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Alex Lloyd Grand Prix of Long Beach Race Report

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Alex Lloyd Grand Prix of Long Beach Race Report

Posted on 19 April 2010 by Editor

Alex Lloyd finally got his trip to the Beach for one of Indy Car’s signature races, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Alex Lloyd driving the #19 BSA car has won numerous times on the Indy Lights series in 2007 but has never run on the streets of Long Beach before.

“It certainly is challenging coming to a new street circuit like this when most of the other drivers have had years of experience here,” commented Alex. “We were pleased with the progress we made over the weekend and feel we learned a lot which will help us when we get back on the street circuits this summer.”

Alex would start the race from row 11 along side Graham Rahal. Alex won the battle to the first turn and would end up improving as the race went on. Late in the race the leaders had finally caught Alex, but the talented Brit was running very strong lap times and they would find it difficult to put the #19 car a lap down. Ryan finally was able to squeeze by and eventual second place finisher Justin Wilson would also try an aggressive move to get by.

Justin was almost up to Alex’s rear wheel at turn in. Justin’s front wing got into Alex’s right rear tire causing an immediate flat tire. Alex was forced to limp back to the pits costing him valuable positions to get new tires and fuel.

Relegated back Alex would soldier on with good lap times, closing on Formula 1 veteran Takumo Sato, before the checkered would come out and reward the Boy Scout car with 19th place.

The Boy Scouts of America Indy Car contingent had a great weekend of events at Long Beach. The local Long Beach Council had Bay Street closed off for Scout Alley. Show cars, displays, Pinewood Derbies, and Soap Box derbies were the highlight.

Of interesting note Alex beat team owner Dale Coyne by .2 seconds in the Soap Box derby on Friday evening. Of more interest is that Alex’s wife Samantha beat Alex by a similar margin.

The team now prepares for the beginning of the seasons oval swing of races. First up will be the 1.5 mile high bank oval of Kansas in two weeks time, followed by the famed month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting organization is composed of 2.7 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 20, 1.1 million volunteers, and nearly 300 local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

More information about 100 Years of Scouting can be found at www.scouting.org/100years.

About Dale Coyne Racing
For more than 27 years Dale Coyne Racing has competed in Indy car racing. The team enjoyed a successful 2009 IndyCar Series season with a win at Watkins Glen, and finished 9th in the IndyCar Series championship. Please visit www.dalecoyneracing.com for more information about the Boy Scouts of America #19 IndyCar.

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Alex Lloyd Inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Race Report

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Alex Lloyd Inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Race Report

Posted on 12 April 2010 by Editor

The Boy Scouts of America #19 IndyCar made its first trip to the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park Road Course circuit 20 miles east of downtown Birmingham.

Alex Lloyd driving the #19 BSA car ran as high as 6th place in today’s race. After qualifying 16th on Saturday of this three day weekend event, Alex and the Dale Coyne Racing team would try to go for a two stop race and was rewarded with moving up on the split strategy to run in the top-10.

The team would need some good luck with yellows to make it all happen right, but the plans got changed on lap 68 when Danica Patrick made contact with Alex under braking going into turn 5.

“I had some understeer in the car and I think Danica got a good run off of turn 3,” Reported Lloyd. “She was not past me, but enough on me that we got together in turn 5 and I spun off track.”

The mishap would hurt Alex’s track position. This coupled with a need for a splash of fuel with just three laps to go, would relegate the talented Brit to 23rd.

“We were happy to run all day and work to get into the top-10,” explained the personable Lloyd. “The end result did not show how competitive we could have been.”

The Dale Coyne Racing Boy Scouts of America effort was supported locally by the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America. A special invitation dinner on Friday night featured several of the local supporters and officials of the Boy Scouts of America.

“It’s great to see the local support and enthusiasm for this program as evidenced here in Alabama,” reported team owner Dale Coyne. “Everyone in this area is excited about Indy Cars racing here and we look forward to a long and welcomed return for years to come.”

This race represents the Inaugural event of a three year contract with local developer George Barber. “This track has a great park like setting for showcasing our racing,” said Coyne. “It feels like the Road America of the South in a modern theme.”

The team will stay at the track in Birmingham to prepare the cars for a cross country trek to Long Beach, California, where they will race next Friday thru Sunday.

About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting organization is composed of 2.7 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 20, 1.1 million volunteers, and nearly 300 local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit http://www.scouting.org/.

More information about 100 Years of Scouting can be found at www.scouting.org/100years.

About Dale Coyne Racing
For more than 27 years Dale Coyne Racing has competed in Indy car racing. The team enjoyed a successful 2009 IndyCar Series season with a win at Watkins Glen, and finished 9th in the IndyCar Series championship. Please visit www.dalecoyneracing.com for more information about the Boy Scouts of America #19 IndyCar.

Source: Dale Coyne Racing Press Release

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Dr. “Red” Duke will address Eagle Scouts at a ‘Gathering of Eagles’

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Dr. “Red” Duke will address Eagle Scouts at a ‘Gathering of Eagles’

Posted on 11 April 2010 by Editor

The Tall Timbers District of the Boy Scouts of America is looking for Eagle Scouts of ALL ages, who live in the District and the South Montgomery County area. The District is hosting a ‘Gathering of Eagles’ on Sunday, May 23, 2010, in The Woodlands at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott, starting at 6:00 p.m. Dr. James H. “Red” Duke will be the keynote speaker.

Dr. Red Duke obtained the rank of Eagle Scout and was subsequently honored by the Boy Scouts of America with the Distinguished Eagle Scout award. Dr. Duke established the first air ambulance service in Texas, and established the first Level 1 Trauma Center in Southeast Texas.

The Eagle Scout is the highest ranking scouting. Fewer than 4 percent of all Scouts achieve Eagle rank, however, “Once an Eagle Scout, always an Eagle Scout,” declared Pat Brown, one of the Tall Timbers many volunteers. “An Eagle Scout promises to give back to Scouting more than he received, ” Brown added. “It is a lifelong commitment to live the Scouting ideals. Dr. Duke exemplifies that lifelong commitment.”

Tall Timbers District was created in 2009, when local district lines were redrawn to better meet the needs of Scouts. Tall Timbers District has more than 60 units of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Teams, Venturing Crews, and Sea Explorers, serving over 2100 young men and women led by over 1200 adult leaders. Geographically it covers part of South Montgomery County stretching from the San Jacinto River south, including The Woodlands.

If you are an Eagle Scout and would like to attend, or if you know an Eagle Scout who may like to attend, please provide or update your contact information by contacting Linda Smith at Linda@gatheringofeagles2010.com or go to www.gatheringofeagles2010.com The District will NOT share your contact information with others.

Source: Press Release

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