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*See the article at http://www.laweekly.com/ink/05/37/features-coonce.php about Drag Princess,
   by Cole Coonce about Mendy Fry, the nitro-burning CPA.  (from Dave Wallace Jr)
*Don Weaver has scheduled his Legends of Ascot Reunion for October 22, 2005, at Perris
  Auto Speedway, Lake Perris, California. This year's honorees will be Bob Hogle, Ted Halibrand,
  Alex Morales, Hal Minyard and Danny McKnight.  This event honors the legendary Ascot Track
  that J.C. Agajanian and his family made famous over in Gardena, California.  The last two events
  had over 600 racers in attendance.  Contact Don for tickets at LegendsofAscot@aol.com or call
*Dr. Hank Bock was helping Phil Casey push or pull a stuck car and damaged both rotator cuffs
  on both shoulders.  When he was going for surgery they founds some severe heart problems
  which he had surgery for last week.  Also, Fran Nalon (widow of Duke) has had eye surgery
  and is down for the winter.  Bob Bowes, former 500 car owner (Bowes Seal Fast)  crossed the
  line recently. No details.  Now we have many in the hospital or at home very ill who need your
  prayers: Virginia Harkey has Stage 4 breast cancer.  Don Brown (newly minted Sprint Car
  Hall of Fame recipient) has enphesema.  LeRoy Neumeyer has multiple problems and is in very
  poor health in a nursing home.  My mother, Juanita Reed, has cancer.  Tom Meko has a blood
  infection.  (Betty Packard Voris)
*Utah Salt Flats Racing Association (USFRA) will conduct the World of Speed on the
  Bonneville Salt Flats on Sept 14-17, 2005 with inspection on the 13th.  USFRA also runs a 130
  Club event during WOS for street legal cars that meet a few minor safety requirements.  Details
  are available at www.saltflats.com.  (Gary Allen, President)
*The North American Eagle land speed challenger will be exhibited at the Edwards AFB Open
  House in October.  Some of the things the team will be doing are unload this Saturday, pull the
  engine and install the new hydraulic pump and related equipment. We must repair the travel axle,
  install a front jack system, and install some fairings for the struts and front wheel area. Weíll have
  to build the rear axle and brake system and try to find aluminum for turning out the front and mid
  wheels. We are working with the Jato Cafť, in Tacoma where they have our afterburner table on
  display for sale, to do a fund raiser to get enough money to pay for the trip to Edwards.  Puget
  Sound Video has come on board to be our very own film sponsor with high end cameras and
  equipment to create DVD's for public relations and sponsorship events.   (Jon M. Higley, see
*O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series points standings as of Aug 6, 2005:
  Whitney McQueary 2790, Tim Tungate 2750, Mike Jewell 2605, Michael England 2565, Aaron
  Hatton 2535, Chris Combs 2490, Tyrel Todd 2440, Wayne Chinn 2275, Frankie Coomer 2225,
  Blake Chinn 1905.
*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)
*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)
  Aug 12, Aug19, Aug 26,
*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)            
*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: 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)
  Aug 13, PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Extreme Trucks & SUV, Hornets/Cruisers
  Aug 20, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, Jeff Bagley Classic
  Aug 27, PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Hornets, IMCA Modifieds/Lightning Sprints
*2005 California Dragway schedule at the dragstrip, California Speedway, Fontana, CA. 
  Contact Dave Danish at 909-429-5060 or go online at www.Californiaspeedway.com.  All
  dates and times are subject to change:
  Aug 20-21, 8am, Super Categories
*Irwindale Speedway programs, see www.Irwindalespeedway.com for schedules and updates.
  2005 Irwindale oval track racing schedule:  Gates open 4:30, races start at 6pm.
  August 13  Super Late Models Twin 50s, Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Pure
            Stocks, Pure Stocks-Women, West Coast Pro Trucks.
  August 20  Late Models, West Coast Pro Trucks, Dodge Super Trucks, Legend Cars.
  August 27  Super Late Models, Mini Stocks, Dodge Super Trucks, Pick Your Part Figure 8s.
*August 14, 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.  Pros 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)
*2005 ASA Speed Truck Challenge racing/television schedule (Pacific Standard Time):
  Sept 3-4 race at Saint Johns Grand Prix to air Nov 5, 8PM, 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:
  Aug 12-14, 16th Annual Great Lakes Nationals, Waukesha, WI
  Aug 19-21, 4th Annual Great Northwest Nationals, Spokane, WA
  Aug 26-28, 19th Annual Texaco/Havoline West Coast Nationals, Pleasanton, 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.
