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Mon 24 Dec 2001
IRL: Buddy Lazier reaches 225 mph testing at California

IRL: Buddy Lazier reaches 225 mph testing at California

FONTANA, Calif., Friday, Dec. 21, 2001 - Buddy Lazier showed off the speed and durability of the new Chevy Indy V8 engine during a two-day test this week at California Speedway, turning consistent laps of 223 mph and topping out at 225.15 ...

IRL: Wheldon tests IRL for Cheever at Homestead-Miami

IRL: Wheldon tests IRL for Cheever at Homestead-Miami

England's Dan Wheldon tested an Indy Racing League (IRL) car for the first time last week when he was invited to drive a Dallara Infiniti for the Red Bull Cheever Infiniti Racing team around the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida, ...

IRL: Lazier Califorina Chevy Indy test

IRL: Lazier Califorina Chevy Indy test

FONTANA, Dec. 19, 2001 -- Christmas came early for Buddy Lazier when he took the wraps off his new Chevy Indy V8 at California Speedway. The all-new Chevrolet racing engine completed 570 trouble-free miles in its second successful track ...

IRL: Indy Racing Notebook 2001-12-20

IRL: Indy Racing Notebook 2001-12-20

Firestone tests at Fontana; Wheldon impressive in Cheever test INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001 - Scott Sharp and Robbie Buhl performed tire testing for Firestone Dec. 17-18 at California Speedway,. both reaching speeds in the 223-mph range...

IRL: Schmidt Motorsports signs Lazzaro

IRL: Schmidt Motorsports signs Lazzaro

Las Vegas, NV - Sam Schmidt, Owner of Sam Schmidt Motorsports announced today that he has signed Anthony Lazzaro to a multiyear contract as driver of the ...

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Marlboro Team Penske pit notes 2001-12-18

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Marlboro Team Penske pit notes 2001-12-18

On December 2, Roger Penske attended the AUTOSPORT Awards in England and was presented with the John Bolster Award for technical achievement. Penske won the award after a storybook season highlighted by his second consecutive CART FedEx Series ...

IRL: Indy Racing adds TV listing to 2002 schedule

IRL: Indy Racing adds TV listing to 2002 schedule

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 - An adjustment to the event length at Pikes Peak International Raceway and confirmations of distances for two other events highlight the final 2002 Indy Racing Northern Light Series schedule released today by...

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Chris Pook 2001-12-20, part II

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Chris Pook 2001-12-20, part II

Part II Q. CART just took a pretty good hit with Penske leaving, and the perception is that the organization is in trouble; that may or may not be, but the perception is that it is. How do you intend to rectify that situation, and how can you...

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Chris Pook 2001-12-20, part I

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Chris Pook 2001-12-20, part I

T.E. McHALE: Welcome to a special CART teleconference and thanks to all of you taking the time to be with us today. Our guest this afternoon is CART's new president and chief executive officer, Chris Pook, who was elected to his new position by...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autosport Homestead-Miami Champ Car test report

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autosport Homestead-Miami Champ Car test report

Wieringa Concludes Successful Two Day Test in Lola Champ Car BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Sigma Autosport concluded a successful two-day test of new components in the 2001 Lola-Ford/Cosworth at the Homestead Motorsports Complex in Homestead, Fla., on ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: R?sum? de essais de Sebring de l'?quipe Players

CHAMPCAR/CART: R?sum? de essais de Sebring de l'?quipe Players

Premiers Tours De Piste Au Volant De La Nouvelle Reynard 2002 Pour Patrick Carpentier Depuis Sa Chirurgie Au Laser Sebring, Floride, le 20 décembre 2001 Si Patrick Carpentier avait les yeux pétillants au terme de ses premiers...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Players Sebring test summary

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Players Sebring test summary

New And Advanced 2002 Reynard Chassis Impresses Team Player's Driver Patrick Carpentier In His First Off-Season Testing Session Sebring, Florida, December 20, 2001 Off-season testing officially began for Team Player's driver Patrick Carpentier...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing signs Townsend Bell

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing signs Townsend Bell

JACKSON, MI - - U. E. "Pat" Patrick announced today that the team has signed 2001 Dayton Indy Lights Champion Townsend Bell to drive the ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sneak Preview 2002 set for Feb. 7-10 Laguna Seca

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sneak Preview 2002 set for Feb. 7-10 Laguna Seca

CART To Kick Off 2002 FedEx Championship Series Campaign In February With Sneak Preview At Laguna Seca DETROIT (December 20, 2001) - Sneak Preview 2002, the official kickoff of the FedEx Championship Series season, will be held February 7-10 at...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michaelian replaces Pook at Long Beach

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michaelian replaces Pook at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2001) -- Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:DVD), parent company of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, Inc., announced today that Jim Michaelian has been named president and CEO of the organization,...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing welcomes Chris Pook

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing welcomes Chris Pook

JACKSON, MI - - DECEMBER 19, 2001 - - Patrick Racing team owner U. E. "Pat" Patrick, the co-founder of CART, today expressed his unqualified and enthusiastic support for Chris Pook the newly elected CART President and CEO of CART. "On behalf of...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Tracy Fontana test notes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Tracy Fontana test notes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Team KOOL Green driver Paul Tracy celebrated his 33rd birthday on Monday, December 17, while lapping the two-mile California Speedway as part of a Bridgestone tire test. CART competitor Christian Fittipaldi and IRL drivers ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ganassi Racing Sebring test notes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ganassi Racing Sebring test notes

Sebring, Florida  Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver Kenny Brack took the seat of his new 2002 Lola for the first time on Monday and Tuesday in Sebring, Florida. Last year's runner-up in the CART FedEx Championship series turned a total of 300...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pook elected CART President and CEO

