Racing Results: 8/4/2003

August 4, 2003

FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX

8/3 German Grand Prix, Hockenheim Circuit, Hockenheim, Germany (67 Laps; 1:28:48.769 Race Time) – That Juan Pablo Montoya had an easy time in winning the German Grand Prix in his H-P Williams-BMW is perhaps not that surprising, but that he had a 65.7-second victory margin is. With teammate Ralf Schumacher eliminating himself, Kimi Räikkönen’s McLaren-Mercedes, and Rubens Barrichello’s Ferrari on the first lap, this left Montoya and his three-stop pit strategy to run freely upfront, with the two Renaults of Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli to frustrate Michael Schumacher in the Ferrari and prevent him from passing. Eventually when Schumacher did make it past, it was for naught as a punctured tire sent him back to 7th, allowing David Coulthard in the McLaren-Mercedes, Trulli, Alonso, and the Toyotas of Oliver Panis and Christiano da Matta to finish ahead of the Ferrari. Montoya’s win brought him within 6 points of defending World Champion Michael Schumacher, and narrows Ferrari’s lead in the Manufacturer’s Championship to a slim two points over Wlliams-BMW. Next Race: 8/24 Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring Sport RT, Budapest, Hungary (7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED)

NASCAR WINSTON CUP

8/3 Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN (160 Laps; 134.554 MPH Ave. Speed) -- Kevin Harvick’s #29 GM Goodwrench Service/Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo won from the pole, but once again the stats don’t tell the story. On Lap 151 with 10 to go, Harvick got a jump on the restart, pulling out 10 car lengths on the field. Harvick finished with a 2.754-second lead on current points leader Matt Kenseth in the #17 Smirnoff Ice/DeWalt Tools/Roush Racing Ford Taurus, followed by Jamie McMurray’s #42 Havoline/Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge Intrepid, Jeff Gordon’s #24 DuPont Refinishes/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, and Bill Elliott in the #9 Dodge Dealers/Evernham Motorsports Dodge rounding out the top five. Stats being what they are, Harvick’s win will go down as the first polesitter to win the Brickyard 400. Next Race: 8/10 Sirius At The Glen, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY (1:00 p.m. ET; NBC)

NASCAR BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL SERIES

8/2 Kroger 200 presented by Tom Raper RVs, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN (.686-Mi. Oval; 200 Laps) – 19-year old Brian Vickers, driving the #5 GMAC Financial Services/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo, slugged it out with the #48 Goulds Pumps/Innovative Motorsports Inc. Chevrolet of polewinner Shane Hmiel, and emerged with the lead on Lap 181, which he held to the end. Jason Keller’s #57 Albertson’s/ppc Racing Ford Taurus, and Stacy Compton’s #59 Kingsford/Johnsonville Chevrolet then passed Hmiel, who wound up fourth, with Scott Riggs, in the #10 Nestle NesQuik Ford finishing fifth. It was the first Busch Series win for Vickers, and Hmiel is still looking for his first trip to Victory Lane. Next Race: 8/16 Cabela’s 250, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI (1:30 p.m. ET; TNT)

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES

8/1 PowerStroke Diesel 200, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN (.686-Mi. Oval; 200 Laps) – Carl Edwards’ #99 Roush Racing Ford went 140 laps on a single tank of fuel, winning the race while his truck sputtered on the final lap. Narrowly beating Travis Kvapil in the #16 IWX Motor Freight Chevrolet Silverado by a .617-second margin, fuel mileage took out contenders Rick Crawford and Jason Leffler with 10 and 3 laps to go respectively. Through attrition, Bobby Hamilton’s #4 Square D Dodge Ram, Brendan Gaughan's #62 Casino Queen Hotel Dodge, and the #50 Bob Graham for President/ Roush Racing Ford of Jon Woods made up the top five. Next Race: 8/8 Federated Auto Parts 200, Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, TN (9:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

NHRA POWERade CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING

8/3 FRAM-AutoLite Nationals, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA – Top Fuel: Larry Dixon, in the Miller Lite/Don Prudhomme Racing dragster, made it three in a row, this time downing David Baca, in the American Racing Wheels dragster, with a 4.640 second E.T. (elapsed time) at 319.67 MPH, to Baca's losing 4.805, 298.47. Funny Car: Gary Scelzi’s Oakley/Schumacher Racing Dodge Stratus R/T was not to be denied, winning for the first time this season, and also providing Oakley with it’s first ever NHRA

‘Wally’ event-winning award, taking out Dean Skuka’s Cornwell Tools Pontiac Firebird to help his teammate Whit Bazemore in his attempt to overtake points leader Tony Pedregon in the quest for the NHRA Funny Car championship, with a 4.958, 312.21 to a losing 4.966, 306.74. Pro Stock: Jeg Coughlin, Jr., while conspicuously absent from the winner’s circle this season, defeated Greg Anderson, who leads the Pro Stock points race in his Vegas General Construction Pontiac Grand Am. Coughlin, Jr., whose Jeg’s Mail Order Chevrolet Cavalier carded a 6.839, 201.07, nipped Anderson’s 6.798, 3203.37, by virtue of a holeshot. Next Race: 8/17 Rugged Liner Nationals, Brainerd, MN (10:00 p.m. ET; ESPN2)

