Monday, August 25, 2008

Weekend recap

What you missed while planning your big DNC bash.

The IRL IndyCar Series points race got (somewhat) more interesting as Helio Castroneves won Sunday's event in Sonoma and points-leader Scott Dixon finished a paltry 12th. It was Castroneves' first win since April 2007. Teammate Ryan Briscoe was second, Tony Kanaan rounded out the podium. With two races remaining Dixon leads Castroneves by 43 points. For those who tuned into ESPN2 and expected to see the first 20-laps of the race, you know that Cristie Kerr defeated Sophie Gustafson and Helen Alfredsson in a playoff at the Safeway Classic at Columbia Edgewater. Wait, there's a league for women?

INDYCAR: Castroneves Climbs Higher

Kerr puts away Alfredsson, Gustafson on first playoff hole at Safeway Classic

Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway usually means two things:

1) Drunked-up corpulent folks attempting to fornicate in Econolines.


2) A bump and run for the win, resulting in a certain degree of controversy.

We are sure number-two took place, with "Hot" Carl Edwards pulling the maneuver on Kyle Busch with 30 to go. Busch-who is a lock to take the #1 spot into the Chase- showed his displeasure by wrecking Edwards after the race. "Hot" Carl said post-race, "They keep talking about rivalries. We might have one now.''

-This all seems terribly familiar...

Edwards nudges past Busch for win at Bristol

Friday's Nationwide event was won by someone who is not a full time Cup driver. His name? Brad Keselowski.

NATIONWIDE: Keselowski Wins at Bristol

Felipe Massa won the European Grand Prix by leading every lap. Lewis Hamilton finished second and BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica was third. Hamilton kept the lead of the overall standings with 70 points, while Massa moved into second place with 64.

Massa masters Valencia's streets for fourth F1 win of year

America's two big-deal sports car series were in action this weekend. The ALMS was at Mosport, where Audi pilots Lucas Luhr and Marco Werner captured their third straight overall victory. The Acura of David Brabham and Scott Sharp took their fourth class victory of the season in P2 after Gil de Ferren ran out of fuel on the final lap. Johnny O'Connell and Jan Magnussen won in GT1 with Corvette. GT2 rights went to Risi Competizione and drivers Jaime Melo and Mika Salo. They were in a Ferrari F430 GT. Cool.

ALMS: Audi Reigns In Mosport Classic

Grand Am split time at Infineon with the IndyCar-guys, and a guy who should be in the open wheel series won the sports car race. Go figure. Michael Valiante (that guy) and Max Angelelli won in DP.

GRAND-AM: Angelelli/Valiante Score First Season Win at Infineon

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