Week ahead in motorsports

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Local events

  • Late model, modified, hobby stock, pure stock and cruiser divisions, Malden Speedway, 7 p.m. Friday.

    Late model, pro stock and pure stock classes, Fredericktown Raceway, 7 p.m. Friday.

    Motorcycle and ATV divisions, SEMO Motor Speedway, Sikeston, 8 p.m. Friday.

    600cc multi, mini stock, kart and dwarf car divisions, Doe Run (Mo.) Raceway, 8 p.m. Friday.

    Super pro, pro and ET divisions, Sikeston Drag Strip, 5 p.m. Saturday.

    Sprint, modified, pure stock and cruiser divisions, Auto Tire and Parts Racepark, Benton, 7 p.m. Saturday.

    Kart and micro sprint divisions, SEMO Motor Speedway, Sikeston, 8 p.m. Saturday.

    Midwest Sprint Car Association non-winged sprints, winged sprints, modified and hobby stock divisions, St. Francois County Raceway, Farmington, 8 p.m. Saturday.WINSTON CUP

    Pepsi 400

  • Site: Brooklyn, Mich.

    Schedule: Friday, qualifying (Speed Channel, 2 p.m.); Sunday, race (TNT, 12:30 p.m.).

    Track: Michigan International Speedway (d-shaped oval, 2 miles, 18 degrees banking in turns).

    Race distance: 400 miles, 200 laps.

    Last race: Tony Stewart, who was fined and put on probation for punching a photographer, drove his Pontiac to a victory at Watkins Glen International. Stewart beat rookie Ryan Newman by 1.636 seconds for his 15th career victory and third this year, matching Matt Kenseth for the most on the Winston Cup circuit.

    Next race: Sharpie 500, Aug. 24, Bristol, Tenn.


    Cabela's 250

  • Site: Brooklyn, Mich.

    Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 12:30 p.m.; Saturday, race (TNT, 12:30 p.m.).

    Track: Michigan International Speedway (d-shaped oval, 2 miles, 18 degrees banking in turns).

    Race distance: 250 miles, 125 laps

    Last race: Points leader Greg Biffle held off a late charge by Jason Keller in the crash-filled Kroger 200 to win a battle between the top drivers in the series. It was the fourth victory this season for Biffle, who moves up next year to a Winston Cup car also owned by Roush Racing.

    Next race: Food City 200, Aug. 23, Bristol, Tenn.CART

    Road America GP

  • Site: Elkhart Lake, Wis.

    Schedule: Friday, qualifying (Speed Channel, 4 p.m., tape); Saturday, qualifying (Speed Channel, 1:45 p.m.); Sunday, race, (Speed Channel, 2 p.m.).

    Track: Road America (permanent road course, 4.048 miles, 14 turns).

    Race distance: 242.88 miles, 60 laps

    Last race: Pole-sitter Patrick Carpentier led virtually from start to finish in winning the Mid-Ohio Grand Prix.

    Next race: Molson Indy, Aug. 25, Montreal.


    Hungarian GP

  • Site: Budapest.

    Schedule: Friday, qualifying (Speed Channel, 6 a.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed Channel, 6 a.m.); Sunday, race (Speed Channel, 6:30 a.m.).

    Track: Hungaroring (road course, 2.465 miles).

    Race distance: 189.805 miles, 77 laps.

    Last race: Michael Schumacher followed up his record-tying fifth Formula One championship by winning the German Grand Prix on July 28 to match another milestone.

    Next race: Belgian Grand Prix, Sept. 1, Spa-Francorchamps.NHRA

    Colonel's Nationals

  • Site: Brainerd, Minn.

    Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 2:45 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 9 p.m., tape); Sunday, eliminations (ESPN2, 10 p.m., tape).

    Track: Brainerd International Raceway.

    Last event: John Force won his 102nd career event at the FRAM Autolite Nationals in Sonoma, Calif., on Aug. 4. Doug Herbert took the Top Fuel category while Larry Morgan ended an eight-year drought with a victory in Pro Stock.

    Next event: Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Sept. 2, Clermont, Ind.


  • Next race: Craftsman 200, Sept. 5, Richmond, Va.IRL

  • Next race: Gateway Indy 250, Aug. 25, Madison, Ill.

    -- From staff, wire reports

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