Racing Results: 8/11/03

August 11, 2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX

Next Race: 8/24 Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring Sport RT, Budapest, Hungary (7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED)

NASCAR WINSTON CUP

8/10 Sirius At The Glen, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY (90 Laps; 134.554 MPH Ave. Speed) – Robby Gordon scored his third career Winston Cup victory and his second of the season in the #31 Cingular Wireless/Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo, using a pit stop just before the caution came out on Lap 51 to gain track position and the lead, which he never surrendered. Finishing second 2.33 seconds back was ‘hired gun/road course specialist’ Scott Pruett, in a one-off ride for Chip Ganassi Racing (#39, a second Target-sponsored Dodge), followed by Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s #8 Budweiser/DEI Chevrolet in third, Jimmie Johnson’s #38 Lowe’s Home Improvement/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in fourth, and Kevin Harvick’s #29 GM Goodwrench Service/Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in fifth. Jeff Gordon, in the #24 DuPont Refinishes/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, appeared to have run out of fuel on the last turn of the final lap while in third. Gordon was then hit from behind by Harvick as he slowed on the track, spun in the opposite direction, and his day came to an end short of the finish line, falling all the way back to 33rd place. Current points leader Matt Kenseth in the #17 DeWalt Power Tools/ Roush Racing Ford finished 8th, now 258 points in front of Earnhardt. Next Race: 8/17 Michigan 400, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI (2.0-Mi. Tri-Oval; 1:30 p.m. ET; TNT)

NASCAR BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL SERIES

Next Race: 8/16 Cabela’s 250, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI (2.0-Mi. Tri-Oval; 1:30 p.m. ET; TNT)

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES

8/8 Federated Auto Parts 200, Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, TN (1.33-Mi. Oval; 150 Laps; 200 Miles; 129.557 MPH Ave. Speed) – Despite an engine change that sent him to the back of the field rather than his qualifying spot in sixth, Carl Edwards’ #99 Roush Racing Ford F-150 made it two in a row and three for the season. Ted Musgrave’s #1 Mopar Performance Parts/Ultra Motorsports Dodge Ram finished 1.209 seconds back, with the #14 Town and Country Ford/Circle Bar Ford of Rick Crawford in third, David Starr’s #75 Spears Manufacturing Chevrolet in fourth, and Brendan Gaughan's #62 The Orleans Hotel Dodge rounding out the top five. Next Race: 8/20 O’Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline Maxlife, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN (1-Mi. Oval; 8:30 p.m. ET; SPEED)

NHRA POWERade CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING

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

8/10 Emerson Indy 250, Gateway International Raceway, St. Louis, MO (1.25-MI. Banked Oval; 200 Laps; 250-Mi. Race Distance) -- Two-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, who had not won a race since the Indy 500 in ’02, broke through on a day when his #3 Marlboro/Team Penske Dallara-Toyota lost its telemetry during the race, relying on his instincts and instructions from his crew to win. Tony Kaanan, in the #11 7-Eleven/Andretti Green Racing Dallara-Honda finished second, with Castroneves’ teammate, Gil deFerran’s #6 Marlboro/Team Penske Dallara-Toyota, in third. Kanaan leads deFerran by 7 points and Castroneves by 10 in the championship. Next Race: 8/17 Belterra Casino Indy 300, Kentucky Speedway, Florence, KY (1.5-Mi. Oval; 200 Laps; 300-Mi. Race Distance; 2:00 p.m. ET; ABC Live)

CART CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES

8/10 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH (2.258-Mi. Road Course; 92 Laps; 0.610-Sec. Victory Margin) – Paul Tracy Tracy’s #3 Player’s/Forsythe Racing Lola-Cosworth and teammate Patrick Carpentier in the #32 Player’s machine made it 1-2 for Gerry Forsythe, with rookie Ryan Hunter-Seay getting his first CART podium in the #31 American Team Spirit Johansson Reynard-Cosworth finishing 3rd. Tracy scored the maximum 23 points to lead Bruno Junquiera, in the #1 PacifiCare Newman-Haas Lola-Cosworth, by 20 in the drivers’ championship. Next Race: 8/24 Molson Indy Montreal, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada (2.709-Mi. Road Course; Delayed Broadcast -- 9:30 p.m. ET; SPEED)

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES

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: 8/24 Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI (Delayed Broadcast; 12:30 p.m. ET; SPEED)

