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Wed 31 Dec 2003
Chili Bowl entries continue to climb

Chili Bowl entries continue to climb

A New Chili Bowl Record: 214 Entries and Counting! TULSA, Okla. (December 28, 2003) - With the 18th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Nationals set to fire off in less than ten days, pre-entries for the nation's most prestigious Midget racing event...

Barron Connor Racing test notes 2003-12-28

Barron Connor Racing test notes 2003-12-28

John Bosh and Danny Sullivan run at Ferrari's Fiorano circuit First test for Barron Connor Racing Ferrari 575 GTC Barron Connor Racing have tested the first of their two Ferrari's 575 GTC at Ferrari's own test track in Italy last Tuesday....

This Week in Racing History (December 28-January 3)

This Week in Racing History (December 28-January 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 28 Jim Clark wins the South African Grand Prix at East London driving a Lotus 25 (1963). December 29 Carlo Chiti, one-time engineer for Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, and co-founder of both ATS and...

Richards believes in Button potentialHeadline
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Richards believes in Button potential

BAR boss David Richards has never wavered in his belief that Jenson Button will be a Formula One champion in the future and thinks a resurgence of interest in the Englishman proves his potential. With Juan Pablo Montoya off to McLaren in 2005, ...

Dakar: BMW X-raid preview

Dakar: BMW X-raid preview

High goals for the 2004 Dakar Rally set by X-raid The X-raid team on the hardest rally in the world. A start signal on 1. January 2004, the finishing flag on 18. January 2004 - between these dates lie over 11,000 kilometres of gravel tracks, ...

Dakar: Mitsubishi driver line-up

Dakar: Mitsubishi driver line-up

Mitsubishi Motors announces 2004 Dakar line-up Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), one of the most successful manufacturers in the history of the Dakar Rally, has secured a formidable line-up for its assault on the 2004 event. Four official ...

Dakar: Mitsubishi preview

Dakar: Mitsubishi preview

Mitsubishi aims for ninth Dakar title The Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports Team, on behalf of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, is aiming for a record-breaking ninth victory and fourth consecutive win in the 2004 Telefónica Dakar Rally, which...

Harry Gant to attend Motorsports 2004

Harry Gant to attend Motorsports 2004

FORT WASHINGTON, PA December 28, 2003 . . . Harry Gant, one of the most popular drivers in the history of NASCAR stock car racing, will be part of the U.S.Smokeless Tobacco Company Motorsports Experience at the Motorsports 2004 Presented by Sunoco...

Winterbottom at Willowbank for New Year's drag racing

Winterbottom at Willowbank for New Year's drag racing

Winterbottom books a seat at Willowbank spectacular. Queensland's reigning Konica V8 Supercar series titleholder and recently appointed 2004 Orrcon Racing car driver, Mark Winterbottom is set for a methane-charged change of pace at Willowbank ...

Button questions driver hypeHeadline
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Button questions driver hype

Jenson Button wonders why Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso get so much attention and other good drivers barely get a mention. Both Raikkonen and Alonso had a good season in 2003 and Raikkonen took the title fight to the final race at Suzuka, ...

Bahrain taking precautions
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Bahrain taking precautions

The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) has recently been the focus of news that claims a possible threat to the Grand Prix taking place next year. Threats to the Bahrain Grand Prix are similar to any high profile sporting event. A BIC ...

Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic news 2003-12-24

Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic news 2003-12-24

Danny Smith to miss the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic? KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 24, 2003) - As Americans are starting to head 'Down Under' for Kele World Challenge qualifiers in Australia and New Zealand, news comes that ...

World of Outlaws grants Boundless an extension

World of Outlaws grants Boundless an extension

ALLEN, TX (December 23) -- World of Outlaws Racing has granted a request by Boundless Motor Sports Racing, Inc., to extend the period by which the company will purchase sprint car racing's premier series, Founder and President Ted Johnson...

RealTime Acura 2003 season review
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RealTime Acura 2003 season review

RealTime Racing Focused on 5th Acura Title in SPEED World Challenge Team wins three races, honored as 'Crew of the Year' December 24, 2003 - Saukville, Wis. - RealTime Racing driver Pierre Kleinubing and Acura ended the SCCA Speed World ...

Dakar: Michelin preview

Dakar: Michelin preview

Michelin Desert and Bib Mousse -- a winning combination Twenty-five years after its creation in 1979, specialists of the Dakar Rally still cite the desert itself as being their principal adversary on this unique event, and what all the entrants...

Skaife appeal unheld by CAMS officials

Skaife appeal unheld by CAMS officials

To clarify: * Mark Skaife's appeal was against the Stewards finding of CARELESS DRIVING, with relation to the incident between Skaife and Ingall that put Skaife out of the race. This appeal has no relation to the so called 'race rage' ...

Stoddart hopes for test driver turnaroundHeadline
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Stoddart hopes for test driver turnaround

Minardi boss Paul Stoddart believes the new regulation concerning test drivers will be changed, which could give Justin Wilson a chance to remain in Formula One. Stoddart recently signed Gianmaria Bruni and Zsolt Baumgartner as race drivers for ...

Jaguar focus on understanding tyresHeadline
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Jaguar focus on understanding tyres

Jaguar Racing is working hard to get the optimum from the Michelin tyres and understanding tyre behavior is a focus of its winter test programme. Six of the ten teams on the grid will run on Michelins in 2004, now that BAR has switched to the...

