SCCA Pro Racing PRO FAX Volume 6 Number 11 June 17, 1999 MELUZIO ON THE MEND: Don Meluzio, driver of the No. 31 Manheim Auto Auction Chevrolet Camaro, suffered a broken left leg and sprained right ankle in a hard crash at Mid-Ohio June 6 but is...
SCCA Pro Racing PRO FAX Volume 6 Number 11 June 17, 1999
MELUZIO ON THE MEND: Don Meluzio, driver of the No. 31 Manheim Auto Auction Chevrolet Camaro, suffered a broken left leg and sprained right ankle in a hard crash at Mid-Ohio June 6 but is now recovering well. "I had a complete brake failure and ran in to the back of Don (Sak)," said Meluzio. "I was worried that Don was hurt so I told the workers (who were a tremendous help) to check on Don. He (Sak) immediately got out of his car and came over to see how he could help. Don and the workers got me to the ambulance and then Don literally helped to carry me into medical. He stressed to the people in medical that I had a wedding in one week, and everyone handled me with utmost care. Don just kept saying I sure hope your okay buddy -- he never thought about himself and was only concerned with my well being, a true gentleman." Meluzio did indeed make his daughter Krista's wedding. "Krista and Adam looked great," added Meluzio. "My son Derek walked Krista down the aisle. We Meluzios really love to dance so I tried a few dances on the crutches -- I'm sure I looked foolish but we had a blast!" If you'd like to send Don a note his address is: 2867 Westwind Lane, York, PA 17404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GENTILOZZI GOES NASCAR AT THE GLEN: Paul Gentilozzi, reigning Trans-Am Drivers' Champion and pilot of the No. 1 Johnson Controls/ HomeLink Ford Mustang Cobra, will make his NASCAR Winston Cup Series debut in the Frontier at the Glen at Watkins Glen International, August 15. Gentilozzi will campaign a Ford Taurus purchased from Roush Racing with sponsorship from HomeLink. "I have no intention of competing full time on this circuit (Winston Cup). I'm about 15 years too old to consider that as a serious option," joked Gentilozzi, 48.
THE BIG HUNT AT THE Y.O. RANCH: Racers, their crew, guests and the media are invited to The Big Hunt at Texas' Y.O. Ranch for a special hunt September 19-22, preceding the Texaco Grand Prix of Houston. The Y.O. is the largest private hunting ranch of its kind in the world, and is home to the nation's largest collection of natural roaming exotic animals. Located 100 miles northwest of San Antonio, the ranch stocks over 55 different species. More information about the Y.O. can be found at their web site, www.yoranch.com. The Y.O. is extending the special price of $995 per hunter for the five-day, four night event (three days hunting) which includes accommodations, meals and open bar as well as the harvest of either a Sika buck or a Corsican Ram. Other game is available and a menu of prices for other animals is available. Some management game is available with no fee. Both rifles and handguns are welcome. One guide will be provided for every three hunters. Non-hunters are also welcome (one per hunter) at a cost of $100 per day (room, meals, bar included) and can make it a photo safari or just relax at the lodge. Plenty of acreage is available to park transporters en route to Houston and even work on the cars should need be. This event is not limited to Trans-Am competitors, so feel free to extend this invitation freely. However, space is limited so make your reservations soon. A $500 deposit is required for each hunter; a $300 deposit per non-hunter. For Further information contact Pat Lazzaro (612) 937-3531 or Plazz2140@aol.com. Deposits should be sent payable to the Y.O. Ranch to Derhaag Motorsports, 749 County Rd. 83, Shakopee, MN 55379.
ROAD ATLANTA PROGRAM DEADLINE NEXT WEEK: The deadline to submit program stories for the Trans-Am Southern Dash weekend at Road Atlanta is Friday, June 25. The July 16-18 weekend is headlined by the Automationdirect.com Trans-Am 100 and also features the SCCA Pro Racing-sanctioned Speedvision World Challenge Championships, the Pro Spec Racer series and the U.S. F2000 National Championship presented by Speedvision. Contact David Fulmer (404-635-9422) for information or submit articles to him at 1055 Berne Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30316.
POINTS, POINTS AND MORE POINTS: BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series Top-20 Point Standings - Four Race Total: Pos., driver, car, points 1, Brian Simo, Ford Mustang Cobra, 101 2, Paul Gentilozzi, Ford Mustang Cobra, 97 3, Michael Lewis, Ford Mustang Cobra, 92 4, Chris Neville, Ford Mustang Cobra, 83 5, Johnny W. Miller IV, Chevrolet Camaro, 82 6, Randy Ruhlman, Ford Mustang Cobra, 71 7, Dorsey Schroeder, Ford Mustang Cobra, 69 8, Simon Gregg, Chevrolet Camaro, 63 9, Steve Pelke, Chevrolet Camaro, 60 10, Leighton Reese, Pontiac Grand Prix, 53 11, Bob Ruman, Chevrolet Camaro, 51 12, G.J. Mennen, Ford Mustang Cobra, 49 12, Tomy Drissi, Ford Mustang Cobra, 49 14, Max Lagod, Chevrolet Camaro, 43 14, Tom Coleman, Chevrolet Camaro, 43 16, Lou Gigliotti, Chevrolet Corvette, 41 17, Frank Cioppettini, Chevrolet Camaro, 35 18, James Briody, Chevrolet Camaro, 34 19, Craig Shafer, Chevrolet Camaro, 27 20, C. David Seuss, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 24
Speedvision World Challenge GT Championship Top-10 Point Standings - Three Race Total: Pos., driver, car, points 1, Bobby Archer, Dodge Viper, 92 2, George Biskup, Porsche 911 RSR, 80 3, David Schardt, Toyota Supra Turbo, 70 4, Bill Cooper, Chevrolet Corvette C-4, 62 5, Pete Halsmer, Acura NSX, 57 6, Gary Smith, Ford Mustang Cobra R, 53 7, Peter Kitchack, Porsche 911 RSR, 52 7, John Kohler, Ford Mustang Cobra R, 52 9, Walter Swick, BMW M3, 47 10, Paul Brown, Saleen Mustang, 37
Speedvision World Challenge Touring Car Championship Top-10 Point Standings - Three Race Total: Pos., driver, car, points 1, Michael Galati, Acura Integra R, 99 2, Pierre Kleinubing, Acura Integra R, 86 3, Hugh Plumb, Acura Integra R, 80 4, Alfred DuPont, BMW 328is, 63 5, Brian Wade, BMW 328is, 54 6, Kristian Skavnes, Acura Integra R, 50 7, Kevin Schrantz, Acura Integra R, 48 8, Jason Potter, Dodge Neon, 40 9, Will Turner, BMW 328is, 37 10, Bill Beilharz, Oldsmoblie Achieva, 32
Pro Spec Racer Top-10 Point Standings - Two Race Total: Pos., driver, points 1, Warren Stilwell, 34 2, Jack Willes, 27 3, Jim Goughary Jr., 26 3, Neil Tilbor, 26 5, Johnny Meriggi, 17 6, Keith Scharf, 12 7, Carl Harris, 11 8, John Strickler, 10 8, Steve Rehkemper, 10 10, Chris Funk, 9 10, John Annis, 9