ARCA

Minutiae AUGUST 23, 2010

THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS WINGED SPRINTERS FOUND THEMSELVES IN GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA AND ON THE OPENING NIGHT OF THE TWO DAY NO-DAK…STINT IN THE CANADA “TOUCHING” STATE… IT WAS A PHOTO FINISH AS SERIES POINT LEADER JOEY SALDANA EDGED…2ND IN POINTS & 20 TIME SERIES CHAMP…STEVE KINSER BY A MERE 018 SECONDS TO EARN HIS…11TH WIN OF 2010 AND THE 70TH…OF HIS CAREER…

JAC HAUDENCHILD…COMPLETED THE OPENING NIGHT…NO-DAK… PODIUM…

GLENDALE’S BEN GREGG RAN 6TH IN HIS HEAT TRANSFERRING TO THE ”A” MAIN…IN WHICH HE FINISHED…15TH

SATURDAY NIGHT FOUND THE OUTLAWS STILL IN GRAND FORKS AT…NODAK SPEEDWAY WHERE IT WAS CRAIG DOLLANSKY OUTLASTING A DEFLATING TIRE…TO TAKE THE WIN AHEAD OF JASON SIDES…2ND…AND RR-AZ ALUM…DONNY SCHATZ…3RD

FAST QUALIFIER FOR THE “OUTLAWS”…FOR THE 1ST TIME IN HIS CAREER WAS GLENDALE’S BEN GREGG…WHO SAW THE REMAINDER OF HIS NIGHT FALL OFF AS HE RAN 4TH IN HIS HEAT…9TH IN THE DASH  AND 18TH IN THE “A” MAIN…BUT ALL THAT BEING SAID HE WAS STILL FAST QUALIFIER…AND THAT IS A MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR THE…“LOW BUDGET” ARIZONA RACER…

FOLLOWING THE PAIR OF NIGHTS IN NORTH DAKOTA…THE OUTLAWS  NOW PACK UP THEIR “STUFF” AND DRAG IT ACROSS THE BORDER TO…EDMONDTON, CANNUCKADA…FOR A PAIR OF SHOWS ON AUGUST 27TH & 28TH…AFTER WHICH THERE WILL BE ONLY 17 RACES REMAINING WITH JOEY SALDANA LEADING 20 TIME CHAMP STEVE KINSER…BY JUST A DOZEN POINTS…IN THE…TITLE BATTLE…

THE SPRINTERS WERE THE ONLY U.S.A.C. GROUP IN ACTION OVER THE WEEKEND AS JUST 16 OF ‘EM SHOWED UP AT WINCHESTER, INDIANA’S HIGH BANKED…HALF-MILE…SUNDAY AFTERNOON WHERE IT WAS SHANE HMEIL LEADING THE FINAL 30 OF THE 40 LAPPER TO CAPTURE THE WIN WHICH ALSO EARNED HIM THE 2010…U.S.A.C… SPRINT CAR…ASPHALT CHAMPIONSHIP…

DAMION GARDNER…RAN 2ND…WITH…FAST QUALIFIER…TRACY HINES …3RD

TUCSON’S…JERRY COONS, JR…RAN 6TH…IN THE…MAIN…

THE NATIONAL SPRINT CAR BUNCH WILL NOW PARK IT FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS…BEFORE HEADING TO PUTMANVILLE, INDIANA ON…SEPTEMBER 10TH…AFTER WHICH THERE WILL BE ONLY A SEXTUPLE OF RACES REMAINING IN THEIR 45 RACE…2010 CAMPAIGN…

THE WHELEN MODIFIED SERIES JOINED UP WITH THE NASCAR TRUCKERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR A 150 LAPPER WHICH SAW JOEY LOGANO…BULLY…RYAN NEWMAN…FINALLY WIN SOMETHING…AS HE BETTERED HIS…2009 DEAD LAST FINISH…BY WINNING THE…MODIFIED SHOW…AT BRISTOL…WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

NEWMAN DID A MASTERFUL JOB OF SAVING HIS TIRES AND WEARING DOWN…SERIES LEGENDS TED CHRISTOPHER & MIKE STEFANIK… FINALLY TAKING THE LEAD WITH 20 TO GO TO EARN THE…MUCH NEEDED WIN…

