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September 14, 1993 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saugus Speedway isn't exactly the jewel of auto racing. A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti never raced here. The drivers in Saturday night stock-car races are mostly hobbyists who have long given up any dreams of becoming the next Richard Petty. The winners get a purse that barely covers their cost of replacing a set of tires. And the track's mostly local fans sit on rickety benches that are said to have more historic value than comfort.
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June 18, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In anything they did, the original investors in Hollywood Park were a group that dripped with ambition. "You couldn't have stopped Jolie with a gun," George Jessel once said of Al Jolson. The founding Hollywood Park group, a cast of what seemed like thousands, also included Jack Warner of the Warner brothers, Mervyn LeRoy, who was at work on "The Wizard of Oz," and director Raoul Walsh, who learned the movie business alongside legendary pioneer D.W. Griffith.
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SPORTS
June 18, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In anything they did, the original investors in Hollywood Park were a group that dripped with ambition. "You couldn't have stopped Jolie with a gun," George Jessel once said of Al Jolson. The founding Hollywood Park group, a cast of what seemed like thousands, also included Jack Warner of the Warner brothers, Mervyn LeRoy, who was at work on "The Wizard of Oz," and director Raoul Walsh, who learned the movie business alongside legendary pioneer D.W. Griffith.
BUSINESS
September 14, 1993 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saugus Speedway isn't exactly the jewel of auto racing. A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti never raced here. The drivers in Saturday night stock-car races are mostly hobbyists who have long given up any dreams of becoming the next Richard Petty. The winners get a purse that barely covers their cost of replacing a set of tires. And the track's mostly local fans sit on rickety benches that are said to have more historic value than comfort.
SPORTS
August 10, 1993 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Les Richter, who has seen them all in his role as NASCAR competition director, calls Michigan International Speedway "the best facility in the motor racing business." MIS, as it is known around the lake-dotted Irish Hills region of rural southern Michigan, where the two-mile high-banked oval track was built in 1968, is the site of three major events a year--Winston Cup stock car races in June and August and an Indy car race the first weekend in August.
SPORTS
August 10, 1993 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Les Richter, who has seen them all in his role as NASCAR competition director, calls Michigan International Speedway "the best facility in the motor racing business." MIS, as it is known around the lake-dotted Irish Hills region of rural southern Michigan, where the two-mile high-banked oval track was built in 1968, is the site of three major events a year--Winston Cup stock car races in June and August and an Indy car race the first weekend in August.
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