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Mon 25 Dec 2000
Kenny Irwin Jr. Memorial Fund

Kenny Irwin Jr. Memorial Fund

[Motorsport.com received this letter from Kenny and Reva Irwin on December 22, 2000 announcing the Kenny Irwin Jr. Memorial Fund. They have requested it be put online to make people aware of the foundation. This worthwhile foundation was created...

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox final arrangements

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox final arrangements

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000 - The funeral service for Indianapolis 500 veteran and former USAC open-wheel standout Stan Fox, who died in a traffic accident Dec. 18 in New Zealand, is scheduled for Dec. 29 in his native...

Tue 19 Dec 2000
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox dies in New Zealand traffic accident

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox dies in New Zealand traffic accident

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000 - Indianapolis 500 veteran and former USAC open-wheel standout Stan Fox suffered fatal injuries in a traffic accident Dec. 18 in New Zealand, where he was visiting friends and attending races. ...

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox killed in New Zealand

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox killed in New Zealand

December 18, 2000 - Stan Fox, midget champion and eight time Indianapolis 500 starter was killed in an automobile accident in New Zealand. No further details are available at this time. His racing career wins included two Belleville Midget ...

Sun 17 Dec 2000
Kasey Kahne enjoys historic rookie season

Kasey Kahne enjoys historic rookie season

Many veterans would give their right foot for Kasey Kahne's rookie year. The driver from Enumclaw, WA, put together one of the most outstanding seasons in United States Auto Club history at only 20 years of age. "I think we had a really...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
Hines, Kahne and Davidson complete Indy Racing rookie tests

Hines, Kahne and Davidson complete Indy Racing rookie tests

USAC racing veterans Tracy Hines, Kasey Kahne and Derek Davidson all completed Indy Racing rookie tests Thursday at the Texas Motor Speedway as part of a program offered by the Pennzoil Panther Racing Team. All three have now earned competition ...

Fri 08 Dec 2000
Snyder Enterprise offers contingency program

Snyder Enterprise offers contingency program

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 4, 2000 -- Racing engine manufacturer Snyder Enterprise of Danville, Indiana, today announced a new incentive program aimed at United States Auto Club teams. The contingency award program will feature an estimated...

Irwindale Speedway year two review

Irwindale Speedway year two review

Thirty-six nights of outstanding automobile racing action at Irwindale Speedway culminated with the 60th running of the legendary Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thursday, November 23. Fan favorite Tony Stewart won the 100-lap race for USAC midgets...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
Hines claims

Hines claims "Super License"

Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. is USAC's 2000 "Super License" Champion, amassing the most points of any driver in USAC "National" feature-race competition. He thereby earns a complimentary license to compete in all three series in the...

WM: Kahne, Kaeding, Fike ROY

WM: Kahne, Kaeding, Fike ROY

Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw, Wash., Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. and Aaron Fike of Galesburg, Ill. have been named USAC National "Rookies of the Year" for the year 2000. Their combined total age is only 58! Twenty-year-old ...

Tue 28 Nov 2000
Stewart, Cook team at Turkey Night GP

Stewart, Cook team at Turkey Night GP

IRWINDALE, CA (November 27, 2000) - Tony Stewart and Terry Cook were on opposite paths throughout the 2000 NASCAR season, but in the 60th-Annual Home Depot Turkey Night Grand Prix, the pair were on a fast track to Victory Lane. With ...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
TQ: Irwindale Turkey Night TQ results

TQ: Irwindale Turkey Night TQ results

<pre> MCI WORLDCOM USAC TQ MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 23, 2000 -- Irwindale, California - Irwindale Speedway QUALIFICATIONS: 1. J.J. Ercse, 18, Barber-14.110; 2. Randi Pankratz, 11, Dranginis-14.366; 3. Todd Hunsaker,...

WM: Kahne battles Stewart in Turkey Night GP

WM: Kahne battles Stewart in Turkey Night GP

IRWINDALE, CA (November 23) -- Kasey Kahne would dearly love to be Tony Stewart's teammate in several years. He battled the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year Thursday in the 60th Annual Home Depot Turkey Night Grand Prix and almost ...

WM: Irwindale 'Turkey Night GP

WM: Irwindale 'Turkey Night GP" results

<pre> MCI WORLDCOM USAC NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS November 23, 2000 -- Irwindale, California - Irwindale Speedway QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jason Leffler, 9x, Lewis-17.023; 2. Aaron Fike, 32, RFMS-17.082; 3. Tracy ...

Tue 21 Nov 2000
Kahne maintains points lead

Kahne maintains points lead

BAKERSFIELD, CA (November 18) -- Kasey Kahne maintained his advantage in the National Midget Driver standings Saturday with a second-place finish in the USAC/MCI WorldCom National Midget Car race at Bakersfield Speedway. Jay Drake, who is...

Turkey Night television time change

Turkey Night television time change

ESPN2 has notified us that Thursday's Home Depot "Turkey Night Grand Prix" USAC MCI WorldCom National/Western Midget Car race at Irwindale, Calif. will air at 10 pm (ET) Sunday night (Nov. 26), 1/2-hour later than the originally scheduled 9:30 ...

Las Vegas dirt track 2001 schedule

Las Vegas dirt track 2001 schedule

2001 Schedule - LVMS half-mile dirt oval Jan. 27 - Freestyle MX. Feb. 3 - Freestyle MX; Feb. 10 - Freestyle MX. March 1-3 - Pennzoil World of Outlaws; March 16-17 - Monster Trucks; March 31 - Rocky Mountain Pullers. April 28 - S.C.R.A.

