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.
BIG-TIME WINNER: Bill Cantrell prepares to hit the race track at Orange Show Stadium in San Bernardino, Calif. (Radbruch Collection Courtesy Bob Lawrence Photo)...
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Steve Kinser proved he still remembered the fast way around the Knoxville Raceway as he won his second consecutive National Sprint Car Championship Saturday night on the Iowa half-mile oval.
Mario Andretti enjoyed many memorable victories during his spectacular racing career, but his “favorite win” came on Father’s Day in 1986.
Born Mariette Helene Delangle in a small French village, she grew up disgruntled with the slow-paced French-country lifestyle. She wanted excitement, and, at 16, pursued that desire in Paris. Attractive, slim, athletic, she changed her name to Helle Nice and found fame as a model for “risqué” postcards, and as an exotic dancer.
Three score and four years of tradition and an estimated $8 million a year in hard cash remains hanging in the balance for auto racing as the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company on Monday again postponed an official announcement on abolition or curtailment of its racing program.
Some claimed Tazio Nuvolari made a pact with the devil that endowed him with his eerie talent in a race car.
Warren Johnson is one of the most successful drivers in the history of the NHRA Pro Stock class.
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