-25

Irwindale TQ Results 1999-11-25

MCI WORLDCOM USAC TQ MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 25, 1999 -- Irwindale, California - Irwindale Speedway QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Randi Pankratz, 11, Porzio-14.366; 2. Alex Harris, 74, Shaw-14.424; 3. Josh Wise, 94, Wise-14.477; 4.

Mon 22 Nov 1999
Irwindale

Irwindale "Turkey Night" Preview

DARLAND & LAKATOS WIN; LEFFLER RETURNS FOR "TURKEY NIGHT" DeBEAUMONT BRINGS "WESTERN" MCI TITLE TO IRWINDALE WISE, EDENHOLM WILL SETTLE MCI WORLDCOM TQ BATTLE THURSDAY Dave Darland of Kokomo, Ind. and Josh Lakatos of Pasadena, ...

8 Drivers Split $30,000

8 Drivers Split $30,000 "Road to Indy" Bonuses

Eight United States Auto Club drivers will split $30,000 in prize money as the first recipients of the Indy Racing League's "Road to Indy" year-end bonuses. The cash awards will be distributed to the top three drivers in USAC's Coors...

Sun 21 Nov 1999
Bakersfield Results 1999-11-20

Bakersfield Results 1999-11-20

USAC MCI WORLDCOM WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 20, 1999 -- Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 9, Lewis-12.988; 2. Matt Westfall, 8, P & E-13.062; 3. Ed Carpenter, 3, TG ...

Bakersfield TQ Results 1999-11-20

Bakersfield TQ Results 1999-11-20

MCI WORLDCOM USAC TQ MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 20, 1999 -- Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Randi Pankratz, 11, Porzio-14.717; 2. Ron Wade, 88, Wade-14.947; 3. Josh Wise, 94, Wise-15.072; 4.

Sat 20 Nov 1999
Turkey Night - The Starting Line for Champions

Turkey Night - The Starting Line for Champions

"THE STARTING LINE FOR CHAMPIONS…" … United States Auto Club slogan Irwindale, Calif. - - If you dial up the United States Auto Club on the world wide web (www.usacracing.com), you'll see their familiar red, white and blue logo pop up ...

Fri 19 Nov 1999
Turkey Night Entry List Update

Turkey Night Entry List Update

ENTRY LIST 59th HOME DEPOT "TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX" USAC MCI WORLDCOM NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY - IRWINDALE, CALIFORNIA NOVEMBER 25, 1999 Car ...

Thu 18 Nov 1999
Irwindale Turkey Night to be Final Event of Millenium

Irwindale Turkey Night to be Final Event of Millenium

PHOENIX RACE CANCELLED BY RACE ORGANIZERS The United States Auto Club has been notified this morning by overnight letter of the cancellation by the race organizers of the scheduled November 27 USAC MCI WorldCom National/Western Midget...

Phoenix Cancellation

Phoenix Cancellation

PHOENIX RACE CANCELLED BY RACE ORGANIZERS The United States Auto Club has been notified this morning by overnight letter of the cancellation by the race organizers of the scheduled November 27 USAC MCI WorldCom National/Western Midget...

Wed 17 Nov 1999
Irwindale Turkey Night Grand Prix Tid Bits

Irwindale Turkey Night Grand Prix Tid Bits

Turkey Night Tid-Bits - by HAROLD OSMER 1934 - Winner Bob Swanson claimed top honors at Gilmore Stadium for only his fifth time. He would go on to win 53 Gilmore Main Event victories - nearly twice that of his nearest competitor - ...

Kenny Irwin Enters

Kenny Irwin Enters "Turkey Night"

Kenny Irwin, the 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup "Rookie of the Year," is the latest driver to announce he will compete in the Home Depot "Turkey Night Grand Prix," joining fellow NASCAR driver Tony Stewart in the field for the prestigious...

Mon 15 Nov 1999
Point Battles Spice Up Final Three Race Programs

Point Battles Spice Up Final Three Race Programs

POINT BATTLES SPICE FINAL 3 USAC RACE PROGRAMS Tight point races highlight USAC's 1999 season finales, beginning with this Saturday night's "doubleheader" at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Californians Marc DeBeaumont of Clayton...

