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Wed 24 Jan 2001
ITRC: Mark Fisher killed in crash

ITRC: Mark Fisher killed in crash

Up and coming rally driver Mark Fisher (27) was killed this past Sunday in a helicopter crash. His sister Emma also died in the crash. The helicopter was piloted by Fisher's father, legendary rally driver, Bertie Fisher. Bertie and his wife are...

Fri 29 Jun 2001
Chandler Bruning dies in Pikes Peak qualifying

Chandler Bruning dies in Pikes Peak qualifying

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Pikes Peak International Hill climb stock car driver Chandler Bruning of Colorado Springs died Thursday morning after crashing during his qualifying run for the 79th race on Pikes Peak. Bruning was the eighth person to...

Sat 17 Feb 2001
Daytona Twin 125 results

Daytona Twin 125 results

Race one: Pos No St Driver Mak Lap ---------------------------------------- 1. 4 40 Sterling Marlin Dge 50 2. 26 25 Jerry Nadeau Chv 50 3. 14 3 Dale Earnhardt Che 50 4. 9 96 Andy Houston ...

Fri 07 Sep 2001
Winchester Speedway history

Winchester Speedway history

Winchester Speedway, Winchester 400 Both Go Back to the Ages Oldest Half-Mile Oval in Country Started Hosting ASA in 1970 PENDLETON, Ind. (August 30, 2001) -- It has a legendary feel, and rightfully so. It was the world's first half-mile oval...

Wed 03 Jan 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Gilmore arrangements

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Gilmore arrangements

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001 -- James S. "Jim" Gilmore Jr.'s happiest moment in Indy-car racing came shortly after A.J. Foyt won his fourth Indianapolis 500 in 1977. Gilmore was in his fourth year as sponsor of Foyt's...

Fri 27 Apr 2001
Walter Mitty Challenge at Road Atlanta preview

Walter Mitty Challenge at Road Atlanta preview

BRASELTON, GA (April 25) -- A spectacular variety of race cars will compete at Road Atlanta this weekend in the 34th annual Walter Mitty Challenge, as nearly 50 years of American road racing history will be featured in one of the largest historic...

Sat 21 Jul 2001
Ferrari announces organizational structure

Ferrari announces organizational structure

The Chairman and CEO of the Ferrari group, Luca di Montezemolo, has today announced the new organizational structure for the Company. Two General Managers, Amedeo Felisa for the production cars area and Jean Todt for the motorsport activities of...

Mon 12 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 1: DON GARLITS Longevity doesn't guarantee success, but success over a long period of time can elevate a person to the top of his or her profession. In drag racing, that person is Donald Glenn Garlits, also...

Fri 15 Jun 2001
The

The "Bentley Boys"

The "Bentley Boys" It is true that without the cars there would have been no "Bentley Boys"; but it is equally true that the "Bentley Boys" lent excitement, drama and prestige to the Cricklewood Bentley. Hard driving on the track, they ...

Tue 18 Dec 2001
Raikkonen compared to Senna - but Heidfeld says he's better
F1

Raikkonen compared to Senna - but Heidfeld says he's better

Sergio Rinland, the man who designed this year's Sauber C20, has said that rookie Kimi Raikkonen reminds him of Ayrton Senna. Rinland, who recently moved to Arrows, said: "& ...

Thu 11 Jan 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Robin Miller canned by Indianapolis Star?

CHAMPCAR/CART: Robin Miller canned by Indianapolis Star?

The news broke early today that Robin Miller was called into the front offices of the Indianapolis Star and, according to Miller's interview on TV, he presented his usual "disrespectful and insubordinate" side to his management superiors. He said...

Tue 10 Jul 2001
Gemini Transmissions debut new endurance gearbox

Gemini Transmissions debut new endurance gearbox

The first transverse gearbox for endurance racing developed by leading gearbox manufacturer, Gemini Transmissions, has been put through its paces in readiness for 2001 season. Sportscar ace, Andy Wallace, tested the new Gemini GT75C transmission...

