Gone Racin'  Newsletter by Richard Parks #72 5/25/05
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*I heard this morning from Joann, Leroy Neumayer's wife, that Leroy is in the hospital in Jackson
  Hole, Wyoming, and is not doing well.  He has been fighting respiratory problems for years.  The
  bills are breaking the family and Joann is looking for any organizations that help racer's of the past. 
  (Bill Davis)  Editor's note: Leroy can be reached by mail at PO Box 275, Pinedale, WY  82941
*Bruce F. Barnes, 70, a prominent sports marketing executive and agent for sports celebrities,
  including the Unser family, Bobby, Al, Al Jr., along with Rick and Roger Mears, Parnelli Jones,
  Bobby Rahal and Johnny Rutherford, passed away May 23, 2005 following an extended illness.
  Barnes, a long time Orange County resident, was president of Barnes Marketing, a company he
  founded in 1974.  He is a 1959 University of Southern California graduate.  Barnes had a ten
  year highly successful career with the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Inc.  In 1969 he
  joined Sports Headliners as a partner with his brother Chuck, creating one of the original
  marketing agencies for professional athletes and auto racing greats.  They represented Mario
  Andretti, AJ Foyt, Parnelli Jones and Roger Mears, along with football professionals Al Cowling
  and Johnny Unitas as well as several golf professionals.  In 1974, together with Bobby Unser,
  Bruce formed Barnes Marketing to create marketing and sponsorships for professional athletes
  and auto racing teams and personalities.  Headliners included Patrick Racing and Penske Racing
   teams, Drag Racing team John Force, along with Off Road champion Roger Mears and Indy
  drivers Bobby Rahal, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti etal.  Barnes Marketing has been
  associated with the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb over the past 15 years, handling
  sponsorship marketing.  Barnes, who succumbed to colon cancer, leaves fiancée Laurie G.
  Firestone of  Newport Beach and he is survived by one son, Thomas Barnes and four daughters,
  Laurie Soucy, Gerianne Johnson, Jennifer Burrows, Julie Spiegel and eight grandchildren.
  The Vigil Rosary will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at St. John Vianney Chapel on Balboa
  Island at 7:30 p.m.  Services will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at Our Lady Queen of
  Angels Church, 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers the
  family suggests a donation to the Virginia Barnes Memorial Fund, Hoag Hospital Foundation,
  P.O. Box 6100, Newport Beach, California 92658; or, the USC Catholic Center, 3207
  University Avenue  (Linda McCoy-Murray)
*Doug Stokes at Irwindale Speedway is offering this deal to any young people thinking of getting
  married: Do it at Irwindale.  The first couple to contact them will be married on the starting line in
  front of 5000 fans just before the race.  The Speedway will pay for the cake and give you 50 free
  tickets for your family and friends, followed by some great NASCAR racing.  (Doug Stokes)
*2005 Stacker 2. World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule (Doc Lehman)
  5/27-28  The Show-Me/West Plains Speedway, West Plains, MO          
  6/1 Farley Speedway, Farley, IA                                       
  6/3 Eagle Raceway, Eagle, NEB                                
  6/4 Dakota State Fair Speedway, Huron, SD                             
  6/6 Deer Creek Speedway, Gopher 50, Spring Valley, MN  
*SEMA Car Club activities:
  June 3-5, Carlisle, PA, Carlisle All Ford Nationals, 717/243-7855
  June 3-5, Yorktown, VA, Truck Show Weekend, Grafton Dodge, 757/875-5270
  June 4-5, Pleasanton, CA, 12th Summer Get Together, Goodguys
  June 4-5, Lancaster, OH, Spring Festival, Lancaster Old Car Club
  June 5, Windsor Locks, Conn, 4Cs Auto Show and Aircraft Exhibit
  June 5, Wilmington, DE, Kruise Kahunaville, 302/571-6213 
  June 5, Cedar Rapids, IA, Chevy and Chevy Powered Car Show
  June 5, Omaha, NB, Swap Meet and Car Show, Midwest Early Corvette Club
*SCTA/BNI 57th Annual Speed Week, August 13-19 (Inspections begin Aug 12)
*SCTA/BNI World Finals October 12-15 (Inspections begin on Oct 11)
*SCTA El Mirage Dry Lakes (Southern California) Timing Trials schedule:
  June 12, July 17, September 11, October 23, November 12-13.