IHRA HOOTERS RACING SERIES

8/10 Bethesda Softworks Northern Nationals presented by IHRA Drag Racing Games for PS2 and Wireless, U.S. 131 Motorsports Park, Grand Rapids, MI – Top Fuel: Peter Lehman’s Team Werner/104+ Octane Boost dragster, driven by Clay Millican, has broken “Big Daddy” Don Garlits’ record of 25 IHRA Top Fuel Wins, with a 4.740, 303.91 to Tim Cullinan’s losing 6.628, 124.04 in the J.P. Phillips Inc. dragster. This was also Millican’s seventh win of the season. Pro Modified: Old rivals Mitch Stott and Fred Hahn locked horns again, with Stott’s Radiac Abrasives ’63 Chevrolet Corvette downing Hahn’s Summit Racing-backed ’02 Corvette, 6.295, 225.97, to 6.442, 210.31. Funny Car: Rob Atchison’s Erickson Pontiac Firebird ran a 5.855, 238.81 to Von Smith’s 5.889, 239.10, winning by a mere 7 feet! Atchison’s now won three of four finals this season. Pro Stock: Tim Bell’s West Virginia Tourism Ford Mustang got the better of Jason Collins’ Virginia College Mercury Cougar, 6.608, 209.75, to Jason’s losing but game 6.652, 210.83. Collins holeshot Bell, but Bell regained the lead by the 60’ mark, and then it was all Bell for his first IHRA event win, and the debut of his new Mustang. Next Race: 8/24 Sunoco World Nationals, Norwalk Raceway Park, Norwalk, OH

ASA AC DELCO CHALLENGE SERIES

Next Race: 8/16 Pennsylvania 250, Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown, PA (7:30 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)

ARCA RE/MAX SERIES

8/9 Waste Management 200, Nashville Superspeedway, Nashville, TN (1.33-Mi. Concrete Oval; 151 Laps; 200 Mi. Race Distance) – Mario Gosselin, in the #12 McAfee Mortgage Chevrolet, ran down rookie Clint Bawyer in the #5 Sonic Drive-In/Mid-America Auto Auction Pontiac in the final laps to earn a well-deserved victory. Shelby Howard’s #64 Mack Trucks-Beck Dodge was third, with Doug Stevens’ #71 Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford in fourth, and Jason Jarrett in the #67 Gladiator GarageWorks-Damon RV Chevrolet in fifth. Next Race: 8/17 Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL (1.0-MI. Clay Oval)

GRAND AMERICAN ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIES

8/8 Bully Hill Vineyards 250, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY (250 Mi. Event) -- A steady shower shortly before the start of the race resulted in most of the cars at the front starting on rain tires. But Forest Barber's decision to start on slicks proved critical in the Bell Motorsports # 54 Chevy Doran JE4's win, a decision co-driver Terry Borcheller questioned at the time but later admitted was the key to victory. Didier Theys' choice cost the Doran-Lista Racing #27 Toyota Doran JE4 a shot at victory in its debut race. Theys built a large lead early in the race, but remained on rain tires in anticipation of rain. It never came and within a few laps the track was dry, forcing Theys to pit under green and lose a lap which he never regained. The #33 Ferrari of Washington Ferrari 360 GT drivers Cort Wagner and Brent Martini picked up their fifth GT class win of the season, while Rick Carelli and John Metcalf garnered their first GTS class win in the #05 Team Re/Max Racing Chevrolet Corvette, taking a three-lap victory over the second-place Gunnar Racing #6 Porsche GT1 of Gunnar Jeannette, Kyle Petty and Paul Newman. Next Race: 9/21 6 Heures du Circuit Mont Tremblant, Le Circuit Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada (6-Hr. Timed Event; 5:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

NHRA SUMMIT SPORT COMPACT DRAG RACING

8/9 Texas NHRA Sport Compact Nationals, Texas Motorplex, Ennis, TX – RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE (DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES @ nhra.com). Next Race: 8/24 Northwest Sport Compact Nationals, Woodburn Dragstrip, Woodburn, OR