Tue 18 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti - Scottish wedding

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti - Scottish wedding

Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti were wed in the Highlands of Scotland on Wednesday at the exclusive Skibo Castle in Dornoch District near Inverness. Franchitti, a driver for Team Kool Green in the FedEx Championship Auto Racing Teams series was...

Wed 24 Oct 2001
Billy Anderson died on Friday, October 19, 2001

Billy Anderson died on Friday, October 19, 2001

Billy Anderson of Dayton, MN lost a long battle with complications from a sprint car accident at the Knoxville Raceway in June of 1998 as he passed away due to Meningitis on Friday evening October 19th. Billy was surrounded by his ever faithful,...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
IHBA: Television schedule

IHBA: Television schedule

IHBA Speedvision Telecast Revs Up On July 1 June 22, 2001 (Austin, TX) --- The International Hot Boat Association (IHBA) has released the 2001 programming schedule for the weekly television program scheduled to air on the Speedvision network....

Thu 18 Jan 2001
Muri? el Arquitecto Rebaque
F1

Muri? el Arquitecto Rebaque

Ayer viernes 13 de enero murió en México el arquitecto Héctor Alonso Rebaque, padre del gran piloto mexicano de F1 y CART del mismo nombre. El "arqui", como era popularmente conocido, fue un excelente piloto mexicano tanto en pista como en ...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 23 -- Jack Chrisman

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 23 -- Jack Chrisman

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- No. 23: JACK CHRISMAN When Jack Chrisman passed away in 1989, the drag racing world lost one of its biggest stars and greatest pioneers. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Chrisman was probably the premier gas ...

Wed 09 May 2001
Ferrari official balance sheet released
F1

Ferrari official balance sheet released

Official balance sheet results released Maranello, 8th May 2001 -- The Board of Shareholders of Ferrari S.p.A. today met and approved the Consolidated results of the Group (Ferrari and Maserati) as of December 31, 2000. The year 2000 allowed...

Sat 21 Jul 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 19, Ed 'The Ace' McCulloch

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 19, Ed 'The Ace' McCulloch

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 19: ED 'THE ACE' McCULLOCH In 1969, Top Fuel racer Ed McCulloch switched to Funny Cars and won his first time out, and he would continue to win for the next 24 years. During his career as a driver,...

Fri 06 Apr 2001
Al Papini III, in memory of the weekend warrior

Al Papini III, in memory of the weekend warrior

On April 1, 2001, racer Al Papini III, died from a heart attack during the feature race for the NASCAR Late Model class at Rockford Speedway in Rockford, Illinois. Papini, veteran racer; Papini, age 41; Papini, a family man; Papini, a weekend ...

Mon 18 Jun 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 24: Gary Beck

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 24: Gary Beck

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- No. 24: GARY BECK Like Gary Scelzi, who considers Gary Beck his drag racing hero, Beck won the first time he ever strapped himself into a Top Fuel dragster at an NHRA national event. And it wasn't just any old...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
National Indoor Championships report

National Indoor Championships report

By Bruce C. Walls - Special to Motorsport.com TUNICA, MS - Out of a record 758 racers from 20 states who entered the 11th Annual National Indoor Dirt Championships Brian Smith and Chuck Clark emerged as double feature winners at the Paul Battle,...

Fri 11 May 2001
WKA: Baker Dirt National race report

WKA: Baker Dirt National race report

By Bruce C. Walls BAKER, FL-Rohn Moon and Dee Paschal each posted three wins during the Bordeaux Dyno Cams WKA/Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series Spring Nationals' April 6-8 that brought 900 racers to Oak Grove Motorsports Park in Baker, FL.

Wed 19 Sep 2001
Middlebury Hillclimb will run as scheduled
AMA

Middlebury Hillclimb will run as scheduled

The September 16, Goshen Iron Horsemen, Middlebury, Ind., AMA U.S. Hillclimb Championship presented by Pace American Inc., will run as scheduled. -AMA Pro Racing- ...

