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Tue 31 Dec 2002
2002 AARWBA All-American Team nominees announced

2002 AARWBA All-American Team nominees announced

American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association: Racing press voting for 2002 Auto Racing All-America Team. BURBANK, Calif - Ballots are in the mail to almost 300 members of the motorsports press to select the 12-driver 2002 Auto...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: David Clare named CART's Chief Operating Officer

CHAMPCAR/CART: David Clare named CART's Chief Operating Officer

INDIANAPOLIS (December 18, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) announced today that David Clare will be joining the company in the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer when it reopens for business following its ...

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 ...

Ralph Millet of Saab fame died 2002-12-20

Ralph Millet of Saab fame died 2002-12-20

Ralph T. Millet, 85, of Old Saybrook, CT., the man who brought the Swedish Saab cars into the United States, and was president of the Saab importing company, and who became a highly respected spokesman for the imported car business in the United...

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...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
RYR announces changes for 2003

RYR announces changes for 2003

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 17, 2002) --- Robert Yates, owner of Robert Yates Racing (RYR), announced today principal organizational changes for his two race teams in preparation for the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Management changes ...

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 ...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
SWS: Featherlite Southwest Series Director announcement

SWS: Featherlite Southwest Series Director announcement

Joey Mancari named Featherlite Southwest Series Director DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 14, 2002) -- NASCAR named Joey Mancari, of Las Vegas, as the new Featherlite Southwest Series Director. The announcement was made during the series' annual ...

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...

Rusty and Kenny Wallace at Motorsports 2003

Rusty and Kenny Wallace at Motorsports 2003

Wallace and Wallace to appear at Motorsports 2003 Show. FORT WASHINGTON, PA/TRENTON, NJ December 14, 2002 . . . Former NASCAR Winston Cup champion Rusty Wallace and his younger brother, Kenny, an outstanding performer in Winston Cup and Busch ...

2002 AARWBA All-America Team history

2002 AARWBA All-America Team history

American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association The 2002 All-America Team: FIRST TEAM Open Wheel: Sam Hornish Jr., Cristiano da Matta Stock Car: Tony Stewart, Mark Martin Road Racing: Ron Fellows, Boris Said Drag Racing: John...

2002 AARWBA All-America Team chosen

2002 AARWBA All-America Team chosen

Winningest First Team drivers chosen All-America once again. BURBANK, Calif. - The two drivers who have won First Team honors on the All-America Auto Racing Team more than anyone else - Steve Kinser and John Force - have been elected to the team...

Imation renews sponsorship with Jordan

Imation renews sponsorship with Jordan

IMATION CORPORATION RENEWS SPONSORSHIP WITH JORDAN FOR FIFTH YEAR Jordan Grand Prix is pleased to announce a renewal of its sponsorship agreement with Imation Corporation, one of the world's leading manufacturers of removable data storage...

Thu 12 Dec 2002
Another court case for Arrows

Another court case for Arrows

Morgan Grenfell has become the latest claimant to take the Arrows F1 team to court, claiming its investments were weakened by Arrows' financial problems. The investment bank reportedly claims that Arrows was in trouble as early as last year and...

EMPA names Drivers of the Year

EMPA names Drivers of the Year

Stewart and Hearn earn EMPA Driver of the Year Awards. Hall of Fame inducts Economaki, Gant, Weld and Kelly. LANGHORNE, PA DECEMBER 11, 2002 . . . NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Tony Stewart will receive the Al Holbert Memorial Eastern Motorsport...

Mitsubishi appoints Fornaris WRC Technical Director

Mitsubishi appoints Fornaris WRC Technical Director

Mitsubishi Motors appoints Mario Fornaris as new FIA WRC Technical Director. Amsterdam, December 10 -- Amsterdam - Mario Fornaris will join Mitsubishi Motors' Ralliart Europe team from January 1st, 2003, as head of global engineering. Coming...

Irwindale intern recognition

Irwindale intern recognition

Irwindale Speedway Nascar intern graduates with special recognition from the -- L.A. Urban League'S Automotive Training Center Thursday, Dec 12. Irwindale, Calif. - - Deshawn Stampley, a 24 year-old from Los Angeles, will graduate with special...

