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*Hi Richard, I got three e-mails regarding Mike Demerest passing.  (Picture of the 15 oz
  coupe with Mike) Gary Brown
*hey gary my name is blu (norm  price III).  I'm mailing you to inform Mike Demerest past
  on the morning of June 23 from a heart attack.  it is no B.S.  please make light to whom-
  ever might remember Mike.  thanx,   blu
*Jack Mendenhall, founder of the Gas Pump Museum in Buellton, CA, and a long time car racer
and landspeed times trial participant, is ill and in serious condition,  has the local hospice in his area.
coming to his home.  Check www.oilstick.com  Obits & Illness for updates on his condition.
*The Annual Gas-Up Party and Dry Lakes Hall of Fame put on by the Gold Coast Roadster
and Racing Club in Santa Barbara County, will be held the last Saturday in September at Jack
Mendenhall's Gas Pump Museum in Buellton, California.  For reservations and further info see
http://www.oilstick.com/event/gasupcost.htm  This event honors the Dry Lake and Bonneville land
speed racers who have dedicated their lives to go as fast as their ingenuity and mechanical skills
would take them.  It is also an opportunity to see the fabulous Gas Pump Museum.  Mark and
Vickie Mendenhall and their family and friends will serve the best Santa Maria Style Tri-Tip
Steak and Beans Bar-B-Cue that you will ever eat.  (From Evelyn Roth)
*Ak Miller was recently honored at a special tribute for his lifetime achievements in car racing at
  the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, CA.  For an update contact the
  editor at Rnparks1@juno.com and ask for AK Miller's Roast, and I will send it to you.  Photos
  will be available on www.oilstick.com in about a week.
*Tony Thompson won his 7th consecutive main event, as well as that many heat wins, last
Saturday night.  Your sister, and my Dad, were in attendance.  Last month Scott, the
announcer, commented that his Uncle Bob would be proud.  Don Kazarian spoke with Tony
and suggested this sprint car school... what do you think?   (Wayne Thompson)
*My nephews son, Tony Thompson, is driving some class of Taxicab at Perris Auto Speed-
way. This is a report from Tony's Dad to let me know how he is doing., I first saw him race
at Orange Show Speedway when he was driving a Honda in the Hornet class.  Uncle Bob
gave him a few tips about navigating a 1/4 mile flat paved oval and how to get around the
guy in front of you. I believe he started sixth in the Dash that night, and won the race. And
I believe he started sixth in the feature and won that one too.  He finished the season as
Rookie of the year and was 3 points shy of winning the Track Championship.  So keep your
eyes out for him because he is a really good driver. Cory's school will certainly help him.  
(Bob Falcon)  Editor's notes: Bob Falcon is the inventor of the shoehorn safety device, and a
long time oval track driver in his own right.  Bob helps out with the racing reunions around the
Southland.  His grandnephew, Tony Thompson, just won his 7th straight race and has one more
race to go to tie for the alltime record of 8 in a row. 
*CNN (Cable News Network) will use Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, for a cable
documentary featuring grassroots dirt track racing with the focus on Dirt Late Model Racing. The
filming will take place on June 25-26.   (Ryan Pearson)
*July 22, 2005, 4th Annual West Coast Stock Car Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony and
Banquet, 5 to 11 pm.  Holiday Inn Monrovia, 924 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
$50 per person, deadline for reservations is July 1, tickets are limited.  2005 West Coast Stock
Car Hall Of Fame Inductees: Allen Adkins, Len Sutton, Sam Hanks, Dick Meyer, Ernie Irvan,
Bob Estes, Vel Miletich, Floyd Johnson, Tom Hamilton, Leon Ruther, Richard Elder, James Rush,
Ron Ail, Harry Schilling and Marion Collins.  Also: NASCAR Grand National, West division
race at Irwindale Speedway July 23, 2005.  Semi-formal attire.  Call 435-635-2257 or email
info@stockcarreunion.com  or website: www.stockcarreunion.com.   (Tim Meyer)
*Legendary engine builder Barney Navarro is still in business and making many of his famous
  parts, including manifolds, hi-dome cylinder heads, nostalgia cylinder heads and much more. For
  those interested please email Kathleen Schaedler at KathySchaedler@aol.com or check out
  Barney's website at www.NavarroEngineering.com for more details.
*2005 Stacker 2® World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule: (Doc Lehman)                                                                                   
  7/2 T.B.A.
  7/3 T.B.A.
