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*I know some of you already know that Topper Chasse is ill and in the hospital with Acute
  Lukemia and some of you are just now hearing it for the first time. Topper has so many
  friends and unfortunately I don't have everyone's email addresses and of course not every
  one has access to email. We are hoping that those of you who do receive this will pass this
  along.  He is now receiving some very aggressive chemo treatment and it will be a lenghty
  hospital stay.  He has already had several visitors but with his illness and the chemo he is
  very weak and tires easily. As the chemo treatments continue he will be more and more
  tired and some days be very ill from the treatment. Barbara is asking that that you hold
  off visits for now.  You can email or call the office and we can give you updates on his
  condition and let you know when it looks like he may be up for some friendly faces to
  come see him.  Email Topper at mrcco@mrcco.com (David Scully)
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*Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, California, announced that Doug Stokes, the track's Director
  of Communications, will be joining the staff of the Autobooks-Aerobooks bookstore in Burbank,
  California.  Stokes will become the general manager and partner (vice president) in the privately-
  held company which owns and operates the 54 year-old business.  "Doug's our first, best, and
  only PR-Guy at Irwindale, he's been here since day one, and we're very pleased that this new
  position will allow him to continue a close association with the Speedway," said Bob DeFazio.  
  Stokes will assist the Speedway with National Events. "We feel very lucky to be able to welcome
  Doug into this operation," said store owner Chet Knox. "Doug's been an Autobooks regular
  since the mid-sixties, always a fan, and always a keen supporter of this establishment.  Now he's
  coming aboard as a regular part of its management team, and we couldn't be more pleased." 
  "This might be a good opportunity to publicly thank everyone who has worked with me on staff
  and especially two of the people who put me in such a great job in the first place, Jim Williams
  and Bob DeFazio," said Stokes.  "Their vision and hard work have truly given motor-sports one
  of its finest facilities. I also want to take time here to sincerely thank all of my colleagues in the
  media, " he added. "Without you, your words, your pictures, and your voices, we never would
  have had the kind run that we've enjoyed so far at the Speedway."
*Finally all the water is gone, we do have some good size "sink holes" & large areas of
  "Potato Chipping"   Its hard to find where we ran the first 3 meets.  Kalbach was in hopes
  of going back & starting "over" again in the area of the May course. It will be WAIT &
  see if the 3 rain storms helped the conditions.  Not too many jerks had gotten out in the
  wet. For some reason, our VISITOR count is way down this year & that helps to keep
  people out of the wet lake. The Mayor  Editor's notes: The Mayor is George Callaway and
  he lives at El Mirage Dry Lake and keeps an eye out so that we have a nice dry lake in Southern
  California to race our land speed cars on.  The SCTA has been holding land speed time trials on
  El Mirage Dry Lake since 1946.  During the winter months, hooligans will go out onto the lake
  bed when it is wet and run in circles, leaving the lakebed rutted and scarred.  Volunteers like
  George and Chuck Kalbach, help to preserve the lakebed for our usage.  Our thanks and
  appreciation go out to all of the volunteers.
*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 
*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 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)
*I'm in the process of putting together a book on 100 years of motor sports in San Diego
  It's a picture story from Barney Oldfield racing at Lakeside in 1907 to the last outpost
  now at Indian country with a drag strip and quarter mile oval.  They raced on abandoned
  Army base roads, auxiliary airfields, parking lots, fairgrounds and a high school running
  track.  Sadly, they have gone. The last is Cajon Speedway, giving way to future aircraft
  hangars.  The only events left are annual events in Qualcomm Stadium, Baja off-road and
  the Bayfair hydros.  I have most of the photos from my collection through 1980 so I'll have
  to research for some beyond that date.  If anyone would like to contribute, concerning
  Bayfair and Qualcomm Stadium's Supercross have them get in touch.  Book should be out
  mid-2006.  Since the closing of Cajon Speedway, our hour-long video on that track's
  history should have more appeal.  It's called Short Trackin' at $19.95 DVD or VHS.  I can
  be reached (619) 583-0432 or email: Johnny23@Cox.Net  Thanks, Johnny McDonald
*August 27, Perris Auto Speedway, Lake Perris, CA, race results:  SUPER STOCKS- Mike
  Hixson, Ed Perry, Terry Hershberger, Ken Searcy, Brian Pannone.  STREET STOCKS-Jim
  Coates, Kyle Gomez, Curtis Dietzsch, Joe Falduto, Hap Veritch.  HORNETS-Bobby Hogerhuis,
  Mark Howison, Jaeger Jones, John Denver, Dave Yungen.   IMCA MODIFIEDS-Jay Henson,
  Johnny Lathrop, Rex McGuire, Travis Gorsuch, Alan Updyke.   California Lightning Sprint
