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*Kenny Parks, CRA member, Jalopy racer, and previous owner of Bell Auto Helmets, has been
  diagnosed with bone cancer. He is at home under hospice care. Due to his condition, it is advised
  that you do not contact him by phone as this is hard on his family, and they need their strength to
  care for him.  Kenny's two sons have asked that you send emails to them and they will print them
  out and take them to Kenny.  You can use the following email addresses to reach him: 
  slparks@charter.net, and maggiesfolks@sbcglobal.net.  Kenny was a long time employee at Bell
  Auto Parts under Roy Richter, and was involved in racing all of his life.  Please include your
  home phone number if you would like to speak to Kenny.  Based on his health and strength, he
  may be able to call you. If not, you can continue to communicate with Kenny through his two sons.  
*Doug Stokes and Chet Knox, owners of Autobooks/Aerobooks, in Burbank, California, have
  just announced the purchase of Miss Information's Automotive Calendar of Events Magazine
  from Joan Denver.
*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 
*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)
  Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 11, Nov 18.           
*SCTA El Mirage Dry Lakes (Southern California) Timing Trials schedule: 
  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)
  Oct 8-15, Southern California Fair
  Oct 22, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
  Oct 29, PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Extreme Trucks & SUV, Hornets/Cruisers
*2005 California Dragway schedule at the dragstrip, California Speedway, Fontana, CA. 
  Contact Dave Danish at 909-429-5060 or go online at www.Californiaspeedway.com.  All
  dates and times are subject to change:
  Oct 21-23, 8am, Edelbrock Fall Nationals-Pacific Street Car Association (10am on the 21st)
  Nov 12, 8am, 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.
  October 8  Super Late Models, Late Models, Pick Your Part Figure 8s.
  October 15  Super Late Models, Super Stocks, West Coast Pro Trucks, Dodge Super Trucks,
            Ford Focus Midgets.
*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):
  Oct 15 race at Orange Show Speedway to air Nov 26, 8PM, Repeat Broadcast TBA   
  Oct 29 race at Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway to air Dec 3, 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:
  Oct 28-30, 12th Annual Southeastern Nationals, Charlotte, NC
  Oct 29-30, 7th Annual Fuel & Gas Finals, Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, CA
*Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum Reunions.  Call 909-622-8562
*2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule.
  Oct 20-23, 5th Annual ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals, Las Vegas, NV
  Nov 3-6, 41st Annual Auto Club Finals, Pomona, CA
*2005 King of Indiana Sprint Series Schedule: For info call Mike OLeary 812-825-9614 
*SEMA Club Newsletter is at www.semasan.com
*Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) 2005 racing schedule:                                                                                         
  Oct 7-9 Challenger Raceway,  TBA
  Raindate Oct 21-23 See macs1@verizon.net and  http://www.macsracing.com  (Andy Geesey)  
*2005 Crown Royal IROC Series schedule:
  Oct 29, Atlanta Motor Speedway
*2005 Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series schedule (Linda K. Mansfield)
  Oct 7-9, Virginia International Raceway, 400 Km
  Dec 2-4 Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 400 Km-1000 Km
*2005 Nextel Cup Series schedule (NASCAR):      
  Oct 9, Kansas Speedway
  Oct 15, Lowe's Motor Speedway
  Oct 23, Martinsville Speedway       
  Oct 30, Atlanta 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:
  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
  Oct. 7-8-9  SBR National Trail Raceway T Columbus, OH
  Oct. 21-23  Gainesville Raceway T Gainesville, FL
*2005 Schedule for the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:    
  Oct  14, Test n Tune 6-10 p.m.
       14, BFGoodrich Midnight Mayhem 10pm-2am.
       15, 2nd Rockabilly Rod Reunion (www.rockabillyrodreunion.com), 9am-5pm. Pre 1965
             hot rod/custom car show, kustom kulture celebrities, pin-up girl contest, vendors and
             swap meet, rockabilly/surf bands  (Cadillac Angels, Dragstrip Riot, DJ Flattop Tom),
             pre 1965 nostalgia bracket racing.
       15, BFGoodrich Super Tuner 6pm-1am. Buick Grand National Racing Assn, Supras Invade
             The Strip 2005, Euro Entertainment Super Tuner Car Show.
       16, W Coast Top Comp Assn, ET bracket race, LV Corvette Club, Diesel Hot Rod Assn
       20-23, NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals (www.nhra.com)
       27, NHRA Lucas Oil Series Test n Tune 9am-5pm.
