Newspaper & Magazine Samples



The Way We Were
Restored antique stock cars.
Circle Track, June 1986

Teenage Talent

Mini-stock driven by a 15-year old.
Circle Track, November 1986


Rock Solid
How a Street Stock chassis was strengthened.
Circle Track, October 1986

Right From the Start

New asphalt Modified chassis design.
Circle Track, June 1984

Inflation Insurance

A patented recessed valve for tubeless tires.
Circle Track, June 1988

Radically Conventional

Supermodified chassis.
Circle Track, Dec 1985




Mr. Excitement … Jimmy Spencer
His attempts to advance to NASCAR’s top division.
Fram / Autolite Motorsports, Summer 1986


She Calls The Shots
Race track flagger Cyndi French.
Trackside, June 1990


The Pits / Keys to Victories Not All Big Names
A weekend with the Brett Bodine pit crew.
Press & Sun-Bulletin, Aug 1, 1987


Showman Richmond Back Adding Theatrics to Victory
Winston Cup driver Tim Richmond winning his first race back from serious illness.
Press & Sun-Bulletin, June 19, 1987




Richmond’s Road Rough After NASCAR Drug Test
Tim Richmond’s lawsuit against the sanctioning body.
Press & Sun-Bulletin, May 20, 1988


Insurance Guidelines Fuel Price Increases
How the insurance crisis is affecting local tracks.
Press & Sun-Bulletin, April 26, 1986


NASCAR’s Carburetor Ruling Stirs Controversy
New rule upsets drivers and promoters.
Press & Sun-Bulletin, Aug 7, 1987


Heat Wave Burning Out Dirt Tracks
Local short tracks and their attempts to keep moisture in the track surface.
Press & Sun-Bulletin, Aug 28, 1988


ROC ’86
The annual Race of Champions for Modifieds.
Circle Track, March 1987




Safety: No Longer a Concern?
Part 1 – Driver Apparel
Part 2 – The Macho Image
Part 3 – Track Operations
Auto Rac’r, August, September and October, 1986


Guerrero’s Accident Proves Need To Ax Open Cockpit Cars
The need for better roll cage structure on Indy cars.
Press & Sun-Bulletin, Sept 18, 1987




Oswego’s Super Modifieds Make Cents For Drivers
NASCAR short tracks need to work harder with sanctioning body’s
rule changes.
Press & Sun-Bulletin, Oct 17, 1986


It’s Amazing What Can Be Learned For 50 Bucks
A visit with a fictional psychic.
FasTrack, May 24, 1990


Hot Laps
For several months I was in charge of this last page feature in the magazine, which consisted of factoids obtained from press releases. I attempted to find the more unusual during that period.
Circle Track, 1987