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Postby mlittle » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:08 pm

Sonoma Race #1(Carneros 100) qual. top-10..................

1st} Richard Antinucci, Cheever Racing............................1:22.274 sec
2nd} Alex Lloyd, Sam Schmidt Motorsports.......................1:22.451 sec
3rd} Stephen Simpson, Kenn Hardley Racing....................1:22.760 sec
4th} Mike Potekhen, Apex Racing.....................................1:23.122 sec
5th} Phil Giebler, Playa del Racing....................................1:23.134 sec
6th} Bobby Wilson, Brian Stewart Racing..........................1:23.238 sec
7th} Jaime Camara, Andretti-Green Racing.......................1:23.354 sec
8th} Jonathan Klein, Team Moore Racing..........................1:23.380 sec
9th} Logan Gomez, Sam Schmidt Motorsports...................1:23.413 sec
10th} Hideki Mutoh, Aguri-Panther Racing.........................1:23.547 sec
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Postby mlittle » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:49 am

Lloyd Wins Race, Clinches 2007 Indy Pro Series title.........

In drag racing, they call it a "holeshot win", when the dragster gets the jump on his/her opponent and leads down the quarter-mile......well, in today's Carneros 100, that is exactly what Alex Lloyd did, gaining the lead in turn 2 from Cheever Racing's Richard Antinucci and running away with the race, winning his 8th IPS race of 2007 and clinching the series title for the year............here are the top-10 from the Carneros 100:

1st} Alex Lloyd, Sam Schmidt Motorsports
2nd} Richard Antinucci, Cheever Racing
3rd} Mike Potekhen, Apex Racing
4th} Stephen Simpson, Kenn Hardley Racing
5th} Jaime Camara, Andretti-Green Racing
6th} Logan Gomez, Sam Schmidt Motorsports
7th} Andrew Prendeville, RLR-Andersen Racing
8th} Ryan Justice, Sam Schmidt Motorsports**
9th} Jonathan Klein, Team Moore Racing
10th} Brad Jaeger, Brian Stewart Racing

**--the top 8 finishers will be inverted for the Valley of the Moon 100 on Sunday, meaning that Justice will start from the pole
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Postby mlittle » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:08 am

Top-10 results from the Valley of the Moon 100.......................................

1st} Richard Antinucci, Cheever Racing
2nd} Ryan Justice, Sam Schmidt Motorsports
3rd} Andrew Prendeville, RLR-Andersen Racing
4th} Logan Gomez, Sam Schmidt Motorsports
5th} Stephen Simpson, Kenn Hardley Racing
6th} Jonathan Klein, Team Moore Racing
7th} Matt Jaskol, Michael Crawford Motorsports
8th} Mike Potehken, Apex Racing
9th} Brad Jaeger, Brian Stewart Racing
10th} Hideki Mutoh, Aguri-Panther Racing
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Postby mlittle » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:22 am

Updated top-10 IPS Standings.........................................

1st} Alex Lloyd, Sam Schmidt Motorsports...................609 pts(8 wins)**
2nd} Hideki Mutoh, Aguri-Panther Racing.....................481 pts(2 wins)
3rd} Wade Cunningham, AFS Racing...........................410 pts(1 win)
4th} Jaime Camara, Andretti-Green Racing..................363 pts
5th} Bobby Wilson, Brian Stewart Racing.....................361 pts(1 win)
6th} Mike Potekhen, Apex Racing................................349 pts
7th} Stephen Simpson, Kenn Hardley Racing................322 pts
8th} Logan Gomez, Sam Schmidt Motorsports...............318 pts
9th} Robbie Pecorari, Team KMA..................................309 pts(1 win)
10th} Chris Festa, Target/Ganassi Racing......................302 pts
**--clinched IPS Firehawk Cup w/win in Infineon Race #1
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Postby mlittle » Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:32 pm

Chicagoland Practice Session #1 top-5......................
1st} Jaime Camara, Andretti-Green Racing........................28.408 sec
2nd} Wade Cunningham, AFS Racing.................................28.435 sec
3rd} Mike Potekhen, Apex Racing......................................28.457 sec
4th} Logan Gomez, Sam Schmidt Motorsports....................28.482 sec
5th} Leliani Munter, Sam Schmidt Motorsports....................28.516 sec