       28-30, Short Line Express Markets NHRA Lucas Oil Series Finals 7am-9pm.
       (John Bisci, LVMS Public Relations, 702-632-8231, jbisci@lvms.com)
*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,
  For rider signup see Ryan Evans at 626-643-7598 or email sideways31@aol.com.
*2005 Stacker 2 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule: (Doc Lehman)                                                                         
  10/7-8      West Virginia Motor Speedway, Mineral Wells, WV                                 
  10/28-29  Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, Calvert City, KY   
'Track Roadsters: The Road to Indy,' Coming to Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum
New exhibit to run Oct. 22, 2005-Jan. 15, 2006.
From the dirt tracks of yesteryear to the hallowed asphalt at Indy, the history of track roadsters is
coming to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum as a new exhibit. "Track Roadsters: The
Road to Indy," will run from Oct. 22, 2005 through Jan. 15, 2006, in the Museum's special exhibit
hall and will feature several authentic track roadsters set on a dirt-track diorama, as well as rare
period photos, memorabilia and film footage. The exhibit is presented by Irwindale Speedway.
Performance Racing Industry is a supporting sponsor. "This is an opportunity to learn the history of
this seminal sport which contributed so much to American Oval Track racing as we know it today,"
said Greg Sharp, curator of the Parks Museum. "Legendary track roadster drivers such as Troy
Ruttman, Manny Ayulo and Jack McGrath went on to star at Indy.  In fact, 73 track roadster
drivers qualified for the Indy 500 and 19 of them won it!"  Sharp said the exhibit is in conjunction
with Dick Wallen's new book, "Roaring Roadsters - The Road to Indy." There will be special
events during the show's run, including a gala event tentatively set for Tues., Nov. 22 and a
Saturday morning panel discussion sometime in early January 2006. The Track Roadsters show
is the latest in the Museum's on-going race-related displays such which have included the Salute
to Parnelli Jones, 100 Years of Ford Racing and the Edelbrock Performance Legacy exhibits.
 Named for the founder of the National Hot Rod Association, the Wally Parks NHRA
Motorsports Museum presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California houses the very
roots of hot rodding. Scores of famous vehicles spanning American motorsports history are on
display, including winning cars representing 50 years of drag racing, dry lakes and salt-flat racers,
oval track challengers and exhibits describing their colorful backgrounds.  The Wally Parks NHRA
Motorsports Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., PST. Current
NHRA members are admitted free. Admission for non-members is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 60
and older, $3 for juniors six through 15, and free for children under the age of five. The Museum is
also available for private parties, meetings, corporate events, weddings and special group tours.
The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is located at Fairplex Gate 1, 1101 W. McKinley
Ave. in Pomona. For further information on special exhibits, museum events or directions, call
909/622-2133 or visit http://museum.nhra.com.
*Wally Pankratz, a great veteran retires at Irwindale Speedway, on November 24, 2005.  By
Doug Stokes.  His racing record should see him shortly in the Hall of Fame. His story-telling ability
should have seen him on the stage, doing stand-up.  His physical prowess and knowledge of the
game should have seen him coaching championship-level college football. And his personality
should have seen him in political office as perhaps a crusading congressman, or a sensitive senator.  