*NHRA Street Legal sanctioned drag racing every Thursday night at Irwindale Speedway,
  January to November.  See www.Irwindalespeedway.com for Summit schedule and Junior
  Dragster program.  (Doug Stokes)
*2005 Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, CA schedule of upcoming races.  For more information
  on the 2005 Perris Auto Speedway schedule, please call (951) 940-0134.  (Scott Daloisio)
  May 28, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Salute to Indy 50 Laps
  June 4, PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Hornets, IMCA, Modifieds/Lightning Sprints
*2005 California Dragway schedule at the dragstrip, California Speedway, Fontana, CA. 
  Contact Dave Danish at 909-429-5060 or go online at www.Californiaspeedway.com.  
  May 28-29, 8am, Super Categories
  June 4-5, 8am Super Categories
*Irwindale Speedway programs, see www.Irwindalespeedway.com for schedules and updates.
  2005 Irwindale oval track racing schedule:  Gates open 4:30, races start at 6pm.
  May 28  Super Late Models Twin 50s, Super Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, Mini
           Stocks, West Coast Pro Trucks, Dodge Super Trucks, Ford Focus Midgets.
  June 4  Late Models Twin 50s, Super Stocks, Late Models, Bandoleros, Pick Your Part
           Figure 8s, Legend Cars.
*May 29, Irwindale Dragstrip NHRA Summit Series; Gates open 9AM, time trials 10AM (3
  timed runs - time permitting - run cards will be used), eliminations 1PM, track closes 6PM. Entry
  fee is $45 for each division entered and the purse structure will be prorated based on the number
  of entries in each class.  Those racing for TIME ONLY will be available at these events for $20
  and all spectators are $10 each.  Each divisional champion will receive a track champion's trophy
  and a champion's gold card (good for a free entry at any 2006 season Dragstrip event) at the
  Irwindale Speedway annual awards banquet.  Each champion will also be invited to represent
  Irwindale at the Summit Finals drag racing event in the fall. SUPER PRO (electronics allowed 6 -
  7.99 et), PRO (8 and slower), SPORTSMAN (8.59 and slower), and MOTORCYCLES (6
  and slower).    (Bob Klein and Doug Stokes)
*June 5, Irwindale Dragstrip NHRA Summit Series; Gates open 9AM, time trials 10AM (3
  timed runs - time permitting - run cards will be used), eliminations 1PM, track closes 6PM. Entry
  fee is $45 for each division entered and the purse structure will be prorated based on the number
  of entries in each class.  Those racing for TIME ONLY will be available at these events for $20
  and all spectators are $10 each.  Each divisional champion will receive a track champion's trophy
  and a champion's gold card (good for a free entry at any 2006 season Dragstrip event) at the
  Irwindale Speedway annual awards banquet.  Each champion will also be invited to represent
  Irwindale at the Summit Finals drag racing event in the fall. SUPER PRO (electronics allowed 6 -
  7.99 et), PRO (8 and slower), SPORTSMAN (8.59 and slower), and MOTORCYCLES (6
  and slower).    (Bob Klein and Doug Stokes)
*Irwindale Speedway offers Thursday night drag racing.  Pro's and street legal racing welcome. 
  1/8 mile track.  Entrance fee $20. Spectators are $10.   See Dragstrip track manager Bob Klein
  626-358-1100 x 211.  (Doug Stokes)
*June 12, Irwindale Speedway NHRA JUNIOR DRAGSTERS.   Three events are scheduled. 
