Racing Results: 8/18/2003 Page 2

August 18, 2003


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)


8/17 Grand Prix of Mosport, Mosport International Raceway, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada (2.459-Mi. Road Course; 2:45:44.079 Race Time; 116 Laps Completed) -- Frank Biela and Marco Werner in the Infineon Team Joest Audi R8 scored their third overall win this year and extended their lead in the series LMP 900 point standings. The car was damaged with Biela behind the wheel when the rear was contacted by another car during a caution. However, The car was not significantly slowed and the team was able to effect repairs on the next pit stop. Andy Wallace and Chris Dyson finished second, two laps down, and won the LMP 675 class in the second Dyson Racing Lola-MG. Ron Fellows and co-driver Johnny O’Connell won the GTS class in a Chevrolet Corvette C5-R, with O’Connell, driving the final stint, holding off the Prodrive Ferrari 550 Maranello of Peter Kox and Tomas Enge over the last three laps and finishing a car length ahead for the class win. Jorg Bergmeister and Timo Bernhard in the Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RS finished a lap ahead of the Risi Competizione Ferrari 360 Modena of Ralf Kelleners and Anthony Lazzaro to win the GT class. Next Race: 8/24 Road America 500, Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI


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


Next Race: 8/24 Sunoco World Nationals, Norwalk Raceway Park, Norwalk, OH


8/16 Pennsylvania 250, Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown, PA -- Kevin Cywinski took a big leap towards winning a second ASA title by electing not to pit and then watching rain shorten the race.Cywinski decided not to pit just before the halfway point, and when the skies opened, it was the SK Hand Tools Chevrolet upfront. With threatening weather, Garvey and Butch Miller in the Timber Wolf Chevrolet, running third at the time, elected to stop for tires, a decision that impacted the finish of the rain shortened event. That handed the lead to Cywinski followed by Chad Wood in the Track Side Charities Chevrolet, Ed Brown in the Grubb’s Auto Repair Chevrolet and Greg Stewart in the Body Balance Chevrolet up front, none of who pitted at that time. Miller came out of the pits in sixth with Garvey rejoining the field in eighth. With Cywinski opening up a sizeable lead, Wood, Brown, Stewart, Peter Cozzolino and Garvey raced side-by-side for second. On Lap 124, a multi-car accident collected Cozzolino, Zach Niessner, Glen Allen Jr. and Kris Stump. Just as the race was to be restarted on lap 133, the rain started to fall and the race was declared official after 137 circuits. For Cywinski, it was the third win of 2003 and the 13th of his career. He extended his points lead by 50 over Miller to 129 with five races remaining. Following Cywinski to the checkers was Wood, Stewart, Brown and Garvey. Next Race: 8/24 Lake Erie Speedway, Erie, PA (5:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)


8/17 Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL (1.0-MI. Clay Ovall; 100 Laps; 100 Mi. Race Distance) — They held him off for a while but not long enough to keep ARCA RE/MAX Series veteran Frank Kimmel and the Advance Auto Parts-Pork Ford out of the record books. The four-time series champion made history Sunday afternoon on the Springfield, Illinois mile-dirt oval with a record fourth consecutive victory in the Allen Crowe Memorial 100. The win sets Kimmel apart from the motorsports world as the only driver ever to win four straight national stock car championship events at the renowned central Illinois fairgrounds oval. Kimmel pulled away by nearly 4 seconds at the final stripe to earn his 48 career series victory in his 251st attempt. Doug Keller, in the #5 Keller Motorsports Pontiac, finished second to Kimmel for the second consecutive year. Mark Gibson steered the Williams Brothers Lumber Chevrolet from 15th to third in the finishing order, with Ron Cox, in the Invisible Glass Pontiac, in fourth. Norm Benning, raced from the 33rd starting position to a career-best fifth in the Tobin’s RV & Boat Cleaner-Heubner Tire Chevrolet. Next Race: 8/30 Winchester Speedway, Winchester, IN (0.5-Mi. Paved Oval; 8:00 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)


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