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Daytona test day one 2003-12-19

Daytona test day one 2003-12-19

A Day of Firsts in ARCA RE/MAX Series Test Session Teams Use Sunoco Gas Pumps For First Time Kyle Busch Takes First Laps Around Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Dec. 19, 2003) -- The ARCA RE/MAX Series kicked off a three-day test session on Friday...

NASCAR Cup champion Kenseth to run Late Model opener

NASCAR Cup champion Kenseth to run Late Model opener

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 19, 2003) -- The American Speed Association has announced the ASA Late Model Series will begin its 2004 season at the .50-mile Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wis. on Saturday, May 8. Matt Kenseth, the 2003...

Christmas Stages Rally at Croft preivew

Christmas Stages Rally at Croft preivew

For the third successive year, The Specsavers Christmas Stages Rally, to be held at Croft Circuit near Darlington on Sunday 28th December 2003, has attracted a capacity entry with a whole host of exotic cars and quality drivers set to compete yet...

Former champ Gigliotti returns in 2004
PWC

Former champ Gigliotti returns in 2004

Former champ Gigliotti returns to Speed World Challenge® GT in 2004. TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 19, 2003) -- Lou Gigliotti, of Dallas, Texas, will return to the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT Championships beginning with the 2004 season. After a ...

Pedregon announces 2004 crew chiefs

Pedregon announces 2004 crew chiefs

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 19) -- NHRA POWERade Funny Car owner and driver Cruz Pedregon today announced major changes to his Advance Auto Parts Pontiac Firebird Racing team for the 2004 season. Highlighting today's moves were the signing of...

BMW Team PTG to race for 2004 GT championship

BMW Team PTG to race for 2004 GT championship

Woodcliff Lake, NJ - December, 19, 2003 -- BMW Team PTG today announced its entry of two GT class BMW M3s in the 2004 Rolex Sports Car Series of the Grand American Road Racing Association. Racing for BMW of North America, LLC, BMW Team PTG is...

R24 project, assembling the monocoque
F1

R24 project, assembling the monocoque

The final stage in producing the Renault R24 chassis has arrived: assembling the chassis. It is often called a monocoque, but that is one of the most common misnomers in F1! The 'monocoque': not quite what it seems In common parlance, people...

SCCA clarifies Trans-Am name

SCCA clarifies Trans-Am name

Clarification from SCCA regarding the Trans-Am name. TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 19, 2003) -- With the announced agreement this week regarding the acquisition of Trans-Am Racing, LLC by Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC, Sports Car Club of America, Inc. has...

2003: Year of change offered glimpse into the future

2003: Year of change offered glimpse into the future

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2003) -- The 2003 NASCAR season will be remembered as a time when speed was as evident off the track as on it. There was an altered schedule, a new premier series sponsor in Nextel, a new fuel supplier in Sunoco,...

World of Outlaws mourns passing of John Beecham

World of Outlaws mourns passing of John Beecham

LINCOLN, NE (December 19) -- The O'Reilly World of Outlaws Series is mourning the passing of former Eagle Raceway Promoter John Beecham, who died peacefully in his home Wednesday evening. Beecham, his wife, Laura, and brother, Marty, bought...

G&W Motorsports announces 2004 driver lineup

G&W Motorsports announces 2004 driver lineup

Alton, Virginia (December 19, 2003) -- G&W Motorsports team owner, Cole Scrogham announced today that G&W will campaign their new ...

2003 Australian V8 Supercar broadcast times

2003 Australian V8 Supercar broadcast times

Fans of the fender bashing Australian V8 Supercar Championship are in for a Festive Season bonanza on Supersport. Starting on December 23 on High Octane Motorsport on Supersport 2 viewers can tune in every Tuesday for five successive weeks...

Friendship Motor Speedway joins Member Track program

Friendship Motor Speedway joins Member Track program

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 19, 2003) -- The growing American Speed Association Member Track program has added Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, N.C., to its 2004 lineup. Friendship is the first track in the Tar Heel State to join ASA's weekly ...

West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame statement

West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame statement

Mission Statement The mission of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame is to preserve the history and heritage of the important role that west coast stock car racers played and to perpetually recognize and enshrine outstanding ...

Aiello signs for OpelHeadline
DTM

Aiello signs for Opel

Former DTM champion Laurent Aiello is another well known name to be joining the ranks of Opel drivers in 2004, after signing a deal with the manufacturer. Aiello took the title in 2002 with Abt-Audi but was unhappy with the performance of the car...

GPWC and SLEC sign agreement

GPWC and SLEC sign agreement

Following a series of constructive discussions between GPWC shareholders, representing BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Ferrari, Ford and Renault, the SLEC shareholders, representing Bayerische Landesbank, JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers, and Bambino Holdings ...

Tomita new ToyotaF1 team principalHeadline
F1

Tomita new ToyotaF1 team principal

Ove Andersson will step down as Toyota's team principal and Tsutomu Tomita will take over the position on January 1st 2004. Andersson, who has spent 30 years in management of Toyota's European motorsport division, will become an advisor to the ...

Yerzyk named PR Manager for Snake Racing

Yerzyk named PR Manager for Snake Racing

From the Snake Pit VISTA, Calif. (Dec. 18) -- Ted Yerzyk has been hired as public relations manager for Don Prudhomme Snake Racing, Skip Allum, team manager for Don Prudhomme Snake Racing, announced today. Yerzyk, 26, joins one of drag...

