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*July 4th, 2005 - We lost Jack Mendenhall this morning. See www.oilstick.com.  (Evelyn Roth)
  Editor's notes: Jack Mendenhall and his family and friends created the Museum of Gasoline
  Pumps in Buellton, California. The Gold Coast Roadster and Racing Club uses this Museum
  to hold their Annual Gas-Up Party and Dry Lakes Hall of Fame Bar-B-Que and Awards
  ceremony.  Jack organized the Security Team at Black Rock Desert in 1997, for the British
  and American attempts at the Land Speed Record.  He was involved in Jalopy, stock car, oval
  track, drag and landspeed racing throughout a fabled career.  His car, The Pea Soup Andersen
  Special is on display at the Vic Edelbrock Museum in Torrance.  A restored Jalopy, owned by
  Pete Van Eiderstein, was named in Mendenhall's honor and is on display at the Wally Parks
  NHRA Motorsports Museum, in Pomona, California.  Jack was a member of the SCTA/BNI
  200 MPH Club, and a member of the Dry Lakes Hall of Fame. His museum is one of the best
  in the world in depicting signs, globe faces and gas pumps from the early decades of American
  motoring representing what garages and service stations were like.  His collections have been
  displayed in the Petersen Automotive Museum and other exhibits throughout California. For
  all of his achievements, the one that we will remember the most about Jack will be the twinkle in
  his eyes and the good natured way he treated people.  He was a generous man and a gentleman
  who made everyone feel welcomed and appreciated.  See www.oilstick.com for funeral or
  memorial services and schedules. Richard Parks
*We all thought it would be a nice gesture if the whole country would set off a load of fire-
  works, in his memory, today. He sure did enjoy setting his off on the 4th of July. (W. Scott)
Jack Mendenhall Funeral Services July 9, 2005, 11am at the Oak Hill Cemetery, 2560
  Baseline Avenue, Solvang, CA.  In Lieu of Flowers donations to the Mendenhall Museum
  and the Gold Coast Racers, P.O. Box 1692, Buellton, California  93427.  Reception at the
  Museum following the services.  Mendenhall Petroleum Museum, 24 Zaca Street, Buellton,
  CA 93427 (Evelyn Roth)  Street Rods suggested and encouraged.
*Talked to Norm Grant today. His wife passed away the June 27.  Seems on his return from
  Father's Day, he rushed her to the Hospital & she never returned home from that day on. 
  Norm said it's been 10 years that she was fighting Cancer.  Tomorrow Wed. 6th, Norm is
  having an MRI on his back.  He at this point can't walk & is using a wheel chair.   (Steve
  McElroy)  Editor's notes: Our condolences to Norm Grant and his family on the loss of his wife.
*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.  July dates are:
  July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29.  (Kim Donner)
*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)
*The IAMA rule and entry forms for 2005 contest are now ready as a printable PDF at:
  http://www.aztexcorp.com/expressionengine/index.php/autoawards.  The International
  Automotive Media Awards
updates are also listed on that website.  (Walter Haessner)
*Received this favorable salt report from Ray Kelsey with the Salt Lake BLM today. You might
  also mention that we have a tentative date to do our "Pre-Trip" to lay out our courses for this
  years events. It looks like the week of July 18th. (Tentative only) Thanks Mike Waters
  "I was out on the salt just yesterday. It looks to me like the salt is in better shape this year
  than last. Coverage around the end of the access road looks better this year. There was no
  standing water anywhere except a few small holes but the salt was still very slushy because
  of remaining moisture. But I think that will dry up pretty well in the next month. Looking
  forward to this year's events. Good luck."  Ray Kelsey, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Salt
  Lake Field Office, Bureau of Land Management.
