Gone Racin' Newsletter # 94 by Richard Parks   051026

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*Kenny Parks passed away on Oct 19, 2005, from bone cancer. He was the younger brother of
  Wally Parks.  Kenny raced stock cars, jalopies, motorcycles and anything that was fast.  He was
  a member of SCTA, CRA and other racing organizations.  He was a long time employee of Bell
  Auto Parts, working the counter where he could meet people.  He later was the general manager
  of the store.  He leaves a wife, Billie, three children, Bob, Bill and Kathy, and numerous grand-
*Gene Russell is in an assisted care facility in Anaheim.  His phone number is 714-563-1956,
  and goes directly into his room.  I am sure he would like to hear from you and others that have
  been his friends in the past years.  (Mary and Al Ocampo) 
*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 28, Nov 11, Nov 18.           
*SCTA El Mirage Dry Lakes (Southern California) Timing Trials schedule: 
  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 29, PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Extreme Trucks & SUV, Hornets/Cruisers
  Nov 3-5, 10th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals
  Nov 12, 5 Star Championship PASSCAR, Super  Stocks, Street Stocks, Extreme Trucks,
          SUV, Hornets & Cruisers
  Nov 19, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars – Jack Kindoll Classic 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:
  Nov 12, 8am, Street legals
  Nov 13, 8am, Antique Nationals
  Dec 3, 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.
  November 13  November 10-13 (tentative date) 3rd RUNNING TOYOTA NASCAR
  November 24  THANKSGIVING NIGHT 2005, 65th Running Thanksgiving Night Grand Prix
           Turkey Night for the Agajanian Trophy, and 50th anniversary of the Agajanian Family
           promotion of this event.   USAC Sprints, USAC Midgets, 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 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 Season completed:   (Gregg Suyenaga)
*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
  Nov 12-13, 16th Annual Autumn Get-Together, Pleasanton, CA
  Nov 19-20, 8th Annual Southeast Nationals, Scottsdale, AZ
*Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum Reunions.  Call 909-622-8562
*2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule.
  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: 
  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)
  Dec 2-4 Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 400 Km-1000 Km
*2005 Nextel Cup Series schedule (NASCAR):        
  Oct 30, Atlanta Motor Speedway
  Nov 6, Texas Motor Speedway       
  Nov 13, Phoenix International Raceway
  Nov 20, Homestead-Miami 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:
  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
*2005 Schedule for the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:    
  Oct  27, NHRA Lucas Oil Series Test n Tune 9am-5pm.
       28-30, Short Line Express Markets NHRA Lucas Oil Series Finals 7am-9pm.
  Nov 4, PSCA Street Car Supernationalls qualifying www.streetcarsupernationals.com 10am-6pm.
        4, BFGoodrich Midnight Mayhem Season Finale Post-SEMA Cruise Night 8pm–1am.
        5, PSCA Street Car Nationals qualifying 8am-4pm.
        6, PSCA Street Car Nationals eliminations 8am-4pm.
       10, Thursday Night Street Wars street legal grudge drags 8pm-1am.
       12-13, All Harley Drag Racing Series (AHDRA) Finals (track rental) 8am-6pm.
        24, Las Vegas Bracket Nationals IV (Thanksgiving Day) 7am-9pm.
        25, Las Vegas Bracket Nationals IV 7am-9pm.
        26, Las Vegas Bracket Nationals IV 7am-9pm.
        27, Las Vegas Bracket Nationals IV 7am-5pm.
  Dec   2, BFGoodrich Midnight Mayhem 7pm-1am.
         3, The Strip at LVMS annual awards banquet  location TBA 7pm.
  (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)
  10/28-29  Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, Calvert City, KY   
*Visit http://www.racersergey.com for the latest on his exploits in the wonderful world of Formula
  Renault racing. Visit http://www.fastlinesinternational.com for the latest exploits! (Gil Bouffard)
*I just received the Readers digest in the mail and there is an article in it about the Hero's Fireman,
  Policeman etc. that went out of their way to help with the disaster relief in New Orleans.  Last
  Sunday I went to the Long Beach swap meet and ran into Jim Travis.  I'm sure most of you
  either know Jim or have certainly heard of him.  Jim is a long time Bonneville racer, record holder,
  restorer of famous race vehicles and a fairly recent member of the Bonneville 200mph club (about
  2000), a life long dream of his.  What I want to tell you about Jim has nothing to do with racing.
