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*Obituary notice for Allen Strasburg was in the Deseret Morning News on Sunday.  Allen was
  the father of four 2 Club members.  They put  "Big Al" in one of Terry Nish's liners to try to make
  him the fifth 2 Club member in the family.  Even though he lost fifty pounds he was still too large a
  guy to handle things comfortably and they aborted the attempts.  The Strasburgs run a very busy
  machine shop where they rebuild engines.  They have helped many racers because they were less
  than three hours from the salt.  This is a personal thing for me in another way.  I have known Allen
  since I was three.  We lived four blocks from their family home.  As kids we played at the Powell
  home, the Smuin's, the Stewart's, all in the block next to the Strasburgs.  We went to the same
  church, a block from his home.  He was one of the "big" kids just older than my circle of friends
  and we always watched that group.  Allen came home alive from WW II...Glen Powell, a cousin
  of mine and one of his contemporaries who lived half way between our homes, didn't.  Four of the
  five Schow boys who lived across the street from Glen were also in that war.  I remember the joy
  when they all came home alive.  As you can tell that obituary brought back a lot of memories for
  me.  Allen was one of the founding members of the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association.  The
  family was a big part of the early years of the organization.  It's fitting that the viewing is at the
  Olpin Mortuary in Pleasant Grove.  Dee Olpin was a car guy too.  Wes (resent by Glen Barrett)
*Allan R. Strasburg (passed away).  Another of our good friends gone on to greater things
  at the great slat flat in the sky.  Ken Kelley
*George, I assume you knew Allen Strasburg.  He died yesterday...Funeral Tuesday.  I sent
  word to Cook.  He was one of the originators of USFRA.  (Mary West)
*Thank you for passing this on -- they were right -- what I remember most about Jack
  (Mendenhall) was how incredibly nice he was. I only met him once or twice, but we talked
  for a long time and he told such wonderful stories.  (Adriane Ridder)
*Thanks for this announcement. We received a call from Jack's (Mendenhall) niece inform-
  ing us of his death.  He certainly will be missed.  Bob and I stopped by and visited him
  about 3 months ago.  He was at that time ill and in bed, but his good humor and grace
  certainly never left him.  He was quite a guy, and as you said, such a gentleman--a gentle
  soul.  (Sharon and Bob Muravez, aka "Floyd Lippincott Jr")
*Thank you for letting us know about Jack.  I gave it to our newletter editor to put in our
  paper.  Send our deepest regards to his family...Johnny & Brenda Anderson  (See website
*Thank you for sending along the sad news about Jack.  Jean and I were on vacation last
  week, driving the Pony Express trail across Utah and Nevada.  We tried to meet up with
  Ron Christensen of USFRA in SLC but it didn't work out.  We'll get together with him in
  later September on another planned vacation.  We remember Jack well.  What a friendly
  guy.  We have a video of his collection, and I think I'll put it in the VCR again tonight.
  Charley Shaffer  Seattle
*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
*The IAMA rule and entry forms for 2005 contest are now ready as a printable PDF at:  The International
  Automotive Media Awards updates are also listed on that website.  (Walter Haessner)
*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 15, July 22, July 29,
*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  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)
*2005 Stacker 2. World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule: (Doc Lehman)                                               
  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                                                                          
*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 for Summit schedule and Junior
  Dragster program.  (Doug Stokes)
*Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski and Carl Edwards will be on SpeedFreaks. July 9, 9:30 p.m.
  PST.  Replayed Wednesday 5 a.m. PST.  See www.SpeedFreaks.TV,  KFNC 97.5 FM,
  Forces Network and on Sirius Satellite Radio's channel 122, via Sports Byline USA.
*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 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 & SUVs, 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  All
  dates and times are subject to change:
  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 for schedules and updates.