Instead, here's Wally Pankratz, 57 years old, sitting dazed in a USAC Midget racked up on the
Irwindale Speedway crash wall midway between turns three and four, with one of the safety crew
screaming, "Billy!…Billy!" two inches from his face, trying to knock the cobwebs and cotton out
of his head. Wally had already ridden his own car into (almost) that very same spot during practice,
damaging it beyond the kind of repair that would get it going that night. Friend and fellow racer
Billy Sipe loaned Wally a car so that he could run in the main that night (after all it was the Turkey
Night Grand Prix, a race that both he and his father both competed in). Wally (with the TV in-car
camera as usual) was most likely as pissed off as he was stunned, sitting there in another wrecked
midget, embarrassing for a guy who had a rep. for racing hard and clean and for not going on his
head very often.  Ok, so here's an EMT in the bright yellow fire suit sticking half his body into the
tight little cockpit and yelling: "Billy!…Billy! Are You Alright? Billy! To Wally, who, up until that
moment was almost wishing that he was somewhere else, maybe even someone else, that crash
guys words and the action going on around his just didn't compute. Pankratz knew that he had
crashed pretty hard, but not THAT hard, he sure thought his name was Wally and these guys were
yelling at him, and calling him "Billy."  "Whoa, I musta hit harder than I thought!"  Wally took that
licking, and kept on ticking (big time) by going on to win the 2000 USAC Western States Midget
Championship.  His record shows a studly sixty three Supermodifieds main event wins, forty-three
Midget main events, and seven Sprint Car victories. He was the Ascot Midget Champ in 1977,
and the Super Modified Champ in '81.  His 2000 USAC championship was perhaps one of the
most popular of any USAC driving star's ever. Fans and friends celebrated this guy's driving
abilities long and hard, but the real celebration for this guy is in the number of people who he has
helped, encouraged, trained, counseled, commiserated with, had a cold one or two with,  listened
to, advised, taught, trained, or just plain befriended.  (Doug Stokes)
*RIGHT COAST ASSOCIATION have announced that Year One of Braselton, GA, will serve
  as the Title Sponsor for the 2005 Myrtle Beach Fall Cruise slated for Oct. 21-23, at Inlet
  Square-Murrells Inlet, SC.  The Year One Myrtle Beach Fall Cruise is open to all make, models
  and year vehicles and will feature special events, runs and activities. Vehicle Entrants will receive
  a coupon book with special offers and hundreds of dollars in discounts for Myrtle Beach area
  attractions, restaurants, golf courses, stores and other great things to see and do while you're
  cruising the Grand Strand. Two participants will also be selected as finalists in the Right Coast
  Association 2006 Hot Rod Giveaway.   (Jack Lawford Www.Hotrodhotline.com)
*Irwindale begins life after Stokes, By Keith Lair, San Gabriel Valley News Staff Writer 
  Saturday night will be oval racing program No. 291 in the history of Irwindale Speedway. But it
  will be the first without Employee No. 1, communications director Doug Stokes.  Oh, Stokes
  plans to watch some of Saturday night's program. But it will not be as part of the track's manage-
  ment team. The Duarte resident, who was the last original employee of the company, left earlier
  this week to become a part owner of Autobooks-Aerobooks in Burbank.  Stokes, a fixture of
  Southern California motor racing public relations for nearly 30 years, says he will probably
  venture to the track at about 7:30 pm, after the venerable Burbank store closes. It will be only
  the second time in the history of the track that Stokes, seemingly the speedway's No. 1
  ambassador, won't be in his press room office by noon; the only other time it happened, he was
  in the hospital with pneumonia.  "Everyone here has been really, really good," Stokes said. "I hate
  to leave in midseason, with four nights left, but the situation at my new employment requires my
  presence. This new adventure is an opportunity for ownership for me in a field that I've loved for
  a long, long time."  Stokes might not be well known by those who chance upon a track visit once
  in awhile, or even by season-ticket holders. But he is a key cog in the Irwindale machinery. He
  has no control over the track's racing program, but for those who want something special, even
  if it's a quick behind-the-scenes look, Stokes has his hand stuck in the process somewhere. He
  knows nearly everyone in the motor racing community, and frequently gets them to the track. Last
  December, the American Auto Racing Writer and Broadcasters Association awarded Stokes, 64,
  with its Jim Chapman Award for outstanding contributions in public relations. For once in his life,
  Stokes -- who can talk a mile a minute -- was speechless. He was also selected NASCAR's
  Team Player Award in 2001 during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway.  "His love
  of Irwindale Speedway is phenomenal," track general manager Bob DeFazio said. "He's a great
  guy and dedicated to the speedway and the sport itself.  He has incredible enthusiasm.  He has
  made my job easier.  Guys like him are few and far between."  Love for the track?  Stokes is the
  only employee who drives around in a car that looks like it is ready to go racing, with the logo for
  Irwindale in prominent places and the track's series sponsors also placed advantageously on his
  car.  But his love for 54-year-old Autobooks happened long before the current track was even a
  dream; he was a junior in high school in Covina.  That's when he began his frequent visits to the
  Burbank store, which also draws the famous, like Tonight Show host Jay Leno. "So, when I was
  visiting owner Chet Knox," Stokes recalled, "I saw a sign in the window for help wanted.  I
  told Chet that when I retire, I'm going to apply.  Chet said, ‘Why not now?"'  They agreed by
  handshake, and Stokes became the company's general manager and vice president.  Knox says
  Stokes could eventually acquire control of the store.  "It's not like I haven't worked behind a
  counter before," said Stokes, a former Studio City Camera worker. "I've worked with inventory,
  taking care of stock, selling."  However, his biggest influence has been on Southern California
  racing.  He was the executive director of the International Kart Federation, watching racers like
  Michael Andretti, Scott Pruett and Bryan Herta before they grew into the sport. He was the
  righthand man to Mickey Thompson's off-road racing series, which exposed the desert sport to
  stadiums throughout the United States.  He handled supercross media for Suzuki and then
  became the first public relations director at Perris Speedway, which many call the finest dirt track
  facility in the country, and until this week, the only public relations director at Irwindale, called by
  many the nation's best short track.  "The people I have worked with are awesome," he said.
