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« on: April 21, 2008, 07:50:28 PM »


I found this interesting. Say what you will about her tabloid reporting style but she proved she has a little racer in her. She beat one of the hardest nosed racers in the business, even if it was just a silly exhibition race.


# Jamie Little wins Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race: ESPN pit reporter Jamie Little held off Craftsman Truck Series driver Mike Skinner by .324 seconds in race-modified Scion tCs to win the 32nd Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race on Saturday. "When you interview a winning driver after the race, they always tell you how they just try to get through that last lap," said Little after beating Skinner, a repeat winner in the Pro Category. "Well, now I know exactly what they're talking about." In a last-lap duel, Skinner made contact with Little coming out of the hairpin turn on the 1.97-mile street circuit through the downtown streets of Long Beach to pull side-by-side, Little was able to get back on the gas and pull in front of Skinner as the two came to the finish line. "You go into the event with everyone out here wanting to help raise money for charity and have fun," said Little, who will give the $5,000 from Toyota to UCI Reeve/Irvine Center in California for spinal cord injury research. In the Professional category, Skinner never gave up the lead. After starting 30 seconds behind, he quickly made up ground and caught up with the tail end of the celebrities by lap 3. He then maneuvered through traffic, catching the leaders with just two laps remaining.
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 08:03:52 PM »

Congratulations to Jamie.  That just about fits the "girl power" theme of the weekend. Smiley

I wonder how much driving skill and strategy she picked up from all of those pit interviews. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 08:08:37 PM »

Congratulations to Jamie.  That just about fits the "girl power" theme of the weekend. Smiley

Why are the Spice Girls starting a NA$CAR team?   Wink

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