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Mon 04 Mar 2002
RACE: Jeff Clinton loses life at HomesteadHeadline

RACE: Jeff Clinton loses life at Homestead

MIAMI (March 1, 2002) - Jeff Clinton, 38, of St. Louis, Missouri, was fatally injured at Homestead-Miami Speedway while practicing for Saturday's Rolex Series sports car race. The Archangel Motorsports driver was entering turn one onto the ...

Sat 09 Feb 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago Motor Speedway suspends 2002 auto racing seasonHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago Motor Speedway suspends 2002 auto racing season

CICERO, IL -- Officials of Chicago Motor Speedway today suspended the track's 2002 auto racing schedule, which includes the CART FedEx Series Target Grand Prix and the Sears Craftsman 175 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Horse racing at ...

Thu 07 Feb 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin retires as a driverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin retires as a driver

Mauricio Gugelmin has announced his retirement from racing after a career spanning more than twenty years. His career started racing in his home country of Brazil, where he was the Brazilian National Karting Champion in 1980. From there his...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
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...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
RACE: SCCA Enterprises announces new racecarHeadline

RACE: SCCA Enterprises announces new racecar

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (December 12, 2002) -- SCCA Enterprises, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a long-term partnership arrangement with Van Diemen International to design, import...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget titleHeadline

WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget title

2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Tony Stewart of Rushville, Ind. captured both ends of Saturday night's USAC Sprint/Midget Car "doubleheader" at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway "Bullring." It marked his first USAC Sprint/Midget sweep on ...

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...

Thu 28 Feb 2002
IRL: Cheever Indy Racing signs Tomas ScheckterHeadline

IRL: Cheever Indy Racing signs Tomas Scheckter

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 27, 2002) - Red Bull Cheever Racing general manager Richard Caron announced today that Tomas Scheckter will drive the No. 52 Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti in the 2002 Indy Racing League series. Tomas ...

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...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
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....

Sat 25 May 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green gets new colorsHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green gets new colors

INDIANAPOLIS - Same drivers, same team, same sponsor, different - read bright - new colors. Team Kool Green is still exactly that, but will be wearing some new paint and graphics on its Reynard-Hondas as its longstanding sponsor, Brown & ...

Mon 09 Dec 2002
BUSCH: Casey Mears signs with Ganassi Racing Winston CupHeadline

BUSCH: Casey Mears signs with Ganassi Racing Winston Cup

MOORESVILLE, N.C., (December 5, 2002) --- Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that Casey Mears will drive the No. 41 Target Dodge in the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series with veteran Jimmy Elledge performing the crew chief...

Mon 04 Feb 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Michel Jourdain Jr., Gigante sign with Team RahalHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michel Jourdain Jr., Gigante sign with Team Rahal

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO -- Team Rahal, a franchise member of Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART), and the Gigante Group, one of the leading self-service retail chains in Mexico, announced today a primary partnership that will place Michel Jourdain...

Fri 31 May 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta happy with Formula One testHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta happy with Formula One test

CART driver Cristiano da Matta missed the Indianapolis 500 in favour of Formula One testing with Toyota on the 17th May and was more than happy to do so. Da Matta is one of three drivers from the American series to be testing with Toyota for...

Wed 10 Apr 2002
IRL: Walker Racing releases Sarah Fisher from driver contractHeadline

IRL: Walker Racing releases Sarah Fisher from driver contract

April 8, 2002 Indianapolis, IN -- Walker Racing announced today that Sarah Fisher has been released from her drivers contract with Walker Racing to pursue other opportunities in racing. Fisher became the youngest person to compete in the Indy...

Wed 17 Apr 2002
BUSCH: More fines for HarvickHeadline

BUSCH: More fines for Harvick

Kevin Harvick, driver of the Richard Childress Racing No. 29, better learn to control his temper. After sitting out Sunday's Virginia 500 at Martinsville, NASCAR followed up his punishment with a $35,000 fine and extended his probation until ...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
IRL: Cheever Racing signs Buddy RiceHeadline

IRL: Cheever Racing signs Buddy Rice

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 25, 2002) - Buddy Rice of Phoenix, Ariz., has signed a multiyear contract with Red Bull Cheever Racing to drive in the Indy Racing League championship. "We are pleased to officially sign Buddy" team owner Eddie Cheever...

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...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
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: 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...

Tue 17 Sep 2002
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...

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...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
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...

Mon 11 Nov 2002
SCC: Doncaster Racing wins Daytona finale and championshipHeadline

SCC: Doncaster Racing wins Daytona finale and championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 9, 2002) - Doncaster Racing won the Grand-Am Cup Series six-hour race, part of the Dark Dog Grand American Finale at Daytona International Speedway, en route to capturing this year's Grand Sport I team championship.

Thu 03 Oct 2002
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 ...

Wed 17 Apr 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti wins GP of Long BeachHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti wins GP of Long Beach

Michael Andretti won the Grand Prix of Long Beach after holding off a charging Jimmy Vasser. Andretti's Team Green used pit strategy and luck to get him in front and a canny restart by Michael with 10 laps to go prevented a pass from an obviously...

Tue 09 Apr 2002
BITD: Johnny Campbell injured in NevadaHeadline

BITD: Johnny Campbell injured in Nevada

Las Vegas (April 6) - Honda rider Johnny Campbell was injured while competing at the Terrible Town's 250. Campbell crashed early in the race and was airlifted to the Las Vegas Medical Center where he underwent tests for possible fracture of two...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
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...

Wed 03 Apr 2002
BTCC: Matt Neal, James Thompson win at Brands HatchHeadline

BTCC: Matt Neal, James Thompson win at Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch hosted the opening two rounds of the 2002 MSA British Touring Car Championship. The races, which formed part of a Superweekender along with the British Formula Three and GT Championship races, attracted large crowds during the Easter...

Fri 22 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Players announces 2003 lineupHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Players announces 2003 lineup

Montreal, Quebec, November 19, 2002 Team Player's announced its drivers' lineup for the 2003 CART Championship today, as Patrick Carpentier returns for his sixth season and fellow Canadian Paul Tracy signs on as his new teammate. "We are...

Sun 12 May 2002
IRL: Donnie Beechler down but not out at IndyHeadline

IRL: Donnie Beechler down but not out at Indy

Back in early April, Springfield, Illinois' popular 40-year old Donnie Beecher, a four time Indy 500 veteran, rode one of A.J. Foyt's Indy cars into a wall at the IRL season opener in Homestead, Florida, suffered a concussion, and spent a night ...

Sat 19 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira remains with Ganassi RacingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira remains with Ganassi Racing

Indianapolis, Indiana - Target Chip Ganassi Racing announced today that Bruno Junqueira will team with Kenny Brack for the 2002 CART FedEx Championship series. In 2001, his rookie season, Junqueira scored one victory and one pole position while ...

Thu 24 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Papis signs with Sigma for 2002 seasonHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Papis signs with Sigma for 2002 season

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Sigma Autosport announced today that Massimiliano (Max) Papis, one of the top stars in the CART FedEx Championship Series, has signed a contract to drive the ...

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...

Sun 21 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crashHeadline

BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crash

Birmingham, AL - Jack Roush's private plane crashed late Friday into a lake near Troy, Alabama. Roush was airlifted to University Hospital in Birmingham. His condition is critical, but stable at this time. Roush owns the Winston cup teams of...