*Wayne County Speedway, Orrville, Ohio. The 2nd Wayne County Speedway Faster Pastor
  race is scheduled for July 9. The 1st Faster Pastor went to Doug Wantz of Chippewa Church
  of the Brethren. Almost 500 food items were collected and donated to the Creston Salvation
  Army.  The pastors racing are Russ Ward from the North Stewart Road Church of God in
  Mansfield; Glen Coblentz from the Longenecker Mennonite Church in Winesburg. Glen Caudill
  from the West Salem Church of God in West Salem; Duane Detweiler from the Fairlawn
  Mennonite Church in Apple Creek and Chris Troupe from the Emanuel Baptist Church in Big
  Prairie. (Ryan Pearson)
*2005 Stacker 2. World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule: (Doc Lehman)                           
  7/8 Potomac Speedway, Budds Creek, MD                  
  7/9 Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, MD                    
  7/12 Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH                          
  7/22 Memphis Motorsports Park, Memphis, TN                         
  7/23 Tri-State Speedway, Pocola, OK                           
  7/26 I-44 Speedway, Lebanon, MO                         
  7/29-30 Red River Valley Speedway, Fargo, ND     
*Hot Rod Magazine TV will show the Top Speed Challenge we put on in April. Should be
  fairly entertaining (it's on the Outdoor Live Network).  The guy tried to shoot around my
  Diet Coke but he eventually got over it.  Since we were running the meet our cars aren't
  there...but it's a nice show on Maxton and the ECTA.  Keith Turk                
*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.
*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 9, PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Extreme Trucks & SUV's, Hornets/Cruisers
  July 16, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
  July 23, PASSCAR Super Stocks/Street Stocks/Hornets/IMCA Modifieds/Lightning Sprint Cars
  July 30, Ramona Tire Street Stocks, RWD Extreme Trucks & SUV's, CarQuest Hornets and
            the Pick-A-Part 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
  July 16-17, 7am, AAA Auto Club Jr Dragsters #7 & #8
  July 23-24, 8am, Summit Series Team #7 & #8, SCEDA
  July 30, TBA, Battle of the Imports
*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 9  Super Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, Pure Stocks, West Coast Pro Trucks,
            Dodge Super Trucks.
  July 16  Super Stocks, Late Models, Mini Stocks, Bandoleros, Speed Trucks Challenge,
            Legend Cars.
  July 23  Grand National Division West Series 150, Late Models, Dodge Super Trucks.
  July 30  Super Late Models Twin 50s,  Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks,
            Dodge Super Trucks, Legend Cars.
*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)
*July 3, Muskingum County Speedway, Zanesville, OH, Don O'Neal won the 6th Lucas Oil
  Late Model Dirt Series Creno's Pizza 50 lap race.  (James Essex)
*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.   3 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 racing/television schedule (Pacific Standard Time):
  2004 "Season Review"       Saturday, July 9th @ 8:00 PM
      Repeat: Monday, July 11th @ 11:00 PM
  2005 "Season Preview"       Saturday, July 16th @ 8:00 PM
      Repeat: Monday, July 18th @ 11:00 PM
  March 26th     Irwindale Speedway    Saturday, July 23rd  @ 8:00 PM
      1/2 mile oval, Los Angeles, CA    Repeat: Monday, July 25th @ 11:00 PM
  April 9th     Las Vegas Motor Speedway   Saturday, July 30th  @ 8:00 PM
       3/8 mile oval, Las Vegas, NV    Repeat: Monday, August 1st  @ 11:00 PM 
  April 23rd      Mesa Marin Raceway    Saturday, August 6th  @ 8:00 PM
      1/2 mile oval, Bakersfield, CA    Repeat: Monday, August 8th @ 11:00 PM
  May 7th     Las Vegas Motor Speedway   Saturday, August 13th @ 8:00 PM
      3/8 mile oval, Las Vegas, NV    Repeat: Monday, August 15th @ 11:00 PM
  May 28th      Mesa Marin Raceway    Saturday, August 20th @ 8:00 PM
      1/2 mile oval, Bakersfield, CA    Repeat: Monday, August 22nd @ 11:00 PM
  June 4th     Las Vegas Motor Speedway   Saturday, August 27th @ 8:00 PM
      3/8 mile oval, Las Vegas, NV    Repeat: Monday, August 29th @ 11:00 PM
  June 18th     Mesa Marin Raceway    Saturday, September 24th @ 8:00 PM
      1/2  mile oval, Bakersfield, CA    Repeat: Monday, Sept. 26th @ 11:00 PM
  July 2nd     Orange Show Speedway    Saturday, October 8th @ 8:00 PM
      1/4  mile oval, San Bernardino, CA    Repeat Broadcast: TBA
  July 16th     Irwindale Speedway    Saturday, October 22nd @ 8:00 PM
      1/2 mile oval, Los Angeles, CA    Repeat Broadcast: TBA
*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 8-10, 8th Annual Goodguys PPG Nationals, Columbus, OH
  July 15-17, 18th Annual Pacific Northwest Nationals, Puyallup, WA
*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
  July 22-24, 18th Annual Carquest Auto Parts National, Seattle, WA
  July 29-31, 18th Annual Fram Autolite Nationals, Sonoma, CA
*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.