  "There is a certain camaraderie, I know I'm going to miss. Like on Turkey Night."  Stokes was
  on the ground floor in the development of the track. Pasadena's Victor Cuilla, the owner of Twin
  Palms restaurant, and Stokes spent many hours formulating the track's concept and working
  behind the scenes with the city of Irwindale for more than a year before the project got off the
  ground.  Eventual Irwindale Speedway CEO Jim Williams formally hired Stokes and general
  manager Ray Wilkings at the same time once the facility appeared to receive the go-ahead. The
  pair shared a small mobile office for months on a landfill that had nothing but dirt, a facility layout
  on the wall and a lot of dreams. Yet, Stokes would call reporters nearly once a week to tell of
  progress, even if only dirt had been moved.  "We had many fond memories in the beginning,"
  Wilkins told Stokes this week.  DeFazio said he has not made an immediate decision on a
  replacement, and Stokes will serve in an advisory role until then.  Autobooks-Aerobooks sells
  books, magazines, scale models, DVDs, videos and other items about nearly every make of car
  and airplane made.  "You never know who you'll meet at this place," Knox said. "It's always
  been a focal point for the faithful, a place where the California car culture is celebrated in print by
  many of the people who are a vital part of it."  A prime example, Stokes says, is NASCAR
  broadcaster Mike Joy.  "Do you know who that is?" Stokes said he told Knox when Joy was in
  the store.  "A regular customer," Knox said.  Joy said Leno told him about the store, and he visits
  every time he is in Southern California.  Keith Lair can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext.
  2272, or by e-mail at keith.lair@sgvn.com.
* "...7:10 am Monday.  Just received a call from Larry Volk. He and Gary Allen called from
  the salt.  The salt is under a considerable amount of water and it was/is raining.  We have
  no choice but to cancel our upcoming World Finals (at Bonneville) event.  Thanks to all
  you folks that volunteered to help put on the event.  We'll be in touch this coming spring as
  we prepare for next years Speed Week."   (Mike Waters)
*Oct 1, O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series, Florence Speedway,
  Union, KY, race results.    B-Main #1-Casey Noonan, Mike Jewell, John Gill, Jerry Rice, Tyrel
  Todd, Dan Hoard, Duane Chamberlain, Michael England, Ted Nobbe, Jordan Bland, Devin
  Sebree, Paul Davis, Robby Hensley, Adrian Nichols, Chris Stilwell, John Holt, Jason Keltner,
  Barry Doss.   B-Main #2-Roger Williams, Greg Lucas, Eric Myers, Bob Lanter, Jeff Watson,
  Jeff Raisor, Chad Smith, Mike Luna, Blake Chinn, Dan Deaton, Larry Pickleheimer Jr, Jeff Alsip,
  Tim Tungate, Steve Landrum, Brad Eitniear, Don O'Neal, Dustin Neat.   O'Reilly Auto Parts
  Fall 50-Darrell Lanigan, Scott James, Audie McWilliams, Freddy Smith, Steve Casebolt, Brad
  Neat, Mike Jewell, Jesse James Lay, Bryan Barber, Tyrel Todd, Chris Combs, Whitney
  McQueary, Scotty Earl, Casey Noonan, Roger Williams, Josh Williams, Doug Dodd, Greg
  Johnson, Rick Corbin, Steve Landrum, Tim Tungate, Johnny Wheeler, Michael Chilton, Shannon
  Thornsberry, Greg Lucas.    (Dustin Jarrett/NARA)
*The El Mirage, CA, dry lake surface is in better shape than I've seen for quite a while &
  holding up really well.  We were out testing & doing driver development runs  & ran
  through a tank of gas  & you can not see where we had been.  What has happened is this
  last rain, filled in around the segment, making the surface nearly solid.  (George Callaway)
*Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, California, Race results from Tim Kennedy:  5000 spectators
  saw the longest NASCAR Lucas Oil Super Late Model race (a non-points 200 lap-Open), plus
