INDY LIGHTS

Minutiae JULY 26, 2010

THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS WINGED SPRINTERS HAD A BUSY WEEK VS. THE PENNSYLVANIA POSSE WITH A FOURPLE OF SHOWS BEGINNING LAST TUESDAY NIGHT IN LERNERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA WHERE IT WAS…”POSSE” MEMBER LANCE DEWEASE GIVING THE ”POSSE” IT’S 6TH CONSECUTIVE WIN VS. THE “OUTLAWS”AS HE EARNED THE WIN AHEAD OF…RR-AZ ALUM DONNY SCHATZ…AND…JASON MEYERS… 3RD

ARIZONA’S…BEN GREGG…FINISHED 16TH IN THE…“B” MAIN…WHICH ENDED HIS NIGHT…

ON FRIDAY NIGHT IN MECHANICSBURG, PA…IT WAS THE SUMMER NATIONALS OPENER AT THE KEYSTONE STATE’S WILLIAMS GROVE TRACK WHICH SAW LANCE DEWEASE…MAKE IT TWO IN A ROW AND 7 IN A ROW FOR THE ”POSSE” OVER THE “OUTLAWS” AS HE PICKED UP THE CHECKERED FLAG AHEAD OF…DONNY SCHATZ…AGAIN WITH JASON SIDES…3RD

PHOENIX’S…BEN GREGG…RAN 10TH…IN THE “B” AND DID NOT TRANSFER

THE SATURDAY FINALE OF THE ”SUMMER NATIONALS” THE “MONEY” RACE FOR $20 GRAND WENT TO ”PENNSYLVANIA POSSE” MEMBER GREG HODNETT WHO PICKED UP HIS 10TH CAREER ”OUTLAW” WIN AHEAD OF RR-AZ ALUM PAUL MC MAHAN WITH JASON SIDES… BRINGING IT HOME… 3RD…FOR THE 2ND CONSECUTIVE NIGHT.

HODNETT’S…WIN MAKES IT 8 IN A ROW OVER THE “OUTLAWS” AND THAT CAN’T BE MAKING THE SANCTIONING BODY HAPPY…

AND THEN ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT WEST LEBANON…IT WAS DOUG ESH FILLING IN FOR THE INJURED JAC HAUDENCHILD PICKING UP HIS 2ND CAREER OUTLAW WIN AHEAD OF TONY STEWART TEAMMATES STEVE KINSER…2ND…AND…RR-AZ ALUM…DONNY SCHATZ… 3RD

ARIZONA’S BEN GREGG…WAS SHOWN FINISHING…17TH…IN THER “A” MAIN…

NEXT UP FOR THE OUTLAWS WEATHER PERMITTING IS A TRIO OF SHOWS IN CANNUCKADA…EH?…BEGINNING…TOMORROW NIGHT…

ON THURSDAY NIGHT THE U.S.A.C. SILVER CROWN SERIES JOINED UP WITH THE NASCARIANS AT INDY’S 6/10’S MILE ASPHALT SHORT TRACK FOR A 100 LAPPER WHICH SAW TRACY HINES PASS BOBBY EAST ON THE 64TH LAP AND THEN STAY OUT FRONT THE REMAINING 37 CIRCUITS TO RECORD THE WIN…AHEAD OF LEVI JONES …IN 2ND…AND…JACOB WILSON…3RD

TUCSON’S JERRY COONS, JR FINISHED IN THE 9TH SPOT…AFTER QUALIFYING…9TH QUICK…

NEXT UP FOR THE SILVER CROWNER’S WILL BE RACE # 7 OF THE 1 RACE SCHEDULE ON AUGUST 4TH…IN…OSWEGO, NEW YAWK…

THE U.S.A.C…NATIONAL MIDGETEERS RETURNED TO ACTION AFTER 3 WEEKS ON THE SIDELINES WHEN THEY GOT AFTER IT IN A 30 LAPPER AT INDY’S O.R.P…THURSDAY NIGHT WHICH SAW KODY SWANSON EARN TEAM WILKE’S HISTORIC 134TH U.S.A.C. CHECKERED FLAG WHEN HE COLLECTED THE WIN AHEAD OF JASON LEFFLER 2ND…AND LEVI ROBERTS 3RD

TUCSON’S JERRY COONS, JR FINISHED IN THE…7TH SPOT…AFTER QUALIFYING…3RD QUICK…

THE NATIONAL MIDGETEERS WILL NOW TAKE 5 WEEKS OFF BEFORE RETURNING TO ACTION IN…BACK TO BACK SHOWS AUGUST 28TH & 29TH AT ANGELL PARK IN SUN PRAIRIE, WISCONSIN.

THE U.S.A.C. NATIONAL SPRINTERS HEADED TO PUTMANVILLE, INDIANA’S LINCOLN SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT WHERE IT WAS DICKIE GAINES…LEAD\IN’ ‘EM ALL TO EARN THE 30 LAP WIN AHEAD OF DAVE DARLAND IN 2ND AND NATIONAL POINT LEADER LEVI JONES…3RD

TUCSON’S JERRY COONS, JR WAS THE NIGHT’S 2ND FAST QUALIFIER RAN 2ND IN THE SEMI AND FINISHED THE NIGHT WITH A DISMAL…15TH PLACE RUN IN THE MAIN…

