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Mon 25 Dec 2000
Self will not leave Pro Stock Trucks

Self will not leave Pro Stock Trucks

HOUSTON, Texas -- It is no secret that the cost of competing in professional motorsports is high. In all forms of motorsports the cost of campaigning and maintaining a competitive race team is far more than a team can win on the racetrack. This...

'Fan-friendly' pricing for Homestead opener

'Fan-friendly' pricing for Homestead opener

MIAMI (December 20, 2000) -- The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Grand American Road Racing Association will combine to host the opening event of the 2001 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The March 2-4 weekend will feature "family-friendly"...

Dayton Indy Lights December news

Dayton Indy Lights December news

DETROIT (Dec. 21, 2000) - With next season's Dayton Indy Lights Championship scheduled for its earliest start in four years, the last few weeks of 2000 have seen several key signings and a flurry of final test sessions as teams and drivers...

Force, Scelzi headline AARWB selections

Force, Scelzi headline AARWB selections

GLENDORA, Calif. - John Force and Gary Scelzi were named first team selections in the drag racing category for the 2000 American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association All-America Auto Racing Team, as announced Dec. 10 by the media ...

Panoz Team to hunt crocodile car in Adelaide

Panoz Team to hunt crocodile car in Adelaide

INDIANAPOLIS (December 21, 2000) -- The close racing competition between the top two Prototype teams in the American Le Mans Series has led to some humorous games of one-upsmanship as the series heads to Australia for the Race of a Thousand Years...

CART Toyota Atlantic News 2000-12-21

CART Toyota Atlantic News 2000-12-21

Highland Park, Ill. (December 20, 2000) -- The calendar has not even turned over to the year 2001; yet, the seeds are being planted for what looks to be one of the most competitive seasons ever. With the start of the 2001 season less than four...

Nations Cup Ferrari ace ready for Adelaide race

Nations Cup Ferrari ace ready for Adelaide race

AUSTRALIA'S leading Ferrari driver @!Mark Noske is looking forward to next week's Grand Touring Challenge in Adelaide as a chance to finish the motor racing year the way he began it - with a win on the city's famous street circuit. Noske...

Clio Cup star Pearson to appear at Autosport

Clio Cup star Pearson to appear at Autosport

Elf Clio Renaultsport UK Cup front-runner, Rick Pearson will make his Autosport Show debut next month on behalf of the British marshals' organisation, BMRMC. "I always enjoy attending the Autosport show because it's an excellent opportunity to...

Las Vegas final test day

Las Vegas final test day

LAS VEGAS -- Three days of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series testing concluded at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Wednesday afternoon. A dozen teams remained for the final day, hoping to squeeze every ounce of speed from their trucks in preparation for the...

Adelaide notes

Adelaide notes

Allan McNish, Olivier Beretta and Sascha Maassen all hope to secure their American Le Mans Series driver championships at Adelaide on New Year's Eve. The first two should be a formality, to maintain a status quo over their co-drivers, but...

Grand Prix of Texas on sale 02 January

Grand Prix of Texas on sale 02 January

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (December 20, 2000) - Texas Motor Speedway races into the new year by placing tickets on sale for the first race of the 2001 season at The Great American Speedway. All seats for the Grand Prix of Texas (March 3-4), featuring...

Rip Michels stepping up

Rip Michels stepping up

Rip Michels of Mission Hills, CA, will be making his rookie debut in super late models on opening night at Irwindale Speedway in 2001. The 2000 Irwindale and 1997 Mesa Marin grand American modified champion will be piloting a brand new car for...

Final Days of Adam Petty Memorial Auction

Final Days of Adam Petty Memorial Auction

Charlotte, NC - Race fans have only a few more days to go online and bid on a number of one of a kind collectibles being auctioned off for charity. Items up for bid include race-used gloves, shoes, tires, sheet metal and even a racing uniform...

Jimmy Mars sponsorship extended

Jimmy Mars sponsorship extended

Cleveland, OH- Parker Hannifin Corporation, along with the more than 300 affiliated ParkerStores worldwide are pleased to announce that they will extend their sponsorship with Jimmy Mars Racing for the 2001 racing season. "We have been...

Force Racing hires Gibson as engineer

Force Racing hires Gibson as engineer

YORBA LINDA, Calif. - In a move designed to insure the future "airworthiness" of drag racing's dominant Funny Cars, Winston Champion John Force confirmed Wednesday that he has signed Tim Gibson to a three-year contract as Team Engineer and...

Cook, K-Automotive team up for 2001

Cook, K-Automotive team up for 2001

LAKE ORION, MI (December 20, 2000) - A pair of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series veterans - driver Terry Cook and the K-Automotive racing team - have announced a partnership for the 2001 NCTS campaign. "Terry has agreed to drive for us for...

ALMS weekly notes 2000-12-20

ALMS weekly notes 2000-12-20

** Dodge Viper Team ORECA, which has been the dominant force in the GTS class of the American Le Mans Series for the better part of 1999 and 2000, will have several extra incentives to win the Race of a Thousand Years at Adelaide, Australia, on...

Ricky Hendrick ready for challenge

Ricky Hendrick ready for challenge

LAS VEGAS, NV (December 20, 2000) - Running a select event schedule of NASCAR races in 2000, Ricky Hendrick proved he had the ability to make the step to the next level. In 2001, Hendrick will do just that piloting the Hendrick Motorsports...

