Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on September 16, 1995 · Page 20
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Saturday, September 1S, 1995 The Arizona Republic Cl PIR has matured in 10 years with Jobe jjjtUdjplaU PlSr OREGON vs. UCLA Km0 , Sfr V ik Wi X M . f 1,' if. S.D. ST. vs. BYU wimmeri "fry y VV f't tfj TtVu F .Hl-800-541-7772 f'l', f ifc fj i'tt iti ij p i.AM At iss 7i CjII m Not Aopw On row Phont 3'jy L at Firebird International Raceway Park. Also testing for Forsythe were David Empringham and Claude Bourbonnais. Ivan Stewart captured the SCORE Tecate Trophy-Truck championship last Sunday in Laughlin, Nev. Larry Ragland of Phoenix was fourth. Dan Beaver of Parker was fifth in Class 8; and Todd Gatrell of Prescott won Class 3. Bill Brandon won the Super Late Model race last Saturday at Tucson Raceway Park. Other winners: John Sweeney (Grand American Modifieds); Jerry Montgomery (Street Stocks); Gabriel Tapia (Factory Stocks). Yours truly, who is a panel member, voted in order for Villeneuve, Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Al Unser, Ron Fellows and Greg Moore. Pit Stops Forsythe Racing has hired Richard Spenard as a consultant for its IndyCar team. Moore, who is a strong candidate to be Forsythe's driver, next season, tested Wednesday JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ L uoc a j iKUw-iiiLi rnfcb tiff rcu. c?u Don't even try to compare present day Phoenix International Raceway to what it looked like 10 years ago. In 1985, PIR had fewer than 10,000 reserved seats. Now there are nearly 60,000. In 1985, PIR resembled a dreary outpost in bad need of a cosmetic pick-me-up. Now there is a neatly manicured grass infield, refurbished restrooms, a larger press facility and an infield garage area, a new road course and 25 state-of-the-art suites overlooking Turn 1. Now it looks ever so clean. Thanks in a large part go to PIR owner Buddy Jobe. Jobe, who purchased the' racetrack 10 years ago Friday, said he has pumped more than $10 million into improving the facility. i "As of this moment, we don't have an original structure that was there Auto racing DAVID ... No Interest, No Payments, Nothing Down! TUFFY TILLER NEW MULCHING MOWER I 3 77 vX2i if m.,..-T f- FRIDAY, SEPT. 15 Super Stocks 13 Factory Stocks, Bombers SATURDAY, SEPT. 16 UMP Dirt Modifieds 12Anzona Sprints 13, Dwarfs GATES OPEN 6PM RACING 8PM -trhii so easy to use, you guide it witn chinQ DA IS I UK AhJH JUST ONE HAND? Z'IZZ.'. !-1" - ram; Mi FiiHhVhw I So easy to use, you guide it with CMne IWAft Akin I ! v1NU JUST ONE HAND? , Xrflo rinrwrrw ISPi Powered whee,s and BAGGING FOREVER! If Js Jk j rear-mounted tines for 3 point system recycles clippings JT . J&!l!f IT Busts sod, prepares 6 sPeed self-propelled. iliBsssi I seedbeds, and cultivates! 21 " cast aluminum deck. wA-fj& rSl 'SrSsff 'fmSXi I JiVV unaercrPreslaues' adjustment. $ MODEL ONLY V SALE V Cas,"iron' rear-driven 4 HP push model 7 CffQ 'r I 2. CQQ C transmission! only $369! U I vS5 8t!hdelsal 'warraarnFJCt0n I Guard6 ifsjjr ' q 'With $100 mail-in rebate, I 111 V 1 MiHtf SEE IT LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS U i Vi - 1 September 16 are: LATE MOORS SUPER STOCKS PURE STOCKS Practice 7:00 pmRacing 8:00 pm MARK ARMIJO The Arizona Republic PtiOENIX GREYHOUND PARK 38th St. & Washington 273-7181 urunna I f-nr-w oil tio O f 1 jjjjrjj North on 1-17, Exit Caretree Hwy, West 8 miles rUIUUKI 3 TROy-BUT Dealer I MESA 1 30 W. Hampton Ave., 827-801 1 (Near Country Club & Superstition Freeway) I M-F 8-5:30, SAT 8-3 Out of Area Toll Free 1 -800-852-801 1 I SALES SERVICE PARTS MAJOR CREDIT CARDS EASY PAY PLAN 'No Money Down No Payments! No Interest! I i ii r-eo. -wi uAc, 'Ann rate 18 96 Mm fin cht ism in i . SO pa bill r-yrk tin rhnj payalSI See hundreds of New Cadillacs, New Oldsmohiles, and quality pre-owned cars displayed in our Air-Cooled Garage! when I bought it," Jobe said. Who's going to argue? Certainly, not NASCAR Winston Cup officials, who awarded Jobe a much-envied Winston Cup race in 1988. "We knew NASCAR had a menu for us to fill if we wanted to have a shot at getting one of their races," Jobe said. The menu included building a garage and adding suites. Jobe never hesitated and the result was a facility that became one of the few venues in the country to be an annual site for both a Winston Cup and Indy-car races. Under Jobe's ownership, PIR also has attracted the International Motor Sports Association, the Sports Car Club of America Trans-Am series, the American Motorcyclist Association and NASCAR SuperTrucks. IRL news According to one source, an Indy Racing League meeting held recently in Indianapolis attracted 26 potential j team owners. And two of the attendees currently have International Motor Sports Association ties, which makes sense. The IMSA series can't seem to get out of neutral. Although A.J. Foyt is the only owner to publicly commit to the IRL, some rumors along pit road suggest Jim Hall Racing (Gil de Ferran), Tasman Motorsports (Andre Ribeiro) and Pat Patrick Racing (Scott Pruett) also may jump Championship Auto Racing Teams' IndyCar ship. Hall, however, said such talk linking him with the IRL is hogwash. Jobe, who chose to side with the IRL, is convinced he made the right decision. "(IRL founder) Tony George gave me an opportunity to do something different and there wasn't much choice on what I was going to do," Jobe said. Now, Jobe believes a lot of people are reaping the benefits of what George is attempting to do by starting a rival circuit. "All of a sudden it's like CART is saying, 'Uh-oh, maybe we do have an attitude problem,' " Jobe said. Top gun Jeff Gordon was selected third-quarter winner in Driver of the Year voting, edging Jacques Villeneuve by 12 points. 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