NDRA NOPI THE FAST & THE FURIOUS RACING SERIES

8/2-3 Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, PA –Pro Compact: Street Glow/Bullish Motor Racing’s Ara Arslanian, and teammate George Iaonnou dominated, as Arslanian ran 6.82, 201.76 to lead qualifying while Ioannou was second with a 7.41, 200.38. In round one, Arslanian took out Brent Rojas with a 6.83, 202.55 to 8.76,145.50. Craig Paisley then red-lighted against Iaonnou. An axle bearing ended Iaonnou’s day, but Ara still gave fans one to remember, a 6.81, 204.86 pass. Pro Outlaw FWD: Lisa Kubo’s APC/Saturn Motorsports Ion has yet to compete, while local favorite, class ET and MPH record holder Christian Rado’s World Electronics Toyota Celica took out points leader Steven Thompson. Rado’s 8.66 to Thompson’s 9.11 told of mechanical woes for both, but a win is still a win. Pro Outlaw RWD: A full field gathered even though points leader Brent Rau’s ACT Mitsubishi Eclipse was absent. Import drag racing veteran/first time NOPI competitor Vinny Ten captured the ET record with a 7.77 and backed it up with a 7.82. In the finals, Carlos Montano’s .475 light wasn’t enough to fend off Ten’s Performance Factory NYC Supra. Pro 4 Cylinder: JoJo Callos and Joe Demaree battled to the finish this weekend, as they have in the points race. Callos and Demaree were the #1 and #3 qualifiers and met in the finals again after Saverio Leone broke in round one. Demaree, in the Team SSC Civic, unable to launch hard, had to watch Callos’ Castrol Syntec/Team Tactics Acura Intregra win, 8.84 to 9.96. Pro Stock: Erick Aguilar in the Erick’s Racing STR Civic clinched the championship with his sixth win in a row. Aguilar had drivetrain problems in qualifying, yet still held onto the #1 spot. Lisa Feeheley’s 11.0 wasn’t good enough against Aguliar’s 10.56 in the semis. In the finals, Aguliar’s .506 reaction time to Norris Prayoonto’s .545 reaction time was the difference as the win went to Aguliar with a 10.50 to Norris’ 10.52. Pro Street Tire: MSP driver Paul Efantis has a lock on this championship, running an 8.36 and breaking his own class record at 166.70 MPH. The XBox Cup class Championship is all but his after winning his seventh straight NOPI national event. Next Race: 8/17 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

8/9 Miller Lite 250 presented by Wilco Foods, Iliana Speedway, Schererville, IN (253 Laps; 2:25:33 Race Time; 85.287 MPH Ave. Speed; 8/14 Delayed Broadcast; 7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED) -- Jeff Agnew’s #73 NGA/Hooters Golf Tour/Clouds Clothing/ Mark IV Honda Chevrolet Monte Carlo took the lead from Derrick Kelley on lap 170 and led the remainder of the race, but it was no joy ride for the Northern Division points leader. Kertus Davis’ #68 Quality Brake Centers/MMP Ford, third-place runner Hal Goodson’s #50 Lynch Motorsports Dodge Intrepid, and a gaggle of late-race restarts kept Agnew busy. Agnew beat Davis to the checkers by .393 seconds, with Goodson in third. Scott Baker’s #11 Tallmadge Asphalt/Paving Chevrolet was 4th, and Jay Fogleman’s #4 Lucas Oil Products Ford was 5th. Next Race: 8/15 Peach State Speedway, Jefferson, GA (250 Laps; 8/21 Delayed Broadcast; 7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

WRC WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

8/10 Neste Rally Finland (3:21:51.7 Race Time; 58.9-Sec. Victory Margin) -- Ford Focus RS WRC03 driver Markko Martin took his second win of the year, starting with more than a minute advantage over Richard Burns, who had a wheel-bearing failure yesterday. One second covered second through fourth places at the start today, and a battle raged until the final stage, where Petter Solberg’s Subaru Impreza WRC2003 took second from Burns’ Peugeot 206WRC. Burns extended his lead over Citroen’s Carlos Sainz in the drivers’ hunt by a point, while Peugeot has the manufacturers’ series lead by four over Citroen. Next Race: 9/7 Round 10 - Telstra Rally Australia

TECATE SCORE DESERT SERIES

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

CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING EXXON SERIES

8/9-10 U.P Off-Road 100, Bark River Off Road Raceway, Bark River, MI (1.5-Mi. Course) – RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE. Next Race: 8/30-31 Crandon, WI

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: 10/4 The Coast Resorts SNORE 250, Las Vegas, NV

BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

8/8-9 Rounds 13 & 14, Snetterton – RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE. Next Race: 8/24-25 Brands Hatch

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