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*Charles W. (Scotty) Scott 91, of San Bernardino passed away at Redlands community hospital
  on Aug 14th. Scotty was born in Los Angeles on July 28, 1914.  Survivors are: children-Charles
  W. (Bill) Scott, and George F. Scott; grandchildren-George F. Scott Jr, Wendy L .Scott; and
  greatgrandson Jacob Scott.  Scotty moved to San Bernardino in 1935.  He and his wife Helyn 
  started Scotty's Muffler in 1946.  He was a member of Native Sons of the Golden West, Elks,
  SCTA, Over the Hill Gang, Sidewinders Car Club, Hornets Car Club, and the Bonneville 200
  MPH club.  He was inducted into the Street Rodders Hall of fame, Dry Lakes Hall of fame and 
  recieved the lifetime achievement at Route 66 in his home town of San Bernardino.  Scott will
  posthumously receive the Golden Age Award from NHRA, at the California Hot Rod Reunion in
  Bakersfield, California, on Sept 30.  His car was the first open wheeled car to run 200MPH in
  1953.  His car currently holds the Fuel roadster record at El Mirage at 243.283, and he set a
  record in a blown fuel Lakester at Muroc of 266.801.   He also holds the track record at the
  Texas Mile in Goliad, Texas, at 257.117 set on October 10, 2004.  A celebration of his life is
  scheduled at the National Orange show Restaurant on Aug 26, at 1:30 pm.  In lieu of flowers,
  please make contributions to Racers in Need Benevolent Fund, 9555 Bronco Lane, Norco,
  California   92860.    (Steve Gibbs and Dave Wallace Jr)
*3rd Annual Legends of Ascot Reunion, October 22, 2005, Perris Auto Speedway, Lake
  Perris County Fairgrounds, from 11am to 5pm, followed by free entry to the Sprint car races at
  the Speedway after the reunion ends.  Pre-lunch snacks provided.  Lunch includes Tri-tip steak,
  chicken, baked beans, salad, rolls, wine, beer or soda.  Raffle and silent auction.  Honorees are:
  Bobby Hogle, Hal Minyard, Danny McKnight, Alex Morales, and Ted Halibrand.  Your
  reunion admission will then be good to get you in to the Perris Auto Speedway for a night of
  Sprint car racing after the reunion ends.  Pre-register and you will receive a reunion goody bag
  containing a free program, pin, decals and handouts.  For more information contact Don Weaver
  at legendsofascot@aol.com or call 310-549-3562.  (from Don Weaver)
*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)
*We had a great time at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville and we have lots of
  pictures for you. There are 2360 pictures online already and more to come. This is where
  you'll get the most comprehensive car show coverage on the web!  Thanks a bunch to our
  great Roving Reporters!  Joe Mayall of the NSRA told us that the car count was 11,333,
  not a record but very respectable!  We saw many old friends but just didn't get to spend as
  much time as we would like with them. The time just flies and pretty soon we're all leaving
  and it seems like we just got there!  Next week we will be publishing a tour of the New
  Product Exhibit as well as a "Virtual Tour" of the entire exhibit.  (Jack Lawford)  See
*Valvoline USAC/CRA point standings: Rip Williams 1231, Damion Gardner 1197, Mike Kirby
  1120, Cory Kruseman 1097, Charles Davis Jr 954, Rickie Gaunt 851, Mike Spencer 757, Josh
  Ford 676, Tony Jones 652, Steve Ostling 619, Seth Wilson 604, Alan Ballard 582, R.J. Johnson
  520, Danny Sheridan 508, Jordan Hermansador 448, David Cardey 401, Bobby Cody 390,
  Jimmy Crawford 371, Bobby Graham 339, Danny Ebberts 323.   (Scott Daloisio/Kim Donner)
*Andy "The Rodfgather" Brizio and Vic Edelbrock Jr will both make personal appearances
  at the Goodguys 19th Texaco/Havoline West Coast Nationals Aug 26-28 at the Pleasanton
  Fairgrounds.  Brizio will be the event's official "Hot Rod Hero."  Andy, along with his flaming
  purple deuce roadster will sign autographs on special, limited edition "hero cards" from 10am to
  2pm at the fairgrounds clocktower on Saturday, August 27. Later that evening, Brizio friends and
  family will turn up the heat and roast the "Rodfather" Saturday night at the Pleasanton Hilton. Andy
  will be introduced to the crowd at Sunday's awards ceremony which kicks off at 2:22pm at the
  amphitheater.  Vic Edelbrock Jr will be at the Edelbrock booth. The booth will be located inside
  the Young California Building. Edelbrock will be on hand throughout the day to sign copies of his
  new book Edelbrock....Made in the USA.  Fans can purchase a copy of the book at the show.
