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Minutiae JULY 12, 2010…

THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS WINGED SPRINTERS SPLIT THE WEEKEND BETWEEN TWO TRACKS IN WISCONSIN…BEGINNING WITH SATURDAY NIGHT’S SHOW…IN…BEAVER DAM, WISCONSIN WHERE IT WAS POINT LEADER JOEY SALDANA SHOWING JUST “WHY” AS HE PREVAILED THRU A HALF-DOZEN…DOUBLE FILE…RESTARTS TO EARN HIS SERIES LEADING 8TH WIN OF THE YEAR…AND THE 67TH…OF HIS CAREER…

JASON MEYERS CROSSED THE FINISH LINE…IN 2ND…WITH…LUCAS WOLFE…COMPLETING THE PODIUM…

ARIZONA’S BEN GREGG CAPTURED THE SEMI-MAIN WIN AND TRANSFERRED TO THE MAIN…IN WHICH HE…FINISHED 18TH

AND THEN ON SUNDAY…THE OUTLAWS HEADED EVEN FURTHER NORTH IF YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD ALSO KNOWN AS CEDAR LAKE, WISCONSIN WHERE IT WAS MINNESOTA NATIVE CRAIG DOLLANSKY…LEGALLY MIGRATING ACROSS THE STATE LINE…TO EARN HIS 2ND CHECKERED FLAG OF 2010…WHEN HE CROSSED THE FINISH LINE AHEAD OF JASON MEYERS…IN 2ND…AND…SMILIN’ SAMMY SWINDELL…3RD

ARIZONA’S…BEN GREGG…QUALIFIED 17TH QUICK AND FINISHED 18TH…IN THE MAIN EVENT…

NEXT WEEKEND IT’S OFF TO OHIO FOR 3 NIGHTS OF RACING BEGINNING WITH A WEDNESDAY SHOW IN LIMA BEAN, OHIO AND THEN A PAIR AT TONY STEWART’S…ELDORA SPEEDWAY…ON…FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS…

THE U.S.A.C…NATIONAL SPRINTERS DOVE HEAD-LONG INTO INDIANA SPRINT WEEK…THIS YEAR…IT IS A 7 RACE AT 7 TRACKS IN…9 DAYS MARATHON DESIGNED TO COMPLETELY EMPTY A RACIN’ BUDGET IN A SHORT TIME AND IN THE FRIDAY NIGHT OPENING ROUND AT LAWRENCEBURG  SPEEDWAY IN THE SHADOWS OF THE WHISKEY PLANT AND…THE CASINO RIGHT NEXT TO THE HIGH SCHOOL…IT WAS 42 SPRINTERS SHOWING UP INCLUDING DAVE DARLAND…WHO PICKED UP HIS…14TH CAREER INDIANA SPRINT WEEK CHECKERED FLAG WHEN HE INHERITED THE LEAD FROM JOHN MEMMER WHO LOST A MOTOR 6 LAPS FROM THE END…

BRADY SHORT RAN 2ND…WITH…BOBBY EAST COMPLETING THE OPENING NIGHT PODIUM…

TUCSON’S…JERRY COONS, JR…RAN 13TH…IN THE…OPENER…

THE 2ND ROUND OF THE INDIANA SPRINT WEEK HEADED TO GAS CITY, INDIANA WHERE IT WAS JON STAN-BROUGH…”LEADIN’ EM’ ALL”TO COLLECT THE 30 LAP WIN AHEAD OF WEST COASTER AND C.R.A. POINT LEADER MIKE SPENCER 2ND…WITH…U.S.A.C. NATIONAL…POINT LEADER…LEVI JONES…3RD

“ZONIE”…JERRY COONS, JR…WON HIS…HEAT RACE…AND…FINISHED… 8TH…IN THE MAIN…

SUNDAY’S 3RD ROUND OF INDIANA SPRINT WEEK MOVED TO KOKOMO, INDIANA WHERE THERE WAS PLENTY OF TROUBLE…AS A HANDFUL OF “TOP SHOES”…INCLUDING HUNTER SCHEURENBERG…BOBBY EAS…DAMION GARDNER…JON STANBROUGH…AND DARREN HAGEN ALL GOT…”UPSIDE DOWN” BEFORE POINT LEADER…LEVI JONES…WAS ABLE TO TAKE THE CHECKERED FLAG…AHEAD OF BRADY SHORT…IN 2ND…AND…CHRIS WINDOM…3RD

TUCSON’S…JERRY COONS, JR…RAN 5TH IN THE MAIN AFTER HAVING TO TRANSFER TO THE MAIN…VIA A…BRIDESMAID FINISH…IN THE SEMI…

THE U.S.A.C…SPRINT CAR FOLKS WILL TAKE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY OFF…TO UNBEND THEIR STUFF…BEFORE CONTESTING A ”FOURPLE”… OF SHOWS IN 4 NIGHTS OF BACK…TO BACK…TO BACK…TO BACK… RACING BEGINNING WEDNESDAY AT THE “ACTION TRACK”  IN TERRE HAUTE FOLLOWED BY A THURSDAY SHOW IN BROWNSTOWN…A FRIDAY NIGHTER AT KINSERLAND – BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA AND CONCLUDE SPRINT WEEK…ON SATURDAY AT HAUBSTADT SPEEDWAY…AND ON…SUNDAY…THEY WILL REST

