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Kansas City Speedway
Floyd E Sageser
Jack C Cox
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
At KCI Sunday: Knievel Tops at Talking, Too
Photo and biographical article about Evel Knievel, "the famed jumper of motorcycles," planning to "soar from ramp-to-ramp over the cabs of 10 huge trucks Sunday afternoon at Kansas City International Raceway,...
Auto Speedway Built under Difficulties
Story with drawings and photos about the construction of a new speedway for car races.
Autoparade to Open Speedway September 16
Announcement of the opening of Kansas City's new (in 1922) automobile racetrack at 91st and Holmes Roads, costing $500,000 and to be attended by 60,000 people.
Do You Remember the Kansas City Speedway?
April 9, 1973
The Kansas City Speedway was built by Jack Prince and Art Pillsbury at 94th and Holmes Road. The floor of the track was made of 2 x 4's laid on edge; over a million feet of lumber were used. It was 1.25...
Elm Ridge Track Racing Events
March 22, 1905
This booklet features the program of October 17, 1908 for 11 races, including ladies, motorcycle, and special challenge competitions held at Elm Ridge track in Kansas City. Features member roster and committees...
Flawless Work by Evel Knievel
Photos and biographical article about Evel Knievel and his successful motorcycle jump over 10 trucks at Kansas City International Raceway in front of 10,000 fans.
Horse Racing Preceded Casino in Riverside
Journal-Post Old Car Run
Man and woman sitting in an early-model automobile and dressed in early twentieth-century clothes. The man appears to be wearing a fake mustache. A sign on the cars reads "Journal-Post Old Car Run 83."...
K. C.'s Wooden Race Track Passed into Oblivion 61 Years Ago
Article with photos and history of the site of only four races in two years at 94th and Holmes Road, the last being on July 4, 1924.
Kansas City. ..The Way We Were
Two large photos of the Kansas City Speedway at 94th and Holmes Road in 1923, the site of that year's national championship.
Kansas City Centennial Souvenir Program
History of the Greenlease Motor Company, founded in 1909 by Robert Greenlease, Sr., "forty-two years a Cadillac dealer," coming to Kansas City about the turn of the century "[f]rom a farm near Slater,...
Kansas City Speedway Racing--The Greatest Thrill of All!
Full page ad with a large illustration of the Kansas City Speedway for its grand opening in 1922, headed by general manager E. E. Peake in the Gloyd Building.
Kansas City's Weekend Racers
Sports Car Club of America racers Bob Burrows, Wally Erickson, Pat di Natale, and Steve Eberman profiled in local racing league.
Kansas City's Wheel Man Has Fatal Heart Attack
August 5, 2008
Greg Weld, a Kansas City-born driver and auto-racing entrepreneur, died August 4, 2008, at the age of 64. He started his career as a race driver beginning in the U.S. Auto Club sprint cars series in the...
Kansas City, Ks: Land of Expansion Opportunities
Special section of the magazine about development opportunities opening related to the Kansas International Speedway in the western part of Wyandotte County and downtown Kansas City, Kansas.
Photos, illustrations, maps, and information on the Kansas Speedway, an automobile racetrack in western Wyandotte County, Kansas (part of the unified government with the city of Kansas City, Kansas) opened...
Kansas Speedway Adding 1,500 Seats
December 1, 2004
More than 1,500 new seats are being added to the Kansas Speedway facility in Wyandotte County which will bring the seating capacity to about 82,000. Also new concession and restroom facilities will be...
Masten Gregory: Totally Fearless
Biography of Masten Gregory, a legendary racecar driver also known as "The Kansas City Flash." During his career, Gregory was known for his courageous, aggressive driving style. The author speculates that...
Mud, Sweat and Tires
March 22, 2006
In the column "Castle's View," the author remembers his fascination with Olympic Stadium and stock car racing. The stadium was located on the north side of Truman Road, just west of where I-435 would be...
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