BRUNO SPENGLER THIRD IN DTM RACE, OTHER RESULTS
Canadian race driver Robert Wickens, who spent last weekend at the Grand Prix of Canada serving as reserve driver for the Marussia Virgin Formula One team, continued to build up his already impressive portfolio by scoring two poles, one victory and one second place in Round 8 of the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season at Germany’s Nurburgring.
Wickens, 22, of Guelph and Toronto, dominated both practice sessions Friday and won poles for the races held both Saturday and Sunday.
Canadian Bruno Spengler finished third in his Mercedes-Benz, having started from pole.
Said Spenger: Of course, I would rather have won, but one can never be really disappointed after a podium finish. In motorsport, you have days that aren’t easy. Martin and Timo have done a great job."
Spengler, of Saint-Hippolite, Que., is now second in the DTM standings, one point behind Tomczyk.
Other DTM notables: Ralf Schumacher finished 12th – and was not happy. Neither was David Coulthard, who was 13th.
– David Ostella of Maple finished seventh in Sunday’s Firestone Indy Lights race at Milwaukee. He also led a lap. In the U.S. F2000 National Championship powered by Mazda, also at Milwaukee, Matthew DiLeo of Innisfil finished eighth
– Craig Dollansky of Elk River, Minn., swept the World of Outlaws Sprint Car doubleheader at River Cities Speedway in North Dakota at the weekend. Why should we care? The Outlaws will be racing at Ohsweken Speedway on the Six Nations Reserve on July 25th and if you’ve never seen those guy go at it, you haven’t lived.
– Speaking of Ohsweken, Bryan Howland of Auburn, N.Y., won the Corr-Pak Merchandising Sprint Car feature there last Friday night. It was a warmup for next Friday’s Northern Summer Nationals, which always attracts a top field of sprinters from both sides of the border.