Racing Results: 11/10/2003

November 10, 2003

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 Formula 1 World Drivers Champion – Michael Schumacher (6X)

• 2003 Formula 1 Manufacturers Champion – Ferrari

NASCAR WINSTON CUP

11/9 Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400, North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC (1.017-Mi. Oval; 397 Laps) -- Starting last after making an engine change, Bill Elliott in the #9 Dodge Dealers/Evernham Motorsports Dodge Intrepid led for the first time on lap 186, then held off Jimmie Johnson’s #48 Lowe’s Home Improvement/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo, and Ryan Newman’s #12 AllTel/Penske Racing South Dodge for his first victory of the season. Elliott used good fortune on two long green-flag segments, the second of which left a number of the top teams down a lap.

With only seven cars on the lead lap after spins by Larry Foyt and Tony Stewart brought out the caution, Elliott's crew came through when it counted, putting the #9 Dodge out in front of Jimmie Johnson's Chevrolet. On two restarts, Elliott was able to put some distance between himself and Johnson, winning by 1.230 seconds. Jimmie Johnson's second-place finish allowed him to move into second place in the Winston Cup standings. He now has a 38-point advantage over Dale Earnhardt Jr. Derrike Cope spun to bring out the first yellow, then things got a little rough from there. Four laps into the next full-speed run, Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon banged and bumped, with Newman getting the worst of it and Gordon serving a one-lap penalty for rough driving. Then Kurt Busch and Casey Mears got together to set off one caution, Jeff Burton ended up backwards on the frontstretch on another restart, and Greg Biffle and Jamie McMurray ended up against the backstretch pit wall after yet another incident. In all, there were 30 caution laps in a span of 42 laps of the race. Once everything settled down, Elliott continued his charge to the front. By lap 160, he was third. He led for the first time on lap 186, then traded the lead with Johnson and Newman before grabbing the point for good on lap 370. He led 140 of the 397 laps.

Jeremy Mayfield finished 3rd in the #19 Dodge Dealers/Evernham Motorsports Dodge, with Matt Kenseth and the #17 DeWalt Tools/Roush Racing Ford finishing 4th to clinch the ’03 NASCAR Winston Cup championship, and Newman rounding out the top five.

Kenseth and the #17 DeWalt Tools/Roush Racing Ford had been the hunted since March. Several took their best shots, but no one was able to gun him down. On Sunday at North Carolina Speedway, Kenseth bagged the biggest prize of them all, the NASCAR Winston Cup championship. Kenseth clinched his first Winston Cup title, and the first for Roush Racing, with a fourth-place. His race was typical Kenseth: start near the back, hang around all day, stay out of trouble and move up at the end.

Next Race: 11/16 Ford 400, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL (1.5 Mi.-Oval; 12:30 p.m. E.T.; NBC)

NASCAR BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL SERIES

11/8 Target House 200, North Carolina Speedway, Rockingham, NC (1.017-Mi. Oval; – Bobby Hamilton Jr. won the rain-shortened race and Scott Riggs’ #10 Nestle Nesquik/ppc Racing Ford took the lead in the five-way Busch series points chase Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway. Hamilton’s #25 U.S. Marine Corps Ford Taurus was ahead of Kevin Harvick’s #21 PayDay/RCR Chevrolet by nearly a straightaway on the 1-mile oval when light rain brought out a caution flag on lap 175. The race earlier had been interrupted for 2 hours, 24 minutes by rain. With darkness falling, NASCAR ended the race after 181 laps. It was originally scheduled to go 200 laps, but the teams were notified prior to the last restart, on lap 172, that it would be cut to 190 because of impending darkness. It didn't get that far, and Hamilton wound up celebrating his fourth win of the season. Harvick, who was leading going into the final pit stop under caution on lap 102, came out fourth, trailing Hamilton, Stacy Compton and Brian Vickers’ #5 GMAC/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Harvick managed to get back to second before the final restart, but couldn't stay with Hamilton's Ford. Harvick was upset with his Richard Childress Racing crew for the slow pit stop. Hamilton, who also has won this year at Kentucky, Chicago and Memphis, could understand Harvick's frustration. Vickers finished third, followed by Joe Nemechek’s #87 Cellular One Chevrolet, Ron Hornaday Jr. in the #2 ACDelco/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, and Riggs, who came into the race trailing David Green’s #37 Timber Wolf Pontiac by 13 points in the championship and who will go to Rockingham next week leading new runner-up Hornaday by 17. Vickers moved to third, 21 points behind, followed by Green, who finished 16th Saturday and now trails Riggs by 22. Jason Keller finished 17th and is fifth in the points, 60 behind, with two races remaining. Hamilton, who got off to a slow start this season, now has six top-five finishes, including two wins, in his last eight starts. He's sixth in the standings, 125 points out. Next Race: 11/15 Ford 300, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL (1.5 Mi.-Oval, 12:00 p.m. E.T.; NBC)

