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Racing News: New IRL Engine Formula Coming in 2012

WANTS COMPETITION: Honda Performance Racing Development President Erik Berkman says his company wants competition from another manufacturer in the IRL IndyCar Series instead of being the single-engine supplier to the series. The IRL is to introduce a new engine formula to take effect in 2012.

Indiana Sprint Week kicked off with three winners in three nights (Chad Boat, Dave Darland, Levi Jones). Bryan Clauson finished second all three nights and leads the points.

BIG LOSS: International Speedway Corp. lost $31.7 million in the second quarter, thanks in part to the $53.7 million loss posted by Motorsports Authentics, which ISC co-owns with Speedway Motorsports Inc.

Dennis Erb Jr. came from behind and won the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship for the third-consecutive season.

NEW COMBINATION: The American Speed Association is entering the road-racing scene. ASA will sanction the ASA-Bondurant Championship Race Series in a cooperative effort with the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.

SCHOOL CHANGE: The Jeff Gordon Racing School has been transferred to NASCAR and will operate as the NASCAR Racing Experience.

Tony Stewart moved to the top of the National Speed Sport News Power Rankings, which rates drivers from all auto-racing disciplines. Stewart earned his first 410 winged sprint car victory and finished fourth in Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The rankings appear weekly in America’s Motorsports Authority.

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