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Tue 28 Dec 2004
Holiday season notes

Holiday season notes

After Long Successful Season, NASCAR Gives Thanks Newest champions, other drivers focus on holiday DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 21, 2004) -- With one eye on next season and the traditions of Daytona, the NASCAR community always embraces ...

Xpress Motorsports has new owner

Xpress Motorsports has new owner

Xpress Motorsports Ready for 2005 Challenges With New Owner MOORESVILLE, NC -- Xpress Motorsports, two-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) championship team, has undergone a facelift for the 2005 season. Longtime team manager Dave...

Hoffman Auto Racing new engine sponsor

Hoffman Auto Racing new engine sponsor

Kroger/Tide Hoffman Team to run MOPAR in Sprint and Silver Crown Cars Loveland Ohio (December 20, 2004) - Hoffman Auto Racing (HAR) is very proud to announce the addition of MOPAR to their 2005 sponsor line up. " We celebrated our 75th ...

GT2 class owner Mike Peterson interview

GT2 class owner Mike Peterson interview

American Le Mans Series Presents Q&A With Mike Petersen Braselton, Ga. - The American Le Mans Series recently sat down with GT2 class team owner Michael Petersen to get his unique perspective on international sports car racing. We asked...

AUS: Targa Tasmania news 2004-12-21

AUS: Targa Tasmania news 2004-12-21

Richards Back For Targa Tasmania 2005 With Winning Formula TUESDAY DECEMBER 21: After losing grip on his momentous winning streak at this year's event, Porsche-powered Jim Richards is looking forward to reclaiming his position at the head of...

Force named to All-American Team

Force named to All-American Team

Force Named To The All-America Team For 12th Time BURBANK, Calif. - Four-time Jerry Titus Award winner John Force, the NHRA Funny Car Champion for the 13th time in 15 years, is among the 14 drivers named to the 2004 Auto Racing All-America...

Record number of entries received

Record number of entries received

O'Reilly Chili Bowl Entry Count Climbs to 226! TULSA, Okla. (December 20, 2004) -- Santa's mailroom has nothing on the offices of the Tulsa Expo Raceway, as entries for the upcoming 19th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget ...

Cruz Pedregon to compete in Chili Bowl

Cruz Pedregon to compete in Chili Bowl

Cruz Pedregon, who normally drives the Advance Auto Parts Monte Carlo Funny Car on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series circuit, will take a turn behind the wheel of a midget sprint car Jan. 5-8 during the 19th annual Chili Bowl at the Tulsa Expo...

Mopar Speed news 2004-12-10

Mopar Speed news 2004-12-10

Mopar Speed Monday, December 20, 2004 MIDGET Mopar to offer Chili Bowl Midget Nationals bonus Mopar looks to spice up the 2005 O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals with the addition of the Mopar Challenge Bonus. If the winner of the A-main ...

Champ Car opportunities announced for 2005

Champ Car opportunities announced for 2005

Top Toyota Atlantic Championship Drivers To Receive Champ Car Tests, Atlantic Champion To Earn Champ Car Ride in 2005 INDIANAPOLIS (December 20, 2004) -- Recognizing the wealth of talent in recent years from the Toyota Atlantic Championship...

Petersen/White Lightning honored at Porsche banquet

Petersen/White Lightning honored at Porsche banquet

Petersen/ White Lightning Takes Two Spots in Porsche Cup Top-5 LAS VEGAS, Nev., December 20, 2004 -- Petersen Motorsports/ White Lightning Racing was well represented on Saturday evening at the Porsche Motorsports Banquet in Weissach, Germany....

"Rumble in Ft. Wayne" entries grow

Darland, Elliott Latest Fort Wayne Entries Two of Indiana's favorite sprint car sons Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Hall of Fame nominees Dave Darland and Tony Elliott have entered the indoor "Rumble in Ft. Wayne" USAC midget races...

