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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1998
Amajor NASCAR auto race will be held on the streets of Los Angeles for the first time this Labor Day weekend, it was announced Monday. The Ford/NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series L.A. Street Race will take place on a 1.4-mile, six-turn course bordering the Sports Arena, the Coliseum, USC and the new California Science Center. The course will be built using more than 10 million pounds of concrete embankments and 3 1/2 miles of chain-link fence.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1999 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As thousands of motor sports fans watched stock cars roar through a series of hairpin turns on a special racetrack on one side of Exposition Park on Monday, life went on quietly on the park's other side. Cris Dupont crouched in the celebrated Rose Garden, photographing peach-colored blooms. "Race? I don't know anything about a race," said the documentary videographer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1998 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART and JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Anyone planning a trip to the museums in Exposition Park this Labor Day weekend can expect to pay a lot more money for the excursion--and be in the company of far fewer museum-goers. The Ford L.A. Street Race has transformed the roadways around the park into a race course, closing them to traffic and pedestrians. Anyone hoping to visit the museums must first purchase a ticket to the race at a minimum of $10 for adults and $5 for children. Parking is $10.
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September 6, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second year in a row, Greg Pursley of Newhall will start on the pole in the L.A. Street Race main event, a 125-mile NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour race today on a one-mile road course laid out around the Sports Arena in Exposition Park. Pursley qualified his Chevrolet Monte Carlo at 68.455 mph on an entirely different track configuration than used last year. Ross Thompson, a Craftsman Truck driver from Phoenix, qualified a Ford Taurus at 68.
SPORTS
September 6, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second year in a row, Greg Pursley of Newhall will start on the pole in the L.A. Street Race main event, a 125-mile NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour race today on a one-mile road course laid out around the Sports Arena in Exposition Park. Pursley qualified his Chevrolet Monte Carlo at 68.455 mph on an entirely different track configuration than used last year. Ross Thompson, a Craftsman Truck driver from Phoenix, qualified a Ford Taurus at 68.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1999 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You might think neighbors of the Los Angeles Sports Arena would be happy that the drone of Figueroa Street traffic will cease over the Labor Day weekend. Their portion of Figueroa is closed to traffic through Tuesday, but most neighbors know what's coming: NASCAR auto racing, accompanied by more than 100,000 spectators. For the second straight year, racers from around the country will tear through a one-mile raceway built on a Sports Arena parking lot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1999 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As thousands of motor sports fans watched stock cars roar through a series of hairpin turns on a special racetrack on one side of Exposition Park on Monday, life went on quietly on the park's other side. Cris Dupont crouched in the celebrated Rose Garden, photographing peach-colored blooms. "Race? I don't know anything about a race," said the documentary videographer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1999 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You might think neighbors of the Los Angeles Sports Arena would be happy that the drone of Figueroa Street traffic will cease over the Labor Day weekend. Their portion of Figueroa is closed to traffic through Tuesday, but most neighbors know what's coming: NASCAR auto racing, accompanied by more than 100,000 spectators. For the second straight year, racers from around the country will tear through a one-mile raceway built on a Sports Arena parking lot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1998 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART and JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Anyone planning a trip to the museums in Exposition Park this Labor Day weekend can expect to pay a lot more money for the excursion--and be in the company of far fewer museum-goers. The Ford L.A. Street Race has transformed the roadways around the park into a race course, closing them to traffic and pedestrians. Anyone hoping to visit the museums must first purchase a ticket to the race at a minimum of $10 for adults and $5 for children. Parking is $10.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1998
Amajor NASCAR auto race will be held on the streets of Los Angeles for the first time this Labor Day weekend, it was announced Monday. The Ford/NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series L.A. Street Race will take place on a 1.4-mile, six-turn course bordering the Sports Arena, the Coliseum, USC and the new California Science Center. The course will be built using more than 10 million pounds of concrete embankments and 3 1/2 miles of chain-link fence.
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