*SEMA Club Newsletter is at www.semasan.com
  July 8-10, Duluth, MINN, 33rd North Shore Rod Run, Vintage Times Car Club 715/392-4142
  July 8-10, Columbus, OH, 8th Goodguys Nationals, Goodguys www.good-guys.com
  July 8-10, Carlisle, PA, Carlisle All Chrysler Nationals, 717/ 43-7855
  July 8-10, Iola, WIS, Iola Old Car Show/Swap Meet, Olds Club Wisc wioldsclub@wi.rr.com
  July 9, Carlton, MINN, Black Bear Casino 9th Car Show, www.blackbearcasinohotel.com
  July 10, Greece, NY, 2005 Annual Show-n-Shine Picnic, 585/225-4324
  July 10, Guilford, CONN, 13th Annual Corvette Show and Swap, www.clubcorvettect.com
  July 12-16, Greenville, SC, 33rd POCI Convention, Pontiac-Oakland Club www.poci.org
  July 12-16, Burbank, CA, Hooray for Hollywood, 36th Annual National Meet, 818/843-6000
  July 13-17, Seattle, WA, Oldsmobile Nationals, http://2005.oldsnationals.com/
*Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) 2005 racing schedule:             
  Aug 5-6 Brushcreek Motorsports,                              
  Aug 20, Hagerstown Speedway Conococheague, 50 laps  
  Raindate Oct 21-23 See macs1@verizon.net and  http://www.macsracing.com, (Andy Geesey) 
*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)
  July 29-31, Barber Motorsports Park, 400 Km
*2005 Nextel Cup Series schedule (NASCAR):
  July10, Chicagoland Speedway       
  July 17, New Hampshire International Speedway
  July 24, Pocono 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 afascinating 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 21-22-23-24   Maple Grove Raceway FBR & LCR Reading, PA
  July 29-30-31  SBR New England Dragway T Epping, NH
*July 8, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com,
   Regular Show, All Classes.      (Dustin Jarrett)
*July 15, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com,
   4-Cylinder Special. "TORNADO 20." All Classes.      (Dustin Jarrett)
*July 22, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com,
   Regular Show, All Classes.      (Dustin Jarrett)
*July 29, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com,
   "POWDER PUFF,"  4-Cylinder and Pure Stock ONLY.  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 pm
         8,   BF Goodrich Midnight Mayhem #9 -- 10pm-2am.
        14,  Thursday Night Street Wars #6 street-legal grudge drags 8pm-1am.
        15,  GlobePC.com SHOW N GO FRIDAYS race #3 -- 6pm-midnight.
        16,  Jerry's Nugget Drag Racing Series points race #9 Pajama Party Classic 8pm-2am.
        22,  Test n Tune  6-10 pm
        22,  BF Goodrich Midnight Mayhem #10 -- 10 pm-2am
*On September 2, 1973, the 17th short track race of the year, tragedy was to strike again. Pat
, the 42-year-old NASCAR track steward for the event from Long Beach, was struck
  and killed instantly. The mishap occurred when a pack of 14 cars running together had one of the
  lead cars blow an engine, dumping oil onto the track. Several of the cars lost control and spun,
  hitting each other and spinning into the infield. George Jefferson of Naches, Washington, crew
  chief for driver Harry Jefferson, was struck by one car and Pattison ran to help him. Pattison
  was hit by another car and thrown approximately 60 feet. He was pronounced dead on arrival at
  the local hospital. Jefferson suffered two broken legs, facial lacerations, a broken jaw and internal
  injuries. Pat Pattison was born in the Bronx, New York, on March 4, 1931 and had an active
  racing career in Islip, New York. After the second World War, he was a factory rider for Indian
  motorcycles and a stock car racer until physical injuries curtailed his racing careers.  His wife,
  Jenny Pattison, was an important part of West Coast racing, working from the scoring booths.
