FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX
6/1 Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo (78 Laps; 3.340 KM Circuit Length; 262.860
KM Race Distance; 78 Laps)
In a race where Michael Schumacher admitted Ferrari wasn't strong enough,
Juan Pablo Montoya scored his first victory of the season in the Williams-BMW,
0.6 seconds in front of Kimi Räikkönen's McLaren-Mercedes, who in turn finished
1.1 seconds ahead of Schumacher's Ferrari. The 2nd place finish by Räikkönen,
and Schumacher's 3rd allowed McLaren to retain the lead in the Constructors
Championship, and Räikkönen the Drivers Champion, by a margin of two and four
Next Race: 6/15 Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada (70 Laps; 4.361 KM
Circuit Length; 305.270 KM Race Distance; 7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED)
NASCAR WINSTON CUP
6/1 MBNA Armed Forces Family 400, Dover International Raceway, Dover, DE
(1.0-Mi. Oval; 400 Laps)
Ryan Newman, in the #12 AllTel/Penske Racing South Dodge, survived another
wild ride at Dover without power steering to win his second race of the season
over Jeff Gordon in the #24 DuPont Refinishes/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Monte Carlo, and Bobby Labonte in the #18 Interstate Batteries/Joe Gibbs Racing
Chevrolet. Tony Stewart, in the other Joe Gibbs entry, the #20 Home Depot
Chevrolet, and Johnny Benson, in his best finish this season, brought the #10
Valvoline/MBV Pontiac home fifth.
Next Race: 6/8 Pocono 500, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA (2.5-Mi. Tri-Oval;
12:30 p.m. ET; FOX)
NASCAR BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL SERIES
5/31 MBNA Armed Forces Family 200, Dover International Raceway, Dover, DE
(1.0-Mi. Oval; 200 Laps)
Joe Nemechek took his third Busch Series win of the season in the # 87
CellularOne/ Nemco Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo, over Scott Riggs' #10 Nestle
NesQuik/ppc Racing Ford Taurus, David Green in the #37 Timber Wolf Pontiac,
Matt Kenseth's #17 Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief/Roush Racing Ford, and Brian
Vickers' #5 GMAC/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet rounding out the top five. Kenseth
spun once while leading and then again in the late going, miraculously
surviving a pile-up that took out eight cars.
Next Race: 6/7 Trace Adkins Chrome 300, Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, TN
(1.333-MI. Oval; 7:30 p.m. ET; FX)
NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES
5/30 MBNA Armed Forces Family 200,, Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE
(1.0-Mi. Oval; 97.232 MPH Ave. Speed; 200 Laps)
Jason Leffler, in the #2 Team ASE/CarQuest/Ultra Motorsports Dodge inherited
the lead from Ted Musgrave, whose #1 Mpoar Performance Parts Dodge dominated
the second half of the event until an untimely engine failure with just 57 laps
to go. After six second-place finishes, this was Leffler's first win in the
Craftsman Truck Series. Leading Bobby Hamilton's #4 Square D Dodge by 3.010
seconds at the finish, David Starr's #75 Spears Manufacturing Chevrolet was
third, Jon Wood's #50 Roush Racing Ford fourth, and Travis Kvapil's #16 IWX Motor
Freight Chevrolet in fifth.
Next Race: 6/6 O'Reilly 400K, Texas Motor Speedway, Ft. Worth, TX (1.5 -Mi.
Quad-Oval; 9:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
NHRA POWERade CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING
6/1 Lucas Oil Route 66 Nationals, Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL
Top Fuel: Tony Schumacher's U.S. Army/Schumacher Racing dragster's 4.530,
321.50, took out points leader Larry Dixon in the Miller Lite/Don Prudhomme
Racing car, which ran a 4.615, 321.42, to win his first event of the season, and
his first with newly-hired crew chief Alan Johnson.
Funny Car: Whit Bazemore. Bazemore ran a 4.872, 319/67 MPH in his Matco
Tools/ Schumacher Racing '03 Dodge Stratus R/T, to defeat Tommy Johnson Jr. in the
Skoal Tobacco/Don Pruhomme Racing '03 Chevrolet Camaro, which registered a
losing 4.839, 316.97. This makes Bazemore's 5th final of the season, and third in
a row, closing to within 36 points of Funny Car points leader Tony Pedregon,
who lost to Johnson Jr. in the quarter finals.
Pro Stock: Kurt Johnson's ACDelco '03 Chevrolet Cavalier outran Jeg Coughlin,
Jr.'s similiar Jeg's Mail Order mount at the top end, 6.791, 203.40 to
Coughlin's losing 6.833, 201.91. Coughlin cut a .009-second start, but to no avail
as the Johnson family power proved to be a bit too much. Kurt and Greg Anderson
are now tied with four wins apiece this season, with Kurt retaking the Pro
Stock points lead by two over Anderson.
