Racing Results: 9/1/2003

September 1, 2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX

Next Race: 9/14 Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy (7:30 a.m. ET; SPEED)

NASCAR WINSTON CUP

8/31 Mountain Dew Southern 500, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC (1.366-Mi. Oval; 367 Laps) – Terry Labonte’s #5 Kellogg’s/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo was the surprise winner, ending a 156-race winless streak dating back to 1999. It was Labonte’s 23 NASCAR Winston Cup victory, made possible by a 13.11-second pit stop on lap 355 that propelled him into the lead. Labonte held on to take a very popular win, leading Kevin Harvick’s #29 GM Goodwrench Service/Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet by 1.651 seconds to the checkered flag. Jimmie Johnson’s #48 Lowe’s Home Improvement/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was third, followed by Jamie McMurray’s #42 Havoline/Chip Ganassi Dodge, and three-time Southern 500 winner Bill Elliott in the #9 Dodge Dealers/Evernham Motorsports Dodge in fifth. Points leader Matt Kenseth in the #17 DeWalt Power Tools/Roush Racing Ford ran in the top ten most of the day but finished 14th, going from 351 points in front of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to 389 with Jr. finishing 25th, nine laps off the pace. Next Race: 9/6 Chevy Rock & Roll 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA (0.75-Mi. Oval; 7:00 p.m. ET; TNT)

NASCAR BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL SERIES

8/30 Winn-Dixie 200 presented by PepsiCo, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC (147 Laps) -- Scott Riggs' four closest pursuers are now all within 79 points of his lead in the Busch Series standings. Brian Vickers’ #5 GMAC Financial Services/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo won the race and cut the most off Riggs' lead when he unofficially jumped from fifth to third in the standings. Kyle Busch, in the #87 ditech.com Chevrolet, Michael Waltrip’s #99 Aaron’s Chevrolet, Bobby Hamilton, Jr. in the #25 U.S. Marine Corps Ford, and Kevin Harvick’s #21 PayDay/Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet comprised the top five finishers. David Green in the #37 Timber Wolf Pontiac, Ron Hornaday’s #2 ACDelco Chevrolet and Jason Keller’s #57 Albertson’s/ ppc Racing Ford, who came into the day second through fourth in points, all beat Riggs as well. Riggs battled the intense heat and was plagued by a setup he could never get comfortable with, finishing 17th. Green is 19 points behind Riggs’ #10 Nestle Nesquik/ppc Racing Ford, with Vickers 67 behind, Keller 70, and Hornaday 79 back. Next Race: 9/5 Funai 250, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA (0.75-Mi. Oval; 8:00 p.m. ET; TNT)

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES

Next Race: 9/4 Virginia Is For Lovers 200, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA (0.75-Mi. Oval; 8:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

NHRA POWERade CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING

9/1 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis Raceway, Park, Clermont, IN (Final Eliminations --8:00 p.m. ET; ESPN) -- POSTPONED TO 9/7 DUE TO RAIN

O'REILLY WORLD OF OUTLAWS SERIES

8/31 Harvest Classic Finals, Calistoga Speedway, Calistoga, CA (Semi-banked, 1/2-Mi. Oval; 30 Laps) – Danny “The Dude” Lasoski recorded the first clean sweep in O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series history, winning the Second Preliminary Feature at the 11th Annual Harvest Classic. Lasoski is the first in the series 25 1⁄2-year history to sweep a preliminary program. Lasoski’s second straight preliminary victory pushed him to within two points of Kinser in the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series point standings as “The King of the Outlaws” finished 23rd for the second straight time. Lasoski’s crew replaced the engine in the #20 J.D. Byrider Eagle following the heat race, then “The Dude” led all five laps in the First Dash Race for the privilege of starting the 25-lap feature on the pole. Steve “The King of the Outlaws” Kinser’s #11 Quaker State Maxim crashed into the retaining wall in turn three during the Preliminary Feature. Kinser was uninjured in the crash, but the severe damage to his car kept him from returning to the race. Donny Schatz, who started inside the fifth row, drove his #15 Parker Stores J&J past Second Heat Race winner Tim Shaffer in the low groove between turns one and two as the race resumed to claim fourth place. “The Dude” was 12 car-lengths ahead of Jason Meyers’ #7 Karavan Motorsports when he took the checkered flag in his fourth Preliminary Feature victory of the season. The $5,000 victory gave Lasoski the preliminary points lead and the pole position in Sunday’s Dash Race. Joey Saldana’s #17 Saldana and Donny Schatz finished third and fourth for the second straight night. Tim Shaffer in the #83 Roth, finished in fifth place. Next Race: 9/6 Gold Cup Finale, Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico, CA (3/4-Mi. High-Banked Oval)

INDY RACING LEAGUE INDYCAR SERIES

Next Race: 9/7 Delphi Indy 300, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL (1.5-Mi. D-shaped Oval; 1:00 p.m. ET: ABC Live)

