Saturday, June 14, 2008

BV Goes Big Off the Tee

No U.S. Open, no Tiger Woods and no nude beaches off the 13th tee. Still, Brian Vickers showed he can drive much more than a race car.

Brian, 24, won the second round of the HP Tee Shot Tour on Thursday at The Grande Golf Club in Jackson, Mich. On the lighted 395-yard par 4 first hole, Brian’s ball traveled great distances as he won the driver and team categories. He was paired with Kevin Bullard, who’s a regular in the power golf series with NASCAR drivers and long drive professionals.

The winning cumulative score at the end of six events will have $25,000 donated in their name to the Victory Junction Gang Camp. Some of the NASCAR competition includes Elliott Sadler, J.J. Yeley, Marcos Ambrose, Stephen Leicht and David Ragan.

As for the whole nude beach thing, locals really can strut in the buff at Black’s Beach, which is about a wedge away from this weekend’s U.S. Open gallery gathering around the tee box on No. 13 at Torrey Pines.

Cup at Michigan: Qualifying was rained out, meaning Brian’s No. 83 starts 18th and AJ Allmendinger’s No. 84 rolls off 39th in Sunday’s Lifelock 400. They have two practice sessions today (noon and 1:20 p.m. ET).

Speed at Michigan: After starting from the pole and leading 14 laps, Scott Speed finished fourth in Saturday’s rain-delayed ARCA race, won by Eddie Sharp Racing teammate Justin Lofton. He still has the Craftsman Truck race to run at 3 p.m.


Blogger Kristin said...

Congratulations Brian! Thanks for keeping us updated on everything. Good luck Scott in the Truck Race. Hopefully BV and AJ have 2 great practice sessions today. The weather in Brooklyn, MI looks gorgeous!

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Gangsta said...

Vickers crew cheif, Kevin Hamlin, practiced for the #22 car in the first Nationwide practice. Does anyone know why???

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same name -- different people

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's another Kevin Hamlin.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update on BV and the HP Tee Shot Tour. However I never saw anything abt how he did in the first event, tried to locate that info that weekend but to no avail.
Can you give us an update on the first event and how he did then?

12:55 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Here's the press release from the May event in NC. Stephen Leicht won the event.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Wow! Today's been a great day for Scott Speed. He finished 3rd in the truck race after leading a lot of laps. Kid has some talent, can't wait to see what is next for him.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous lovinbv83 said...

Way to go BV now lets cap off the visit to the Irish Hills with a Victory on sunday.

6:47 PM  

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