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Fri 09 Aug 2002
Creating a race-ready GM DRCE Pro Stock engine

Creating a race-ready GM DRCE Pro Stock engine

The process of building a race-ready GM DRCE Pro Stock engine. DETROIT, August 8, 2002 - There is an often heard yet undeniable maxim in NHRA Pro Stock racing that horsepower is king. Who could argue given that 40 cars separated by margins as ...

Tue 30 Apr 2002
Bob Akin dies of complications from injuries

Bob Akin dies of complications from injuries

ATLANTA - Bob Akin died late Monday night of complications from injuries suffered last Thursday during a testing accident for a historic sports car race at Road Atlanta. Akin crashed in a 1988 Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo during testing for the ...

Sat 09 Feb 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago Motor Speedway suspends 2002 auto racing seasonHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago Motor Speedway suspends 2002 auto racing season

CICERO, IL -- Officials of Chicago Motor Speedway today suspended the track's 2002 auto racing schedule, which includes the CART FedEx Series Target Grand Prix and the Sears Craftsman 175 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Horse racing at ...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
RACE: SCCA Enterprises announces new racecarHeadline

RACE: SCCA Enterprises announces new racecar

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (December 12, 2002) -- SCCA Enterprises, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a long-term partnership arrangement with Van Diemen International to design, import...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
RACE: 2003 F500 Red Devil SU-F1 introduced

RACE: 2003 F500 Red Devil SU-F1 introduced

BUTTE, Mont. (December 19, 2002) -- Race Cars of the Future has introduced its 2003 Formula 500 racing car, the Red Devil SU-F1. Some of the new technical features of the SU-F1 are: High down force, low drag radiator ducts for optimum ...

Fri 19 Apr 2002
IRL: Open wheel car aerodynamics

IRL: Open wheel car aerodynamics

Flying on the ground: Indy Car aerodynamics. NAZARETH, Pa., April 18, 2002 -- Nazareth Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are the yin and yang of ovals on the Indy Racing League circuit. Nazareth, the one-mile rollercoaster that will host...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
NASCAR Board of Directors announces promotions

NASCAR Board of Directors announces promotions

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2002) -- The Board of Directors for NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) has announced promotions for two members of its senior management team. Executive Vice President Brian France has been...

Tue 29 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: John Capels elected USAC Chairman of the Board

CHAMPCAR/CART: John Capels elected USAC Chairman of the Board

John Capels of Indianapolis, Ind. has been elected USAC Chairman of the Board, replacing Robert G. Moorhead, who will continue his board tenure as Chairman Emeritus. The announcement came at yesterday's annual USAC Board of Directors Meeting in ...

Sun 13 Jan 2002

"Focus On Racing Radio" syndicated

Mercer Island, WA: The long-time Memphis motorsports show, Focus On Racing Radio, will go into national syndication on February 15th under the Westwood One umbrella of programs. The co-hosts of the one-hour show are Speed Channel motorsports ...

Thu 09 May 2002
SOLO: New race track in Phoenix

SOLO: New race track in Phoenix

New Race , Autocross and Driving Facility for Phoenix. A new facility now under development in Phoenix, Arizona introduces a unique concept in recreational motor sport in North America. Arizona Motorsports Park, located adjacent to Luke Air ...

Thu 05 Dec 2002
World of Outlaws announces rules changes

World of Outlaws announces rules changes

ALLEN, TX (December 3) -- The World of Outlaws 25th Anniversary Season will feature significant rules changes that will greatly affect the sport of sprint car racing. The most important of these rules -- those concerning weight and tires -- will...

Sat 20 Jul 2002
Motorsport.com Sweeps AOL/EMPA Photography Awards

Motorsport.com Sweeps AOL/EMPA Photography Awards

The Eastern Motorsport Press Association held its annual convention last weekend at the Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast. The convention marked a new era, providing an opportunity for internet media to compete in the inaugural America Online...

