FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX
6/15 Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada (70 Laps; 4.361 KM Circuit Length;
305.270 KM Race Distance; 1:31:13.591 Race Time; 0.7 sec. Victory Margin)
In workmanlike fashion, Michael Schumacher in the Ferrari kept the Williams-BMWs
of brother Ralf and Juan Pablo Montoya at bay, while Ferrari teammate Rubens
Barrichello's fifth place finish meant that Michael's closest competitor in the
driver's and constructors championships, Kimi Räikkönen and the
McLaren-Mercedes, was relegated to sixth. Sandwiched in between Montoya and Barrichello was Alonso, who had a solid fourth place finish for Mild Seven-Renault. Ferrari
now has a 19 point advantage over McLaren-Mercedes, and Schumacher's lead over
Räikkönen is 3.
Next Race: 6/29 Grand Prix of Europe, Nürburgring, Germany
(60 Laps; 7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED)
NASCAR WINSTON CUP
6/15 Sirius Satellite Radio 400, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn,
MI (2.0-Mi. Oval; 131.219 MPH Ave. Speed; 200 Laps)
Kurt Busch in the #97 Rubbermaid/Roush Racing Ford Taurus suffered a blown tire in the closing stages of last week's race, only to rebound with a win here, his third of the season and the first Cup driver this season to do so. Busch motored around Jeff Gordon's #24 DuPont Refinishes/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo with 24 laps to go, but Gordon didn't make it easy for Busch, nor did eventual second place finisher Bobby Labonte, in the #18 Interstate Batteries/Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet, who shot past Gordon on a restart to close within 0.774 seconds of Busch. Labonte's bridesmaid role was his fourth this season. Points leader Matt Kenseth's #17 DeWalt Tools/Roush Racing Ford finished an astounding fourth, after dropping back to 21st when he pitted to change four tires on an ill-handling car. Michael Waltrip's #15 NAPA Auto Parts/DEI Chevrolet rounded out the top
Next Race: 6/22 Dodge/Save Mart 350, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA
(2.0-Mi. Road Course; 2:30 p.m. ET; FOX)
NASCAR BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL SERIES
6/14 Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, KY (1.5-Mi.
Tri-Oval; 200 Laps)
Top 5 last week, and in the Winner's Circle this week -- that
was Bobby Hamilton, Jr.'s #25 U.S. Marine Corps/Robert Yates Racing Ford
Taurus, overtaking Jason Keller in the #57 Albertson's/ppc Racing Ford three laps
from the finish. Hamilton led until the first caution on lap 86, then a pit
miscue when a NASCAR official deemed the left front tire lug nuts weren't
tightened properly dropped him back to 13th. From there, Bobby picked off each of
the cars ahead of him, until he passed Ron Hornaday, Jr.'s #2 ACDelco/ Richard
Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo with 24 laps to go, and had only Keller
in front. Behind Hamilton Jr. and Keller, it was Hornaday, Stacy Compton (#59
Kingsford/ Johnsonville Chevrolet) and Scott Wimmer (#23 Stacker2/Stamina
RX/Bill Davis Racing Chevrolet) in the top five.
Next Race: 6/29 GNC 250, The
Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI (1.0-Mi. Oval; 2:00 p.m. ET; FX)
NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES
Next Race: 6/21 O'Reilly 200, Memphis Motorsports Park, Millington,
TN(.75-Mi. Oval; 9:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
NHRA POWERade CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING
6/15 Pontiac Excitement Nationals Presented by Summit Racing, National Trail
Raceway, Hebron, OH --
Top Fuel: Larry Dixon, in the Miller Lite/Don Prudhomme
Racing Dragster, extended his points lead over Doug Kalitta in the Mac
Tools/Kalitta Racing Dragster, posting a 4.555 second elapsed time at a speed of
313.58 MPH over Darrell Russell, in the Bilstein Engine Flush/Joe Amato Racing
Dragster, who ran an up-in-smoke 11.250, 91.96.
