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Uncle Joe Benson at work & play at the 9/2003 IRL California Speedway Race.

September 19-21, 2003: What a sizzler! Uncle Joe announced the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series American Racing Wheels 200 race and the Toyota Indy 400 IRL Race at the California Speedway in Fontana. It was a record-setting weekend, both with the 113 degree temps and with Sam Hornish Jr.'s 207.151mph average race speed — the fastest closed-course race ever, breaking Jimmy Vassar's record from last year at the California Speedway (which J.B. also called). Of course, even with speeds like that, yer Unc could only scoff, as that's nowhere near his record setting times just getting into work every morning.

(Photos by Bill 'Digital' McDermott)

A batch o' bright banners.

Joe gets the crowd rolling.
Kenny Brack rocking on stage.

Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack and
his band The Subwoofers entertain the crowd.

J.B. introducing drivers.
Al Unser Jr. says hi.
Helio Castroneves.

J.B. intros the drivers, including Indy 500 winners
Al Unser Jr. and Helio Castroneves.

Kelly & J.B. track skydivers.
Green skydiver.
Flag skydiver landing.
J.B. & Shawn with Buzz Aldrin.
Buzz says start your engines.

Welcoming the sky divers, and
astronaut Buzz Aldrin prepares to "start your engines."

Tony Kanaan at speed.
Ripping out of the pits.
Ripping out of the pits.
Sam Hornish & Joe.

400 miles of high speed action,
won by Sam Hornish Jr. in record time.

Shawn proposes to J.B

Shawn will do anything for the keys to the golf cart!

Shawn & J.B. with Bill Miller

Speedway boss Bill Miller with his crew.

J.B. driving his crane.

Joe drives his Turbo Rebel crane home.


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Nissan 600ZX

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Super Gas

On The Road

'12 Grand National Roadster Show

'11 Home Depot - Monrovia

'11 O.C. Fair

'11 O.C. Fair
Pat Benatar

'11 Blood

'11 O.C. Fair
Paul Rodgers

'11 O.C. Fair
Steve Miller &
Duff Goldman

'11 O.C. Barrett-Jackson

'11 Ridemakerz

Alex Xydias Center

'11 Jethro Tull

Home Depot - Orange

Performance Bicycle

BBQ @Shannon's

Home Depot - Marina Del Rey

'11 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 400

Pep Boys
Speed Shop

'11 NHRA

Monster Trucks!

Larry's Pick-Up Truck

'11 Grand National
Roadster Show

Ozzy Osbourne

'10 NHRA Finals

in Torrance

Pepsi 400

La Mirada
Home Depot

'10 L.A. Fair
Bad Company

John Bonham

Steve Miller
Kids Rock Free

'10 L.A. Fair
Monster Trucks
& C.C.R.

Axes & Axles
Hot Rod Show

BBQ @Kevin's


'10 O.C. Fair
Styx/ZZ Top

'10 Blood Drive

in Walnut

Steve Miller/
Greek Theatre

5th of July

Rush's Star

Fathers Day

'10 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'10 NHRA

'10 Grand National
Roadster Show


'09 NHRA Finals

Steve Miller/

Pepsi 500

'09 L.A. Fair
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Abbey Road

'09 Blood Drive

'09 Kentucky Derby

'09 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'09 NHRA

'09 Grand National
Roadster Show

'08 NHRA Finals

Pepsi 500

Carl Edwards

'08 Jethro Tull

All-Star Party

'08 Long Beach
Grand Prix

'08 Super Chevy

'08 Goodguys
Costa Mesa

Auto Club 500

'08 NHRA

'08 Grand Nat.
Roadster Show

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