  the longest Figure 8 race--a one-hour World Championship for the track's largest Figure-8
  winner's payoff of $10,000.  Figure 8 regular "Barefoot" Billy Ziemann won in Figure 8's.  Speed
  Truck rookie Bobby McGowan won the ASA Speed Truck event.  Brian Ickler won the Super
  Late Model race.  A four-car Super-modified Racing League (SRL) demonstration 10-lap race
  entertained fans during the SLM intermission.  Greg Pursley, a 2005 NASCAR GN West driver,
  and David Ross made contact in turn three and slammed into the crash-wall. Pursley's car quickly
  erupted into flames from the back end. The inferno from spilled fuel engulfed the car's interior to
  the driver's seat. In seconds, Pursley tumbled out of the car onto the track and rolled away from
  the No. 13 Monte Carlo.  IS safety workers extinguished flames quickly and paramedics tended
  to Pursley.  He walked to the track ambulance and was examined by Los Angeles County para-
  medics called to the scene.  See www.IrwindaleSpeedway.com.  (Doug Stokes)
*World Finals 2005 Update, Oct 3, the on-site morning report states: "Water...everywhere and
  now raining."  World Finals 2005 is officially cancelled. All pre-entry monies will be promptly
  returned; no credit cards have been charged.  Thank you for your support.  Roy Creel-Chairman
  Bonneville Nationals Inc.  (Landspeed Louise)
 *NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series, Soggy Bottom Speedway-
  Morgantown, KY-Oct 1, race results.   B-Main #1-Justin Rattliff, Tim Dierlam, Alan Gates,
  Robbie Sanders, Dustin Linville, Eric Adkins, Sam Murphy Jr, Scott Boley, Phillip Hill, Quentin
  Embrey.   B-Main #2-Brandon Tomes, Adam Cole, Shon Flanery, Kevin Westerfield, Sam
  Murphy Sr, Randy Westerfield, Terry Edwards, Steve Johnson Jr.   7th Annual Battle at the
  Bottom-Jimmy Westerfield, Russell Childress, Joey Kramer, Justin Rattliff, Brandon Wilson,
  Randy Westerfield, Tim Dierlam, Robbie Sanders, Joe David Turner, Ronnie Falloway, Shon
  Flanery, Brandon Tomes, Josh Belcher, Ed Shamhart, Randle Sweeney, Trent Young, Alan
  Gates, Adam Cole, Paul Miles, Kelly Warren, Shelby Miles.
*NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series, 2005 Final Championship
  Points Standings: Joey Kramer 2965, Justin Rattliff 2590, Kelly Warren 2520, Joe Turner 2175,
  Adam Cole 2080, Dustin Linville 1595, Shon Flanery 1350, Jason Perry 1270, Jimmy Payne
  1265, Hank Bradley 1170.   (Michael Despain)
*SEMA legislation (H.B. 2156/H.B. 2212) would create a vehicle registration classification for
  street rods and custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles will be
  reviewed by the Massachusetts Joint transportation Committee on Oct 27.  Introduced by
  separate sponsors, H.B. 2156 and H.B. 2212 define a street rod as an altered vehicle manufact-
  ured before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 25 years old and manufactured after
  1948.  Both bills allow kit cars and replica vehicles to be assigned a certificate of title bearing the
  same model year designation as the production vehicle it most closely resembles. (Jason Tolleson)
*2005 NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Final Points Standings: Joey
  Kramer 2965, Justin Rattliff  2590, Kelly Warren 2520, Joe Turner 2175, Adam Cole  2080,
  Dustin Linville  1595, Shon Flanary 1350, Jason Perry 1270, Jimmy Payne 1265, Hank Bradley
*Mike Jewell and Tim Tungate each scored 3495 points to tie for the O'Reilly NARA Battle
  of the Bluegrass DirtCar, and will be crowned Co-Champions for the 2005 season.  Whitney
  McQueary took 3rd place in the points chase.  Final results are: 3495 Mike Jewell, 3495 Tim
  Tungate, 3435 Whitney McQueary, 3200 Aaron Hatton, 3150 Chris Combs, 3110 Tyrel Todd,
  3035 Michael England, 2905 Wayne Chinn, 2620 Frankie Coomer, 2545 Shannon Thornsberry.
  (Dustin Jarrett)