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Fri 09 Aug 2002
Creating a race-ready GM DRCE Pro Stock engine

Creating a race-ready GM DRCE Pro Stock engine

The process of building a race-ready GM DRCE Pro Stock engine. DETROIT, August 8, 2002 - There is an often heard yet undeniable maxim in NHRA Pro Stock racing that horsepower is king. Who could argue given that 40 cars separated by margins as ...

Tue 30 Apr 2002
Bob Akin dies of complications from injuries

Bob Akin dies of complications from injuries

ATLANTA - Bob Akin died late Monday night of complications from injuries suffered last Thursday during a testing accident for a historic sports car race at Road Atlanta. Akin crashed in a 1988 Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo during testing for the ...

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 ...

Fri 19 Jul 2002
Newey compares Raikkonen and Hakkinen
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Newey compares Raikkonen and Hakkinen

McLaren technical director Adrian Newey has compared Kimi Raikkonen favourably with Mika Hakkinen, saying the similarities go further than having a common nationality. McLaren snapped up Raikkonen to replace Hakkinen after being impressed with his...

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 24 Jan 2002
WKA: Double winners dominate Dirt World Championships at Daytona

WKA: Double winners dominate Dirt World Championships at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL-Five of the 1,761racers who entered the 21st annual WKA/Briggs & Stratton 2001 Dirt World Championships presented by American Power Sports earned double World Championship wins on the 1/2-mile dirt oval at Daytona Beach, FL's...

Thu 08 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Crawford passed away Tuesday

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Crawford passed away Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 -- Former Indianapolis 500 driver Jim Crawford, who team owner John Menard calls "the bravest man I ever knew," died Aug. 6 in Terre Verde, Fla. He was 54. Crawford, a native of Scotland, retired from racing...

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...

Fri 08 Mar 2002
Jean Alesi McLaren test report
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Jean Alesi McLaren test report

Former Formula One driver Jean Alesi conducted a three-day one-off test this week with West McLaren Mercedes. Based at the Le Castellet circuit in the South of France, Jean took the wheel of an MP4-16B, an updated version of the 2001 ...

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...

Wed 10 Apr 2002
Jimmy Johnston dies from crash at Eldora Speedway

Jimmy Johnston dies from crash at Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, Ohio (April 6) - Jimmy Johnston, long time Sprint car driver, had a fatal crash on the first lap of the UMP Modifieds feature race at Eldora Speedway. Johnston, 48, from Lima, Ohio was clipped on the opening lap, hit the wall heavily...

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 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 ...

Fri 12 Apr 2002
1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - Colorful Pat Flaherty, who was dressed in slacks and a T-shirt when he won the 1956 Indianapolis 500 and whose well-worn Cromwell helmet was emblazoned with a green shamrock, died April 9 at his home in ...

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: 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 25 Apr 2002
Baja 1000 date change announced

Baja 1000 date change announced

35th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race. New dates-Nov. 20-23 Ensenada to Host Start, La Paz Finish Granddaddy of all desert races is Final Round of six-race 2002 Duralast SCORE Desert Series LOS ANGELES--Sal Fish, CEO of SCORE ...

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 23 Dec 2002
RACE: 2003 F500 Red Devil SU-F1 introduced

RACE: 2003 F500 Red Devil SU-F1 introduced

BUTTE, Mont. (December 19, 2002) -- Race Cars of the Future has introduced its 2003 Formula 500 racing car, the Red Devil SU-F1. Some of the new technical features of the SU-F1 are: High down force, low drag radiator ducts for optimum ...

Sun 24 Feb 2002
WKA: Robinson Speed Shop open house

WKA: Robinson Speed Shop open house

PITTSVILLE, MD- Hundreds of Karting enthusiasts from around the northeast attended an open house at Robinson Speed Shop Saturday February 16 to get a look at the latest in karting equipment and talk to industry leaders. Harrill Wiggins of Phantom...

Sun 03 Feb 2002
Gary Longo Relief Fund established by LAC Motorsports

Gary Longo Relief Fund established by LAC Motorsports

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Less than a year ago, Gary Longo was on top of the world. The former U.S. Marine had a full time ride in the newest American Sportscar to challenge the Trans-Am field, he was developing the skills, reputation and relationships...

Tue 15 Jan 2002
Sandra Leitzinger passes away

Sandra Leitzinger passes away

Sondra Leitzinger, 65, died of a heart attack in her sleep Wednesday at home in State College, PA. She was the wife of Bob Leitzinger, long-time IMSA and SCCA sports car racer, and mother of road-racing star Butch Leitzinger. Karen Kurtz Earl,...

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...

Thu 24 Jan 2002
WKA: Road Racing series national champions crowned at Daytona

WKA: Road Racing series national champions crowned at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL-Scott Buerman, of Boyton Beach, FL captured three national points championships in the WKA/Dunlop Tire National Road Racing Series during the 2001 season and was awarded the WKA Triple Crown Award during an awards dinner Thursday...

Wed 01 May 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bob Dorricott, Sr. - 1937 to 2002

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bob Dorricott, Sr. - 1937 to 2002

LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (April 29, 2002) - Bob Dorricott, one of most respected names in North American formula-style, open-wheel racing and two-time Dayton Indy Lights Championship team owner, passed away Friday, April 26, at his family home in...

Thu 14 Mar 2002
Irwindale Dragstrip announces Thursday street legal events

Irwindale Dragstrip announces Thursday street legal events

Irwindale Dragstrip Adds Twenty-Nine Thursday Nights Of Street Legal Events Fox Sports AM1150 Dave & Arnie To Broadcast Their Show Live On Thursday Nights From 'Strip Irwindale, Calif. - - (March 14, 2002) Something that everyone has ...

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...

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 19 Mar 2002
LaFavre Racing announces reorganization

LaFavre Racing announces reorganization

LAKEVILLE, MN (March 19, 2002) -- Scott LaFavre, owner of the LaFavre Racing Teams, has announced additional changes with the LaFavre Racing Teams organization. In January, veteran driver Mike Garvey left the team and there were other personnel...

Fri 19 Apr 2002
IRL: Open wheel car aerodynamics

IRL: Open wheel car aerodynamics

Flying on the ground: Indy Car aerodynamics. NAZARETH, Pa., April 18, 2002 -- Nazareth Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are the yin and yang of ovals on the Indy Racing League circuit. Nazareth, the one-mile rollercoaster that will host...

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...

Wed 11 Sep 2002
Pete Folse, Jr., passed away September 9th

Pete Folse, Jr., passed away September 9th

TAMPA, FLA. (SEPTEMBER 10, 2002) - Pete Folse, Jr., a former sprint car racer and the son of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Pete Folse, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 9, in his native Tampa after suffering a heart attack on Friday.