  7/6 Delaware International Speedway, Delmar, DE                             
  7/8 Potomac Speedway, Budds Creek, MD                  
  7/9 Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, MD                    
*SCTA/BNI 57th Annual Speed Week, August 13-19 (Vehicle Inspections begin on Aug 12) 
*SCTA/BNI World Finals October 12-15 (Vehicle Inspections begin on Oct 11)
*SCTA El Mirage Dry Lakes (Southern California) Timing Trials schedule:  July 17, Sept 11,
  October 23, November 12-13.
*Perris Auto Dragstrip, Lake Perris, CA, racing schedule for 1/8 mile dragstrip. Racing will take
  place every Friday night and is open to anyone 16-years old or over with a valid registration,
  drivers license and a helmet. Cars, trucks and motorcycles are allowed.  Gates will open at 4 PM
  every Friday with racing from 5-10:30 PM.  Tech will close at 9 PM, and you cannot run if you
  do not go through tech inspections.  Admission: spectators $10, competitors $20. (Kim Donner)
  July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29,
  Aug 5, Aug 12, Aug19, Aug 26,
  Sept 2, Sept 9, Sept 16, Sept 23, Sept 30,
  Oct 21, Oct 28,
  Nov 11, Nov 18.
*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)
  July 2, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars – Firecracker 50 & Fireworks
  July 9, PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Extreme Trucks & SUV’s, Hornets/Cruisers
*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.  All
  dates and times are subject to change:
  July 9, Noon, Street legals
*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.
  July 2  NASCAR Fireworks Night, Super Stocks, Late Models, Mini Stocks, Pick Your Part
            Figure 8s.
  July 9  Super Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, Pure Stocks, West Coast Pro Trucks,
            Dodge Super Trucks.
*July 17, 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)
*August 7 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   
  July 2 Orange Show Speedway, San Bernardino, CA      Broadcast Oct 8, 8PM PST   
*2005 Southern California Top Comp Schedule:   (From Gregg Suyenaga)
  Race 5 August 20 Fontana Mike's Transmission
  Race 6 August 21 Fontana Mike's Transmission
*2005 Goodguys Schedule of Events.  See www.goodguys.com or call 925-838-9876:
  July 1-3, 14th Annual Heartland Nationals, Des Moines, IA
  July 8-10, 8th Annual Goodguys PPG Nationals, Columbus, OH
*Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum Reunions.  Call 909-622-8562
  Sept 30-Oct 2, Automobile Club of Southern California, California Hot Rod Reunion,
     Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, CA
*2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule.
  July 15-17, 26th Annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals, Denver, CO
*2005 King of Indiana Sprint Series Schedule: For info call Mike O’Leary 812-825-9614 or
  July 2, Terre Haute Action Track
*SEMA Club Newsletter is at www.semasan.com
July 1-3, Fontana, CA, SAAC-30, Shelby American Automobile Club  www.saac.com
July 1-3, Des Moines, IA, 14th Heartland Nationals  www.good-guys.com or 925/838-9876
July 2, Grafton, WIS, 15th Rods-n-Relics Car Show www.rodsnrelics.org or 262/242-3834
July 1, St. Louis, MO, GTO Nationals, Gateway GTO Assn of St. Louis www.gatewaygto.com
July 1-3, Waynesville, NC, 38th Auto Show/Flea/Market/Car/Corral davidnorris@hotmail.com
July 1-3, Fontana, CA, SAAC-30, Shelby American Automobile Club, www.saac.com
July 1-3, Des Moines, IA, 14th Heartland Nationals, Goodguys   www.good-guys.com
July 1-4, Worcester, MA, 15th Annual New England Summer Nationals, 508/987-3375
July 2, Grafton, WIS, 15th Rods-n-Relics Car Show, Rods-n-Relics  www.rodsnrelics.org
July 3-4, Star City Motor Madness, Roanoke, Virginia www.starcitymotormadness.com
July 3-4, Roanoke, VA, 4th Annual Star City Motor Madness, www.starcitymotormadness.com
July 4, Eagan, MINN, 3rd Annual Eagan Car Show, Rebel Rods  www.rebelrodscarclub.com
July 4, Kalispell, MONT, Car Show, Rocky Mountain Street Machines  rwillard@bigsky.net
July 4, Xenia, OH, 40th Anniversary Car Show and Swap Meet, 937/372-3405
*Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) 2005 racing schedule:                     
  July 2-3 Portsmouth Raceway Park, 50 laps     
*2005 Crown Royal IROC Series schedule:
  Sept 9, Richmond International Raceway
*2005 Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series schedule (Linda K. Mansfield)
  July 29-31, Barber Motorsports Park, 400 Km
*2005 Nextel Cup Series schedule (NASCAR):
  July 2, Daytona International Speedway
  July10, Chicagoland Speedway       
*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 the 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:
  July 6, Twilight Cruise Night 4:30-8pm.  Top four cars will appear on Nov 14 parade.
