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Wed 24 Jan 2001
ITRC: Mark Fisher killed in crash

ITRC: Mark Fisher killed in crash

Up and coming rally driver Mark Fisher (27) was killed this past Sunday in a helicopter crash. His sister Emma also died in the crash. The helicopter was piloted by Fisher's father, legendary rally driver, Bertie Fisher. Bertie and his wife are...

Fri 29 Jun 2001
Chandler Bruning dies in Pikes Peak qualifying

Chandler Bruning dies in Pikes Peak qualifying

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Pikes Peak International Hill climb stock car driver Chandler Bruning of Colorado Springs died Thursday morning after crashing during his qualifying run for the 79th race on Pikes Peak. Bruning was the eighth person to...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
Future vision of Silverstone

Future vision of Silverstone

British Racing Drivers' Club And Octagon Motorsports Driving British Motorsport Through Silverstone Vision The British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) and Octagon Motorsports Limited today launched the Silverstone Circuit Vision, including phase one...

Sat 17 Feb 2001
Daytona Twin 125 results

Daytona Twin 125 results

Race one: Pos No St Driver Mak Lap ---------------------------------------- 1. 4 40 Sterling Marlin Dge 50 2. 26 25 Jerry Nadeau Chv 50 3. 14 3 Dale Earnhardt Che 50 4. 9 96 Andy Houston ...

Fri 27 Apr 2001
Walter Mitty Challenge at Road Atlanta preview

Walter Mitty Challenge at Road Atlanta preview

BRASELTON, GA (April 25) -- A spectacular variety of race cars will compete at Road Atlanta this weekend in the 34th annual Walter Mitty Challenge, as nearly 50 years of American road racing history will be featured in one of the largest historic...

Fri 07 Sep 2001
Winchester Speedway history

Winchester Speedway history

Winchester Speedway, Winchester 400 Both Go Back to the Ages Oldest Half-Mile Oval in Country Started Hosting ASA in 1970 PENDLETON, Ind. (August 30, 2001) -- It has a legendary feel, and rightfully so. It was the world's first half-mile oval...

Mon 12 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 1: DON GARLITS Longevity doesn't guarantee success, but success over a long period of time can elevate a person to the top of his or her profession. In drag racing, that person is Donald Glenn Garlits, also...

Wed 03 Jan 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Gilmore arrangements

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Gilmore arrangements

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001 -- James S. "Jim" Gilmore Jr.'s happiest moment in Indy-car racing came shortly after A.J. Foyt won his fourth Indianapolis 500 in 1977. Gilmore was in his fourth year as sponsor of Foyt's...

Thu 11 Jan 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Robin Miller canned by Indianapolis Star?

CHAMPCAR/CART: Robin Miller canned by Indianapolis Star?

The news broke early today that Robin Miller was called into the front offices of the Indianapolis Star and, according to Miller's interview on TV, he presented his usual "disrespectful and insubordinate" side to his management superiors. He said...

Sat 21 Jul 2001
Ferrari announces organizational structure

Ferrari announces organizational structure

The Chairman and CEO of the Ferrari group, Luca di Montezemolo, has today announced the new organizational structure for the Company. Two General Managers, Amedeo Felisa for the production cars area and Jean Todt for the motorsport activities of...

Fri 15 Jun 2001
The

The "Bentley Boys"

The "Bentley Boys" It is true that without the cars there would have been no "Bentley Boys"; but it is equally true that the "Bentley Boys" lent excitement, drama and prestige to the Cricklewood Bentley. Hard driving on the track, they ...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 23 -- Jack Chrisman

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 23 -- Jack Chrisman

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- No. 23: JACK CHRISMAN When Jack Chrisman passed away in 1989, the drag racing world lost one of its biggest stars and greatest pioneers. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Chrisman was probably the premier gas ...

