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Fri 31 Dec 1999
1999 Top Ten Stories

1999 Top Ten Stories

NASCAR's top-10 on-track stories of 1999 By Brett Borden DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 31, 1999) You say you want a revolution? Wish granted. The winds of change swept through the NASCAR Winston Cup garage in 1999, altering the balance of...

Condolences to Tim Steele and family

Condolences to Tim Steele and family

Three time ARCA champion Tim Steele and his wife Dawn are grieving the loss of their infant son Joshua Allen, who died Monday, December 27th just 14 days after his birth. Services were held Thursday in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In lieu of...

Nessa Motorsports Names Crew

Nessa Motorsports Names Crew

Little Rock AR (December 30, 1999) Nathan Hunter of Little Rock, AR. has been hired as crew chief for Nessa Motorsports. Nathan has an extensive background in oval track racing and has owned several teams in the past. He is also a local chassis...

Knighthood for Stirling Moss
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Knighthood for Stirling Moss

Stirling Craufurd Moss OBE has been awarded been made a KBE in the New Years Honours list for services to motor racing. During his career he competed in 494 motor races, rallies and sprints, winning 222 of them. -- Stephen M Baines ...

Jacques Villeneuve, Danni Minogue wed in Australia
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Jacques Villeneuve, Danni Minogue wed in Australia

Jacques Villeneuve and Danni Minogue were set to get married in Sydney at the start of the new millennium according to press reports. They met earlier this year at the Spanish Grand Prix, making it a memorable event for Jacques and Danni at...

ASTC: Paul Morris to expand racing commitments in 2000

ASTC: Paul Morris to expand racing commitments in 2000

Paul Morris, the most successful driver in the BOC Gases Australian Super Touring Championship, today announced plans to expand his motor racing commitments in 2000 and also race in the V8 series for Holdens and Fords. The 32-year-old from the...

Thu 30 Dec 1999
Jerry Pitts to be Melling Racing Crew Chief

Jerry Pitts to be Melling Racing Crew Chief

CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 30, 1999) Melling Racing is banking on similar backgrounds paying big dividends in the NASCAR 2000 season. Team owner Mark Melling announced Thursday the hiring of Jerry Pitts Jr. as crew chief for the No. 9 Kodiak Fords ...

Liberty Racing Suspends Operations

Liberty Racing Suspends Operations

LORAIN, Ohio (Dec. 30, 1999) Liberty Racing, a charter team in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with its No. 98 Ford, has announced it will suspend operations effective Friday due to its inability to obtain a marketing partner for the NASCAR 2000...

IRL: Teams to hone new equipment at second Open Test

IRL: Teams to hone new equipment at second Open Test

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 30, 1999 -- Scott Sharp won the pole in January 1999 for the Indy 200 at Walt Disney World Speedway with a track-record time of 21.007 seconds and speed of 171.371 mph on the 1-mile oval. At least 20...

Wed 29 Dec 1999
World Karting Association Daytona Results 1999-12-28

World Karting Association Daytona Results 1999-12-28

World Karting Association (WKA) Enduro World Championship racing continued today at Daytona International Speedway, while the Dirt World Championships began their second evening of racing at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium. Races are being held...

Team Rensi Ready to Truck

Team Rensi Ready to Truck

Team Rensi Motorsports goes trucking in 2000 By Dave Rodman CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 29, 1999) Team Rensi Motorsports will debut its NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team in the season opening NCTS 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb.

Jerry Nadeau Ready to Taste the New

Jerry Nadeau Ready to Taste the New

Nadeau ready to taste the new with Hendrick By Marty Smith MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 28, 1999) In terms of practicality, NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Jerry Nadeau couldn't ask for a more fitting sponsor on his Hendrick Motorsports-owned No.

Latest ROLLING THUNDER novel released

Latest ROLLING THUNDER novel released

The fourth novel in the ROLLING THUNDER STOCK CAR RACING SERIES is now available in bookstores and through Internet booksellers. The novels are being written by Don Keith and Kent Wright and published by Tor Books of New York City and are the ...

Championship News & Notes

Championship News & Notes

DETROIT (December 29) - At least one new team and nearly a dozen confirmed drivers are part of a rapidly growing 2000 Dayton Indy Lights Championship field that is gearing up as the year winds down. Veterans Casey Mears, Jonny Kane, Tony Renna...

SBRS: Barber Dodge Mid-Ohio Round 8 Results

SBRS: Barber Dodge Mid-Ohio Round 8 Results

LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 15) - An outside pass on the opening lap gave Todd Snyder of Sheffield, Mass. the inside track on his second consecutive Barber Dodge Pro Series victory on the 2.258-mile, 14-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Sunday ...

SBRS: Skip Barber Formula Dodge Schedule

SBRS: Skip Barber Formula Dodge Schedule

LAKEVILLE, Conn. - July 26, 1999 - Skip Barber Formula Dodge Western and Southern Championship competitors will encounter new challenges in their upcoming 1999-2000 seasons. The tentative schedule for each regional championship has a different...

SBRS: Townsend Bell Sebring Review

SBRS: Townsend Bell Sebring Review

Sebring, Fla. (March 19, 1999)-- Townsend Bell fell victim to a blown motor in his ...

SBRS: 1999 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Winners

SBRS: 1999 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Winners

1999 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Winners SEBRING, Fla. (Feb. 24) - The winners of the second annual Skip Barber Racing School Karting Scholarship Shootout were recently named after a two-day competition in the 2.0 liter Skip...