  Jim heard that the Red Cross was asking for volunteer's to go to New Orleans and help in the
  relief effort.  He went to the local chapter, in Whittier, CA, I believe.  He signed up and within a
  day or so he was on a plane to New Orleans to help.  I spent about an hour talking to Jim and he
  said it was one of the most gratifying things he has ever done and he came away feeling warm and
  fuzzy about his efforts.  Jim's not a Fireman or a policeman nor to my knowledge has ever been
  one.  Here's just a regular guy that dropped whatever he was in the middle of, took off from L.A.,
  spent a couple of weeks or so and did what only a few folks would do.  He helped feed folks,
  put up sand bags, shuffled folks stranded to safety and any other thing that was asked of him.
  Why!!  Because he was asked and he did it.  I've know Jim for quite awhile and I am glad that I
  got to know that side of him.  A real Hero and he's a racer.  We should all be proud to have Jim
  as "one of us."  Thanks Jim.  (Mike Waters)
*On Monday night (Oct 17) I was honored to receive the first ever Delphi Safety Award for
  my contributions to auto racing safety over the past 30 years.  Delphi is the division of
  General Motors concerned with all GM safety programs. They are the sponsors of the Indy
  Racing League Trackside Fire and Safety Team, the group I have been working with since
  the league's formation. Before that, I worked with the Trackside Team of The Indianapolis
  Motor Speedway as the Secretary of the United States Auto Club Safety Committee, a
  position I continue to hold.  During this time I have developed a rescue device which many
  Paramedic users of the device have identified as the world's ONLY Rapid Extrication
  Device.  To my LGB QB associates...the very first recipient of the Continental Casualty
  Award for Safety in Auto Racing was Ted Halibrand in 1957. The very large trophy, which
  is on display at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum features an actual magnesium
  racing wheel which Ted manufactured.  The trophy presented to me features the figurine
  holding the Shoehorn Device I invented, in good proportion, high overhead.  The Motor
  Racing column in Friday's LA Times (10/21) may have more information regarding this
  award since I had a long conversation with Shav Glick yesterday.  (Bob Falcon)
*Heads up everyone, The October Meet (El Mirage SCTA) has been canceled – see below.
  Please spread the word as not everyone gets e-mail. The El Mirage Trash day on Saturday
  is still on - register between 7:30 and 9am.  There will be pancakes for the early arrivals
  for a $2 donation. Please attend if you can – our group is the largest single user of the
  lake and we need to support the BLM there.  Also, you can drop off toys for the Christmas
  gift program this weekend.  New and unwrapped, they will be very much appreciated by
  the local community. (Becca Livingston)   President Mike Cook visited "Lake" El Mirage this
  morning and found the entire racecourse flooded from the recent rains. The October meet is
  officially cancelled. Information concerning the Nov. meet will be found here as things develop.
*9th Annual Commonwealth Cup, Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, Calvert City, KY. Lucas
  Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points-Earl Pearson Jr 5885, Don O'Neal 5830, Donnie Moran
  5665, Matt Miller 5300, Scott James 4920, Freddy Smith 4480, Tim Dohm 4265, Brady Smith
  2880, Brian Birkhofer 2725, Darren Miller 2700.     (James Essex)
*Pebble Beach is a show that in the past hasn't had much room for Hot Rods and Customs
  but in recent years, those in charge have  come to realize that our field is certainly worthy
  or recognition among collectors.  This year they invited some Customs into the show and
  Barry Mazza sent us  a few pictures of the Customs entered in the Pebble Beach Show. It's
  good to see the Pebble Beach folks finally catching on. (from Www.Hotrodhotline.com)
*...photo gallery for the 2005 Rockabilly Rod Reunion at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor
  www.LVMS.com  Next Rockabilly Rod Reunion is set for Oct 14, 2006.  (John Bisci)
*The State of Massachusetts is considering SEMA model legislation (HB 2156 and HB 2212)
  that would create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles and
  provide for special license plates for these vehicles will be considered by the Massachusetts Joint
  Transportation Committee on Thursday, October 27th.  Introduced by separate sponsors, H.B.