  2005 Irwindale oval track racing schedule:  Gates open 4:30, races start at 6pm.
  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)
*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 racing/television schedule (Pacific Standard Time):
  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 or call 925-838-9876:
  July 15-17, 18th Annual Pacific Northwest Nationals, Puyallup, WA
  Aug 5-7, 8th Annual Pomona Nitro Nationals, Pomona Raceway, Pomona, CA
*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 OLeary 812-825-9614 
  or   KISS is at and
*SEMA Club Newsletter is at
  July 12-16, Greenville, SC, 33rd POCI Convention, Pontiac-Oakland Club
  July 12-16, Burbank, CA, Hooray for Hollywood, 36th Annual National Meet, 818/843-6000
  July 13-17, Seattle, WA, Oldsmobile Nationals,
  July 15-16, St. Cloud, MINN, 2nd Annual Bad Boyz Car Show, Bad Boyz,  320-259-4043
  July 15-17, Puyallup, WA, 18th Pacific Northwest Nationals, Goodguys
  July 15-17, Milwaukee, WS, 1st Milwaukee Nat'ls, Nat'l Street Rod Assn 
  July 15-17, Syracuse Nationals, Syracuse, New York
  July 16-17, Flanders, NJ, All Air-cooled VW Car Show,
  July 16-19, Salida, CO, Rocky Mtn Rendezvous, Scout/Int'l Motor Truck Assn
  July 17, S. Abington Township, PA, 34th Scranton Region Antique Auto Show, 570/346-3771
  July 17, Union Grove, ILL, CGH Drag Day/Car Show, Chicago Gearheads 630/918-5552
  July 20-23, Oconomowoc, WIS, National Antique Oldsmobile Club 
  July 20-24, West Chester, OH, 31st CCI/WCC Int'l Convention,
*Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) 2005 racing schedule:          
  Aug 5-6 Brushcreek Motorsports,                              
  Aug 20, Hagerstown Speedway Conococheague, 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)
  July 29-31, Barber Motorsports Park, 400 Km
*2005 Nextel Cup Series schedule (NASCAR):      
  July 17, New Hampshire International Speedway
  July 24, Pocono Raceway
  Aug 7, Indianapolis Motor 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  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 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:
  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 15, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567,,
   4-Cylinder Special. "TORNADO 20." All Classes.      (Dustin Jarrett)
*July 22, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567,,
   Regular Show, All Classes.      (Dustin Jarrett)
*July 29, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567,,
   "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 14, Thursday Night Street Wars No. 6 street-legal grudge drags 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
         15, SHOW N GO FRIDAYS race No. 3 -- 6 p.m.-midnight.
         16, Jerrys Nugget Drag Racing Series points race #9 Pajama Party Classic 8pm-2am.
         22, Test n Tune  6-10 p.m.
         22, BFGoodrich Midnight Mayhem No. 10 -- 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
*NASCAR Comes to Oakland, by Tom Motter. On October 14, 1951, big-time stock car racing
  came to the Oakland Stadium. On this date the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing
  (NASCAR) sanctioned a 400-lapper (250 miles) on the big, 5/8-mile track. NASCAR regulars
  such as Fonty Flock, Dick Rathman, Allen Heath, and Marvin Panch were in the lineup for the
  first Grand National Stock Car race, right along with local favorites like Woody Brown, Marvin
  Burke, Bob Caswell and Johnny Soares. West Coast zone supervisor Johnny Mantz, who had
  been assigned that post by NASCAR just two weeks before the race, over saw the event. Driv-
  ing a 1950 Mercury, BCRA’s (Bay Cities Racing Association) own Marvin Burke, their 1949
  midget driving champion, came in first picking up a winner’s check in the amount of $1,875. Bob
  Caswell, driving a ‘50 Plymouth, finished second, and Woody Brown (BCRA’s 1950 midget
  champion) driving a 1950 Olds “88”, finished third. The race started at least 32 cars, the oldest
  a ‘48 Hudson, and the newest 1951-year models represted by Oldsmobile, For, Plymouth,
  Studebaker, Nash, Hudson and even a 1951 model Henry J. It was amazing how many fans
  were rooting for the Henry J as it ran mostly down on the lower apron of the track.  After an
  absence of two years, NASCAR came back to Oakland.  On March 28, 1954 the reconfigured
  track at Oakland was again the site of a NASCAR “Grand National” race for late model stock
  cars. This time it was to be 250 laps (125 miles) over the ½-mile dirt/Asphalt track ( trying to
  make the track more racy, what they had done was to fill in the high banked turns with dirt, leav-
  ing the straights asphalt). Qualifying was done the day before, and by the end of the day twenty-
  six cars had been entered into Sunday’s big race. Fastest of the group was Hershel McGriff, with
  a qualifying speed of 55.624 mph. All the West Coast regulars were there, including Woody
  Brown, Johnny Soares, Clyde Palmer, and Ben Gregory, along with some of NASCAR’s “big-
  guns,” Marvin Panch and Lee Petty.  Dick Rathman, winner of ten previous NASCAR Grand
  Nationals, had been pre-entered but didn’t arrive at the track until qualifying had ended (his tow
  vehicle had broken down near Reno, Nevada and he hooked the broken down tow vehicle up to
  his race car and drove to Oakland.) and had to start at the very back of the field on race day.
