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Sat 09 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Lotterer to drive for Coyne Racing in MexicoHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Lotterer to drive for Coyne Racing in Mexico

Former Jaguar test driver Andre Lotterer is to join Dale Coyne Racing for the finale of the CART season in Mexico next week. The 20-year-old German will drive a Ford Cosworth/Lola in the race and Coyne is cautious but thinks Lotterer will do fine...

Fri 08 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: No pressure from fans to Jourdain in Mexico CityHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: No pressure from fans to Jourdain in Mexico City

Mexico City (Mexico) November 7 -- Without feeling pressured by the support of the thousands of Mexican that will encourage him on November 17, Michel Jourdain Jr, will take the green flag for the final race of the 2002 FedEx Championship Series...

Thu 07 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Music again at Hermanos Rodriguez trackHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Music again at Hermanos Rodriguez track

A track with an enormous tradition was reinaugurated today. The Hermanos Rodriguez track is ready to host the final round of the CART FedEx Championship on 17 November, the Telmex Gigante Mexico Grand Prix, and it is already in great form. With...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira to drive for Newman/Haas in 2003Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira to drive for Newman/Haas in 2003

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (November 5, 2002) --- Four time CART Championship team Newman/Haas Racing announced today that Brazilian driver Bruno Junqueira has been named to drive for the team beginning in 2003. "Paul (Newman) and I were very impressed...

Tue 05 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: 2002 champion Da Matta heads to Formula 1Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2002 champion Da Matta heads to Formula 1

Dominant 2002 season sends reigning CART Champion Cristiano da Matta to Formula One with two-year Toyota contract. INDIANAPOLIS (November 5, 2002) - 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series champion Cristiano da Matta will leave the Champ Car series...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Vasser ends dry spell at FontanaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Vasser ends dry spell at Fontana

Fontana, Calif (November 3, 2002) - Jimmy Vasser returned to victory lane at the California Speedway after beating Michael Andretti to the finish line by 0.400 seconds. Vasser, who hasn't visited victory lane since Houston in 2000, passed Andretti...

Sun 03 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Kanaan knocks Junqueira from Fontana poleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Kanaan knocks Junqueira from Fontana pole

Fontana, Calif (November 2, 2002) - Tony Kanaan earned the pole position for Sunday's 500 presented by Toyota after averaging 232.483 mph around the 2-mile California Speedway. Kanaan used just one of his two qualifying laps before returning to...

Sat 02 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagliani fastest in practice at FontanaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagliani fastest in practice at Fontana

FONTANA, CALIF (November 1, 2002) - Alex Tagliani recorded the fastest lap of the day at the California Speedway while practicing for Sunday's 500 presented by Toyota. Tagliani set his beat lap in the afternoon session after touring the two-mile...

Tue 29 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rookie Dominguez steals the thunder at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rookie Dominguez steals the thunder at Surfers Paradise

Rookie driver Mario Dominguez earned a milestone first victory for Herdez Competition in Round 17 of the 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series, following a wet and wild day on the streets of Surfers Paradise. Dominguez's victory places him in the...

BUSCH: Biffle close to clinching championshipHeadline

BUSCH: Biffle close to clinching championship

Entering Saturday's race in Atlanta, the Busch Series championship leader Greg Biffle had a 105-point cushion over Jason Keller. After leading a lap, and finishing 5th to Keller's 7th, Biffle now heads to Rockingham 119 points in the lead. With...

Mon 28 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Dominguez gets first win in Australian rainstormHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dominguez gets first win in Australian rainstorm

In a bizarre series of events, Mario Dominguez won the CART Indy 300 today in Surfers Paradise, Australia. Heavy rains were the cause of most of the weirdness, but a curious decision on the timing of the end of the race by CART's stewards will...

Sun 27 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta grabs the pole at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta grabs the pole at Surfers Paradise

Reigning champion Cristiano da Matta is on track to become the first two-time winner of the Gold Coast Honda Indy 300 as he turned the fastest lap of the weekend at 1:30.204 (111.547 mph) in Saturday's final qualifying session for Sunday's race ...

BUSCH: McMurray lands first Busch win in AtlantaHeadline

BUSCH: McMurray lands first Busch win in Atlanta

Hampton, Ga -- Jamie McMurray scored his first Busch Series win after taking the lead with one lap to go at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. McMurray was running second when leader Joe Nemechek ran out of gas heading towards the white flag. The white...

Sat 26 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira sets new track record with provisional pole at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira sets new track record with provisional pole at Surfers Paradise

Brazilian Bruno Junqueira of Target Chip Ganassi Racing has clinched the provisional pole in the first qualifying race of the Gold Coast Honda Indy 300, clocking a new track record of 1:31.515 (1:09.949mph) on his ninth lap. In his second year...

Thu 24 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta puts Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta puts "1" on at Surfers Paradise

Brazilian superstar Cristiano da Matta's position as the newly crowned champion of the 2002 FedEx Championship Auto Racing Team series was today made official as he traded his number six numeral for the prestigious number one. The diminutive ...

Sat 19 Oct 2002
IRL: McNish to test for PenskeHeadline
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IRL: McNish to test for Penske

Allan McNish is to test for Penske Racing in the IRL series on Monday at the Fontana speedway in California. McNish finished his F1 season with Toyota by way of a huge crash in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix, which he escaped from...

Mon 07 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta da man at MiamiHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta da man at Miami

MIAMI (October 6, 2002) - Newman Haas teammates Cristiano da Matta and Christian Fittipaldi finished one-two in the inaugural Grand Prix Americas at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Da Matta's seventh victory of the season clinched the 2002 CART...

