ARCA

Minutiae JULY 19, 2010

THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS WINGED SPRINTERS SPENT THE WEEKEND AT TONY STEWART’S ELDORA SPEEDWAY CONTESTING THE 27TH ANNUAL WINGED SPRINT CAR…”KING’S ROYAL” EVENT…AND IN THE FRIDAY NIGHT 30 LAP OPENING FEATURE APTLY NAMED THE ”KNIGHT BEFORE THE KING’S ROYAL”…IT WAS JOEY SALDANA COLLECTING HIS SERIES LEADING…9TH WIN…OF 2010 AND THE 68TH… “OUTLAW”…CHECKERED FLAG…OF HIS CAREER…

SALDANA WAS FOLLOWED ACROSS THE FINISH LINE BY A COUPLE OF RR-AZ ALUMS REIGNING SERIES CHAMP DONNY SCHATZ 2ND AND THE NIGHT’S FAST QUALIFIER PAUL MC MAHAN 3RD.

PHOENIX’S…BEN GREGG QUALIFIED 22ND IN THE…47 CAR FIELD…RAN 10TH IN THE “B” MAIN AND FINISHED THE NIGHT OFF WITH A…21ST PLACE FINISH ON THE FEATURE…

THE SATURDAY NIGHT ELDORA FINALE…THE “KING’S ROYAL” WITH $50,000 BUCKS ON THE LINE FOR THE WINNER…SAW 49 SPRINTERS  (TWO MORE THAN LAST YEAR) QUALIFYING AND WHEN IT WAS ALL OVER…IT WAS 20 TIME…”KING OF THE OUTLAWS”…STEVE KINSER… WINNING THE…”APTLY” NAMED EVENT FOR THE…7TH TIME WHEN HE PREVAILED AHEAD OF KERRY MADSEN ON THE 3RD…LATE RACE RE-START…CLIPPING THE WALL…A PAIR OF TIMES BEFORE CROSSING THE FINISH LINE FOR THE WIN CLINCHING THE…“KING’S ROYAL” CROWN CAPESCEPTER…AND…CHECK…AS HE MADE HIS BOSS…22ND PLACE …”B” MAIN FINISHER TONY STEWART…PROUD…AT HIS…OWN TRACK…

WINNING IN THE…BOSS’S CAR…AT THE BOSS’S TRACK…AND WE CAN FEEL THE LOVE FROM HERE…

MADSEN RAN 2ND…WHILE DANNY “OLD DUDE” LASOSKI…RAN 3RD FOR THE 2ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR…TO COMPLETE THE…KING’S ROYAL PODIUM…

ARIZONA’S…BEN GREGG SHOULD HAVE STAYED HOME AS HE RAN 6TH IN THE “C” MAIN AND DID NOT TRANSFER ANY FURTHER WHILE BEST DRIVE OF THE NIGHT BELONGED TO RR-AZ ALUM TYLER WALKER…WHO WON THE “C” MAIN…THE…”B” MAIN…AND FINISHED…13TH IN THE FINALE.

NEXT UP FOR…THE OUTLAWS IS TOMORROW NIGHT…AT… LERNERVILLE SPEEDWAY IN SARVER, PENNSYLVANIA WHICH BEGINS A…”FOURPLE”…OF SHOWS…IN 6 NIGHTS…AT…3 DIFFERENT TRACKS… VS. THE… ”PENNSYLVANIA POSSE.”

