Cars and Characters

We old-timers remember Bill Mauldin’s World War II “Willie and Joe” cartoons. They were about the quintessential foot soldiers, slogging through the mud, dreaming of home, hoping for a ride in a Jeep. But even younger readers know the Jeep as the icon of wartime transport. In Fallbrook there lives a better-than-new WWII 1942 Ford […]

Hebner gets first IKF win

Grant Hebner obtained his first-ever International Karting Federation (IKF) win on February 5. Hebner won the Touch and Go class main event at the California Speedway Karting Facility in Fontana after taking the lead in the 16th lap of the 20-lap main event. “I was very surprised at how well we did,” Hebner said. “I […]

Cook leads laps at SCCA regionals

Fallbrook’s Geoffrey Cook only ran seven laps at the Sports Car Club of America regionals, but he led two of them. The Formula V driver led the second and third laps of the February 5 race at Fontana’s California Speedway before pulling off in the seventh lap. “I was happy about the fact that I […]

Youngren experiences tire-sniffing dog

During Scott Youngren’s 2004 Irwindale Speedway season, he was part of an experiment with a tire-sniffing dog. Prior to the March 20 races, a canine named Sinbad sniffed the Lucas Oil Super Late Model and Auto Club Late Model cars to detect soaked tires. Although the tire-sniffing dog was only an experiment and was not […]

Youngren ready for new season

he 2005 Irwindale Speedway season starts next month, and Scott Youngren is ready for a fresh start. “We’ve got all of our notes. We’ve got the chassis figured out,” Youngren said. “We’re ready to go out.” In 2003 Youngren finished second in the Auto Club Late Model season standings. After the season he upgraded his […]

Salm, Denton earn Drivers’ Choice Awards

Mike Salm and Scott Denton earned Drivers’ Choice Awards which were presented at the Cajon Speedway’s awards banquet January 8. Salm and Denton were also presented with awards for their finishes in the season standings. Mike McGlone did not finish in the top ten in the standings, but the car driven by McGlone and owned […]

Hebner drives way into part-time job

Grant Hebner drove his way into a job November 14. The Fallbrook High School junior won the Go Karting series race at Riverside’s Adams track that day, securing a job as a driving instructor at the San Marcos showroom’s track. The Hebner family purchased their first go-kart from Go Karting, and Hebner raced in the […]

Hebner wins Golden State Gatorz Cup

Grant Hebner won the Golden State Gatorz Cup by 41 seconds September 25 at Beaumont’s Moran Raceway. The 16-year-old Fallbrook driver also posted the fast qualifying time and won the heat race. “I knew I’d be up there,” Hebner said. “I don’t know if I expected to be on pole or anything.” Some of Hebner’s […]

Car buying made easy at Paradise

Car buying does not have to be as difficult as the stereotype eludes. Not only do Fleet Managers Becky Young and Craig McKenzie provide quick, easy and affordable deals at Paradise Chevrolet and Cadillac, but they truly love their jobs. The word ‘fleet’ can be misleading; Young and McKenzie provide service to everyone, whether it […]

Accident occurs with special needs van

On December 27, 2004, at approximately 7:21 a.m., David Brito Valenzula, 54, from Fallbrook was traveling southbound on East Vista Way south of SR-76 between 25-35 miles per hour (MPH). He was driving a 1986 GMC van loaded with 10 special needs adults. For an undetermined reason, Valenzula lost control of his truck and it […]

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