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES

Next Race: 11/14 Ford 200, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL (1.5 Mi.-Oval, 3:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

• 2003 NASCAR Busch Series Manufacturers Champion – Dodge (2X)

NHRA POWERade CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING

11/9 Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, L.A. County Fairplex, Pomona, CA – The ‘03 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series raced to a thrilling conclusion at Pomona Raceway where Greg Anderson won his NHRA record 12th Pro Stock title of the season, edging Kurt Johnson in a close final round, 6.73 to 6.74.

Joining Anderson in the winner's circle at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals were Kenny Bernstein, who concluded his career on a winning note, beating Scott Kalitta in a tire-smoking final, 6.03 to 14.65; and Del Worsham, who won a wild Funny Car final, getting the trophy despite red-lighting when teammate Cory Lee crossed the centerline. Showing the savvy of his 34 years of NHRA drag racing, Bernstein ended his career for the second time in grand style with a pedalfest win against Scott Kalitta that featured him getting on-and-off the throttle seven times. Somehow, through all of seesaw moves that his dragster made as he applied and reapplied 8,000 horsepower to the ground, Bernstein managed to keep his car in his lane and arrive at the finish line ahead of Kalitta. This was the 69th victory of Bernstein's career, highlighted by six championships, two in Top Fuel and four in Funny Car. He retires as the only driver to have won titles in both categories. Bernstein has also won four of the last five races on tour this season. Doug Kalitta set the national speed record during the first round when he reached 333.25 mph in his Mac Tools dragster, a mark he had already backed up in qualifying. Funny Car winner Worsham scored one of the rarest wins in drag racing when he red-lighted with a -.046 second foul only to have his teammate, Cory Lee, cross the centerline, which awarded Worsham his third trophy of the year on NHRA's "first or worst" rule. Lee was chasing Worsham at the time of his miscue, apparently unaware of the fact he could simply coast to what would have been his first win. His car carried the front wheels towards the centerline and by the time he got out of the throttle he could not avoid the two mid-track reflectors that record E.T. and speed. Worsham's Checker, Schuck's Kragen Pontiac carried him to his fifth money round of the 2003 season. Driving the Artisan Home Entertainment Terminator 2 car, Lee raced to his second career final. The last time Lee was in the final was at the ‘99 Gatornationals, where he lost to John Force. Greg Anderson's 6.735- to 6.749-second win over Kurt Johnson in the Pro Stock final was his 12th of the year, which set a single-season record for victories in the class. He also pushed his number of elimination-round wins to 67, an all-time single-season mark that spans all Professional categories. Kurt Johnson, who finished second to Anderson in the POWERade points, simply had no answer for him on the racetrack this year. Overall, Anderson posted a 10-1 record against K.J., including a perfect 6-0 mark in head-to-head final rounds. Starting the day as the low qualifier, Anderson put his Vegas General Construction Pontiac Grand Am in the 15th trophy round of the year. Anderson also posted the quickest E.T. of every round, including the final against Kurt Johnson. Kurt Johnson, who kept the special-edition KISS scheme on his ACDelco Chevrolet Cavalier this weekend, reached his landmark 50th career final round before losing to Anderson.

