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Clark Earns First Rear-Engine Victory At Milwaukee Mile

Jim Clark forever altered the American racing landscape on Aug. 18, 1963, when the Scotsman drove a rear-engined, Ford-powered Lotus to victory in the...

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 18, 2010

50 Years Ago - August 17, 1960 Colorful Allen Heath, known to West Coast race fans as the “Seattle Screwball,” claimed his third-straight California Racing...

Mel Hansen Became Frequent Midget Winner

One of the first midget racers to graduate to Indianapolis, Mel Hansen enjoyed great success on the nation’s ovals until a crash ended his...

Robbins Earned $1,280 For Winning 1st Knoxville Nationals

Roy Robbins, a 33-year-old mechanic from Louisville, Ky., earned $1,280 for winning the inaugural Super-Modified National Championship on Saturday night, July 29, 1961, at...

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 11, 2010

50 Years Ago - August 10, 1960 Police from 10 communities were called to New Jersey’s Wall Stadium Saturday night to disperse a screaming, shoving...

Seneca Lodge Has Been Racing Landmark For 60 Years

HOME TO RACERS: The Seneca Lodge In Watkins Glen, N.Y., has hosted racers for 60 years. (Seneca Lodge Photo) The first stop for Will...

Salem Sprint-Car Crash Claims The Great Rich Vogler

STANDING BY: Rich Vogler stands alongside his sprint car at Indianapolis Raceway Park during the 1989 racing season. (Larry Van Sickle Photo)The United States...

Ward Drives 11-Year-Old Midget To Surprise Road-Course Victory

CHAMPION DRIVER: Rodger Ward's victory in the Formula Libre race at Lime Rock, Conn., is still frequently talked about. (Armin Krueger Photo)Indianapolis 500 winner...

Torn From The Headlines – July 28, 2010

LAUGHING OUT LOUD: Drivers Ronnie Duman (left) and Al Unser enjoy a laugh during a 1968 USAC program at Ohio's Dayton Speedway. (Chris Economaki...

Rickenbacker Was A Racer On And Off The Track

DRIVING ACE: Eddie Rickenbacker and his co-driver prior to the 1916 Indianapolis 500. (Indianapolis Motor Speedway Photo)Long before Ohio-born Eddie Rickenbacker was America’s Ace...

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