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Thu 13 Feb 2003
Daytona Twin 125 race two lineup

Daytona Twin 125 race two lineup

Pos No Driver Make Time Speed --- ---- ------------------------ ------------ ------------ ---------- 1. 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 48.288 186.382 2. 15 Michael Waltrip ...

Thu 09 Jan 2003
WKA: Daytona Kart Week report

WKA: Daytona Kart Week report

DAYTONA BEACH, FL-Competing in four different styles of kart racing 3,347 karters entered this year's WKA/Daytona Kart Week December 26-30 at Daytona International Speedway and Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium kicking off the 2003 season for three...

Fri 24 Jan 2003
Daytona 24: Live timing & scoring on series website

Daytona 24: Live timing & scoring on series website

GrandAmerican.com to provide Zippo live timing & scoring throughout Rolex 24 at Daytona. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 23, 2003) -- Grand American Road Racing Association will provide Zippo Live Timing & Scoring on its official website - ...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
Weikert Livestock, Sprint Car owner died

Weikert Livestock, Sprint Car owner died

Robert W. Weikert, 73, of Gettysburg, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at his home. He was the husband of Winifred Newman Weikert for 51 years. Born Nov. 29, 1929, in Fairfield, he was the son of the late Howard L. and Sarah Overholtzer...

Wed 22 Jan 2003
NASCAR releases new access policy at Winston Cup racesHeadline

NASCAR releases new access policy at Winston Cup races

Access policy for NASCAR Winston Cup addresses safety, security. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2003) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has instituted an access policy for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series garage and pit...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
Former ARCA champion Iggy Katona passed awayHeadline

Former ARCA champion Iggy Katona passed away

TOLEDO OH (12-4-03) Egnatius "Iggy" Katona, the winningest driver in ARCA RE/MAX Series history, died Thursday, December 4 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was 87. Katona, who earned 79 career series wins, also held the all-time...

Sun 27 Apr 2003
HPROP: Bernie Little dies at age 77

HPROP: Bernie Little dies at age 77

LAKELAND, Fla, April 26, 2003 - One of the most recognizable faces in motorsports history, Bernie Little, owner of the Miss Budweiser unlimited hydroplane team passed away April 25 in Lakeland, Florida as a result of complications related to ...

Sun 05 Jan 2003
SUPERCROSS: MOTOCROSS: McGrath's retirement is officialHeadline
AMA

SUPERCROSS: MOTOCROSS: McGrath's retirement is official

AURORA, Ill. (January 2, 2002) - Seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath today announced his retirement from supercross racing at a press conference in Anaheim, Calif., at Edison International Field. After winning 72 250cc main events and...

Thu 27 Mar 2003
Ford Focus RS WRC 03 launched in EnglandHeadline
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Ford Focus RS WRC 03 launched in England

Contemporary look for Ford's radical new Focus rally car -- Ford Rallye Sport today unveiled the most technically advanced and revolutionary rally car ever when it launched the Ford Focus RS WRC 03 at the team's Dovenby Hall base in Cumbria, ...

Tue 04 Feb 2003
Jack Hinkle passed away

Jack Hinkle passed away

Jack Hinkle, 90, Oilman, Car Owner, Driver. Jack B. Hinkle, retired oilman but better known as a former Indy car owner and SCCA driver, passed away in his sleep at his home in Wichita, KS on Friday, January 31, 2003. He was 90 years old. Jack...

Sat 05 Apr 2003
WKA: Petty posts pair at Jasper Pavement NationalHeadline

WKA: Petty posts pair at Jasper Pavement National

JASPER, FL-After being forced to sit out most of last season due to a work injury, 'The Peoples Champion' Jason Petty, of Creedmore, NC, proved he was back in the hunt for a Triple Crown in the WKA/Ultramax Racing Chassis Speedway Pavement Series...

Sun 26 Jan 2003
Ferrari mourns Giovanni AgnelliHeadline

Ferrari mourns Giovanni Agnelli

Ferrari is mourning the passing of Giovanni Agnelli, the honourary chairman of parent company FIAT, who died aged eighty-one. Agnelli was the grandson of the founder of FIAT and was chairman of the company for thirty years until the mid-nineties.

