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Russo & Steel’s Monterey Collector Car Auction nets $10.9 Million in Sales Breaking Last Year’s Record

Scottsdale, Arizona (August 26th, 2016) – Following another exciting, high energy showing at the center of Monterey, California’s world renowned collector car week events, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions earlier today announced incredible sales results with early totals reaching $10.9 Million. This represents sound, positive growth momentum exceeding 2015’s results, solidifying Russo and Steele as a strong and expanding force in the premium collector automobile auction arena. The company continues to showcase their ever growing reputation as “The Most Exciting Collector Automobile Auction Company in the World”. Russo and Steele also once again reported record shattering increases in attendance during this year’s auction event, which is a tribute to the companies ever broadening, passionate and loyal fan base.
Some of Russo and Steele’s most notable Monterey sales include: For more info check out www.RussoandSteele.com
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL – $1,050,105.00
2004 Ford GT Prototype – $836,000.00
1993 Jaguar XJ220 – $435,000.00
2014 Mercedes Benz SLS Black Series – $418,000.00
2009 Ferrari 16M – $355,000.00
1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 – $346,500.00
1988 Lamborghini Countach – $321,750.00
1957 Porsche 356 – $250,000.00
2000 Ferrari 550 – $194,700.00
1955 Facel-Vega FV1 – $181,500.0

NHRA Results: Brown, Capps win rain delayed Seattle finals

Antron Brown drove his Matco Tools Top Fueler to the Seattle win at the Brainerd race.

Don Schumacher Racing doubled up on wins Saturday during the rain-delayed final rounds of the Protect the Harvest NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at Brainerd Int’l Raceway in Brainerd.

Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) were victorious in their respective final rounds from the Seattle event, which was postponed by persistent rain on Sunday, Aug. 7, and decided Saturday in the third round of qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd. READ FULL STORY

NHRA Results: Force, Worsham, Skillman, and Hines collect big victories at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Del Worsham (near lane) beat #1 qualifier Matt Hagen in the Funny Car final round.

Brittany Force raced to victory in Top Fuel Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd Int’l Raceway. Del Worsham (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also victorious in their respective categories at the 17th event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. This is the penultimate event of the regular season.Force powered her Monster Energy dragster to a 4.169-second pass at 180.21 mph to outrun reigning world champion Antron Brown’s 6.566 at 103.47 in his Matco Tools dragster. Brown rattled and lost traction early while Force’s dragster backfired and released the parachutes just a little farther downtrack than Brown, and she coasted to the finish line in front. READ FULL STORY

Sprint Cup Series Results: Harvick Scores Bristol Win

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Kevin Harvick outlasted the competition to win Sunday’s rain-delayed Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.The race was originally scheduled for Saturday night but was postponed by rain for its completion Sunday afternoon.
Harvick celebrated by doing a victory burnout on the frontstretch after the race sharing the moment with team owner Tony Stewart, who made his final Bristol start this weekend before heading into retirement.
“I really wanted him to ride around that track with me but that’s why he’s the boss,” Harvick said.
Harvick was pleased after some recent frustrations to have things go much better this weekend in Bristol.
“We should have won a lot of races this year but we just had things not go our way,” he said.. “We made mistakes, or whatever the case may be. But, to get back into Victory Lane here at Bristol feels really good. We’ve had some good cars here over the last few years.” READ FULL STORY

XFINITY Series Results: Bristol Victory for Austin Dillon

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – A remarkable chain of circumstances gave Austin Dillon the chance to win Friday night’s Food City 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Dillon took full advantage, completing two harrowing overtime laps to edge surprise runner-up Justin Allgaier in a race that went eight laps beyond the scheduled distance at the ultra-fast .533-mile concrete short track.
Dillon didn’t take the top spot until Lap 305 of 308, when Brad Keselowski’s No. 22 Ford ran out of fuel while leading under the eighth and final caution of the evening.
Driving a No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet that slipped noticeably in Turn 3 on the white-flag lap – just after crossing the overtime line at the entrance to the corner – Dillon nevertheless held off Allgaier, third-place finisher Kyle Larson and fourth-place Elliott Sadler, who swapped positions behind the winner on the two overtime laps. READ FULL STORY

Camping World Truck Series Results: Kennedy Captures First Truck Win

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ben Kennedy stole the lead from William Byron with 20 laps to go in Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 and later withstood an intense six-lap shootout with Brett Moffitt to the finish line to earn his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Bristol Motor Speedway.
With his triumph in his 63rd career series start, Kennedy, the great-grandson of NASCAR Founder Bill France Sr., became the first France family member to win a NASCAR national series race.
“I can’t put it into words,” said Kennedy, the son of International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy. “Someone asked me earlier today what it’s like going to Bristol for your first time and to win here is just so cool. I’m speechless. The guys gave me an awesome truck. Everyone at GMS Racing, Jacob Companies, the fans in the stands, everybody watching on TV, gosh this is just the coolest day of my life.” READ FULL STORY

BREAKING NEWS: Tucson Dragway Friday Midnight Drags (August 5th) Cancelled Due to Flooding at the Track

A real gully washer rain storm hit the track and caused some serious flood damage in and around the Tucson Dragway race track. The water flowing over the race track surface has caused some damage to the race track shut down area. Repairs are all ready underway.

Check the website for the latest updates.  www.TucsonDragway.com

NHRA Results: Force keeps Western Swing sweep hopes alive at highlight-filled Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals

John Force continues his midseason surge and raced to his second consecutive Funny Car win of the year in front of a sold-out crowd at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
 J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners of the 15th NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event of the season in Sonoma. READ FULL STORY

Sprint Cup Results: NASCAR Sprint Cup Buescher Wins First Cup Race

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Chris Buescher scored his first career Sprint Cup Series win in Monday’s rain-delayed Pennsylvania 400 when the race was called due to fog and an approaching storm on lap 138.   The reigning XFINITY Series champion last pitted on lap 107 and was out front when the fog rolled in over the track from the Turn 1 side.  “Bob (Osborne) made a good call to hold out on the weather and make sure that we could run as far out on fuel as we possibly could, and it worked out really well,” Buescher said. “The weather got here just when we needed it to.  The win will put Buescher in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup if he can make the top 30 in the standings. Currently, he sits 31st – six points behind David Ragan, who finished 32nd.”We’re in a good spot, and we can definitely make up those six points,” Buescher said. “We’re going to try and get a lot more than that and be ready when the Chase does start to make sure we can advance as it goes through.” READ FULL STORY

XFINITY Series Results: Jones Powers Past Dillon for Iowa Win

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For 83 laps, it looked like Ty Dillon’s winless drought would finally end. That was until Erik Jones flashed the brilliance that has many predicting big things for the Joe Gibbs Racing prodigy.
Jones led a race-high 154 laps in the No. 20 DeWalt Toyota en route to victory lane on Saturday night in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. Jones passed Dillon with 15 laps remaining to retake the lead for the final time of the night and beat Dillon’s No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet to the checkered flag by 3.533 seconds.
The NASCAR XFINITY Series victory was the third of the season for Jones and the fifth of his career in his 45th start. Having one of the most impressive Sunoco Rookie of the Year campaigns in recent memory, Jones has 11 top-five and 12 top-10 results in 19 starts this season.   “It’s a great day. We had a great car. One that definitely deserved to win the race,” Jones said in victory lane. “The fastest car I feel like won tonight, which is always a good feeling. It was an awesome day for us. READ FULL STORY