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Mon 24 Dec 2001
Kirch facing financial crunch
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Kirch facing financial crunch

Motorsport.com - The Kirch Group is facing a financial crunch with media mogul Rupert Murdoch in a position to force the company to buy him out of Premiere, Kirch's pay TV business. Kirch owns 75 per cent of SLEC, which, in turn owns the Formula...

Dick Barbour Motorsports moves to LMP900 for 2002

Dick Barbour Motorsports moves to LMP900 for 2002

(December 18, 2001 Toronto On.) In the past two seasons Dick Barbour has led his team to two American LeMans Series Championships. In 2000 it was the GT Championship with Porsche and in 2001 it was the LMP675 Championship with Reynard. Dick ...

Schumacher Racing re-aligns public relations staff

Schumacher Racing re-aligns public relations staff

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 19, 2001) -- Don Schumacher Racing announced that with the addition of the Oakley Funny Car, driven by Scotty Cannon, the public relations for the team's two-car Funny Car operation will be handled by David Ferroni of ...

Larry Dixon career season review

Larry Dixon career season review

The exciting race for the 2001 Top Fuel Championship between Larry Dixon and Kenny Bernstein may one day become folklore, as it will certainly go down in drag racing annals as one of the most intense points battles during the first 50 years in ...

European Le Mans Series will not continue

European Le Mans Series will not continue

BRASELTON, Ga. (December 18, 2001) -- The European Le Mans Series, which was formed prior to the 2001 season, will not continue, series organisers have announced. "It is with regret and sadness that we must make this announcement," said Scott ...

Aussie Cowin Top Fuel Series in 2002

Aussie Cowin Top Fuel Series in 2002

Australian drag racing sensation Andrew Cowin is pleased to announce that he and his Cowin Family Racing team will contest the entire 23-race, US$50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series tour in the United States in 2002. Buoyed by strong ...

Peugeot, Total announces new UK rally series

Peugeot, Total announces new UK rally series

206 Super Cup Rally Series Announced The Peugeot 206 Super Cup, the most exciting one-make rally series in the UK, is delighted to announce a fantastic calendar for its 2002 programme. The Cup will follow most of the events in the revised...

Jeff Gordon to skip IROC in 2002

Jeff Gordon to skip IROC in 2002

HARRISBURG, N.C. - Jeff Gordon, 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup champion, will not participate in the 2002 IROC series. The four-time Winston Cup champion cited several factors in his decision. "It's definitely an honor to be recognized by IROC and ...

Vergani Racing Porteiro il pi? veloce a Valencia

Vergani Racing Porteiro il pi? veloce a Valencia

Felix Porteiro, alla guida di una monoposto della Vergani Racing, è risultato il più veloce nella giornata di test svoltasi sul circuito spagnolo di Valencia lo scorso 17 dicembre. Al test, oltre alle due monoposto Formula Nissan 2000 della ...

Round 10 race results, Mexico City

Round 10 race results, Mexico City

<pre> Mexico's International F-3 Round 10 (Final), Rodriguez Bros. Racetrack, 2.5 Mi; Mexico City, Mexico Date: Sunday, December 2 Nd, 2001 Weather: 77º F, Part Cloudy RACE RESULTS Fin. Strt.

Resultado carrera 10, M?xico 2001-12-02

Resultado carrera 10, M?xico 2001-12-02

<pre> Formula 3 Internacional/Formula Reynard Etapa 10 Y úLtima Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 4.00 Km. MéXico, D.F., Mexico Fecha: Domingo 2 De Diciembre, 2001 Clima: 25º C, Medio Nublado RESULTADO DE CARRERA Pos. Pos.

Round 10 qualifying, Mexico City

Round 10 qualifying, Mexico City

<pre> Mexico's International F-3 Round 10 (Final), Rodriguez Bros. Racetrack, 2.49 Mi; Mexico City, F.D., Mexico Date: Saturday, December 1st, 2001 Weather: 79º F, Cloudy COMBINED QALIFYING RESULTS; STARTING GRID Pos. Cat. Nr.

