A caution with under 20 laps to go called for a bold decision by Tony Eury Jr., crew chief for the #88 GoDaddy.com entry of Brad Keselowski. Two tires instead of four put Keselowski on the front row for the restart. After falling back to 3rd place, another caution brought the field back to gether.
As the race restarted one last time, Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch, who dominated most of the race, fought hard for the lead. Vickers fighting to keep the #1 spot, Kyle Busch fighting hard to take it away from him. Vickers trying to keep his loose Toyota going straight, Busch doing everything he could to get past. As the two battled it out, Brad Keselowski, with two laps to go, found his way past the two contenders and on the last lap secured himself a hometown win.
Kyle Busch, after the race remarked to ESPN that "The guy that won didn't deserve it." Brian Vickers told ESPN that he was thrilled for Brian, and didn't see him coming."
Brad is currently third in the Nationwide Series points standings.
8 Aug, 2009
Historic Grand Prix Returns to Infineon Raceway, Aug. 21-23
Sonoma, Calif. -
PRDA members are invited to visit the paddock, meet the owner-drivers, check out the 66-83 Formula 1 cars entered. PRDA member Carl Jensen is th SVRA Competition Director, and presentor of the PRDA Pole Trophy. In addition,famous PRDA author-photographer Pete Lyons who wrote to book CA AM and did the DVD CAN AM THUNDER will present the Pete Lyons Cup to the winner! If your heading to the race, look for the PRDA FLAG hanging in the VENDORS AREA and CHECK IN.
The Historic Grand Prix returns to Infineon Raceway as part of the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend for the fifth consecutive year, Aug. 21-23.
More than 20 vintage Formula One race cars (1966-1983) will grace the twists and turns of Infineon Raceway for a full weekend of racing on the twisting road course. Two of the featured cars are the 1975 Penske PC-3 and the 1976 Penske PC-4, both currently owned by St. Croix's Doug Mockett.
This marks the Penske PC-4s debut following restoration John Watson drove the PC-4 to Penske's only Formula One win at the 1976 Austrian Grand Prix. Two of the four Penske-built Formula One cars will race as part of the Historic Grand Prix, making it a very special weekend for Roger Penske.
Other notable cars include a 1979 Ferrari 312T4 and a 1980 Ferrari 312T5, both originally driven by Gilles Villeneuve. The race will also boast two-time Formula One champion Jackie Stewart's 1971 Tyrrell 002. In addition to the on-track action, fans can also visit the Historic Grand Prix display in the main paddock behind the main grandstand.
Historic Grand Prix practice and qualifying will be featured on Friday and Saturday with the 15-lap race on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 800-870-RACE or visit www.infineonraceway.com or www.historicgrandprix.com.
10 Aug, 2009
PRDA Member Bobby Rahal to Bring Road Racing Driver Symposium To PRI Trade Show
An Indy 500 winner as both a driver and a team owner, Bobby Rahal is organizing a Road Racing Drivers Symposium to be held at this year's PRI Trade Show. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, December 11, in a meeting room in the North/South Building of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Rahal, as president of the Road Racing Drivers Club, will be the featured presenter at the Symposium, which will offer insider tips for drivers to stay on track for a successful career in road racing. Additional guest speakers will share their insights on a wide variety of topics, from gaining experience to getting the right management help, public relations to exploring the various ladder systems to the top.
PRDA Attends McLaren Performance 40th Anniversary Party
By Ken McClellan
Chief Web Mechanic ~ PRDAracing.com
Livonia, MI - When McLaren Performance throws a party, they do it in the same high octane style that they build their engines. Fast and Furious only begins to describe the sights and sounds of the one day event held on one of the few sunny days Michigan was gracious enough to bless us with.
To say they throw a mean party would be like saying Rolls Royce makes nice cars. Top notch, high class, first rate all seem to fall short in doing justice in describing the celebration held in Livonia, Michigan on July 30th, 2009 at the McLaren Performance shop.
HELP! PRDA Member, News Anchor, Cameraman & Host of THE RACE REPORT Ordered To Jail!
Let's Bail Him Out!
Johnson City, NY - Ron Hills, host of the long running television show THE RACE REPORT, has been ordered to report to jail on Tuesday, July 21st.
Mr Hills will remain incarcerated until he raises sufficient bail money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association to release him back into the racing community. Official sources state that sponsors are lining up to make donations with the stipulation that Mr Hills remain behind bars until such time as the Road Bandits are invited to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.