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Minutiae AUGUST 2, 2010

THE “WINGED SPRINTERS”…OF THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS BEGAN THEIR RACING WEEK LAST TUESDAY NIGHT WITH A TRIO OF SHOWS NORTH OF THE BORDER BEGINNING WITH A 1ST TIME EVER APPEARANCE IN DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC WHERE THEY SAW THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS 20 TIME .CHAMP STEVE KINSER…EARN THE INAUGURAL WIN AHEAD OF RR-AZ ALUM…PAUL MAHAN…2ND AND W.O.O…POINT LEADER…JOEY SALDANA…3RD

THE WIN WAS THE 6TH OF THE SEASON FOR THE TONY STEWART EMPLOYEE AS WELL AS THE 558TH W.O.O. FEATURE WIN OF HIS STORIED CAREER…AND DREW HIM TO WITHIN 29 POINTS…OF…POINT LEADER…SALDANA…

ARIZONA’S BEN GREGG HAD HIS BEST FINISH OF THE SEASON RUNNING 12TH IN THE “A” MAIN.

IN THE 1ST OF A PAIR OF SHOWS IN OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO CANNUCKADA…ON FRIDAY EVENING IT WAS JASON SIDES PICKING UP HIS 3RD WIN IN 4 STARTS AT THE CANNUKADA OVAL AND THE 2ND IN A ROW AS HE OUTRAN CRAIG DOLLANSKY…2ND AND RR-AZ ALUM DONNY SHATZ…3RD…FOR THE WIN…

PHOENIX’S…BEN GREGG…RAN 2ND…IN THE…”B” MAIN…AND FINISHED… 18TH…IN THE “A”…

AND THEN ON SATURDAY NIGHT…MAKE THAT SUNDAY NIGHT THANKS TO SOME NORTH OF THE BORDER RAIN AND STILL IN CANNUCKADA…IT WAS…RR-AZ ALUM…DONNY SCHATZ ”LEADIN’ ‘EM ALL” TO EARN HIS 5TH CONSECUTIVE PODIUM FINISH HIS 3RD…TRIUMPH OF 2010 AND THE 103RD OF HIS “OUTLAW” CAREER…WHEN HE OUT DUELED POINT LEADER JOEY SALDANA FOR THE WIN WITH ”KING OF THE OUTLAWS”…STEVE KINSER CROSSING THE FINISH LINE…IN 3RD .

ARIZONA’S BEN GREGG QUALIFIED 18TH IN THE 34 CAR FIELD…AND FINISHED IN THAT SAME 18TH SPOT…IN THE MAIN…

THE OUTLAWS WILL STAY AT IT WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHEN THEY RE-CROSS THE BORDER INTO THE GOOD OL’ U.S.A. WHEN THEY PUT ONE IN THE HISTORY BOOKS AT NEW YORK’S FULTON SPEEDWAY…

THE U.S.A.C. NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES MADE THEIR WAY TO THE 3/8’S MILE K.C. RACEWAY…IN ALMA, OHIO SATURDAY NIGHT WHERE IT WAS ”MOM NATURE”…COLLECTING WIN #5 IN 33 TRIES THIS SEASON AS SHE RAINED ON THE SHOW FOLLOWING QUALIFYING… AND A PAIR OF…HEAT RACES…

THE NATIONAL SPRINT CAR BUNCH NOW HAS JUST 11 RACES REMAINING TO DECLARE THEIR 2010 CHAMPEEN…AND HERE ARE THE CONTENDERS…AS IT STANDS NOW…

1) LEVI JONES                                    1537
2) DAMION GARDNER                           -101
3) BRYAN CLAUSON                             -137
4) TUCSON’S…JERRY COONS, JR.        -210
5) CHRIS WINDOM                                -230

THE…SPRINT CAR FOLKS WILL STAY IN IOWA…NEXT WEEK…WHEN THEY CONTEST A 30 LAPPER…AT…KNOXVILLE…ON SUNDAY…

THE U.S.C.A. – C.R.A. – “CAL SPRINTERS” CONTESTED ONLY THE 12TH RACE OF THEIR…25 RACE SCHEDULE…SATURDAY NIGHT AT WEASLEY NAMED…PERRIS SPEEDWAY WHERE IT WAS DAVID CARDY GETTING PAST RACE AND SERIES POINT LEADER MIKE SPENCER…WITH JUST 4 LAPS REMAINING IN THE 30 LAPPER TO RECORD HIS…4TH STRAIGHT… SERIES WIN…

SPENCER HUNG ON FOR 2ND…WITH RR-AZ ALUM CORY KRUSEMAN COMPLETING THE PODIUM

AND PHOENIX’S R.J. JOHNSON WAS SHOWN QUALIFYING 15TH QUICK OF THE 27 SPRINTERS AT PAREE BUT SOMETHING MUST HAVE GONE BAD AS HE DID NOT SHOW UP IN ANY OF THE HEAT…OR… FEATURE…RECAPS…