  McGriff and Marvin Panch led the early stages of the race but at lap 143 Rathman took his 1951
  Hudson Hornet into the lead and stayed there until the checkered flew.  Rathman became the first
  “last to first” winner in NASCAR Grand National history, Panch finished second, a lap down,
  while Johnny Soares placed third in his ‘54 Dodge. Lee Petty, driving the now familiar number 42,
  finished sixth, eighteen laps off the pace.  Reprinted from-A History of the Oakland Stadium
  1946-1955 by Tom Motter
*July 9, Wayne County Speedway race results: Super Late Models-Doug Drown, Ryan
  Markham, Dave Wirt, Rick Bond, Chet Alexander.  Modifieds-Rob Stambaugh, Took Wiles,
  Kevin Morehouse, Jay Howe, Mike Lonas.   Pure Stocks-Troy Anderson, Fred Snyder, Tim
  Myers, Todd Werntz, Verne Siegrist.  Mini Stocks-Henry Britton, Dale Beckett Jr, Nick Smith,
  Josh Robinson, Jeff Thiel. (Ryan Pearson)
*In following the progress of SPEEDLOX, the unique new safety fittings for fluid lines, they
  look forward to releasing a production date soon but invite everyone to visit their newly
  updated website at  in the meantime.  (from Vicki James)
*Last week i visited Lynn Yakel and attended Roberta's memorial service in Dearborn MI.
  I also went and saw Art Arfons in Akron OH.  Both of them are still kicking...I spen(t)
  hour and a half (with Art).  We had a good visit.  George in those crew photos at the salt
  you looked a lot younger.  I spent an hour with Tim Arfons before Art got there...Lynn is
  doing OK...Take care you guys. Kay Kimes (from George Callaway)
*July 9, O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series, Bluegrass Speedway,
  Bardstown, KY, race results: B Main #1-Joey Daniel, Jesse Lay, Billy Dever, Ed Behn, Wayne
  Chinn, Johnny Wheeler, Dave Crawford, Frankie Coomer.  B Main #2-Tyrel Todd, Steve
  Barnett, Lee Devasier, Shannon Thornsberry, Blake Chinn, Jason Hinkle, T.J. Wooldridge, Mike
  Luna.  30-Lap 7th Annual Kentuckiana Klash-Mike Marlar, Terry English, Brad Neat, Bryan
  Barber, Jerry Rice, Mike Jewell, Jeff Watson, Tim Tungate, Aaron Hatton, Duke Whiseant,
  Whitney McQueary, Josh Williams, Joey Daniel, Tyrel Todd, Jesse Lay, Wayne Chinn, Steve
  Barnett, Billy Dever, Chris Combs, Frankie Coomer, Timmy Yeager, John Gill, Michael England,
  Johnny Wheeler.  (Dustin Jarrett)
*O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Points (after 7/9/05): 2305 Whit-
  ney McQueary, 2115 Mike Jewell, 2100 Tim Tungate, 2025 Aaron Hatton, 2000 Chris Combs,
  1975 Michael England, 1850 Tyrel Todd, 1800 Frankie Coomer, 1735 Wayne Chinn, 1495
  Bryan Barber.    (Dustin Jarrett)
*Thanks for the update and I've wanted to go to the (Mendenhall) Museum. We have been
  busy with the Old Yeller II and sending you update...I bought the legendary Spurgin-
  Giovanine Roadster Dry Lakes and Bonneville racer with a Chevy 4 that held records for
  many years and it was transformed using chassis and body to a Bonneville Roadster as the
  Motherskill Special with a Jimmy' 6 (rear engine configuration). Both configurations were
  the feature in Hot Rod Magazine and on cover in 1949... tons of press... I will send you
  more information as it had been sitting in a backyard in Apple Valley for over 35 years.