  Weighing in at 5 lbs, the coffee table book is loaded with photos that have never been seen by the
  public until now.  Collected from several hundred sources, original photographs came from Wally
  Parks, the personal archives of Vic Edelbrock Jr, past employees, friends of the Edelbrock family
  and many more.  Don't miss your chance to meet these two hot rodding legends and get collectible
  autographs.   See www.Good-Guys.com     (Jack Lawford at www.Hotrodhotline.com)
*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)
  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 20, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Jeff Bagley Classic
  Aug 27, PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Hornets, IMCA Modifieds/Lightning Sprints
  Sept 3, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 50 Laps
*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
  Sept 15-18, 7am, NHRA Lucas Oil Series (9am on the 15th)
*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 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.
*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
  Sept 17 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to air Nov 12, 8PM, Repeat Broadcast TBA    
*DirtAmericaOnline.com Has been updated with 10 new articles, interviews and news stories.
  See http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com   (Doc Lehman)
*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 19-21, 4th Annual Great Northwest Nationals, Spokane, WA
  Aug 26-28, 19th Annual Texaco/Havoline West Coast Nationals, Pleasanton, CA
  Sept 3-4, 1st Annual Northwest Nostalgia Drags, Pacific Raceways, Seattle, 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.
  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 
*SEMA Club Newsletter is at www.semasan.com
  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
  Aug 19-21, Spokane, WA, 4th Great Northwest Nationals, Goodguys www.good-guys.com
  Aug 19-21, Indianapolis, IND, 12th Toyo Tires Import and Truck Bash  www.familyevents.com
  Aug 20, Cambridge, OH, 20th Cambridge Classic Cruise-In  ken@mcpeck.com 
  Aug 20, 11th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise, KY,  www.woodwarddreamcruise.com
  Aug 20, Dunbar, WV, Klassy Kruzers Car Club Annual Car Show  www.klassykruzers.com
  Aug 20, Graham, WISC, AMC Rendezvous 2005, AMC Clubs johngbarnes@comcast.net
  Aug 20, 11th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise, MICH, www.woodwarddreamcruise.com
  Aug 20, Atascadero, CA, 16th Atascadero Lake Car Show  www.midstatecruizers.org
  Aug 20-21, Olney, ILL, 19th Car Show and Cruise Night  www.whitesquirrelcruisers.com
  Aug 21, Medway, MASS, Mass Cruisers 14th Annual Car Show, www.masscruisers.com
  Aug 21, Cottonwood, NM, 14th Make-a-Wish Car Show, Rio Grande Corvette 505/298-0627
  Aug 21, Sylvan Beach, NY, 29th Antique Show, Mohican Model A Club www.28-31ford.org
  Aug 23-28, Harrisburg/Carlisle, PA, Natl Solid Axle Corvette Club  www.solidaxle.org  
  Aug 25-27, Lewiston, ID, 19th Annual Hot August Nights, 208/743-1122
*Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) 2005 racing schedule:                                                 
  Aug 20, Hagerstown Speedway Conococheague, 50 laps   
  Sept 3, Sharon Speedway, 50 laps     
  Sept 4, Portsmouth Raceway Park, 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)
  Aug 26-27, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 400 Km
  Sept 8-10, Phoenix International Raceway
*2005 Nextel Cup Series schedule (NASCAR):      
  Aug 21, Michigan International Speedway
  Aug 27, Bristol Motor Speedway
  Sept 4, California 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. 19-20-21   SBR Bandimere Speedway T Denver, CO
  Sept. 30,Oct. 1-2   SBR Virginia Motorsports Park T Richmond-Petersburg, VA

*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 19, Test n Tune VW car club drags 6-10 a.m.