Calificaci?n Cd. de M?xico 2001-12-01

Calificaci?n Cd. de M?xico 2001-12-01

<pre> Formula 3 Internacional/Formula Reynard Etapa 10, Final Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 4.00 Km. México, D.F., Mexico Fecha: Sábado 1 De Diciembre, 2001 Clima: 26º C, Medio Nublado Resultado Combinado De Calificacion; Formacion De...

Subaru 2002 World Challenge contingency program

Subaru 2002 World Challenge contingency program

Subaru To Add Contingency Support For 2002 Impreza CENTENNIAL, Colo. (December 18, 2001) - SCCA Pro Racing, Ltd. has finalized a contingency program with Subaru of America for the 2002 SCCA Pro Racing Speedvision World Challenge season. The ...

Stremme signs with Go Go Motorsports

Stremme signs with Go Go Motorsports

David Stremme Teams with Veteran Lettow to Run for Rookie Honors Go Go Motorsports Operation Will Once Again Have Funding From Meijer Stores PENDLETON, Ind. (December 18, 2001) -- The 2002 Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie of the Year class has its ...

Rocca announces retirement

Rocca announces retirement

LEESBURG, Va. (December 18, 2001) - It's official. Johnny Rocca, a 40-plus year veteran of professional drag racing and one of its more colorful and consummate Pro Modified car owners, has officially said goodbye. The announcement, which was...

BAR Honda confirms 2002 test drivers
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BAR Honda confirms 2002 test drivers

Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda is delighted to announce that it has signed a long-term test contract with French Formula 3 Champion Ryo Fukuda. The team has also retained the services of 2001 test drivers Anthony Davidson, Darren Manning and Patrick ...

Richards named BAR Team Principal
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Richards named BAR Team Principal

David Richards was announced Team Principal Designate at the launch of the 2002 British American Racing Honda team. Richards comes to the Lucky Strike B.A.R. Honda team with a diverse background in racing. Richards, 49, began his formative ...

Villeneuve comments on Pollock leaving BAR
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Villeneuve comments on Pollock leaving BAR

Craig Pollock has been and is Jacques Villeneuve's mentor; thus, Pollock's leaving British American Racing Formula One team is hard for Villeneuve to accept. Villeneuve and Pollock have been together since Villeneuve was a "wet-behind-the-ears"...

BAR Honda launches the 2002 Formula one BAR004
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BAR Honda launches the 2002 Formula one BAR004

Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda launched their 2002 season challenger today with a dramatic new line-up, but it was Honda's announcement of a long-term commitment to the team that really stole the show. Honda took this opportunity to announce that it...

International television package annnounce
AMA

International television package annnounce

AURORA, Ill. (December 17, 2001) - Through the combined resources of Clear Channel International, (a division of Clear Channel Worldwide) and ESPN, Clear Channel Entertainment announced today the international television distribution details of ...

Mopar reveals first Funny Car photo

Mopar reveals first Funny Car photo

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Dec. 19, 2001) - The Mopar Parts division of DaimlerChrysler Corp today officially released the first photo of the new Dodge Stratus R/T Nitro Funny Car body for National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)-sanctioned drag racing ...

BAR Honda medals at ski event

BAR Honda medals at ski event

The inaugural Grand Prix de Tremblant ski event ended today under ideal conditions. A Swiss team from Les Portes du Soleil won while Jacques Villeneuve's Team 69. (Villeneuve, BAR test driver Patrick Lemarier and three European skiers) came in ...

Don Sak forms new team for 2002

Don Sak forms new team for 2002

DETROIT Dec. 12, 2001 -- Don Sak Racing today announced sweeping changes to its long running Trans-Am Series racing team. Sak, who ranks second in all-time number of starts among active drivers, has formed Revolution Motorsports, a new team that...

2001 All-Star team announced

2001 All-Star team announced

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., (December 17, 2001) -- President and CEO of the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship, Vicki O'Connor, announced today the members of the 2001 CART Toyota Atlantic All-Star team. The All-Star team was selected by 12 media ...

