Motorsport.com editors and writers watch nearly every lap of competition from around the world every weekend, and have started a new feature where we highlight what we feel are the top moments of the weekend – along with some of the brain fades that are just as prevalent in auto racing.
We hope you enjoy the fourth installment of Trophies and Trailers
Trophies to McLaren and Lewis Hamilton for dominating every session at the Hungaroring this weekend. Wins are common, but weekends where you lead Friday, Saturday and Sunday are another matter.
Trophies to Don Schumacher Racing for having both finalists in Top Fuel and Funny Car action at Sonoma NHRA event yesterday.
Trailers to Juan Pablo Montoya playing bumper cars at the end of the Grand-Am race. If you didn’t see that coming, you weren’t paying attention
Trailers to A.J. Allmendinger. It’s official, the open-wheel prodigy that moved to NASCAR in search of fortune and glory had his chance to show his talent in a car that would have carried him to the front. Now he doesn’t. And likely won’t again for a very long time.
Trophies to Casey Stoner who got a MotoGP win at Laguna Seca by making the same move in the same place as he did a year ago to go to Victory Lane.
Trailiers to NASCAR for calling Sadler for jumping a start when it turns out he did not, and THEN for not admitting to it.
Trophies to Hendrick Motorsports – Hendrick cars have won 42% of the Brickyards contested, four wins for Jimmie Johnson, four more for Jeff Gordon.
Trophies for Carlin Motorsports who scored victories for its drivers in GP2, GP3 and British F3 action over the weekend.
Trailers to those that subscribed to the conspiracy theory that Ganassi Racing sent Montoya after the Starworks Riley so CGR could win the season championship.
Trophies to Grand-Am teams for an exciting and action filled race in the rain and in the dry. Great inaugural event at the Brickyard.