Fri 16 Feb 2001
50 greatest drivers - no. 48 Malcolm Durham

50 greatest drivers - no. 48 Malcolm Durham

In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he became the first African-American player to sign a Major League contract. In the 1960s, Malcolm Durham became drag racing's first black superstar. Raised on a ...

Thu 11 Jan 2001
Jerry Haas Pro Stock Truck builder

Jerry Haas Pro Stock Truck builder

Fenton, Mo. - - As a testimony to his chassis building prowess, Jerry Haas, of Fenton, Mo., has been selected to the Car Craft All-Star Drag Racing Team as Pro Stock Chassis Builder of the Year 13 times. This is the first of four quarterly ...

Mon 02 Apr 2001
Driver killed at Rockford Speedway

Driver killed at Rockford Speedway

Rockford Speedway's NASCAR Late Model and Grand National Sportsmen event tonight was marred by the death of a driver. Al Papini died Sunday after crashing his car into the wall at Rockford Speedway, according to wire reports. Papini, 41, who...

Fri 27 Apr 2001
Michele Alboreto Killed in Testing Accident

Michele Alboreto Killed in Testing Accident

Wednesday April 25th, 2001 Former Formula One driver Michele Alboreto was killed today during testing, Italian Press Agency ANSA reports. Alboreto was killed at the Lausitzring circuit in Germany while he was preparing for this year's Le Mans...

Thu 01 Feb 2001
WKA: Daytona Dirt World Championships

WKA: Daytona Dirt World Championships

Porginski posts two wins at Dirt World Championships By Bruce C. Walls DAYTONA BEACH, FL-Ultramax Racing Chassis factory pilot Chad Porginski posted a pair of wins at Daytona Beach, FL's Municipal Stadium during the American Power Sports...

Wed 18 Jul 2001
Lincoln honors Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr.

Lincoln honors Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr.

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/16/2001 - This Saturday night, July 21st, Lincoln Speedway will once again honor two men who were a big part of the history of the Pigeon Hills oval - with the Annual Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr. Memorial. Gohn Sr. was a...

Sat 03 Feb 2001
Biografias de Oscar Larrauri y Federico Lifschitz

Biografias de Oscar Larrauri y Federico Lifschitz

<pre> OSCAR RUBEN LARRAURI Datos personales Fecha de nacimiento: 19 de agosto de 1954 Lugar: Granadero Baigorria, Santa Fé Lugar de residencia: Granadero Baigorria, Santa Fé Campaña deportiva 1974 En el mes de abril comienza a...

Sun 25 Nov 2001
Bruce Craig, auto racing photographer dies

Bruce Craig, auto racing photographer dies

By Len Ashburn = Special to Motorsport.com Bruce R. Craig, 63, of Pohatcong Township, New Jersey died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 in his home. He was a self-employed auto racing photographer, videographer, and historian who was well known...

Wed 26 Sep 2001
WKA: Southern Pitt Raceway race report

WKA: Southern Pitt Raceway race report

By Bruce C. Walls - Special to Motorsport.com GREENVILLE, NC- For Rohn Moon the WKA/Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series ended like it began with the Jacksonville, FL based racer bagging a trio of wins at the Precision Cams 'Fall Nationals' ...

Thu 18 Jan 2001
BUSCH: Disson Furst & Partners changes name to Tailwind Sports

BUSCH: Disson Furst & Partners changes name to Tailwind Sports

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- In a move that launches a new direction for the company, the national sports marketing firm Disson Furst and Partners has been re-named Tailwind Sports and will now concentrate its business in two primary areas: cycling and ...

Wed 07 Nov 2001
Baja 1000 entries

Baja 1000 entries

Official entries for Friday and Saturday's 34th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 to be held in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Please note that most entries will use at least two drivers/riders because of the length of the race. We have included...

Tue 27 Mar 2001
Pikes Peak Hill Climb increase purse

Pikes Peak Hill Climb increase purse

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Motorcycle and quad riders in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will have extra incentive to reach the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak in first place this year. The PPIHC board of directors approved a guaranteed...