  August 3, Twilight Cruise Night 4:30-8pm.  Top four cars will appear on Nov 14 parade.
  Sept 7, Twilight Cruise Night 4:30-8pm.  Top four cars will appear on Nov 14 parade.
  Sept 10-26, Los Angeles County Fair.  Special admission price of only $1.
  Sept 30-Oct 2, California Hot Rod Reunion, Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, California 
  Oct 5, Twilight Cruise Night 4:30-8pm.  Top four cars will appear on Nov 14 parade.
  Nov 2, Twilight Cruise Night 4:30-8pm.  Top four cars will appear on Nov 14 parade. 
  Nov 11, Night of Champions, FREE admission from 6:30-10pm.
  Nov 13, Street Rod Parade, at Pomona Raceway, 9-9:30am.
  Dec 7, Twilight Cruise Night 4:30-8pm.  Annual Holiday toy drive.
*AutoZone Super Chevy Show Tour XXV (AutoStar Productions) 2005 SCHEDULE
  July 14-15-16-17   SBR Indianapolis Raceway Park Indianapolis, IN 
*July 1, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com, AMRA
   Modified Special, "Road Warrior Tour, Triple Crown Challenge." All Classes.   (Dustin Jarrett)
*July 8, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com,
   Regular Show, All Classes.      (Dustin Jarrett)
*Special Reunions and events during the year: 
  Walt and Dottie James' CRA Reunion in January
  Hila Sweet's Car Racers Reunion in April
  Boat Racers Reunion in June       
  Gold Coast Club's Gas-Up Party and Dry Lakes Hall of Fame in September
  Wally Parks' NHRA Motorsports Museum's California Hot Rod Reunion in October
  Don Weaver's Legends of Ascot Reunion in October
*2005 Schedule for the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
  July 8, Test ‘n’ Tune -- 6-10 p.m.
         8, BFGoodrich Midnight Mayhem No. 9 -- 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
        14, Thursday Night Street Wars No. 6 – street-legal grudge drags – 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
        15, GlobePC.com SHOW ‘N’ GO FRIDAYS race No. 3 -- 6 p.m.-midnight.
        16, Jerry’s Nugget Drag Racing Series points race #9 “Pajama Party Classic” 8pm-2am.
New York AB 8130: Requires that all motor vehicles sold in the state of New York must be
equipped with vehicle electronic data recorders. New York AB 8306: Prohibits the use of video
displays within the view of the driver of a vehicle, not including GPS or navigation systems. New
York AB 8521: Prohibits the use and sale of any substance used to cover a license plate in order
to avoid law enforcement.  New York AB 8260: Prohibits window tinting with a light trans-
mittance of less than 70% in sport-utility vehicles. Also deletes existing law that allowed tinting on
rear windows with less than 70% light transmittance.  Massachusetts HB 2438: Establishes an
annual excise tax rate for all new vehicles based on emissions to encourage the purchase of the
least polluting vehicles. Pennsylvania HB 1630: Exempts hybrid vehicles from the requirement
for periodic inspections. Pennsylvania SB 675: Prohibits drivers from using handheld mobile
telephones while operating a vehicle.  Ohio HB 274: Prohibits any person from driving a moving
vehicle while using a mobile telephone without a hands-free device. Also creates the offense of
inattentive driving.  (Jason Tolleson, SEMA Newsletter)
*ERNIE IRVAN: (from Tim Meyer) Born: Jan 13, '59, Salinas, CA. Married with 2 children. 15
career NASCAR Winston Cup victories, 22 career NASCAR Winston Cup pole positions, 68
Top-5's and 124 Top-10's and over $11 million in career earnings.  Made NASCAR Winston Cup
debut at Richmond International Raceway on September 13, 1987. First pole position came in 65th
attempt at 1990 Valleydale Meats 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  First win came in 79th start at
the 1990 Busch 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Won the 1991 Daytona 500 driving for Morgan-
McClure Motorsports. Finished a career best fifth in Winston Cup driver points in 1991. Suffered
horrific crash at Michigan Speedway in 1994 while driving for Robert Yates Racing, made a mira-
culous recovery and returned to racing at the end of the 1995 season with two top10 performances. 