2003 IRL IndyCar Series Manufacturer’s Championship: Toyota Motor Sales USA

CART CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES

8/31 Centrex Financial Grand Prix of Denver, Denver, CO (1.647-MI. Street Course; 106 Laps; 2:03:10.259 Race Time; 85.044 MPH Ave. Speed; 0.335-Sec. Victory Margin) -- Bruno Junqueira’s #1 PacifiCare Ford-Cosworth/Lola and Sebastien Bourdais’ #2 McDonald’s/Lilly-sponsored car finished 1-2, a fitting way to celebrate Newman-Haas’ 350th Champ Car start, and their 73rd victory. Oriol Servia, in the #20 Visteon/Patrick Racing Ford-Cosworth/Lola, completed the podium. Junqueira’s win tighted up the points battle with only 18 points separating him from frontrunner Paul Tracy, and four races left to go. Next Race: 9/28 Grand Prix Americas presented by Sportsbook.com, Bayfront Park, Miami, FL (1.367-Mi. Street Course; 1:00 p.m. ET; CBS Live)

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES

Next Race: 9/7 Monterey Sports Car Championships, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA (2.238-Mi. Road Course; 4:00 p.m. ET; NBC )

TRANS-AM SERIES FOR THE BFGOODRICH CUP

8/31 MotoRock Mile 100, Centrex Financial Grand Prix of Denver, Denver, CO (1.647-MI. Street Course; 1:15.342 Race Time; 77.342 MPH Ave. Speed) -- Scott Pruett dominated Sunday’s MotoRock Mile 100, part of the Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver, and recorded his seventh victory in nine MotoRock Trans-Am Tour for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup starts this season. Pruett, driver of the #7 MotoRock Jaguar XKR, led from the pole, and then held off defending champion and last year’s Denver race winner Boris Said for the victory. Said’s #33 ACS/GE Access/Sun Microsystems Ford Mustang, and Johnny Miller’s #64 Eaton Cutler-Hammer Jaguar XKR finished second and third, while Stu Hayner’s #2 GMAC Commercial Finance/ Trenton Forging Chevrolet Corvette rebounded from early contact with Tomy Drissi’s #5 Stuck on You, The Movie Jaguar XKR to finish fourth. Justin Bell’s #59 Ultama Swimwear Chevrolet Corvette, filling in for Simon Gregg, finished fifth. Pruett leaves Denver with a 49-point lead in the championship. Next Race: 9/28 MotoRock Miami 100, Grand Prix of Americas, Miami, FL (Delayed Broadcast; 1:30 p.m. ET; SPEED)

IHRA HOOTERS RACING SERIES

Next Race: 9/7 Amalie Oil North American Nationals, New England Dragway, Epping, NH

ASA AC DELCO CHALLENGE SERIES

9/1 Greased Lightning Orange Blast 400, Elko Speedway, Elko, MN (2:30 p.m. ET; SPEED Live) – RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE

Next Race: 9/20 Illiana Motor Speedway, Schererville, IN PM (9:00 p.m. ET; SPEED Live)

ARCA RE/MAX SERIES

8/30 ARCA 200, Winchester Speedway, Winchester, IN (0.5-Mi. Paved Oval; 200 Laps) -- Frank Kimmel, in the Advance Auto Parts-Pork Ford, fought off the youngsters along the way to win the wild Winchester ARCA 200. Even with ten cautions and one red-flag period, nothing could keep Kimmel from scoring his career-fourth series victory at the renowned Indiana oval and 49th of his storied career. Shelby Howard, with a badly wounded racecar, finished second in the Mack Trucks-Beck Dodge .266 seconds behind Kimmel with Jason Jarrett, in the Gladiator GarageWorks-Damon RV Pontiac, trailing in third. Randy VanZant, in the Mike’s Body Shop-Devers Truck Bodies Pontiac, tied his career-best finish of fourth. Todd Bowsher steered the GFS Marketplace Ford to the finish in fifth, the last car on the lead lap. Next Race: 9/1 Southern Illinois 100, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, DuQuoin, Illinois (1-Mi. Dirt Track) – RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE

GRAND AMERICAN ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIES

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

Next Race: 9/7 Tuned by Matrix GR Motorsports NHRA Sport Compact Nationals, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA

NDRA NOPI THE FAST & THE FURIOUS RACING SERIES

8/30 Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, TX – RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE

Next Race: 10/19 Mopar Drag City, Banning, CA

IDRC IMPORT DRAG RACING CIRCUIT

Next Race: 9/7 Rocky Mountain Nationals, Bandimere Speedway, Denver, CO

USAR HOOTERS PRO CUP

8/30 Jackaroo Sauces 250 presented byAdvance Discount Auto Parts, USA International Speedway, Lakeland, FL (250 Laps; 1:50:22 Race Time; 120.104 MPH Ave. Speed; 9/4 Delayed Broadcast; 10:30 p.m. ET; SPEED) – Bobby Gill’s #5 Triple Diamond Jet Center Ford Taurus led a procession of Fords across the finish line, as he edged Clay Rogers’ #16 Naturally Fresh Foods/Irmo Grading Taurus by 0.379 seconds, followed by Shane Huffman’s #84 Jennie-O Turkey Store/Tip Top Poultry Ford, Mardy Lindley’s #15 Hooters Ford, and Mart Nesbitt’s #92 Wesson Oil/Peter Pan Ford rounding out the top five. Next Race: 9/5 Hooters ProCup 250, Motordrome Speedway, Smithton, PA (250 Laps; 9/11 Delayed Broadcast; 10:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

WRC WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

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

8/30-31 Crandon, WI – RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE

Next Race: 9/13-14 New Berlin, NY

BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION

8/23 Baja Mex 300, Bay of Ensenada, B.C., Mexico – RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE

Next Race: 12/7 Las Vegas 200

SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS

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

BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

Next Race: 9/7 Donington Park, Rounds 17 & 18

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