Funny Car: After taking out Whit Bazemore in the Matco Tools/Schumacher Racing Dodge Stratus who ran an identical 4.980 second ET but lost it on the starting line, John Force looked to be returning to his winning ways. Force's Castrol GTX Ford Mustang then posted a 4.961, 296.57 to 5.147, 284.03 win in the semis over Ron Capps' Skoal/Don
Prudhomme Racing Chevrolet Camaro, setting up an all-Ford and all-John Force
Racing final with teammate Tony Pedregon. However, in a strange turn of events,
Pedregon went up in smoke first, only to have Force haze the tires 200 feet out.
Hitting the throttle again, Pedregon smoked the tires a second time. Force
also hit the throttle and backed off repeatedly, only to have his car cross the
centerline at 800 feet, and automatic disqualification. Running only a 8.449,
134.61, Pedregon scored his sixth win of the season, with his boss still
looking for his first.
Pro Stock: V. Gaines, Kurt Johnson, Alan Johnson, and finally
Scott Geoffrion fell to the class points leader and current record holder,
the Vegas General Construction Pontiac Grand Am of Greg Anderson. A 6.883,
199.88 in the final versus a 6.911, 198.70 for Geoffrion's Blakeney Motorsports
Ford Escort ZX2, Anderson's fifth win of the season.
Next Race: 6/29 Sears
Craftsman Nationals, Gateway International Raceway, Madison, IL (9:00 p.m. ET;
O'REILLY WORLD OF OUTLAWS SERIES
6/14 Duel in the Dakotas, Red River Valley Speedway, W. Fargo, ND (0.5-Mi.
High-banked Oval; 30 Laps)
Danny"the Dude" Lasoski, driving for Tony Stewart in the #20 J.D. Byrider Eagle, scored his 6th win of the season over Donny Schatz. Lasoski, who led from lap 7 to the end, had his hands full with six to go, and Donny Schatz all over him. Lasoski managed to hold off Schatz by only 1/2 a car length at the end of the race.
Next Race: 6/21 Feature Race, Lakeside Speedway, Kansas City, KS (Slightly-Banked, 0.5-Mi. Oval)
INDY RACING LEAGUE INDYCAR SERIES
6/15 Honda Indy 225, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Colorado Springs,
CO(1.0-Mi. Oval; 225 Mi. Race Distance; 225 Laps; 146.210 MPH Ave. Speed -- UNDER CAUTION)
Scott Dixon, in the #9 Target/Chip Ganassi Racing G-Force-Toyota, won
as the race ended under caution following rookie Roger Yasukawa's crash on
lap . Tony Kaanan's #11 7-Eleven/Andretti Green Racing Dallara-Honda finished
second for again, followed by Gil deFerran in the #6 Marlboro/Penske Racing
Dallara-Toyota, Dario Franchitti in the #27 Archipelago/Motorola Andretti Green
Racing Dallara-Honda fourth, and Sam Hornish, Jr.'s #4 Pennzoil/Panther Racing
Chevrolet/Dallara finishing a respectable fifth.
Next Race: 6/28 SunTrust Indy Challenge, Richmond International Raceway, 8:00 p.m. ET; ESPN)
CART CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES
6/15 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA (87 Laps; 1:48:11.023 Race Time;
107.986 MPH Ave. Speed; 0.844-Sec. Victory Margin)
Leading from the pole, Patrick Carpentier in the #32 Player's/Forsythe Racing Lola-Ford fended off teammate Paul Tracy's #3 machine, and then Bruno Junqueira in the #1
PacifiCare/Newman-Haas Racing Lola-Ford to take his fourth career CART victory. A pit road incident where a tire from an adjacent pit was placed in Tracy's path upset the
handling of his car; later as he raced Carpentier to Turn 2, Tracy had to lock his brakes to avoid a collision, which caused flat spotting and a bad vibration to develop and he was only able to hold on to third as Junqueira passed him and eventually finished second. Michel Jourdain, Jr., whose Gigante/Team Rahal Lola-Ford was found to be four pounds underweight after qualifying first, had to start 13th but ran all the way up to fourth. Brazilian Mario Haberfeld in the #34 Mi-Jack/Conquest Racing Reynard-Ford rounded out the top five.