THE A.R.C.A ”BUY A RIDE”…BUNCH RETURNED TO ACTION AT IOWA SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY WHERE THEY CONTESTED A 200 LAPPER WHICH SAW TY DILLON CAPTURE THE 2ND FAMILY “POLE”…OF THE WEEKEND BUT HE CAME UP JUST SHORT IN THE RACE AS HE RAN 2ND…TO…FELLOW FRONT ROW STARTER TOM HESSERT… WHO WON FOR THE 1ST TIME AND WAS THE 7TH…1ST TIME WINNER IN A.R.C.A… THIS SEASON…AND…THE…8TH DIFFERENT WINNER…IN THE SERIES…9 RACES…OF 2010…

RICHARD CHILDRESS…GRAND-SPAWN AND POLE WINNER…TY DILLON RAN 2ND…THE SAME SPOT HIS BROTHER (AUSTIN DILLON) FINISHED IN LAST SEASON WHILE GRANT ENFINGER COMPLETED THE PODIUM…

NEXT UP FOR THE…A.R.C.A.-I-ANS…WILL BE NEXT WEEK…WHEN THEY SHOW UP IN MANSFIELD, OHIO…FOR A…200 LAPPER…

THE “LEFTY-RIGHTY” A.L.M.S. (AMERICAN LE MANS) SERIES SPENT SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN TOOLEE, UTAH WHERE IT WAS THE HONDA TEAM OF DAVID BRABHAM AND SIMON PAGENAUD PICKING UP THEIR 3RD CONSECUTIVE WIN IN THE 5 CAR LMP CLASS SCOTT TUCKER AND CHRISTOPHE BOUCHET EARNED THE WIN IN THE 6 CAR…LMPC CLASS IN THEIR ORECA FLMO9 WHICH ALL OF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH…

THE LARGEST OF THE…ALMS SERIES DIVISIONS THE G.T. CLASS HAD 13 ENTRIES…WITH THE BEST OF THEM BEING THE PRANCING HORSE FERRARI TEAM OF JAIME MELO (AREN’T ALL… “JAMIE’S…MELLOW???) …TAKING THE WIN…

PHOENIX’S DARREN LAW…AFTER A PIT VIOLATION AND DRIVE THRU PENALTY…FINISHED A DISAPPOINTING 11TH…AND LASTLY THE GTC WIN WENT TO TIM PAPPASS AND JERON BLEEK-MOLEN…IN THEIR …PORSCHE 911…”COP CAR”…

SAD NEWS…TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER RACER MARK NIVER, 60, FROM PHOENIX WAS INVOLVED IN A FATAL INCIDENT SUNDAY  WHEN HIS DRAGSTER CRASHED IN THE SHUTDOWN AREA DURING ELIMINATIONS AT THE N.H.R.A. NORTHWEST NATIONALS IN SEATTLE…N.H.R.A. OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING THE ACCIDENT.

CHICAGO “CUP” SHOW…BAD NEWS IS THAT IT WAS CRAPPY RACING BUT THE  GOOD NEWS FOR NASCAR…IS THAT…NO ONE WAS THERE TO SEE IT…

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA…TELLING…MARK MARTIN…TO LEAN HOW TO DRIVE…INTERESTING

CONGRATULATIONS…TO THE JIMMIE JOHNSON…FAMILY WHICH NOW NUMBERS…“3” FOLLOWING THE BIRTH OF DAUGHTER GENEVIEVE MARIE JOHNSON …A.K.A… ”G.M”…
GOVERNMENT MOTORS”…JOHNSON…

ELLIOTT SADLER IS FINALLY ”OUT OF CONTRACT” AND WILL NOT BE BACK AT RPM (PETTY) RACING AND THE SAME MAY BE SAID FOR A.J. ALLMENDINGER…IF THINGS DON’T GET BETTER…

RR-AZ ALUM…KEVIN HARVICK AND TEAM HAD A “MELTDOWN” NIGHT  IN JOLIET AND SAW THEIR POINT LEAD REDUCED FROM 217…TO JUST…103 OVER 2ND SPOT…JEFF GORDON WITH JUST 7 SHOWS… LEFT…TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS…

CUPCAKE DIVA…DANICA PATRICK CONTINUES TO LIVE UP TO HER TALENT…IN A PAIR OF… RACING SERIES…AS SHE…FINISHED…20TH (A LAP DOWN)…IN THE I.R.L…LAST WEEKEND AND FOLLOWED IT UP WITH A CAREER BEST 24TH PLACE…(2 LAPS AND TWO… ”WAVE AROUNDS”  DOWN…AT…JOLIET…SATURDAY NIGHT…

ANYONE HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON…DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S… AMAZING WIN…AT DAYTONA IN THE…# 3…WRANGLER…CAR…LAST WEEK…(WHAT A SHOCKER!!!)

SPEAKING OF EARNHARDT, JR…IT LOOKS LIKE MR. 3RD BASE… BRIAN FRANCE THE ”INTELLIGENCE CHALLENGED”…GRAND POOBAH OF NASCAR IS LOOKING AT WAYS TO GET JUNIOR INTO THE “CHASE” AS HE IS LOOKING TO “TWEAK” THE PROCESS TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THE EARNHARDT… “ZOMBIES” TO REMAIN INTERESTED …IN THE SPORT AND…MOST IMPORTANTLY…TO…KEEP SPENDING MONEY

WITH…”CUP” OFF NEXT WEEKEND SPEED CHANNEL WILL AIR SOME …REAL RACING…IN THE FORM OF THE…W.O.O…”DIRT” LATE MODELS AND THE ”LEGENDS” $1 MILLION DOLLAR PURSE WITH… $250,000 …TO THE WINNER SHOW FROM CHARLOTTE…

32nd ANNUAL SLINGER-NATIONALS RESULTS FROM SUNDAY NIGHT…(ATTACHED)

AS USUAL…ALL RESULTS & RECAPS ON RACING ROUNDUP.COM

AND THAT’S IT…HAPPY MOTORING…