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THE 13th ANNUAL WAGSDASH LOOMS ON THE HORIZON IN VENTURA.!!!!!!

CORY KRUSEMAN BRINGS HIS TONY STEWART MOPAR WEST TO RACE!!!

The SCRA has a week off before the next race and it just happens to be at the raciest little track by the sea, Ventura Raceway ,on October 18th. Clear your calendar, it will be the 6th year the Wagsdash is being hosted by Jim Naylor and his mighty band of track workers. The track we call home is ready to produce another great evening of racing with a full night of SCRA racing and the Wagsdash. It is also a day to have fun starting with the chili feed, the sexy driver contest and pit stop contest, the racing memorabilia auction and the WRA display of antique speed and beauty. Yes, it is the place to be this weekend. You can check the Wagsdash weekend schedule by Clicking here. It all starts Friday night at Cronies in Ventura, come early and get a good seat! Cory Kruseman will be here with his Tony Stewart sponsored Mopar car. Come and see it, the rig is awesome!

The Moose is loose! Tom & Laurie Sertich are returning to the sprint car wars after a two year layoff to remodel their home. Tom, a former driver, who now loves to turn the wrenches, has been off helping others the last few months and says its time to bring out the Moose car that Rusty McClure last drove. They will have Mike English in the seat this week and hope they can get off to a good start!

The Alexander Trucking car, the one that Rickie Gaunt vacated the seat from a few weeks back, has had several drivers take turns in the rent a sprinter # 4. Mike Kirby won in it at the PAS when Super Rickie was off at a wedding, then Cory Kruseman won driving it at Ventura and then Perris for three wins in a short time. Mike English has had two outings in it recently and now guess whos back in it? Killer Kirby will sit in the seat for a while as he has parted with Buzz Shoemaker and that nice crew for now. They just had too many problems with the 410 car and Mike felt it was time for a change. He won in the 360 car, but the 410 never lived up to its potential. You might look for Troy Cline in the 410 car in the near future.

Dean Thompson passed away this past week. His health has not been the greatest in recent years, but he looked good the last time we saw him at the PAS a few weeks ago. Our thoughts are with the family. You can send cards of condolence to the family at: 25933 Frampton Ave, Harbor City, CA 90710. A memorial event is being planned for Dean. It will be on November 9th in Torrance. Further details will be posted when available. Dean's sister, Barbara, has asked that instead of flowers, remembrances in Dean's name can be sent to THE NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM, P. O. Box 542, Knoxville, Iowa 50138-0542. A tribute has been posted on Wagsworld. click here to view.

For those who heard a rumor that the PAS was adding lap money to the Oval Nationals purse, it is true. In order to provide even more money to that big purse, the track is accepting $100 per lap from anyone wanting to get involved. Since there will be no more sprint car races at the PAS until the Oval Nationals, you can call Kim Donner at 909-940-0134 to sign up. Or, if you check with me, I will have a sign-up sheet with me at the Wagsdash and the Manzy Western World, (if I go ?), so see me to plunk down $100 and get recognized in the program, but hurry, time is running out, the race is November 13/14/15!

Now I have to get on with organizing my plan for the Wagsdash, or planning my organization of the Wagsdash, whichever works. I have lots to do. If anyone is bringing things for the auction, please call and let me know so I can make out the sheets ahead of time!

SCRA Point Standings as of: 10/04/03
1. Richard Griffin 1948, 2. Troy Rutherford 1817, 3. Damion Gardner 1783, 4. Rip Williams 1641, 5. Mike Spencer 1193, 6. Steve Ostling 1151, 7. Rickie Gaunt 1040, 8. Tony Jones 987, 9. Josh Ford 952, 10. Mike English 950, 11. Cory Kruseman 868, 12. Adam Mitchell 823, 13. Levi Jones 807, 14. Alan Ballard 749, 15. Charles Davis, Jr 620, 16. Seth Wilson 616, 17. Verne Sweeney 575, 18. J.J. Yeley 552, 19. Brian Venard 515, 20. Jimmy Crawford 503.

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