Next Race: 6/22 Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR (1.969-Mi. Road
Course; 12:30 p.m. ET; CBS Live)
AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES
6/15 24 Hours of Le Mans, Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France -- Tom
Kristensen became the first driver in history to score four consecutive wins in the
24 Hours of Le Mans, leading Team Bentley to a dominating overall victory. The
Bentley Speed 8 Prototype driven by Kristensen, Rinaldo Capello and Guy Smith
led nearly the entire race, winning by more than a lap over the second
Bentley of Johnny Herbert, Mark Blundell and David Brabham. The Florida-based ADT
Champion Racing Audi R8 of JJ Lehto, Stefan Johansson and Emanuele Pirro, in
only its second Le Mans appearance, finished third overall, winning the LMP 900
class. Kristensen scored his fifth Le Mans win overall, placing him in a tie
with Derek Bell for second place on the all-time Le Mans overall win list. GTS
Class: With blazing speed, the Veloqx Prodrive Ferrari dominated their class,
relegating the factory Corvette Racing team to second and third. Tomas Enge,
Peter Kox and Jamie Davies drove the Ferrari as it snapped Corvette's bid for a
third straight Le Mans class win and led a class sweep of the podium by ALMS
race teams. The Corvette C5-R of Oliver Gavin, Kelly Collins and Andy Pilgrim
finished second in class, followed by the Corvette of Ron Fellows, Johnny
O'Connell and Franck Freon.
GT Class: Defending ALMS GT team champion Alex Job Racing scoring the class
win. The Job team joined forces with another top ALMS GT team, White
Lightning-Petersen Motorsports, for the race. In its first visit to Le Mans, the Alex
Job Racing team scored the class win with a Porsche 911 GT3 RS co-fielded by
White Lightning-Petersen Motorsports. Sascha Maassen, Lucas Luhr and Emmanuel
Collard drove the winning car.
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)
IHRA HOOTERS RACING SERIES
Next Race: 6/29 Rocky Mountain Nationals, Budweiser Motorsports Park,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
ASA AC DELCO CHALLENGE SERIES
6/14 Missouri 250 Presented by Jani-King, I-70 Speedway, Odessa, MO (250
Laps; 80.543 MPH Ave. Speed)
The #17 W.J. Plemons Chevrolet of Mike Garvey led the final 79 laps to win
the Missouri 250 in convincing fashion, after having to come from the back of
the pack when his lug nuts fell off during a stop on lap 88. From 20th, he
climbed to second by lap 150 behind Donny Reuvers' #15 Great Clips Chevrolet.
Getting the inside move on Reuvers on lap 172, he led to the finish winning by
0.786 seconds over Glenn Allen, Jr.'s #53 Modern Office Methods Chevrolet, and
Robbie Pyle in the #63 Citgo Chevrolet, who finished third. Bryan Reffner's #80
Menards/Morton Salt/Bryan Reffner Motorsports was fourth, and points leader
Kevin Cywinski in the #1 SK Hand Tools/Country Joe Racing Chevrolet closed out
the top five.
Next Race: 6/21 Manfield Motorsports Speedway, Manfield, OH (9:00
p.m. ET; SPEED Live)
ARCA RE/MAX SERIES
6/14 Flagstar 200, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI (2.0-Mi.
Oval; 100 Laps; 116.732 MPH Ave. Speed; 1:42:48 Race Time)
Casey Mears, in the #77 Target/ Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge, led from the pole and stretched his lead to 7.624 seconds at the finish, with Hermie Sadler's #02 Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling Pontiac edging out series regular Frank Kimmel in the #46 Advance
Auto Parts-Pork Ford by a half-car length at the finish. Fourth was Matt Hagans' #9 Eagle Aviation/First Wing Management Dodge, with Tim Steele in the HS Die-Visi-Seca Carbalay-RT Energy Dodge fifth.