  NHRA Junior Drag Racing classes will be offered with the track gates opening at 9AM, time
  trials 10AM, and eliminations beginning at 1PM.  The races will be held on three Sundays:
  drivers will get three practice runs and trophies will be awarded as per the guidelines in the
  NHRA rulebook.  Entries will be $50 per car.  Spectators and Crew members are $20 each
  and kids under 12 admitted free.  Run under NHRA rulebook.  (Doug Stokes)
*2005 ASA Speed Truck Challenge Schedule
  May 28, Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield, CA            Broadcast Aug 20, 8PM PST 
  June 4, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV     Broadcast Aug 27, 8PM PST 
*2005 Southern California Top Comp Schedule:   (From Gregg Suyenaga)
  Race 3 June 4 Fontana Mike's Transmission
  Race 4 June 5 Fontana Mike's Transmission
*2005 Goodguys Schedule of Events.  See www.goodguys.com or call 925-838-9876:
  May 27-29, 7th Annual Spring Nationals, Jacksonville, FLA
  June 4-5, 12th Annual Summer Get-Together, Pleasanton, CA
  June 10-12, 17th Annual Hot Rod Nationals, Indianapolis, IND
*Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum Reunions.  Call 909-622-8562
  June 17-1, Holley National Hot Rod Reunion, Beech Bend Park, Bowling Green, KY
  Sept 30-Oct 2, Automobile Club of Southern California, California Hot Rod Reunion,
        Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, CA
*2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule.
  May 26-29, 17th Annual O'Reilly Summer Nationals, Topeka, KS
  June 9-12, 8th Annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals, Chicago, ILL
  June 16-19, 36th Annual K&N Filters Supernationals, Englishtown, NJ
*2005 King of Indiana Sprint Series Schedule: For info call Mike O'Leary 812-825-9614
  or moleary@bluemarble.net   KISS is at www.kissracing.com and www.Elliottbrand.com.
  May 28, Lawrenceburg Speedway
  June 25, Paragon Speedway
  July 2, Terre Haute Action Track
*Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) 2005 racing schedule:      
  May 28, Bill Sawyer Virginia Motor Speedway, 50 laps              
  June 24, Lernerville Speedway, 50 laps               
  June 25, Hesston Speedway, 50 laps      
*2005 Crown Royal IROC Series schedule:
  Sept 9, Richmond International Raceway
  Oct 29, Atlanta Motor Speedway
*2005 Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series schedule (Linda K. Mansfield)
  June 10-12, Watkins Glen International, 6 hours
  June 29-30, Daytona International Speedway, 250 miles
*2005 Nextel Cup Series schedule (NASCAR):
  May 29, Lowe's Motor Speedway
  June 5, Dover International Speedway
  June 12, Pocono Raceway
  June 19, Michigan International Speedway
  June 26, Infineon Raceway
*The John Force Cruise Night is held on the last Wednesday of each month from 5-8 P.M. at
  the shop in Yorba Linda, CA 92887. Contact Craig Hoelzel for details about vendor space, how
  to show your car, or for directions.  Craig is at craig@johnforceracing.com  While you are there,
  check out the Force Racestation gift shop next door.  It is a fascinating store filled with all sorts
  of collectibles, including broken parts from John's Funny Cars, autographed by 13 time NHRA
  Funny Car Champion himself.  You'll find artwork, paintings, photographs, hats, jackets, apparel,
  pins, die cast cars, souvenirs and just about anything that you could want.  If Force is in town and
  not on the race car circuit, he will be glad to sign your collectible.  See hundreds of hot rods and
  vintage cars, rock to the music of the '50's, purchase some delicious food, and meet your fellow
  hot rodders.  Celebrity racers and hot rodders are known to show up for this one of a kind hot
  rod cruise night at the legendary John Force Racestation.
*The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum's schedule of events:
  June 1, Twilight Cruise Night 4:30-8pm.  Ladies night, special prizes for women street rodders.
  June 17-19, Holley National Hot Rod Reunion, Beech Bend Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky.
  June 18-20, L.A. Roadster Show.
