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July 17, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lori Jennings' name won't appear in results of the Ford L.A. Street Race, but she led more laps Sunday than anyone else. Jennings, a professional stunt woman and former sprint car driver, drove the pace car for the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series race. Twelve caution periods put her in front for 49 of the 125 laps--nearly half the race--around an eight-turn, one-mile course in Exposition Park that circled the Sports Arena.
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December 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
Stan Fox, whose racing career ended five years ago in a horrific crash at the Indianapolis 500, was killed in an auto accident in New Zealand. Fox, 48, died Monday night in a head-on collision on a stretch of highway about 200 miles south of Auckland known as "The Desert Road," said Dick Jordan, a spokesman for the U.S. Auto Club. Fox's racing career ended May 28, 1995, with a six-car crash on the first lap of the Indy 500.
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September 8, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The big boys of NASCAR came out West to make a big-time show of the Ford Los Angeles Street Race, and they did, but in the end Monday it was a Featherlite Southwest Series regular who took the checkered flag before a small but enthusiastic Exposition Park crowd. Steve Portenga, the 1994 champion and current points leader from Sparks, Nev., survived a stirring duel with Winston Cup regular Mark Martin and then staved off NASCAR Craftsman Truck leader Ron Hornaday Jr.
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July 17, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lori Jennings' name won't appear in results of the Ford L.A. Street Race, but she led more laps Sunday than anyone else. Jennings, a professional stunt woman and former sprint car driver, drove the pace car for the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series race. Twelve caution periods put her in front for 49 of the 125 laps--nearly half the race--around an eight-turn, one-mile course in Exposition Park that circled the Sports Arena.
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September 7, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the nicest things about the second day of the Los Angeles Street Race was that if the cars didn't interest you, you could stroll through the Exposition Park rose gardens. It was hard to tell which was the attraction Sunday as the museums and the race track shared the holiday crowd. Forty-nine Featherlite Southwest Series drivers attempted to qualify Sunday, but the one that today's Kragen Z-One 200 has been built around--Winston Cup veteran Mark Martin--won't be on the track until today.
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December 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
Stan Fox, whose racing career ended five years ago in a horrific crash at the Indianapolis 500, was killed in an auto accident in New Zealand. Fox, 48, died Monday night in a head-on collision on a stretch of highway about 200 miles south of Auckland known as "The Desert Road," said Dick Jordan, a spokesman for the U.S. Auto Club. Fox's racing career ended May 28, 1995, with a six-car crash on the first lap of the Indy 500.
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July 15, 2000 | SHAV GLICK
Several hundred race cars and trucks will spend most of today practicing and qualifying in Exposition Park for Sunday's fourth Ford L.A. Street Race. A one-mile circuit starts in the south parking lot of the Sports Arena, runs north on Figueroa Avenue, circles around the Sports Arena and returns to the parking lot for three horseshoe switchbacks. NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series cars will practice at 1 p.m.
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July 16, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last Sunday, Boris Said was racing at 180 mph in a BMW sports car through the forests of Germany in a chilly rain at the legendary Nurburgring circuit. Today, Said will be driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo stock car at speeds up to 90 mph through the parking lots and roads of Exposition Park in the main event of the L.A. Street Race. "It's like playing golf in the morning and tennis in the afternoon," the 6-foot-4 road-racing veteran from Carlsbad said of the disparate events.
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September 7, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't billed as a Demolition Derby, but that is about the best way to describe the third annual Ford L.A. Street Race that ran Monday in Exposition Park before a small but enthusiastic crowd. A.J. Alsup, a second-generation driver from Mooresville, N.C., was the last one standing and took home the $17,725 winner's share of the NASCAR Featherlite Tour purse. Craig Raudman of Redding was second and rookie Eric Holmes of Escalon, Calif., was third. All drove Chevrolet Monte Carlos.
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September 4, 1998
SPECTATOR SPORTS: FRIDAY 4 * BASEBALL: San Francisco at Dodgers, Dodger Stadium, 7 p.m.; Kansas City at Angels, Edison Field, 7 p.m. * MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: California League playoffs, Lake Elsinore at Rancho Cucamonga, Game 1, 7 p.m. * HORSE RACING: Thoroughbreds, Del Mar, $78,000 El Cajon Stakes, first post 3:30 p.m.; quarter horses, Los Alamitos, first post 7:15 p.m. * MEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER: Fila Classic, Cal State Fullerton: Virginia vs. San Diego, 5:30 p.m.; Fullerton vs. Kentucky, 8 p.m.
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July 16, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last Sunday, Boris Said was racing at 180 mph in a BMW sports car through the forests of Germany in a chilly rain at the legendary Nurburgring circuit. Today, Said will be driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo stock car at speeds up to 90 mph through the parking lots and roads of Exposition Park in the main event of the L.A. Street Race. "It's like playing golf in the morning and tennis in the afternoon," the 6-foot-4 road-racing veteran from Carlsbad said of the disparate events.
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July 15, 2000 | SHAV GLICK
Several hundred race cars and trucks will spend most of today practicing and qualifying in Exposition Park for Sunday's fourth Ford L.A. Street Race. A one-mile circuit starts in the south parking lot of the Sports Arena, runs north on Figueroa Avenue, circles around the Sports Arena and returns to the parking lot for three horseshoe switchbacks. NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series cars will practice at 1 p.m.
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September 7, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't billed as a Demolition Derby, but that is about the best way to describe the third annual Ford L.A. Street Race that ran Monday in Exposition Park before a small but enthusiastic crowd. A.J. Alsup, a second-generation driver from Mooresville, N.C., was the last one standing and took home the $17,725 winner's share of the NASCAR Featherlite Tour purse. Craig Raudman of Redding was second and rookie Eric Holmes of Escalon, Calif., was third. All drove Chevrolet Monte Carlos.
SPORTS
September 8, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The big boys of NASCAR came out West to make a big-time show of the Ford Los Angeles Street Race, and they did, but in the end Monday it was a Featherlite Southwest Series regular who took the checkered flag before a small but enthusiastic Exposition Park crowd. Steve Portenga, the 1994 champion and current points leader from Sparks, Nev., survived a stirring duel with Winston Cup regular Mark Martin and then staved off NASCAR Craftsman Truck leader Ron Hornaday Jr.
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September 7, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the nicest things about the second day of the Los Angeles Street Race was that if the cars didn't interest you, you could stroll through the Exposition Park rose gardens. It was hard to tell which was the attraction Sunday as the museums and the race track shared the holiday crowd. Forty-nine Featherlite Southwest Series drivers attempted to qualify Sunday, but the one that today's Kragen Z-One 200 has been built around--Winston Cup veteran Mark Martin--won't be on the track until today.
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September 3, 1999 | MARTIN HENDERSON
The 45th NHRA U.S. Nationals, which continue through Monday at Indianapolis Raceway Park, could provide Anaheim's Cory McClenathan with the one thing he needs to really salvage the season. "Indy brings out the best in everybody," said McClenathan, who won in 1996 and finished second in 1997. "We all want to win it. If you're not in championship contention, you really want to win Indy--it gives you some bragging rights." McClenathan (816 points) is ninth in the series with seven races to go.
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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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