Racing Results: 7/28/2003

July 28, 2003

FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX

Next Race: 8/3 German Grand Prix, Hockenheim Circuit, Hockenheim, Germany (7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED)

NASCAR WINSTON CUP

7/27 Pennsylvania 500, Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA (2.5-Mi. Tri-Oval; Laps) – Ryan Newman has won his fourth race in 14 races this season, making the #12 AllTel/Penske Racing South Dodge the winningest team thus far. Late race cautions allowed Newman to stretch his fuel mileage, and to turn back Kurt Busch in the #97 Sharpie/Rubbermaid/Roush Racing Ford Taurus, the same strategy Newman used two weeks ago to win at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch was just .306 seconds behind at the checkered flag, followed by the #8 Budweiser/DEI Chevrolet Monte Carlo of Dale Earnhardt, Jr., his #15 NAPA Auto Parts/DEI teammate, Michael Waltrip, and a resurgent Terry Labonte in the #5 Kellogg’s/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Next Race: 8/3 Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN (2:00 p.m. ET; NBC)

NASCAR BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL SERIES

7/26 TrimSpa Dream Body 250 presented by Dodge, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, CO (1-Mi. Oval, 250 Laps) -- The #23 Stacker 2/Bill Davis Racing Chevrolet of Scott Wimmer got to the front late in the race and stayed there, building a 1.045-second lead over Jason Keller’s #57 Albertson’s/ppc Racing Ford Taurus, Keller’s teammate Scott Riggs, in the #10 Nestle NesQuik Ford, Johnny Sauters' #21 PayDay/Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in fourth, and Joey Clanton’s #27 Trim Spa Pontiac rounding out the top five. Next Race: 8/2 Kroger 200 presented by Tom Raper RVs, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN (.686-Mi. Oval; 8:00 p.m. ET; NBC)

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES

7/26 Sears 200, Michigan International Raceway, Brooklyn, MI (2.0-Mi. Tri-Oval; 100 Laps; 154.044 MPH Ave. Speed – A CTS record) – Brendan Gaughan's #62 Casino Queen Hotel Dodge Ram did it again and with style. Gaughan’s average speed topped the CTS record books, as did his 11.477 seconds victory margin over the #1 ASE/ CarQuest/Ultra Motorsports Dodge of Ted Musgrave, followed by Chadd Chaffin’s #18 Dickies Dodge, Jason Leffer in the #2 ASE/CarQuest/Ultra Motorsports, and Carl Edwards in the #99 Roush Racing Ford in fifth. Next Race: 8/1 PowerStroke Diesel 200, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN (.686-Mi. Oval; 9:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

NHRA POWERade CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING

7/27 CarQuest Auto Parts Nationals, Seattle International Raceway, Seattle, WA -- Top Fuel: Larry Dixon, in the Miller Lite/Don Prudhomme Racing dragster, once again defeated closest points challenger Doug Kalitta, in the Mac Tools/Kalitta Motorsports dragster, with a 4.672 second E.T. (elapsed time) at 316.82 MPH, to Kalitta's losing 4.739, 306.95. Funny Car: John Force wheeled his Castrol High Mileage Ford Mustang into victory lane for the second time this season, taking out Whit Bazemore’s Matco Tools/Schumacher Racing Dodge Stratus to help protect his teammate Tony Pedregon’s bid for the NHRA Funny Car championship, with a 5.036, 300.80 to 5.215, 272.28. This was Force’s 108th career victory, the all-time leader in NHRA competition. Pro Stock: Back in the winner’s cirlce was Greg Anderson, who won his 6th race of the year and leads the Pro Stock points race in his Vegas General Construction Pontiac Grand Am. Larry Morgan, whose Mopar Parts Dodge Stratus R/T carded a 6.910, 200.14, just couldn’t get it done in losing to Anderson’s 6.858, 202.09. Next Race: 8/3 FRAM-AutoLite Nationals, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA (6:00 p.m. ET; ESPN2)

O'REILLY WORLD OF OUTLAWS SERIES

7/26 Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals, Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA (1/2-Mi., Semi-banked Oval; 30 Laps) – Donny Schatz in the #15 Parker Stores J&J out-duelled Danny “the Dude” Lasoski’s #20 J.D. Byrider/Mopar Performance/ Tony Stewart Motorsports Eagle to win from the pole. Keith Kaufmann’s #7K was third, with Fred Rahmer and #77 Lance Dewease’s #88H Harz in 4th and 5th respectively. Next Race: 8/16 Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA (1/2-Mi., Semi-banked Oval)

INDY RACING LEAGUE INDYCAR SERIES

7/27 Firestone Indy 400, Michigan International Raceway, Brooklyn, MI (2.0-Mi. Tri-Oval; 200 Laps) –Alex Barron won the fastest race in IndyCar Series history with an average speed of 180.917 MPH. Barron drove the #21Hollywood Mo Nunn Racing Panoz G Force/Toyota to the fourth-closest finish in IRL history, edging out Sam Hornish, Jr.’s #4 Pennzoil/Panther Racing Dallara-Chevrolet by 0.0121 seconds. Barron, subbing for the injured Felipe Giaffone, scored his second career IRL victory.

