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Women had been barred from road races since 1961, as experts claimed distance running was damaging to their health and femininity.
The series launched five years ago by former NASCAR and Indy-car driver Robby Gordon is an homage to the old Mickey Thompson stadium off-road races of the 1980s to mid-’90s that put desert-style racing directly in front of fans.
The road race finale will start and end in Sacramento.
Clark raced Vollstedt's car in the final event of the 1967 USAC season, a 300-mile road race at Riverside, Calif. Clark trailed Dan Gurney for the first 23 laps before taking the lead for a single lap only to have a valve break.
Pinkowski was the first marathon director to spot Khannouchi's talent, seeing him in shorter-distance road races and eventually convincing him to become a marathoner.
Today in terrifying-but-good news: A bicycle road race in Santa Barbara went all wrong this past weekend when the field of bikers went over a bridge.
The same goes for the gaping new Mercedes grille inspired by the SLs that campaigned in the Carrera Panamericana, the coast-to-coast Mexican road race of the same era.
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