  She stayed with it a year or so after Pat's death. His son John is currently a full-time official with
  the NASCAR West, Grand National Series.  West Coast Stock Car Hall Of Fame is at
  www.stockcarreunion.com.  (Tim Meyer Racing News West)
*The next two Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series events at The Strip at Las
  Vegas Motor Speedway will have later starting times in order to help racers and fans beat the
  summer heat. On July 16, The Strip will present its 2nd Annual Pajama Party.  All class winners
  will receive a custom bathrobe & LVMS teddy bear. All spectators arriving at the track dressed
  in their pajamas will be admitted for $3.  Gates will open at 5pm, with time trials at 8pm & racing
  at 11pm. The late-night events have become some of the most popular races for Jerry's Nugget
  Championship Drag Racing Series.  The Aug 13 Late-night Special will run from 8pm-2am. Call
  702-632-8213 or www.lvms.com or www.lvmsstrip.com. (John Bisci)
*Dirt America WCS Hall of Fame photos: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com  (Doc Lehman)
*KISS (King of Indiana Sprint car Series points standings as of 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)
*July 3, Pike's Peak Int'l Raceway, Colorado Springs, CO, Star Mazda race results: Robbie
  Pecorari placed first and Graham Rahal finished second in a photo finish. (Linda K. Mansfield)
*The Longest Season: 1972. By Tim Meyer. The final points standings had Lee Elder 40 points
  ahead of Hershel McGriff, and an unprecedented fourth championship. Plymouth won the
  Manufacturer's Championship with 15 wins, while Dodge captured the other 12 events. Only six
  cars had been able to start all 30 races. Elder won an amazing $56,000, which included $10,000
  Championship money from Winston, and a sizeable purse and winnings of the Golden State 400
  at Riverside International Raceway. McGriff weighed in at $37,700, with Dick Bown $20,000
  and Jack McCoy $21,700.  Remember this was 1972, when the average yearly income was
  $11,800. A new home cost a little over $27,000 and new cars averaged $3,853.  This was the
  first year of competition for the Grand National East, when the Winston Cup division had separ-
  ated the short tracks off their schedule. And their first champion was Neil Soapy Castles. The
  longest season was over now, and ageless 45-year-old Hershel McGriff had a fantastic season
  battling Ray Elder for the championship right down to the wire and winning 12 races, bringing his
  Winston West Total to 18.  Elder had a fantastic year as we, doing what most people consid-
  ered impossible: winning his fourth straight GNW title-the first man to ever do so. Elder won
  seven races during the year, to bring his career total to 31, second only to Jack McCoy's 35.
  Carl Adams, billed as the 30-year-old bachelor from Lemon Grove, California, was Rookie of
  the Year (6th overall in points), after starting 28 of 30 races, barely edging out Bill Butts of El
  Cajon and Sonny Easley of Van Nuys.  For more info on the West Coast Stock Car Hall Of
  Fame contact: Tim Meyer, 435-635-2257  www.stockcarreunion.com, Racing News West
*July 2, Wayne County Speedway, Orrville Ohio race results: Super Late Models-Ryan
  Markham, Jason Flory, Doug Drown, Dave Wirt, JR Gentry.  RPM Motorsports Modifieds-
  Rob Stambaugh, Took Wiles, Larry Kugel, David Liles, Rocky Kugel.  Pure Stocks-Fred
  Snyder, Troy Anderson, Jose Marsh, Todd Werntz, Robert Wile.  Mini Stocks-Henry Britton,
  Josh Robinson, Jeff Thiel, Dale Beckett Jr, Brad Hensel.  Federated Auto Parts-Henry Britton,
  Dale Beckett Jr, Josh Robinson, Trevor Phillips, Jason Thiel.  (Ryan Pearson)
*King of Indiana Sprint Series, The Terre Haute Action Track, July 2, co-sanctioned with
  MSCS: C Main-Dave Darland, John Scott, Jason Holt, Josh Cunningham.  B Main-Dave
  Darland, Jon Stanbrough, Brad Sweet, Casey Shuman, Jon Sciscoe.  Feature-Levi Jones,
  Jonathan Vennard, Shane Cottle, Mat Neely, AJ Anderson.  Final Points-Justin Marvel (581),
  Dave Darland 573, Kent Christian 513, Dickie Gaines 500, A. J. Anderson 493.
