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December 10, 1990
Jeff Gordon showed his prowess on pavement, and Ron Shuman won the California Racing Assn. sprint car championship as its season ended Sunday on the half-mile, high-banked Mesa Marin Raceway asphalt oval. Gordon, from Pittsboro, Ind., who won two CRA races at Mesa Marin in 1990, ran away from the field in the 30-lap feature Sunday, winning easily. Shuman, from Tempe, Ariz., won his third driver's championship by finishing fifth in the race.
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August 19, 1994 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four-time non-winged sprint car champion Ron Shuman passed defending California Racing Assn. champion Mike Kirby of Lomita at the finish line with one lap remaining in Thursday's 30-lap Sprint Car Racing Assn. feature race at Ventura Raceway. Shuman held the lead to the finish, culminating a five-lap battle for the lead and giving the Tempe resident the lead in the points standings.
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June 4, 1994 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The new IMCA Sprint Car class got a big boost Friday night at Ventura Raceway. Defending SCRA Sprint Car champion and eight-time USAC Turkey Night Grand Prix Midget winner Ron Shuman, in town for tonight's SCRA program at Ventura, stepped into an IMCA Sprint Car and gave the crowd a show in the 15-lap main event. Although the Tempe, Arizona, native finished second to Ventura resident Paul Hewlett, his mere presence prevented the feature from becoming the one-man show it has been in weeks past.
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June 4, 1994 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The new IMCA Sprint Car class got a big boost Friday night at Ventura Raceway. Defending SCRA Sprint Car champion and eight-time USAC Turkey Night Grand Prix Midget winner Ron Shuman, in town for tonight's SCRA program at Ventura, stepped into an IMCA Sprint Car and gave the crowd a show in the 15-lap main event. Although the Tempe, Arizona, native finished second to Ventura resident Paul Hewlett, his mere presence prevented the feature from becoming the one-man show it has been in weeks past.
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August 19, 1994 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four-time non-winged sprint car champion Ron Shuman passed defending California Racing Assn. champion Mike Kirby of Lomita at the finish line with one lap remaining in Thursday's 30-lap Sprint Car Racing Assn. feature race at Ventura Raceway. Shuman held the lead to the finish, culminating a five-lap battle for the lead and giving the Tempe resident the lead in the points standings.
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September 8, 1985
Sprint cars with wings will compete for the first time ever at Ascot Park next Sunday when the World of Outlaws, a traveling circuit composed of some of the leading names in sprint car racing, comes to do battle with the regulars of the California Racing Assn. In the past the locals have been hard to beat on their home grounds, but the addition of the airfoils over the roll cage and front end, figures to put the shoe on the other foot.
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June 22, 1986
Lealand McSpadden, who is known to his fans and friends as the "Tempe Tornado," will bring the Bill Krug Enterprises sprint car from Phoenix to Ascot Park next Saturday and try and try to show that his strong showing in the California Racing Assn.'s southwest tour was no fluke. McSpadden, 39, of Tempe, Ariz., who estimates that he travels some 80,000 miles a year racing all over the country, hasn't been on Ascot's fast half-mile track since April 12.
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October 6, 1985
Sprint car veteran Ron Shuman will tune up for the $70,000 Pacific Coast Nationals later this month at Ascot Park, an event he has won three times, by competing in next Saturday night's Kraco-California Racing Assn. program on the Gardena half-mile track. Shuman, 33, of Tempe, Ariz., is no stranger to Ascot, but has made only a few starts there in the past couple of seasons as he has been a regular on the World of Outlaws circuit, criss-crossing the country.
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November 24, 1985
Twenty years ago few in motor sports would have believed it possible that Mel Kenyon would be seeking his third win in the 45th annual Turkey Night midget-car race Thursday night at Ascot Park in Gardena. Nor, would they have thought it possible for Kenyon, 52, to become the biggest midget-car winner in the history of the United States Auto Club with 105 victories.
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October 24, 1985 | Shav Glick
Sprint cars, the closest thing there is to old-time front-engine Indy cars in which the driver sits upright, are divided into two categories--winged, with monstrous 5-foot by 5-foot billboards sticking up in the air, and wingless. The World of Outlaws and all but two racing organizations in the country race with wings. Their world is dominated by Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Ind., six-time World of Outlaws champion, and Doug Wolfgang of Sioux City, S. D.
SPORTS
December 10, 1990
Jeff Gordon showed his prowess on pavement, and Ron Shuman won the California Racing Assn. sprint car championship as its season ended Sunday on the half-mile, high-banked Mesa Marin Raceway asphalt oval. Gordon, from Pittsboro, Ind., who won two CRA races at Mesa Marin in 1990, ran away from the field in the 30-lap feature Sunday, winning easily. Shuman, from Tempe, Ariz., won his third driver's championship by finishing fifth in the race.
SPORTS
June 22, 1986
Lealand McSpadden, who is known to his fans and friends as the "Tempe Tornado," will bring the Bill Krug Enterprises sprint car from Phoenix to Ascot Park next Saturday and try and try to show that his strong showing in the California Racing Assn.'s southwest tour was no fluke. McSpadden, 39, of Tempe, Ariz., who estimates that he travels some 80,000 miles a year racing all over the country, hasn't been on Ascot's fast half-mile track since April 12.
SPORTS
November 24, 1985
Twenty years ago few in motor sports would have believed it possible that Mel Kenyon would be seeking his third win in the 45th annual Turkey Night midget-car race Thursday night at Ascot Park in Gardena. Nor, would they have thought it possible for Kenyon, 52, to become the biggest midget-car winner in the history of the United States Auto Club with 105 victories.
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October 24, 1985 | Shav Glick
Sprint cars, the closest thing there is to old-time front-engine Indy cars in which the driver sits upright, are divided into two categories--winged, with monstrous 5-foot by 5-foot billboards sticking up in the air, and wingless. The World of Outlaws and all but two racing organizations in the country race with wings. Their world is dominated by Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Ind., six-time World of Outlaws champion, and Doug Wolfgang of Sioux City, S. D.
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October 6, 1985
Sprint car veteran Ron Shuman will tune up for the $70,000 Pacific Coast Nationals later this month at Ascot Park, an event he has won three times, by competing in next Saturday night's Kraco-California Racing Assn. program on the Gardena half-mile track. Shuman, 33, of Tempe, Ariz., is no stranger to Ascot, but has made only a few starts there in the past couple of seasons as he has been a regular on the World of Outlaws circuit, criss-crossing the country.
SPORTS
September 8, 1985
Sprint cars with wings will compete for the first time ever at Ascot Park next Sunday when the World of Outlaws, a traveling circuit composed of some of the leading names in sprint car racing, comes to do battle with the regulars of the California Racing Assn. In the past the locals have been hard to beat on their home grounds, but the addition of the airfoils over the roll cage and front end, figures to put the shoe on the other foot.
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November 28, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ron Shuman of Tempe, Ariz., came from the rear of the field to win the 52nd Turkey Night Grand Prix for United States Auto Club midgets in a race that ended early Friday morning at Bakersfield Speedway in Oildale. It was the seventh time Shuman has won the Thanksgiving night race.
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September 4, 1994 | DARIN ESPER
Mike Kirby, 29, of Lomita went wire-to-wire to win his fourth Sprint Car Racing Assn. victory in the 30-lap main event at Ventura Raceway. In the most recent SCRA program at Ventura, Kirby finished second when Tempe's Ron Shuman passed him on the final lap. This time, Shuman was off racing a USAC Silver Crown event. The race was marred by six caution flags, three of which occurred before one lap was completed.
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