Monday, September 15, 2008

Weekend recap

What you missed while watching Charlie Weis do his best impersonation of Tom Brady.

Crazy things happen in Formula One racing when rain is involved. Case in point: Sunday's Italian Grand Prix on a soggy Monza circuit. Torro Rosso driver Sebastian Vettel won. From the pole. Confused? Bob Varsha can explain the happenings:

Vettel triumphs from pole to become circuit's youngest winner

Chase race #1 went to Greg Biffle. That would be the same Greg Biffle who last won a Cup event in September of 2007. Perennial points leader Kyle Busch is no longer The Chase leader (that lasted) as he finished 34th, 12 laps down. "Hot" Carl Edwards finished p3, putting him atop of the Chase standings. Biffle now sits in Chase p3, with Jimmie Johnson in second. Busch is now in eighth. Joey Lagono, making his first Cup start, finished three laps adrift in 32nd.

Next week: Dover.

Biffle -- yes, the Biff -- wins Chase opener at New Hampshire

Chase Standings

The Craftsman Truck Series was also at NHMS where possible juicer Ron Hornaday won. But, honestly, wouldn't you just rather see the video of the Bodine crew v. David Starr fight? Yes and Yes.

Hornaday earns victory at Loudon to cap tough week

Tony Schumacher may never again lose a race. He's won seven events in a row (still undefeated since the NHRA shortened fuel races to 1000-feet), and Sunday scored his 53rd career victory, moving past NHRA longtime record holder Joe Amato. Not a bad way to start off the Countdown to One. Other pro winners Jack Beckman (FC), Justin Humphreys (PSC) and Steve Johnson (PSB).

NHRA: Schumacher Breaks All-Time Wins Mark

There could be a new "Hot" Carl in the motor racing world, as Carl Skerlong claimed his first career Atlantic Championship victory Sunday at New Jersey Motorsports Park. The Pacific Coast Motorsports driver led every lap and scored the max amount of points available for the weekend. Other notables were Greg Mansell (p7, career best), Frankie Muniz (p10, ties best run of season) and points leader Jonathan Bomarito (p9). Also competing at NJMP was the Star Mazda Series, where Peter Dempsey won his forth race in the last five rounds.

Yes, we were at the race. Thoughts: Hot, dusty, nice facility. Full report, with pictures (!), to come. Big time.

ATLANTIC: Skerlong Becomes Sixth Different Winner

STAR MAZDA: Dempsey Gets Another Win in Jersey

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