*KISS/King of Indiana Sprint Series home tracks:
  Bloomington Speedway - www.bloomingtonspeedway.com
  Lincoln Park Speedway - http://lincolnparkspeedway.homestead.com/
  Lawrenceburg Speedway  http://home.fuse.net/kewendel/
  Kokomo Speedway - www.kokomospeedway.net
  Paragon Speedway  http://www.paragonspeedway.com
  Terre Haute Action Track - http://www.terrehauteactiontrack.com  (Mike O'Leary)
*July 2, Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, CA, race results by Tim Kennedy:  Figure 8's-Steve
  Stewart, Jesse James, Earl Cox, Harry Kuenniger, Tony Curtis, Don Rogers, Steve Cook, Jeff
  Marguet, Sean Hansen, Robbie Stutzel.  Mini Stocks-Eric Reed, Kevin Bernhardt, Steve
  Rogers, Dustin Morgan, Tim Ross, Tom Dye, Tyler Rogers, Richie Altman, Virgil Young, Daryl
  Scoggins, R. C. Zimmerman, Kris Melleby, Jim McNear, Brenda Pugh, Rod Schmitt, Croasmun,
  Kory Russell, Glenn Duffin, Bob Reed, J. D. Manger, Bobby Carmack, Larry Haw, Ed
  Lavender, Ron Schmitt.  Super Stocks-Greg Crutcher, Sloan, Bryan Harrell, Eric Sunness, Ed
  Dazzo, Steve Smith, Robin Bourgeois, Lee Ladd, Kenny Brown, Victor Wu, Tim Gardner, Bill
  Shoemaker, Robert Dezarov, Mike Gilmore, Dan Rodgers, Garry Howell, Jeff Grill, Roy Moore,
  Richard Hansen, Steve Gilmore, Rich DeLong III, Jose Martinez, Keith Wood.   USAC Ford
  Focus Midgets paved series-Chase Barber, Alex Harris, Jeff Sakowicz, Benny Moon, Audra
  Sasselli, Chris Veach, Steve Davis, Robbie Whitchurch, Nick Carlson, Randi Pankratz, Cal
  Smith, Cameron Veach, Maier, Heather Davis, Bobby Owens, Jim "Jet" Davison, Lindsay
  Kernohan.   AUTO CLUB Late Models-Travis Thirkettle, Scott Youngren, Johnson, Dan
  DiGiamarino, Tim Huddleston, Robert Rice, Daniel DiGiacomo, Jameel Saied, Richie Altman,
  Austin Grabowski, Sean Bennett, Chris Houwen, George Ruark, Pat Ackley, Candace Muzny,
  Craig Yeaton, Mike Mulhall, Brian Kelley, Brian Jones, Chris Carmody, Dennis Schlarbaum,
  Justin Lofton.  (Doug Stokes)
*July 2, 2005, 201 Speedway, Sitka, KY. O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar
  Series race summary: B Main-Shannon Thornsberry, Eric Wells, Wayne Chinn, Mike Luna,
  Benny Feltner, Steve Stollings, Jamie Ferguson, Mike Jewell, William Begley, Rod Evans, D.J.
  Wells, Jason Hinkle, Jim LeMaster, Jimmy David Hall.  Main-Whitney McQueary, Brandon
  Kinzer, Aaron Hatton, Anthony Adams, Mike Jewell, David Powers, Frankie Coomer, Scott
  Hall, Mike Luna, Michael England, Steve Stollings, Wayne Chinn, Blake Chinn, Chris Combs,
  Chuckie May, Tim Tungate, Tyrel Todd, Eric Wells, Shannon Thornsberry, Jim LeMaster,
  Benny Feltner.     (James Essex)
*Please pass this along to all SCTA members, Effective immediately, all campfires and
  barbecues are prohibited from use outside of established campgrounds on all public lands.
  Controlled flame devices such as portable gas stoves & barbecues are allowed by permit
  within the CDD.  Do not ask me about permits, I will check with Gina at the BLM.  (from
  George Callaway) 
*July 2, Lake Cumberland Speedway, Burnside, KY.  NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open
  Wheel Modifieds Race Summary: 30 Lap A Main-Joe David Turner, Jimmy Payne, Joey
  Kramer, Kelly Warren, Adam Cole, Victor Lee, Tommy Bailey, Greg Payne, Dennis Barton,
  Keith Denny, Mark Walters, Dustin Linville, Troy Teegarden, Brian Phillips, Jason Perry, Shon
  Flanery, Justin Rattliff, Brandon Clark, Hank Bradley.  (Dustin Jarrett)
*NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modifieds Points 7/2/05: Joey Kramer 1565,
  Kelly Warren 1345, Justin Rattliff 1220, Hank Bradley 1170, Adam Cole 1130, Joe David
  Turner 1065, Russ Gabbert 835, Jason Perry 785, Jimmy Payne 715, Dustin Linville 710.