SBRS: Giovanni Anapoli Starts Test in Sebring

SBRS: Giovanni Anapoli Starts Test in Sebring

E' prevista per il prossimo giovedì 18 febbraio la partenza per gli Stati Uniti di Giovanni Anapoli che, il 22 e 23 febbraio sulla pista di Sebring (Florida), parteciperà alla prima sessione di test collettivi di Formula Barber Dodge. Il ...

ALLSTAR: New 96 Speedway Results 1999-07-24

ALLSTAR: New 96 Speedway Results 1999-07-24

New 96 Speedway - Sat. 7/24/99 LAKE ODESSA, MI - It was Frankie Kerr in the All Star sprint 30-lap feature Sunday night at Speedway in a race originally scheduled for Saturday but delayed a day by rain. Time Trials: 1 U2 Paul McMahan...

ALLSTAR: Ohio Speedweek - Lima Friday Results

ALLSTAR: Ohio Speedweek - Lima Friday Results

All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek Race Results Limaland Motorsports Park - Fri. 7/01/99 By Scott Hall ALLENTOWN, OH - It was a real barnburner in the All Star sprint Ohio Speedweek 30-lap feature Friday night at Limaland Motorsports Park. At...

ALLSTAR: Western Pa All Star Speedweek Set

ALLSTAR: Western Pa All Star Speedweek Set

Western Pa Speedweek Set for All Star Sprints APOLLO, PA (5/26/99) - The 7th Annual $110,000 Western Pennsylvania All Star Sprint Speedweek is set to run Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 13 and early entries are coming in from...

ALLSTAR: All Star Adds Sponsor, Race

ALLSTAR: All Star Adds Sponsor, Race

ALL STAR SPRINTS ADD SPONSORS PONCE INLET, FL - The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint car series has added several new sponsors to their 1999 roster of supporting companies. Chazang Racing Tools of Sedalia, MO, TW Metals from Toledo, OH, ...

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Driver Status Outlined for Indianapolis 500

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Driver Status Outlined for Indianapolis 500

CART Driver Status Outlined for Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999 - A veteran CART driver who has not competed in the Indianapolis 500 will not be required to take a rookie test next April if that driver's team ...

BUSCH: Robbie Reiser Hires Gary Cogswell

BUSCH: Robbie Reiser Hires Gary Cogswell

DENVER, N.C. (Dec. 29, 1999) NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division team owner Robbie Reiser has hired veteran mechanic Gary Cogswell as crew chief of the No. 17 Visine Chevrolets for the NASCAR 2000 season in the NASCAR Busch...

Tue 28 Dec 1999
Buster Lowther Dies

Buster Lowther Dies

Cincinnati, OH - The racing community suffered another loss Thursday as Claude W "Buster" Lowther II died December 23, 1999 at the age of 60 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lowther's accomplishments and contributions to the sport were significant and ...

Williams announces drivers
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Williams announces drivers

Williams have announced that they will launch their 2000 challenger on January 10th, according to the BBC. The team have said that Ralf Schumacher will be their number 1 driver next season, and has dismissed reports that Alex Zanardi has lost his...

ALMS 2000 Schedule

ALMS 2000 Schedule

2000 AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES March 18 12 Hours at Sebring Sebring International Raceway Sebring, FL Speedvision Fox ...

Star Mazada 2000 Schedule

Star Mazada 2000 Schedule

2000 STAR MAZDA SERIES April 1 Lowe's Motor Speedway/Charlotte, NC Speedvision July 22 Sears Point Raceway/Sonoma, CA Speedvision August 5 Mosport International Raceway Bowmanville, ...

Mike Cope - New Series, New Man

Mike Cope - New Series, New Man

Cope hopes to show 'new' series a 'new' man By Brett Borden PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (Dec. 28, 1999) It's not your typical love story. Boy meets racing series. Racing series jilts boy. Boy goes back home. Boy comes back and courts racing series...

Adelaide Race of a Thousand Years

Adelaide Race of a Thousand Years

DAVID BRABHAM KEEN TO FLY THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG AT HOME EVENT Australian international sportscar racing star David Brabham is delighted at the prospect of returning to South Australia to do battle on the streets of Adelaide. American Le Mans ...

IPSC: IPSC 2000 Schedule and Preview

IPSC: IPSC 2000 Schedule and Preview

IPSC 2000 BUILDS ON PAST SUCCESS (December 28) - The International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) series 2000 race schedule will double the number of events held in the 1999 season, which was the first full year for the touring stock car ...

Mon 27 Dec 1999
Racing Consultants to Represent Nessa Motorsports

Racing Consultants to Represent Nessa Motorsports

Jupiter Fl. Racing Consultants of Jupiter Florida is pleased to announce they will be representing Nessa Motorsports in their search for marketing partners for the 2000 race season. Nessa Motorsports and owner/driver Eddie Provence of Little...

Washington D. C. Auto Show Preview

Washington D. C. Auto Show Preview

David Reininger - motorsport.com Washington, D. C. (December 26, 1999) The Washington Auto Show opened its doors to the public this morning to begin its nine-day engagement at the Washington Convention Center. The show, titled Hot Wheels 2000,...

Sun 26 Dec 1999
This Week in Racing History (December 26-January 1)

This Week in Racing History (December 26-January 1)

This Week in Racing History December 26 - Trevor Taylor, 1958 British F3 champion and 1960 British Formula Junior co-champion (with Jim Clark), born in Rotherman, England (1936). - At...

Sat 25 Dec 1999
Hybrid R & D Racing Season Review

Hybrid R & D Racing Season Review

Well, we have completed another season of prototype sports car racing and not without a lot of support and encouragement. We continue a remarkable record of finishes. Again, another season without a mechanical DNF. In fact, of the eight races...

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