Tomas Scheckter’s #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Panoz G Force-Toyota was third, with Scott Sharp’s #8 Delphi Dallara-Toyota in fourth, and Scott Dixon's #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Panoz G Force-Toyota finished fifth to take the points lead by one over Tony Kanaan. Next Race: 8/10 Emerson Indy 250, Gateway International Raceway, St. Louis, MO (1.25-MI. Banked Oval; 200 Laps; 250-Mi. Race Distance; 3:00 p.m. ET; ABC)

CART CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES

7/27 Molson Indy Vancouver, Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver, BC (1.781-Mi. Street Course) – Paul Tracy’s fifth win of the season couldn’t have come at a better time, elevating the #3 Player’s/Forsythe Racing Lola-Cosworth driver to 20 points in front of 2nd place finisher, Bruno Junquiera’s #1 PacifiCare Newman-Haas Lola-Cosworth, who jumped Tracy at the start but was later penalized. After Junquiera came Sebastian Bourdais, the French rookie sensation in the #2 Lily/Newman-Haas Lola-Cosworth, followed by Michel Jourdain, Jr.’s Gigante/Team Rahal Cosworth-Ford, and Darren Manning’s #15 Walker Racing Reynard-Ford in fifth. Next Race: 8/3 Road America, Elkhart Lake, MN(12:30 p.m. ET; CBS Live)

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES

7/27 Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma Presented by the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, Infineon Raceway, Sears Point, CA -- Driving a Lola EX257-MG in the LMP 675 class, Butch Leitzinger won the overall pole on the 2.53-mile, 12-turn road racing circuit. Leitzinger and Dyson Racing made history as he became the first driver ever in the ALMS to win an overall pole position with a car from the series' ‘junior’ Prototype class, and then Leitzinger and co-driver James Weaver went on to become the first to score an overall ALMS win with an LMP 675 car. The emotional win for the team was also the first ALMS victory for team owner Rob Dyson. Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell, in the Corvette Racing factory Chevrolet Corvette C5-R, barely beat the second team car of Oliver Gavin and Kelly Collins to win the GTS class, and in the GT category, Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr took the checkers in the Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Next Race: 8/17 Grand Prix of Mosport, Mosport International Raceway, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada (2.459-Mi. Road Course; 2:45:00 Timed Event; 1:30 p.m. ET; NBC Live)

TRANS-AM SERIES FOR THE BFGOODRICH CUP

Next Race: 8/2 Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada (Temporary Circuit; 1:00 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)

IHRA HOOTERS RACING SERIES

7/27 ACDelco Canadian Nationals, Toronto Motorsports Park, Toronto, ONT Canada – Top Fuel: Clay Millican, in the Wener Enterprises/Lehman Racing dragster, reeled off a 4.707, 311.70 to defeat Bruce Litton’s 4.386, 298.14 blast, and in the process, won his 25th IHRA Top Fuel title, tying the record set by Don Garlits for most wins. Pro Modified: Rob Castellana’s Western Beef ’68 Chevrolet Camaro defeated Fred Hahn’s Summit Racing machine, 6.315, 221.02, to a losing 6.341, 222.99. Funny Car: Rob Atchison’s Pontiac Firebird was ready for Mark Poyser’s Ford Mustang, which unfortunately didn’t make the call. Atchison singled to a 5.898, 223.16 event title win. Pro Stock: Jeff Dobbins’ Ford Probe had Chris Holbrook’s number, running a 6.589, 211.72, to Chris Holbrook’s 6.593, 211.66 in his Ford Escort. Next Race: 8/10 IHRA Northern Nationals, U.s. 131 Motorsports Park, Grand Rapids, MI

ASA AC DELCO CHALLENGE SERIES

Next Race: 8/2 Berlin Raceway, Marne, MI (.438-Mi. Banked Oval; 9:00 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)