Thu 03 Apr 2003
IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancerHeadline

IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancer

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 2, 2003) -- Former IMSA World Sports Car and Group C2 champion Fermin Velez died Monday in Barcelona, Spain, three days shy of his 44th birthday, following a battle with cancer. Former IMSA champion Fermin Velez,...

Tue 09 Dec 2003
Imola to honour SennaHeadline
F1

Imola to honour Senna

The 2004 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola will mark the tenth year since Ayrton Senna's fatal accident at the circuit and the Brazilian champion will be commemorated by special events. Ayrton Senna Da Silva grave at Morumbi...

Tue 23 Dec 2003
RACE: NASA 25 Hours of ThunderhillHeadline

RACE: NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Seventy-three entrants started the NASA Thunderhill 25 Hour race under a cloudy sky that quickly turned from drizzle into rain, flooding many pit areas leaving little to wonder what the remaining long hours of the endurance race would be ...

Sat 11 Oct 2003
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs Friday morning reportHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs Friday morning report

Hello Isabel, meet Mid-Ohio! After Hurricane Isabel came ashore on Thursday in North Carolina, the fast-moving storm carried heavy rain to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course all night Thursday and into Friday morning. Since Friday marks the switch...

Fri 07 Mar 2003
Vodka-V10 combining Jordan energy
F1

Vodka-V10 combining Jordan energy

The Vodka V-10 brand is being displayed on the Jordan Ford EJ13 cars for the first time during this weekend's opening round of the Formula One World Championship in Melbourne. A new sponsor or a new engine?. Photo by Jordan Grand ...

Fri 18 Jul 2003
Just who is Jimmy Smith

Just who is Jimmy Smith

The boss is back in town Ultra Motorsports owner Jimmy Smith discusses a variety of topics, including the possibility of a two-car operation, his expectations of the No. 7 SIRIUS Racing Team, and the recently developed rivalry with Jack Roush in...

Mon 12 May 2003
RALLY: Fatal accident at Ski Sawmill event

RALLY: Fatal accident at Ski Sawmill event

Two observers fatally injured at Ski Sawmill SCCA ClubRally event. MORRIS, Pa. (May 11, 2003) -- The Ski Sawmill Sports Car Club of America-sanctioned ClubRally event in Morris, Pa. was halted Saturday after two observers were fatally injured ...

Wed 09 Apr 2003
Alonso speaks about Brazil crash
F1

Alonso speaks about Brazil crash

Renault's Fernando Alonso needs a bit of rest but feels fine. He has left room 1114 of the Saint Louis hospital in Sao Paolo, and is back in Europe. "I still feel a bit dazed, but it's nothing serious," explains Fernando, who hit one of the...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
SWS: Freitas keeps Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic prize at homeHeadline

SWS: Freitas keeps Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic prize at home

You may not expect a five-time local track champion and current points leader getting choked up over an umpteenth win on his home turf. But that's exactly what Dean Freitas did after beating the USAC boys Sunday morning in the rain-delayed...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Jordan denies Irvine claimHeadline
F1

Jordan denies Irvine claim

Eddie Jordan has denied that Eddie Irvine offered to drive for his team without being paid in order to win the fight for the remaining race seat. Irvine announced his retirement from F1 when the Jordan deal, which is the last race seat still ...

Tue 11 Feb 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing, driver Monteiro enter Champ Car seriesHeadline
F1

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing, driver Monteiro enter Champ Car series

INDIANAPOLIS (February 10, 2003) - Fourteen years after giving Patrick Racing its first and only Champ Car World Series title, Emerson Fittipaldi will look to capture a championship of his own as he and business partner James Dingman announced the...

Fri 18 Jul 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's to leave racing at the end of 2003Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's to leave racing at the end of 2003

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, July 10, 2003 -- "The future for young Canadian drivers goes up in smoke today," said journalist Didier Schraenen before it was announced that cigarette maker Player's, who have supported Canadian motorsports since 1961,...

