SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 5, February 3, 2011

Racing News: Mike Conway Returns to Racing With Andretti Autosport

NEW HOME: Mike Conway will return from injuries suffered during the 2010 Indianapolis 500 to drive for Andretti Autosport throughout the IZOD IndyCar Series season.

HE’S BACK: Former Champ Car World Series champion Cristiano da Matta will return to full-time racing this year as part of the Jaguar RSR American Le Mans Series team. Bruno Junqueira and P.J. Jones will also drive for the Jaguar team.

CHANGES: NASCAR will implement a new 43-1 point system this season in all three of its national touring divisions. Officials also announced that the final two positions in the Chase will be awarded to the two drivers with the most victories who are outside the top 10. Follow this link for more information.

SITTING OUT: NHRA Funny Car competitor Ashley Force Hood is pregnant with her first child and will sit out the 2011 racing season. Mike Neff, who last drove a Funny Car in 2009, will replace her.

TIME WARP: Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Joey Hand and Graham Rahal led a one-two sweep for Ganassi Racing during the Grand Am Rolex Series Rolex 24 at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway.

WESTERN ALL-STAR: Jason Bowles held off D.J. Kennington to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale in California Saturday night.

JERSEY GAMBLER: Ted Christopher bested Matt Janish to win the Gambler’s Classic for three-quarter midgets Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for the second time in his career.

PICK YOUR PARTNER: MillerCoors and Beer Capitol Distributing will join together to be a prominent sponsor of the Milwaukee 225 IZOD IndyCar Series event at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin, June 18–19.

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