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MORE NEWS…RUMORS…MINUTIAE…AND…OTHER ASSORTED “PEARLS…OF…RACING WISDOM”…S USUAL…IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER…

(FROM THE…APRIL 11, 2010…SHOW)

AND NOW… NEWS OF THE GOOD…THE BAD…AND…THE BIZZARE…
PREPARE TO BE…”RACE-U-CATED” 

AFTER NEARLY TWO MONTHS ON THE SIDELINES…THE U.S.A.C. NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WHORDE ATTEMPTED TO RETURN TO ACTION… DRAGGING THEIR STUFF TO TONY STEWART’S ELDORA SPEEDWAY OVER THE WEEKEND FOR A FRIDAY – SATURDAY ”TWO-FER” WHICH SAW FRIDAY NIGHT’S ACTION MAKE IT THRU THE HEAT RACES BEFORE…”MOM NATURE” TOOK THE OPENING NIGHT WIN… VIA FOG…LEAVING THE SPRINT CAR FOLKS TO SPECTATE FROM THE INSIDE OF THEIR HAULERS…

ON SATURDAY…STILL IN ROSS-BURG, OHIO…IT WAS MORE OF ”MOM NATURE” STILL KICKING BUTT AND PREVENTING ANY RACING FROM TAKING PLACE…
 

NEXT UP FOR THE NATIONAL SPRINT CAR BUNCH WILL BE AN ATTEMPT AT A TRIPLE-HEADER WEEKEND AT THREE TRACKS…ALL IN… INDIANA BEGINNING FRIDAY NIGHT APRIL 15TH AT GAS CITY… SATURDAY NIGHT APRIL 16THIN THE SHADOWS OF THE SEAGRAM’S WHISKEY PLANT…THE HOLLYWOOD CASINO AND THE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL IN LAWERENCEBURG AND THEN ON SUNDAY  AT  WINCHESTER IN THE SHADOWS OF NOTHING 

LOOK FORWARD TO IT…
 

THE U.S.A.C. “CAL SPRINTERS” RETURNED TO ACTION AT WEASLEY NAMED PERRIS, MEXI-FORNIA SATURDAY NIGHT FOR THE 4TH RACE OF 2011 AND IT PRODUCED A 1ST TIME WINNER IN THE FORM OF GREG BRAGG WHO EDGED FAST QUALIFIER DANNY SHERIDAN FOR THE WIN WHILEMATT MITCHELL…COMPLETED THE PODIUM…
 

DEFENDING SERIES CHAMP…AND WINNER OF THE SERIES…OPENING 3 SHOWS…MIKE SPENCER FLIPPED IN THE 2ND HEAT RACE AND WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR …OBSERVATION… 

THE U.S.A.C ”CAL SPRINTERS’ WILL TAKE 7YES…WE SAID…7… WEEKS OFF BEFORE RETURNING TO ACTION BACK AT PAREE SPEEDWAY ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND… FOR ROUND # 14 OF THEIR 17 RACE 2011 CAMPAIGN…THE A.M.A. ARENA-CROSSERS HEADED TO ST. LOUIE IN THE SHOW ME STATE” WHERE IT WAS ”WANNA’ BE…COPPER”…JAMES ”BUBBA” STEWART  RIDING HIS YAMAHA AWAY TO THE WIN AHEAD OF SUZUKI’S RYAN DUNGEY 2ND AND SERIES POINT LEADER RYAN VILLOPOTO…3RD ON HIS KAWASAKI…

WITH 3 SHOWS TO GO VILLOPOTO REMAINS ATOP THE SEASON POINT STANDINGS WITH 275 POINTS 5 MORE THAN DUNGEY (270) CHAD REED IS 3RD IN POINTS WITH A 267 TOTAL AND ST. LOUIE WINNER…JAMES STEWART IS 4TH IN POINTS…-16 (259) IN ARREARS  TO THE POINT LEADER VILLOPOTO…

IN THE LITE SERIES…IT WAS 9 YEAR OLD NEW YORKER JUSTIN BARCIA …THE POINT LEADER ON HIS ”RIDE RED” HONDA PICKING UP THE ST. LOUIS WIN AHEAD OF 2ND IN POINTS RYAN SIPES ON A YAMAHA FINISHING 2ND WITH…3RD IN POINTS BLAKE BAGGETT  DELIVERING HIS KAWASAKI…TO A 3RD PLACE FINISH…

WITH JUST A TRIO OF SHOWS REMAINING TO DETERMINE THE 2011 TITILIST…BARCIA HOLDS A COMMANDING 20 POINT LEAD (185) TO RYAN SIPES 165…WITH 3RD IN POINTS…BLAKE BAGGETT WITH 141 POINTS -44 BEHIND…BARCIA…

