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Have-Nots Have A Nice Day Lesser Lights Dominate Action During Ahra Drag-Race Finals

Bobby Baldwin burns in his tires before a run in his top-fuel dragster. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Bodine Ends Victory Drought

Geoff Bodine stole the spotlight from gutsy Dale Earnhardt with a pit strategy that helped him end a drought of nearly two years with a victory in the Bud at …


Zanardi Leads Qualifying

Alex Zanardi has the provisional pole position after qualifying for the Miller 200 Indy-car race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course at Lexington, Ohio. Zanardi, who has more championship points …


Hot Weather Keeps Racers From Smoking Srp Track

According to the engineers, Spokane Raceway Park sits at 2,240 feet above sea level in Airway Heights. But to the drag racers gathered for the AHRA World Finals, ever-changing weather …


Hot ‘Stang Tom Manfred And His Mustang Have Blasted To The Front Of The Pack In Drag Racing At Raceway Park

Tom Manfred, with his 1981 Mustang, is ranked No. 2 in his American Hot Rod Association drag racing class at Spokane Raceway. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Fast Lane Fixture Neil Hansen Hopes To Continue Domination At Srp

Neil Hansen won’t reach Mach 1 in his 10,000 horsepowered jet car, but he is more than one-third of the way there. His rocket will take him to 270 miles-per-hour. …


Racers Appear Well-Stocked For Stateline

Drag racing may have the attention of many people this weekend as John Force and company visit the AHRA World Finals this weekend. But stock car fans won’t miss their …


Indy-Car Series Has Likely Opener

The Indy Racing League, the Indy-car series started by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year, announced a new event Wednesday for June 29, 1997, at the currently uncompleted Pikes Peak …


Nhra Record Falls

Shelly Anderson won the Top Fuel title in the rain-delayed Northwest Nationals, beating Mike Dunn in the quickest race in NHRA history. Anderson, of Ontario, Calif., covered a quarter-mile at …


Sports People

Mario Lemieux, still undecided about returning to the Pittsburgh Penguins for the next NHL season, has ruled out playing for Canada in the World Cup… . Unbeaten IBF …


Neves Takes Checkered Flag

Brazilian Helio de Castro Neves led every lap enroute to his victory in the inaugural running of the PPG-Firestone Indy Lights Championship at the historic Grand Prix Player’s de Trois-Rivieres. …


Wet Weather Stalls Drags

After three rain delays during elimination heats, the final two rounds of the NHRA Northwest Nationals was pushed back to this morning at Seattle International Raceway. The No. 1 qualifiers …


Brickyard 400 Belongs To Jarrett Passes Teammate Ernie Irvan With Seven Laps Remaining

Dale Jarrett celebrates his Brickyard 400 win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Photo by Associated Press


Driving Hurt Is All About Money Banged-Up Earnhardt To Take Wheel To Start Brickyard 400

In the macho world of NASCAR Winston Cup racing, driving hurt is not solely a test of courage. “It’s money - every bit of it,” said Kyle Petty, a reference …


Lajoie Seizes Win After Little Gets In Wreck

Randy LaJoie snaked his way through a crash only a few laps from the finish and held on to win the Kroger 200 NASCAR Busch Grand National stock car race …


Gordon Wins Pole For This Weekend’s Brickyard 400 Race

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Modifieds Ready For Rare Start On Half-Mile

Maybe running on a bigger racetrack will dissolve the tight jam of drivers who are fighting it out for the Northwest Modified Series title. That, of course, was not the …


Fittipaldi Can Race Again

Joking with friends and moving about his hospital room a day after neck surgery, race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi received the best news possible: He could race again, as soon …


Fittipaldi To Have Surgery

Emerson Fittipaldi was transferred from Michigan to a hospital in Florida for surgery to repair a neck fracture, hospital and IndyCar officials said. Injured in a crash early in the …


Earnhardt, Fittipaldi Suffer Injuries In Separate Races

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Wallace, Racers Received Threats

Former NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Rusty Wallace reacted strongly to the terrorist bomb that brought death and injury early Saturday morning to the Olympic Games in Atlanta. “All it …


Vasser Breaks Andretti’s Mark To Secure Marlboro 500 Pole

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Mayfield Wins First Pole

Jeremy Mayfield won his first pole and will be the top qualifier for Sunday’s DieHard 500 Winston Cup race. The 27-year-old Mayfield was only one of 44 qualifiers to break …


Nemechek Wins Pole

A record-smashing lap gave Joe Nemechek the pole for the Humminbird Fishfinder 500-kilometer Busch Grand National stock car race. Nemechek, driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, toured the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway …


Hindley’s Hydro Has High Hopes

Last year, Tom Hindley’s goal for the Team Spokane hydroplane in its first race at the Budweiser Columbia Cup in the Tri-Cities was to simply survive. This year, the goal …


Wallace Holds Off Rudd For 4th Winston Win Of Year

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Martin Wins Pocono Pole

Mark Martin was easily the fastest qualifier in the rain-delayed finish to time trials for the Miller 500 at Pocono Raceway. Martin, driving a Ford Thunderbird, turned a lap of …


Different Horsepower At Playfair

It may sound like a strange mix to many. The graceful beauty of thoroughbred race horses and the raw horsepower of 100 mile-per-hour motorcycles. The two will share quarters on …


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 …