Led the most miles in the 1994 season despite competing in only 20 events.  Returned to victory
lane in 1996 with wins at New Hampshire and Richmond. HONORS: 1993 Super Ford Magazine
Driver of the Year, 1994 True Value Hard Charger, 1994 Mike Rich Memorial Award, 1994
Maxwell House Spirit Award, 1995 "Winston Cup Scene" Top Story of the Year, 1995 Maxwell
House Spirit Award, 1995 Arete Award for Courage in Sports (Professional Division), 1996
Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharius Courage Award, 1996 AP Parts Meet the Challenge Award,
1998 Selected as one of NASCAR Top 50 Drivers, 2001 Selected as a Torchbearer for 2002
Olympics, 2002 Inductee into the Stock Car Hall of Fame, 2002 Voted by MSNBC Top Ten
Greatest Sports Comebacks of all time.
*A History of the Oakland Speedway 1931-1941 by Tom Motter
All of the stock car races held at the Oakland Speedway occurred after the AAA pulled out of the
West Coast in January 1936.  The one notable exception was an AAA Championship Stock Car
race held on May 6, 1934.  In 1936, Charlie Curryer and his American Racing Association (ARA)
took over the sanctioning of almost all of the races  held at the track until its closure in 1941. Those
races included all of the “Big Car” races held at Oakland plus eight Stock Car races that varied in
length from 200 to 300 miles on the big, one-mile track.  Mostly, these stock car (and in some
cases, pick-up trucks) races were exciting (lots of crashes) and most of the drivers came from the
local Big Car ranks.  The greatest attraction, however, was the fact that now the fans could see
examples of their own “family buggy” being driven by daredevil drivers at speeds that usually were-
n’t possible on the streets and highways of everyday America. Curryer, a promoting genius, pro-
moted his first three races (Big Cars) on the Oakland track beginning in March 1936.  Knowing
that almost all race fans’ interest in racing usually peaks during the annual Memorial Day, 500-mile
race at Indianapolis, he decided this would be a perfect time to present his first major Stock Car
racing program to Oakland fans. 
200 Mile Stock Car Race
On the back page of the June 1, 1936 program for Curryer’s first “Pacific Coast Stock Car
Championship” race was the following announcement: “Today you fans of the Oakland Speed-
way are witnessing one outstanding racing event of the year in this 200 mile Stock Car Race.
Eclipsed only by the 500 Mile Classic at Indianapolis this year this event has taken on major
importance, and throughout the entire country the results are being watched very closely.”
The entry list included most of the big-name local drivers: Fred Agabashian, Les Dreisbach, Herk
Edwards, Lynn Deister, Al Chasteen, Lloyd “Lucky” Logan and John Lotarocca.  Heading a list
of drivers from southern California were Tex Peterson, Wally Pankratz, and Rajo Jack. Tex
Peterson, driving a Ford, held the lead for the first 40 or so laps but lost it to Rajo Jack (also in a
Ford roadster) at about the 50th lap.  Peterson again took the lead and held it until the halfway
mark when Clint Parder took over (but not for long). On the 100th lap Rajo Jack, along with riding
mechanic Bill Walker, rolled over three times and crashed out of the track.  Neither man was hurt,
but the race car was totaled.  The most cheered driver of the race was Al Chasteen, driving a Ford
pickup truck complete with cab and pickup bed.  On the 162nd cap, he broke a front axle and
spent 14 laps in the pits for repairs.  Upon his return to the track, he received as much applause as
Deister at the finish line.  From the 114th lap on it was Lynn Deister, at the wheel of his Ford road-
ster, leading all the way to the checkered flag.  Sharing the accolades with Deister at the finish line
was riding mechanic, “Boots” Archer.  Finishing behind Deister were Driesbach, Prankratz, Logan,
Edwards, Foss, Lotarocca, Tex Peterson, Wilbur, Agabashian, and Parker.  Deister’s winning time
for the 200-mile grind was 2 hours, 53 minutes, 2.6 seconds for a race average speed of 69.34mph.
