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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...

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,...

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...

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 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...

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
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 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...

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...

Fri 25 Apr 2003
Barrichello praises Ferrari F2002Headline
F1

Barrichello praises Ferrari F2002

Rubens Barrichello was very happy to have driven Ferrari's most successful ever car, the F2002, and said it gave him some of his best moments in Formula One. Providing all goes well in testing, Ferrari will debut the F2003-GA at the Spanish Grand...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 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 ...

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 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 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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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 ...