NEXT UP FOR THE BIKE BOYS WILL BE ROUND # 15 OF 17…(JUST  THREE REMAINING)…NEXT SATURDAY IN GRUNGE-TOWN…(SEATTLE)
THE LEFTY-RIGHTY GRAND AM SERIES HEADED TO BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK IN…BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA FOR RACE # 3 OF THEIR 12 RACE…2011 CAMPAIGN…WHERE THE FAMILIAR VICTORY LANE TEAM OF  SCOTT PRUETT AND MEMO ROJAS CO-WHEELED THEIR GNASSI – “BEEMER”…TO THEIR 3RD CONSECUTIVE WIN IN 3 TRIES IN 2011 AHEAD OF THE  JON FOGARTY – ALEX GURNEY… OBAMALET WHILE THE ”FREE MARKET” FORD OF RYAN DALZIEL AND MIKE FOREST COMPLETED THE PODIUM IN THE 3RD SPOT FOR THE 2ND YEAR IN A ROW…

C.O.O. OF THE BONDURANT RACING SCHOOL PHOENIX’S DARREN LAW ALONG WITH CO-DRIVER DAVID DONOHUE  DELIVERED THEIR PORSCHE TO A 5TH PLACE FINISH…THE EXACT SAME SPOT THEY FINISHED IN LAST YEAR.

BRIAN FRISELLE AND HENRI RICHARD PUT THEIR ”FREE MARKET” FORD IN THE BIRMINGHAM GT SERIES VICTORY CIRCLE…FINISHING AHEAD OF BILL AUBERLIN & PAUL DALLA-LANA’S BEEMER…2ND AND THE OBAMALET CAMARO DRIVEN BY OLIVER GAVIN & GUNTER SCHAL-DACH…3RD

NEXT UP FOR THE GRAND AM-ER’S WILL BE A 250 MILER AT VIRGINA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY ON MAY 14TH…CHECK IT OUT…
THE INDY LITES DEVELOPMENTAL SERIES WAS ALSO AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK WITH THE REST OF THE ”LEFTY-RIGHTY” FOLKS AND IT WAS SPAIN’S VICTOR GARCIA STARTING FROM THE POLE AND LEADIN’ ‘EM ALL…AS HE COLLECTED THE 40 LAP WIN  AHEAD OF STEFAN WILSON 2ND AND IRISHMAN PATRICK DEMPSEY WHO FINISHED 3RD FOR THE 2ND CONSECUTIVE RACE…

“YING-YANG” SCOTT BLOOMQUIST PASSED STEVE FRANCIS ON  LAP 8 AND WENT ON TO LEAD THE REST OF THE WAY FOR CAREER WIN # 507 IN CAPTURING THE  14TH  ANNUAL INDIANA ICE-BREAKER FOR THE LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT BROWNSTOWN, INDIANA SPEEDWAY.  

BLOOMQUIST WHO WON HIS 500TH CAREER FEATURE RACE LAST SEPTEMBER EARNED $10,000 FOR THE WIN…DON O’NEAL FINISHED 2ND AS HE HELD OFF 18TH STARTING EARL PEARSON JR FOR THE RUNNER-UP SPOT. 

  • COPPER STATE 1000…
  • BARRETT-JACKSON…PALM BEACH AUCTION…
  • HERE THEY COME AGAIN!  THE ACTION-PACKED LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES IS ALL SET TO ROAR BACK INTO PHOENIX… FOR ROUNDS 3 & 4 OF THE 2011 15-RACE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES.

SPEEDWORLD OFF-ROAD PARK…IN SURPRISE, ARIZONA WILL HOST THE BACK-TO-BACK SET OF CHAMPIONSHIP SHORT COURSE RACES IN A DOUBLE-HEADER WEEKEND OF EVENTS THAT RUN ON BOTH SATURDAY APRIL 16TH AND SUNDAY…APRIL 17TH .

N.H.R.A. PRO STOCK DRIVER…ERICA ENDERS WHO DEFEATED  NASCAR CHAMP…RR-AZ ALUM…KURT BUSCH IN HIS N.H.R.A. PRO SERIES DEBUT AT THE GATORNATIONALS WAS INVITED TO THE TEXAS “CUP” RACE BY TODD BERRIER…CREW CHIEF ON JEFF BURTON’S…# 31 OBAMALET…AND IMMEDIATELY WAS A SENSATION WITH…NACAR MEDIA…YOU GO…GIRL

 IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY…CHECK OUT THE ABC MOTOR SPORTS.COM OPEN WHEEL WEBSITE…IT’S ONE OF THE BEST WE’VE SEEN AND IT PROVIDES A TON OF LOCAL…OPEN WHEEL RACING INFO…IT’S WELL WORTH YOUR TIMEAS USUAL…ALL RESULTS & RECAPS ON RACING ROUNDUP.COM 

AND THAT’S IT…HAPPY MOTORING