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SCORE International Baja 500 to Premiere on CBS Sports Network, July 20
The SCORE International Baja 500 will premiere on CBS Sports Network, July 20, at 9:00 p.m. (EDT).
Prolong Super Lubricants Announces Tony Pedregon Sponsorship Two-time National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) funny car world champion Tony Pedregon has chosen Prolong Super Lubricants as his primary lubricant sponsor for the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Pedregon has 43 career wins, with a career-best elapsed time at 4.041 seconds, and he holds the record of quickest quarter-mile run in funny car history at 4.659 seconds.
Shannon Campbell was the ULTRA4 winner at the Badlands for the second year in a row. Photo credit: Thom Kingston of Spidertrax
Shannon Campbell Repeats Win at Badlands
More than 40 ULTRA4 cars came to compete at The Ultimate Motorsports Championship last weekend at Badlands Off-Road Park in Attica, Indiana. The race has grown nearly 70% in the last three years and has become a battle of East meets West on some of the harshest terrain the 2014 ULTRA4 season has to offer. The fastest drivers from the East included Erik Miller, Derek West, Bill Baird and Chicky Barton. Drivers from the West included Shannon Campbell, Loren Healy, Wayland Campbell and Tom Wayes. After two-and-a-half hours of racing, Campbell led by two laps over Mike Colville, making him the ULTRA4 winner at the Badlands for the second year in a row. At every 2014 ULTRA4 regional race, the top 10 drivers who haven't already qualified earn a spot to compete in the the 2015 Griffin King of The Hammers presented by Nitto Tire.
The unlimited ULTRA4 class shared the course this year with five modified 4500 vehicles. Casey Gilbert, who would have been the only 4600 stock vehicle to compete, opted to race with the 4500s, and ultimately won the field, followed by Jay Callaway and James Cantrell.
The 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix in San Bernardino, California, is the next ULTRA4 event. It will take place next weekend, and is the second race in the Trail-Gear Western Regional Series. The next 4WD Eastern regional event will be the Sturgis Off Road Blowout in Sturgis, Kentucky, September 12–13. The next ULTRA4 Europe event will be the third annual King of The Valleys held in Wales, August 8–12.
Driving the new Audi R8 race car, Mike Skeen of the CRP team recorded two wins, sweeping the weekend at Road America.
Hawk Performance and CRP Racing Sweep the Weekend at Road America
Driving the new Audi R8 race car, Mike Skeen of the CRP team recorded two wins, sweeping the weekend at Road America, which is sponsored by the Hawk Performance brand.
Gary Sheehan drove three of the four GoGoGear.com/UTI/Konig Wheels race cars during the weekend to score the victory.
Sheehan/Arsham Win Back-to-Back in Touring Car at Thunderhill
The Sheehan/Arsham partnership resulted in another win in the Touring Car class with Daniel Akhromstev pulling out a victory in the GT class at Thunderhill Raceway. The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) playing host to the Nitto Tires United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC). Gary Sheehan drove three of the four GoGoGear.com/UTI/Konig Wheels race cars during the weekend to score the victory.
The team of Larry Bani and Becky Arsham won the Orange Electronics Sportsman class in the GoGoGear.com/UTI/Powerbuilt Tools BMW M3. Mike Sekhon almost won the race in his BTM Motorwerks BMW M3 but his second place finish earned him the Plastex Top Rookie award. With a third-place and first-place finish in the Touring Car class, the GoGoGear.com/UTI /Konig Wheels teammates of Sheehan and Bani won the Cobra Electronics Top Team award for the GoGoGear.com team and won a cool Cobra radar detector for their hard work.