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May 13, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON
When it comes to racing in the desert, off-road driver Jerry Whelchel of Mission Viejo has a simple slogan: "I'll race whenever, wherever or whatever it takes to win. This is how I make my living and I want to win them all." Whelchel, 29, can win more titles than any driver in the 17-year history of the SCORE Off-Road World Championships today when he competes on a man-made, 1.1-mile course at the Phoenix International Raceway.
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May 13, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON
When it comes to racing in the desert, off-road driver Jerry Whelchel of Mission Viejo has a simple slogan: "I'll race whenever, wherever or whatever it takes to win. This is how I make my living and I want to win them all." Whelchel, 29, can win more titles than any driver in the 17-year history of the SCORE Off-Road World Championships today when he competes on a man-made, 1.1-mile course at the Phoenix International Raceway.
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May 13, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it comes to racing on the desert terrain, off-road driver Jerry Whelchel of Mission Viejo has a simple slogan: "I'll race whenever, wherever or whatever it takes to win. This is how I make my living and I want to win them all." Whelchel, 29, will have an opportunity to win more races than any driver in the 17-year history of the SCORE Off-Road World Championships today when he competes on a man-made, 1.1-mile course at the Phoenix International Raceway.
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May 13, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it comes to racing on the desert terrain, off-road driver Jerry Whelchel of Mission Viejo has a simple slogan: "I'll race whenever, wherever or whatever it takes to win. This is how I make my living and I want to win them all." Whelchel, 29, will have an opportunity to win more races than any driver in the 17-year history of the SCORE Off-Road World Championships today when he competes on a man-made, 1.1-mile course at the Phoenix International Raceway.
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January 31, 1999 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerry Whelchel of Rancho Santa Margarita fell short in his bid to win the two featured events Saturday at the U.S. Off-Road Championships in Anaheim. Whelchel finished second in Super Modified Buggies, then won the Premier Stadium Sport Trucks in front of 30,295 at Edison Field. Whelchel started from the pole in the sport trucks and took the lead, but the race was red-flagged after one lap when trucks driven by Kevin Husman of Riverside and Randy Eller of Taylorville, Ill., collided.
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July 22, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger Mears used inside information to win the sports truck main event Saturday night in front of 46,347 fans at the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship Gran Prix in the Coliseum. Mears won only his third stadium race in the past 3 1/2 years by taking the inside line up the peristyle jump on the opening lap and breezing to a 12-second victory over Danny Thompson. Mears started on the pole along side crowd-favorite Ivan Stewart, but he left Stewart behind by taking the inside line up the hill.
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January 23, 2001
* Saddleback College linebacker Chip Kimmich has accepted a scholarship to San Jose State, Saddleback Coach Mark McElroy said. Kimmich is from Irvine High. BASEBALL Former Long Beach State player Jason Giambi, the American League Most Valuable Player last season with the Oakland A's, is scheduled to return for the school's alumni game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Blair Field. Other former players expected for the game include Jeff Liefer, Marcus Jones and Rocky Biddle.
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February 13, 1994 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rick Johnson found the best way to stay out of traffic in the Grand National Sport Truck class of the Mickey Thompson Off-Road racing series Saturday at Anaheim Stadium. Johnson, starting on the outside of the first row, got ahead of Roger Mears Jr. early in the first lap and pulled away to easily win the 12-lap main event before a sellout crowd of 47,833. "I think everyone got hung up behind Roger and it gave me some room," Johnson said. "I had to just focus in and run my race."
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January 19, 1991 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Significant changes in racing teams and equipment in the mini-pickup truck class will be unveiled at 7:30 tonight in the season opener of the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship Gran Prix at Anaheim Stadium. Team Toyota, which has won the series eight consecutive years, will be headed by defending champion Ivan Stewart of Alpine, Calif. Stewart won his first of five series races at Anaheim last year and will be joined by a new teammate, American Rally champion Rod Millen of Newport Beach.
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July 17, 1988 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Rod Millen continued Mazda's domination of the grand national sports truck class Saturday night with a victory in the sixth round of Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix before 43,700 fans at the Coliseum. Millen, running sixth at the outset, benefited from a five-car pileup in the peristyle end of the stadium on the second lap and then passed Al Arciero on the seventh lap to earn the win. Arciero finished second, and Rob MacCachren was third as only four drivers finished the race.
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January 31, 1993 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The purists of off-road racing who complain that stadium events only simulate the sport should have been at Anaheim Stadium on Saturday night. The Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road race featured all the nasty elements of Baja, thanks to a heavy rainstorm that turned the man-made course into a mess. The 57,036 fans who braved the storm were treated to a true off-road race, complete with thunder and lightning.
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July 19, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rick Johnson found it just as easy and just as exciting to win in the Coliseum in a truck as on a motorcycle. The former world-class motocross champion from Encinitas scored his first victory in the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Gran Prix series before 27,016 Saturday by coming from behind in his Chevrolet mini-pickup to defeat series leader Rod Millen.
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