Next Race: 7/2 South Boston Speedway, S. Boston, VA (0.4-Mi. Paved Oval; 7/13 Delayed Broadcast; 4:00 p.m. ET; Outdoor Channel)
GRAND AMERICAN ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIES
Next Race: 6/22 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, Watkins Glen International,
Watkins Glen, NY (6-Hr. Timed Event; Delayed Broadcast; 2:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
NHRA SUMMIT SPORT COMPACT DRAG RACING
Next Race: 7/26 GM Performance NHRA Sport Compact Nationals, The Strip at Las
Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV (TV Coverage To Be Announced)
6/8 BFGoodrich Tires Sport Compact Nationals Presented by Smirnoff Ice, Atco
Raceway, Atco, NJ -- Pro RWD: Abel Ibarra's K&N Filters Mazda RX-7 proved to
be as lucky as he is good, getting through the first round pairing against low
qualifier Matt Scranton, who had a fire in his Turbonetics '03 Toyota Celica,
and was unable to make the call. In the second round, Abel was once again the
recipient of a bye, when Venom Racing's Grant Downing was out due to first
round mechanical woes. In the final round, Matt Hartford's Summit Racing '03
Chevrolet Cavalier had a broken exhaust rocker, and Abel had damaged the rotor
seals. With Hartford and Ibarra both deciding to race in this condition rather
than swap motors, Hartford's car began leaking fluid and was ordered to shut off
before reaching the starting line. Then Ibarra managed to stage, but left
before the 'tree' was activated and redlighted, but still won by default.
Pro FWD: Chevrolet notched a win in the all important Front-Wheel Drive Pro ranks,
thanks to the driving skills of hired gun Nelson Hoyos and Bothwell Motorsports.
Hoyos' Chevrolet Cavalier, who got a first round bye when John Brown's Honda
was unable to appear. In round two, see-saw battle with Ed Bergenholtz's '03
Mazda 6 found Hoyos out of the gate first, only to have Bergenholtz catching
him, then slowing on the top end to allow Hoyos to win. In the finals against
Christian Rado's World Electronics/Kicker '03 Toyota Celica, Hoyos again left
first, with Rado a full tenth of a second quicker to the 330' mark. Before the
660' mark, Rado's transmission missed a shift, and Hoyos once again led,
running 40 MPH faster as Rado slowed, giving the win to Hoyos and Chevrolet.
Modified: Cesar Febus, in his '86 Nissan 300ZX, took the all-Puerto Rican
final, besting Carlos Perez's '82 Mazda RX-7, 7.956, 170.19, to a losing 8.883,
Hot Rod: Bothwell Motorsports stablemate Marty Ladwig, in his '03
Pontiac Sunfire, did his job as well, dispatching Lance Ho Lung's '92 Honda Civic
in the finals, 8.759, 165.94, to Ho Lung's faster-off-the-line but losing
All Motor: Ken Scheepers' '85 Mazda RX-7 holeshot Dodge factory ace
Scott Mohler's '98 Neon, and while Mohler's Neon was almost 5 MPH faster on
the top end, he couldn't run Scheepers down. A 10.341, 124.84, with a .499
reaction time, beat Mohler's 10.453, 129.50.
NDRA NOPI THE FAST & THE FURIOUS RACING SERIES
6/14 Silver Dollar Raceway, Reynolds, GA -- Pro Compact: Matt Hartford, in
the Summit Racing '03 Chevrolet Cavalier, defeated Boris Rojas' Mazda
12A-powered '72 Datsun 1200, 8.170, 167.970, to 8.540, 150.380.
Pro Outlaw RWD: Mike Lowe's Lowe Performance '79 Mazda RX-7 ran a 9.480, 123.000, losing to Brent Rau in the Osofast Racing Mitsubishi Eclipse, which ran an 8.170, 167.970.
Pro Outlaw FWD: Chris Rado's World Electronics/Kicker Car Audio '02 Toyota Celica ran
a 9.200, 129.600, enough to beat Steven Thompson's 12.280, 82.860 in the
STR/Pacific Performance/Raptor Racing '03 Honda Civic.
