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Mon 13 Mar 2000
History of Sebring

History of Sebring

The oldest road race in the United States, the historic 12 Hours of Sebring is the opening round of the 2000 Le Mans Series. The following is a time-line history of the airfield circuit in Florida which has previously staged the U.S. Grand ...

Thu 09 Mar 2000
Brian and Mark Simo get to race together at Sebring

Brian and Mark Simo get to race together at Sebring

Twin brothers Brian and Mark Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., will have the rare opportunity to travel to races together this season, when the American Le Mans Series and the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series share five race weekends. The two started ...

Thu 27 Jan 2000
Team Rafanelli Gains Olive Garden Sponsorship

Team Rafanelli Gains Olive Garden Sponsorship

Orlando, Fla. (January 27, 2000) -- In a move that continues to strengthen its ties to Italy, Olive Garden today announced that it will partner with Italy's Team Rafanelli to mount what is expected to be the leading independent effort to win...

Sun 01 Oct 2000
BMW's Bill Auberlen okay after Road Atlanta flip

BMW's Bill Auberlen okay after Road Atlanta flip

Bill Auberlen of Redondo Beach, Calif., suffered only a bruised elbow after his No. 43 BMW V12 LMR flipped after 90 minutes of the 1000-mile / 10-hour Petit Le Mans race. Bill Auberlen , No. 43: "I was coming up over the rise with the Olive ...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
Lou Patane retires

Lou Patane retires

Dodge executive announces retirement By Tim Packman AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Dec. 18, 2000) Lou Patane, vice president of motorsports operations for Dodge, will retire during the 2001 NASCAR season. An integral member of the Dodge motorsports ...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
John Baldwin

John Baldwin

It is with great sadness that Panoz Motor Sports report the sudden and unexpected death of John Baldwin. John, who was 59, died of heart failure in the early hours of Tuesday morning (28th) while in Kershaw, South Carolina where the Panoz team...

Tue 26 Sep 2000
Paul Newman joins Petit Le Mans at Road America

Paul Newman joins Petit Le Mans at Road America

BRASELTON, Ga. (September 25, 2000) -- Actor Paul Newman, an accomplished racing driver, has joined the field for Saturday's Petit Le Mans sports car endurance race at Road Atlanta. Newman will reunite with former team owner Dick Barbour and ...

Sun 01 Oct 2000
Audi wins Road Atlanta's Petit Le Mans

Audi wins Road Atlanta's Petit Le Mans

BRASELTON, Ga. -- The Audi team of drivers Allan McNish, Rinaldo Capello and Michele Alboreto dominated and won the Petit Le Mans sports car endurance race Saturday at Road Atlanta. The winning team completed 1,000 miles around the 2.54-mile, ...

Thu 31 Aug 2000
Good reviews for new Texas road course

Good reviews for new Texas road course

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Aug. 31, 2000) -- Some of the world's best road racing drivers got their first look at the new infield road course at Texas Motor Speedway Thursday as teams began preparations for Saturday night's Grand Prix of Texas. Reaction...

Thu 05 Oct 2000
BMW Team PTG driver notes

BMW Team PTG driver notes

BMW TEAM PTG drivers BRIAN CUNNINGHAM born: Aug. 24, 1970 in Batavia, N.Y. residence: Danville, Ky. family: wife Susan, daughter Lucie 1999 second in ALMS GT driver championship; wins at Portland, Road Atlanta; third at Lime Rock,...

Sat 02 Sep 2000
Panoz Racing School to open at Texas Motor Speedway

Panoz Racing School to open at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (September 1, 2000) -- Panoz Racing School will open its third school at Texas Motor Speedway, America's second largest sports and entertainment facility, beginning in January, 2001. The announcement was made today by speedway...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
Fizgerald takes Porsche Cup

Fizgerald takes Porsche Cup

Seattle, WA - Mike Fitzgerald was awarded the 2000 Porsche Cup by Dr. Oliver Porsche, Horst Marchart and Herbert Ampferer on November 25, 2000 at the Weissach Casino located at the Porsche Facility in Weissach, Germany. Fitzgerald, the 2000 ...

