July has arrived and the summer continues to stroll on by. I am currently spending my 4th of July at a condo in Sandbridge, Virginia Beach. The weather has been beautiful thus far with temperatures reaching the mid 90’s this afternoon. Even though I am roughly 8 hours from home, and no where near a dirt track racing facility- let alone one that offers winged entertainment- I still decided to keep up with the website and prepare the weekly edition of “Monday Night Review.”
Pennsylvania speedweek is in the books for 2011 and Fred Rahmer once again claimed his spot on top of the central PA ranks. The man who has slowly transformed into a legend over his sprint car racing career, grabbed his record 12th career Pennsylvania speedweek title. Greg Hodnett was the winner of three speedweek events.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series had a busy weekend in the Wild West competing at the Dodge City Raceway in Dodge City, Kansas. The weekend was hot and action packed with Craig Dollanksy winning his 3rd race in 4 starts on Friday night- concluding with the Bartlett, Tennessee native, Jason Sides, winning Saturday night’s event over 2010 WoO Champion, Jason Meyers. The World of Outlaws will spend another weekend in the upper midwest next weekend with events at the Cedar Lake Speedway and Beaver Dam Raceway- which are both located in the state of Wisconsin. Donny Schatz, a 4 time consecutive World of Outlaws Champion, currently sits on top of the points standings over Joey Saldana and Jason Meyers.
Its going to be a wild weekened and following week in the state of Indiana as USAC Indiana Sprint Week kicks off on July 8th and will run 7 events at 7 different Indiana race tracks over a 9 day span. Jon Stanbrough was the winner of last year’s Indiana Sprint Week title. Stanbrough was also the winner of last year’s KISS title. ISW events will be held at Gas City, Kokomo, Lawrenceburg, Terre Haute, Brownstown, Bloomington, and Haubstadt in that particular order.
The All-Star Circuit of Champions will be busy the next week as events in Canada and New York highlight the traveling 410 sprint car schedule. Tonight, the series visits the Autodrome Grandby in Grandy, Quebec for a full points race. Tomorrow night, action continues for Dale Blaney and the rest of the All-Stars as a visit to Autodrome Drummond is scheduled to take place; concluding with competition at the Mohawk International Raceway in Akwesasne, New York on Thursday evening. All three events are $5,000 to win with eastern and national points on the line. Fully Injected’s own Danny Holtgraver will be competing on all three nights.
Evan Suggs claimed the Howard Kaeding Classic at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California over the weekend with the Gold State Challenge King of the West Series; but, he will have to return to competition next Saturday evening at the Santa Maria Speedway in Santa Maria, California to have any chance in beginning a win ‘streak.’ The best 410 drivers in the west will visit the Santa Maria Speedway with Suggs next Saturday evening for the King of the West Series sanctioned event. The King of West Series only has a few races remaining on their 2011 schedule. Tim Kaeding still holds the current point lead.
Im very much distracted. Its hard to focus on whats going on around the country in terms of open wheel racing when im sitting in a beautiful condo at the beach. Next weekend is still up in the air in terms of where I will be heading. I will be leaving from here early on Saturday morning in hopes of traveling fast enough to make it home for some sprint car action.
Check back here at www.fullyinjected.com the rest of the week for All-Star Circuit of Champions updates from their Canadian stops.
Thanks for reading! and as always; RACE OPEN WHEEL!