November 27, 1995 |
From Les Richter's California Speedway headquarters in the Empire Towers, he can look out his eighth-story window and see remnants of the late Ontario Motor Speedway--a few yards of dirt berm along what was the old front straightaway. Richter is the project manager for Roger Penske, who is planning to build a $70-million motor racing facility less than three miles from the Ontario track. The irony is not lost on Walt Czarnecki, president of Penske Speedway Inc.
February 17, 1995 |
Les Richter is here this week in his role as senior vice president of NASCAR, officiating over the Daytona 500, but next Tuesday he will be back in Southern California, working toward construction of Roger Penske's California Speedway. The two-mile superspeedway, planned for Indy car and NASCAR Winston Cup racing, will be on the site of the former Kaiser steel mill in San Bernardino County between Fontana on the east and Ontario-Rancho Cucamonga on the west. The mill closed in 1983.
April 22, 1994 |
The Western Athletic Conference confirmed Thursday that it will add six members, including two from the Big West, to become a 16-team league by 1996. The newly aligned conference, which will be the largest in the country, will include Nevada Las Vegas and San Jose State from the Big West and three leftover schools from the Southwest Conference--Rice, Southern Methodist and Texas Christian, as well as Tulsa.