Nextel inaugural year review

Nextel inaugural year review

Nextel Connects During NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Inaugural Year Company reflects on the results of year one, looks to future RESTON, Va. (Dec. 20, 2004) - The first year of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series built the foundation for a powerful ...

USRC: USRC: Series invites international competitors

USRC: USRC: Series invites international competitors

United States Rally Championship Invitation To International Competitors Indianapolis, IN - The United States Rally Championship announces its invitation for international teams to compete. Each rally in the four event series will have an FIA...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez Competition mourns teammates

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez Competition mourns teammates

HMV mourns the tragic loss of teammates The entire HVM team wants to extend its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Kenny Ferris and Vitor Pinto whose lives ended tragically in an auto accident in Arkansas on Wednesday, December 22, ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Conquest Racing test notes 2004-12-23

CHAMPCAR/CART: Conquest Racing test notes 2004-12-23

Mi-Jack Conquest Racing continues 2005 preparations with testing in Sebring Indianapolis, IN (December 23)--While many are scrambling to get their last-minute Christmas shopping done, the Mi-Jack Conquest Racing team has been hard at work, ...

IRL: Cheever Racing Sebring test notes 2004-12-21

IRL: Cheever Racing Sebring test notes 2004-12-21

Indianapolis, IN (December 21, 2004) Patrick Carpentier completed his first round of testing with Red Bull Cheever Racing at Sebring International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. "I really liked driving the car," explained Carpentier of...

IRL: Castroneves meets Pope John Paul II

IRL: Castroneves meets Pope John Paul II

Last Thursday, Marlboro Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Pope John Paul II while he was in the Vatican for the 7th Congress of Circus Workers. The 29 year-old Brazilian was invited to speak at...

SCC: Craig Stanton honored at Porsche Banquet

SCC: Craig Stanton honored at Porsche Banquet

LONG BEACH, Calif., December 21, 2004 -- Bringing to a close his most successful season of professional sportscar racing, Craig Stanton was honored by Porsche this past weekend in Weissach, Germany. Stanton was named runner-up for one of the most...

CORR: Antigo, Crandon, Bark River return in 2005

CORR: Antigo, Crandon, Bark River return in 2005

The rich history of short course off road racing will continue in Antigo, Bark River, and Crandon with the CORR Lucas Oil Series Indianapolis, Ind. (December 21, 2004)-The foundation for the success of Championship Off Road Racing over its...

BUSCH: Kim Crosby signs with GIC Motorsports

BUSCH: Kim Crosby signs with GIC Motorsports

Crosby Becomes the Third Full-Time Female Driver in NBS History RALEIGH, NC--GIC/PSE-93 announced today the signing of Kim Crosby to drive the No. 93 race car for a full-schedule of 35 races in the 2005 NASCAR Busch Series. The team also ...

Wed 22 Dec 2004
Coulthard aiming to surprise rivals
F1

Coulthard aiming to surprise rivals

David Coulthard thinks that Red Bull Racing will be competitive next season and is aiming to surprise the team's rivals. Coulthard, who recently signed a one-year deal to drive for Red Bull after racing for McLaren for nine years, is not expecting...

Banks looking for long-term stability
F1

Banks looking for long-term stability

The banks that recently won a legal case against Bernie Ecclestone to have more influence on how Formula One is run are not likely to try and oust him from the organisation. The three banks, Bayerische Landesbank, JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers,...

Tue 21 Dec 2004
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2004-12-17

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2004-12-17

Indy Racing League News and Notes -- 12/17/04 Today's IRL headlines 1. Indy Racing League Drivers Earn All-America Honors 2. Wheldon Teaches Art Of Making Donuts 3. Castroneves Visits The Vatican 1. Indy Racing League Drivers Earn All-America...

