Thursday, May 6, 2010

This week in history

1992- Jim Weber of Roseville, Minn., cruised into the lead and went to win the 25-lap Fox River Racing Club late model season opner on Thursday night, May 7th at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna. Weber passed race leader Mike Reichenerger of Oshkosh on lap 15 and won by three-car lengths. Reichenberger settled for second while Steve Paoli of Wausau finished third.

1987 - Steve Kinser shot past Ron Shuman in turn two of lap 27 and went on to claim the 30-lap World of Outlaws/Copenhagen-Skoal Shootout sprint car feature at Santa Fe Speedway in Hinsdale, Ill., on May 8. The victory was Kinser's ninth of the young season and the 177th in his career. Shuman, Steve Butler, Brad Doty and Craig Keel rounded out the top five.

1982 - Tom Hearst of Wilton went three for three over the weekend with late model victories at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport on Thursday, May 6th, Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids on Friday, May 7th and the Muscatine County Fairgrounds in West Liberty on Saturday night, May 8th. Bill Breuer of Wapello, Iowa went two for two in winning late model mains at 34 Raceway in Burlington on Saturday, May 8th and Sunday, May 9th at the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton.

1975 - Rick Weld ran away from the modified sprint car field at Topeka (Kan.) Raceway on Sunday, May 9th before the smallest crowd of the year. Weld won handily over "Tiger" Bob Williams and Dale Moore. In an attempt to alleviate the small turn-out of spectators, officials decided to switch this week to Sunday night racing card and drop admission from $3 to $2.

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