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Tue 20 Jan 2004
Dakar: Cornel de Villiers Quad class final report

Dakar: Cornel de Villiers Quad class final report

Cornel de Villiers won Quad Class at 2004 Dakar Ten quad riders entered and started the 2004 Telefónica Dakar 18 days ago in France - only one made it to Dakar in Africa to win his first ever Dakar Rally: Cornel de Villiers, the 1998, 2001...

Sun 25 Jan 2004
Five journalists honored by MLMJAE

Five journalists honored by MLMJAE

CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 23, 2004) - The five journalists honored Wednesday night during the 19th annual presentation of the Miller Lite Motorsports Journalism Awards of Excellence in honor of Russ Catlin included a writer for the prestigious The ...

Fri 08 Oct 2004
Earnhardt Jr docked points, loses leadHeadline

Earnhardt Jr docked points, loses lead

Driver of the No. 8 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Budweiser Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., was docked 25 championship driver points and fined $10,000 for use of foul language on live network television. The slip of the tongue came after Earnhardt won the...

Thu 01 Jul 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it upHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it up

Racing is a young man's game. At one time turnover of drivers came by death; in these modern days of HANS devices, SAFER barriers and a plethora of safety items that keep drivers working into their 40s and beyond, retirement must be a deliberate...

Tue 23 Mar 2004
Scott Fraser fatality on snowmobile

Scott Fraser fatality on snowmobile

Death: Scott Fraser Nova Scotia Canada ASA driver (20 March 2004) - Championship race car driver Scott Fraser was the victim of a fatal snowmobile accident on Saturday morning. Considered by many to be one of the best stock car racers in ...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
IRL: RLR - Now there are threeHeadline

IRL: RLR - Now there are three

Rahal Letterman Racing, winners of the 2004 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race - and MBNA pole position - with Buddy Rice has clarified its plans for the upcoming Indy Racing League IndyCar Series 17-race season. Danica Patrick. Photo by Shawn...

Tue 12 Oct 2004
Schumacher cruises to Japanese GP victoryHeadline
F1

Schumacher cruises to Japanese GP victory

Michael Schumacher led the Japanese Grand Prix from pole position to chequered flag, Ferrari's champion breezing to an untroubled victory. No doubt Ferrari will claim it was not that easy but it certainly looked it; Schumacher was never troubled...

Fri 13 Aug 2004
Aaron Creamer succumbs to injuries

Aaron Creamer succumbs to injuries

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 12, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing offers deepest condolences to the family of Aaron Creamer, 24, of Leominster, Mass. Creamer succumbed to injuries sustained Wednesday evening at the AMA Hot Shoe Series motorcycle race at the ...

Wed 06 Oct 2004
Windy Point RallyUSA set for December

Windy Point RallyUSA set for December

Windy Point Hill Climb: New Rallyists' Challenge Dec 10-12 America's Ramada Express International Rally USA to Include Hill Climb Windy Point 8.7 mile course follows Historic Arizona Mining Road LAUGHLIN, NV (October 1, 2004)- American...

Sat 06 Mar 2004
IPS: Arie Luyendyk Jr's journal now on Motorsport.com

IPS: Arie Luyendyk Jr's journal now on Motorsport.com

IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series driver, Arie Luyendyk Jr., will be providing regular journal entries to Motorsport.com throughout the 2004 racing season, reviewing the previous week's race and previewing upcoming events. Luyendyk Jr.'s first ...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
USAC returns to the 50th stateHeadline

USAC returns to the 50th state

After torrential rains flooded various parts of the island of Oahu over the past two weeks, the sun finally emerged in time to greet USAC's Southwest Sprint Car drivers upon their encore visit to the 50th State. Eight mainland drivers, including...

Sat 12 Jun 2004
Ickx, Joest receive Spirit of Le Mans awardHeadline

Ickx, Joest receive Spirit of Le Mans award

In ceremonies at the 24H village today, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, the organizer of the famed Le Mans 24H event, honored lifetime contributors to the event, and laid out some of the plans for the future of the race. ACO President...