• 2003 NHRA POWERade Top Fuel Champion – Larry Dixon

• 2003 NHRA POWERade Funny Car Champion – Tony Pedregon

• 2003 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Champion – Greg Anderson

O'REILLY WORLD OF OUTLAWS SERIES

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series Champion: Steve Kinser (18X)

INDY RACING LEAGUE INDYCAR SERIES

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 IRL IndyCar Series Drivers Champion – Scott Dixon, Team Target Chip Ganassi

Racing

• 2003 IRL IndyCar Series Manufacturers Champion – Toyota

Next Race: 2/29/04 Toyota Indy 300, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL (1.5-Mi. Oval; 200 Laps; 300-Mi. Race Distance; Broadcast Time TBA; ESPN)

CART CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 CART Champ Car World Series Drivers Champion – Paul Tracy, Forsythe Racing

• 2003 CART Champ Car World Series Rookie of the Year – Sebastien Bordais,

Newman-Haas Racing

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 American Le Mans Series LMP 900 Team Champion: Frank Biela & Marco

Werner, Infineon Team Joest

• 2003 American Le Mans Series LMP 900 Manufacturers Champion: Audi

• 2003 American Le Mans Series LMP 675 Team Champion: Chris Dyson

• 2003 American Le Mans Series LMP 675 Manufacturers Champion: Lola

• 2003 American Le Mans Series GTS Team Champion: Ron Fellows & Johnny

O’Connell, Team Corvette

• 2003 American Le Mans Series GTS Class Manufacturers Champion: Chevrolet

• 2003 American Le Mans Series GT Team Champion: Lucas Luhr & Sascha

Maassen

• 2003 American Le Mans Series GT Class Manufacturers Champion: Porsche

Next race: 3/19-20/2004 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, FL

TRANS-AM SERIES FOR THE BFGOODRICH CUP

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 Motorock Trans-Am Tour for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup Drivers Champion –

Scott Pruett (3X)

• 2003 Motorock Trans-Am Tour for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup Manufacturers

Championship - Jaguar

IHRA HOOTERS RACING SERIES

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 IHRA Top Fuel Champion: Clay Millican, Werner Enterprises Dragster (3X)

• 2003 IHRA Pro Mod Champion: Mitch Stott, Radiac Abrasives '63 Chevrolet Corvette • 2003 IHRA Funny Car Champion: Rob Atchison, Erickson Pontiac Firebird

• 2003 IHRA Pro Stock Champion: Brian Gahm, Gahm's Car-Truck Parts Mustang

Next Race: 3/28/2004 Amalie Oil Texas Nationals presented by Ancira, Cars, Trucks and RVs, San Antonio Raceway, San Antonio, Texas

ASA AC DELCO CHALLENGE SERIES

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series Champion: Kevin Cywinski, #1 Greased

Lightning Orange Blast/SK Hand Tool Country Joe Racing Chevrolet (2X)

• 2003 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series Rookie of the Year : Reed Sorenson, #29

ACDelco/Port City Racing/Tilton Engineering Chevrolet

ARCA RE/MAX SERIES

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 ARCA RE/MAX Series Drivers Champion – Frank Kimmel (5X)

• 2003 ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie of the Year - Bill Eversole

Next Race: 2/7/2004 ARCA 200, Daytona Int'l Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL (2.5-Mi. Tri-Oval; Air Time To Be Announced; SPEED)

GRAND AMERICAN ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIES

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 North American Road Racing Championship: #40 Bell Motorsports/Derhaag Racing Corvette

• 2003 Daytona Prototypes Drivers Championship: Terry Borcheller, # 54 Chevrolet Doran JE4

• 2003 GTS

• 2003 GTS Team Championship: Heritage Motorsports

• 2003 GTS Drivers’ Championship: Dave Machavern, Tommy Riggins and Joao Barbosa, Heritage Motorsports (3-way tie)

• 2003 GT Team Championship: Scuderia Ferrari of Washington

• 2003 GT Drivers’ Championship: Brent Martini and Cort Wagner

• 2003 GT Manufacturer's Championship: Ferrari

Next Race: 1/29 – 2/1/04 Rolex 24 At Daytona, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