Chicagoland Practice Session #2 top-5.......................
1st} Jonathan Klein, Team Moore Racing............................28.759 sec
2nd} Wade Cunningham, AFS Racing.................................28.845 sec
3rd} Ben Petter, Michael Crawford Motorsports...................28.878 sec
4th} Alex Lloyd, Sam Schmidt Motorsports.........................28.915 sec
5th} Jaime Camara, Andretti-Green Racing........................28.920 sec
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Postby mlittle » Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:37 pm

Chicagoland Qualfiying top-10..........................

1st} Alex Lloyd, Sam Schmidt Motorsports..........................28.780 sec
2nd} Wade Cunningham, AFS Racing..................................28.813 sec
3rd} Ben Petter, Michael Crawford Motorsports....................28.877 sec
4th} Logan Gomez, Sam Schmidt Motorsports.....................28.922 sec**
5th} Jaime Camara, Andretti-Green Racing.........................28.922 sec**
6th} Chris Festa, Target/Ganassi Racing.............................29.097 sec
7th} Robbie Pecorari, Team KMA........................................29.103 sec
8th} Jonathan Klein, Team Moore Racing.............................29.116 sec
9th} Andrew Prendeville, RLR-Andersen Racing....................29.149 sec
10th} Stephen Simpson, Kenn Hardley Racing......................29.157 sec

**--speeds set in qualifying.........Gomez, 189.196 mph; Camara, 189.195 mph
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Gomez edges Lloyd in IRL's closest-ever finish

Postby mlittle » Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:39 am

1.65 inches................less than two thumbnails distance separated "the Indiana Kid", Logan Gomez and 2007 IPS champion Alex Lloyd at the checkers earlier today in the Chicagoland 100........here are the top-10 from the season finale:

1st} Logan Gomez, Sam Schmidt Motorsports*
2nd} Alex Lloyd, Sam Schmidt Motorsports*
3rd} Robbie Pecorari, Team KMA
4th} Bobby Wilson, Brian Stewart Racing
5th} Mike Potekhen, Apex Racing
6th} Sean Guthrie, Guthrie Racing
7th} P.J. Abbott, Michael Crawford Motorsports
8th} Jon Brownson, SWE Racing
9th} Ken Losch, Apex Racing
10th} Jimmy Kite, SWE Racing
*--1.65 inches separation; 5/10,000ths of a second(0.0005 sec)
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Postby mlittle » Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:45 am

Final top-10 2007 Indy Pro Series standings..............

1st} Alex Lloyd, Sam Schmidt Motorsports.................652 pts(8 wins)
2nd} Hideki Mutoh, Aguri-Panther Racing...................481 pts(2 wins)
3rd} Wade Cunningham, AFS Racing.........................423 pts(1 win)
4th} Bobby Wilson, Brian Stewart Racing...................393 pts(1 win)
5th} Mike Potekhen, Apex Racing..............................379 pts
6th} Jaime Camara, Andretti-Green Racing................373 pts
7th} Logan Gomez, Sam Schmidt Motorsports............368 pts(1 win)
8th} Robbie Pecorari, Team KMA...............................344 pts(1 win)
9th} Stephen Simpson, Kenn hardley Racing..............340 pts
10th} Chris Festa, Target/Ganassi Racing...................313 pts
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Postby mlittle » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:12 am

Several Indy Pro Series teams have scheduled tests for the next couple of weeks as listed below.........................

--24 Sept. 2007, Brian Stewart Racing(w/Wade Cunningham and Brad Jaegar at the Milwaukee Mile)
--25 Sept. 2007, Apex Racing(w/Ken Losch and Mike Potekhen at Firebird Raceway)
--dates TBA, RLR-Andersen Racing(w/Andrew Prendeville, Jonathan Goring and Jonny Baker)

In addition, IPS officials have scheduled open tests on the following dates.............
--Homestead(oval), 16-17 October
--Sebring(short course), 22-23 October
--Homestead(road course), 1 November
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