Wed 12 Jan 2000
Dodge Viper GTS-R Named

Dodge Viper GTS-R Named "Racing Car of the Year"

Automobile Magazine Names Dodge Viper GTS-R "Racing Car of the Year" Dodge Viper Runs Undefeated In ALMS, Wins Le Mans and Walks Away With FIA GT Series Title DETROIT, Jan. 12, 2000 - With its recent overall victory in the FIA GT Series,...

Tue 17 Oct 2000
Panoz Group names Clark VP of Marketing

Panoz Group names Clark VP of Marketing

BRASELTON, Ga. (October 18, 2000) -- Mike Clark, a longtime and respected veteran of the motorsports industry, has been named to the newly-created position of Vice-President of Marketing for the Panoz Motor Sports Group, Inc. He will assume his...

Sat 18 Mar 2000
Sebring; Audi - fast and furious

Sebring; Audi - fast and furious

Sebring, Florida, 1:04 p.m. Audi Leads Sebring Classic into the Noon Hour The green flag dropped at 10:10 a.m. for the Superflo 12-Hours of Sebring. The Audi Sport R8's driven by Frank Biela, number 78 and Rinaldo Capello in number 77 assumed...

Thu 21 Sep 2000
All-women's team garners support for Road atlanta

All-women's team garners support for Road atlanta

Braselton, Georgia...The all-women's sports car team of Cindi Lux, Divina Galica and Belinda Endress, all Women's Global GT Series competitors, is receiving much support for the upcoming 1,000-mile, 10-hour Petit Le Mans race at Road...

Thu 11 May 2000
Mimmo Schiattarella returns to Silverstone

Mimmo Schiattarella returns to Silverstone

Silverstone represents home-air for Mimmo Schiattarella and Olive Garden-Rafanelli team, after the podium in Charlotte all the squad coming to England with the best intentions to give thrill to the race. Mimmo was leading the time sheet in...

Sun 22 Oct 2000
Adelaide race concerts announced

Adelaide race concerts announced

With twenty ARIA awards between them, five of Australia's greatest bands will take centre stage for a New Year's Eve concert extravaganza at Le Mans Adelaide. After the chequered flag falls on the final race of the 2000 Le Mans series at 10.00pm...

Fri 08 Dec 2000
Corvette makes driver changes

Corvette makes driver changes

Justin Bell has been dropped from the GM Chevrolet Corvette team after a single season of racing. Chris Kneifel will join Ron Fellows in the lead car, and Paul Edwards joins the line-up for the long distance events. Edwards, a young...

Wed 11 Oct 2000
Coopers can for Adelaide promotion

Coopers can for Adelaide promotion

Le Mans sportscar fans and New Year's Eve party goers will be able to celebrate the forthcoming exciting motorsport with a new limited edition Le Mans Adelaide Coopers beer can. Local brewer Coopers, today launched a limited edition beer can to...

Sat 12 Feb 2000
SBRS: Sebring Schedule

SBRS: Sebring Schedule

Superflo 12 Hours at Sebring Presented by Dodge Sebring International Raceway / Sebring, FL March 13 - 19, 2000 Event Schedule Monday, March 13, 2000 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Non-SPORTS CAR Sanctioned Test Day for American Le Mans Series and Motorola...

Sun 15 Oct 2000
BMW Laguna Seca news

BMW Laguna Seca news

BMW has announced that it will not modify the V12 LMR following Bill Auberlen's back-flip at the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta last weekend. The American walked away unscathed but was roundly blamed for the crash by following the Team Rafanelli...

Sat 30 Sep 2000
Road Atlanta BMW V12 LMR Petit Le Mans qualifying

Road Atlanta BMW V12 LMR Petit Le Mans qualifying

Atlanta/Munich. The BMW V12 LMR sports cars maintained their fourth and sixth grid positions in second qualifying for the ninth round of the American Le Mans Series, the 1000-mile, 10-hour Petit Le Mans event. Bill Auberlen (USA) bettered his...

Sat 23 Sep 2000
Team Rafanelli to run at Road Atlata for charity

Team Rafanelli to run at Road Atlata for charity

Atlanta (September 25, 2000) - At the Petit Le Mans race this year, some teams hope to stay in contention for the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) driver's or manufacturer's championships. Other teams hope to take advantage of a unique exemption...