  Aug 11-14, 24th Annual Lucas Oil Nationals, Brainerd, MINN
  Aug 19-21, 18th Annual O'Reilly Midsouth Nationals, Memphis, TN
  Aug 31-Sept 5, 51st Annual Mac Tool U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis, IND
*2005 King of Indiana Sprint Series Schedule: For info call Mike OLeary 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
  Aug 11-14, Cloquet, MINN, 1st Cloquet Class Car Extravaganza, 218/879-4948
  Aug 12-14, Pierre, SD, 16th Annual Dam Run, Street Masters Car Club 605/224-4476
  Aug 12-14, Ft Worth, TX, Yellow Rose Classic, North Texas Mustang Club 817/595-6900 
  Aug 12-14, Waukesha, WISC, 16th Great Lakes Nats, The Goodguys www.good-guys.com
  Aug 12-14, Polson, MONT, 5th Cruisen by the Bay, Valley Cruisers jackoartz@charlo.net
  Aug 14, Geneva, ILL, All-Pontiac Car Show, Cruisin Tigers GTO www.cruisintigersgto.com
  Aug 14, Calimesa, CA, Bobs Big Boy August Nights Cruise,  909/795-0291
  Aug 14, Costa Mesa, CA, Chevy Madness Car Show, L.A. Classic Chevy Club 310/335-2567
  Aug 17-20, Lincolnshire, ILL, All-Buick Show, Swap Meet  www.buickclub.org/chicagoland
  Aug 18-21, Hammond, MISS, Two-State Rodders 50th Anniversary Nationals  601/684-2609
*Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) 2005 racing schedule:                                           
  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)
  Aug 11-12, Watkins Glen International, 200 miles
  Aug 26-27, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 400 Km
*2005 Nextel Cup Series schedule (NASCAR):      
  Aug 14, Watkins Glen International
  Aug 21, Michigan International Speedway
  Aug 27, Bristol 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 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:
  August 31, Twilight Cruise Night 4:30-8pm.  Wally's Garage Sale and car show.
  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
  Aug. 12-13-14   SBR Route 66 Raceway T Chicago-Joliet, IL
  Aug. 19-20-21   SBR Bandimere Speedway T Denver, CO
*Aug. 12, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com,
   Regular Show, KIDS GOLD RUSH. All Classes.      (Dustin Jarrett)
*Aug. 19, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com,
   Regular Show, "TROPHY NIGHT," all classes.     (Dustin Jarrett)
*Aug. 26, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com,
   STREET STOCK SPECIAL, All Classes.      (Dustin Jarrett)
*2005 Schedule for the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
  Aug 11, Thursday Night Street Wars street-legal grudge drags 8 p.m.-1a.m.
        12, GlobePC.com SHOW N GO FRIDAYS  6 p.m.-midnight.
        13, Jerrys Nugget Drag Racing Series points race  Late-night Special 8pm-2am.
        19, Test n Tune VW car club drags 6-10 a.m.
        19, BFGoodrich Midnight Mayhem, Back to School Special cruise night 10pm-2am.       
*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
*Industry Hills Speedway Motorcycle Races at the Industry Hills Event Center, in the City of
  Industry, CA.  Wednesday Nights, AMA Sanctioned. Adults $12, Juniors $8, Children $4, and
  those 5 and under are FREE!  Tapes Up 7:30 PM. Contact: Freddie Orosco at 909-681-4911,
  Dukie Ermolenko at 714-952-8580 or E-mail: ermospeed@sbcglobal.net. For rider signup see
  Ryan Evans at 626-643-7598 or email sideways31@aol.com.
*Industry Hills Speedway Motorcycle Races 2005 SCHEDULE: August 10 Freestyle
  Motocross Jumpers, August 17, August 24, September 3 AMA U.S. National Championship
  Series Round 2, September 7, September 14.
*2005 Stacker 2 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule: (Doc Lehman)                                                      
  8/12          Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA                           
  8/13          Lincoln Speedway, New Oxford, PA                     
  8/15          Lebanon Valley Speedway, West Lebanon, NY                
  8/16          Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, Elbridge, NY                       
  8/26          Western Kentucky Speedway, Madisonville, KY                
  8/27          Milan Speedway, Milan, TN                               
*Aug 7, Wayne County Speedway, Orrville, Ohio (www.waynecountyspeedway.com) race
  results: Super Late Models B Main-1. Randy Scott 2. DJ Miller 3. Jim Gentry 4. George
  Delaney.  A Main-1. Ryan Markham 2. Doug Drown 3. Brad Malcuit 4. Matt Lux.  Modifieds
  A Main-1. Kyle Brown 2. Rob Stambaugh 3. Matt Shroyer 4. R. Bruce Miller.  Pure Stocks A
  Main-1. Troy Anderson 2. Tim Myers 3. Jose Marsh 4. Donna Gentry.   Mini Stocks A Main-
  1. Henry Britton 2. Dale Beckett, Jr. 3. Jeff Thiel 4. Nick Smith.   (Ryan Pearson) 
*O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series, August 6, Soggy Bottom
  Speedway-Morgantown, KY, race results: A Main 40 Laps-Randle Sweeney, Bryan Barber,