THE U.S.A.C. SPRINTERS DROVE DEEPER INTO INDIANA SPRINT WEEK… THE 7 RACES…AT 7 TRACKS…IN 9 DAYS…MARATHON…DESIGNED TO COMPLETELY EMPTY A RACIN’ BUDGET IN A SHORT TIME AND IN ROUND # 4 LAST WEDNESDAY EVENING…AT THE…”ACTION TRACK” IN TERRE HAUTE…WITH 35 SPRINTERS ON HAND…IT WAS A FLAG TO FLAG WIN FOR JON STANBROUGH…WHO CROSSED THE FINISH LINE AHEAD OF…DAVE DARLAND…2ND WITH BRYAN CLAUSON…COMPLETING THE…”ACTION TRACK”…PODIUM…

TUCSON’S…JERRY COONS, JR WON HIS HEAT RACE AND RAN 4TH IN THE MAIN ON A NIGHT THAT SAW…”4 FLIPPERS” INCLUDING NATIONAL POINT LEADER LEVI JONES…WEST COASTER DAMION GARDNER…ALONG WITH…RICH WILLIAMS…AND…”A”…AS IN…ADAM NIGG…

ON THURSDAY NIGHT BROWNSTOWN, INDIANA…WAS THE SCENE OF ROUND # 5…OF INDIANA SPRINT WEEK…WHERE BRADY SHORT TOOK THE ”HIGH LINE” TO PASS…CHRIS WINDOM…ON THE WAY TO THE  VICTORY…4 LAPS FROM THE END…

WINDOM SETTLED FOR THE BRIDESMAID SPOT…WHILE…TERRE HAUTE… WINNER…JOHN STANBROUGH…RAN 3RD

TUCSON’S…JERRY COONS, JR…FINISHED 15TH…IN THE MAIN…AFTER WINNING A HEAT RACE FOR THE 2ND CONSECUTIVE NIGHT…

STEVE KINSER’S HOMETOWN OF BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA TOOK OFF THE SPRINT CAR “WINGS” TO HOST…THE PENULTIMATE SHOW OF THE…7 RACE…INDIANA SPRINT WEEK MEET WHERE JON STANBROUGH MADE IT 3 WINS…IN 6 TRIES…IN THE INDIANA SPRINT WEEK CLASH AS HE PASSED…HUNTER SCHEURENBERG…ON LAP 16 AND THEN LED THE FINAL 14 LAPS OF THE 30 LAPPER…TO EARN THE WIN AND DRAW WITHIN 7 MARKERS OF…OF…3RD PLACE FINISHING INDIANA SPRINT WEEK…POINT LEADER LEVI JONES SETTING UP A BATTLE WITHIN THE BATTLE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE SPRINT WEEK ENDING RACE SATURDAY NIGHT IN HAUBSTADT, INDIANA…

JERRY COONS…WON THE “B” MAIN…AND FINISHED…16TH IN THE…”A”… FOLLOWING THE TRANSFER…

AND FINALLY ON SUNDAY AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY IN HAUB STADT, INDIANA…THE U.S.A.C. NATIONAL SPRINTERS PUT A FORK IN INDIANA SPRINT WEEK WITH THE FINAL VICTORY MEAL GOING TO 1ST TIME WINNER…BLAKE FITZPATRICK WHO PASSED DAVE DARLAND  WITH 4 TO GO…

JON STANBROUGH…RAN 2ND…WHICH WAS ENOUGH TO CLINCH THE…INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TITLE…BUT HE ACTUALLY WON IT…WHEN POINT LEADER AND…DEFENDING…I.S.P. CHAMP LEVI JONES…FLIPPED OUT OF THE JOINT ON LAP 2…OF THE MAIN…

DARLAND…FINISHED…3RD

THE A.R.C.A.”BUY A RIDE” BUNCH SHOWED UP AT LIMA BEAN, OHIO’S…MANSFIELD MOTORSPORTS PARK ON SATURDAY WHERE JAMES BUESCHER…HAD THE FIELD COVERED UNTIL LOSING A TIRE WITH 47 TO GO…WHICH HANDED THE RACE LEAD TO MAX GRESHAM… WHO THEN MOTORED OFF TO HIS 1ST…A.R.C.A. WIN…IN JUST HIS 3RD START…

