Racing Results: 5/5/03

May 5, 2003

FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX

5/4 Spanish Grand Prix, Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (307.327 KM Race Distance; 65 Laps; 4.730-mi. Race Course)
First to win two Grands Prix this season, Ferrari F2003-GA driver and defending World Champion Michael Schumacher is back at the top of his game. Schumacher and his teammate Rubens Barrichello started on the front row and sped away while chaos reigned behind them at the start of the race. Later, Fernando Alonso was able to overtake Barrichello's Ferrari, and the Renault scored a second place finish 5.7 seconds behind Michael Schumacher. Rounding
out the top five were the Williams-BMWs of Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher. Kimi Räikkönen, in the McLaren-Mercedes, was out in the first lap melee, and as a result leads Schumacher by only three points in the Championship standings.

Next Race: 5/18 Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg, Austria (71 Laps; 307.146 KM Race Distance; 4.326 KM Circuit Length; 7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED)
NASCAR WINSTON CUP

5/3 Pontiac Excitement 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA (392 Laps)
Joe Nemechek won his third career Winston Cup race, and it was three-late race cautions and rain that came with seven laps to go that sealed it for him. Earlier in the race, Nemechek and crew chief Peter Sospenzo miscommunicated, causing Nemechek's #25 UAW-Delphi/Hendrick Motorsports Monte Carlo to miss pitting in sequence, and dropping him from 1st to 25th. But with 15 cautions for 91 laps, Nemechek got the assistance he needed to get
back in the hunt, and then came the rain. Chevrolets scored 1st through 4th with Bobby Labonte (#18 Interstate Batteries/Joe Gibbs Racing), Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (#8 Budweiser/DEI), and Robby Gordon (#31 Cingular Wireless/Richard Childress Racing), with Mark Martin (#6 Viagra/Roush Racing Ford) in fifth.

Next Race: 5/17 The Winston, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC (1.5-Mi. Quad-Oval; 7:00 p.m. ET; FX)
NASCAR BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL SERIES

5/3 Hardee's 250, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA (.75-Mi. Oval; 250 Laps)
Kevin Harvick's #21 PayDay/Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo fended off a tenacious Scott Riggs in the #10 Nestle NesQuik/ppc Racing Ford Taurus, with Tony Raines' #33 Outdoor Channel Chevrolet, Michael Waltrip's #99 Aaron's Dream Machine Chevrolet, and Scott Wimmer's #23 Stacker2/Stamina RX Chevrolet rounding out the top five.

Next Race: 5/10 Charter Pipeline 250, Gateway International Raceway, Madison, IL (1.25-Mi. Oval; 2:30 p.m. ET; FX)
NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES

Next Race: 5/16 Hardee's 200, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC (1.5-Mi. quad-Oval; 8:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
NHRA POWERade CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING

5/4 Summit Racing Equipment, Commerce, GA
Top Fuel: Larry Dixon, in the Miller Lite/Don Prudhomme Racing dragster, defeated Darrell Russell in Joe Amato's Bilstein Engine Flushes with a 4.569, 323.89, to Russell's up-in-smoke 9.884, 107.52.

Funny Car: Team Force prevailed again, this time with Tony Pedregon in the Castrol Syntec Ford Mustang over Johnny Gray's Checker-Shucks-Kragen Auto Parts/Worsham & Fink Racing, 4.874, 318.77, to Gray's losing 5.009, 304.60.

Pro Stock: "The Professor", Warren Johnson, in capturing his record 90th Pro Stock victory, schooled his former crew chief and current Pro Stock driver/owner Greg Anderson, whose Vegas Construction Grand Prix was drilled t the 'Tree by Johnson's similar mount, with Johnson's 6.853, 201.46, taking Anderson's quicker but later 6.839, 202.94 by a nose at the finish line.

Next Race: 5/18 K&N Filters SuperNationals, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ (7:00 p.m. ET; ESPN2)
O'REILLY WORLD OF OUTLAWS SERIES

5/3 Dodge Great Plains Shootout, Nebraska Raceway Park, Greenwood, NE (4/10-mile; Semi-Banked Oval; 30 Laps)
Danny "The Dude" Lasoski, in Tony Stewart's #20 J.D. Byrider Home Depot Mopar Eagle, overcame a suspected broken throttle return spring to take his fourth straight feature win. Running nose to tail with "The King of the Outlaws" Steve Kinser hot in pursuit, Lasoski managed to finish with eight car lengths to spare over Kinser, with Daryn Pittman in third, ahead of Joey Saldana and
Paul McMahan.

Next Race: 5/10 Feature Race, Tri-City Speedway, Granite City, IL (.5-Mi., Semi-Banked Oval)
INDY RACING LEAGUE INDYCAR SERIES

Next Race: 5/25 Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN (2.5-Mi. Oval; 200 Laps; 11:00 a.m. ET; ABC)
CART FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

5/5 Brands Hatch, Kent, United Kingdom (1.192-Mi. Road Course; 9:00 a.m. ET; Fox Sports Español Live)
RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE

Next Race: 5/11 Euro Speedway, Lausitz, Germany (Delayed Broadcast; 1:00 p.m. ET; CBS)
AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES

Next Race: 6/29 The Atlanta Grand Prix, Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA (2.54-mi. Road Course; CBS Sports)
TRANS-AM SERIES FOR THE BFGOODRICH CUP

Next Race: 5/18 Mosport International Raceway, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada (5/25 Delayed Broadcast; 2:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
IHRA HOOTERS RACING SERIES