NHRA SUMMIT SPORT COMPACT DRAG RACING

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 Mazda NHRA Summit Sport Compact Pro RWD Champion - George Ioannou, StreetGlow/Bullish Racing Toyota Solara

• 2003 Mazda NHRA Summit Sport Compact Pro FWD Champion – Nelson Hoyos,

Bothwell Motorsports/GM Racing Chevy Cavalier

• 2003 Mazda NHRA Summit Sport Compact Hot Rod Champion - Marty Ladwig, Bothwell Motorsports/GM Racing Pontiac Sunfire

• 2003 Mazda NHRA Summit Sport Compact All Motor Champion - Scott Mohler

Mopar Performance/Dodge Neon SRT-4

NDRA NOPI THE FAST & THE FURIOUS RACING SERIES

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 NDRA Xbox Cup Champion: Ara Arslanian, Street Glow/Bullish Racing Toyota

Supra

• 2003 NDRA Xbox Cup Champion, Pro Outlaw RWD: Brent Rau, ACT/Osofast Racing

Mitsubishi Eclipse

• 2003 NDRA Xbox Cup Champion, Pro Street Tire: Paul Efantis

• 2003 NDRA Xbox Cup Champion, Pro Stock Erick Aguliar

• 2003 NDRA Xbox Cup Champion, Pro Outlaw FWD: Steven Thompson

IDRC IMPORT DRAG RACING CIRCUIT

Next Race: 11/22-23 IDRC International Finals, Los Angeles County Raceway, Palmdale, CA

USAR HOOTERS PRO CUP

Next Race: 11/29 USA International Speedway, Lakeland, FL (Delayed Broadcast – 12/4; 7:00 p.m. ET; SPEED)

WRC WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

11/9 Wales Rally, Great Britain (3:28:58.1 Race Time) -- Petter Solberg wrote another chapter of history in the FIA World Rally Championship when he scored his fourth win of the season to clinch the 2003 drivers’ title, the first for a driver from Norway. Solberg took control of the rally on the fourth stage and was never seriously challenged over the last two and a half days. The Subaru driver controlled proceedings from the front – backing off a little this morning, but charging back to set another fastest time through the 18th and final stage of the day. Solberg ended the event with a 43.6-second lead over runner-up Sebastien Loeb. Loeb’s disappointment at missing out on the drivers’ title was tempered slightly by the fact that Citroen won the manufacturers’ award in its first full season with the Xsara WRC. When the day started out with foggy conditions in Rheola, Loeb was given the green light to push again and try to put Solberg under pressure. Frequelin’s decision was made easier by the fact that Citroen’s grasp on the makes’ title was stronger when Harri Rovanpera retired and left Freddy Loix as the highest-scoring 206 in sixth place. Loeb was fastest on the first two stages, but failed to make a serious dent in Solberg’s lead. Tommi Makinen took an emotional third place in his last WRC drive, edging out Colin McRae in a final-day shoot-out for the final podium spot between two of the sport’s biggest names. McRae’s efforts weren’t helped by a puncture on the last stage.

TECATE SCORE DESERT SERIES

Next Race: 11/23 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, Ensenada, BC Mexico

CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING LUCAS OIL SERIES

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 CORR Lucas Oil Series Pro-4 Champion - Carl Renezeder

• 2003 CORR Lucas Oil Series Pro-2 Champion - Scott Taylor

• 2003 CORR Lucas Oil Series Pro-Lite Champion - Jeff Kincaid

• 2003 CORR Lucas Oil Series Manufacturers Pro-4 Champion - Ford

• 2003 CORR Lucas Oil Series Manufacturers Pro-2 Champion - Chevrolet

• 2003 CORR Lucas Oil Series Manufacturers Pro-Lite Champion - Toyota

BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION

Next Race: 12/7 Las Vegas 200, Las Vegas, NV

Henderson, Nevada. November 7th & 8th

SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS

Next Race: 11/8 Western Desert Championship, Henderson, NV – RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE.

BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

FINAL RESULTS:

• 2003 BTCC Drivers’ Champion - Yvan Muller

• 2003 BTCC Manufacturers Champion - Vauxhall

• 2003 BTCC Hilton Independents Cup Champion - Rob Collard

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