Wed 09 Jun 2004
/STOCKCAR: Irwindale results 2004-06-05

/STOCKCAR: Irwindale results 2004-06-05

It was "Super Night" at Irwindale Speedway Saturday as Advantage Ford presented Super Late Models, Super Stocks and Super Trucks on the banked half-mile. Figure 8 racing concluded four hours of racing action at 11:00 before about 5,000...

Mon 03 May 2004

"Butch" Renninger passed away

MIFFLINTOWN -- Howard D. "Butch" Renninger Jr., 62, of RR 5 Mifflintown died Saturday, May 1, 2004, of natural causes, after completing the Enduro feature at the Port Royal Speedway. Born May 3, 1941, in Walker Township, Juniata County, he was...

Wed 03 Nov 2004
GM announces entry-level Cobalt dragster

GM announces entry-level Cobalt dragster

Chevrolet Launches Entry-Level Cobalt Sport Compact Dragster LAS VEGAS - Chevrolet will broaden its sport compact drag racing program in 2005 with the introduction of the new Cobalt Phase 5 dragster. Unveiled today at the SEMA Show, the ...

Tue 19 Oct 2004
Owen Snyder III joins staff

Owen Snyder III joins staff

2-Time "500" Champion Mechanic Joins USAC Staff Owen Snyder III has worked extensively in high forms of open-wheel racing. Now, he hopes to apply his vast knowledge and experience to the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series,...

Fri 04 Jun 2004
Motorsport.com dominates AARWBA awards

Motorsport.com dominates AARWBA awards

The American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) 2003 creative awards were announced today at the group's annual Indy 500 breakfast and, in the online categories, Motorsport.com was the overwhelming winner. The site earned...

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Tribute to Rodger Ward

Tribute to Rodger Ward

Farewell to Rodger Ward We paid our last respects to Rodger Ward on July 11, 2004, at the San Diego Automotive Museum, in famed Balboa Park. Over 300 people showed up to honor this great man and pay tribute to his life and to his ...

Sun 11 Apr 2004
New Zealand will test new Focus WRC 04Headline
WRC

New Zealand will test new Focus WRC 04

Ford BP Rallye Sport will launch the new FIA World Rally Championship Ford Focus RS WRC 04 in New Zealand. The team earlier tested the new Focus in Portugal on gravel roadsm and were quite pleased with the changes. The new Ford Focus RS...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
IPS: IRL: New IRL Safety Team partner launched at HomesteadHeadline

IPS: IRL: New IRL Safety Team partner launched at Homestead

The Indy Racing League has enhanced its partnership with Delphi Corp., as the electronics firm has agreed to become the "Official Safety Supplier" to the IRL. Delphi press conference: new earpiece sensor system by Delphi. Photo by Eric...

Wed 11 Feb 2004
Former Trans-Am driver/owner Roy Woods died

Former Trans-Am driver/owner Roy Woods died

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 9, 2004) -- Roy Woods, a competitor and team owner in the Motorock Trans-Am Tour from 1969-1982, died Jan. 29 due to complications from leukemia. Woods is well known for his success as a team owner. In 1972, George Follmer,...

Wed 10 Mar 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Arturo Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Arturo "Art" Flores remembered

The racing world has lost one of its finest photographers and friends. Art Flores, who resided in Alameda, California but whose passion for all of life and for racing reminded many of the heady, protest-filled days in nearby Berkeley, passed away...

Wed 10 Nov 2004
IPS: Legge has edge on day 2 of Nunn IPS testingHeadline

IPS: Legge has edge on day 2 of Nunn IPS testing

Temperatures may have been a bit cooler today on the Texas Motor Speedway 1.5-mile oval, but the activity was hot, as seven expert female drivers from around the globe took part in the second of three days of testing for Kathryn Nunn's Menards ...

Tue 02 Nov 2004
Martin holds on for third win in Rally CatalunyaHeadline
WRC

Martin holds on for third win in Rally Catalunya

Markko Martin, never known as a tarmac specialist, took his second win in a row, and again on an asphalt rally, claiming the Rally Catalunya victory by 23.2 seconds over Marcus Gronholm. The win is Martin's third in the World Rally Championship...