  Michael England, Steve Casebolt Jr, Tyrel Todd, Mike Jewell, Tim Tungate, Wayne Chinn,
  Chris Combs, Aaron Hatton, Blake Chinn, Tyler Landers, Johnny Wheeler, Shannon Thorns-
  berry, Dan Deaton, Jason Koger, Frankie Coomer, Whitney McQueary, David Huff, Dennis
  Selby, Mike Luna, Jason Hinkle.   (James Essex)
*O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Points Standings after 8/6/05:
  Whitney McQueary 2790, Tim Tungate 2750, Mike Jewell 2605, Michael England 2565,
  Aaron Hatton 2535, Chris Combs 2490, Tyrel Todd 2440, Wayne Chinn 2275, Frankie
  Coomer 2225, Blake Chinn 1905.    (James Essex)
*Land Speed Record holder Pat Rummerfield, whose recovery from quadriplegia is rated as a
  modern medical miracle, is bounding down the speed record trail again.  Rummerfield will drive
  a roadster in quest of American class records during the upcoming Bonneville Speed Week trials
  at Wendover, Utah, Aug. 12-18, in a vehicle built and owned by veteran speed merchant Gil
  Gillis of Moorpark. Itís called the Xtreme Freedom Special. Gillis already holds gasoline and fuel-
  burning records in the 2-liter G Modified Roadster class driving the same car.  Rummerfield will
  race the Extreme Freedom Special powered by a 3-liter Toyota engine in the F Modified Road-
  ster class, where the existing records are 239.199 mph and 251.299 mph in fuel- and gas-burning
  classes. Rummerfield is the Director of Development for Kennedy Krieger Instituteís International
  Center for Spinal Cord Injury, an affiliate of Johnís Hopkins. He holds world records for the
  electric-motor-powered streamliners set six years ago at Bonneville. While speed is the immediate
  challenge, his more important goal is to call attention to the efforts of the Kennedy Krieger
  Instituteís International Center for Spinal Cord Injury researchers and clinicians to end the
  suffering brought on by spinal cord injuries and to raise money for their work.  Rummerfield set
  the electric car world record of 245.523 mph in 1999 and an American record of 251.322 mph
  the same year. In 2000 he was presented ESPNís highest award for courage and perseverance
  in amateur athletics, the ARETE trophy. Barely surviving a traffic accident in 1974 near Kellogg,
  Idaho, Rummerfield spent 17 years in painful therapy regaining the use of his arms and legs. Once
  back on his feet, Rummerfield drove himself to recover proficiency in his favorite sports Ė skiing
  (broke his leg the first time out), running and swimming.  His first 5K (3.1-mile) run, he came in
  next-to-last, but he finished. That set him on a course to become a triathlete. He climaxed that
  effort by finishing the legendary Ironman in Hawaii in 1992. In 1999 he became the first recover-
  ing quad to enter and finish the Antarctic Marathon. Rummerfield and Gillis met and bonded
  during stock car races at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. Gillis was attracted to the driver, because
  his own son is driving mini-sprint cars in Oklahoma and Texas despite the handicap of suffering
  from cerebral palsey. Gillis, who works in the commercial credit card industry, was a U.S. Air
  Force bombardier in a tactical unit during the Vietnam War. After Sept. 11, 2001, he and USAF
  veteran buddies conceived the Xtreme Freedom Racing Team idea to flaunt their patriotism and
  support of U.S. military action against terrorism.     (From: Lee Elder)
*Will you be at the WORLD 100 at Eldora Speedway this year? And if so, would you be inter-
  ested in attending a press conference and luncheon regarding the 25th Anniversary Dirt Track
  World Championship?  (Doc Lehman, Lehman Motorsports Services, DTWC P.R. Director,

*August 6, Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, CA, Race results:  MODIFIEDS Main-John

  Watkinson, Ruggles, Greg Tucker, Dennis Schlarbaum, Jerry Toporek, Garrett Yamada, Zack
  Foster, Lloyd Mack, Cory Fancy.   LATE MODELS Main-Travis Thirkettle, Tim Huddleston,
  Johnson, Justin Lofton, Chris, Carmody, Dan DiGiamarino, Brian Jones, Rodney Peacher, Austin
  Grabowski, Robert, Rice, Craig Yeaton, Richie Altman, Brian Kelley, Jameel Saied, Mark
  Laeger, Cjris, Houwen, George Ruark, Dennis Schlarbaum, Satoshi Hoshibno, Dave Hessing. 
  AUTOZONE SOUTHWEST SERIES Main-M. K. Kanke, Eddy McKean, Holtz, Auggie
  Vidovich, Nick Lynch, Eric, Holmes, Jim Pettit II, Greg Voigt, Craig Raudman, Burney Lamar,
  Gary Lewis, Darrell LaMoure, Stephan Sadler, Dustin Jones, Tom Dyer, Don Campbell, Bob
  Lyon, Richard Johnson, Greg Pursley, Thomas Martin, Rip Michels, Keith Spangler, David,
  Mayhew, Doug McCoun.   (Tim Kennedy)
*Live timing and Web radio coverage of all the exciting Rolex Sports Car Series action is
  available at http://www.Grand-Am.com.  (from Kathy Weida)