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 - THEY CHILL AND THEY SCREAM Ohio Breeds New Type...
THEY CHILL AND THEY SCREAM Ohio Breeds New Type Of Sport Fan an extent that the state is dotted Sunday afternoon sessions of and daredevil driving, along By FRITZ HOWELL COLUMBUS, (AP)—Ohio is breeding a new type of sports fan — the screaming Sams and Sarahs who go all out for the thrills chills and spills of auto racing. ' Stock cars, midgets, hot-rods and motorcycles, their cutouts wide open, are racing on undersized tracks all over the Buckeye realm Crackups are a dime a dozen. The sport is spreading to suchi fairgrounds half-mile ovals, some are oiled and semi-banked, some are covered with asphalt. with numerous week-day races un°-! But no matter th e style of track, SOMF OF * 1 "™'' 0 * ,__„,.- arp _,.=„ tracks are plam or the type of car offered, thrill- seeking spectators are filling the grandstands and lining the retaining walls which prevent the cars dlrt ' from which the swirling dust|f rom colliding with customers flies high; some are the almost flat 1 111&1 Registration Here Tonight ~ Registration of candidates for the six teams in the Massillon Littie League will be completed this evening at 6 o'clock as eight and nine-year-old baseball players are registered at the city hall. Players who register tonight will demonstrate their ability at a tryout to be held Saturday at 1 p. m. Lincoln park. If it is necessary Here's a quick look at the summer program: Jones speedway, Newark: Stock cars each Sunday afternoon, seven events with 20-lap feature over four-tenths mile track. Motorcycle races Memorial Day. Sanctioned by Columbus Racing club. Powell speedway, near Columbus: Motorcycle races May 13, July 15, Aug. 12; big car races May 20; incomplete program lists motorcycle, big car, stock car and midget races, along with auto thrill shows. Sanctioned by central states racing association. Columbus motor speedway, Columbus: Stock car races each Friday night, starting May 5. One- third mile semi-banked dustless oval also plans midget races each Tuesday, along with motorcycle events and thrill shows. Cincinnati raceway, Cincinnati: Midget races May 16 on quarter- mile asphalt oval, with AAA sanction. Dayton speedway, Dayton: Half- mile asphalt track, features AAA big car, midget and NASCAR (Na tional Association for Stock Cai Auto Races). Fort Miami speedway s Toledo: CSRA big car, and stock car races Toledo raceway, Toledo: AAA big car, midget and stock car races. Sportsman park, Cleveland: MASCAR stock car races Sunday afternoons, switching later to Tuesday and Sunday nights. Canfield speedway, Youngstown: NASCAR slock car races Wednesday and Saturday nights. Forest park speedway, Dayton: Dayton Pleasure Car club, Inc., stock car races Sunday afternoons, switching later to Saturday nights. On top of these the burning castor oil from the speeding cars may be smelled at speedways in DeGraff. Marion, Ashland, Zanesville and Ironton. Track operators say drivers from coast to coast will perform on the Ohio ovals, purses are mounting for the top pilots, and plenty of thrills are promised the patrons.

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  1. The Evening Independent,
  2. 04 May 1951, Fri,
  3. Page 16

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