O'REILLY WORLD OF OUTLAWS SERIES

Next Race: 8/16 Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA (1/2-Mi., Semi-banked Oval)

INDY RACING LEAGUE INDYCAR SERIES

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

8/3 Mario Andretti Grand Prix at Road America, presented by Briggs & Stratton, Elkhart Lake, MN (34 Laps; 4:36:28.491 Race Time) -- Bruno Junquiera, in the #1 PacifiCare Newman-Haas Lola-Cosworth, won his first race of ’03 and assumed the points lead, as Paul Tracy’s #3 Player’s/Forsythe Racing Lola-Cosworth crashed out early. Back .703-seconds was 2nd place finisher Sebastian Bourdais, in the #2 Lily/Newman-Haas Lola-Cosworth, followed by Alex Tagliani’s #33 Johnson Controls/RocketSports Lola-Cosworth, Max Papis’ PK Racing Lola-Cosworth, and Patrick Carpentier’s #32 Player’s/ Team Forsythe Lola-Cosworth in fifth. Next Race: 8/10 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH (2.258-Mi. Road Course; 2:00 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES

8/2 Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada (1.52-Mi. Temporary Circuit; 3:01.55 Race Time: 169 Laps; 55.503-Sec. Victory Margin) -- Frank Biela and Marco Werner drove the Infineon Team Joest Audi R8 to win their third ALMS win of the ‘03 season in the LMP 900 class, leading all 169 laps that comprised the three-hour timed event. Jon Field and Duncan Dayton won the LMP 675 class in the Intersport Lola EX257-MG, the only LMP 675 car still running at the finish. Oliver Gavin and Kelly Collins won the GTS class in a Chevrolet Corvette C5-R, finishing fourth overall. Lucas Luhr and Sascha Maassen won the GT class in the Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RS, finishing three laps ahead of the Risi Competizione Ferrari 360 Modena of Ralf Kelleners and Anthony Lazzaro. It was the third win in four ALMS races this year for Maassen and Luhr. 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

8/2 Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada (1.52-Mi. Temporary Circuit; 1:14:40 Race Time; 79.447 MPH Ave. Speed) -- Scott Pruett, cruised to his 19th career win and 5th of the season in the polesitting #7 Jaguar R Performance/ RocketSports XKR, holding off teammate Johnny Miller in the #64 Eaton Cutler-Hammer Jaguar, who finished second. Next came Tomy Drissi, in the #5 Stuck On You, the Movie/Rocketsports Jaguar XKR, followed by the highest non-Jaguar, Randy Ruhlman’s #49 Preformed Line Products Canada/COYOTE Closures Chevrolet Corvette, and Michael Lewis’ #12 Westward Tools/The Crank Jaguar in fifth. Next Race: 8/24 Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI (Delayed Broadcast; 12:30 p.m. ET; SPEED)

IHRA HOOTERS RACING SERIES

Next Race: 8/10 IHRA Northern Nationals, U.s. 131 Motorsports Park, Grand Rapids, MI

ASA AC DELCO CHALLENGE SERIES

8/2 Meijer 250 presented by BF Goodrich Tires, Berlin Raceway, Marne, MI (.438-Mi. Banked Oval; 250 Laps; 1:48:34.083 Race Time; 60.015 MPH Ave. Speed; 0.478-Sec. Victory Margin) Peter Cozzolino, in the #44 A&A Manufacturing/McDonald’s Chevrolet, posted his second victory in just three outings, taking the lead on Lap 194 and never relinquishing it. Kevin Cynwinski’s #1 S-K Hand Tools Chevrolet, Chris Wimmer in the #05 Wimmer Racing machine, Butch Miller’s #52 Timber Wolf Chevy, and Toby Porter in the #11 Meijer Chevrolet comprised the top five finishers. Next Race: 8/16 Pennsylvania 250, Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown, PA (7:30 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)

ARCA RE/MAX SERIES

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

Next Race: 8/9 Texas NHRA Sport Compact Nationals, Texas Motorplex, Ennis, TX

NDRA NOPI THE FAST & THE FURIOUS RACING SERIES

8/2-3 Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, PA – RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE. Next Race: 8/16 Virginia Motorsports Park, Dinwiddie, VA

IDRC IMPORT DRAG RACING CIRCUIT

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

USAR HOOTERS PRO CUP

8/2 Lucas Oil 250 presented by Pepsi, Big Daddy’s South Boston Speedway, South Boston, VA (250 Laps; 1:35:26 Race Time; 85.964 MPH Ave. Speed; 2.255-Sec. Victory Margin; 8/7 Delayed Broadcast; 7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED) -- Mart Nesbitt’s #88s Wesson Oil/Peter Pan Chevrolet Monte Carlo prevailed over Michael Ritch’s #28s Jackaroo Sauces Dodge, the #44 L A West Luxury Vans/Choo Choo Customs Chevrolet of Joel Kauffman, the #42 Speedco Truck Lubes/Poynter Drywall Ford of Brian Ross and Jay Fogleman’s #4 Lucas Oil Products Ford rounded out the top runners. Next Race: 8/9 Iliana Speedway, Schererville, IN (250 Laps; 8/14 Delayed Broadcast; 7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

WRC WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

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

7/28 KC Hi-Lites Midnight Special, Barstow, CA – RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE. Next Race: 10/4 The Coast Resorts SNORE 250, Las Vegas, NV

BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

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

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