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February 14, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
You look at Lori Johns and figure if she's ever going to climb into a car, it's going to be into the back seat of a limo parked at the stage door, and there will be a guy there in a top hat carrying a bouquet of roses. Whoever thought to put this woman into a dragster's cockpit in a flame-proof coverall will never get a job as a casting director. A.J. Foyt, this ain't.
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February 14, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
You look at Lori Johns and figure if she's ever going to climb into a car, it's going to be into the back seat of a limo parked at the stage door, and there will be a guy there in a top hat carrying a bouquet of roses. Whoever thought to put this woman into a dragster's cockpit in a flame-proof coverall will never get a job as a casting director. A.J. Foyt, this ain't.
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February 11, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Skeptics had a field day when top fuel dragster Lori Johns upset the who's who of drag racing--veteran drivers Eddie Hill, Don Prudhomme and Kenny Bernstein--to reach the final of the 30th National Hot Road Assn. Winternationals Saturday at L. A. County Fairplex in Pomona. They watched her nervously sit in her car on the staging line before her quarterfinal race against Prudhomme, while her crew frantically tried to figure out why she had lost her oil pressure. They called the victory a fluke.
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February 11, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Skeptics had a field day when top fuel dragster Lori Johns upset the who's who of drag racing--veteran drivers Eddie Hill, Don Prudhomme and Kenny Bernstein--to reach the final of the 30th National Hot Road Assn. Winternationals Saturday at L. A. County Fairplex in Pomona. They watched her nervously sit in her car on the staging line before her quarterfinal race against Prudhomme, while her crew frantically tried to figure out why she had lost her oil pressure. They called the victory a fluke.
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May 6, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lori Johns of Corpus Christi, Tex., defeated Don Prudhomme of Granada Hills in the top-fuel final and successfully defended her title in the NHRA Mid-South Nationals at Memphis, Tenn. Johns' time was 5.074 seconds at 270.27 m.p.h.
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April 23, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Brett Bodine earned his first Winston Cup victory in 79 career starts on Sunday by holding off Darrell Waltrip at the First Union 400 NASCAR stock car race at North Wilkesboro, N.C., Speedway. Bodine beat Waltrip to the checkered flag by less than a second to win $50,682. The finish was controversial. Bodine was designated the leader following the final caution flag, although he had pitted and leaders Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt stayed on the track.
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February 10, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 7, 1990 | From Associated Press
Dale Earnhardt fought off Greg Sacks over the final 17 laps to win a battle of Chevrolet Luminas in Sunday's Winston 500 at Talladega, Ala. They were at the head of the pack when the green flag waved following the final caution flag on the 172nd of 188 laps. Sacks stayed on Earnhardt's rear bumper until the last lap around the 2.66-mile, high-banked oval. At that point, Earnhardt was able to pull away a bit then hold on to beat Sacks by two car lengths.
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October 27, 1990 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Force is beginning to enjoy what it means to be drag racing's funny car champion. He clinched the world championship and its $150,000 bonus Thursday, but came right back Friday to take the No. 1 position for Sunday's Winston Finals at the Pomona Fairplex strip with a run of 5.339 seconds. Thursday, he ran 5.411 and was in third position. All he needed to beat Ed (Ace) McCulloch for the title was to qualify for the 16-car final eliminations.
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September 12, 1992 | SHAV GLICK
If a Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card can sell for $49,500 and the famous Honus Wagner tobacco card for more than $425,000, what kind of money will a John Goodman jersey worn in the movie "The Babe" bring in from sports memorabilia collectors? And will the Babe's jersey come in second to one worn by Madonna? The uniform worn by the film and rock star in "A League of Their Own" will be on the auction block along with Goodman's on Sept. 26 at Bend, Ore.
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February 13, 2006 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Melanie Troxel added her name to a short list of female drag-racing winners Sunday when she blew away the top-fuel field in the Carquest Auto Parts Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. But Troxel wasn't ready to claim victory for all womankind. "It shouldn't even be an issue out here anymore," said the 33-year-old driver from Danville, Ind., whose final quarter-mile pass of 4.582 seconds and 321.65 mph made her a winner over David Baca of Brentwood.
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July 6, 1997 | SHAV GLICK
Shadow Creek, one of the most exclusive golf courses in the world and until now played by only the highest of high rollers at the Mirage Resort's casinos in Las Vegas, is going public. It will cost $1,000 for a starting time, which includes a suite at one of the Mirage hotels. For $500 more, a guest may come along, but there will be no more than two players for each tee time. The best news is, a caddie is included at no extra charge.
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