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Motorcycles Make Return To Playfair After 80 Years

Playfair Race Course will see an exhibition of horsepower like it hasn’t seen in more than 80 years Saturday night. That’s when a group of local racing promoters bring an …


Bertha Affects Motor Sports

Winston Cup drivers apparently dodged another tropical storm while Bertha washed out some sports events in the Northeast and then eyed the open seas. Although torrential rains kept NASCAR drivers …


Craven Qualifies First

Ricky Craven made it all the way back from Talledega, and he made the trip in record time with a home crowd waiting to welcome him. “This is a perfect …


Groskreutz Searches For Encore

What to do for an encore? Last Saturday night’s NASCAR Northwest Tour race at Tri City Raceway will be hard to top, especially for Spokane’s Marc Groskreutz. He’ll try his …


Driver Earns First Win

Roy “Buckshot” Jones won his first NASCAR Busch Grand National race, holding off Mike McLaughlin by 0.002 seconds in the Sears Auto Center 250 at Milwaukee. Jones, 25, of Monticello, …


Nascar’s Top ‘Rustler’ Still Seeking More Horses

“I know I’m rambling here,” Robert Yates apologized. He had heard himself mention communism as he answered a question about his childhood, when he was the ninth of nine children …


Marlin Quits While Still Ahead To Win Abbreviated Pepsi 400

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Bliss Takes Truck Pole

Mike Bliss edged Mike Skinner to win the pole position for today’s $275,925 Sears Auto Center 200 pickup truck race as 31 drivers shattered Skinner’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series qualifying …


Gordon Gets Lead For Pole

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Feisty Old-Timers Ready To Rumble

Fans of the “good ol’ days” of racing will want to check out this weekend’s racing program at Stateline Speedway when the Canadian Old-timers visit. Driving vintage race cars with …


Labonte Race Winner, Again

Terry Labonte won his third straight Lysol 200 NASAR Busch Grand National stock car race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. Labonte, driving a Chevrolet, held off Todd Bodine for a …


Green Wins Pole At Watkins Glen

David Green, the most prolific pole winner in the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series the past three years, did it again to lead qualifying for the Lysol 200 at Watkins …


Rain Forces Makeup Dates

Racers will try to even the score with Mother Nature this weekend. The first racing weekend of summer last week looked more like spring, as rain washed out a pair …


Zanardi Takes First Indycar Title

Italian Alex Zanardi survived a slippery few laps during a rain shower early in the race and recorded what was nearly a wire-to-wire victory in the Budweiser-G.I. Joe’s 200, his …


Green Takes Race

David Green took advantage of brother Jeff’s misfortune to win the Carolina Pride-Advance Auto 250 NASCAR Busch Grand National stock car race at Myrtle Beach Speedway (S.C.). The brothers dominated …


Vasser Edges Andretti

Jimmy Vasser edged Michael Andretti for the provisional pole during qualifying for the Budweiser-G.I. Joe 200 at Portland International Raceway. Vasser has won four races and Andretti three, including the …


Irvan Shrugs Off Near-Fatal Accident Indycar Driver Remains Focused During Return To Site Of 1994 Crash

Like almost everything else since the day he began his recovery from near-fatal injuries, Ernie Irvan plays down his return this week to Michigan International Speedway. “It’s really not a …


1997 Indy Sold Out

There’s no apparent backlash from the IndyCar split at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, at least not in ticket sales. The Indianapolis 500 next year will be sold out as usual, …


For Second Straight Season, Schultz Has To Turn To Other Left

Some old dogs will need to learn new tricks this weekend on the NASCAR Northwest Tour stop in Portland. In the 13-year history of the Northwest Tour, this is only …


Growing Pains Little Struggles After Record ‘95, But Time Remains To Salvage Season

Spokane’s Chad Little earned $529,056 in Busch Series last year. File/The Spokesman-Review


Gordon First At Pocono

Jeff Gordon dominated the UAW-GM Teamwork 500 at Pocono International Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., for his fifth victory of the season. He led seven times while leading for 94 …


Jarrett Does Father Proud From Chump To Champ, He’s Come A Long Way

Dale Jarrett has much to smile about, having proven doubters wrong. Photo by Associated Press


Gordon On Pole Again

Jeff Gordon continued his recent blitz of the Winston Cup circuit with his third straight pole, leading an assault in which 37 of 40 drivers broke the track qualifying record …


Sports People

IndyCar points leader Jimmy Vasser is being monitored for an inner-ear condition created by an accident last week during practice for the Detroit Grand Prix. Vasser leads the PPG IndyCar …


Sprint Cars Take Their Turn On Big Oval

It’s certainly not Daytona, but Sunday’s race for the Northern Light All-Star sprint cars definitely takes place on its version of a superspeedway. The former mini-sprints turn a little mightier …


Zampedri Takes Indycar Comeback Slowly One Foot At A Time

Less than three weeks after a devastating crash that almost cost him his left foot, Alessandro Zampedri is talking about resuming his career as a race driver. Zampedri, who lost …


Andretti Uses Late Restart To Win Detroit Grand Prix

Experience and reflexes gave Michael Andretti the winning edge Sunday in the ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix. Andretti, the winningest active driver in the PPG Indy Car World Series, passed …


Bodine Finishes First

Todd Bodine was in the right place at the right time as leaders Randy LaJoie and Hermie Sadler collided and spun and he went on to win the Winston Motorsports …


Daytona Usa A Treat For Fans

First, the famed racetrack opened a small gift shop, with a roomful of photos. Then came a half-hour tour, and then a visitors’ center. Now Daytona International Speedway has decided …


Big Field Of Open-Wheeled Racers Take Stage Saturday

Another big group of Northwest Modifieds is expected to jam its way into Stateline Speedway Saturday for the series’ second race of the season. It’s the first local appearance of …