February 10, 1990 |
Final eliminations in the National Hot Rod Assn.'s Chief Winternationals will begin at 11 a.m. today after rain postponed the races on Sunday at the L. A. County Fairplex track in Pomona. Gene Snow, 52, of Ft. Worth, heads a group in the top fuel class. Snow recorded the fastest time a week ago at 4.983 seconds. Snow won the competition eliminator class, the forerunner of the funny car division, in a Dodge Dart in 1968, and he is among 12 of the 16 finalists 45 or older.
December 11, 1988 |
Manny Casey of St. Joseph's High hit a 15-foot jump shot with 3 seconds left to give his team a 63-62 win over Cleveland in the final of the Amador Basketball Classic in Pleasanton, Calif., on Saturday night. Cleveland, the two-time defending tournament champion, led, 55-50, going into the fourth quarter but was outscored, 13-7, in the final period. Warren Harrell had a game-high 20 points for Cleveland (5-2).
February 27, 1988 |
Federal agents Friday confiscated about 1,350 pounds of cocaine valued at an estimated $56 million after being tipped off that a van parked on a Norwalk street was loaded with the drug. The 614 kilo-sized packages were found in a van parked near Rosecrans Avenue and Pioneer Boulevard. Drug Enforcement Administration agents also found a .25-caliber automatic pistol in the van, said DEA Supervisor Eddie Hill.
February 24, 1990 |
Guards Kevin Ollie and Alexous Scruggs combined to score 50 points, but it took four points in overtime from senior center David Washington to give Crenshaw High School a 91-90 victory over Reseda Cleveland in a City Section 4-A Division semifinal boys' basketball game Friday at the Sports Arena. Washington cost the Cougars a victory in regulation when he missed two uncontested layups.
October 31, 1993 |
The reaction time off the starting line for 49-year-old Kenny Bernstein was a little quicker than that of 57-year-old Eddie Hill in Saturday's final round of the Budweiser Classic at Pomona Raceway. The difference of .044 seconds was all Bernstein needed to defeat Hill, the Winston Cup champion, in their $50,000 top fuel shootout. "The car was consistent all day and that's what you need to win races," Bernstein said after blistering the quarter-mile in 4.836 seconds elapsed time to 4.
October 28, 1995 |
Cruz Pedregon, car owner Joe Gibbs' former National Hot Rod Assn. funny-car champion, provided most of the excitement Friday in qualifying for drag racing's Winston Select Finals at Pomona when his Pontiac Firebird disintegrated after a supercharger exploded at the end of the day's fastest funny-car run. "I had absolutely no warning," the Camarillo driver said after going 276.75 m.p.h. in 5.13 seconds. "The car was running fine and then it blew.
January 30, 1998 |
For as long as there has been drag racing on the old Fairgrounds track at Pomona, there has been a Kalitta there. Connie Kalitta, racing's original "Bounty Hunter," chased Don "Big Daddy" Garlits across the finish line in the 1963 Winternationals when races were won in 8.26 seconds at 186.32 mph. Four years later, his one good eye focused on the blinking lights of the Christmas tree they used back then to start races, Kalitta drove his Ford dragster to victory in 7.17 seconds at 218.43 mph.
March 19, 1990 |
Dale Earnhardt fought off a stomach ailment and strong challenges from Geoff Bodine and Morgan Shepherd to win the Motorcraft 500 NASCAR Winston Cup stock car race Sunday at Atlanta International Raceway. "I got to feeling pretty bad about halfway through the race," Earnhardt said after sniffing oxygen in his car. "I was sick to my stomach and, for a while there, I thought about relief." But he held on to change the hard luck that dogged him in the season's early races.
March 21, 1999 |
Bobby Braswell, Cal State Northridge men's basketball coach, said Saturday he interviewed for the vacant job at Washington State. Rick Dickson, Washington State athletic director, contacted Braswell and met with him in Southern California on Thursday. Braswell, who has two years remaining on a four-year contract, led the Matadors to a 17-12 record this season and is 43-43 in three seasons. His frustration with the low budget and poor facilities at Northridge is no secret.
January 22, 1993 |
Scott Haskin and Mustapha Hoff each scored 17 points as Oregon State moved into a tie for the Pacific 10 Conference lead Thursday night with a 73-70 victory over Washington at Seattle. The Beavers (9-5 overall and 5-0 and tied with No. 11 Arizona for the Pac-10 lead), took control in the final 7 1/2 minutes after the score was tied, 56-56. Hoff's free throw put Oregon State ahead for good, 57-56, with 7:36 remaining, but he missed his second attempt.