SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 23, June 11, 2009

Racing News: Jimmy Owens Wins The Dream Late-Model Race at Eldora Speedway

BIG MONEY WINNER: Late-model driver Jimmy Owens romped from 19th on the grid to win The Dream late-model race and its $100,000 top prize Saturday night at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway. The Prelude to The Dream all-star race for charity scheduled earlier in the week was rained out and reset for September 9.

TWO-BY-TWO: NASCAR implemented double-file restarts for the Sprint Cup Series Sunday at Pocono Raceway and by all accounts the procedure added to the show. Tony Stewart won the event, his first points victory as a team owner.

EXCELLENCE:
National Speed Sport News Editor Chris Economaki was honored with the Pocono Raceway Bill France Award of Excellence.

RETURNING: Dirt-late-model driver Tim McCreadie, who was injured in the Chili Bowl in January, is planning a return to the cockpit for the June 18 World of Outlaws Late Model Series race at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario.

A DEAL:
Tomas Scheckter has reached an agreement to drive the No. 43 Indy car for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in all but three of the remaining IRL IndyCar Series events this season.

STILL ON TOP:
Formula One point-leader Jenson Button won the Grand Prix of Turkey for his sixth triumph in seven races this season. As a result, he remains atop the National Speed Sport News Power Rankings, which rates drivers from all auto-racing disciplines. The rankings appear weekly in America’s Motorsports Authority.

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