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October 22, 1989 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The big, baldish man with the bushy mustache reminiscent of a British cavalry officer's--earphones over his ears and radios at his hips--normally is an austere presence along the pit wall. He is usually frowning, cajoling crewman, barking orders, pacing up and down. This week, though, he has been all smiles. R. W. (Kas) Kastner, director of racing competition for Nissan, is in a no-lose situation.
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October 22, 1989 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The big, baldish man with the bushy mustache reminiscent of a British cavalry officer's--earphones over his ears and radios at his hips--normally is an austere presence along the pit wall. He is usually frowning, cajoling crewman, barking orders, pacing up and down. This week, though, he has been all smiles. R. W. (Kas) Kastner, director of racing competition for Nissan, is in a no-lose situation.
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March 13, 1986 | Shav Glick
The California Racing Assn., after holding its traditional sprint car opening two weeks ago in El Centro, will return to home base at Ascot Park for the first night event of the season Saturday. It will be the first of 32 main events on the half-mile dirt oval in Gardena. Lealand McSpadden, one of the busiest drivers on the West Coast, will enjoy what to him amounts to a quiet weekend in the Ascot opener. The 39-year-old veteran from Tempe, Ariz.
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July 27, 1989 | Shav Glick
Geoff Brabham has won seven of the nine Camel GT races in his Nissan GTP-ZXT prototype this year, a record that would seem to assure him of a second International Motor Sports Assn. championship. But he'd better take a quick look over his shoulder. It won't be a Jaguar, Porsche or Toyota driver he'll see, but rather his teammate, Chip Robinson. Of Brabham's seven wins, Robinson has shared in six.
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February 2, 1989 | Shav Glick
Can a race car that has been unbeatable at up to 3 hours be unbeatable for 24? That is the question facing the Nissan ZX-Turbo as the El Segundo-based Electromotive Engineering team prepares the red, white and blue machine for its first long-distance test--the 24 Hours of Daytona--which starts its twice-around-the-clock run Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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July 3, 1988 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
The hottest race driver in the country today is Geoff Brabham, a transplanted Australian who left the ocean breezes of Orange County a couple of years ago to live in pastoral Noblesville, Ind. Brabham drives a red, white and blue Nissan prototype ZX-Turbo in the International Motor Sports Assn.'s top-of-the-line GTP class and has won a record-equaling four straight races. He will try for No. 5 today at Watkins Glen, N.Y.
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