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May 16, 1986
Race car owner and driver Dick Simon was fined $5,000 by the United States Auto Club for engine violations in two of his cars during last weekend's Indianapolis 500 qualifications.
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June 17, 1997 | From Associated Press
Maybe it took A.J. Foyt's fists to break the ice for the Indy Racing League, which announced Monday it was taking over full sanctioning responsibilities for its series from the U.S. Auto Club. "Recent events have led us to conclude that the Indy Racing League needs to move officiating in-house to ensure better communications with our teams," said Leo Mehl, the IRL's executive director.
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June 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
First, A.J. Foyt fought his own reenactment of the Alamo in victory lane of Texas Motor Speedway. He had friends there, notably Billy Boat, his driver who had been declared winner of the True Value 500K. Nearby were Davey Hamilton, a Foyt driver listed as second, and about 300 folks who had come up from Houston to root Foyt's team along. It wasn't as though he needed the help.
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June 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
First, A.J. Foyt fought his own reenactment of the Alamo in victory lane of Texas Motor Speedway. He had friends there, notably Billy Boat, his driver who had been declared winner of the True Value 500K. Nearby were Davey Hamilton, a Foyt driver listed as second, and about 300 folks who had come up from Houston to root Foyt's team along. It wasn't as though he needed the help.
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June 4, 1987 | Shav Glick
The San Pedro husband-wife team of Wayne and Denise Bennet, who scored an unprecedented sweep of a United States Auto Club midget racing doubleheader two weeks ago in Ventura, will attempt to repeat the feat Sunday night at Ascot Park. Wayne won his first main event of the Jolly Rancher Western States series, driving Ron Weeks' Cosworth to victory after point leader Sleepy Tripp flipped his car.
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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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May 30, 1991 | SHAV GLICK
Tony George, flexing his muscles as president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has announced a tentative plan to change rules for the Indianapolis 500. He would like to replace the turbocharged engines used this year with normally aspirated engines similar to those used in Formula One.
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November 24, 1988 | SHAV GLICK
Only four drivers in the history of the United States Auto Club have won 100 or more USAC-sanctioned races. Three of them--Rich Vogler of Indianapolis, Mel Kenyon of Lebanon, Ind., and Ron (Sleepy) Tripp of Costa Mesa--will be at Ascot Park tonight for the 48th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix, a 100-lap national championship midget car race. Vogler, with 149 wins; Kenyon, with 117, and Tripp, with 109, will all be trying to close in on the all-time leader, A. J. Foyt, who has 158.
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January 9, 1990 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Johnny Capels, former mechanic and car owner in his first month as chief operating officer of Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., moved Monday to close the breach that has divided Indy car racing for the past 12 years. Roger McCluskey, director of racing for the United States Auto Club, was named to the CART rules and technical committee, which is headed by Roger Penske, one of the leaders of the group that left USAC and formed CART in 1978.
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June 17, 1997 | From Associated Press
Maybe it took A.J. Foyt's fists to break the ice for the Indy Racing League, which announced Monday it was taking over full sanctioning responsibilities for its series from the U.S. Auto Club. "Recent events have led us to conclude that the Indy Racing League needs to move officiating in-house to ensure better communications with our teams," said Leo Mehl, the IRL's executive director.
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May 30, 1991 | SHAV GLICK
Tony George, flexing his muscles as president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has announced a tentative plan to change rules for the Indianapolis 500. He would like to replace the turbocharged engines used this year with normally aspirated engines similar to those used in Formula One.
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January 9, 1990 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Johnny Capels, former mechanic and car owner in his first month as chief operating officer of Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., moved Monday to close the breach that has divided Indy car racing for the past 12 years. Roger McCluskey, director of racing for the United States Auto Club, was named to the CART rules and technical committee, which is headed by Roger Penske, one of the leaders of the group that left USAC and formed CART in 1978.
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November 24, 1988 | SHAV GLICK
Only four drivers in the history of the United States Auto Club have won 100 or more USAC-sanctioned races. Three of them--Rich Vogler of Indianapolis, Mel Kenyon of Lebanon, Ind., and Ron (Sleepy) Tripp of Costa Mesa--will be at Ascot Park tonight for the 48th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix, a 100-lap national championship midget car race. Vogler, with 149 wins; Kenyon, with 117, and Tripp, with 109, will all be trying to close in on the all-time leader, A. J. Foyt, who has 158.
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June 4, 1987 | Shav Glick
The San Pedro husband-wife team of Wayne and Denise Bennet, who scored an unprecedented sweep of a United States Auto Club midget racing doubleheader two weeks ago in Ventura, will attempt to repeat the feat Sunday night at Ascot Park. Wayne won his first main event of the Jolly Rancher Western States series, driving Ron Weeks' Cosworth to victory after point leader Sleepy Tripp flipped his car.
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May 16, 1986
Race car owner and driver Dick Simon was fined $5,000 by the United States Auto Club for engine violations in two of his cars during last weekend's Indianapolis 500 qualifications.
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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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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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June 6, 1993 | VINCE KOWALICK
Stock-car racing at Saugus Speedway and Ventura Raceway were among the area events rained out Saturday night. Saugus' program of NASCAR Sportsman, Grand American Modified and Street Stock oval and figure-eight racing on the one-third-mile paved oval will not be rescheduled, track spokesman Lee Baumgarten said. Ventura's lineup of United States Auto Club Midgets on the quarter-mile dirt oval was rescheduled for June 26, track spokesman Cliff Morgan said.
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