FYI…THE OTHER DRIVER WITH NASCAR TIES…ANDY PETREE FAILED TO MAKE THE SHOW…

THE U.S.A.C…SILVER CROWNERS JOINED UP WITH THE A.R.C.A. FOLKS AT THE SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS…1 MILE DIRT TRACK AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS FOR A 100 MILER…ON SATURDAY…

THAT SAW…”MOM NATURE”…IN THE FORM OF HEAVY RAINS AND WET GROUNDS CAUSE THE SHOW TO BE…POSTPONED…UNTIL A YET TO BE DETERMINED…DATE…

THE SILVER CROWNERS WILL KEEP IT IN F.I.B.-LAND WITH THE… A.R.C.A. STOCKERS IN ANOTHER WEEK…AS THEY SHOW UP AT THE ONE MILE DIRT TRACK IN DU QUOIN, ILLINOIS OVER THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND…FOR A 100 MILER…

THE INDY PRO SERIES SUPPORT GROUP RAN A 100 MILER WITH THE I.R.L…AT SONOMA WHERE IT WAS ”FRENCHIE”…J.K. VERNAY PICKING UP WIN # 5 (ALL ON ROAD COURSES) AHEAD OF CHARLIE KIMBALL WHO RAN AS A ”BRIDESMAID”…FOR THE 4TH TIME THIS SEASON.

JAMES HINCHCLIFFE…FINISHED…3RD…

WITH JUST 3…”OVAL” SHOWS…TO GO VERNAY CARRIES A 71 POINT LEAD OVER KIMBALL WHO HAS A PAIR OF ”OVAL WINS TO HIS CREDIT…WHILE…VERNAY HAS NONE…

THIS TITLE…RACE…IS NOT OVER YET…

THE A.R.C.A. BUNCH SHOWED UP AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR FOR THE 48TH TIME AND ROUND # 14 OF THEIR 20 RACE SCHEDULE A 100 MILER MAKE THAT A 106 MILER…ON THE DIRT THAT SAW FIAT WHEELING…PATRICK SHELTRA COME AWAY WITH THE WIN AHEAD OF MIKE KILE’S…OBAMALET…2ND…AND THE…FIAT OFTOM HESSERT…3RD

POINT LEADER 9 TIME SERIES CHAMP FRANK KIMMEL RAN 12TH AND SAW THE CHAMPIONSHIP POINT BATTLE TIGHTEN CONSIDERABLY AS ONLY – 45 MARKERS…SEPARATE THE…TOP 5 WITH A 6-PACK…OF SHOWS TO GO…

ROUND # 15…FOR THE A.R.C.A. BUNCH…WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEKEND STILL IN F.I.B.-LAND…WHEN THEY HOOK UP WITH THE… U.S.A.C. SILVER CROWNERS AND THE I.R.L…FOR A DATE ON THE ASPHALT IN…JOLIET, ILL-ANNOYING…NEXT WEEKEND…

THE…”LEFTY-RIGHTY”…A.L.M.S. (AMERICAN LE MANS) SERIES HEADED TO 4 ½ MILE LONG ROAD AMERICA IN ELKHART LAKE, WISCONSIN TO CONTEST THE 8TH ROUND OF THEIR 10 RACE 2010 CAMPAIGN OVER THE WEEKEND AND THE BEST OF THE BUNCH IN CHEESELAND TURNED OUT TO BE…PAUL DRAYSON & JOHNNY COCKER…WHO PUT THEIR LOLA INTO VICTORY LANE IN THE LMP-1 CLASS…AS THE…5TH DIFFERENT WINNER…IN THE SERIES…THIS SEASON…

IN THE…LMP-CHALLENGE DIVISION…GUNNAR JEANETTE & ELTON JULIAN…DELIVERED THEIR ORECA FLM-09…TO IT’S…3RD WIN…OF 2010…

RAHAL-LETTERMAN…DRIVERS…DIRK MUELLER & JOEY HAND EARNED THE…BEEMER TEAM
IT’S 2ND CONSECUTIVE WIN…AT…ELKHART LAKE…

WHILE THE…GTC SERIES SAW TIM PAPPAS & JERON BLEEK-MOLEN COLLECT WIN # 4…IN 5 OUTINGS…IN THEIR PORSCHE 911…”COP CAR”

PHOENIX’S BUDDY RICE CO-DROVE HIS PORSCHE 911TO 3RD IN THE GTC CLASS WHILE DARREN LAW’S…PORSCHE 911 FINISHED…9TH…IN THE GTC CLASS…6 LAPS DOWN TO THE WINNER…