*AutoStar Productions, 1226 Pike Street SW, PO Box 310, Etna, Ohio 43018, 740-964-2350
  Roger Gustin, President/Owner,  roger@superchevyshow.com,
  G. Susan Gustin, Exec VP,  susan@superchevyshow.com,
  Rose Guagliardo, Event Dir, rose@superchevyshow.com,
  Greg Baumer, Sales/Ad Mgr, greg@superchevyshow.com,
  Hank Schmitt, Ad/Media Relations, hank@superchevyshow.com,
  Paul Meikle, Controller, paul@superchevyshow.com,
  Sandra Hanna, Executive Assistant,  sandy@superchevyshow.com,
*AutoZone Super Chevy Show Tour XXV (AutoStar Productions) 2005 SCHEDULE
  June 3-4-5  SBR Atlanta Dragway T Atlanta-Commerce, GA
  June 10-11-12   SBR US 131 Motorsports Park T Martin, MI
  June 24-25-26   SBR Bristol Dragway T  Bristol, TN
*Showcase Photo, 20 Browning Ct., Dublin, Oh 43017, 614 766-2720, Official photographer
  for Super Chevy Shows and AutoStar Productions orders@showcase-photo.com
*May 27, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com,
   Regular Show, SCAVENGER HUNT  PRIZE NIGHT All Classes.      (Dustin Jarrett)
*June 3, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com, Pure
   Stock Special, "PURE STOCK WILD ONE," All Classes.      (Dustin Jarrett)
*Dirt Nation Radio show, Monday nights 8-10 P.M. at www.racetalklive.com. May 30, guests
  are Bobby Varin, Bruce Neimeth, and John Duty.  (Doc Lehman)
*Dirt Nation Radio show, Monday nights 8-10 P.M. at www.racetalklive.com. June 6, guests
  are the "Annual Dream Preview."
*The Barstow Route 66 Mother Road Museum, 5th Anniversary Celebration, CLASSIC
  CAR SHOW, Saturday, June 18, 2005 from 9am-2pm, at the Historic Harvey House Casa del
  Desierto, 681 N. First Avenue, Barstow, CA 92311.  Free Admission, Parking, Tours and
  Admission to Museum and Railroad Museum. Trophies, Dash Plaques, Goody Bags, Juan Pollo
  Food, Vendors, Oldies & Hot Rod Tunes, Miss Route 66 Queens, Drawings, Open Rail Cars,
  Free Harvey House Tours, Preregistration $15.  See www.route66museum.org or call 760-255-
  1890.  Albert Okura, owner of Juan Pollo and the new owner of the town of Amboy, will
  provide a delicious rotisserie chicken lunch for only $5 per plate. The event setting takes place
  at the historic railroad depot of 1910 known as Casa del Desierto of the Harvey House fame.
  Harvey Girls will conduct free tours of the historic building. Two air-conditioned museums with
  free admission to visit are located on the premises and the Barstow Area C of C is now open
  on the west side of the building.  Displayed in the Route 66 Museum are photographs of early
  Barstow depicting travel of a bygone era. Route 66, Harvey House, antique toys, automobile
  memorabilia, two vintage Harley Davidson Motorcycles, a 1915 Model-T, an original 64 1/2
  Mustang, and photo exhibits are currently on exhibit. There is a wide selection of books,
  magazines and maps on the Mother Road, the Mojave Desert, California, trains, mining, and
  classic vehicles. (Debra Hodkin  kdhod@earthlink.net, barstowmuseum@yahoo.com)
*Hot Rods & Custom Stuff  in Escondido, California, is featured in www.hotrodhotline.com
  featured in DRIVE Magazine under the Gone Racin' column.  Owners Randy & Peaches Clark
  have built quite a business building the best hot rods in the country. (Jack Lawford)
*SpeedFreaks, on Speed Channel to interview Tony George, Al Unser, Sam Schmidt and 
  Elliott Sadler. See www.SpeedFreaks.tv or http://www.SportsByline.com.