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pook elected CART President and CEO

Detroit: (December 19, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) announced today that its Board of Directors elected motorsports veteran Christopher R. Pook to serve as its new president and chief executive officer, reporting...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fern?ndez Racing took delivery of the team's first Lola

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fern?ndez Racing took delivery of the team's first Lola

INDIANAPOLIS--Fernández Racing took delivery of its first Lola B2/00 chassis yesterday at the team's headquarters in Indianapolis. With the move from Reynard to Lola, Fernández Racing is currently the only team running the Honda/Lola combination...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Buddy Rice to test with Miracle Motorsports

CHAMPCAR/CART: Buddy Rice to test with Miracle Motorsports

December 17, 2001-Campaigning to run the 2002 Grand American Road Racing Series, Miracle Motorsports is proud to announce that Buddy Rice, 2000 Toyota Atlantic Champ, will be present during the test session scheduled in Daytona the first part of...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Target Chip Ganassi Racing test new Lola at Sebring

CHAMPCAR/CART: Target Chip Ganassi Racing test new Lola at Sebring

The new 2002 Lola had it's first shakedown at Sebring with Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Kenny Brack Monday, December 17th. The team also showed off the new paint job for 2002 -- Red with white instead of the solid red from years past. A sign ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autorsport names new Managing Director

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autorsport names new Managing Director

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.---Sigma Autosport owner Tom Wieringa announced that European businessman Gerard Hermsen, has been named as the new Managing Director for the team. Hermsen, 44, is from Veghel, The Netherlands, and will assume his duties in...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Christian Fittipaldi testa pneus em Fontana

CHAMPCAR/CART: Christian Fittipaldi testa pneus em Fontana

(Fontana, Califórnia) O piloto brasileiro da Newman Haas, Christian Fittipaldi, está desde essa segunda-feira, 17.12, no superoval de Fontana para conduzir dois dias de testes com sua escuderia. As sessôes práticas servirão para uma...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Holiday for the drivers

CHAMPCAR/CART: Holiday for the drivers

DETROIT (December 17, 2001) - While some Champ Car drivers will be spending at least part of the week prior to Christmas getting acquainted with their 2002 equipment packages, some also have firmed up their plans on how they will spend the holiday...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Newman CARA Charities Christmas Ornament

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Newman CARA Charities Christmas Ornament

December 17, 2001- Indianapolis, Indiana - The 2001 CARA Charities Christmas Ornament, designed this year by actor and CART Champ Car team owner Paul Newman, is still available and ready for shipment before Christmas, but last minute shoppers...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman/Haas Racing December happenings

CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman/Haas Racing December happenings

Lincolnshire, Ill. - December 17, 2001 - Newman/Haas Racing is on track today in Fontana. Christian Fittipaldi is at California Speedway today to perform a two-day tire test for Bridgestone/Firestone. Fittipaldi will be behind the wheel of the...

SCC: 2002 Grand-Am Cup TV deal reached

SCC: 2002 Grand-Am Cup TV deal reached

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 21, 2001) - Grand American Road Racing announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Speed Channel to broadcast 2002 Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series races. Eleven Grand-Am Cup races will be aired on Speed ...

SCC: News and notes 2001-12-19

SCC: News and notes 2001-12-19

Doncaster Announces 2002 Plans Doncaster Racing, in partnership with Multimatic Motorsports, announced details of their 2002 Grand-Am Cup campaign. Doncaster will move up to contest two Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars in the Grand Sport I class.

BITD: Adelanto: Desert Vipers MC and BITD host motorcycle, quad event

BITD: Adelanto: Desert Vipers MC and BITD host motorcycle, quad event

Larry Roeseler to be the Grand Marshall of The Legendary Adelanto Grand Prix Las Vegas, Nevada - The 22nd Annual Adelanto Grand Prix is primed for the 30,000 to 40,000 spectators expected this February 23 & 24, 2002, in Adelanto. The Desert...

BUSCH: Ricky Hendrick inks associate sponsor

BUSCH: Ricky Hendrick inks associate sponsor

RALEIGH, NC (Dec. 14, 2001) -- CARQUEST Auto Parts has joined Hendrick Motorsports as the official auto parts supplier and as a major associate sponsor for the 2002 season of Ricky Hendrick and his GMAC Financial Services / CARQUEST Auto Parts ...

Sun 23 Dec 2001
BAR Honda's Fukuda to test at Valencia in January
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BAR Honda's Fukuda to test at Valencia in January

The newest development driver for BAR Honda, Ryo Fukuda, will test the team's 2001 BAR 003-Honda at Valencia, Spain January 19 and 20. This will be the first time the young Japanese as driven a Formula One Grand Prix car. Prior to becoming a...

Thu 20 Dec 2001
2002 Trans-Am schedule announced

2002 Trans-Am schedule announced

CLEARWATER, Fla. (December 4, 2001) --The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup, this continent's longest running road racing series, has announced a 12-event schedule, literally taking it coast to coast in 2002. The Trans-Am Series, ...

Wed 19 Dec 2001
Michelin Race of Champions final report

Michelin Race of Champions final report

Harri Rovanpera crowned Champion of Champions Finnish WRC ace, Harri Rovanpera was duly crowned 2001 Champion of Champions after defeating Germany's Armin Schwarz in the Final of the prestigious Michelin Race Of Champions event at the Circuito...

Gordon goes to Spain for Race of Champions

Gordon goes to Spain for Race of Champions

WELCOME, N.C. -- Fresh off his career-first NASCAR Winston Cup victory at New Hampshire International Speedway, Robby Gordon will take on a new challenge this weekend when he competes in the Race of Champions (ROC) in Gran Canaria,...