        19, BFGoodrich Midnight Mayhem, Back to School Special cruise night 10pm-2am.      
  Sept 1, Thursday Night Street Wars street legal grudge drags 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
        2, Jr. Dragster Test n Tune, Outlaw 330 Shootout 6-10 p.m.
        3, Meadow Gold NHRA Jr Dragster Series points race 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
        3, PSCA Pro Street, CIFCA Funny Cars qualifying (www.pscaracing.com) 5pm-midnight.
        4, NHRA Pacific Division Jr Dragster Drag Racing Series Super Sundae 8am-3pm.
        4, PSCA Pro Street, CIFCA Funny Cars, Euro Entertainment car show 6pm-midnight.
*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:
  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)                                                                                     
  8/26          Western Kentucky Speedway, Madisonville, KY                   
  8/27          Milan Speedway, Milan, TN                                               
  9/2            T.B.A.
  9/3            T.B.A.
  9/4            Tri-City Speedway, Franklin, PA                           
  9/9-10       The World 100/Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH                                                  
  9/16          Tri-City Speedway, Granite City, IL                      
  9/19          I-55 Speedway, Pevely, MO                            
  9/29-10/1 Stacker 2 Nationals/Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA                          
  10/7-8      West Virginia Motor Speedway, Mineral Wells, WV                                 
  10/28-29  Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, Calvert City, KY   
*Aug 13, Perris Auto Speedway, Lake Perris, California, race results: Super Stocks-Mike
  Hixson, Ron Meyer, Terry Hershberger, Carla Laney, Henry Wesolowski Sr.   Street Stocks- 
  Richard Barr, Joe Falduto, Steve Lucky, Dave Vreatt, Steve Smith.   Extreme Trucks/Suvs-
  Mike Hixson, Bill Bartel, Russ Wernimont, Kenny Mann, Art Peterson.    Hornets-Bobby
  Hogerhuis, Tony Thompson, John Denver, Cory Waller, Mark Howison.    Cruisers-Kevin
  Martin/Bob Hunsaker, Eddie Lagor Sr/Eddie Lagor Jr, Cyndi Garnica/Lynn Lillie, Donny
  Fengler/Russ Heaton, Ray Bundy/Dean Holdridge.  (Scott Daloisio and Kim Donner)
*Aug 13, Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, California, race results: Mini Stocks-Tom Dye, Kevin
  Bernhardt, Tim Ross, Steve Rogers, Tyler Rogers, Bob Reed, Eric Reed, Dustin Morgan, Brian
  Johnson, Rod Schmitt, Glenn Duffin, Brenda Pugh, Kris Melleby, J. D. Manger, Kory Russell,
  Ed Lavender, Ron Schmitt, Larry Haw, Mario Ruiz, Virgil Young, Dennis Croasmun, Daryl
  Svcoggins, Darren Cheek, Richie Altman.  Pure Stocks-Branden Mulvihill, John Mattie, Michelle
  Rouse, Jimmy Rouse, Nick Nuccitelli, Bob Bartleson, Bill Bartleson, Harry Michaelian, Kevin
  Hall, Peter Bryk, Ron Davis, Dave Foster, Sean Medina, Andrew Trotter, Jr, Jeff Elder, Mark
  Whitson, Paul Vitale.   Women's League-M. Rouse, Kelly Bartleson-Young, Ginger Bryk,
  Melissa Watson, Alex Brenes.  Pro Trucks-Ryan Black, Buddy Antunez, Don Helgeson, Neil
  Conrad, David Timewell, Tim McMillin, Todd Cameron, Chris Johnson (in Cecil Phelps #66),
  Robert Leininger, Jeff Williams, Ron Mongelel, Barry Kelperis, Jr, Jim Satterfield, Jeff
  Broughton, Ron Davis, Ivan Arias.    Super Stocks-Lee Ladd, Jimmy Sloan, Bryan Harrell,
  Robin Bourgeois, Steve Smith, Ed Dazzo, Jeff Grill, Victor Wu, Rick Crow, Steve Gilmore, Tim
  Gardner, Kenny Brown, Garry Howell, Larry Cerquettini, Rich DeLong III, Bill Shoemaker, Al
  Sallie, Mike Gilmore, Keith Wood, Roy Moore, Richard Hansen, Eric Virta, Greg Crutcher. 