MG, ROC-Volkswagen retrun to Le Mans

MG, ROC-Volkswagen retrun to Le Mans

While this year's Le Mans 24-Hour race had no British entered cars on the grid, perhaps for the first time in the event's history, there should be a strong revival next June with two-car teams from Bentley and MG among the 48 accepted. A source at...

Rafanelli to run two Ferrari 550;s in 2001
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Rafanelli to run two Ferrari 550;s in 2001

Gabriele Rafanelli, Italy's leading private team owner, will run two Ferrari 550 Maranellos in the FIA Grand Touring Championship. Rafanelli disclosed his plan on Friday morning following the completion of an "excellent test" at Misano, where...

Pizzonia to test for Arrows
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Pizzonia to test for Arrows

The Formula 1 team Arrows has announced that it will test British Formula 3 champion Antonio Pizzonia at Barcelona on Monday. The young Brazilian who only last week was presented with the Paul Warwick trophy, is one of the hottest future F1 ...

Dodge, Chevy truck test

Dodge, Chevy truck test

LAS VEGAS, NV (Dec. 19, 2000) On virtually opposite sides of the continent, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams from manufacturers Chevrolet and Dodge Tuesday got ready for the holiday season by preparing for their 2001 racing campaign. At the...

M. Waltrip reunited with Kennedy

M. Waltrip reunited with Kennedy

Kennedy and Waltrip reunited at Waltrip Racing By Dave Rodman SHERRILLS FORD, N.C. (Dec. 19, 2000) Bobby Kennedy, who as crew chief at Ultra Motorsports in the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup season achieved results well below his car and driver's ...

Lou Patane retires

Lou Patane retires

Dodge executive announces retirement By Tim Packman AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Dec. 18, 2000) Lou Patane, vice president of motorsports operations for Dodge, will retire during the 2001 NASCAR season. An integral member of the Dodge motorsports ...

Noticias de la semana

Noticias de la semana

Buenos Aires, Diciembre 19 (www.tc2000.com.ar).- Este es un resumen de algunos hechos del TC 2000 durante la ultima semana. Fiesta de Daniel Cingolani en 9 de Julio El viernes 15 por la noche en la Sociedad Rural de 9 de Julio Daniel Cingolani...

Morgan-McClure completes first test with Gordon

Morgan-McClure completes first test with Gordon

Morgan-McClure Motorsports tested the No.4 Kodak MAX Film Chevy at Greenville-Pickens Speedway on Friday, December 15th. The test session marked the first time Robby Gordon, the team's new driver, was behind the wheel of the familiar yellow car.

Homestead-Miami to mix sports cars and trucks

Homestead-Miami to mix sports cars and trucks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 19, 2000) - When the Grand American Road Racing Series rolls into Homestead-Miami Speedway in March for the second round of the 2001 Grand-Am season, race fans will be getting ready to enjoy a unique weekend of racing...

Bill Davis Racing Dodge development, part three

Bill Davis Racing Dodge development, part three

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- After the wind-tunnel tests, after the templates and engine specs were approved, after the chassis were ordered to help Bill Davis Racing build Dodge Intrepids for the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup season, there was this question of...

Sears Point installs hillside terrace seats

Sears Point installs hillside terrace seats

SONOMA, Calif. (December 19, 2000) - The $35 million Modernization Plan at Sears Point Raceway took a big step forward as construction crews have installed the first Hillside Terrace Seats in the project. The first rows of seats have been ...

Brad Doty inducted into hall of fame

Brad Doty inducted into hall of fame

Apple Creek,OH - "It was quite a shock when Tom Schmeh called me," explained a shocked and surprised Brad Doty upon getting the news from National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Director Thomas Schmeh that the famed ex-World of Outlaws Sprint Car...

Chili Bowl Indoor inks sponsor

Chili Bowl Indoor inks sponsor

Weld Racing and the Chili Bowl Indoor Midget Nationals have announced that a new bonus will be instituted at the January 13, 2001 race at Tulsa Expo Center to reward competitors. Weld Racing will sponsor the Weld Racing Half Way Bonus, with the...

USF3: DM Racing, Ralt ready to defend title
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USF3: DM Racing, Ralt ready to defend title

CHICAGO, IL---Dave McMillan, President of DM racing has a long history of racing success. McMillan himself was a former Formula Atlantic Champion in 1982, a Super Vee championship team manager for Ralt American in 1989 and 1990, and a former ...

SBRS: Rossoni - goal driven

SBRS: Rossoni - goal driven

Watch Nilton Rossoni go into a corner. Look at where the nose of the car is pointing, the angle of the front wheels, then look at where his head is pointing. He's looking so far into the corner that his head is virtually angled across his ...

SBRS: Duno to race in Open Telefonica in 2001

SBRS: Duno to race in Open Telefonica in 2001

Barber Dodge Pro Series racer Milka Duno, winner of the 2000 Driver of the Year award in Venezuela, has elected to compete in the 2001 Open Telefonica Series with Monza-based Team Vergani Racing. The open-wheel series consists of eight European ...

SBRS: Plumb sets Sebring testing pace

SBRS: Plumb sets Sebring testing pace

Barber Dodge Pro Series Race winner Matt Plumb returned to the familiar surroundings of the Dodge Reynard 98E cockpit earlier this week at Sebring International Raceway and stepped out with the quickest time over the course of the two-day...

SBRS: Skip Barber renews contract with SACHS

SBRS: Skip Barber renews contract with SACHS

Skip Barber Inc. and longtime partner Sachs North America have decided to renew their contract and maintain their alliance in motorsports. Sachs, a division of Mannesmann, is responsible for the sales, marketing, and distribution of Sachs, Borg &...