THE A.L.M.S. FOLKS WILL HEAD ACROSS THE BORDER TO CANUCKADA…FOR THE PENULTIMATE SHOW OF 2010 NEXT WEEKEND…WHEN THEY SHOW UP…AT MOSPORT IN BOWMANVILLE…CANUKADA…

TONIGHT’S BROADCAST IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF HOWIE LETTOW RENOWNED CREW CHIEF AND FRIEND WHO PASSED AWAY LAST THURSDAY AFTERNOON… AFTER A PROLONGED BOUT WITH CANCER (DAVE KALLMAN ARTICLE FROM…MKE. JOURNAL/SENTINEL)

IN AN “EXCLUSIVE” NEWS BREAK…FROM THE “SPINDOCTOR”  MICHAEL KNIGHT…WE LEARN THAT FIREBIRD RACEWAY WILL “HOST” THE 4TH ROUND OF THE 6 ROUND…N.H.R.A… “COUNTDOWN TO 1”… (PLAYOFFS) THE WEEKEND OF  OCTOBER 14TH – 16TH

THE MOVE…FROM THE “TRADITIONAL” FEBRUARY DATE WILL ALSO INCLUDE FOR THE 1ST TIME…THE N.H.R.A. PRO MOTORCYCLES WHICH SHOULD PLEASE ALL OF YOU…“BIKERS’… OUT THERE…

IN RELATED NEWS…LAST WEEK WE ADVISED THAT NASCAR WAS MOVING THE APRIL WEEKEND TO FEBRUARY AS THE 2ND RACE OF THEIR 2011 SEASON …AND JUST ADDED TO THAT WEEKEND SHOW…IS THE NASCAR TRUCK SERIES WHICH MEANS …THE WEEK AFTER DAYTONA…PHOENIX WILL HOST ALL 3 TOP TIER NASCAR DIVISIONS…IN THE 1ST…”NON-AIMING”…”REAL RACE” …OF THE SEASON…

APPARENTLY SELF ACKNOWLEDGED ”COKE SPILLER”…MR. 3RD BASE BRIAN FRANCE…NEEDS SOME MORE…WALKIN’ AROUND CASH AND BECAUSE HIS GO TO MARKET PLAN…SUCKS AND THE CROWDS…T.V. RATINGS…AND RESULTING REVENUE FROM HIS FAILED BUSINESS MODEL CONTINUE TO NOSE DIVE…HE’S DECIDED TO MAKE HIMSELF  AND HIS WALLET WHOLE AGAIN BY REDUCING…BY 20%…THE PURSES FOR THE…JOURNEYMAN SERIES…

THAT OUGHT TO REALLY HELP…TEAM OWNERS AND DRIVERS TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT ”PARK & START”…PROGRAMS MAKING THE RACING EVEN CRAPPIER…THAN IT HAS BEEN SINCE THE COMMON SENSE CHALLENGED…3RD BASER TOOK CONTROL OF THIS RAPIDLY SHRINKING MESS…WHAT A… ”DICKLESS DOOFUS.”

OLD GUYS TAKE NOTE…JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE OVER 30 DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE DONE AS A TOP SERIES DRIVER…AS THE…2ND ANNUAL …RICHARD PETTY…DRIVER SEARCH WHICH IS LIMITED TO A…DOZEN CANDIDATES…HAS IN ADDITION TO THE USUAL…TEENS & 20 SOME-THINGS…ALSO INCLUDES A 36 YEAR OLD FROM CANNUKADA…AND A 40 YEAR OLD FROM PENNSYLVANIA…AND GET THIS…A 48 YEAR OLD FROM RED DEER, CANNUKADA…NAMED..KEN WEBSTER…

AND FINALLY…UNLESS YOU’RE A MEMBER OF CONGRESS OR THE…OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T PAY YOUR TAXES…

TOMMY ELLIS…WHO WAS THE 1988 NASCAR JOURNEYMAN SERIES CHAMP IS HEADED OFF TO PRISON FOR 18 MONTHS AND HIS WIFE BRENDA GOT 12 MONTHS FOR NOT PAYING $133,000 IN TAXES…ON THEIR CAR WASH BUSINESS…YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED…BUT FRANKLY …WE’D CONSIDER PRISON RATHER THAN GET SLIMED UP BY WORKING FOR THE AFORE MENTIONED… SOCIALIST…SCUMBAG LAWYER…

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…