Paul Jones to drive for Darien & Meadows in 2002

Paul Jones to drive for Darien & Meadows in 2002

STOCKTON, Calif. - After two successful years of driving for Edgecomb Racing, Top Alcohol Dragster (formerly Federal Mogul Dragster) driver Paul Jones announced today that he will be filling the seat vacated by Brandon Bernstein in the Darien & ...

SBRS: Skip Barber, Inc. acquired by First Equity Group

SBRS: Skip Barber, Inc. acquired by First Equity Group

First Equity Group, Inc. announced today that it has acquired through a new company, Skip Barber Racing School LLC, the assets of Skip Barber Racing School, Inc., of Lakeville, Connecticut, the world& ...

SBRS: Western Region Phoenix rounds 5, 6 notes

SBRS: Western Region Phoenix rounds 5, 6 notes

Justin Blower withstood the pressure of Burt Frisselle and Robbie Montinola to leave Phoenix International Raceway with a slim lead in the Formula Dodge Western Regional Championship. The Californian scored 35 of a possible 40 points in Rounds 5...

USAR: Shane Huffman, XTRA Motorsports signs sponsor for USAR--2 season

USAR: Shane Huffman, XTRA Motorsports signs sponsor for USAR--2 season

HICKORY, N.C. - Jennie-O Turkey Store, (JOTS), has announced a sponsorship agreement with XTRA Motorsports and driver Shane Huffman for the 2002 USAR Hooters ProCup Series season. Under the agreement, Huffman's Ford Taurus will carry the JOTS...

NA-F2000: LaPoint receives test in MSR's new Swift

NA-F2000: LaPoint receives test in MSR's new Swift

"What A Blast To Drive" - Lapoint Pilots Michael Shank Racing's New Swift 014.A In Series Sponsored Test BLOOMINGDALE, Ga. (December 20, 2001) -- Every season, the reigning US Formula Ford 2000 Champion receives a CART Toyota Atlantic ...

WKA: Gold Cup Gran Nationals report

WKA: Gold Cup Gran Nationals report

By Bruce C. Walls - Special to Motorsport.com ROCKINGHAM, NC-Coyote karts factory pilot Travis Firing, of Whitehall, PA, earned four WKA Grand National Eagle trophies during the annual Thanksgiving GT-Machine WKA/Horstman Gold Cup Grand...

USTCC: Gary Sheehan teamSMR WRX, round six notes

USTCC: Gary Sheehan teamSMR WRX, round six notes

USTCC Round 6: Pole-sitter Gary Sheehan Dominates at Sears Point in Subaru WRX Sonoma CA, U.S. Touring Car Championship round 6: When the (Subaru) stars fully align, big things happen. This was certainly the case for Gary Sheehan and teamSMR at...

USTCC: Gary Sheehan teamSMR WRX round five report

USTCC: Gary Sheehan teamSMR WRX round five report

USTCC Round 5: Gary Sheehan overcomes first-turn disaster to earn comeback podium finish in Subaru WRX Fontana CA, U.S. Touring Car Championship round 5: After finding himself rear-ended and spun off-course in the opening turn of the race, ...

SUPERCROSS: Clear Channel signs RCA Dome

SUPERCROSS: Clear Channel signs RCA Dome

AURORA, Ill. (December 19, 2001) - Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division has announced today that Indianapolis' RCA Dome will continue as a fixture on Clear Channel's Supercross Series. Today's announced agreement locks in Clear ...

RALLY: RACE: SOLO: National Convention

RALLY: RACE: SOLO: National Convention "unlike any other in the club's history"

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (December 19, 2001) -- The Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is set to host the 2002 edition of its annual National Convention February 7-9, at the Doubletree Hotel, in Denver, Colo. The event, titled "Leadership Spirit- the ...

IRL: GM Racing completes

IRL: GM Racing completes "vintage" season

GM brands Complete "Vintage" Season Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Cadillac gain Podiums and Titles Detroit, Mich., Dec.21, 2001 - With the extremely short time between the end of one racing season and the start of the next, General Motors...