Charlie’s Rule Book
Stock car racing, a’ la Charlie Curryer’s ARA rules, made for a good show. Any race promoter
worth his salt knows that rules must sometimes by bent. Curryer’s “National Stock Car Champion-
ship” race held on September 20, 1936 proved the point. Thirty cars and drivers filed entry forms;
the rules said that only twenty cars would start the 250-mile race.  Twenty-one cars took the green
flag that Sunday afternoon.  The entry form stated that only six cars of any make could start the
race; twelve of the starters were Fords.  Rules stated that all cars had to be in “factory-stock”
configuration; most cars had extra heavy-duty shock absorbers/steering knuckles and other
suspension parts.  the winning car had a modified carburetor and was ultimately disqualified, but
only by a vote of the rest of the drivers, not the rule book.  As in the race held the previous
Memorial Day, most of the drivers were local boys, mostly all members of Curryer’s ARA.  Once
again, as in the previous race, there were several drivers from southern California, most noticeable,
Rajo Jack (in the same Ford that he’d crashed in the earlier race). Absent from the starting line-up
was Freddie Agabashian who was tied with Art Armstrong for the points lead in the ARA.  The
winner of this race would gain 250 points, and had either one of them won the race it would have
been enough to win the 1936 Season Championship!
Parker Disqualified, Criss wins!
Clint Parker, driving a Ford roadster, took the checkered flag first with a winning time of 3 hours,
38 minutes, 5.6 seconds, ahead of Ernie Criss driving a Ford pickup.  After a protest filed by third
place finisher Frank Phillips, the Inspection Committee found Parker’s carburetor to be “touched
up.”  In a most unusual procedure, the winner of the 250-mile event was determined by a vote of
all twenty of the drivers entered in the race.  When polled, eleven drivers voted to award Ernie
Criss the win, eight voted for Parker and one driver sustained. All finisher’s moved up one position,
and Parker was disqualified from the race. In 1937 Charlie Curryer again chose the Memorial Day
weekend to stage his big, “National Stock Car Championship” race.  This time, however, it was to
be a 300-miler!  And once again, the field was filled with mostly ARA drivers, out to gain (or
protect) points accumulated in their run for the year-end ARA Championship. By now, many of the
drivers had figured out that there were certain advantages to using Ford’s 1/2 ton pickup as the
“car” of choice for these long, grueling stock car races.  First of all, the pickups had a much larger
radiator than the passenger coupes or roadsters and this solved the ever-present overheating
problem of the long races.  Secondly, the pickup came stock with beefier suspension parts (axles,
springs, steering and shock absorbers), which offered a major advantage over the stock suspension
parts of the non-pickup entries in the races. Ernie Criss, winner of the September 1936 race, again
entered with a pickup. Rajo Jack, always a contender at the Oakland Speedway, switched from
his regular Ford roadster to a Ford pickup.  Paul Swedburg, an up and coming local midget racer,
also entered with a Ford pickup. Other entries included Joe Wilbur, Dan Harrison, Bob Frame
(son of Indy 500 winner Fred Frame), Charlie Thom, and Les Dreisbach in a Ford Roadster, along
with co-driver Gordan Van Wyck, came in third.
Changes at the Speedway for 1938
In 1938, Charlie Curryer, head of the ARA became a managing Officer of the Oakland Speed-
way association, Inc. For the entire existence of the Speedway, Lynn Mathewson had held that
position.  Now it appeared that Curryer would not only head the major race sanctioning body at
the track (the ARA) but would also be in charge of general operations of the entire track as well. 
In the race program for a May 1938 Big Car race, Lynn Mathewson is not the manager of the
Oakland Speedway.  In his place are listed the names of Charles Curryer, Ray E. Cook and P.I.
Idleman.  An article in the same program alludes to this change in management.  On June 5, 1938,
Charllie Curryer held a 250-mile stock car race on the Oakland Mile.  Fred Agabashian, ARA’s
1937 Points Champion, driving a Chysler, won the race, in 3 hrs. 26 mins, and 10.25 seconds. 
Following “Aggie” across the finish line were Ernie Criss, Wally Pankratz, and Jerry Piper.
*June 25, Wayne County Speedway, Orrville, Ohio race results from Ryan Pearson. Wayne
  County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every
  Saturday night. WCS is just east of Wooster, and 15 miles west of Massillon, on US Route
  30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330-682-7435 (track),
  or see www.waynecountyspeedway.com.   Super Late Models Main-Eric Myers, Ryan
  Markham, Doug Drown, Dave Wirt, Jerry Miller, Charlie Duncan, George Lee II, Clint Coffman,
  Blaine Aber, JR Gentry.  RPM Motorsports Modifieds Main-Took Wiles, Rob Stambaugh, R.
  Bruce Miller, Jay Howe, Mitchell Lam, Rory Reed, Randy Ridgeway, Rob Cutlip, Gary
  McGregor, David Liles.   Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks Main-Fred Snyder, Troy
  Anderson, Jose Marsh, Tim Myers, Todd Werntz, Keith Tish, Donna Gentry, Jeremy Lynch,
  Chad Craver.
