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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...

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 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...

Thu 18 Jan 2001
BUSCH: Disson Furst & Partners changes name to Tailwind Sports

BUSCH: Disson Furst & Partners changes name to Tailwind Sports

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- In a move that launches a new direction for the company, the national sports marketing firm Disson Furst and Partners has been re-named Tailwind Sports and will now concentrate its business in two primary areas: cycling and ...

Thu 15 Nov 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Cherry leaves Sigma Autosport

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Cherry leaves Sigma Autosport

By Lori Lovely - Motorsport.com Bridgeview, Ill. -- Having successfully launched Sigma Autosport in the CART FedEx Championship this season, Managing Director Paul Cherry has decided to seek new venues for his creative talents. He has chosen to...

Sat 27 Oct 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Jon Vannini takes major ownership in CART

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jon Vannini takes major ownership in CART

Based on the latest SEC filings, Jonathan Vannini, a California entrepreneur and Barber Dodge driver, is now CART's third largest individual shareholder with a 7.83% share of ownership. Vannini today filed an SEC Schedule 13d (Ownership ...

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 27 Feb 2001
Jacques Couture named to the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame

Jacques Couture named to the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame

Jacques Couture will receive a space reserved for only a few individuals that have made a significant life-long contribution in the world of racing; an honorary membership in the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame. Mr. Couture will be inducted...

Sun 20 May 2001
Leonardo Orecchioni

Leonardo Orecchioni

Torino, 17 maggio 2001 Fiorio Managment e Orecchioni, non c'è due senza tre.... Dopo le prime due gare di Varano e Monza, Leonardo Orecchioni, il giovane pilota sardo, nuovo talento italiano, è pronto ad affrontare la terza gara prevista dal...

Wed 11 Apr 2001
BITD: SMD Motorsports launches new

BITD: SMD Motorsports launches new "baby"

SMD MOTORSPORTS SET TO DEBUT FULL-SIZE FORD EXCURSION WITH POWER STROKE DIESEL POWER -- Ford, International Engine Group Join Forces for Off-Road Racing Effort April 6, 2001 - Created as both a long-term product development test bed and a...

Fri 09 Nov 2001
Cruz Pedregon hires Richard Hogan as consultant

Cruz Pedregon hires Richard Hogan as consultant

Current ESPN analyst and Former National Hot Rod Association Funny Car World Cruz Pedregon his newly appointed consultant for the Advance Auto Parts race team. CAMARILLO, CA--Racing toward his goal of another NHRA championship, Advance Auto...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
Lola's new B2/50 chassis passes FIA crash test

Lola's new B2/50 chassis passes FIA crash test

Lola Cars International announces that its new B2/50 F3000 chassis passed the stringent FIA F1 crash test regulations.Lola, who have supplied the FIA International F3000 series with chassis since 1996 have utilised their experience gained over the...

Tue 30 Oct 2001
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The "Great Races": Henry Ford's Victory in 1901

Dearborn, MI -- Henry Ford's one and only race on October 10, 1901, in nearby Grosse Pointe, Michigan change the world. It was that race, in which Mr. Ford upset Alexander Winton, the country's foremost racer, that allowed him to attract the ...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
Warren Johnson names new sponsor

Warren Johnson names new sponsor

GM Performance Parts to Sponsor NHRA Pro Stock Champion Warren Johnson INDIANAPOLIS -- The team that won two Pro Stock championships and broke the 200 mph barrier will be reunited in 2002 when Warren Johnson returns to the red, white and blue ...

Fri 02 Mar 2001
Lizzard Racing Engines to sponsor IHRA Top Sportsman Quick Eight

Lizzard Racing Engines to sponsor IHRA Top Sportsman Quick Eight

SPARTANBURG, SC - Top Sportsman racers may rejoice because the tradition of contesting a Saturday evening Quick Eight will continue thanks to Matt Grillo and his Lizzard Racing Engines. In an agreement with the IHRA that was completed today,...

Sat 01 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Racing appoints Brendon Connor, CEO

CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Racing appoints Brendon Connor, CEO

[Northampton] - Brendan Connor has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Cosworth Racing to form a new leadership team, following the retirement of Trevor Crisp from the position of CEO and Managing Director. Assuming...

O'Reilly to sponsor NHRA Memphis event

O'Reilly to sponsor NHRA Memphis event

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2001) -- O'Reilly Auto Parts has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to become the title sponsor of the NHRA Drag Racing Series event at Memphis Motorsports Park beginning in 2002,...

Thu 01 Mar 2001
Traci Hultzapple joins Cox Marketin Group

Traci Hultzapple joins Cox Marketin Group

CHARLOTTE, NC, (February 11, 2001) - Cox Marketing Group is proud to announce the hiring of Traci Hultzapple, former corporate motorsports producer for NASCAR Images, LLC. Hultzapple has been named CITGO account manager for CITGO SUPERGARD's...

Fri 27 Apr 2001
West Virginia Motor Speedway news and new ownership

West Virginia Motor Speedway news and new ownership

Mineral Wells, W.Va.- West Virginia Motor Speedway will kick off the 2001 race season next month with the annual Mountain Dew Mama Classic as some of the most popular dirt late model drivers come to do battle at "West Virginia's Premier...

Wed 04 Apr 2001
SBRS: Barber links with HPI to improve concentration

SBRS: Barber links with HPI to improve concentration

Human Performance International (HPI) a North Carolina based firm that specializes in physical fitness diagnostics as well as mental preparation techniques has linked with Skip Barber, Inc to promote its newest product, The MindSHAPERâ„¢. The...

