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Wed 22 Jan 2003
NASCAR releases new access policy at Winston Cup racesHeadline

NASCAR releases new access policy at Winston Cup races

Access policy for NASCAR Winston Cup addresses safety, security. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2003) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has instituted an access policy for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series garage and pit...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
Former ARCA champion Iggy Katona passed awayHeadline

Former ARCA champion Iggy Katona passed away

TOLEDO OH (12-4-03) Egnatius "Iggy" Katona, the winningest driver in ARCA RE/MAX Series history, died Thursday, December 4 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was 87. Katona, who earned 79 career series wins, also held the all-time...

Sun 05 Jan 2003
SUPERCROSS: MOTOCROSS: McGrath's retirement is officialHeadline
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SUPERCROSS: MOTOCROSS: McGrath's retirement is official

AURORA, Ill. (January 2, 2002) - Seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath today announced his retirement from supercross racing at a press conference in Anaheim, Calif., at Edison International Field. After winning 72 250cc main events and...

Thu 27 Mar 2003
Ford Focus RS WRC 03 launched in EnglandHeadline
WRC

Ford Focus RS WRC 03 launched in England

Contemporary look for Ford's radical new Focus rally car -- Ford Rallye Sport today unveiled the most technically advanced and revolutionary rally car ever when it launched the Ford Focus RS WRC 03 at the team's Dovenby Hall base in Cumbria, ...

Sat 05 Apr 2003
WKA: Petty posts pair at Jasper Pavement NationalHeadline

WKA: Petty posts pair at Jasper Pavement National

JASPER, FL-After being forced to sit out most of last season due to a work injury, 'The Peoples Champion' Jason Petty, of Creedmore, NC, proved he was back in the hunt for a Triple Crown in the WKA/Ultramax Racing Chassis Speedway Pavement Series...

Tue 09 Dec 2003
Imola to honour SennaHeadline
F1

Imola to honour Senna

The 2004 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola will mark the tenth year since Ayrton Senna's fatal accident at the circuit and the Brazilian champion will be commemorated by special events. Ayrton Senna Da Silva grave at Morumbi...

Thu 03 Apr 2003
IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancerHeadline

IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancer

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 2, 2003) -- Former IMSA World Sports Car and Group C2 champion Fermin Velez died Monday in Barcelona, Spain, three days shy of his 44th birthday, following a battle with cancer. Former IMSA champion Fermin Velez,...

Tue 11 Feb 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing, driver Monteiro enter Champ Car seriesHeadline
F1

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing, driver Monteiro enter Champ Car series

INDIANAPOLIS (February 10, 2003) - Fourteen years after giving Patrick Racing its first and only Champ Car World Series title, Emerson Fittipaldi will look to capture a championship of his own as he and business partner James Dingman announced the...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
New Year unveiling of Stone Brothers Racing 2003 car, driverHeadline

New Year unveiling of Stone Brothers Racing 2003 car, driver

Two-time Bathurst winner Russell Ingall is now officially a "Ford Man" after announcing he has signed a deal to drive the Caltex Havoline Falcon in next year's V8 Supercar Championship Series. Caltex has also announced a three-year extension of...

Tue 20 May 2003
Brandon Bernstein crashes at EnglishtownHeadline

Brandon Bernstein crashes at Englishtown

Top Fuel drag racer Brandon Bernstein has been transported to the University Medical Center in Englishtown, New Jersey following a crash at the SuperNationals today during the first-round of the Top Fuel eliminations. Brandon Bernstein...

Tue 23 Dec 2003
RACE: NASA 25 Hours of ThunderhillHeadline

RACE: NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Seventy-three entrants started the NASA Thunderhill 25 Hour race under a cloudy sky that quickly turned from drizzle into rain, flooding many pit areas leaving little to wonder what the remaining long hours of the endurance race would be ...

