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Sat 13 Dec 2003
Lanier National Speedway under new ownership

Lanier National Speedway under new ownership

BRASELTON, Ga. (December 12, 2003) - Though one of the nation's top weekly short tracks recently experienced a change in ownership, the management, premier facilities, and outstanding racing which fans have come to expect at Lanier National...

Fri 12 Sep 2003
NASCAR R&D Center showcased

NASCAR R&D Center showcased

NASCAR showcases its Research and Development Center. CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 21, 2003) -- Focusing primarily on the areas of safety, competition and cost containment, NASCAR unveiled its state-of-the-art Research and Development Center today to ...

Tue 15 Jul 2003
ProRally: Mark Lovell, Roger Freeman in fatal crash at Oregon Trail

ProRally: Mark Lovell, Roger Freeman in fatal crash at Oregon Trail

Subaru Rally Team USA superstars Mark Lovell, 43 , and Roger Freeman, 52, both of England, were fatally injured Saturday during the first special stage of the Oregon Trail SCCA ProRally event. The first car away from the starting line, driver ...

Fri 25 Apr 2003
IRL: Mario Andretti flips at IndyHeadline

IRL: Mario Andretti flips at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, April 23, 2003 -- With less than five minutes to go in today's private test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it had been the best of days for Mario Andretti. Mario Andretti. Photo by indyracing.com/Ron McQueeney. Back in...

Thu 16 Jan 2003
Mike Dunn renews with ESPN

Mike Dunn renews with ESPN

Dunn signs three year agreement to provide analysis for NHRA telecasts on ESPN. GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2003) - ESPN drag racing analyst Mike Dunn has signed a three-year extension to continue as a key fixture for the NHRA telecast team in ...

Fri 16 May 2003
Subaru extends Solberg contractHeadline
WRC

Subaru extends Solberg contract

The 555 Subaru World Rally Team announced today that Petter Solberg has signed a contract which will see him and co-driver Phil Mills stay with the team until the end of the 2006 WRC season. Petter Solberg. Photo by Subaru World Rally...

Thu 30 Jan 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: PK Racing names Lemarie as first driverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: PK Racing names Lemarie as first driver

Craig Pollock, principal of the new CART Champ Car series team PK Racing, today announced Patrick Lemarie as the driver for the team's 2003 series efforts. Patrick Lemarié in the garage. Photo by Mark Gledhill. Lemarie has spent most...

Sat 01 Mar 2003
Bentley returns to North American at SebringHeadline

Bentley returns to North American at Sebring

BRASELTON, Ga. (February 28, 2003) -- Nothing screams "England" quite like a Bentley, and a British racing green Bentley sporting Union Jacks in its motif almost conjures up the familiar strains of "Rule Britannia." After an absence of more than...

Tue 11 Nov 2003
Porsche - Change of North America leadership

Porsche - Change of North America leadership

Change of Leadership at Porsche Motorsport North America; Uwe Brettel Named New President as Alwin Springer Retires Atlanta -- November 10 - Alwin Springer, 60, will hand his position as President of Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) to...

Sat 22 Feb 2003
New helmet design for RaikkonenHeadline
F1

New helmet design for Raikkonen

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen will sport a new helmet design from the start of this season, including a splash of red and a motif of his nickname, 'The Ice Man'. The helmet will be designed by McLaren and Uffe Tagtstrom, who has made helmets for ...

Mon 15 Dec 2003
Schumacher beaten by fighter jetHeadline
F1

Schumacher beaten by fighter jet

Even six-time world champion Michael Schumacher had to concede defeat when up against the Eurofighter Typhoon but it was still a close fought battle. The novel event took place on December 11th at Grosseto, Italy, and pitted Schumacher and his ...

Sat 18 Jan 2003
Wed 23 Jul 2003
Jerome Zimmermann: 1967 - 2003

Jerome Zimmermann: 1967 - 2003

Jerome Zimmermann, crew chief for RealTime Racing, died today, July 22, in Milwaukee's Froedtert Hospital, as a result of injuries received last Friday, July 18, in a road accident. Zimmermann, 36, of Milwaukee, was en route to work...

Sun 09 Feb 2003
Mid-Ohio founder Griebling died

Mid-Ohio founder Griebling died

Les Griebling passes away at 78 after brief illness. DUBLIN, Ohio, February 7, 2003 - Les Griebling, founder of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, passed away Thursday afternoon in Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida, ...

Thu 30 Jan 2003
End of one era, beginning of another for Rolex 24Headline

End of one era, beginning of another for Rolex 24

This year's 41st running of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona will mark the end of one era in the four-year history of the Grand American Road Racing Association's Rolex Sports Car Series and the beginning of another. Gone are the venerable ...

Sun 26 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fun in the sun at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fun in the sun at Surfers Paradise

Fast cars, beautiful weather and beautiful people combine to provide a weekend of heart-stopping race action for the spectators at the 2003 Lexmark Indy 300 on the Gold Coast. Pitlane activity before the session. Photo by David ...

Thu 23 Oct 2003
IRL: Tony Renna fatally injured at IndyHeadline

IRL: Tony Renna fatally injured at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, October 22, 2003 - Driver Tony Renna, 26, was so looking forward to his new slot as teammate to Scott Dixon at Target Chip Ganassi Racing. The duo had partnered at PacWest Racing Group while competing on the Indy Lights ladder...

Wed 08 Jan 2003
2002 Rolex Series Champions honoredHeadline

2002 Rolex Series Champions honored

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 06, 2003) -- The Rolex Sports Car Series honored its 2002 team, driver and manufacturer champions during its annual Salute to Champions held at DAYTONA USA on Saturday, Jan. 4. Rolex Watch USA President Walter Fischer...