  Super Late Models First Main event-Jim McGill, Russell White, Andrew Phipps, Mike Price,
  Rod Johnson, Brian Ickler, Brandon Loverock, Van Knill, Kevin O'Connell, Nathan Wulff, Dan
  Moore, Mike Mulhall, Ed Hoffman, Gary Jenkins, Scott Conaway (#38), Eric Richardson, Scott
  Calvin, Dan O'Donnell, Andy Coyle, David Ross, Robby Sawyer, Dennis Arena, Stephan Peace,
  Steve Hamilton, Todd Southwell, Craig Yeaton.   Second Super Late Models Main Event-
  Phipps, McGill, Ickler, Johnson, White, Wulff, Richardson, Mulhall, Coyle, O'Donnell, Sawyer,
  Ross, Arena, Knill, Conaway (#38), Calvin, Jenkins, Hamilton, Moore, Loverock, Price,
  Southwell, O'Connell, Peace, Hoffman,Yeaton. (from Tim Kennedy's race report)
*Aug 13, NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Modified Series, Ponderosa Speedway-Junction
  City, KY, Race results:  A Main-Joey Kramer, Victor Lee, Justin Rattliff, Jason Wheatley, Kelly
  Warren, Tommy Bailey, Clint Shutts, Joe Turner, Adam Gootee, Jimmy Payne, Dennis Barton,
  Shon Flanery, Robbie Sanders, Anthony Reams, Keith Denny, Dustin Linville, Rick King, Aaron
  Coffey, Mike Taylor, Brian Marksbury, Zane Morgan, Arnold Adams, Adam Cole. (M. Despain)
*Aug 13, NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Modified Series, Bluegrass Speedway-Bardstown,
  KY, race results: B Main-Elliott Despain, Keith Denny, Joey Jones, Shon Flanery, Chuck
  Freeman, Randy Turpin, J.T. Ayers, Robbie Turner, Mark Bell, Robbie Bennett, Rattliff Motors.
  A Main 5th Annual Bluegrass Rumble- Josh Lucas, Justin Rattliff, Kelly Warren, Don
  Adams, Freddy Garmon, Joey Kramer, Jason Wheatley, Joe Mattingly, Clint Shutts, Adam Cole,
  Joe Turner, Adam Gootee, Keith Denny, Elliott Despain, Randy Turpin, Dustin Linville, Joey
  Jones, Shon Flanery, Mike Watson, Dion Benningfield.  (Michael Despain)
*NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Modified Series Top Ten Points standings:  Joey Kramer
  2245, Kelly Warren 1960, Justin Rattliff 1920, Joe Turner 1610, Adam Cole 1580, Dustin
  Linville 1205, Hank Bradley 1170, Jimmy Payne 1100, Keith Denny 960, Jason Perry 885.