Fri 18 Jul 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's to leave racing at the end of 2003Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's to leave racing at the end of 2003

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, July 10, 2003 -- "The future for young Canadian drivers goes up in smoke today," said journalist Didier Schraenen before it was announced that cigarette maker Player's, who have supported Canadian motorsports since 1961,...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
SWS: Freitas keeps Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic prize at homeHeadline

SWS: Freitas keeps Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic prize at home

You may not expect a five-time local track champion and current points leader getting choked up over an umpteenth win on his home turf. But that's exactly what Dean Freitas did after beating the USAC boys Sunday morning in the rain-delayed...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Senna inquiry to be re-openedHeadline
F1

Senna inquiry to be re-opened

The Italian Supreme Court has decided to re-open the inquiry into the death of Ayrton Senna after judges decided there were legal errors in the original appeal. Senna died after an accident in his Williams at the Tamburello corner during the 1994...

FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourseHeadline
F1

FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourse

Every year for the last 12, The Cavallino Magazine has sponsored what has evolved into the six day Cavallino Classic for Ferrari Motorcars. The event is held at the legendary Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida. A full line of diverse...

Sun 26 Jan 2003
Ferrari mourns Giovanni AgnelliHeadline

Ferrari mourns Giovanni Agnelli

Ferrari is mourning the passing of Giovanni Agnelli, the honourary chairman of parent company FIAT, who died aged eighty-one. Agnelli was the grandson of the founder of FIAT and was chairman of the company for thirty years until the mid-nineties.

Wed 12 Mar 2003
Miguel Duhamel wins fourth Daytona 200Headline
AMA

Miguel Duhamel wins fourth Daytona 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (March 10, 2003) ¯ Canadian Miguel Duhamel edged out his Honda teammates Ben Bostrom and Kurtis Roberts to capture the 62nd Daytona 200 By Arai on Monday at Daytona International Speedway. Bostrom, Roberts and Duhamel, all...

Sat 22 Feb 2003
New helmet design for RaikkonenHeadline
F1

New helmet design for Raikkonen

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen will sport a new helmet design from the start of this season, including a splash of red and a motif of his nickname, 'The Ice Man'. The helmet will be designed by McLaren and Uffe Tagtstrom, who has made helmets for ...

Thu 30 Jan 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: PK Racing names Lemarie as first driverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: PK Racing names Lemarie as first driver

Craig Pollock, principal of the new CART Champ Car series team PK Racing, today announced Patrick Lemarie as the driver for the team's 2003 series efforts. Patrick Lemarié in the garage. Photo by Mark Gledhill. Lemarie has spent most...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Jordan denies Irvine claimHeadline
F1

Jordan denies Irvine claim

Eddie Jordan has denied that Eddie Irvine offered to drive for his team without being paid in order to win the fight for the remaining race seat. Irvine announced his retirement from F1 when the Jordan deal, which is the last race seat still ...

Sat 01 Mar 2003
Bentley returns to North American at SebringHeadline

Bentley returns to North American at Sebring

BRASELTON, Ga. (February 28, 2003) -- Nothing screams "England" quite like a Bentley, and a British racing green Bentley sporting Union Jacks in its motif almost conjures up the familiar strains of "Rule Britannia." After an absence of more than...

Fri 25 Apr 2003
Barrichello praises Ferrari F2002Headline
F1

Barrichello praises Ferrari F2002

Rubens Barrichello was very happy to have driven Ferrari's most successful ever car, the F2002, and said it gave him some of his best moments in Formula One. Providing all goes well in testing, Ferrari will debut the F2003-GA at the Spanish Grand...

Fri 16 May 2003
Subaru extends Solberg contractHeadline
WRC

Subaru extends Solberg contract

The 555 Subaru World Rally Team announced today that Petter Solberg has signed a contract which will see him and co-driver Phil Mills stay with the team until the end of the 2006 WRC season. Petter Solberg. Photo by Subaru World Rally...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
Marcos Ambrose seals championship at Eastern CreekHeadline

Marcos Ambrose seals championship at Eastern Creek

Marcos Ambrose screamed around Eastern Creek yesterday in his Stone Bros prepared Pirtek Ford, taking out the V8 Supercar Championship, ending Holden's dominance of the series for the past five years. Marcos Ambrose is Ford through and...