Wed 17 Jan 2001
Pennzoil show a sucess

Pennzoil show a sucess

FORT WASHINGTON, PA January 15, 2001 . . . There may have been new records established at the Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 Auto Racing Trade Show. Thousands of people were on hand for the mid-winter motorsports happening each of the three days. The...

Sat 11 Aug 2001
RACE: ProVee: Valvoline/ARC Specialties to sponsor FV race group at Runoffs

RACE: ProVee: Valvoline/ARC Specialties to sponsor FV race group at Runoffs

Valvoline ProVee Series /ARC Specialties Post Contingency for Runoffs® Formula Vee ProVee Promotions and ARC Specialties have announced their sponsorship of the Formula Vee race group at the Sports Car Club of America's (SCCA) 2001 Valvoline ...

Sat 17 Nov 2001
Jeg's to sponsor NHRA Sportsman Allstars event

Jeg's to sponsor NHRA Sportsman Allstars event

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2001) -- Jeg's Automotive, Inc., has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to become the title sponsor of the NHRA Sportsman Allstars event at Route 66 Raceway near Chicago...

Wed 14 Nov 2001
IRL: Indianapolis Motor Speedway refurbishes grandstands

IRL: Indianapolis Motor Speedway refurbishes grandstands

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001 - The Southwest Vista grandstand and sections 1-5 of the South Vista grandstand at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are being dismantled and rebuilt as part of the Speedway's normal offseason maintenance...

Sat 13 Oct 2001
Desoto Speedway announces new series

Desoto Speedway announces new series

Desoto Speedway President and General Manager John Sarppraicone announced the formation of the All American Challenge Series for Super Late Models to compete at Desoto Speedway during the 2002 season. The new series is designed to bring Super...

Mon 20 Aug 2001
BITD: SMD Motorsport, Power Stroke Diesel at Indianapolis

BITD: SMD Motorsport, Power Stroke Diesel at Indianapolis

SMD Motorsport's Ford Power Stroke Diesel Excursion Wows NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Fans at Indianapolis Raceway Park Aug. 2001 - Indianapolis, Ind. - Even the most knowledgeable racing fans in the world - Indy Speedway fans - gasped when...

Sat 24 Feb 2001
WKA: KLS Racing names Carlton as COM/President

WKA: KLS Racing names Carlton as COM/President

Scott Jeffery, CEO of KLS Racing, has named George Carlton as the Chief Operations Manager/President of KLS Racing. This will allow Scott to spend more time working on his other business interest. George came out of retirement to fill this...

Tue 10 Jul 2001
Formula SAE Skid-Pad event results

Formula SAE Skid-Pad event results

Formula SAE is just one of the programs in the SAE Collegiate Design Series. SAE, The Engineering Society For Advancing Mobility in Land Sea Air and Space, started the Collegiate Design Sereies competitions as a learning tool for engineering ...

Sat 04 Aug 2001
IRL: Texas Motor Speedway paving update

IRL: Texas Motor Speedway paving update

Paving Continues At Texas Motor Speedway FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 2) - A new asphalt racing surface is applied to the Texas Motor Speedway 1.5-mile superspeedway. The maintenance project, which includes repaving the entire racing surface, ...

Thu 01 Mar 2001
Greg Stewart gets sponsor

Greg Stewart gets sponsor

FOUR OAKS, N.C. (February 26, 2001) -- Screaming Eagle Motorsports and driver Greg Stewart have announced a one-race sponsorship deal with Action Thrift Stores for the tires.com 300 Presented by BFGoodrich Tires at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale,...

Fri 21 Sep 2001
Martinsville Speedway changes

Martinsville Speedway changes

MARTINSVILLE, VA. (Sept. 18, 2001) -- Fans will not only notice a couple of additions to the facilities at Martinsville Speedway when they arrive for the Old Dominion 500 Winston Cup race or the Taco Bell 300 Late Model Stock race, they'll also ...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
BITD: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: BFGoodrich, Toyota, Groff Motorsports off-road racing campaign

BITD: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: BFGoodrich, Toyota, Groff Motorsports off-road racing campaign

BFGoodrich Tires Joins Former Indianapolis 500 Drivers Mike and Robbie Groff for 2002 Desert Racing Campaign -- Broad Industry Support For New Class 1 Unlimited Effort -- NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Developed as an exciting new entry into the sport...

Thu 05 Jul 2001
United Arab Emirates announces new circuit

United Arab Emirates announces new circuit

RACE CIRCUIT: Sharjah - UAE RACE DATES: December 2002 (Subject to FIA approval) The Government of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, has announced that it is preparing to host the first major motor racing circuit-based event to take place in...

Tue 03 Apr 2001
BUSCH: Kentucky Speedway and Tide to honor Darrell Waltrip

BUSCH: Kentucky Speedway and Tide to honor Darrell Waltrip

SPARTA, KY - Kentucky Speedway and Tide, the flagship detergent of Cincinnati, OH based Procter & Gamble, celebrate the NASCAR accomplishments of NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip and honor him with a life size bronze statue and walkway at the ...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
BUSCH: Johnsonville Sausage links up with ST Motorsports

BUSCH: Johnsonville Sausage links up with ST Motorsports

LOCUST, N.C. (December 11, 2001) - Johnsonville Sausage has reached an agreement with ST Motorsports to become an associate sponsor of the No. 59 Kingsford Chevrolet driven by Stacy Compton for the 2002 and 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series...

Tue 21 Aug 2001
CIK: New impact barriers at Sarno

CIK: New impact barriers at Sarno

Formula Super A World And European Karting Championship With Impact Protection System Barriers At Sarno, Italy. Indianapolis, IN August 21, 2001. On Aug.24-26 The "Circuito Internationale di Napoli", at Sarno, Italy will host the Formula Super...