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2004-12-15

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2004-12-15

Indy Racing League News and Notes -- Dec. 15, 2004 Today's IRL headlines 1. Hornish Gets Unique Gift From Father 2. Matsuura Helps Raise Funds For Earthquake Victims 3. Penske Nominated For Award 4. MIS Gets Renovation 1. Hornish Gets Unique...

USA: Hinchcliffe tests Star Mazda, Atlantic cars

USA: Hinchcliffe tests Star Mazda, Atlantic cars

Hinchcliffe Tests Mazda and Atlantic Before Trip To Austria "17 year-old Canadian looks at all options for '05's competitions." Guelph, Ontario -- December 16, 2004 -- Formula BMW USA Rookie-of-the-Year, James Hinchcliffe has been extremely...

AP: 2005 Scholarships qualifying changes

AP: 2005 Scholarships qualifying changes

Huge Response for Formula BMW Asia Scholarship Qualifying. December 17, 2004 - Manama, Bahrain - As the popularity of motorsport in the Asian region continues to soar, the response for the qualifying trial for four of the five Formula BMW Asia...

USAR: Mark McFarland helps with Toys for Tots

USAR: Mark McFarland helps with Toys for Tots

Hooters' USAR Pro Cup Driver Mark McFarland and TRIMSPA® Helped Bring Toys for Tots to Mooresville, NC Cedar Knolls, NJ (December 16, 2004) -- Community members got in the spirit of the holidays during the Toys for Tots charity drive by ...

CRA: Winchester Speedway re-opens in 2005

CRA: Winchester Speedway re-opens in 2005

Winchester Speedway Releases Schedule For The Grand Re-Opening 2005 Season April 24th Opener to Feature Special "Open Wheel/Stock Car" Double-Header Winchester, IN (December 18, 2004) -- Officials from Winchester Speedway and track managers ...

CRA: Mansfield Motorsports to host two events in 2005

CRA: Mansfield Motorsports to host two events in 2005

CRA Super Series To Have Two Events at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway in 2005 Salem, IN (December 16, 2004) -- CRA Super Series officials, along with Mansfield Motorsports Speedway General Manager Chris Mize, have announced that the CRA Super...

JCTC: Fontana race report

JCTC: Fontana race report

Hasemi Nissan Takes JGTC Win At Fontana FONTANA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2004) -- The No. 3 G'Zox/SSR/Hasemi Nissan 350Z Turbo of Toshihiro Kaneishi and Frenchman Erik Comas was awarded the victory in the inaugural visit by the All-Japan...

JCTC: Fontana race results (REVISED)

JCTC: Fontana race results (REVISED)

Pos No. Class Drivers Car laps Gap --- --- ------ ----------------------------------- -------------------- ------- --------- 1. 3 GT500 Toshihiro Kaneishi, Erik Comas Nissan Fairlady...

JCTC: Fontana race results (provisional)

JCTC: Fontana race results (provisional)

Pos No. Class Drivers Car laps Gap --- --- ------ ----------------------------------- -------------------- ------- --------- 1. 32 GT500 Tsugio Matsuda, Andre Lotterer Honda NSX ...

JCTC: Fontana qualifying report

JCTC: Fontana qualifying report

Lyons Takes Fontana Pole In Last Moment of JGTC Qualifying FONTANA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2004) -- England's Richard Lyons continued his dominance of the inaugural appearance of the All-Japan GT Championship (JGTC) on North American soil, taking the...

JCTC: Fontana combined practice times

JCTC: Fontana combined practice times

FONTANA, Calif. - Combined practice session results for Saturday's SCCA Pro Racing-sanctioned All-Japan GT Championship GT Live 200 race at California Speedway, with position, car number in parentheses, drivers, car, fastest lap time and speed...

JCTC: Fontana practice two report

JCTC: Fontana practice two report

Lyons Even Quicker As Sun Sets on JGTC Cal Speedway Practice FONTANA, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2004) -- Richard Lyons continued to show the way in practice for Saturday's All-Japan GT Championship (JGTC) GT Live race at California Speedway. After...