  Cars-Johnny Bates, Brent Sexton, Robert Early, Steve Barnette, Gary Sexton.  (Scott Daloisio)
*U.S.F.R.A. Officials inspected the coarses at Bonneville on August 28 with the following
  findings: There is still a significant amount of water on the Salt, but all of it was west of the current
  courses. Only the starting line areas had some intermittent standing water in the 1st quarter to half
  mile. The current long course is still rough. However, test drags of the Speedweek Short Course
  showed significant improvement over the August Long Course. Test Dragging was done well past
  the 7 mile showing a consistent surface that can be used for World of Speed.  The issue is being
  able to reduce the amount of standing water to the west that could easily be blown over all
  courses at WOS. Officials will revisit the courses on the 1st weekend of Sept. to make a decision
  on WOS. Findings will be posted on www.saltflats.com by Sunday Sept. 4. Gary Allen, Monty
  Widdison, Hugh Coltharp, Ellen Wilkinson, Gary Wilkinson, Jim Burkdoll.  (Gary & Ellen
  Wilkinson, Utah Salt Flats Racing Association, World of Speed, Sept 14-17, 2005)
*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)
  Sept 2, Sept 9, Sept 16, Sept 23, Sept 30,
*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 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)
  Sept 3, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars – 50 Laps
  Sept 10, PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Extreme Trucks & SUV, Hornets, Cruisers
  Sept 17, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
  Sept 24, 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:
  Sept 15-18, 7am, NHRA Lucas Oil Series (9am on the 15th)
  Sept 24, Noon, Street legals
*Irwindale Speedway programs, see www.Irwindalespeedway.com for schedules and updates.
  2005 Irwindale oval track racing schedule:  Gates open 4:30, races start at 6pm.
  September 3  Demolition Derby, Monster Trucks, West Coast Pro Trucks, Legend Cars.
  September 10  Super Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks,
            Pick Your Part Figure 8s.
  September 17  Late Models, Mini Stocks, West Coast Pro Trucks, Dodge Super Trucks, 
            Legend Cars.
  September 24  Super Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks,
            Pure Stocks-Women, 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
  2005 Season Review to air Dec 10 and 17 at 8PM      
*2005 Southern California Top Comp Schedule:   (From Gregg Suyenaga)
  Race 7 October 15 Las Vegas Mike's Transmission
  Race 8 October 16 Las Vegas Mike's Transmission
*2005 Goodguys Schedule of Events.  See www.goodguys.com or call 925-838-9876:
  Sept 3-4, 1st Annual Northwest Nostalgia Drags, Pacific Raceways, Seattle, WA
  Sept 9-11, 8th Annual Colorado Springs Nationals, Colorado Springs, CO
  Sept 16-18, 14th Annual East Coast Nationals, Rhinebeck, NY
  Sept 23-25, 4th Annual Mid-Western Nationals, Kansas City, KS
  Sept 30-Oct 1-2, 13th Annual Lone Star Nationals, Ft Worth, TX
*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 31-Sept 5, 51st Annual Mac Tool U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis, IND
  Sept 15-18, 21st Annual NHRA Nationals, Reading, PA
  Sept 22-25, 20th Annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals, Dallas, TX
  Sept 29-Oct 2, 5th Annual Carquest Auto Parts Nationals, Chicago, ILL
*2005 King of Indiana Sprint Series Schedule: For info call Mike OLeary 812-825-9614 
*SEMA Club Newsletter is at www.semasan.com
  Sep 3, Sweetwater, TN, Open Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, cruiser002@charter.net
  Sep 4, Marshfield, MASS, 25th Car Show, Swap Meet  spindlescarclub@yahoo.com
  Sep 5, Iowa Falls, IA, 9th Car Show, Scenic City Cruisers  www.sceniccitycarshow.com
*Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) 2005 racing schedule:                                                 
  Sept 3, Sharon Speedway, 50 laps     
  Sept 4, Portsmouth Raceway Park, 50 laps      
  Sept 17, Virginia Motor Speedway, 50 laps                                            
  Sept 23, Lernerville Speedway, 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)
  Sept 8-10, Phoenix International Raceway
  Sept 22-24, Watkins Glen International, 250 miles
*2005 Nextel Cup Series schedule (NASCAR):      
  Sept 4, California Speedway
  Sept 10,  Richmond International Raceway
  Sept 18, New Hampshire International Speedway
  Sept 25, Dover International 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
  Sept. 30,Oct. 1-2   SBR Virginia Motorsports Park T Richmond-Petersburg, VA
  Oct. 7-8-9  SBR National Trail Raceway T Columbus, OH

*Sept. 2, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com,

   "POWDER PUFF," 4-Cyl and Pure Stocks ONLY.  All Classes.  (Dustin Jarrett)
*Sept 9, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com,
   Regular Show, All Classes.      (Dustin Jarrett)
*Sept. 16, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com,
   Season Championship Double Points.  All Classes.      (Dustin Jarrett)
*Sept. 23, Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio, 740-989-0567, www.skylinespeedway.com,          
   Late Model Special "HARVEST 50." All Classes.      (Dustin Jarrett)
*2005 Schedule for the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:    
  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.