  Stay in touch- Ernie Nagamatsu
*June 10, Willow Springs International Raceway- Open Testing, by Ernie Nagamatsu. Billy Krause
  raced the Old Yeller II in 1960. He is a legendary race-car driver that race against Shelby-
  Gurney- Hill- Moss- Brabham- and beat them all at times. He was younger than his peers of the
  day, racing sports cars, after racing Midgets. Bill was noted for his winning D Jaguar Special -
  Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage- 450 S Maserati- and he was the very first Cobra driver for Carroll
  Shelby. We duplicated his "Von Dutch" designed (Von Dutch was his brother in law) and sur-
  prised him. Bill tested on the track with extremely fast modified Porsches and Formula cars. It
  was a great and rare moment for the "on track" reunion as Bill does not attend many Motor-
  sports events or reunions. We are planning to present the Old Yeller II at the special invitation
  Classic Car event at Art Center in Pasadena it is the 75th Anniversary of the College of
  Automotive Design- Sunday-July 17th. The car will be taken to Monterey to the Laguna Seca
  Raceway for a special mid week Charity race where Bill Krause is scheduled to race the Old
  Yeller II- July 19-20th. If plans go well and Bill is comfortable racing the car... he was told the
  he can take my "seat" at the famous Monterey Historics as the theme is American Road Racing
  Specials (Old Yeller is on the web page for the event) on August 19-21, 2005. Ernie.  Names
  such as "The Ardent Alligator," The BuMerc, ONO, "Old Grey Mare," Tahis Special, Old
  Yeller, and Baldwin Special achieved their place in motor racing history as did Miller, Kurtis,
  Edwards, Cunningham, Scarab and Chaparral. The creative talents and the motivation to win
  of individuals like Max Balchowsky, Roger Barlow, Sterling Edwards, Frank Kurtis, John Fitch,
  Jack Hagemann, Dick Troutman and Tom Barnes, Ken Miles, Miles and SamCollier, Briggs
  Cunningham, Brooks Stevens, Lance Reventlow and Jim Hall, have brought a uniquely American
  element to the world of motor racing. "The best of the American specials are treasures sought
  after by individual collectors and museums alike and an historic gathering of these unique
  machines is anticipated for what has become the premier vintage event in the U.S.," said Earle,
  whose organization, General Racing, Ltd., founded the Monterey Historic Automobile Races in
  1974. (Ernie Nagamatsu)
*July 9, K-C Raceway, Chillicothe, Ohio, race summary:  B Main-Rick Aukland, Chad Smith,
  Skip Watterman, John Mason, Cortney Clewell, Scott Wolfe, Kristin Flory, Kyle Scherr, Tony
  Throckmorton, Brett Foster, Craig Gibson, Matt Miller, Jeff Gress.  Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
  Series Main Event (50 Laps)-Donnie Moran, Steve Shaver, Bart Hartman, Earl Pearson Jr,
  Freddy Smith, Matt Miller, Scott James, Rod Conley, Don O'Neal, R.J. Conley, Steve Casebolt
  Jr, Eddie Carrier Jr, Brady Smith, Eric Myers, Jason Montgomery, Tim Dohm, John Mason,
  Chad Smith, Delmas Conley, Keith Berner, Jeff Gress, Mark Frazier, Skip Watterman, Rick
  Aukland.   (James Essex)
*Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points standings after July 9, 2005-Don O'Neal 3455, Earl
  Pearson Jr 3125, Donnie Moran 3120, Matt Miller 3085, Scott James 2805, Tim Dohm 2530,
  Terry English 2360, Brady Smith 2320, Freddy Smith 2310, Brian Birkhofer 1845.(James Essex)
*July 9, Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, California race results:  SUPER STOCKS- Mike Hixson,
  Dennis Wooldridge, Brian Pannone, Chuck Sisler, Michael Doolin.  STREET STOCKS-Tim
  Shadduck, Curtis Dietzsch, Chris Tooley, Kevin Busher, Rich Barr.  EXTREME TRUCKS &
  SUV’S-Bill Bartel, Al Purkey, Kenny Mann, Art Peterson, Doug Aldridge.  HORNETS-Tony
  Thompson, Aaron Knox, Mark Howison, John Denver, Kris Stauffacher.   PICK-A-PART
  CRUISERS-Tyson Talkington/Dillon Lewis, Donny Fengler/Russ Heaton, Tom Gillum/Jeff Gillum,
  Dan Henderson/Rich Schear, Dennis Allen/Jim Ramsey.  (Scott Daloisio and Kim Donner)
*July 9, Irwindale Raceway, Irwindale, California, race results: GRAND AMERICAN
  MODIFIEDS-Tucker, Joe Ruggles, John Watkinson, Doug Carpenter, Garrett Yamada, Jerry
  Toporek, Zack Foster.  PRO TRUCKS-Black, Chris Johnson, Neil Conrad, Todd Cameron,
  Rick Wall, Tim McMillin, Jim Satterfield, Barry Kelperis, Roger Harder, Ron Mongenel, Cecil
  Phelps, Ivan Arias, Don Helgeson, Dustin Vandermooren, Brent Cusick.  SUPER TRUCKS-
  Ron Peterson, Fancy, John Sereika, Bill Sedgwick, Paul Brennan, Logan Henson, Louis
  Mammolito, Dana Higgins, Scott Fortier, Dave Scarcella, Josh Barker, Darren Sigwing, Ken
  Maler, Randy Colling, Danny Mathus, Rich Legere, Richard Williams, Bob Barker, Steve Latina,
  Tim Doyle, Pat Mintey, Jr, Scott Davidson, P. J. Baker, Ryan Fortier. SUPER LATE MODELS-
  (Main #1)Rip Michels, White, Southwell, Dan O'Donnell, Doug McComb, Dan Moore, Van
  Knill, Jim McGill, Stephen Peace, Andy Coyle, Nathan Wulff, Kevin O'Connell, Mark Perry,
  Mike Price, Steve Hamilton, Ed Hoffman, David Ross, Tony Jackson, Roger Brown, Brian Ickler,
  Rod Johnson, Dean Cato, Scott Calvin, Andrew Phipps, Gary Jenkins,. Dennis Arena, Scott
  Conaway, Steve Teats, Ken Shearan. DNS-Chris Oddo.  (Main #2) Michels, Ickler, Price,
  Moore, Phipps, Johnson, Conaway, Perry, Jackson, O'Donnell, Jenkins, Knill, McComb,
  McGill, O'Connell, Hoffman, Calvin, Coyle, Wulff, Brown, Arena, Peace, Ross, White, Southwell,
  Teats. (Report by Tim Kennedy, sent in by Doug Stokes, track Media Director)
*O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Points (Top 10)-2305 Whitney
  McQueary, 2115 Mike Jewell, 2100 Tim Tungate, 2025 Aaron Hatton, 2000 Chris Combs,
  1975 Michael England, 1850 Tyrel Todd, 1800 Frankie Coomer, 1735 Wayne Chinn, 1495
  Bryan Barber.  (Dustin Jarrett)
*North American Eagle Landspeed Attempt team news.  The car was displayed at the Summer
  Cruise 2005 at Dawson Creek, British Columbia.  On July 15-17, the car will be on display at
  the Puyallup Fair Grounds for the Goodguys Rod & Auto Show.  July 29-31, the car will be
  appearing at the McChord AFB Air Expo in Tacoma, Washington.  Then we will be attending
  the Edwards AFB Open House in October. See  (Jon M. Higley)