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June 12, 1994 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robert Dolacki of La Puente went wire-to-wire to win the 30-lap United States Auto Club Western States Midget Main Event on Saturday night at Ventura Raceway. The victory was the first of the year for Dolacki, and his third overall. Billy Boat of Phoenix, the April 16 winner, finished second, with Jay Drake of Val Verde third. Boat grabbed the lead at the start, but Huntington Beach's John Sarna spun between turns three and four on the first lap to force a restart.
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April 17, 1994 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the first time in five USAC Western States Midget races, someone other than Page Jones or Tony Stewart won a main event. Phoenix resident Billy Boat won the 30-lap feature race at Ventura Raceway on Saturday night, with some help from Lady Luck and Val Verde resident Jay Drake.
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March 30, 1995 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Television cameras seem to bring out the best in Billy Boat. One of Boat's two 1994 United States Auto Club Western States Midget victories came in front of ESPN cameras at Ventura Raceway, and the racer from Phoenix won again Wednesday night before a crowd of 1,548 with a wire-to-wire victory in the 30-lap feature race--which was taped for broadcast tonight.
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April 24, 1994 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tony Stewart took a step closer to his goal of winning both the USAC Western States Midget Championship and the USAC National Midget Championship by posting another convincing 30-lap main event victory Saturday night at Ventura Raceway. The Indianapolis native has three victories and three second-place finishes in six races this season, and has won two of the three events held at Ventura.
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April 10, 1994 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In front of a near-capacity crowd and a national cable television audience, Tony Stewart of Indianapolis survived a war of attrition at Ventura Raceway, adding to his lead in the USAC Western States Midget Championship points standings. The victory was the second of the season for the 1991 USAC Sprint Car rookie of the year, who finished fifth in the Midget standings last year. Only six of 20 starters were running at the finish of the 30-lap main event, which was slowed five times by accidents.
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April 28, 1991 | PAUL OLSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most in attendance for the United States Auto Club's Western States 30-lap Midget main event at Ventura Raceway had expected to see history made with Ron (Sleepy) Tripp of Costa Mesa on the outside starting front row Saturday night. However, Jimmy Sills, a 37-year-old sprint car driver from Placerville, Calif., moved into the spotlight again after winning the Midget main event for the second consecutive week and a bonus purse totaling $3,000.
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April 4, 1992 | PAUL OLSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
New Zealand national Midget champion Brett Horrobin will compete in U.S. Auto Club Midget and three-quarter Midget races tonight when the season gets under way at Ventura Raceway. Tonight's action, which begins at 6, marks the first of five consecutive live Saturday broadcasts from Ventura to a national television audience on ESPN.
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November 24, 1991
Because it has been a holiday showcase event since it began at Gilmore Stadium in 1934, the annual Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix has always attracted some of the most versatile race drivers in the nation. The 51st renewal of the race at Saugus Speedway is no exception. In addition to Indy veterans Stan Fox of Janesville, Wis., and Johnny Parsons of Brownsburg, Ind., 1991 entries include a host of open wheel talents from other venues. Heading that category is Chuck Gurney of Livermore, Calif.
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March 31, 1985
Robby Flock will open defense of one championship and will be starting after another tonight when Ascot Park presents a doubleheader featuring the National Midget Racing Assn. three-quarter midgets and the full-sized midget cars of the U.S. Auto Club on the quarter-mile oval of the Gardena facility. Flock, 21, won eight NMRA events and the championship last year. He also won four full-sized midget events and finished third in the USAC regional series.
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May 24, 1986 | DAVID MORGAN, Sports Digest was compiled by David Morgan
The Southern California Football Officials Assn. voted to recommend a boycott of the 1986 high school football season in the Southern Section at a special meeting Thursday night at Arcadia High. Representatives of the group's 11 charters will take the recommendation back to game officials for a final vote. The dispute centers on money. The officials association, which is not a union, had requested a $3 raise for each of the next three years.
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