The Indiana Auctioneer Commission has extended the suspension of Dean Kruse’s auctioneer license by two years. A hearing Oct. 19, the commission voted 5-0 that Kruse may not apply to have his license reinstated before June 2014. He originally was suspended through at least June 2012. The commission ruled that Kruse violated the terms of his original suspension, issued May 25, 2010. Members said they were unsatisfied with quarterly reports he filed on his progress in repaying people who consigned cars to his auctions, the Star reported.
According to Kruse he sent his reports to an attorney general’s deputy in charge of his case, who did not forward them to the Auctioneer Commission. In 2010, the commission suspended Kruse due to complaints alleging that he failed to pay 70 people who consigned and sold collector vehicles at his auctions in 2008 and 2009. After the suspension, Kruse sold his auction park south of Auburn and ceased operations. Kruse now has a longer time to pay the consignors. The commission originally ordered him to pay them by 18 months after his license suspension ends, which now gives him until December 2015.
A new day, a nice new track, but nothing else was new. Hamilton and Massa running into each other which has been going on all year. The usual suspects in the front...Sebastian Vettel in first again and now he is poised to break some long standing records. Jensen Button in second and Ferdinand Alonso in third. It will probably play out pretty much the same way for the two remaining races.
Dan Wheldon, the 2011 Indianapolis 500 winner and one of the most popular drivers in open-wheel racing, died today at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a horrific multi-car crash only 11 laps into the IndyCar Series season finale.
Officials decided to call the race, but the drivers did a five-lap tribute to Wheldon. IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard made the officials announcmeent of Wheldon's death without further comment.
Wheldon, 33 and the 2005 series champion from Emberton, England, was competing in only his third IndyCar race of the season, trying to win the event and earn a $5 million bonus that was part of a league promotion for drivers who didn't compete full-time in the series this year.
Wheldon was the only driver to accept the challenge. This year's Indy 500 was the second time Wheldon had won the prestigious event. He also won it in 2005.
Wheldon was expected to replace Danica Patrick next season in the Go-Daddy-sponsored car for Andretti Autosport.
Wheldon raced for Michael Andretti's team previously from 2003 through 2005 when he won the championship. Wheldon won 16 races in his nine-year IndyCar career.
After 12 laps of the race there was a terrible crash involving 15 cars that took the life of Dan Wheldon, 2011 Indy 500 winner. Standings at the end were Tony Kahaan, Ed Carpenter and Ryan Briscoe. Dario Franchitti became the champion of which there were no honors at this time.
Yes, there is still Formula One races left after last weeks championship race in Japan. And yet again we see Sebastian Vettel the winner. He has scooped up just about all you can win this season. Followed by Lewis Hamilton and my personal favorite, Mark Webber. On to India, Abu Dhabi and Brazil. Not exactly like IndyCar traveling from one State to another.
I didn't hear any complaints from the drivers about being in 'glow-in-the-dark' Japan. Happy to be there, happy to have a decent race. The top three drivers were only 2 seconds apart, but in racing that is more distance than you think. The winner was Jensen Button, pictured with his girlfriend and team. Followed by Ferdinand Alonso and Sebastian Vettel. Both Button and Alonso have been pulling away from their respective teammates all year. Vettel, in need of only one point, became the seasons champion. The youngest ever to be a double champion, 2010 and 2011. Previous youngest was Alonso. The next anti-climatic four races will decide who is 2nd and 3rd in the championship plus the constructor's trophy. Red Bull, no doubt.
In front of a small, but happy, crowd, Ed Carpenter takes the win after coming in second on this for the last two years in a row. Also, it was a first win for his team owner, Sarah Fisher. Remember her when she was driving. This was also the closest finish in the series. Second went to Dario Franchitti and third to Scott Dixon. Neither one of them are strangers to the podium.
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