Mon 07 Jan 2002
IRL: Indy Racing and Northern Light end partnership

IRL: Indy Racing and Northern Light end partnership

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Jan. 7, 2002 - Northern Light Technology and the Indy Racing League ended a partnership Jan. 7 that concluded the company's sponsorship of the League's premier series after two seasons. In January 2000, Northern Light...

Sat 20 Jul 2002
Motorsport.com Earns Two AARWBA Awards

Motorsport.com Earns Two AARWBA Awards

INDIANAPOLIS (May 25, 2002) - Motorsport.com writers Earl Ma and David Reininger were among the award winners when the American Auto Writers and Broadcasters Association announced the results of the 2001 AARWBA Writing, Broadcast and Photo ...

Mon 19 Aug 2002
Jim Epler joins Saturn Motorsports

Jim Epler joins Saturn Motorsports

Jim Epler to head up Saturn Motorsports of San Diego program. San Diego, CA - Saturn Retailers of San Diego General Manager, Laird Mooney, today announced the appointment of former NHRA funny car driver, Jim Epler, as the new Director of ...

Sun 03 Feb 2002
IPS: Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series logo introduced

IPS: Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series logo introduced

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 - Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series officials unveiled the official logo for the Indy Racing League's new development series Jan. 29. The vibrant, new logo incorporates the red, white and blue colors synonymous...

Sat 20 Jul 2002
Motorsport.com, Inc. announces partnership with Play The Sports, Inc.

Motorsport.com, Inc. announces partnership with Play The Sports, Inc.

Motorsport.com to provide Web site development and design solution to Play The Sports for their online fantasy racing product: Mario Andretti Grand Prix Fantasy Racing 2002. Tallahassee, FL , 2002-01-07 - Motorsport.com a leading online source...

Mon 22 Jul 2002
Daytona International Speedway announces promotions and appointments

Daytona International Speedway announces promotions and appointments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July, 22, 2002) * Daytona International Speedway President John Graham announced today the promotion of Pete D'Agresta to the position of Director of Race Track Operations and the appointment of Russ Tysinger to the position...

Sat 15 Jun 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Lola's Chief Designer Ben Bowlby resigns

CHAMPCAR/CART: Lola's Chief Designer Ben Bowlby resigns

Lola Cars International are reshaping its design and engineering group to service its CART teams, the firm announced today. Looking toward the new 'rules freeze era', Jeff Swartwout, Lola Cars North American vice president is meeting with CART...

Fri 26 Jul 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Howard Dawson named Lola interim Chief Executive

CHAMPCAR/CART: Howard Dawson named Lola interim Chief Executive

Howard Dawson has been appointed interim Chief Executive of the Lola group of companies with immediate effect, taking over from David Bowes who is resigning from the company as at the end of August to take up another role. A replacementwill be ...

Fri 03 May 2002
IRL: Indianapolis SAFER barrier announcement

IRL: Indianapolis SAFER barrier announcement

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 1, 2002 -- Motorsports history will be made this May when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be the first superspeedway to use an energy-absorbing barrier in its turns during competition. The SAFER (Steel and Foam...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
Remembering Marvin Porter

Remembering Marvin Porter

Marvin Porter West Coast Stock Car Racer and Businessman passes away. West coast stock car racing pioneer Marvin Porter passed away on November 6, 2002 in San Felipe, Baja, Mexico at the age of 76. After a 4 year stint in the Air Force Marvin...

Thu 23 May 2002
FNIPPON: Apollo Racing Design launch summary

FNIPPON: Apollo Racing Design launch summary

Apollo Launch... Lift-off for new UK-based Automotive Design Consultancy. Announced today (Wednesday) Apollo Racing Design Limited is an innovative new design consultancy specialising in carbon composite design and manufacture. The company has...

Thu 08 Aug 2002
SBRS: Stu Upson named Skip Barber Senior VP Sales and Marketing

SBRS: Stu Upson named Skip Barber Senior VP Sales and Marketing

Skip Barber LLC announced the appointment of Stu Upson to the position of Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Upson will oversee the company's extensive Sales and Marketing efforts, which include the Skip Barber Racing School, Dodge/Skip...