*King of Indiana Sprint Series, Paragon Speedway, June 25, 2005 (55 cars)-B Main #1-A.J.
  Anderson, Dave Darland, Matt Neely, Casey Shuman, Eric Zellner.  B Main #2-Scotty Weir,
  Kyle Cummins, Rick Waltman, Jeremy Warren, Devin Priddy.  Feature 30 laps-Kent Christian,
  Justin Marvel, Dave Darland, Jon Sciscoe, Kevin Briscoe, Brad Sweet, John Wolfe, Scott
  Townsend, A. J. Anderson, Bill Rose.  (Mike O'Leary)
*KISS (King of Indiana Sprint Series) Standings after June 25-Dave Darland 478, Justin Marvel
  474, Kent Christian 433, Dickie Gaines 403, AJ Anderson 378, John Wolfe 369, Jon Stanbrough
  326, Jon Sciscoe 275, Matt Neely 260, Brad Sweet 251, Brandon Petty 250, Marc Arnold 234,
  Shane Cottle 232, Kevin Briscoe 230.  (Mike O'Leary)
*Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, June 21, 2005, Davenport (Iowa) Speedway.   Quad
  Cities Challenge-Brian Birkhofer, Earl Pearson, Jr, Dan Schlieper, Scott James, Don O'Neal,
  Brian Harris, Donnie Moran, Terry English, Denny Eckrich, Matt Miller, Freddy Smith, Tim
  Dohm, Trent Follmer, Gary Webb, Kerry Hansen, Tim Lance, Jay Johnson, Jeff Larson, Billy
  Moyer Jr, Darren Miller, Steve Boley, Nick Marolf, Johnny Johnson.  (James Essex)
*If you have a ticket stub from the recent USGP (United States Grand Prix) race at Indianapolis,
  Indiana, where only 6 cars raced, you can trade it in for this Saturday's Irwindale Speedway,
  Irwindale, CA, Stock car race.  See the ticket manager at the track.  (Doug Stokes)
*Results for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, June 25, 2005, Belleville High Banks, Belleville,
  Kansas.  Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno B-Main-Freddy Smith, Raymond Merrill, Larry
  McDaniels, Ryan McAninch, Steve Foster, Jerrod Reimer, Rusty Miller, Steven Kempt, Tim
  Dohm  Jayhawk 50 A-Main-Matt Miller, Earl Pearson, Jr., Brian Birkhofer, Steve Kosiski,
  Brady Smith, Delbert Smith, Donnie Moran, Terry Phillips, Johnny Bone, Jr., Billy Murphy, Mike
  Wiarda, Don O'Neal, Freddy Smith, Kyle Berck, Ryan McAninch, Raymond Merrill, Al
  Humphrey, Earl Kinderknecht, Craig Preble, Scott James, Kelly Boen, Tim Dohm, Steve Foster
  (James Essex)
*Perris Auto Speedway, Lake Perris, CA racing results for June 24, 2005: SUPER STOCKS-
  Dennis Wooldridge, Brian Pannone, Henry Wesolowski Jr, John Caley, Ed Perry.  STREET
  STOCKS-Rich Barr, Kevin Busher, Jeremy Queener, Joe Shuagis, Jim Coates.  EXTREME
  TRUCKS & SUV’S-Mike Hixson, Bill Bartel, Kenny Mann, Jeff Dunham, Doug Aldredge.
  HORNETS-Tony Thompson, Kris Stauffacher, Bobby Hogerhuis, Aaron Knox, Mark Howison.
  (Scott Daloisio and Kim Donner)
*Race Summary for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, June 25, 2005, Junction Motor
  Speedway, McCool Junction, Nebraska: Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno B Main-Tim Dohm,
  Johnny Bone, Jr., Raymond Merrill, Scott Daly, Earl Kinderknecht, Craig Muirhead, Jerrod
  Reimer, Edd Huxoll, Jeremy Bishop, Mike Danburg.  PPM Racing Products B Main-Eddie
  Moore, Bo Egge, Rayn McAninch, SteveFoster, Mike Wiarda, Dan Jackson, Bill Koons, Rusty
  Miller, Brad Fortney, Billy Murphy, Craig Preble.  King of the Hill Shootout A Main 50 Laps-
  Don O'Neal, Brian Birkhofer, Matt Miller, Kelly Boen, Steve Kosiski, Earl Pearson, Jr., Scott
  James, Brady Smith, Freddy Smith, Donnie Moran, Johnny Bone, Jr., Al Humphrey, Raymond
  Merrill, Eddie Moore, Kyle Berck, Delbert Smith, Larry McDaniels, Gary Gorby, Earl
  Kinderknecht, Tim Dohm, Terry Phillips, Bo Egge.  (James Essex)
*Wayne County Speedway, Orrville, Ohio, race results for June 26, 2005: American Payroll
  Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models B Main #1-Ryan Markham, George Lee II,Clint Jameson,
  Jerry Miller, Eric Smitley, JR Gentry, Jeff Wages, Jeff Wright, DJ Miller, Chet Alexander. 