Fri 02 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 4, Bob Glidden

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 4, Bob Glidden

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 4: BOB GLIDDEN Bob Glidden did not have any special training or a degree in mechanical engineering. He even conceded that many of his competitors knew far more about the internal-combustion engine than he did,...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
IHBA: Television schedule

IHBA: Television schedule

IHBA Speedvision Telecast Revs Up On July 1 June 22, 2001 (Austin, TX) --- The International Hot Boat Association (IHBA) has released the 2001 programming schedule for the weekly television program scheduled to air on the Speedvision network....

Mon 18 Jun 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 24: Gary Beck

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 24: Gary Beck

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- No. 24: GARY BECK Like Gary Scelzi, who considers Gary Beck his drag racing hero, Beck won the first time he ever strapped himself into a Top Fuel dragster at an NHRA national event. And it wasn't just any old...

Tue 10 Jul 2001
Gemini Transmissions debut new endurance gearbox

Gemini Transmissions debut new endurance gearbox

The first transverse gearbox for endurance racing developed by leading gearbox manufacturer, Gemini Transmissions, has been put through its paces in readiness for 2001 season. Sportscar ace, Andy Wallace, tested the new Gemini GT75C transmission...

Thu 18 Jan 2001
Muri? el Arquitecto Rebaque

Muri? el Arquitecto Rebaque

Ayer viernes 13 de enero murió en México el arquitecto Héctor Alonso Rebaque, padre del gran piloto mexicano de F1 y CART del mismo nombre. El "arqui", como era popularmente conocido, fue un excelente piloto mexicano tanto en pista como en ...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
Craftsman and NHRA present $25,000 scholarship

Craftsman and NHRA present $25,000 scholarship

Massachusetts Youth Earns Sears Craftsman Award MADISON, Ill.- Craftsman tools and the National Hot Rod Association will present the first $25,000 Sears Craftsman Scholarship Sunday, June 24, at Gateway International Raceway in Madison. The ...

Tue 18 Dec 2001
Raikkonen compared to Senna - but Heidfeld says he's better

Raikkonen compared to Senna - but Heidfeld says he's better

Sergio Rinland, the man who designed this year's Sauber C20, has said that rookie Kimi Raikkonen reminds him of Ayrton Senna. Rinland, who recently moved to Arrows, said: "& ...

Wed 24 Oct 2001
Billy Anderson died on Friday, October 19, 2001

Billy Anderson died on Friday, October 19, 2001

Billy Anderson of Dayton, MN lost a long battle with complications from a sprint car accident at the Knoxville Raceway in June of 1998 as he passed away due to Meningitis on Friday evening October 19th. Billy was surrounded by his ever faithful,...

Fri 06 Apr 2001
Al Papini III, in memory of the weekend warrior

Al Papini III, in memory of the weekend warrior

On April 1, 2001, racer Al Papini III, died from a heart attack during the feature race for the NASCAR Late Model class at Rockford Speedway in Rockford, Illinois. Papini, veteran racer; Papini, age 41; Papini, a family man; Papini, a weekend ...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
National Indoor Championships report

National Indoor Championships report

By Bruce C. Walls - Special to Motorsport.com TUNICA, MS - Out of a record 758 racers from 20 states who entered the 11th Annual National Indoor Dirt Championships Brian Smith and Chuck Clark emerged as double feature winners at the Paul Battle,...

Sat 21 Jul 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 19, Ed 'The Ace' McCulloch

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 19, Ed 'The Ace' McCulloch

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 19: ED 'THE ACE' McCULLOCH In 1969, Top Fuel racer Ed McCulloch switched to Funny Cars and won his first time out, and he would continue to win for the next 24 years. During his career as a driver,...

Fri 11 May 2001
WKA: Baker Dirt National race report

WKA: Baker Dirt National race report

By Bruce C. Walls BAKER, FL-Rohn Moon and Dee Paschal each posted three wins during the Bordeaux Dyno Cams WKA/Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series Spring Nationals' April 6-8 that brought 900 racers to Oak Grove Motorsports Park in Baker, FL.