  2156 and H.B. 2212 define a street rod as an altered vehicle manufactured 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)
*...Well that finishes up the best season ever!  5 National event wins, 3 Regional wins and 2
  wins on the Carolina Ford Show Tour, and a win at the "World Finals" in Bowling Green,
  Kentucky.  It's been a heck of a ride.  Other news, feature story in "Race Pages" probably
  a spring 2006 issue.  This week on ESPN2 "Inside Drag Racing" with Bret Kepner, will
  air a piece on the car.  Times are Wednesday 10/27, at 3pm and again on Sunday 10/30
  at 11 or 12 noon (check your cable listing).  Special thanks to Bobby Torres for helping
  me make this happen!  Thanks to everyone from Race Officials to people helping me at
  the truck stops.   (Ed and Mary Randall)
*Pete Lyons, veteran motorsports writer/author will be appearing at Autobooks/Aerobooks in
  Burbank, California, on October 29, 2005, to sign copies of his newly reissued Can-Am book.  
  (Doug Stokes)
*Perris Auto Speedway, Lake Perris, CA, points standings: MC BUILDERS SUPER STOCKS
  PRESENTED BY VISTA PAINT-Terry Hershberger  827, Brain Pannone  745, Mike Hixson 
  686, Ed Perry 681, Ron Meyer 681.   RAMONA TIRE STREET STOCKS-Jeremy Queener
  659, Kevin Busher 643, Curtis Dietzch 605, Rich Barr 590, Joe Falduto 583.  RWD EXTREME
  TRUCKS AND SUV’S-Art Peterson 611, Kenny Mann 598, Jeff Dunham 548, Mike Hixson
  505, Bill Bartel 476.   HORNETS-Tony Thompson 960, Mark Howison 712, John Denver 710,
  Bobby Hogerhuis 684, Dave Yungen 652.  (Scott Daloisio and Kim Donner)
Nov 5, Chandler, AZ, 2nd 5 & Diner Shiner All-Chevy Show www.arizonaimpalas.com
Nov 6, Mesa, AZ, Karl's Custom Show and Swap volksworks@cox.net
Nov 12-13, Pleasanton, CA, 16th Autumn Get-Together www.good-guys.com
Nov 4-6, Gulfport, FLA, 30th Antique Car Show and Swap Meet www.aaca.org/fwcr
Nov 5, Lake Worth, FLA, 39th Annual Pioneer Days Car Show 561/965-5748
Nov 12, Sanford, FLA, 22nd Annual Car Show 407/323-8844
Nov 13, Sarasota, FLA, 22nd Annual Fall Packard Meet flpackardclub@webtv.net
Nov 5-6, Chicago, ILL, Fall Chevy/Vettefest Nationals 708/563-4300
Nov 5-6, Richmond, IND,  33rd Rod and Custom Car Show usa1vet@msn.com
Nov 5, Glen Burnie, MD, 2nd Hot Rod Jalopyrama http://jalopyrama.tripod.com
Nov 12, Truth or Consequences, NM,  T or C Veterans Car Show 505/894-6900
Nov 5, Wilmington, NC, Brits and Battleships www.bmccf.org
Nov 6, Dayton, OH,  31st Annual Swap Meet  rumbleseat@woh.rr.com
Nov 5-6, Franklin, TN,  2nd Kris Kringle Invitational Car Show www.bellevuecruisers.com
*Michigan SB 786: Increases fines for violation of materials or objects obstructing the vision
  of the driver in a motor vehicle, including window tint. Vehicles must be certified by a law
  enforcement agency before fines can be paid.
*New Hampshire LSR 2120: Requires vehicles to be equipped with a useable spare tire.
*New Hampshire LSR 2121: Prohibits the use of hand held mobile telephones by drivers.