*Wally Pankratz will retire and be honored at the 65th Thanksgiving Grand Prix Turkey Night
  Midget, at Irwindale Speedway, on November 24, a race sponsored by the J.C. Agajanian
  family since the '30's.  (Doug Stokes)
*Dirt racing fans see DIRT NATION™ radio show. It airs Monday evenings over WLRT FOX
  1490 from 8–10PM EST and on the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com.  Also, contact them
*Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, CA, California Ford Focus Pavement Midget Car Series
  points standings through May 21: Audra Sasselli 236, Chase Barber 222, Alex Harris 200,
  Robbie Whitchurch 183, Steve Davis 174, Matt Triplett 161, Benny Moon 154, J.R. Williams
  147, Darrell Herzog 143, Chris Veach 130.   (Doug Stokes)
*Results of the WW2 Racing team see http://j-m-a.com or http://ww2racing.com  (Jim Murphy)
*Bad luck for 2005 King of Indiana Sprints car series, Gas City I-69 Speedway on May 13,
  and Bloomington Speedway on May 20, were both rained out, leaving 5 races still to be run. 
  For track info see:  Bloomington Speedway - www.bloomingtonspeedway.com, Lincoln Park
  Speedway - http://lincolnparkspeedway.homestead.com, Lawrenceburg Speedway 
  Speedway  http://www.paragonspeedway.com, and Terre Haute Action Track -
*Dave Darland won the 2005 King of Indiana Sprint Series race at Putnamville’s Lincoln Park
  Speedway for his first KISS victory.  Levi Jones, A. J. Anderson, Mat Neely and Bud
  Kaeding were next in order.  (Mike O'Leary)
*North American Eagle LSR will hold an art sale to raise funds, see http://www.landspeed.com 
*Perris Auto Speedway, Lake Perris, CA, results for May 21: Vista Paint Super Stocks-Ron
  Meyer, Mike Hixson, Terry Hershberger, Brian Pannone, Dennis Wooldridge.  Ramona Tire
  Street Stocks-Joe Shuagis, Kyle Gomez, Kevin Busher, Don Zoll Jr, Tim Shadduck.  RWD
  Extreme Trucks & SUV's-Mike Hixson, Art Peterson, Mark Anderson, Kenny Mann, Jeff
  Dunham.  Hornets-Tony Thompson, Aaron Knox, Tom Hess, Stan Youngblood, Dave Rhodes. 
  Pick-A-Part Cruisers-Donny Fengler/Russ Heaton, Dave Lipich/Ryan Shelton, Tom Gillum/Jeff
  Gillum, Scott Urquahart/Mike McGlome.
*May 20, Farley Speedway, Farley, IA, Scott James won the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
  Main event.  May 21, Jimmy Mars won the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Main event at
  LaSalle Speedway, in LaSalle, ILL.  See www.naradirtcar.com  (James Essex)
*Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, CA, results for May 21, by Tim Kennedy: King Taco Legend
  Cars-fast time Ryan Partridge, 17.005.  Main event-Matt Hicks, Tom Landreth, J. D. Hendley,
  Steve Twilligear, Kenton Gray.  Auto Club Late Models-fast time-Jameel Saied, 19.156.  Main
  event-Travis Thirkettle, Tim Huddleston, Dan DiGiamarino, Mike Johnson, George Ruark.
  Demolition Derby-Tyrone Klingbeil, Steve Cook, Varick Pinenta, Chuck Gillock, John
  Zimmerman.  Monster Trucks-winner of the bracket racing was Dan Runte in Summit Racing
  Equipment's Big Foot.  (Doug Stokes)
*Matt Boknecht won the Nara Battle of the Bluegrass Modified Series race at Richmond
  Raceway, May 21. 
  2005 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour www.hotrod.com/powertour.
