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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 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 ...

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...

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,...

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, ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Thu 07 Sep 2000
USAR: WWS: Goodyear Racing Roundup

USAR: WWS: Goodyear Racing Roundup

There isn't another drag race with the prestige of the National Hot Rod Association's U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis. The quarter-mile specialists have already competed in 15 national events, all leading to a shot at Indy gold. When the dust ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Sat 15 Apr 2000
American LeMans Series to Race at Nurburgring, Silverstone

American LeMans Series to Race at Nurburgring, Silverstone

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 13, 2000 - The American Le Mans Series finalized its 2000 racing schedule today by announcing that the second-year sports car league will race at the famed European courses of Silverstone in England on Saturday, May 13 and ...

Thu 16 Mar 2000
BMW V12 LMR has difficult Sebring beginning

BMW V12 LMR has difficult Sebring beginning

Munich/Sebring. BMW works driver JJ Lehto (FIN) qualified the BMW V12 LMR he shares with German J”rg Mller in provisional fourth position after the first of two qualifying sessions for the seasons opener in Sebring, Florida. The 1999 ...

Wed 11 Oct 2000
Kendall debuts Saleen S7 at Laguna Seca

Kendall debuts Saleen S7 at Laguna Seca

MONTEREY, Calif. (October 9, 2000) -- One of the most successful and popular American road racing drivers of the past decade, Tom Kendall, has joined the American Le Mans Series and will make his debut with a new racing team in this weekend's ...

Sun 19 Mar 2000
Audi finishes Sebring - fast and furious

Audi finishes Sebring - fast and furious

SEBRING, Florida, -- Audi Sport placed first and second in the Superflo 12-Hours of Sebring marking a triumphant return to North American racing. The winning Audi entry was driven by Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen and Emanuele Pirro. After ...

Fri 03 Nov 2000
Weekely notes 2000-11-02

Weekely notes 2000-11-02

** The American Le Mans Series will conclude its 12-race 2000 season with the running of the "Race of a Thousand Years" in Adelaide, Australia, on Dec. 31. The six-hour race will be run on the famed Adelaide street circuit that formerly hosted ...

Sun 03 Sep 2000
InterSport ninth at Texas

InterSport ninth at Texas

FORT WORTH, TEX. -- (September 2, 2000). After a weekend struggle with car set-up, the Banana Joe's Island Party InterSport Racing Judd-powered Lola B2K/10 could only manage a ninth place finish at the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Texas...

Sun 08 Oct 2000
BMW V12 LMR Laguna Seca preview

BMW V12 LMR Laguna Seca preview

Munich. Fresh enthusiasm, anticipation and piece-work are the three factors that dominate the preparations of the BMW team for the tenth of twelve races in the American Le Mans Series, which will be held on 15 October at Laguna Seca. After ...

Sat 08 Jul 2000
BMW Motorsport V12 LMR Nurburgring qualifying

BMW Motorsport V12 LMR Nurburgring qualifying

Munich/Nurburgring. Everything is possible from these grid positions for the drivers of the two BMW V12 LMR in the 1000 kilometres race on Sunday, held at the Nurburgring. JJ Lehto (FIN)/Jorg Muller (D) will start the fourth round of the American...