Next Race: 5/10 AC DELCO U.S. Open of Drag Racing, Cordova Dragway Park, Cordova, IL (TV Coverage To Be Announced)
ASA AC DELCO CHALLENGE SERIES

Next Race: 5/18 Toledo Speedway, Toledo, OH (.5-mi. Oval; 9:00 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)
ARCA RE/MAX SERIES

5/4 GFS Marketplace 200 Presented by Federated Car Care, Toledo Speedway, Toledo, OH (.5-mi. Oval; Delayed Broadcast -- 5/11; 4:00 p.m. ET; The Outdoor Channel)
Frank Kimmel spun and still won in the #46 Advance Auto Parts-Pork Ford for the 44th time in ARCA competition, despite Winston Cup veteran Kenny Schrader's dominance in the early going (until Schrader suffered from an electrical problem that took him out), and a persistent Jason Jarrett in the #67 Biomet-Damon RV Pontiac later in the race who tried but couldn't find a way around the veteran driver and had to settle for second place. Shelby
Howard in the #64 Mack Trucks-Beck Dodge, Andy Belmont's #1 1-800-USE-THE-VZ Verizon Ford, and #25 Billy Venturini in the Dunham Sports Chevrolet rounded out the top five finishers.

Next Race: 5/10 Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, KY (1.5-Mi. Paved Oval; 8:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
GRAND AMERICAN ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION

5/3 AJ's Fine Foods 250, Phoenix International Raceway, Goodyear, AZ (2:45:00 Timed Event)
Hurley Haywood and J.C. France took their second win of the season in the #59 Brumos Porsche-FABCAR Prototype, gambling with their fuel strategy and managing to make it across the finish line before running out of gas. The Haywood/France car, in addition to winning the Daytona Prototype class, was also first overall. Second overall and first in the GT class went to the #33 Ferrari of Washington Ferrari 360GT of Brent Martini, hotly pursued by #48
Heritage Motorsports Mustang of Tommy Riggins, who finished third overall and first in the GTS category.

Next Race: 5/18 Barber 250 @ The Park, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL (2.3-Mi., 16-Turn Permanent Road Course; 250-Mi. Race Distance; Delayed Broadcast 5/24; 1:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
NHRA SUMMIT SPORT COMPACT DRAG RACING

5/4 Nitto Extreme Performance NHRA Sport Compact Nationals, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ (TV Coverage To Be Announced) Pro RWD: George Ioannou's Street Glow/Bullish Motorsports '02 Toyota Solara won its fourth career NHRA title, downing Adam Saruwatari's '01 Acura NSX with a 6.810, 204.60 versus a 7.578, 178.59 in the finals.

Pro FWD: Nelson Hoyos' Bothwell Motorsports factory '03 Chevy Cavalier took t to the imports and beat John Brown's '03 Honda Civic in the final round with Hoyos prevailing, 8.684, 169.51, over a game but slower 9.088, 164.35. This was Hoyos' fifth final round, and his first NHRA event title.

Modified: Jimmy O'Connor, driver of the Venom Motorsports '93 Toyota Supra, was the only one of his team to advance to the finals, and made the best of his opportunity with a 8.553, 136.70 decision over Caesar Febus' Nissan '86 Nissan 300ZX's 10.134, 105.35.

Hot Rod: Marty Ladwig took his Bothwell Motorsports Pontiac Sunfire to the winner's circle with an 8.724, 163.73 blast over Jojo Callos' Castrol Syntec '01 Acura Integra's 13.455, 91.40, to put both GM Racing cars in the winner's circle for the first time in NHRA Sport Compact history.

All Motor: Jesus Padilla, the 2002 NHRA All Motor defending champion, earned his first title win of the season, by driving his '85 Mazda RX-7 to a 10.624, 123.02 over the '98 Neon/Mopar factory effort of Scott Mohler, who broke on the line.

Next Race: 5/18 Southeast NHRA Sport Compact Nationals, Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, FL (TV Coverage To Be Announced)
NDRA NOPI RACE WARS

Next Race: 5/18 Bradenton Motorsports Park, Tampa, FL
IDRC IMPORT DRAG RACING CIRCUIT

Next Race: 5/25 East Coast Nationals, Maryland International Raceway, Mechanicsville, MD
USAR HOOTERS PRO CUP

5/3 Hooters Pro Cup 250, Mansfield Motorsports Park, Mansfield, OH (5/8 Delayed Broadcast; 7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE

Next Race: 5/10 Concord Motorsports Park, Concord, NC (Delayed Broadcast 5/23; 11:30 a.m. ET; SPEED)
WRC WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Next Race: 5/11 Rally Argentina
TECATE SCORE DESERT SERIES

Next Race: 6/1 Tecate SCORE Baja 500, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (TV Coverage To Be Announced)
CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING EXXON SERIES

Next Race: 5/25 Dresser, WI
BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION

4/27 Terrible's Town 250, Las Vegas, NV
RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE
SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS

Next Race: 6/8 Dusty Times Caliente 250, Caliente, NV
BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

5/4 Brands Hatch, Kent, United Kingdom (1.2-Mi. Road Course; held as a 'support race' for the Champ Cars also making an appearance in Great Britain)
RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE

4/21 Modello Park International Racing Circuit, Naas, Ireland (2.268-mi. Road Course; 30 Laps; 68.04 mi. Race Distance)

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