Sun 05 Jan 2003
Hall of Fame driver Leroy Warriner dead at 83

Hall of Fame driver Leroy Warriner dead at 83

Leroy Warriner, 83, the great midget driver in the post war years, passed away in Indianapolis January 2, 2003. Calling is Sunday, January 5th from four to seven pm at Flanner & Buchanan, Speedway on High School Road just north of Union Jacks.

Fri 21 Mar 2003
IRL: Arie Luyendyk to race with Mo Nunn at Indy 500Headline

IRL: Arie Luyendyk to race with Mo Nunn at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, March 19, 2003) -- Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk will join Mo Nunn Racing's full-time IRL IndyCar Series drivers Felipe Giaffone and Tora Takagi for a three-car team entry at this year's 87th running of...

Fri 20 Jun 2003
WKA: Dirt National Southern Pitt report

WKA: Dirt National Southern Pitt report

Furrow finds three wins at WKA Dirt Grand National. AYDEN, NC - A new sponsor was just the shot in the arm Jimmy (JL) Furrow needed to net a trio of WKA Eagle trophies Saturday June 14 at Southern Pitt Raceway during the WKA Crane Cams Grand ...

Fri 11 Apr 2003
The Petersen Porsche Sebring second place reinstatedHeadline

The Petersen Porsche Sebring second place reinstated

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 10, 2003) -- The White Lightning-Petersen Motorsports Porsche has been reinstated to its original second-place finishing position in the GT class in the March 15 American Le Mans Series Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. It had...

Mon 17 Nov 2003
SWS: Ronnie Clark wins Hawaii's first ever USAC raceHeadline

SWS: Ronnie Clark wins Hawaii's first ever USAC race

The inaugural USAC Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic kicked off its doubleheader Friday night at Hawaii Motor Speedway, with yellow flags galore punctuating the evening from the first heat race on. As the bus transporting the visiting Southwest Sprint...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
IRL: IMS remembers Jim Phillippe

IRL: IMS remembers Jim Phillippe

Longtime IMS Public Address announcer Phillippe dies at 84 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 -- James R. "Jim" Phillippe, a familiar, friendly voice to millions of Indianapolis Motor Speedway spectators as a member of the track's public...

Sat 19 Apr 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Max Papis tests Winston Cup carHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Max Papis tests Winston Cup car

Sports car and open-wheel racer Max Papis tested the No. 91 Dodge Intrepid research and development NASCAR Winston Cup car for Evernham Motorsports today at Kentucky Speedway. "It was a very good experience being in a Winston Cup car. It ...

Wed 18 Jun 2003
Greenville Pickens Speedway sold

Greenville Pickens Speedway sold

Greenville, SC (June 17, 2003)- After over 47 years of continual private ownership, THE GREENVILLE PICKENS SPEEDWAY, Nascar's second oldest facility, was sold on Monday, June 16, 2003. Greenville automobile dealer Kevin Whitaker purchased the ...

Sun 12 Jan 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Series returns to EuroSpeedway Lausitz in 2003Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Series returns to EuroSpeedway Lausitz in 2003

INDIANAPOLIS (January 10, 2003) -Returning to one of the finest oval tracks in Europe, the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford will complete its May European Tour with an event at EuroSpeedway Lausitz featuring a battle...

Mon 20 Jan 2003
Luis Diaz re-signed with Dorricott RacingHeadline

Luis Diaz re-signed with Dorricott Racing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2003) - Phyllis Dorricott confirmed today that Dorricott Racing has re-signed second-year Dorricott Racing driver Luis Diaz, of Mexico City, for the 2003 Toyota Atlantic Championship. Dorricott Racing's entry for...

Thu 23 Jan 2003
Porsche 911 GT3 RS has strong contingent for Daytona Rolex 24Headline

Porsche 911 GT3 RS has strong contingent for Daytona Rolex 24

DAYTONA BEACH, FL. - January 22 - A strong contingent of former Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona winners racers will be trying for another title in Porsche 911 GT3 RS race cars as entries continue to grow for the 41h running of the Rolex 24 February ...

Thu 21 Aug 2003
ProRally: Pikes Peak TV times

ProRally: Pikes Peak TV times

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the second -oldest, consecutively run, auto race in the U.S., which was held on June 28th, 2003 will be aired in three seperate shows - one for the cars, one for the...

Tue 13 May 2003
Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le MansHeadline

Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le Mans

For this exceptional edition of the "24 Heures" which celebrates the 80th anniversary of the creation of the race, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, François Fillon - Minister of Employment, Roland du Luart - President of the Sarthe County Council,...

Sat 26 Jul 2003
IRL: Hornish hare at MichiganHeadline

IRL: Hornish hare at Michigan

BROOKLYN, MI, July 25, 2003 - Even before practice began for the IndyCar Series' second visit to the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI, all eyes have been on Sam Hornish Jr. and the ...

Thu 03 Jul 2003
Thu 13 Feb 2003
Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett preview

Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett preview

"The Daytona 500 is our biggest race and it always will be. Even though you want to do well and it's a race you certainly want to win you have 35 more after that and you have to be prepared. However, Daytona is a race you can't put too much...

Tue 05 Aug 2003
Scott Mohler - Mopar spotlight

Scott Mohler - Mopar spotlight

Mohler records first FWD All Motor victory of the season CENTER LINE, Mich. -- Scott Mohler has been climbing a mountain all season and finally reached the top, earning a victory in the All Motor class of the National Hot Rod ...

Thu 14 Aug 2003
scra: Keith Hutton fatality at Oskaloosa

scra: Keith Hutton fatality at Oskaloosa

Keith Hutton suffers fatal injuries at Oskaloosa event August 13, 2003 Keith Hutton subccumbed to injuries sustained August 12, 2003 during competition at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Hutton was competing in his qualifying C...