Motorsports Calendar, 3-5 Sept. 2010

Matthew Little

Points Scorer
With the air beginning to cool the motorsports action is heating up as several series approach the apex of their seasons, thus it's once again time to clip the apex and see what's on tap this weekend.................

~~~NHRA Drag Racing: 56th Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, O'Reilly Raceway Park--Clermont, Ind.
~~~IZOD IndyCar Series: Kentucky Indy 300, Kentucky Motor Speedway--Sparta, Ky.(1.5-mile low-banked oval)
~~~NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Emory Healthcare 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway--Hampton, Ga.(1.54-mile high-banked oval)
~~~FIM MotoGP World Championship: San Marino Grand Prix, Misano Circuit--Misano, Italy(2.525-mile road course)
~~~FIM World Superbike Championship: Round 11[races 21-22], Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany(3.199-mile road course)
~~~AMA American Superbike Championship: Round 9[races 16-17], New Jersey Motorsports Park--Millville, NJ(2.25-mile Thunderbolt Circuit)
~~~AMA Daytona Sportbike Championship: Round 9[races 16-17], New Jersey Motorsports Park--Millville, NJ(2.25-mile Thunderbolt Circuit)
~~~World Touring Car Championship: Round 8[races 15-16], Oschersleben Circuit--Oschersleben, Germany(2.292-mile road course)
~~~TransAm Series: Round 8--Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minn.(3.1-mile road course)
~~~German Touring Cars/DTM: Round 7--Brands Hatch Circuit, Kent, England(2.613-mile natural terrain road course)
~~~British Touring Car Championship: Round 8--Knockhill Circuit, Fife, Scotland(1.3-mile road course)

There are several support events running this weekend as well.......................
~~~Firestone Indy Lights: Kentucky Motor Speedway
~~~NASCAR Nationwide Series: Atlanta Motor Speedway
~~~NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Kentucky Motor Speedway
~~~European F3 Series: Brands Hatch Circuit
~~~FIA Formula 2 Series: Oschersleben Circuit
~~~Renault World Series: Hockenheim Circuit

As always, check your local listings for exact times/dates and feel free to add any events that may have......well, you know........that may have clipped the apex and not made the weekend calendar.........
:) :goodday:

Matthew Little

Points Scorer
Even though our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Moto2 rider Shoya Tomizawa, who succumbed to injuries suffered in a horrible wreck during Sunday's Moto2 race, the motorsports world continues on, mourning the loss of a rising star but as the saying goes, "We mourn, then we race." :(

With that, here are some highlights from the weekend's action...................

---Castroneves Out-Fuels Field in Kentucky
Two years ago at Motegi, Japan, Helio Castroneves lost on a late-race fuel gambit...............Saturday night in the Bluegrass State, he won on a late-race fuel gambit.........

---Wire-To-Wire Victory for Mann in Kentucky
Leading all 67 laps in Saturday's Indy Lights race, English racer Pippa Mann became the second woman to win an Indy Lights race, joining Ana Beatriz in that exclusive group............

---Stewart Wins Sprint Cup Race at Atlanta
With one race to go before the Chase to the Cup, Tony Stewart ended his victory drought with a hard-fought win in the Peach State......

---Di Resta Cruises to DTM Win at Brands Hatch
Di Resta notched his first win of the 2010 campaign, while Mercedes notched his sixth of the season and Bruno Spengler continued to hold onto his lead in the points..............

Feel free to add any other items of interest to the weekend................ :goodday:
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