Fri 12 Nov 1999
Phoenix Draws Closer

Phoenix Draws Closer

LEFFLER, DeBEAUMONT HOPE TO CAP '99 TITLES IN PHOENIX CLOSER USAC MCI WorldCom Midget Car point leaders Jason Leffler of Long Beach, Calif. and Marc DeBeaumont of Clayton, Calif. are targeting November 27 at Manzanita Speedway in...

Bakersfield Preview

Bakersfield Preview

DARLAND, NEWMAN, LEFFLER, DeBEAUMONT & SCULLY SHARE SPOTLIGHT WITH TQ MIDGET POINT DUEL AT BAKERSFIELD USAC National Champions Dave Darland and Ryan Newman, two of the hottest open-wheel drivers in the United States, are among the ...

Thu 11 Nov 1999
Irwindale NASCAR's Tony Stewart to Compete in Turkey Night

Irwindale NASCAR's Tony Stewart to Compete in Turkey Night

THE HOME DEPOT PRESENTING SPONSOR OF 59TH RUNNING OF USAC'S CLASSIC TURKEY NIGHT G.P. IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY - NOVEMBER 25, 1999 NASCAR's "Rookie Sensation" ...

Wed 10 Nov 1999
Irwindale Tony Stewart Set to Drive Turkey Night

Irwindale Tony Stewart Set to Drive Turkey Night

TONY STEWART TO DRIVE IN TURKEY NIGHT GP AT IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY - NOVEMBER 25, 1999 Irwindale, Calif. - - Tony Stewart will "come out of retirement" (in the open-wheelers) to drive in 59th Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix at Irwindale Speedway on...

Tony Stewart Enters Turkey Night Grand Prix

Tony Stewart Enters Turkey Night Grand Prix

TONY STEWART ENTERS HOME DEPOT "TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX" AT IRWINDALE Tony Stewart, the only driver in history to sweep USAC's "Triple Crown," will compete in the 59th Home Depot "Turkey Night Grand Prix" MCI WorldCom Midget Car race ...

Tue 09 Nov 1999
Turkey Night Comes to Irwindale

Turkey Night Comes to Irwindale

The ALL-TIME CLASSIC USAC MIDGET RACE COMES TO IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY ... 59TH RUNNING of the TURKEY NIGHT MIDGET GRAND PRIX THURSDAY (Thanksgiving Night), NOVEMBER 25, 1999! The "grandfather" of the Turkey Night Grand Prix was first run at ...

Mon 08 Nov 1999
Irwindale Race Honored Casey Diemert

Irwindale Race Honored Casey Diemert

Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Western Sprint Car race at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway honored the memory of Casey Diemert, the 23-year-old USAC driver who was fatally injured in the March 27 grand-opening event at the 1/2-mile paved ...

Weekend news 1999-11-08

Weekend news 1999-11-08

USAC MCI WorldCom National Midget Car point leader Jason Leffler of Long Beach, Calif. and USAC Western Sprint Car Champion Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. scored feature victories in Saturday night's "doubleheader" at the Irwindale ...

Sun 07 Nov 1999
Irwindale Race Results 1999-11-06

Irwindale Race Results 1999-11-06

USAC WESTERN SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 6, 1999 -- Irwindale, California - Irwindale Speedway QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tony Hunt, 14, Pierson-16.738; 2. Jason McCord, 3, Finkenbinder-16.836; 3. Todd Ellison, 20, Powell-16.877; 4.

Irwindale Race Results 1999-11-06

Irwindale Race Results 1999-11-06

USAC MCI WORLDCOM WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 6, 1999 -- Irwindale, California - Irwindale Speedway QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Davey Hamilton, 44, Consani-17.095; 2. Bobby Boone, 96, Boone-17.268; 3. Steve Paden, 0, ...

Fri 05 Nov 1999
16th Street Speedway Suspends Operations

16th Street Speedway Suspends Operations

The 16th Street Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind., which hosted USAC National and "regional" Midget competition for the past three seasons, is suspending operations, according to track co-owner Jim Voyles. "We are not renewing our ...