Racing History

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.
Jan Opperman

Torn From The Headlines: Oct. 13, 1971

Jan Opperman, winner of the Nationals at Knoxville, Iowa, is back on top of the sprint car world after winning the tragedy-marred Western U.S. Championships at Manzanita Speedway.

Torn From The Headlines: Oct. 5, 2005

It was only his second ARCA RE/MAX Series start, but Kraig Kinser was the class of the field Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, leading 83 of 113 laps en route to winning the Food World 300.

Torn From The Headlines: Sept. 30, 1998

The only things hotter than the sun at Martinsville Speedway were Ricky Rudd’s backside and his Tide Ford Taurus.

Torn From The Headlines: Sept. 25, 1996

For most of this season, Tony Stewart has been in a situation similar to dating two girls at the same time.

Torn From The Headlines: Sept. 16, 1953

Paul Goldsmith, expert motorcycle racer from St. Clair Shores, Mich., switched to a four wheeled mount Sunday afternoon and came home the winner in the first annual “Detroit Open,” a late model stock car race open to feature winners and record holders from various stock car circuits.

Torn From The Headlines: Sept. 7, 1983

Willle Nelson wrote a song about Bobby Allison winning Monday's Southern 500.