SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 36, September 6, 2012

Racing News: NMCA WEST World Street Finals Moves to Auto Club Famoso Raceway

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The Nitto Tire NMCA WEST World Street Finals
has moved to Auto Club Famoso Raceway in
Bakersfield, California.
   

NMCA WEST World Street Finals Moves to Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield
The Flowmaster NMCA WEST series has announced that its final event, the Nitto Tire NMCA WEST World Street Finals,
has moved and will now take place at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway in
Bakersfield, California, the weekend of October 26–28, 2012. This event
was originally to be held at the Fontana dragstrip, which has been
temporarily shut down pending the building of a sound wall as part of a
court order. Racers and fans will descend upon Famoso's raceway to see
the best in West Coast street-legal drag racing that includes 200+ mph
Pro Street cars, wild outlaws, nostalgia street cars, True Street
racing, bracket racing and more.

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Brian Deegan took the No. 1 spot on the podium last weekend.
 
   

Brian Deegan Closes in on Championship in Pro 2 in LOORRS Rounds 11–12
Metal Mulisha founder and 2011 Lucas Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Driver of the Year Brian Deegan took the No. 1 spot on the podium last weekend at Wild West Motorsports Park in Round 12 of the Pro 2 Unlimited series, closing in on a 2012 repeat championship.

In the weekend's final race—the Pro 2 Unlimited—Deegan started out front taking the lead after lap one. Holding the lead the entire race, Deegan took first place in last Sunday’s Pro 2 Unlimited with a wire-to-wire win and furthering his pursuit of the 2012 championship.

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Team Falken took the American Le Mans Series GT class win on the streets of Baltimore.

   

Falken Tire Makes it Two Years in a Row With ALMS Wins at Baltimore Grand Prix
Team Falken once again took the American Le Mans Series GT class win on the streets of Baltimore.
 
Despite limited time on the track and light contact with the wall during practice, Team manager Derrick Walker was able to test Falken’s “new-generation” tires and its 2011 Baltimore tires, choosing the latter, which again proved to be appropriate for the occasion.



At the start, team driver Wolf Henzler piloted the Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR through the tight track layout and navigated through the first lap, first turn accident unscathed. Team driver Bryan Sellers drove to P1 and maintained his position to the end of the race, holding off the No. 4 Corvette and No. 01 Ferrari, which were both aggressively challenging to the end.


The season finale will take place October 17–20 at Road Atlanta. The next race is one week away for the Tequila Patron VIR 240 when the ALMS will visit Virginia International Raceway for the first time September 13–15.

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