Wed 29 Mar 2000
Australian Sebring Telecast

Australian Sebring Telecast

TELEVISION ADVICE - 27TH MARCH 2000 WHAT: The opening round of the 2000 Le Mans Sportscar Series from Sebring in Florida. WHEN: Network Ten, Sunday April 2, 12.30pm - 1.00pm WHY: South Australia will host the final round of the...

Fri 28 Jul 2000
Sears Point BMW disqualified as winner of GT race

Sears Point BMW disqualified as winner of GT race

SONOMA, Calif. (July 27, 2000) - The Porsche 911 GT3 R driven by Dirk Muller and Lucas Luhr of Monaco has been declared the winner of the GT class in Sunday's American Le Mans Series race at Sears Point Raceway. The BMW M3 driven by Hans Stuck...

Mon 10 Jul 2000
Nurburgring Michelin race report

Nurburgring Michelin race report

(Nurburgring) -- Racing in the rain for the first time this season, the Michelin-shod Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S led nearly all of the 1000 km European Le Mans Series race earlier today at the Nurburgring in Germany. Jan Magnussen, who started ...

Mon 25 Sep 2000
All-Stars, celebrities at Road Atlanta for New Beetle Cup

All-Stars, celebrities at Road Atlanta for New Beetle Cup

BRASELTON, Ga. (Sep. 25, 2000) -- An all-star field of race drivers and celebrities will be at Road Atlanta to compete in the New Beetle Cup exhibition race as part of Petit Le Mans weekend on Saturday, Sept. 30. The race, featuring high-powered...

Fri 01 Sep 2000
GP of Texas to beging 2001 season

GP of Texas to beging 2001 season

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Sept. 1, 2000) -- The premier road racing series in the world will return to Texas Motor Speedway on March 1-4, 2001 for the second Grand Prix of Texas. The event will be the first event of the year for both the speedway and...

Sun 23 Jul 2000
McNish, Audi Set Overall Record at Sears Point

McNish, Audi Set Overall Record at Sears Point

SONOMA, Calif. (July 22, 2000) - Allan McNish of Scotland bested his own track record Saturday with the fastest lap in the history of Sears Point Raceway, driving an Audi R8 to the pole position for the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of...

Thu 13 Jul 2000
Panoz Racing School adds Texas

Panoz Racing School adds Texas

Braselton, GA - The Panoz Racing School is moving westward to Texas Motor Speedway in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at the beginning of next year. The school will offer its unique brand of racing school nationally as it continues to branch out from...

Sat 10 Jun 2000
Aspen Knolls Porsch heads for Le Mans

Aspen Knolls Porsch heads for Le Mans

LE MANS, FRANCE (JUNE 9, 2000) - The Aspen Knolls Porsche team travels to France next week, set to tackle the most prestigious - and perhaps most grueling - endurance sports car race in the world: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Buoyed by a very ...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
Adelaide two weeks away

Adelaide two weeks away

- The Race of a Thousand Years will have an added touch of glamour with exciting fashion parades scheduled for Saturday and Sunday of the race weekend. Featuring the latest fashions from Kloe, Morrisey, Wayne Cooper, Razak, Vlad, Tim O'Conner and...

Tue 17 Oct 2000
Cadillac Northstar LMP Laguna Seca results

Cadillac Northstar LMP Laguna Seca results

MONTEREY, Calif., October 15, 2000 - Battling traction and downforce problems during testing and qualifying all week, the GM Racing Cadillac Northstar LMP rallied on race day and laid down a solid seventh-place overall finish in its last race of...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
Sports car weekly notes 2000-11-14

Sports car weekly notes 2000-11-14

Bentley's 'satisfying' test Optimism surrounds the Bentley EXP Speed 8 which completed a two-day test at Monza last week with James Weaver at the wheel, a week after its roll-out run at Snetterton. "It was a systems check and to see if we have ...

Sun 01 Oct 2000
BMW V12 LMR Road America race report

BMW V12 LMR Road America race report

Atlanta/Munich. The luck was not with BMW at the 2000 Petit Le Mans race in Road Atlanta, Georgia (USA). On the 339th of 394 laps of the 1000-mile race, Jorg Muller (D) spun the BMW V12 LMR while running second. His teammate JJ Lehto (FIN) took...