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March 17, 1990 | SHAV GLICK
At 45, an age when most race drivers are thinking about hanging up helmet and gloves, John Redican is experiencing a sprint car renaissance. Redican won the California Racing Assn.'s opening main event last month in Bakersfield and, going into tonight's opener at Ascot Park, leads the CRA standings with 379 points to 351 for Jerry Meyer of Chino, last year's runner-up. Defending champion Ron Shuman, without a victory after three races--two others were rained out--is fifth.
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March 17, 1990 | SHAV GLICK
At 45, an age when most race drivers are thinking about hanging up helmet and gloves, John Redican is experiencing a sprint car renaissance. Redican won the California Racing Assn.'s opening main event last month in Bakersfield and, going into tonight's opener at Ascot Park, leads the CRA standings with 379 points to 351 for Jerry Meyer of Chino, last year's runner-up. Defending champion Ron Shuman, without a victory after three races--two others were rained out--is fifth.
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February 19, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Charles Dickens wrote the words 130 years ago, but John Redican and Kathy Simpson lived them on a sunny day in 1986 in the tiny California town of Imperial. Truly for them, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Redican, a sprint-car driver, and Simpson, a car owner, had been a team for five years with just mediocre results. They had existed on secondhand cars and get-them-where-you-can parts.
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February 19, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Charles Dickens wrote the words 130 years ago, but John Redican and Kathy Simpson lived them on a sunny day in 1986 in the tiny California town of Imperial. Truly for them, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Redican, a sprint-car driver, and Simpson, a car owner, had been a team for five years with just mediocre results. They had existed on secondhand cars and get-them-where-you-can parts.
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March 6, 1986 | SHAV GLICK
Speedway motorcycle racing's annual Spring Classic, which serves as a farewell appearance for Southern California riders planning to compete in the British League, will usher in the new season this weekend with races Friday night at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa and Sunday afternoon at the Inland Motorcycle Speedway in San Bernardino. The three-race series, for a purse of $10,500, will end March 15 at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach.
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November 17, 1985
Bubby Jones, the only multiple winner of the Don Peabody Classic, will be shooting for his fourth victory in the 50-lap event next Saturday at Ascot Park that concludes the 1985 Kraco-California Racing Assn. sprint car season. Jones, 43, of Glen Avon, once again will be aboard the Kazarian Bros. Gaschem car in his bid for the $6,000 winner's purse in the 25-mile feature on Ascot's half-mile dirt oval.
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June 1, 2010 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
The family of Staff Sgt. Javier Zamora, who survived a tour of duty in Iraq as a helicopter door gunner only to die in a 2007 car crash after his return home to Hemet, sat clustered around his bouquet-covered gravestone Monday at the West Los Angeles National Cemetery. "The military was his life," Alicia Oliva, a sister, said of the 40-year-old Army National Guardsman and father of three, who had planned to return for a second tour in Iraq. "It makes you realize this is where they belong."
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October 25, 1990 | SHAV GLICK
The Pacific Coast Nationals, featuring California Racing Assn. sprint cars and United States Auto Club midgets in two doubleheaders, will be run Friday and Saturday nights at Ascot Park. Sprint car trials are set for Friday, and there will be a 50-lap main event Saturday with Ron Shuman, Brad Noffsinger, Rip Williams and John Redican battling for the championship.
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December 6, 1990 | SHAV GLICK
The California Racing Assn., which ran 32 of its 53 sprint car races at Ascot Park and 49 of them on dirt tracks, will close the season Sunday on the high-banked asphalt of Bakersfield's Mesa Marin Raceway. In the closest competition of the CRA's 46 years, both the driver and the owner championships will be at stake in the 30-lap main event. Two-time defending champion Ron Shuman of Tempe, Ariz.
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March 30, 1989 | Pat Ray
Speedway motorcycle racing, a consistently popular weekly motor racing event in Southern California, kicks off its 21st season Friday night at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. The competition on the tiny (1/10-mile) track features the 500cc alcohol-burning motorcycles that can only turn left and have no brakes.
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March 23, 1989 | Pat Ray
NASCAR's Southwest Tour All-American Challenge Series for stock cars, a 20-event schedule that will be contested on a dozen tracks in California, Arizona and Nevada, kicks off Saturday night at Saugus Speedway, which is celebrating its 50th year of racing. The traditional season opener on the third-mile paved oval has been increased to 125 laps this year. In the past, it has been only a 100-lap race.
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