*Editor's notes: The following information was shared with us by Mark Breznay:  1) The 1967
  NASCAR Summernationals Program, which celebrates its 38th anniversary starting this Thurs-
  day. Thanks to George Lucas for this program. 2) We now have a Niagara Falls NY forum called
  "First And Falls," for present and former residents of that "fair" city. Have something to say about
  Niagara Falls, or the surrounding area?  Post it there.  3) We are now up to 84 members and
  growing slowly. Many of you on this email list have previously been members. Why not rejoin? 4)
  Our message board runs in spurts. We'll get a sudden spate of action and then it will be quiet for a
  few days. If you choose to sign up and why wouldn't you want to? Please visit often and have your
  say-so on our message board, as that is the best way I know of, to make the site grow. 5) We are
  always looking for Niagara Dragstrip photos, so if you have em, scan em & send em this way.
  Specifically, I am looking for a front view of Jerry Hamam's shop on Lockport Road. Finally, we
  are still looking for the Bardahl "villains" of yesteryear. Specifically, "Gummy Rings," "Sticky
  Valves" and "Dirty Sludge."  Also, there is an image of those three, plus "Blacky Carbon" peering
  out from under the hood of a car that I'd like to get my hands on.  I have 2 versions of "Blacky,"
  plus the detective, "Mr Bardahl," so if you find those, go ahead and send them, because they might
  be different from what I already have. You'll find the link to the site below. Til next time! See
  (Mark Breznay)
*I just got back home (Salt Lake City area) from the salt.  I had been camping (well, sleep-
  ing in my "Ugly Truck") at the bend in the road and the all-night rain kinda convinced me
  that there probably wouldn't be a lot going on in the next little while.  I may return tomor-
  row.  As far as the weather goes, the rain was pretty much steady all night (at least as
  much as I remember of it...I tried to get a little sleep in between fireworks explosions from
  the other side of the canal.)  The clay at the bend was really slippery this morning and the
  rain was falling steadily.  I didn't go out to the salt, but rather went to the truck stop where
  many racers were gathered, some at the Salt Flats Cafe, some just standing outside under
  the roof's overhang, trying to stay out of the rain.  When I got back I checked the weather
  forecast for Wendover:
  and it looks like it's supposed to get clear and sunny again on Wednesday....with the possib-
  ility of some showers early, followed by clearing and mostly sunny conditions. Temperat-
  ures are forecast in the mid 80s for the remainder of the week.  I have no idea how this
  will affect the course or if a new, smoother course can be laid out when the rain stops and
  things dry out a bit.  My impression is that the mood of the meet has been dampened by
  John Beckett's death, the course conditions and now the rain.  I hope things will smooth
  out (literally) after the salt dries a bit.  See http://www.chevyasylum.com   (Ray Buck)
*NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Modified Series Points standings: Joey Kramer 2245, Kelly
  Warren 1960, Justin Rattliff 1920, Joe Turner 1610, Adam Cole 1580, Dustin Linville 1205,
  Hank Bradley 1170, Jimmy Payne 1100, Keith Denny 960, Jason Perry 885.   (Dustin Jarrett)
*The next race at the Perris Auto Speedway, Lake Perris, CA, will be the Jeff Bagley Classic
  on August 20.  (Scott Daloisio and Kim Donner)
*West Coast Stock Car Hall of Famer Troy Ruttman will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall
  of Fame of America on Thursday, August 18, in Detroit, Michigan.  Other inductees will include
  NASCAR champion Benny Parsons and Indianapolis 500 winner Tom Sneva, two of the most
  popular drivers in American motor sports.  They will be among a group of 9 racing personalities
  inducted into the Motorsports Hall Of Fame of America. Better known as a TV [NBC/TNT]
  racing analyst by today's viewers, Parsons won the 1973 Winston Cup championship in one of
  stock car racing's most dramatic finishes. He also won the 1975 Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600
  and the final race at Ontario Motor Speedway, the 1980 L.A. Times 500. Other inductees are:
  Hurley Haywood; Tommy Ivo; Danny Foster; Jay Springsteen; NASCAR's John Holman and
  Ralph Moody; Indy 500 winner Troy Ruttman.  The nine will join 126 already enshrined in the
  Motorsports Hall of Fame in Novi, Michigan.  For more information on the West Coast Stock
  Car Hall of Fame: www.stockcarreunion.com    (Tim Meyer)