NEXT SATURDAY THE NATIONAL SPRINTERS WILL HEAD TO K.C. RACEWAY…IN…ALMA, OHIO FOR RACE # 34 OF THEIR…45 RACE SCHEDULE…

THE I.R.L. SUPPORT GROUP THE INDY PRO SERIES TAGGED ALONG WITH THE I.R.L-ER’S TO EDMONDTON, CANNUCKADA OVER THE WEEKEND WHERE IT WAS JAMES HINCHCLIFFE PICKING UP THE WIN AHEAD OF SERIES POINT LEADER J.K. VARNAY 2ND…AND…MARTIN PLOWMAN…3RD

THE ”LEFTY-RIGHTY” A.L.M.’S SERIES SHOWED UP AT LIME ROCK, CONNECTICUT ON SATURDAY WHERE 30 CARS IN A “FOURPLE” OF CLASSES ”HAD AT IT” AND WHEN THE SHOW WAS ”TIMED OUT”…IT WAS A TRIO OF PORSCHE’S HOISTING TROPHY’S WITH AN ORECA… CLAIMING THE 4TH

IN THE LMP CHALLENGE CLASS GUNNAR JEANETTE & ELTON JULIEN DELIVERED THEIR ORECA FLM-9…WHICH WAS “NOT RUNNING” TO VICTORY LANE…AS THE RACE…”TIMED OUT” BEFORE RUNNER UPS ALEX FIGGE AND TOM PAPADOLOUS COULD CLOSE THE 27 SECOND GAP BETWEEN THEIR CAR AND THE…”IDLED”…WINNER…

THE 5 CAR ”PROTOTYPE”…CLASS WAS WON BY GREG PICKETT & KLAUS GRAF IN THEIR PORSCHE…

THE LARGEST CAR COUNT DIVISION THE ”G.T. SERIES” (13 CARS) SAW JORGE BERGMEISTER & PATRICK LONG’S PORSCHE PICK UP THEIR 3RD WIN IN 5 TRIES THIS SEASON AS PHOENIX’S DARREN LAW DELIVERED HIS FLYING LIZARD PORSCHE…TO A 7TH PLACE FINISH…

AND LASTLY HENRI RICHARD AND ANDY LALLY PUT THEIR PORSCHE ATOP THE PODIUM IN THE…GTC DIVISION…

THE A.L.M.’S SERIES WILL RUN THE PENULTIMATE EVENT OF THEIR 7 SHOW SEASON ON AUGUST 1ST…WHEN THEY HEAD TO…MID-OHIO…

SAY IT AIN’T SO…THE INDY RACING LEAGUE HAS PLACED…RR-AZ ALUMNAE MILKA DUNO ON PROBATION THROUGH DEC. 31, 2010 FOR  NOT CONSISTENTLY MEETING MINIMAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

DUNO’S…PROBATION REQUIRES IMMEDIATE AND SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT TO HER DRIVING DURING THE REMAINING EVENTS ON THE 2010 SCHEDULE.

IF YOU LIKE YOUR RACE WINNERS DECIDED ”OFF TRACK” THEN YOU HAD TO LOVE THE F-1 AND I.R.L. FINISHES WHICH SAW FERRARI AWARD THE F-1 WIN TO FERNANDO ALONSO AND THE I.R.L.AWARD THE…EDMONDTON WIN TO…SCOTT DIXON…

GOOD NEWS…WE’VE HEARD IS THAT ARIZONA SPRINT CAR AND MIDGET CHAMPION…RICKY “THE RACER”JOHNSON UNDERWENT TRIPLE BYPASS HEART SURGERY LAST THURSDAY AND IT WENT WELL…AND HE IS OUT OF ICU AND IS SCHEDULED TO HEAD HOME TODAY…

NEWS FROM OUR INDY CORRESPONDENT PATRICK NALON LETS US KNOW THAT HE HAS BEEN OFFERED AND HAS ACCEPTED THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN NEXT YEAR’S INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 100TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BY SERVING AS THE DRIVER OF THE NOVI POWERED SISTER CAR OF THE NOVI INDY CAR THAT SAT ON THE INDY 500 POLE 50 YEARS AGO WITH HIS “DAD”…DUKE NALON…AT THE WHEEL…

OUR CONGRATULATIONS GO OUT TO THE WILKE RACING TEAM OUT OF MILWAUKEE, WI ON THEIR…ALL-TIME RECORD…134TH U.S.A.C. NATIONAL FEATURE VICTORY!

THE WILKES WERE TIED WITH STEVE LEWIS OF MEXIFORNIA  FOR THE ALL-TIME LEAD PRIOR TO THURSDAY’S MIDGET RACE AT INDY’S O.R.P…RACE IN WHICH KODY SWANSON DELIVERED THE RECORD BREAKING WIN…

THE 1ST WILKE U.S.A.C. VICTORY CAME WITH DRIVER RODGER WARD IN THE 1959 INDIANAPOLIS 500-MILE RACE THE TEAM OWNS U.S.A.C. NATIONAL VICTORIES IN 16 DIFFERENT STATES AND CANADA AT 61 DIFFERENT TRACKS.

THIS WAS THE TEAM’S 82ND U.S.A.C. NATIONAL MIDGET WIN AND SWANSON WAS THE 30TH DRIVER TO PILOT A WILKE ENTRY…TO A U.S.A.C. NATIONAL VICTORY.

AS USUAL TONIGHT’S RACE RECAPS LOCAL…NATIONAL & THE MINUTIAE CAN BE FOUND AT THE…RR-AZ WEBSITE AT…RACING ROUNDUP.COM

AND THAT’S IT…HAPPY MOTORING…