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In the Groove, Issue #002 -- Streaming Sprint Car Video
February 20, 2007
I hope you find this edition of In the Groove an interesting read. I realize this edition is early, but what the heck, there's been a lot going on in the World of Sprint Car Racing!
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Streaming Sprint Car VideoA new addition to World Sprint Car Guide is the Sprint Car Video Vault.
Featuring spectacular video from around the globe including rollovers, in-car shots and even footage of a Sprint Car on a car dyno. New videos are being added every week, so make sure you check out the Vault regularly.
Tatnell Makes it 3 in a RowBrooke Tatnell secured his third Australian Sprintcar Title in a row at La Trobe's Mountain Dew International Raceway on February 18.
Tatnell flew back from Florida, where he contested the opening three rounds of the World of Outlaws Series, to race for the Krikke Motorsport team at the title.
Second in the title was Max Dumesny and third was Robbie Farr.
World of Outlaws Series Kicks OffThe 2007 World of Outlaws Series kicked off at Florida's Volusia Speedway Park on February 9. The Dirt Car Nationals, a three night opener, saw Schatz continue his 2006 form with a win in the A-Feature on night one. Daryn Pittman took the honors on night two and Australia's Kerry Madsen night 3.
The points after the first three rounds are: Donny Schatz 442, Danny Lasoski 430, Joey Saldana 415, Daryn Pittman 410, Craig Dollansky 408.
The Outlaws now move onto the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California on February 23 & 24.
Madsen's Month of MoneyThe month of February has been great for Australia's Kerry Madsen, not only did he take out the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic but he also scored his first World of Outlaws A-Feature win.
The Grand Annual Classic, held at Warrnambool's Premier Speedway, is Australia's most presitigous Sprint Car event and pays the winner $30,000. Madsen also took victory in the Classic back in 2005.
Madsen captured his maiden World of Outlaws A-Feature win at Volusia Speedway Park on February 11. With the win, Madsen joined fellow countryman Brooke Tatnell to be the only Australians to have won a World of Outlaws A-Feature.
Titan Racing Team RobbedAustralia's Titan Garages and Sheds Racing has suffered a crippling robbery on the team's Sprintcar transporter.
The transporter was broken into with the thieves stealing two Sprintcar race engines, and the team's entire inventory of spare parts and tools.
The transporter was sitting dockside in Melbourne, waiting to be shipped to the Australian Sprintcar Title in Tasmania.
The equipment that was stolen was: one 410ci engine, one 372ci engine, two race cabinets with all of the team's tools and spare racing parts, including: brake lines brake discs, air tools, radiator fittings, and even all of the nuts and bolts.
The equipment that the team has lost is worth in excess of $200,000.
Titan Racing is offering a substantial reward for information that leads to the recovery of the stolen equipment.
Shots Dominates Down UnderOnce again Donny Schatz spent the off season racing Down Under and once again he dominated. During his stay Schatz won the International Sprintcar Grand Prix, the Kasey Kahne International Sprintcars, the $50,000 to Win and the Outlaws Down Under show. All of the above events were contested at Sydney's Parramatta City Raceway.
Dumesny Wins Number 7Max Dumesny recently won his seventh World Series Sprintcars Championship. Max took the title at Brisbane International Speedway on January 13, holding out Jason Johnson, who kept the pressure on Dumesny until the final checker.
The final points for World Series Sprintcars Championship were: Max Dumesny 8509, Jason Johnson 8200, David Murcott 6603, Danny Reidy 5278.
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