Fri 04 Oct 2002
IRL: Hamilton happy to be back behind wheelHeadline

IRL: Hamilton happy to be back behind wheel

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 -- Less than a year after taking his first steps on his severely injured feet, Davey Hamilton already is driving faster than 155 mph in an Indy Racing car. Hamilton, from Eagle, Idaho, suffered severe...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Davis wins GT2 for his 12th titleHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Davis wins GT2 for his 12th title

The GT2 race at the Valvoline Runoffs is always one of the most anticipated by the fans that turn out for the National Championship races. Not necessarily is it for close competition - although that sometimes happens - nor is it for a huge or deep...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Heinricy dominates T1 againHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Heinricy dominates T1 again

Touring 1 is the fastest of the Sports Car Club of America's nearly-stock race classes, featuring the American muscle of Chevrolet Corvettes and Dodge Vipers, this year joined by a lone Pontiac Firebird. The T1 National Championship race last...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Spicer repeats as SRF championHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Spicer repeats as SRF champion

Richard Spicer won his second consecutive SCCA National Championship in the Spec Racer Ford class after a race-long battle with Mike Davis. Many of the previous races at this year's Valvoline Runoffs® have featured good competition behind ...

RACE: SCCA Valvoline Runoffs: Hagerty wins SSC titleHeadline

RACE: SCCA Valvoline Runoffs: Hagerty wins SSC title

Bill Hagerty of San Diego California won the Showroom Stock C race that opened the second day of the 2002 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs®. Hagerty won his first Sports Car Club of America National Championship in more than twenty tries after putting his...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Weber repeats 1994 HP championship winHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Weber repeats 1994 HP championship win

The final race on Friday at the Valvoline Runoffs had the small MG Midgets, Austin-Healey Sprites, and VW Scirocccos making up the field of H Production. Pole-sitter and 2001 champion Ron Bartell took the green and the lead in the opening lap....

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs:  First year national racer wins ASHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: First year national racer wins AS

Things got crazy from the start of the American Sedan race at the 2002 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs®. Csaba Bujdoso took the lead into the first turn of the race from third place, going inside of both front row starters under braking. Even more...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Stout gets back-to-back FV titleHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Stout gets back-to-back FV title

One of the tightest battles at any SCCA race during a given year is the Formula Vee race. The Valvoline Runoffs left no doubt that these were the best Vee drivers in North America. The forty Vees took the green flag and went into the turn four,...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Oates runs off with T2 raceHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Oates runs off with T2 race

Thomas Oates is one of the drivers who entered several races at the 2002 Valvoline Runoffs and he dominated his first one of the weekend. His Touring 2 Camaro Z28 was on the pole and he got a good launch from the green flag. Second starter T C...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Wright Jr. takes GT4 for third national titleHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Wright Jr. takes GT4 for third national title

Wilson Wright Jr. wraps up his third Valvoline Runoffs championship. He did it in a race that kept not only the drivers and corner workers on their toes but also the fans. In a race that saw some bumping, fender-benders and great passes, the ...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Sargis dominates FP raceHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Sargis dominates FP race

Steve Sargis won his fourth SCCA National Championship gold medal today, but his first in F Production. He put a bigger engine in his familiar red Triumph Spitfire this year and moved up from G Production, where he has been a fixture at the front...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Daughtery takes sixth SSB championshipHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Daughtery takes sixth SSB championship

Thirty-eight Showroom Stock B's took the green flag for the second SCCA National Runoffs at Mid-Ohio. Not wasted any time, the drivers were easily going side-by-side bumper-to-bumper on the first lap. Providing plenty of excitement, David Roush...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Fergus does it again in S2000Headline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Fergus does it again in S2000

The first race of the 2002 Valvoline Runoffs was another runaway Sports 2000 victory for John Fergus, his second in a row and third in the last four years. Fergus pulled away at the start and gradually increased his margin over Hans Peter until...

Sat 21 Sep 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Sports Racers are backHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Sports Racers are back

SCCA's Sports Racing classes are back in a big way. Racers and race teams have ignored these unique racing cars over the past several years, but a new interest, fueled by new car designs and a mix of new and old entrants, has taken over the...

Tue 17 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Andretti Green Racing to field 2003 IRL entriesHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Andretti Green Racing to field 2003 IRL entries

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 17, 2002) -- Andretti Green Racing (AGR) today announced it will field three entries in the 2003 Indy Racing League (IRL) for Michael Andretti, Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan.  Andretti Green Racing's engines will...

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Castroneves Toyota test this weekHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Castroneves Toyota test this week

Helio Castroneves will get behind the wheel of an F1 car this week when he tests for Toyota at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. Regular Toyota tester Stephane Sarrazin will be joined by drivers Mika Salo and Allan McNish while Castroneves is due...

IRL: Hornish wins Texas and championshipHeadline

IRL: Hornish wins Texas and championship

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (September 15, 2002) - Sam Hornish won the Chevy 500 at Texas Motor Speedway crossing the finish line 0.0096 seconds ahead of Helio Castroneves in front of an announced crowd of 86,000. Hornish successfully defended his Indy ...

Sun 15 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Dario Franchitti wins his first oval at RockinghamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dario Franchitti wins his first oval at Rockingham

Dario Franchitti won his first oval race at his home circuit in Great Britain. He ran near the front of the field for most of the race and benefited from a late quick pitstop to take the lead from Kenny Brack. Franchitti held off a late challenge...

Tue 10 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Minardi to test BellHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Minardi to test Bell

Minardi continue with the enthusiastic trying out of new drivers it has been doing lately with another American, former Barber Dodge Pro and CART racer Townsend Bell. Minardi formerly had Bryan Herta behind the wheel and Bell is set to take to an...