CRAIG GOESS…RAN 2ND…WHILE…8 TIME SERIES CHAMP FRANK KIMMEL…RECORDED HIS BEST FINISH OF THE YEAR…IN 3RD

NEXT UP FOR THE…A.R.C.A.R-I-ANS WILL BE SOME BIG TRACK RACIN’ AND  WRECKIN’…AS THE SERIES HOOKS UP WITH THE NASCARIANS AT THE POCONO TRIANGLE IN A FORTNIGHT ON…SATURDAY…JULY 31ST

THE WEST COAST GRAND NATIONAL SERIES CONTESTED THE 7TH EVENT OF THEIR…12 RACE 2010 CAMPAIGN AT THE 1.944 MILE… LEFTY-RIGHTY…ROAD COURSE…AT…PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY…IN…OREGON…OVER THE WEEKEND…WHERE IT WAS…

MEXI-FORNIA’S…PATRICK LONG WHEELING HIS FIAT TO VICTORY LANE…AHEAD OF…ERIC HOLMES…2ND…AND…NEW JOISEY’S…PAULIE HARRAKA…3RD

PARKER, ARIZONA’S…GREG PURSLEY…9TH…WAS THE TOP ARIZONA FINISHER OF TWO IN THE FIELD…WHILE PHOENIX’S…MOSES SMITH …FINISHED 15TH

NEXT UP FOR THE WEST COAST NASCAR BUNCH WILL BE ON THE 1/4 MILE SHORT TRACK AT MONTANA’S…RACEWAY PARK…

THE INDY LIGHTS SERIES…THE SUPPORT GROUP FOR THE I.R.L. KICKED OFF THE TORONTO WEEKEND WITH A 100 MILER THAT SAW RUN AWAY…POINT LEADER J.K. VARNAY PICK UP WIN # 4…IN 7 TRIES…THIS SEASON…AS HE OVERWHELMED THE FIELD…TO FINISH AHEAD OF DAN CLARKE…2ND…AND…GUSTAVO YAC-A-MAN…IN 3RD

THE GRAND AM…”LEFTY-RIGHTY” SERIES PACKED UP THEIR RACE CARS AND HEADED EAST TO NEW JOISEY’S MOTORSPORTS PARK IN MINVILLE TO CONTEST THE 3/4 POINT OF THEIR 12 RACE SCHEDULE AND IT WAS PRETTY ENTERTAINING AS ALEX GURNEY RAN DOWN AND PASSED…SCOTT PRUETT’S BEEMER WITH LESS THAN TWO LAPS REMAINING TO EARN THE DEFENDING RACE AND SERIES CHAMPIONS…1ST WIN OF THE SEASON…WHILE…RICKY TAYLOR & MAX ANGELLELLI…BROUGHT THEIR …FREE MARKET FORD…HOME…3RD

ZONIES…IN THE GRAND AM FIELD…INCLUDED BUDDY RICE…WHO FINISHED…10th WHILE DARREN LAW…WAS SHOWN FINISHING…9TH… IN THEIR…DAYTONA PROTOTYPE…DIVISION…

THE…GT SERIES AT NEW JERSEY SAW…MAZDA’S SWEEP THE PODIUM…HEADED BY THE TEAM OF…JONATHAN BOMARITO & SYLVAIN TREMBLAY…

NEXT UP FOR THE GRAND AM-ER’S…WILL BE A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AUGUST 7TH TRIP TO WATKINS GLEN…TO WARM UP THE CURVES FOR THE NASCARIANS…

FINALLY…IN THE $1 MILLION PURSE RACE FOR LEGENDS CARS AT CHARLOTTE…POLE SITTER DOUG STEVENS SAW HIS $250,000 DOLLAR PAYDAY DISAPPEAR WHEN HE…WASHED UP THE TRACK… AFTER LEADING THE OPENING 89 CIRCUITS…OF THE 100 LAPPER…

WHILE KANNAPOLIS, N.C. NATIVE DANIEL HEMRIC KEPT CHARGING  AS HE WON THE INAUGURAL LEGENDS MILLION…THE LARGEST GRASS-ROOTS RACE IN HISTORY.

AND THAT’S IT…HAPPY MOTORING…