Irwindale's pace car will have new owner on

Irwindale's pace car will have new owner on "Turkey Night"

Irwindale, Calif.- - Someone is going be heading home from the 60th running of the USAC Turkey Night Grand Prix for Midget Race Cars at Irwindale Speedway with something more tangible than just great memories of a classic 100-lap race with its...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
T. Stewart to run

T. Stewart to run "Turkey Night GP"

Tony Stewart of Rushville, Ind., the only driver to sweep USAC's "Triple Crown" (1995), makes his second MCI WorldCom USAC National Midget Car appearance of the 2000 season on Thanksgiving Night. He is one of four drivers slated to pilot...

Turkey Night update 2000-11-15

Turkey Night update 2000-11-15

Irwindale, Calif. - - The acknowledged "granddaddy" of all Midget Car races, the race that Car & Driver Magazine rated among the "Top 10 Racing Events" of all time, the "other" race that all Indy 500 winners crave winning … The 60th Home...

Gary Sokal memorial

Gary Sokal memorial

Memorial services for Gary Sokola will be held at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Monrovia, California on Wednesday evening, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. The SCRA has announced that they will name a race in Sokola's honor during the 2001 ...

'Cody Unser Night' at Irwindale speedway

'Cody Unser Night' at Irwindale speedway

IRWINDALE, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2000) -- Cody Unser's national effort to find a cure for paralysis and transverse myelitis finds its way to Southern California on Thanksgiving for "Cody Unser Night" at the annual "Turkey Night" USAC Midget race on...

WM: TQ: Irwindale

WM: TQ: Irwindale "Turkey Night Grand Prix"

Jay Drake of Val Verde, Calif. will try to match an all-time USAC record Thursday night when he competes in the 60th Home Depot "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. He scored his 18th feature victory of the year...

Sun 19 Nov 2000
TQ: Bakersfield results 2000-11-18

TQ: Bakersfield results 2000-11-18

<pre> MCI WORLDCOM USAC TQ MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 18, 2000 -- Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Greg Edenholm, 2, Edenholm-14.184; 2. Walt Johnson, 15, Welcomer-14.541; 3. Todd ...

WM: Bakersfield Midgets results 2000-11-18

WM: Bakersfield Midgets results 2000-11-18

<pre> MCI WORLDCOM USAC NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 18, 2000 -- Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kasey Kahne, 91, Lewis-12.715; 2. Dave Darland, 9, Lewis-12.831; 3....

Mon 13 Nov 2000
WM: Youth battling age in Bakersfield Saturday

WM: Youth battling age in Bakersfield Saturday

Bobby Boone and Walt Johnson are on the "hot seat" for this Saturday night's USAC MCI WorldCom "doubleheader" at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Boone trails Wally Pankratz by just 11 points in the Western Midget Car standings, while...

Sat 11 Nov 2000
Gary Sokola dead at 59

Gary Sokola dead at 59

Gary Sokola, whose 10-year tenure as USAC's Assistant Director of Competition and Sprint Car Series Supervisor served to expand USAC's Sprint Car operations, passed away yesterday in a Wichita, Kansas hospital at age 59. Complications from...

Services for Mrs. Bob (Pat) Higman

Services for Mrs. Bob (Pat) Higman

Calling for Pat Higman has been scheduled from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday, November 8, 2000, at the Stockwell Chapel of the Richard, Lloyd, & Wheeler Home in Stockwell, Indiana. This location is ten miles West of I-65 off Route 28. Funeral ...

WM: TQ: Bakersfield Speedway preview

WM: TQ: Bakersfield Speedway preview

November 18 is the next target for Wally Pankratz, Jay Drake and J.J. Ercse in their quest for USAC racing history. That's the night the MCI WorldCom National and Western Midget Car Series and the MCI WorldCom TQ Midget Cars resume action...

Thu 09 Nov 2000
Kenyon retunrs to Irwindale for Turkey Night

Kenyon retunrs to Irwindale for Turkey Night

Mel Kenyon of Lebanon, Ind. is one of only two drivers to win the prestigious "Turkey Night Grand Prix" Midget car classic in Irwindale, Calif. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his 1975 victory at Speedway 605, Mel will return to ...

2000 Super License battle

2000 Super License battle

In addition to USAC driving championships and final point rankings, the final events on the 2000 calendar offer another form of competition, with three of USAC's most proficient drivers battling for the 2000 USAC "Super License." ...

Fri 03 Nov 2000
Kahne Memphis race report

Kahne Memphis race report

MEMPHIS, TN (October 29) -- Kasey Kahne received another Oliver Trucking "Rookie of the Race" award Sunday when he finished fourth in the Memphis 100 USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series finale at Memphis Motorsports Park. Kahne's fourth...

Tue 31 Oct 2000
Memphis race notes

Memphis race notes

Memphis, Tenn. - Brian Tyler won the race and Tracy Hines won the championship as the USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series capped its 14-race season with a competitive "Memphis 100" finale Sunday afternoon at Memphis Motorsports Park. Tyler...

Tyler wins at Memphis, Hines claims title

Tyler wins at Memphis, Hines claims title

Brian Tyler won the race and Tracy Hines won the championship as the USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series capped its 14-race season with a competitive "Memphis 100" finale Sunday afternoon at Memphis Motorsports Park. Tyler took...