SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 12, March 26, 2009

Racing News: USAC Partners on New Great Plains Midget Series

REVERSE FIELD: The FIA, governing body for Formula One, changed the points system for the series twice in a couple of days. After first announcing that the driver winning the most races will be the series champion, it changed course and said that the current system, which produced a one-point winner in Lewis Hamilton in 2008, will remain for 2009.

TESTING CROWD: More than 10,000 showed up for an IndyCar Series test session Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.

SHUT DOWN: The No. 28 Yates Racing Ford for driver Travis Kvapil will sit on the sidelines until sponsorship can be found for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series operation.

NEW TOUR: USAC and the Southern Midget Racing Series have joined forces to form the USAC/SMRS Great Plains Midget Racing Series, which will debut April 24.

A NEW CAR: American Le Mans Series owner Don Panoz tipped that his Panoz company may build a new LMP1 sports-car for the 2010 American Le Mans Series season. The Panoz Esperantes currently compete in the GT2 category of ALMS.

TOP DOG: With a dominant performance at Bristol (Tennessee) Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch remained at the top of the National Speed Sport News Power Rankings. The rankings appear weekly in America’s Motorsports Authority.

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