  B Main #2-Cory Conley, Dave Hornikel, Rick Bond, Justin Chance, Jeremy Canada, Clint
  Coffman, Blaine Aber, Rick Conley Jr, Randy Pollock.  A-Main (Feature)-Brian Ruhlman, Doug
  Drown, Keith Berner, Eric Myers, Bart Hartman, Mark Banal, DJ Cline, Mark Gardiner, Wayne
  Maffett Jr, George Lee II.  RPM Motorsports Modifieds (32 cars) B Main #1-Rob Stambaugh,
  Mike Skeens, Norm Aronhalt, Bob Shelhorn, Ted Beaver, Justin Morey, Gary McGregor.  Main
  (Feature)-Rocky Kugel, Took Wiles, Jay Howe, Mitchell Lam, David Liles, Rory Reed, Michael
  Basich, Mike Skeens, Ernie Scott, Ron Clonch.  Fast Qualifier-Andy Parks 23.397 (New Track
  Record).  Heat #1-Andy Parks, Josh Robinson, Willard Yarnell, Matt Wohlford, Greg Miller,
  Mitchell Johnson, Jeremy Lucas, Mitch Reichard, Josh Gentry, Jeff Darr.  B Main #1- Jeremy
  Lucas, Travis Gray, Trevor Phillips, Edwin McCalmont, Bryan Baker Sr, Mitch Reichard, Josh
  Gentry, Mitchell Johnson, Darrell Taylor Jr.  A-Main (Feature)-Dale Beckett Jr, Josh Robinson,
  Jeff Thiel, Henry Britton, Nick Smith, Mike Snyder, Brad Hensel, Trevor Phillips, Neil Nisly,
  Matt Wohlford.  (Ryan Pearson)
*July 25, 2005, Irwindale (CA) Speedway race results: PICK-YOUR-PART FIGURE 8s Main-
  Jesse James, Steve Stewart, Earl Cox, Robbie Stutzel, Sean Hansen, Harry Kuenniger, Jerry
  Toporek, Rod Proctor, Tony Curtis, Don Rogers.  JASPER WEST COAST PRO TRUCKS
  Main-Chris Johnson, Staudinger, Rick Wall, Don Helgeson, Robert Leininger, Todd Cameron,
  Buddy Antunez, Roger Harder, Ron Mongenel, Cecil Phelps, Ivan Arias, Jeff Williams, Barry
  Kelperis, Jr, Tim McMillin, Neil Conrad.  VISTA PAINT SUPER STOCKS Main-Sloan, Ed
  Dazzo, Eric Sunness, Greg Crutcher, Bryan Harrell, Robin Bourgeois, Steve Smith, Steve
  Gilmore, Rick Crow, Lee Ladd, Jeff Grill, Randy Jackson, Kenny Brown, Robert Dezarov,
  Garry Howell, Keith Wood, Victor Wu, Tim Gardner, Bill Shoemaker, Eric Virta, Richard
  Hansen, Rich Paez, Rich DeLong III, Roy Moore.  DODGE SUPER TRUCKS Main-Cory
  Fancy, Peterson, Dave Blankenship, Darren Sigwing, Bob Barker, Scott Fortier, Matt Saied,
  Dave Scarcella, Danny Mathus, Ryan Fortier, Randy Colling, Dante Cerchio, Josh Barker,
  Logan Henson, Joe Anderson, Tim Doyle, Pat Mintey, Jr, Ken Bryan, Paul Brennan, Ken
  Maler, Rick Miller.  LUCAS OIL SUPER LATE MODELS Main-Todd Southwell, Phipps,
  Mike Price, Jim McGill, Russell White, Nathan Wulff, Scott Conaway, Dan O'Donnell, Gary
  Jenkins, Stephen Peace, Ed Hoffman, Dan Moore, Dennis Arena, Scott Calvin, Kevin O'Connell,
  Andy Coyle, Brian Dryer, Rod Johnson, David Ross, Ron Esau, Brandon Loverock, Dean Cato,
  Mike Mulhall, Mark Perry.  (Tim Kennedy)
*Race Summary, Brownstown Speedway, Richmond, KY, June 25, 2005.  O'Reilly NARA
  Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series:  B-Main #1-Doug Ault, Matt Huddleston, CJ Rayburn,
