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FOGARTY: Mid-Ohio Challenge Up Next

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Hi there, it’s Jon Fogarty again and it’s time for the tough, challenging course at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend.

RODDA: NorCal Notes

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Week two of our trip through the Midwest was not as smooth with weather creating issues. A schedule change and one shortened race program resulted

KENNEDY: California Coast

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Comic and former NBC “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, 66, began the second year of his CNBC Network TV one-hour show “Jay Leno’s Garage” on June 29.

KENNEDY: California Coast

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July 4 weekend racing is perhaps the best of the season at both renowned Southern California speedways — the half-mile clay Perris Auto Speedway in Riverside County and the paved half and third-mile Irwindale Speedway in Los Angeles County.

RODDA: NorCal Notes

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Nineteen of the last 20 years we have driven to the Midwest for an annual racing adventure. A few years back a shorter trip to Oregon/Washington was the result of high fuel prices.

FOGARTY: The GT Learning Curve

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This is Jon Fogarty, driver of the GAINSCO “Red Dragon” McLaren 650S in the Pirelli World Challenge.

RODDA: NorCal Notes

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It was the sixth year for the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout but my first time taking in part of the eight-day series. Seven races in eight nights is a demanding schedule, but enough teams followed the series this year to smash the former car count average.

HEDGER: The Long Look

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As we make our rounds of area speedways, we get the same question over and over: “What’s the deal with Super DIRT Week?”

KENNEDY: California Coast

Tim-Kennedy

The June 4 USAC Western States Midget Series race at the third-mile clay Bakersfield Speedway had 20 entrants

HEDGER: The Long Look

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Bud Moore had a long career as a car owner, using “country boy” skills honed to perfection to win 63 races and back-to-back NASCAR Grand National championships with Joe Weatherly, plus a Trans-Am title with Parnelli Jones.

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