Racing History


Ontario: The Indianapolis Of The West

For decades, upscale shopping centers, banks and movie theaters thrived on Haven and Millikan Avenues in Ontario, Calif. Four-lane highways lined with trees and greenery are commonplace amid gentle California breezes.

TFTH: Schindler Wins Four In New York

Bill Schindler, often referred to as the Broncho Buster from Freeport, added another 30-lap feature race to his credit, making it his fourth consecutive at the New York Coliseum here on Sunday evening Dec. 3.
Jo Siffert

TFTH: Faulty Equipment Costs Jo Siffert His Life

The failure of fire-fighting equipment probably cost Swiss racing driver Jo Siffert his life, an inquest jury was told Friday.

A.J. Foyt’s Loyalty To Offy

Reams have been written about A.J. Foyt’s phenomenal racing successes. His expertise, talent and accomplishments have been extolled worldwide, his reputation reaching beyond the sport of auto racing itself.

TFTH: Kinser & Lasoski Return To The Outlaws

After a season of unrest, the world of winged 410 sprint car racing made a giant leap Friday with the return of championship drivers Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski to the World of Outlaws Sprint Series.

TFTH: Craftsman’s Truck Series Bet

The newest form of American motorsports, pickup truck racing on closed courses, got a shot in the arm Sunday with NASCAR's announcement that Sears Roebuck's Craftsman Tool division would sponsor its 1995 series.
Jimmy Bryan

TFTH: Jimmy Bryan Rules Bobby Bell Memorial

Home town favorite Jimmy Bryan won the Bobby Ball Memorial 100 mile AAA big car race at the Arizona State Fairgrounds mile dirt track yesterday.

Torn From The Headlines: Nov. 5, 1980

Experts were pondering the move by the teams of the Formula One Constructor’s Ass’n to break away from the Federation International du Sport Auto in order to stage its own Grand Prix series in 1981.
Steve Kinser

Torn From The Headlines: Oct. 25, 2000

Steve Kinser clinched the Pennzoil World of Outlaws championship in convincing style, winning Saturday night's Lone Star Classic at Houston Raceway Park.
North Wilkesboro

Torn From The Headlines: Oct. 18, 1989

It may become the million dollar wreck. Three remaining races will tell.