Next Race: 6/15 Pontiac Excitement Nationals Presented by Summit Racing,
National Trail Raceway, Hebron, OH (4:00 p.m. ET; ESPN2)
O'REILLY WORLD OF OUTLAWS SERIES
5/31 Eldora Feature, Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH (1/2-Mi., High-Banked
Oval; 20 Laps)
Steve Kinser, "The King of the Outlaws", in his #11 Quaker State Maxim, blew
by the #20 J.D. Byrider/Tony Stewart entry of Danny "the Dude" Lasoski on the
17th lap and never looked back. Tyler Walker's #35 C&W Motorsports entry made
a move on Lasoski on the last lap, taking second away from him. With Lasoski
third, Jason Meyers' #7 Karavan Motorsports car was fourth, and Mark Kinser in
the #5M Kinser finished fifth.
Next Race: 6/14 Duel in the Dakotas, Red River Valley Speedway, W. Fargo, ND
INDY RACING LEAGUE INDYCAR SERIES
Next Race: 6/7 Bombardier 500, Texas Motor Speedway, Ft. Worth, TX (1.5-Mi.
Oval; 200 Laps; 300 Miles; 8:00 p.m. ET; ESPN)
CART FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
5/31 Milwaukee Mile Centennial 250, The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
(1.032-Mi. Oval; 2:16:45.692 Race Time; 113.190 MPH Ave. Speed) Michel Jourdain led 233 of 250 laps in his Gigante/Team Rahal Lola-Ford to
win his first-ever Champ Car race by 0.468 seconds, with Oriol Servia in the
Visteon/Patrick Racing Lola-Ford and Patrick Carpentier's Players/Forsythe Racing
Lola-Ford 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
Next Race: 6/15 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA ( 2:30 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: 6/22 Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA (6/27 Delayed Broadcast --9:00
p.m. ET; SPEED)
5/26 Lime Rock Park, Lime Rock, CT (1.53-Mi. Road Course; 1.506-sec. Victory
Margin; 1:15:49 Race Time; 80.466 MPH Ave. Speed; Event limited to 75-mins.
due to bad weather)
Johnny Miller won a rain-soaked Trans-Am 100 in his #64 Eaton Cutler-Hammer
Jaguar XKR, to give Jaguar its first Lime Rock victory, and the points lead for
himself. Rookies Bobby Sak, in the #10 Revolution Motorsports Chevrolet
Corvette, and Jorge Diaz, Jr.'s #8 Puerto Rico Grand Prix Jaguar XKR were second
and third, with Stu Hayner's #2 Trenton Forging/GMAC Commercial Finance
Chevrolet Corvette fourth, and actor/car owner/occasional driver Paul Newman's #78
Chevrolet Corvette in fifth.
IHRA HOOTERS RACING SERIES
6/1 MOPAR Canadian Nationals Presented by Castrol, Grand Bend Motorplex,
Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada (TV Coverage To Be Announced)
Top Fuel: Grant Flowers' Amalie Oil-backed car dropped a cylinder or two on
takeoff, staying with it to half-track, where he finally backed off the
throttle. Clay Millican in the Werner Enterprises dragster, reeled off a 4.690,
310.55 adding yet another win.
Pro Modified: Al Billes' Canadian '53 Studebaker outdistanced Mike Janis'
Jan-Cen Engines '63 Chevrolet Corvette, running a 6.248, 225.67, to Janis' 7.243,
140.33 on the money run.
Funny Car: Rob Atchison, another Canadian, put his Firebird squarely in the
groove on the final run, posting a 5.753, 239.19, to Mark Thomas' losing 6.122,
209.15 MPH in his Ethanol Performs Dodge Avenger.
Pro Stock: In an all-Ford final, Carl Baker's Summit Racing Mercury Cougar
gets the hole shot on Doug Kirk's Don Smith Ford Mustang, but Kirk steadily
reels him in until he runs out of real estate less than four feet from the finish
line, 6.543, 211.36, to Kirk's losing 6.537, 211.76.
Next Race: 6/8 ACDelco Nationals, Virginia Motorsports Park, Richmond, VA
ASA AC DELCO CHALLENGE SERIES
Next Race: 6/14 Missouri 250 Presented by Jani-King, I-70 Speedway, Odessa,
MO (10:00 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)
ARCA RE/MAX SERIES
6/1 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS (1.5-Mi. Paved Oval; 134 Laps; 200-Mi.