        8, Thursday Night Street Wars street legal grudge drags 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
        9, NHRA Summit Sport Compact Series qualifying and kick off party 6 p.m.-midnight.
       10, Meadow Gold NHRA Jr Dragster Series points race 8am-1pm.
       10, NHRA Summit Sport Compact Series Nationals & SONY Stylefest 6pm-midnight.
       15, Thursday Night Street Wars street legal grudge drags 8pm-1 a.m.
       16, Final GlobePC.com SHOW N GO FRIDAYS 6pm-midnight.
       17, Meadow Gold NHRA Jr. Dragster Series 8am-1pm.
       17, Jerrys Nugget Drag Racing Series LV F-Body Assn drags 6-11pm.
       17, Motorcycle Madness No. 5 -- street bike grudge drags 11pm-1:30am.
       30, Test n Tune 6-10pm.
       30, BFGoodrich Midnight Mayhem 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: 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)             
  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 
*DirtNation Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by
  instant messenger at dirtnation2003 at any of the following instant messenger services online: 
  AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at
  dirtnationradio@yahoo.com and also on radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.                      
*Aug 27, Bluegrass Speedway-Bardstown, KY, race results: Mason Racin' Rebel Shock Dyno
  1st B Main-Earl Pearson Jr, Darrell Lanigan, Michael Chilton, Josh Richards, Jordan Bland,
  Eddie Carrier Jr, Brandon Kinzer, Shannon Babb, Rick Corbin, Justin Rattliff, Chris Combs,
  Michael England, Gary Yeager, Bryant Woodcock, Tim Tungate, Doug Smith.  PPM Racing
  Products 2nd B Main-Bryan Barber, Jimmy Owens, David Powers, Jeff Watson, Tim Dohm,
  Timmy Yeager, Mike Jewell, Freddy Smith, Scotty Earl, Anthony Rushing, Cody Mahoney, Joey
  Daniel, Dan Deaton, Steve Casebolt Jr.  5th Annual Bluegrass Classic Main Event: (60 Laps)-
  Scott Bloomquist, John Gill, Earl Pearson, Jr., Brian Birkhofer, Don O'Neal, Steve Francis,
  Darren Miller, Matt Miller, Greg Johnson, Mike Marlar, Dustin Neat, Brad Neat, Bryan Barber,
  Jimmy Owens, Darrell Lanigan, Scott James, Donnie Moran, Johnny Wheeler, Michael Chilton,
  Tim Dohm, Joey Daniel, Jeff Taylor, Timmy Yeager, Freddy Smith, David Powers
*Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points Standings after Aug 27: Don O'Neal 4985,
  Earl Pearson Jr 4860, Matt Miller 4755, Donnie Moran 4700, Scott James 4030, Freddy Smith
  3830, Tim Dohm 3440, Brady Smith 2830, Brian Birkhofer 2725, Terry English 2360. (J. Essex)
*Oct 15, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, $500-to-win pin-up girl contest at the 2nd 
  annual Rockabilly Rod Reunion.  Please bring a change of clothes and enter the fantasy school
  girl costume contest that night during Super Tuner Saturday (after the Rockabilly Rod Reunion). 
  Everyone who attends the Rockabilly Rod Reunion is invited to stay for Super Tuner Saturday
  at no extra charge.  See www.rockabillyrodreunion.com, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  Pre-1965 hot rod and
  custom car show, kustom kulture celebrities, pin-up girl contest, vendors and swap meet, rocka
  billy/surf bands, pre-’65 nostalgia bracket racing.  BFGoodrich Super Tuner Saturday Night, 6
  p.m.-1 a.m.  Mike’s Transmission Top Comp Association, Buick Grand National Racing Assoc-
  iation, Supras Invade The Strip ’05, Euro Entertainment Super Tuner Car Show, School girl
  costume contest.  (John Bisci, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 702-632-8231)
*Tickets for the 2005 PASSCAR (Perris Auto Speedway Stock Car Auto Racing) awards
  banquet are on sale now.  The 2005 banquet will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at
  the beautiful Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California.  The festivities will begin with
  a cocktail hour at 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:30.  The awards ceremony honoring the top drivers
  in all five PASSCAR divisions will begin at 8:00 PM with dancing to follow.  Semi-formal attire
  is requested.  Ticket are $60 each and can be ordered by sending a check or money order to:
  Perris Auto Speedway, 18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA  92571.  Deadline for reservat-
  ions is November 12, 2005.  No tickets will be sold at the door and nobody will be admitted
  without a ticket (absolutely no exceptions).  See www.perrisautospeedway.com or call Tanner
  Watson or Kim Donner at 951-940-0134.