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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 ...

Tue 19 Dec 2000
One week to Adelaide

One week to Adelaide

WIth many of the race crews set to enjoy a warm Christmas day, the mechanics, engineers and team members will enjoy a Christmas Lunch at the Palais at Semaphore. Members from all race teams will be in attendance and a surprise "Santa Claus" also...

Teenager to compete in Adelaide race

Teenager to compete in Adelaide race

INDIANAPOLIS (December 18, 2000) -- Eighteen-year-old Michael Mallock, the reigning British Supersports champion, will be the youngest driver in the field as he makes his American Le Mans Series debut in the 2000 season finale at Adelaide, ...

Sat 16 Dec 2000
Local stars team up in Adelaide

Local stars team up in Adelaide

Panoz Motor Sport has launched a spectacular local assault on Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years with lead driver David Brabham joining forces with Jason Bright and Greg Murphy on New Year's Eve. Brabham had been scheduled to drive the new...

Viper Team Oreca seeks Adelaide new yearjoy

Viper Team Oreca seeks Adelaide new yearjoy

Brussels, December 16, 2000 - The final round of the 2000 American Le Mans Series will take place on December 31, with a six-hour sportscar endurance event in Adelaide, Australia. The race will start at 4 p.m. and finish at 10 p.m., giving teams...

Nic Jonsson: racing to royalty

Nic Jonsson: racing to royalty

Nic Jonsson may have the longest journey to the Race of a Thousand Years in Adelaide, Australia. He will travel 13,800 miles from his childhood home in Bankyerd, Sweden, to drive in the American Le Mans Series season finale on New Year's Eve.

American Le Mans Series odds and ends

American Le Mans Series odds and ends

** American Le Mans Series standouts Allan McNish and Olivier Beretta have been named to the "All-America Auto Racing Team," as selected in ballotting by the membership of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. McNish,...

Audi goes crocodile for Adelaide

Audi goes crocodile for Adelaide

Auburn Hills, Mich. -- At the final of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in Adelaide, Australia, on Dec. 31, some motorsport fans may not believe their eyes: In the land of "Crocodile Dundee," Audi drivers Allan McNish and ...

BMW Team PTG to Adelaide

BMW Team PTG to Adelaide

ADELAIDE, Australia (Dec. 13, 2000) -- A three-car contingent from BMW Team PTG is off to Australia for the Dec. 31 Race of a Thousand Years, the final event in the 2000 American Le Mans Series. The 1000-kilometer / six-hour race will...

BMW Team PTG broadcast alert

BMW Team PTG broadcast alert

BROADCAST ALERT BMW TEAM PTG Race of a Thousand Years in Adelaide, South Australia race 12 of 12, 2000 American Le Mans Series Sunday, Dec. 31, 4 pm local (12:30 am EST) 1000 km / six hours <pre> NBC telecast Sunday, Dec. 31 4 pm...

New cars, new teams

New cars, new teams

Tom Kristensen, the Dane with two Le Mans and two Sebring victories to his credit, has effectively replaced Allan McNish in Audi Sport Team Joest's lineup. McNish will concentrate on his Toyota Formula One test contract, although he hopes to...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
A lap of Adelaide with David Brabham

A lap of Adelaide with David Brabham

[The Race of a Thousand Years at Adelaide, South Australia on New Year's Eve will be a homecoming for Prototype driver David Brabham. The versatile racer grew up and started his racing career in Australia before moving abroad to reach Formula One....

British event completes 2001 ALMS schedule

British event completes 2001 ALMS schedule

INDIANAPOLIS (December 11, 2000) -- The 2001 schedule for the American Le Mans Series has been completed with the addition of an event at Britain's Donington Park, series officials have announced. The Donington Park event will take place on...

Local heros test for Adelaide race

Local heros test for Adelaide race

Local stars Jason Bright and Greg Murphy have completed their first laps aboard the Panoz LMP-1 sportscar which they will drive in Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years from December 29 to 31. The Australian/New Zealand combination spent two days...

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...

Cunningham wins BMW Sports Trophy 2000

Cunningham wins BMW Sports Trophy 2000

Peter Cunningham has won the BMW Sports Trophy 2000 to become the world's most successful non-works BMW driver. The American was at the wheel of a BMW M3 in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) as well as the Speedvision World ...

Fri 08 Dec 2000
Grant Kenny to run in Adelaide support race

Grant Kenny to run in Adelaide support race

With three Australian Grand Prix celebrity races under his belt, Iron Man legend Grant Kenny already has a host of experience on the Adelaide circuit. But the Queenslander is now set to do battle with "real racers" rather than celebrities in the...

Tom Kristensen replaces McNish and other notes of interest

Tom Kristensen replaces McNish and other notes of interest

** Tom Kristensen has been named as the replacement for departing Allan McNish on the American Le Mans Series championship-winning Audi R8 team for the 2001 season, Audi officials announced on Tuesday. Kristensen will join returnees Rinaldo ...

Adelaide adds Race for a Cure

Adelaide adds Race for a Cure

While you may not be able to join the winners on the podium at the Race of a Thousand Years on New Year's Eve, race fans will get a unique opportunity to welcome the international stars today. The newest founding sponsor to join Le Mans...

Johansson bids on Audi chassis

Johansson bids on Audi chassis

Audi has finally made the decision to sell the two American Le Mans Series-spec R8 chassis to private teams. Stefan Johansson is favourite to land one chassis for competition in the European Le Mans Series which includes the Sebring 12 hours, the...

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...

Adelaide only three weeks away

Adelaide only three weeks away

- The Race of a Thousand Years could not take place without the help of volunteer marshals who ensure the smooth running of all the on-track action. In total, there are more than 900 volunteer officials involved including four from the U.S., two...

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 ...

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...