Race Distance; Delayed Broadcast 6/8; 4:00 p.m. ET; Outdoor Channel) 17-year old Shelby Howard is in the ARCA record books as the youngest superspeedway winner ever, beating the record set by Kyle Busch at Nashville. Howard was already ARCA's youngest winner in its history, winning on the Salem short-track in April. Howard's #64 Mack Trucks-Beck Dodge crew beat Frank Kimmel's #46 Advance Auto Parts-Pork Ford off pit road 25 laps from the finish. With Rick Carelli and Jason Jarrett still ahead on the restart, Howard took the high road and sailed past both cars. Kimmel's car, meanwhile, got tighter and tighter, so that Brent Sherman's #44 Serta Mattress-Hickory Farms-Unitex Ford drove under and into second, with Kimmel, Jason Jarrett, and Carelli rounding out the top five.
Next Race: 6/7 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA (2.5-Mi. Tri-Oval; 1:00 p.m. ET;
GRAND AMERICAN ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION
Next Race: 6/8 Grand American 400, California Speedway, Fontana, CA (Delayed
Broadcast; 9:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
NHRA SUMMIT SPORT COMPACT DRAG RACING
Next Race: 6/8 BFGoodrich Northeast NHRA Sport Compact Nationals, Atco
Raceway, Atco, NJ (TV Coverage To Be Announced)
NDRA NOPI THE FAST & THE FURIOUS RACING SERIES
Next Race: 6/14 Silver Dollar Raceway, Reynolds, GA
IDRC IMPORT DRAG RACING CIRCUIT
Next Race: 6/29 Sport Compact Challenge, Bandimere Speedway, Denver, CO
USAR HOOTERS PRO CUP
5/31 Lucas Oil 250, Presented by Advance Discount Auto Parts, USA
International Speedway, Lakeland, FL (250 Laps; Delayed Broadcast 6/5; 7:00 p.m. ET;
Shane Huffman's #84 Jennie-O Turkey Store/Tip Top Poultry/Jameson Inn Ford
Taurus won from the pole, with Mardy Lindley's #15 Hooters/Delta Faucets/Craftmade
Ford, the #16 Naturally Fresh Foods/Irmo Grading Taurus of Clay Rogers, the
#44R Baird Auto Transport/Johnnys Auto Sales Ford of Benny Gordon, and Bobby
Gill's #5 Triple Diamond Jet Center/Charlotte Auto Auction Ford making it a
1-2-3-4-5 finish for Ford. Jason Sarvis' #22 blackstire.com Chevrolet Monte Carlo
was the top finisher other than a Ford, in 6th.
Next Race: 6/7 Winchester Speedway, Winchester, IN (Delayed Broadcast 6/13;
11:00 a.m. ET; SPEED)
WRC WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
Next Race: 6/8 Acropolis Rally, Greece
TECATE SCORE DESERT SERIES
6/1 Tecate SCORE Baja 500, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (TV Coverage To
RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE
Next Race: 7/13 Hendersons Terrible 250, Henderson, NV (TV Coverage To Be
CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING EXXON SERIES
Next Race: 6/8 Rounds 3 & 4, Langlade County Fairgrounds, Antigo, Wisconsin
5/26 Rounds 1 &2, Dresser, WI (Delayed Broadcast 7/10; 10:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
Pro-4: Johnny Greaves swept the first two rounds of the season. In both
rounds, Greaves’ Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tundra started from the back of
the field. Greaves performed flawlessly in Round 1, but in Round 2 had a slow
start which required him to pick off his competition one by one to get to the
Pro-2: Scott Taylor and Dan Vanden Heuvel each took home a win in this
division. Taylor is seeking his fifth consecutive Pro-2 championship in his Mobil 1
Ford. For Vanden Heuvel, his win in Round 1 was his first since Round 17 in
'00, and the first Pro-2 truck victory for Kumho Tires. Taylor’s 29th career
Pro-2 win moved him into 2nd, two points behind Vanden Heuvel, 36 to 34.
Pro-Lite: After narrowly losing the championship the last two years, Rick
Huseman is a contender again in '03. Huseman won for the 13th time in his career
in Round 2. Rodney Van Eperen started his season by holding off defending
champ Jeff Kincaid to earn his first ever CORR win.
BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION
Next Race: 6/29 TSCO "Vegas To Reno" Race, Las Vegas, NV (500-Mi. Off-Road
Course; Television Coverage To Be Announced)
SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS
Next Race: 6/8 Dusty Times Caliente 250, Caliente, NV
BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
Next Race: 6/8 Rounds 7 & 8, Silverstone
5/26 Rounds 5 &6, Thruxton
VX Racing's Yvan Muller, in the Vauxhall Astra Coupe, fended off Honda Civic
Type-R pilot Matt Neal by a 0.581-second margin to win the 5th round of the
British Touring Car Championship. Running the 25-lapper in 37:54.826, Muller
averaged 93.21 MPH.
In the 6th round Muller pulled a repeat, this time at the expense of Alan
Morrison, in another Honda Civic Type-R. Finishing in just 33:53:737, Muller
opened up a 1.664-second margin of victory at the end, this time averaging 104.26