  Whitney McQueary, Wayne Chinn, Rickey Riggle, Rick Sowders, Dusty Chapman,Gary Harden,
  Chris Combs, Derek Ramp, Ryan Eads, Mark Barber, Rick Burton.  B-Main #2-Tyrel Todd,
  Mark Kinser, Ernie Barrow, Jeff Wilson, Shannon Reed, Blake Chinn, Mike Luna, Brent
  Londeree, Randy Riggle, Charles Ross, Jason Hinkle, Brian Wilhite.  40-Lap Lee Fleetwood
  Memorial- Steve Barnett, Mike Jewell, Brad Neat, Tim Tungate, Steve Godsey, Michael
  England, Aaron Hatton, Tyrel Todd, Josh Williams, Mark Barber, Brad Barrow, Doug Ault,
  CJ Rayburn, Frankie Coomer, Matt Huddleston, Chris Combs, Dan Sturgeon, Whitney
  McQueary, Mark Kinser, Ernie Barrow, Justin Blackwell.  (Dustin Jarrett)
*July 3, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Muskingum County Speedway, Zanesville, OH.
*July 2, O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series, Sitka, KY 201 Speedway. 
  It will be the series' 7th ever appearance at 201 Speedway located near Paintsville, KY.
*July 2, NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modifieds, Lake Cumberland Speed-
  way, Burnside, KY. See www.naradirtcar.com.  (Dustin Jarrett and Matt Noonan)
*June 25, 2005.  Race Summary, Florence Speedway, Union, KY.  NARA Battle of the Blue-
  grass Open Wheel Modifieds B-Main #1-Don Lamb, Doug Adkins, Adam Cole, Josh
  Weinmann, Danny MaGee, Richard Tolson, Ron Perkins, Greg Truster, Jordan Whitaker, David
  Wells, Larry Moreland Sr., Keith Denny, Kevin Copher, Shon Flanary, Chris Riehle, Ron
  MaGee.  Main #2-Brent Mullins, Greg Beem, Matt Smallwood, Tim Moore, Russ Gabbert,
  Hank Bradley, Josh Scott, Kevin Cradler, Jason Perry, SCotty Kincaid, Ray Bradford, Nick
  Kurtz, Ray Coffman, Dustin Linville.  30-Lap A Main-Billy Vaughn, David McWilliams, Ted
  Nobbe, Brent Mullins, Joey Kramer, Doug Adkins, Kevin Hartman, Don Adams, Jerry Lawson,
  Mike Stacy, Eric Edwards, Matt Smallwood, Justin Rattliff, Kelly Warren, David Spille, Brandon
  Green, Ron Jolliff Jr, Larry Moreland Sr, Don Lamb, Adam Cole, Greg Beem, Hank Bradley,
  Chad Kinder, Tim Moore, Bruce Gould III.
*Valvoline USAC/CRA Point Standings, Perris Automotive Speedway, Lake Perris, CA: Rip
  Williams 992, Damion Gardner 913, Cory Kruseman 844, Mike Kirby 842, Charles Davis Jr
  826, Rickie Gaunt 712, Tony Jones 513, Alan Ballard 402, Mike Spencer 479, Seth Wilson 476.
  (Scott Daloisio and Kim Donner)
*June 27, Wayne County Speedway, Ohio Sprint Speedweek Pete Jacobs Memorial B Main-
  Nick Mulheim, Aaron Shaffer, Jamie Martin, Ed Neumeister, Rodney Morgan, David Dickson,
  Danny Mumaw, Jac Neville, Richard Livingston, Nick Patterson.  A Main-Todd Kane, Jamie
  Martin, Andrew Palker, David Harrison, Brian Smith, Rodney Morgan, Rick Logan, David
  Dickson, Jeff Banyas, Aaron Shaffer.   Super Late Models A Main Feature-Dave Wirt, Doug
  Drown, Charlie Duncan, Rusty Schlenk, George Lee II, Clint Coffman, Eric Myers, Eric Smitley,
  Blaine Aber, JR Gentry.