Ralf positive after winter testsHeadline
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Ralf positive after winter tests

Ralf Schumacher is in a positive frame of mind after the first winter test sessions and believes Williams will be on the pace as soon as racing resumes at Melbourne in March. Williams had a strong presence at the winter tests, with both Schumacher...

Willowbank, Australia racers ready for New Year event

Willowbank, Australia racers ready for New Year event

The country's best drag racers have been confirmed for a start in the second round of the Australian Championship in the Top Fuel and Top Alcohol brackets, during an action-packed program at Queensland's Willowbank Raceway on January 3, ...

Homestead-Miami community spirit

Homestead-Miami community spirit

MIAMI (Dec. 23, 2003)-In addition to its permanent presence as one of the finest motorsports facilities in the world, Homestead-Miami Speedway annually plays a major role as a member of the South Florida community. The Speedway hosts countless ...

Meridian Speedway is first Idaho Member Track

Meridian Speedway is first Idaho Member Track

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 23, 2003) - Idaho's Meridian Speedway, promoted by former Indy Racing League standout Davey Hamilton, has signed an agreement with the American Speed Association Member Track program for the 2004 season. "I'm looking ...

Baumgartner signs for MinardiHeadline
F1

Baumgartner signs for Minardi

As expected, Zsolt Baumgartner has accepted the offer of a race seat at Minardi for 2004, alongside Gianmaria Bruni. The 22 year-old Hungarian secured backing from his country's government after Minardi boss Paul Stoddart made the offer last week.

Wilson frustrated at losing outHeadline
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Wilson frustrated at losing out

With the Hungarian government sponsoring Zsolt Baumgartner for the second Minardi seat, it seems that Justin Wilson's Formula One hopes have dwindled away. The Englishman debuted with Minardi in 2003 then moved to Jaguar for the final five races...

New McLaren big step forwardHeadline
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New McLaren big step forward

The last new McLaren never made it into competition but its successor, the MP4-19, is a big step forward, according to team test driver Pedro de la Rosa. Kimi Raikkonen took the challenge to Michael Schumacher in 2003 with the interim MP4-17D but...

Knoxville Tournament of Champions 2004 preview

Knoxville Tournament of Champions 2004 preview

Brodix Tournament of Champions grows for 2004. KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 22, 2003) - In its fifty year history, Knoxville Raceway has become known for slow-but-steady growth. As it enters its second half-century, it shows no...

American Spirit/Miracle team up for 2004

American Spirit/Miracle team up for 2004

Cape Coral, FL (December 22, 2003) - American Spirit Racing President, Jon Lewis announced today that Miracle Motorsports of Winter Haven, Florida who represents drivers John Macaluso and Ian James has signed on for the 2004 ALMS season with the...

Topeka and Dallas to be showcase venues

Topeka and Dallas to be showcase venues

Sport compact drag racing's elite to showcase in front of thousands of fans at marquee NHRA POWERade events GLENDORA, Calif. -- For the second consecutive year, NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series competitors in both the Pro RWD and Pro...

Hardeeville announces 2004 schedule

Hardeeville announces 2004 schedule

Hardeeville Motor Speedway 2004 Schedule Released (December 22, 2003)Hardeeville, SC- Hardeeville Motor Speedway officials released the 2004 Racing Schedule today as an early Christmas present to the race fans who anxious await the start of the...

Targa Tasmania news, prologue sponsor announced

Targa Tasmania news, prologue sponsor announced

TEMCO to sponsor Targa Tasmania rally prologue for 10th year TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23: TEMCO, the only manganese ferro-alloy plant in Australia, will sponsor the Targa Tasmania tarmac rally prologue for the 10th year in 2004. The TEMCO Prologue is...

Willowbank, Australia round two preview

Willowbank, Australia round two preview

Newby focused on Willowbank redemption It'll be a purpose-filled assault of Queensland's Willowbank Raceway when Sydney drag racer Wayne Newby returns for round two of the Top Fuel and Top Alcohol Australian Championship double-header on January...

EMPA award winners announced

EMPA award winners announced

J.J. Yeley to receive Al Holbert Memorial/EMPA Driver of the Year Award, Alan Johnson is Northeast Driver of the Year LANGHORNE, PA DECEMBER, 2003 . . . United States Auto Club Triple Crown winner J.J. Yeley will receive the annual Al Holbert ...

Fergus Falls/I-94 continue Member Track program

Fergus Falls/I-94 continue Member Track program

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 22, 2003) -- Continuing its successful affiliation with the rapidly expanding American Speed Association Member Track program, Fergus Falls Raceway and I-94 Raceway, owned by TNT Properties, have formed an agreement...

Nadeau comments about ongoing recovery

Nadeau comments about ongoing recovery

CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 22, 2003) -- NASCAR driver Jerry Nadeau, who suffereda serious head injury in a racing accident May 2at Richmond International Raceway, continues to make progress. In a question and answer session below, the 33-year-oldDanbury,...

2003 IRP track champions honored

2003 IRP track champions honored

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 22, 2003) The Champions of the 2003-racing season at Indianapolis Raceway Park were honored at a champion's dinner held at Primo's banquet hall on Friday, December 19. During the course of the evening the champions and top ...

Series to open 2004 at Sebring

Series to open 2004 at Sebring

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (Dec. 22) - The Barber Dodge Pro Series will open its 19th season of competition with a return to Sebring International Raceway March 17 - 19, 2004, in support of the 52nd running of the Mobil 1 12-Hours of Sebring. Under Barber...