Monday, June 23, 2008

Weekend recap

-By now everybody knows that Scott Kalitta was killed on Saturday in Englishtown while attempting to qualify for the Summer Nationals. Any host of cliches could be used to sum up an event like this, but that serves no purpose. Just known that it sucks hard on many different levels. RIP, bud.

Pro winners:

TF: Tony Schumacher
FC: Tim Wilkerson
PS: Greg Anderson
PSB: Chip Ellis

Somber champs Schumacher, Wilk, Anderson, Ellis crowned in E-Town

- The Sprint Cup Series did its bi-annual road course thing, as Kyle Busch bested the best of the road race "aces" to take his first twisty track victory. David Gilliland impressed the hell out of many people by running an honest second, Jeff Gordon rounded out the top-three. Marcos Ambrose had a bloody good run going with the Wood Brothers' entry only to have contact and an subsequent mechanical cock-up to ruin an otherwise sterling Cup debut.

Busch breaks slump, earns first road-course win in Sprint Cup

- The Nationwide fellows took to the Milwaukee Mile where "Hot" Carl Edwards (complete with new crew chief) was victorious. It had been 36 races since his last N'wide win, despite winning the championship last year. The second coming of Christ in a stockcar finished p2.

Change sparks Edwards to victory at Milwaukee Mile

- The IndyCar Series was in water-logged Iowa for the Iowa Corn Indy 250. Dan Wheldon (the birthday boy!) won. Big 'hataboy to rookie-Hideki Mutoh for a career best second. A bigger 'hataboy to Marco Andretti for not wrecking anyone. A.J. Foyt IV had a solid p5 effort.

INDYCAR: Birthday Boy Wheldon Wins at Iowa

- It was a Ferrari one-two at the French GP (Massa, Raikkonen). Jarno Trulli finished third. Well done, Toyota. Massa leads the title race by two points over Robert Kubica. The Speedtv broadcast of this race was tape-delayed on Fox Sunday afternoon. David Hobbs+network TV= outstanding.

Ferrari's Massa wins French GP

- The Grand-Am Series had a romp through the Ohio countryside at Mid Ohio. Defending DP-champs Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney got their first wins of the year for Bob Stallings' team. We didn't watch the race, but understand it was raining. Farnbacher Loles Racing took GT honors (drivers Leh Keen and Eric Lux). Read about it yourself.

Gurney, Fogarty Shine in Mid-Ohio Rain for First Victory of 2008

Farnbacher Loles Racing - Mid-Ohio Win!

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