Thu 17 Jun 2004
ProRally: Travis Pastrana to compete at Pikes Peak

ProRally: Travis Pastrana to compete at Pikes Peak

Pastrana Wants a Piece of The Hill Colorado Springs, CO -- June 17, 2004 -- What's left for a young 20-year old whose resume includes three consecutive Freestyle gold medals at the X Games and creating some of the jumps in Moto Freestyle that...

Tue 28 Dec 2004
This Week in Racing History (December 26-January 1)

This Week in Racing History (December 26-January 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 26 Derek Bell finishes third overall and first in the F3 class in a race at Mallory Park, England, driving a BMC-powered Lotus 31 (1964). December 27 Whitney Straight wins the South African...

Tue 01 Jun 2004
IRL: Buddy Rice, Rahal-Letterman win Indy 500Headline

IRL: Buddy Rice, Rahal-Letterman win Indy 500

The 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race began with rain and ended the same way, after 180 of the scheduled 200 laps at the 2.5- mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At the end of the day it was raining Rice, as polesitter Buddy Rice won in a wacky race,...

Mon 12 Jan 2004
Yeley's Chili Bowl Alphabet run in progressHeadline

Yeley's Chili Bowl Alphabet run in progress

With track maintenance under way at 5:45 p.m. following the completion of Saturday's Twin "D" Features at the 18th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, J.J. Yeley's advance through the Alphabet Soup of Features is well ...

Tue 05 Oct 2004
Solberg dominates Sardinia, but Loeb still in chargeHeadline
WRC

Solberg dominates Sardinia, but Loeb still in charge

Petter Solberg is clearly back in form, and his third consecutive World Rally Championship victory, in Rally Italia Sardinia, was clear proof of that. Solberg finished the event in his Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 literally miles ahead of the ...

Sun 20 Jun 2004
Gentilozzi wins as Kendall slows in PortlandHeadline

Gentilozzi wins as Kendall slows in Portland

Paul Gentilozzi won the Albertsons 100 today with a pass at the start of the final lap, taking the race by 31.129 seconds over Tomy Drissi. The two were followed by Jorge Diaz Jr in third place, with Joey Scarallo and Tommy Kendall rounding out...

Tue 24 Feb 2004
South Africa Killarney race notes 2004-02-21

South Africa Killarney race notes 2004-02-21

Killarney Club and National Invitation Races Killarney - SA, 21 February 2004 -- Hot and very windy conditions made life in the sun miserable but the action on the circuit was fair. 1 Formula Libre Single Seaters 2x8 laps Not even the ...

Sun 11 Jan 2004
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs Friday afternoon reportHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs Friday afternoon report

With the sun shining and the track dry this afternoon at the 2003 Valvoline Runoffs, another group of SCCA Club Racers lined up for their chances for a National Championship. After a steady rain all night and into the morning warm-ups and even...

Sat 28 Feb 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car exits St. Pete eventHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car exits St. Pete event

It was supposed to be first race of the year, but the late assumption of CART Inc. assets by Open Wheel Racing Series helped lead to a tentative mid-May rescheduling of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on the streets of that gulf-side ...

Tue 27 Jan 2004
Marshall Green's Florida Speedweeks preview

Marshall Green's Florida Speedweeks preview

(Woodstock, GA -- January 26, 2004) With racing's off-season drawing closer and closer to the first motorsports events of 2004, former champion dirt late model driver Marshall Green is shifting his racing program into high gear and readying for...

Wed 19 May 2004
Sparkling sponsor for Jaguar
F1

Sparkling sponsor for Jaguar

Jaguar Dressed for a Diamond Performance at the Monaco Grand Prix Steinmetz and Jaguar Racing are poised to set an F1 precedent with the unveiling of the 2004 Jaguar Formula One car at the 62nd Monaco Grand Prix. For the second year running, ...

Wed 10 Nov 2004
Hodgson to AMA SuperBikeHeadline
AMA

Hodgson to AMA SuperBike

After a few weeks in the rumor mill and a dismissal maiden season in MotoGP, Neil Hodgson has finally been officially named the second Ducati Austin rider. The Brit will ride alongside Eric Bostrom. Bostrom campaigned the Ducati Austin ...