ARCA RE/MAX SERIES

7/26 Pennsylvania 200, Pocono Speedway, Pocono, PA (62 Laps; 1:50:41 Race Time; 108.47 MPH Ave. Speed) – Casey Mears, in the #77 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge, held off David Reutimann’s #4 Morgan-McClure Kodak Pontiac by .531 seconds to win. Series regular Frank Kimmel, in the #46 Advance Auto Parts/Pork Ford, Mark Williams in the #59 Williams Brothers Lumber Chevrolet, and the #44 Hickory Farms-Serta Matress Ford of Brent Sherman rounded out the top five. Next Race: 8/9 Nashville Superspeedway, Nashville, TN (1.33-Mi. Concrete Oval; 4:00 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)

GRAND AMERICAN ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIES

Next Race: 8/8 Bully Hill Vineyards 250, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY (250 Mi. Event; 8/10 Delayed Broadcast; 5:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

NHRA SUMMIT SPORT COMPACT DRAG RACING

7/26 GM Performance NHRA Sport Compact Nationals, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV (TV Coverage To Be Announced) – PRO RWD: Steph Papadakis, at the wheel of the AEM/Driver F/X Honda Civic, ran a 6.900, 200.56, in taking he class win, over the Turbonetics Celica of Matt Scranton, which broke. PRO FWD: The Bothwell Motorsports Chevrolet Cavalier of Nelson Hoyos defeated Dr. Charles Madrid, in the Boost Mobil Honda CRX, with an 8.404, 181.69. MODIFIED: Cesar Febus’ Nissan 300ZX took on all comers, and then ran a 8.608, 172.17, to send Jimmy O’Connor’s broken Venom Racing Toyota Supra packing. ALL MOTOR: Scott Mohler’s Mopar Peformance-backed Dodge Neon trailered Jesus Padilla with a 10.708, 129.97, to Jesus’ redlighting 10.775 @124.12. Next Race: 8/9 Texas NHRA Sport Compact Nationals, Texas Motorplex, Ennis, TX

NDRA NOPI THE FAST & THE FURIOUS RACING SERIES

7/26-27 Gateway International Raceway, St. Louis, MO – RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE. Next Race: 8/2-3 Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, PA

IDRC IMPORT DRAG RACING CIRCUIT

Next Race: 8/24 All Star Nationals, Atco Raceway, Atco, NJ

USAR HOOTERS PRO CUP

7/26 Galaxy Foods 250 presented by Pepsi, Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory NC (254 Laps; 1:42:48 Race Time; 83.231 MPH Ave. Speed; 7/31 Delayed Broadcast; 7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED) -- Shane Huffman’s #84 Jennie-O Turkey Store/Tip Top Poultry Ford Taurus won the pole and the race, with Clay Rogers’ #16 Naturally Fresh Foods/Irmo Grading Ford behind .397 seconds at the finish, and Bobby Gill’s #5 Triple Diamond Jet Center/Charlotte Auto Auction Ford making it another 1-2-3 for Ford. #28 Michael Ritch’s Jackaroo Sauces Dodge Intrepid came home fourth, with rookie Danny O'Quinn Jr.’s #O2 Homesteader Trailers Chevrolet Monte Carlo in fifth. Huffman led 245 of the 254-lap event, from the start until lap 111, then from 119 to 126, and finally from lap 127 until the end. Next Race: 8/2 South Boston Speedway, South Boston, VA (250 Laps; 8/7 Delayed Broadcast; 7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

WRC WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

7/27 ADAC Rallye Deutschland, Baumholder Military Ranges, Trier, Germany (3:46:50.4 Race Time; 1737.58 KM Race Distance over 22 special stages) – Citröen’s Sebastien Loeb took his second consecutive Rallye Deutschland win, despite a day-long duel with Peugeot’s Marcus Gronholm that went right down to the final stage. Gronholm hit a curb, damaging his 206 WRC’s suspension, while Loeb eased his way clear. Gronholm maintained his flat out pace, but Loeb made no mistakes, bringing his Xsara WRC to the finish 3.6 seconds ahead. Richard Burns finished third after a similarly tight fight with Colin McRae, while Markko Martin’s Ford Focus RS WRC03 finished fifth. Burns leads the drivers championship by four points over Carlos Sainz, while Peugeot heads the manufacturers category by 7 over Citroen. Next Race: 8/10: Neste Rally Finland

TECATE SCORE DESERT SERIES

Next Race: 9/13 Primm 300, Las Vegas, NV

CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING EXXON SERIES

Next Race: 8/9-10 U.P Off-Road 100, Bark River Off Road Raceway, Bark River, MI (1.5-Mi. Course)

BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION

Next Race: 8/23 Baja Mex 300, Bay of Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS

Next Race: 7/28 KC Hi-Lites Midnight Special, Barstow, CA – RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE.

BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

Next Race: 8/8-9 Rounds 13 & 14, Snetterton

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