Tue 24 Jun 2003
Selinsgrove mourns loss of Joe Whitcomb

Selinsgrove mourns loss of Joe Whitcomb

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway officials are mourning the passing of sprint car driver Joe Whitcomb, 35, of Millersburg, who succumbed to injuries sustained in a racing accident at the Snyder County oval this past Saturday night. "We...

Sun 15 Jun 2003
Ecclestone helps out Minardi
F1

Ecclestone helps out Minardi

Bernie Ecclestone has put his hand in his own pocket to help out the struggling Minardi squad, investing an undisclosed amount in the 'other' Italian team. Minardi boss Paul Stoddart had something of a public row with McLaren's Ron Dennis in ...

Tue 27 May 2003
IRL: Indy 500: Purse payout, banquet notes

IRL: Indy 500: Purse payout, banquet notes

De Ferran earns $1.35 Million for hard-fought Indy 500 win Record $10.1-million purse awarded to field; Takagi named Rookie of the Year INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 26, 2003 -- Gil de Ferran, 2003 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race winner, earned...

Wed 12 Mar 2003
Miguel Duhamel wins fourth Daytona 200Headline
AMA

Miguel Duhamel wins fourth Daytona 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (March 10, 2003) ¯ Canadian Miguel Duhamel edged out his Honda teammates Ben Bostrom and Kurtis Roberts to capture the 62nd Daytona 200 By Arai on Monday at Daytona International Speedway. Bostrom, Roberts and Duhamel, all...

Thu 13 Feb 2003
Daytona Twin 125 race one lineup

Daytona Twin 125 race one lineup

Pos No Driver Make Time Speed --- ---- ------------------------ ------------ ------------ ---------- 1. 30 Jeff Green Chevrolet 48.230 186.606 2. 31 Robby Gordon ...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
New Year unveiling of Stone Brothers Racing 2003 car, driverHeadline

New Year unveiling of Stone Brothers Racing 2003 car, driver

Two-time Bathurst winner Russell Ingall is now officially a "Ford Man" after announcing he has signed a deal to drive the Caltex Havoline Falcon in next year's V8 Supercar Championship Series. Caltex has also announced a three-year extension of...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourseHeadline
F1

FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourse

Every year for the last 12, The Cavallino Magazine has sponsored what has evolved into the six day Cavallino Classic for Ferrari Motorcars. The event is held at the legendary Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida. A full line of diverse...

Tue 20 May 2003
Brandon Bernstein crashes at EnglishtownHeadline

Brandon Bernstein crashes at Englishtown

Top Fuel drag racer Brandon Bernstein has been transported to the University Medical Center in Englishtown, New Jersey following a crash at the SuperNationals today during the first-round of the Top Fuel eliminations. Brandon Bernstein...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
Marcos Ambrose seals championship at Eastern CreekHeadline

Marcos Ambrose seals championship at Eastern Creek

Marcos Ambrose screamed around Eastern Creek yesterday in his Stone Bros prepared Pirtek Ford, taking out the V8 Supercar Championship, ending Holden's dominance of the series for the past five years. Marcos Ambrose is Ford through and...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Senna inquiry to be re-openedHeadline
F1

Senna inquiry to be re-opened

The Italian Supreme Court has decided to re-open the inquiry into the death of Ayrton Senna after judges decided there were legal errors in the original appeal. Senna died after an accident in his Williams at the Tamburello corner during the 1994...

Eddie Leavitt passed away

Eddie Leavitt passed away

Eddie Leavitt passed away at 3:45 A.M. Sunday Jan. 26. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in Sept. of 2001. He fought the good fight as only he could! We are deeply saddened at this time, however, we are finding greatcomfort in the calls & visits...

Wed 19 Mar 2003
Matthew Mortlock to compete in 2003

Matthew Mortlock to compete in 2003

Mortlock aims Arrows at EuroBOSS motor racing crown. Cambridge-based Formula 1 car racer to compete in Europe's fastest motor racing series. Cambridge, UK - 18 March, 2003 - Cambridge-based entrepreneur and racing driver, Matthew Mortlock, has...