Fri 25 Apr 2003
IRL: Mario Andretti flips at IndyHeadline

IRL: Mario Andretti flips at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, April 23, 2003 -- With less than five minutes to go in today's private test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it had been the best of days for Mario Andretti. Mario Andretti. Photo by indyracing.com/Ron McQueeney. Back in...

Wed 08 Jan 2003
2002 Rolex Series Champions honoredHeadline

2002 Rolex Series Champions honored

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 06, 2003) -- The Rolex Sports Car Series honored its 2002 team, driver and manufacturer champions during its annual Salute to Champions held at DAYTONA USA on Saturday, Jan. 4. Rolex Watch USA President Walter Fischer...

Thu 30 Jan 2003
End of one era, beginning of another for Rolex 24Headline

End of one era, beginning of another for Rolex 24

This year's 41st running of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona will mark the end of one era in the four-year history of the Grand American Road Racing Association's Rolex Sports Car Series and the beginning of another. Gone are the venerable ...

Fri 21 Mar 2003
IRL: Arie Luyendyk to race with Mo Nunn at Indy 500Headline

IRL: Arie Luyendyk to race with Mo Nunn at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, March 19, 2003) -- Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk will join Mo Nunn Racing's full-time IRL IndyCar Series drivers Felipe Giaffone and Tora Takagi for a three-car team entry at this year's 87th running of...

Sat 19 Apr 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Max Papis tests Winston Cup carHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Max Papis tests Winston Cup car

Sports car and open-wheel racer Max Papis tested the No. 91 Dodge Intrepid research and development NASCAR Winston Cup car for Evernham Motorsports today at Kentucky Speedway. "It was a very good experience being in a Winston Cup car. It ...

Mon 15 Dec 2003
Schumacher beaten by fighter jetHeadline
F1

Schumacher beaten by fighter jet

Even six-time world champion Michael Schumacher had to concede defeat when up against the Eurofighter Typhoon but it was still a close fought battle. The novel event took place on December 11th at Grosseto, Italy, and pitted Schumacher and his ...

Fri 11 Apr 2003
The Petersen Porsche Sebring second place reinstatedHeadline

The Petersen Porsche Sebring second place reinstated

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 10, 2003) -- The White Lightning-Petersen Motorsports Porsche has been reinstated to its original second-place finishing position in the GT class in the March 15 American Le Mans Series Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. It had...

Thu 23 Oct 2003
IRL: Tony Renna fatally injured at IndyHeadline

IRL: Tony Renna fatally injured at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, October 22, 2003 - Driver Tony Renna, 26, was so looking forward to his new slot as teammate to Scott Dixon at Target Chip Ganassi Racing. The duo had partnered at PacWest Racing Group while competing on the Indy Lights ladder...

Thu 23 Jan 2003
Porsche 911 GT3 RS has strong contingent for Daytona Rolex 24Headline

Porsche 911 GT3 RS has strong contingent for Daytona Rolex 24

DAYTONA BEACH, FL. - January 22 - A strong contingent of former Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona winners racers will be trying for another title in Porsche 911 GT3 RS race cars as entries continue to grow for the 41h running of the Rolex 24 February ...

Tue 13 May 2003
Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le MansHeadline

Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le Mans

For this exceptional edition of the "24 Heures" which celebrates the 80th anniversary of the creation of the race, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, François Fillon - Minister of Employment, Roland du Luart - President of the Sarthe County Council,...

Sun 26 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fun in the sun at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fun in the sun at Surfers Paradise

Fast cars, beautiful weather and beautiful people combine to provide a weekend of heart-stopping race action for the spectators at the 2003 Lexmark Indy 300 on the Gold Coast. Pitlane activity before the session. Photo by David ...

Mon 20 Jan 2003
Luis Diaz re-signed with Dorricott RacingHeadline

Luis Diaz re-signed with Dorricott Racing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2003) - Phyllis Dorricott confirmed today that Dorricott Racing has re-signed second-year Dorricott Racing driver Luis Diaz, of Mexico City, for the 2003 Toyota Atlantic Championship. Dorricott Racing's entry for...