  June 4-Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  June 5-Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois
  June 6-Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis, Indiana
  June 7-Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tennessee
  June 8-Birmingham Race Course, Birmingham, Alabama
  June 9-North Florida Fairgrounds, Tallahassee, Florida
  June 10-Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida
*SEMA Club Newsletter is at www.semasan.com
  June 3-5, Carlisle, PA, Carlisle All Ford Nationals   717/243-7855
  June 3-5, Yorktown, VA, 10th Annual Show Weekend   757/875-5270
  June 4, Sandwich, MA, 15th Annual Rock and Roll Rumble  508/888-3300 x122
  June 4-5, Pleasanton, CA, 12th Summer Get Together www.good-guys.com or 925/838-9876
  June 4-5, Lancaster, OH, 42nd Annual Spring Festival  740/687-5507
  June 5, Windsor Locks, CONN, 4C¹s Auto Show and Aircraft Exhibit www.ctccc.com
  June 5, Waterford, CONN,  British by the Sea, 18th Annual Gathering 860/693-4249
  June 5, Wilmington, DE, Riverfront Camaro Show www.kahunaville.com/events_kruise
  June 5, Cedar Rapids, IA, 24th Annual Chevy and Chevy Powered Car Show www.hacc.com
  June 5, Hibbing, MN, 11th Annual ³Blast from the Past² Car Show  218/263-3534
  June 5, West Warwick, RI, 13th Annual Pontiac/GMC Show  401/647-3642
  June 5, Westminster, VT, 25th Annual Car Show and Flea Market  802/257-3053
  June 5, Warrenton, MO, 7th Annual Charity Car and Model Show  636/947-3989
  June 5, Omaha, NEB, 29th Annual Swap Meet and Car Show  402/391/5270
*Valvoline USAC/CRA Point standings Perris Automotive Speedway, Lake Perris, CA: Rip
  Williams 686, Damion Gardner 666, Charles Davis Jr 644, Cory Kruseman 627, Nike Kirby
  622, Rickie Gaunt 484, Josh Ford 365, Tony Jones 361, Seth Wilson 356, Alan Ballard 354.
*Irwindale Speedway and Arcadia Public Library have a reading program for young people. 
  Sign up and receive free tickets to the Speedway's NASCAR racing on any Saturday night of
  your choice.  See Darlene Bradley at 626-821-5567  (Doug Stokes)
*Dave Wallace Jr reminds us to plan for the California Hot Rod Reunion on Sept 30-Oct 2, at
  Famoso Raceway, north of Bakersfield.  His father, Dave Sr, will be inducted into the Hall of
  Fame.  (Dave Wallace Jr)
*At this year's California Hot Rod Reunion, we are going to present the Spotlight Award
  to the Classic Fuel Altereds - Men and Machines.  We want to assemble as many of the
  participants and cars as possible from those legendary days of the 60's, and pay them well
  a deserved  honor.  Please help me in compiling the most complete listing possible, of those
  veteran AA/FA warriors who are still with us.  Here are a few of the obvious ones...just to
  get the list started: Al "Mousie" Marcellus, Leon Fitzgerald, R.T. Reed, Dale Emery, Rich
  Guasco, Dave Hough, Don Green, Leroy Chadderton, Sush Matsubara, Tom Ferraro, Glen
  Way, Henry Harrison, Randy Bradford, Tom Schumacher, Mike Sullivan, and???  Thanks,
  Hook (AKA Steve Gibbs)
*ASA (American Speed Association) cars approved for Trans-Am Series GTA class competition
  beginning with the June 18 race at Portland International Raceway.  “Our goal is to make ASA
  -specification cars competitive with current GTA cars,” said GT America President Ron Cortez.
  The Trans-Am Series’ GTA Class features V-8-powered, tube-framed sedans. The Class will be
  recognized this year with its own championship, as well as recognition of its class winner at each
  race this season. The addition of the GT America cars makes Trans-Am into a three-class series,
  which also includes the featured Trans-Am cars, as well as the GT-1 Driver Development Class.
  The Trans-Am Series features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars,
  competing on permanent road courses, and temporary street and airport circuits throughout North
  America. The Trans-Am Series is America’s oldest continuously running road racing series and
  celebrates its 40th continuous year of competition in 2005.  (Justin Anderson/Pattie Frost)