*Perris Auto Speedway points standings:  SUPER STOCKS-Terry Hershberger 552, Brian
  Pannone 477, Ed Perry 414, John Caley 387, Ron Meyer 370.  STREET STOCKS-Kevin
  Busher 366, Jeremy Queener 322, Joe Shuagis 301, Joe Falduto 289, Richard Barr 276.
  EXTREME TRUCKS AND SUV’S-Art Peterson 392, Kenny Mann 383, Jeff Dunham 381,
  Mike Hixson 330, Virgil Haney 313.  HORNETS-Tony Thompson 528, Tom Hess 324, Dave
  Rhodes 333, John Denver 332, Dave Yungen 329.  PICK-A-PART CRUISERS-Talkington &
  Lewis 285, Allen  & Ramsey 268, Brown & Bates 258, Bundy & Holdridge 253, Fengler &
  Heaton 251.  (Scott Daloisio and Kim Donner)
*2005 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Current Points Standings: Don O’Neal 3260, Earl
  Pearson, Jr 2915, Matt Miller 2882, Donnie Moran 2860, Scott James 2610, Tim Dohm 2380,
  Terry English 2360, Brady Smith 2155, Freddy Smith 2105, Brian Birkhofer 1845.
*Current O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Points: Whitney McQueary
  2130, Mike Jewell 1915, Tim Tungate 1910, Chris Combs1865, Michael England 1850, Aaron
  Hatton 1840, Tyrel Todd 1690, Frankie Coomer 1670, Wayne Chinn 1595, Blake Chinn 1360.
  (Dustin Jarrett)
*Editor's notes: Here's a newsreport from the past sent in by Tim Meyer:  "In the week of hype
  leading up to the Riverside race (February 2, 1969, Pacific Coast Late Model Race #1,
  Grand National (Nextel Cup) Combined Event), the following article, partially quoted
  hereafter, appeared in the Riverside newspaper along with several trade papers. The
  headline, read: Hippie-Hater Won’t Allow Long Hair on Riverside 500 Drivers.  The
  Riverside grounds trembled last week as the embodiment of George Wallace’s Alabama
  country charm, Bill Gazaway, pronounced his ponderous decisions over astounded drivers,
  mechanics, press personnel, and garage area visitors. Gazaway, Chief NASCAR Grand
  National Technical Inspector, and self-proclaimed hippie reformer, proclaimed in ponder-
  ous rhetoric that “There ain’t going to be no long hair or beards in the Grand National
  garage area.”  The amazed southern California hippie-besieged public tuned in daily for
  each continuing episode of the Gazaway long hair rebellion, which drew just about as
  much attention on the radio and the newspapers as the other events underway at the
  Riverside Raceway. Gazaway’s intent on having his whole garage area wearing that “I
  just got a hair cut” look carried his ultimatum a little to the extreme.  NASCAR had a big
  problem with anything but the white pants, fresh-scrubbed look, and didn’t allow women
  or other “undesirables” in the pits."
*4th Annual West Coast Stock Car Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet July
  22, 2005, 5-11 pm, Holiday Inn Monrovia, 924 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
  $50 per person, deadline for reservations is July 1, 2005.  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. This is
  also the same weekend of the NASCAR Grand National West division race at Irwindale Speed-
  way July 23, 2005.  Semi-formal attire requested.  Tim Meyer, 435-635-2257,  or email at
*John Force Saturday Cruise Nights in July - Our Saturday Night Cruises in July kicked off
  last Saturday and continue through the end of July.  Saturday night's event was a huge success
  with over 300 cars on display and about 5000 people in attendance.  We are raffling off a 350
  Chevy Motor on July 30, with all proceeds benefiting the Brea Police Dept - Family Support
  Unit.  We have great food, great music, a large raffle table and 50/50 drawing.  A fun evening
  for the entire family!  The event runs from 5-8pm.  Directions are: 91 freeway, exit Weir Canyon
  at Yorba Linda Blvd. north, turn right on Savi Ranch Parkway, turn right Mirage Street, turn left
  on Old Canal Road.  22722 Old Canal Road, Yorba Linda, CA 92887 - (714) 921-1651
  Please let everyone know about our cruises!  Thanks, Craig Hoelzel