Could it be ‘LIVE! with Kelly and Brian’?

Detroit Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Brian Olatunji has been selected as a finalist to co-host the television show LIVE! with Kelly. After a nationwide search 25 finalists were chosen and fan votes will help decide the winner.

Olatunji has been racing for 15 years in NHRA classes ranging from Super Gas to TAFC. This year he will move to the Pro Mod ranks with Harold Martin Motorsports.

Fans can vote for Olatunji by going to www.cohostsearch.com and leaving a comment that says “Brian Olatunji”. You can also vote through Twitter by mentioning “Brian Olatunji” and using the hash tag #CohostSearch.

The 25 finalists will narrowed to 10 on Tuesday, July 10, so start voting!  (photo courtesy BrianOlatunji.com) [7/6/2012]

Eric Medlen Golf Tournament looking for players, sponsors

The fourth annual Eric Medlen Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by Morgan Lucas Racing and benefitting Peyton Manning Children's Hospital is looking for players and sponsors for its August 30 event at Eagle Creek Golf Club.

The tournament is seeking individual players, foursomes and sponsors. Donations are $125 per player and sponsorships ranging from $250 to $3,500 are available. Drivers who have played in the tournament in the past include Brandon Bernstein, Shawn Langdon, Jeff Arend and Melanie Troxel.

"We'll have a longest drive deal and closest to the pin contest," Lucas said. "After we get done golfing, we'll have some good food, awards and the crazy live auction for some great memorabilia and other items and experiences. It's always a blast."

For more information or a tournament brochure, contact Kristene Hayden at kristene@morganlucasracing.com or 317-858-1333. [7/6/2012]

Points battles tighten going into next DSE event

Canada Day weekend at Toronto Motorsports Park (TMP) was the site for points races number three and four in the DSE Sportsman Racing Series.

Neither Modified nor Super Pro will have a singular points leader going into the next event on July 28 and 29 at TMP, as both classes have a shared position at the top of the ladder. Kevin Pascoe and Craig Wilson share the number one spot in Modified Eliminator, while Andrew Stirk, Claude Losier, and Bob Jennings sit tied for the number one position in Super Pro.

Saturday, June 30, Results:
SUPER PRO: Claude Losier RT: .012 Dial: 9.19 ET: 9.191-defeated Andrew Stirk RT: .023 Dial 9.86 ET: 9.883
QUICK 12:  Bob Jennings RT: .010 Dial: 7.680 ET: 7.727-defeated Mike Ounjian RT .034 Dial 8.53 ET 8.567
SUPER BIKE/SLED: Pete Stewart RT: .035 Dial: 9.51 ET 9.534 defeated Rob Barwick RT: .095 Dial: 9.77 ET: 9.707
STREET ELIMINATOR: Wayne Kennedy RT: .177 Dial: 13.57 ET: 13.515 defeated Sherry Van Baalen RT: .304 Dial: 13.57 ET: 13.415
SUPER GAS 9.90 Index: Shawn Morrell RT: .045 ET 9.915 defeated Corinne Macmillan RT: -.001 ET: 15.44
MODIFIED ELIMINATOR: Kevin Pascoe RT: .049 Dial: 12.51 ET: 12.510 defeated Harry Olsen RT: .045 Dial: 10.21 ET: 10.235
JR DRAGSTER: Johnathan Chittenden RT: .230 Dial: 8.06 ET: 8.095 defeated Matteo Ramundo RT: -.004 Dial: 8.85 ET: 8.813
JR CONSOLATION: Rachel Picciuto RT: .086 Dial: 7.90 ET: 7.885 defeated Hailey Picciuto RT: .198 Dial: 7.90 ET: 7.857
LAST CHANCE GAMBLER RACE:  Bill Thompson RT: .019 Dial: 9.96 ET: 9.994 defeated Stan Mazur RT: .022 Dial: 10.27 ET: 10.257

Sunday, July 1, Results:
SUPER PRO: Bob Jennings RT: .009 Dial: 7.75 ET: 7.778-defeated Tyler Caughill RT: -.005 Dial 10.47 ET: 10.437
QUICK 12:  Steve Ferstl RT: .008 Dial: 7.82 ET: 7.849-defeated Jamie Tupper RT .022 Dial 7.55 ET 7.590
SUPER BIKE/SLED: Mark Gibson RT: .876 Dial: 10.92 ET 11.234 defeated Nicole Meloche RT: 1.111 Dial: 10.48 ET: 10.613
STREET ELIMINATOR: Wayne Kennedy RT: .169 Dial: 13.65 ET: 13.731 defeated Beverly Demers RT: .296 Dial: 15.55 ET: 15.551
MODIFIED ELIMINATOR: Craig Wilson RT: .025 Dial: 11.62 ET: 11.746 defeated Chris Etherington RT: .181 Dial: 11.45 ET: 11.481
JR DRAGSTER:  Nicole Albin RT: .073 Dial: 8.66 ET: 8.819 defeated Rachel Picciuto RT: .283 Dial: 7.90 ET: 7.936
JR CONSOLATION: Mikayla Lepp RT: .129 Dial: 9.03 ET: 9.091 defeated Matteo Ramundo RT: .256 Dial: 8.89 ET: 8.898
LAST CHANCE GAMBLER RACE:  Andrew Walton RT: .421 Dial: 10.69 ET: 10.757 defeated Jordan Klassen RT: .162 Dial: 10.82 ET: 10.776

The next stop in the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series will be July 28 and 29 at Toronto Motorsports Park for the HeadsupRacer.com Summer Sizzler Presented by Stefko Racing Engines, which features the Jr Drag Racing League Challenge and the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA “King of the Track” Race. [7/6/2012]