Brumos announces Maassen/Luhr for Daytona 24

Brumos announces Maassen/Luhr for Daytona 24

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- December 18, 2003 -- Porsche factory drivers Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr, the most successful driver pair in American road racing history since the Brumos Porsche team of Hurley Haywood and Peter Gregg, will join the Red...

Shady Bowl to host 2004 Late Model Series

Shady Bowl to host 2004 Late Model Series

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 18, 2003) -- The American Speed Association has announced the ASA Late Model Series will make its debut at Shady Bowl Speedway in DeGraff, Ohio, on Saturday, July 17. "Shady Bowl Speedway is a track that has a...

Trust dissolves partnership with Minardi
F1

Trust dissolves partnership with Minardi

Jos Verstappen will not be on the grid for the Minardi F1 team in the season of 2004. After various complex discussions between Paul Stoddart, Trust and the management of Jos regarding the developments within and the future of the Minardi F1 team...

Renault interview with Merritt
F1

Renault interview with Merritt

Michael Merritt: Dyno Maintenance Manager This Englishman was born in London, and is now a fluent French speaker. He has always loved all things technical, and his speciality is engine dynos. Q: What job did you do before arriving at ...

Berlin Raceway/ASA reach an agreement

Berlin Raceway/ASA reach an agreement

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 18, 2003) -- ASA officials and members from Berlin Raceway announced today that the June 12 event at the facility has returned to the schedule. "We are delighted that ASA and Berlin Raceway have come to a mutual...

Hardeeville releases 2004 Rulebook

Hardeeville releases 2004 Rulebook

Hardeeville Motor Speedway 2004 Rulebook Released (December 18, 2003) Hardeeville, SC - Hardeeville Motor Speedway officials announced today that the 2004 Rulebook has been completed and is being released to drivers and the general ...

Daytona Speedweeks 2004, part 6

Daytona Speedweeks 2004, part 6

Note: 60 Days Until The Daytona 500: This is the final part of a six-part series previewing the exciting events surrounding Speedweeks 2004, which includes the 46th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event - the "Great American Race."...

West Liberty Raceway joins Member Track program

West Liberty Raceway joins Member Track program

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 18, 2003) -- The rapidly expanding American Speed Association Member Track program has added West Liberty Raceway in Eastern Iowa for the 2004 season. West Liberty is the second track in the Hawkeye State to join ...

Bologna Motor Show report

Bologna Motor Show report

Bologna, 18th December 2003 - The Bologna Motor Show closed with a truly positive result, gratifying the commitments of both Organiser and exhibitors for this 28th edition of the Bologna show. The more than 90 product previews, the exceptional...

Team GVR 2004 Porsche Club Championship news

Team GVR 2004 Porsche Club Championship news

Double assault on 2004 Championship Team GVR today rolled out the first of two identical Porsche 968 Club Sports which they are preparing for a double assault on the 2004 Michelin Porsche Club Championship, with drivers Chris Egginton and...

Australia TEKA announces 12 hour event

Australia TEKA announces 12 hour event

"Beat the heat" 12 hour kart race 18th December 2003 - The Endurance Karting Association (TEKA), in conjunction with Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway are pleased to announce a 12-hour endurance karting event at Australia's premiere ...

Pocock impressed by KlienHeadline
F1

Pocock impressed by Klien

Jaguar's Dr Ian Pocock has praised new signing Christian Klien and is impressed by the Austrian's ability to learn quickly. Klien tested for Jaguar when work returned to the track after the break since Suzuka, and was consequently signed up to ...

Jordan the final optionHeadline
F1

Jordan the final option

Now that Minardi has offered its second race seat to Zsolt Baumgartner, the only available option to drivers without a deal for next season is Jordan. There are at least four well-known names vying for the Jordan positions but whoever comes up...

McNish in talks with Jordan
F1

McNish in talks with Jordan

Interview with Allan McNish Q: There have been rumours linking you to a seat at Jordan, can you confirm anything as yet? Allan McNish: I'm still talking with Jordan at the moment and things are progressing. I've visited the factory and seen...

2003 NHRA spectacular moments broadcast dates

2003 NHRA spectacular moments broadcast dates

ESPN to highlight spectacular moments of the 2003 NHRA POWERade drag racing season in 30-minute special GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2003) - The ESPN family of networks will air a special 30-minute show highlighting the on-track crashes and other...

Valiante Champ Car test notes

Valiante Champ Car test notes

Lynx driver Valiante fastest in Walker Racing Champ Car test Lynx Racing's latest graduate, Michael Valiante, 23, of Vancouver B.C. was the quickest of the four top young racing talents tested by the Walker Racing Champ Car team ...

Joys of the season: drivers/teams ready for holiday cheer

Joys of the season: drivers/teams ready for holiday cheer

Joys of the season: NASCAR ready for holiday cheer Drivers celebrate home, hearth and humorous holiday memories DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2003) -- Holiday celebrations aren't the only activities most NASCAR folks ...

Hendrick receives penalty post-Homestead violation

Hendrick receives penalty post-Homestead violation

Homestead violation results in loss of Car Owner Points For Hendrick. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2003) -- NASCAR officials announced today that car owner Rick Hendrick has been assessed a penalty of 25 car owner points,...