Pro 4-Cylinder: Jojo Callos' Castrol machine rolled over Lance Ho Lung's HP Racing '92 Honda Civic, 8.840, 163.750, to Ho Lung's losing but faster 9.140, 163.970.
Pro Stock: Erick Aguilar in the Team Erick's Racing '95 Honda Civic, took out Norris Prayoonto's Type R Racing '01 Acura Integra Type R, with a 10.260, 129.940, to 14.080,
Street Tire: MSP's Paul Efantis ran a 9.010, 160.590 in his Toyota Supra,
to down Mark Mazulowski's Titan Motorsports Supra, which carded a 9.520,
Next Race: 6/21 Maryland International Raceway, Mechanicsville, MD
IDRC IMPORT DRAG RACING CIRCUIT
Next Race: 6/29 Sport Compact Challenge, Bandimere Speedway, Denver, CO
USAR HOOTERS PRO CUP
6/14 Bryant Heating & Cooling 250, Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach, SC
(250 Laps; 2:35:51 Race Time; 91.338 MPH Ave. Speed; Delayed Broadcast 6/19;
7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)
Shane Huffman's #84 Jennie-O Turkey Store/Tip Top Poultry/Jameson Inn Ford Taurus prevailed by 0.244 seconds over Jason Sarvis' #22 Blacks Tire/Priority Home Care Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Polesitter Joe Gaita in the #06 Lamb & Robinson/ Kimnach Ford/Tidewater Interior Products/Towne Bank Ford finished third, with Steve Christian's #2 Lucas Oil Products/Blacks Tire/Honeycutt Produce Chevrolet fourth, and Mardy Lindley in the #15 Hooters/Delta Faucets/Craftmade Ford in fifth.
Next Race: 6/21 Salem Speedway, Salem, IN (Delayed Broadcast 6/27; NOON ET; SPEED)
WRC WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
Next Race: 6/19 Cyprus Rally, Limassol, Cyprus
TECATE SCORE DESERT SERIES
Next Race: 7/13 Hendersons Terrible 250, Henderson, NV (TV Coverage To Be
CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING EXXON SERIES
Next Race: 6/22 Crandon International Off Road Raceway, Crandon, WI
6/8 Mole Lake Regency Casino Off Road Championships, Rounds 3 & 4, Langlade
County Fairgrounds, Antigo, Wisconsin (1.2-Mi. Off Road Course)
Round 3 was contested, but Round 4 was postponed due to unsuitable conditions caused by rain.
Pro-4: Scott Douglas in the Rancho Ford took the lead when Carl Renezeder's
Lucas Oil Chevrolet lost a tranny near the halfway point in the race, allowing
Douglas to claim his 6th career Pro-4 victory. Renezeder somehow finished
second, with Curt LeDuc's Skyjacker Ford in third.
Pro-2: Carl Renezeder did a double, and in the process picked up his 8th
career Pro-2 win, overtaking Kevin Probst four laps from the finish. Scott
Taylor's Mobil 1 Ford almost won, closing on Renezeder on the final lap and losing by
only a half-truck length. Renezeder and Taylor are tied for first in Pro-2
Pro-Lite: Jeff Kincaid's Forest County Potawatomi Toyota shot between
two trucks at the start, and stayed in front despite Art Schmitt's best efforts
in his Nissan Frontier to wrest the event win away from Kincaid. Schmitt
finished second, followed by points leader Rick Huseman in 3rd.
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: 7/28 KC Hi-Lites Midnight Special, Boulder City, NV
6/7 Dusty Times Caliente 250, Caliente, NV -- Class 10: T.J. Flores; Class
1/2-1600: Cody Freeman/Jared Blitz; Class 9: Rob Walters/Andy Lumsden; Class 5-1600: Mike Ault/Charlie Andrade; Unlimited Sport: Tammie Gubler/Samantha McCarty/Danny Ward/Jason Gubler.
BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
Next Race: 6/21-22 Rounds 13 & 14, Rockingham