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Wed 28 Jan 2004
Motorsport.com contributors win 2003 EMPA awardsHeadline

Motorsport.com contributors win 2003 EMPA awards

Motorsport.com contributors received awards in a variety of different categories at the 2003 Eastern Motorsport Press Association annual convention on Saturday, January 24, 2004. In the five categories for the Valvoline Internet Contests, ...

Fri 13 Aug 2004
Aaron Creamer succumbs to injuries
AMA

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 ...

Thu 26 Feb 2004
Michael takes lap record at Imola
F1

Michael takes lap record at Imola

The latest in a long line of lap records this winter was set by Michael Schumacher at Imola today, the current champion clocking a best of 1:19.664. Schumacher continued with development of the Ferrari F2004 and teammate Rubens Barrichello, fourth...

Fri 01 Oct 2004
Nick Craw named ACCUS President

Nick Craw named ACCUS President

Experienced Racing Executive Craw Named ACCUS President Friday, Oct. 1, 2004 -- Nick Craw, a longtime veteran of motorsports and sailing management, has been selected as president of the Automobile Competition Committee for the United States ...

Sun 07 Nov 2004
Raikkonen tries out Mercedes DTMHeadline
DTM

Raikkonen tries out Mercedes DTM

Just before the Mercedes Stars & Cars day in Stuttgart tomorrow, McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen tried out a Mercedes DTM car for size. Raikkonen drove the AMG C-Class for fun but the ever-competitive Finn was not far off the top times clocked in the ...

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 ...

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...

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 04 Aug 2004
Gentilozzi on top step at Trois-RivieresHeadline

Gentilozzi on top step at Trois-Rivieres

Paul Gentilozzi was the racer on top of the podium, flanked by his two teammates, as Rocketsports Racing swept the podium on the 1.506-mile street circuit in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. Paul Gentilozzi. Photo by Eric Gilbert. "I...

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...

Sun 11 Jan 2004
Leffler takes Thursday Chili Bowl victoryHeadline

Leffler takes Thursday Chili Bowl victory

Jason Leffler rode the cushion past Aaron Fike on the ninth circuit, then held off Scott Hatton in the closing rounds to top Thursday night's Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 25-lap qualifying feature for the 18th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl ...

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...

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 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...

Wed 24 Nov 2004
Supercross: Nick Way Barcelona summarey

Supercross: Nick Way Barcelona summarey

Nick Way Makes Double Win in The XV Supercross International of Barcelona Sydney de Andres carries out the first Spanish Back-Flip in Barcelona Barcelona, 22 November of 2004 - The American rider of Honda, Nick Way, has won in a perfect ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

Thu 07 Oct 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Transcending religious barriers in racingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Transcending religious barriers in racing

Peter Jennings made him one of ABC's "Person of the Week" honorees on a Friday April evening a few years; Mario Andretti counts him as a lifelong friend. Where there's a major American- based open wheel race weekend, Father Phil De Rea has been...

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 ...

Sun 11 Jul 2004
Jordan remembers John Walton
F1

Jordan remembers John Walton

JOHN WALTON 8 April 1957 -- 9 July 2004 John Walton, Minardi's Sporting Director, passed away peacefully at 23.18 on Friday night (9 July) at St. Thomas' Hospital, London, after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. Walton, known to ...

Fri 04 Jun 2004
Behind the scenes: Paul Monaghan
F1

Behind the scenes: Paul Monaghan

Renault's Paul Monaghan He spends every race weekend with Fernando Alonso and has a singular goal: to provide the young Spaniard with the best possible chassis. Fernando Alonso. Photo by Brousseau Photo. Budapest 2003. Fernando...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Wed 28 Apr 2004
IRL: Sarah Fisher set for IndyHeadline

IRL: Sarah Fisher set for Indy

In February, Kelley Racing announced that it would field a car for the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series perennial Most Popular Driver, Sarah Fisher. Details of that effort for the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race were revealed today at ...

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, ...

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,...

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...

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 ...