Sat 04 May 2002
Gatorade will pull out of NASCAR series sponsorship

Gatorade will pull out of NASCAR series sponsorship

Gatorade re-affirms support of stock car racing minus NASCAR sponsorship. CHICAGO, May 1 -- Gatorade(R) Thirst Quencher announced today that it will not renew its official sponsorship of NASCAR in favor of a refocused effort centering on stock...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rupert Manwaring appointed Lola Managing Director

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rupert Manwaring appointed Lola Managing Director

Lola Cars International Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Rupert Manwaring as the company's new Managing Director. Manwaring, 46, has a wealth of motorsport experience, having worked in management for some of Formula One's most...

Mon 11 Nov 2002
Ford Racing and Carol Hollfelder's mobility motoring

Ford Racing and Carol Hollfelder's mobility motoring

Ford Powertrain Research, Mobility Motoring help unleash a racing 'Tiger' LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2002 - Ford's Powertrain Research & Development is pushing the envelope to give a paraplegic race car driver a competitive edge in her quest to win an...

Fri 26 Apr 2002
Statement from Bobby Akin Jr.

Statement from Bobby Akin Jr.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2002, Bob Akin remained in "critical and very unstable" condition at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He was seriously injured Thursday in a testing accident for the Walter Mitty Challenge at Road...

Sat 04 May 2002
POWERade to become official NASCAR sports drink

POWERade to become official NASCAR sports drink

POWERade brings 'very real power' to NASCAR Coca-Cola's popular sports drink to become official sports drink of NASCAR ATLANTA, May 2 -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) today ...

Fri 26 Jul 2002
IRL: McLaren Performance to acquire Comtech

IRL: McLaren Performance to acquire Comtech

McLaren Performance Technologies signs Lltter of intent to acquire Comptech Machine. LIVONIA, Mich., July 24 -- McLaren Performance Technologies (NASDAQ:MCLN) has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Comptech Machine, a recognized ...

Tue 15 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Racing veteran Dykstra joins CART staff

CHAMPCAR/CART: Racing veteran Dykstra joins CART staff

DETROIT (January 11, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. announced Friday that veteran racing engineer Lee Dykstra has joined the company as Director of Technology and Competition. Dykstra begins his responsibilities immediately and ...

Mon 22 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush medical update

BUSCH: Jack Roush medical update

Motorsport.com learned at 12:55 p.m. (EDT) from the University of Alabama Birmingham Trauma Center that Jack Roush has been upgraded to serious condition. Following is the statement issued this morning from Roush Racing. Geoff Smith, president...

Tue 29 Jan 2002
Craftsman sponsors Dale Creasy Funny Car

Craftsman sponsors Dale Creasy Funny Car

Craftsman Unveils Nhra Sponsorship To Back Dale Creasy Funny Car in 2002 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. After almost 50 years of involvement with the National Hot Rod Association, including sponsoring races and serving as Official Tools of NHRA,...

Mon 29 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush press conference

BUSCH: Jack Roush press conference

Jack Roush, car owner for Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, held his first press conference since being injured in a plane crash last week in Troy, AL. He conducted the Q&A session via teleconference from the UAB Medical...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
Petrobras and Williams extend partnership

Petrobras and Williams extend partnership

At a press conference in Rio today, Francisco Gros, President of Petrobras and Frank Williams, Team Principal of the BMW WilliamsF1 Team, announced a two year extension in their long term sponsorship and technical partnership. Petrobras, the ...

Sat 27 Apr 2002
Bob Akin seriously injured at Road Atlanta

Bob Akin seriously injured at Road Atlanta

BRASELTON, GA (April 26, 2002) -- Bob Akin was listed in "critical and extremely unstable" condition Friday after suffering serious injuries in a historic sports car testing session at Road Atlanta Thursday. Akin, 66, suffered a "complete ...