THE CAL SPRINTER “WHORDE” WILL NEXT HEAD TO MEXIFORNIA’S SANTA MARIA SPEEDWAY FOR THE ”HUMP RACE” OF THEIR 2010 SCHEDULE…IN TWO WEEKS…ON…AUGUST 14TH

THE A.R.C.A. BUNCH JOINED UP WITH THE NASCARIANS AT POCONO FOR THE 50TH TIME IN THE SERIES HISTORY OVER THE WEEKEND AND IN THEIR 11TH RACE OF THE 2010 CAMPAIGN IT WAS THE SERIES 9TH DIFFERENT…1ST TIME WINNER IN 11 OUTINGS AS ROBB BRENT WHEELED HIS FIAT INTO VICTORY LANE AHEAD OF THE…FORD OF OPEN WHEELER…DAKODA ARMSTRONG…2ND…AND… CRAIG GOESS’…TOYOTA…3RD

A FINAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FROM THE WINNER’S EFFORT GOES OUT TO RACE WINNER ROBB BRENT’S CREW CHIEF…DAVID LEINER, JR WHO EXPERIENCED HIS…1ST WIN…IN THE SERIES…IN 17 YEARS…

NEXT UP FOR THE A.R.C.A. GROUP IS 200 LAPS OF SHORT TRACKIN’ AT…RR-AZ ALUM JOHNNY BENSON’S…BERLIN, MICHIGAN…RACEWAY …NEXT WEEKEND…

PROGRAMMING UPDATE…WE (RR-AZ) WILL BE ”OFF” NEXT MONDAY NIGHT SO RE-MEET YOUR FAMILIES AND WE’LL HOOK UP WITH YOU IN TWO WEEKS ON MONDAY…AUGUST 16TH.

“THE…”CAT IN THE HAT” JACK ROUSH SURVIVED HIS 2ND AIRPLANE CRASH IN 8 YEARS FOLLOWING THE CRASH OF HIS BEECHCRAFT JET IN AN OBVIOUSLY FAILED LANDING ATTEMPT AT THE HOME OF THE ANNUAL ”E.A.A. (EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSN.) ”FLY IN”…IN  OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN…LAST TUESDAY…

NASCAR’S HEIGHTENED EFFORT THIS YEAR TO RE-IGNITE INTEREST IN A SPORT THAT’S BEEN FIGHTING…SAGGING ATTENDANCE…DECLINING TELEVISION RATINGS…AND…OVERALL FAN APATHY…FOR SEVERAL SEASONS…HAS CONFIRMED THAT AT LEAST TWO STAR DRIVERS  HAVE BEEN FINED…ONE AS MUCH AS $50,000…FOR COMMENTS THAT WERE DEEMED DESTRUCTIVE TO THE INDUSTRY.

USING THAT…“STANDARD” IN OUR OPINION AND TO BE CONSISTENT…NASCAR SHOULD IMMEDIATELY FINE ”MR. 3RD BASE” …BRIAN FRANCE ABOUT A BILLION DOLLARS…FOR ACTIONS… DESTRUCTIVE TO THE INDUSTRY…

SPEAKING OF…MR. 3RD BASE…& BRIAN FRANCE…AND OBVIOUSLY STUPIDITY ”WHY AFTER A 29 MINUTE RED FLAG…DOES IT TAKE NASCAR TWO LAPS TO…OPEN THE PITS AND THEN RUN 4 LAPS UNDER CAUTION…BECAUSE OF RAIN…BEFORE STOPPING THE CARS… ONLY TO RE-START THEM…AND RUN 2 MORE LAPS… BEFORE …GOING GREEN…???

AND THIS…OUR FRIENDS IS THE PRIMARY REASON NASCAR IS LOSING…FANS…VIEWERS…AND SPONSORS…

IT’S NOT THE RACING…IT’S BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF RACING AND THE KNUCKLEDHEADS MAKING THE REPEATED…DUMB ASS DECISIONS…AND…RUNNING THE…NASCAR ASYLUM!

AFTER TEAM 2ND BANANA…JAMIE MAC MURRARY WON THE 2ND OF THE TWO BIGGEST RACES ON THE NASCAR SCHEDULE (DAYTONA & INDY) …”CHEAP CHIP” GNASSI WILL NEED TO “DIG DEEP”…TO EXTEND JAMIE MCMURRAY’S CONTRACT WHICH WAS A ONE YEAR DEAL AND WE HOPE…MAC MURRAY MAKES THE WELL KNOWN… CHEAPSKATE…PAY DEARLY…

GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY (ST. LOUIS) HAS NOTIFIED NASCAR THAT IT WILL NOT SEEK…2011 SANCTIONS FOR ITS TWO JOURNEYMAN SERIES AND ONE TRUCK SERIES RACES… PROBABLY BECAUSE OF…HAMLIN & NEWMAN’S…”BAD MOUTHING” …OF NASCAR…

AS USUAL TONIGHTS RACE RECAPS…LOCAL…NATIONAL…& THE… MINUTIAE…CAN BE FOUND AT THE…RR-AZ…WEBSITE AT … RACINGROUNDUP.COM…AND THAT’S IT…

HAPPY MOTORING…