Dogmatic, Inc. signs partnership with CASCAR

Dogmatic, Inc. signs partnership with CASCAR

CASCAR takes a Dogmatic approach to 2003. New York, NY - Dogmatic, Inc., a full-service creative agency with offices in New York and Los Angeles, announced today its partnership with CASCAR, Canada's premier stock car racing series. Beginning...

Daytona names senior media, comunications director

Daytona names senior media, comunications director

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Nov. 5, 2002) - Kenny Kane, who has served as Director of Publicity and Business Development at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) since 1999, has been named Sr. Director of Media and Communications at Daytona International...

Thu 05 Dec 2002
CSOT: Stars of Tomorrow Advisory Board named

CSOT: Stars of Tomorrow Advisory Board named

Stars of Tomorrow Advisory Board selected, has first meeting. INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 3, 2002) -- CART Stars of Tomorrow Director of Operations Paul Zalud announced the formation of a national advisory board for the program to help guide the...

Racing Radios moves headquarters to Georgia

Racing Radios moves headquarters to Georgia

Customer-friendly site, adjacent to Atlanta Motor Speedway, is conveniently located for teams, fan and suppliers. December 3, 2002 (Hampton, Ga.) - Racing Radios announces that it has moved its corporate offices from its former Forest Park, Ga.

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...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART's Lopes represents open-wheel racing at PRI

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART's Lopes represents open-wheel racing at PRI

INDIANAPOLIS (December 4, 2002) - CART Vice-President of Racing Operations John Lopes will represent the open-wheel racing community at Wednesday's Industry Round Table Discussion at the opening of the 15th Annual Performance Racing Industry show...

IRL: Kelley Racing names Vice Presidents

IRL: Kelley Racing names Vice Presidents

Indianapolis, IN -- December 5, 2002 -- Tom Kelley, President and CEO of Indianapolis based Kelley Racing announced today the appointment of Jim Freudenberg as Vice President of Commercial Operations and Steve Newey as Vice President of Racing ...

IRL: Indy Racing League names Bucek as a Vice President

IRL: Indy Racing League names Bucek as a Vice President

Indy Racing League names Bucek as Vice President. Sports marketing executive responsible for sales, business development. INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002 -- Michael Bucek, who has nearly 20 years of sports marketing, sales and business ...

IRL: George, Sicking earn SEMA Engineering Award

IRL: George, Sicking earn SEMA Engineering Award

George, Sicking earn prestigious SEMA Engineering Award. Award is second major recognition for SAFER Barrier in two days INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 -- Members of one of the world's leading automotive equipment and manufacturing ...

IRL: McAtee promoted at IMS

IRL: McAtee promoted at IMS

McAtee Promoted to Vice President of IMS Productions. INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 -- Buddy McAtee has been promoted to vice president and executive producer of IMS Productions, the broadcasting arm of the Indianapolis Motor ...

IRL: Menard, Cheever create new R&D company

IRL: Menard, Cheever create new R&D company

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 4, 2002) - John Menard and Eddie Cheever Jr. will join together to form a research and development company named MCT, the two Indy Racing League team owners announced Dec. 4. The company will provide engineering,...

IRL: GM honors Indianapolis Motor Speedway

IRL: GM honors Indianapolis Motor Speedway

General Motors honors IMS for auto racing safety Leadership. SAFER Barrier key to first presentation of award outside GM. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 -- General Motors presented its prestigious GM Racing Pioneer Award to the...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
Frost named new SCCA Marketing Services Coordinator

Frost named new SCCA Marketing Services Coordinator

TOPEKA, Kan. (December 2, 2002) -- The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) has named Pattie Frost its new Marketing Services Coordinator. Reporting to SCCA Vice President of Marketing Garret Mudd, the new position will be the focal point of ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART joins with IMMI to ensure safer cars

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART joins with IMMI to ensure safer cars

INDIANAPOLIS (December 2, 2002) - The last 10 years have seen massive improvements in the safety of open-wheel race cars, but the fact that many drivers throughout the sport continue to suffer foot injuries in high-speed accidents remains a...

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...

Sun 01 Dec 2002
FIA Sportscar Championship announces new management

FIA Sportscar Championship announces new management

New way ahead for Sportscars. A new company has taken over the management of the FIA Sportscar Championship. International Sportscar Ltd (ISL) has been formed by the Directors of the current promoter of the FIA Sportscar Championship,...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
NHRA drivers nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

NHRA drivers nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

Dixon, Force, Coughlin lead drag racing nominees for 2002 AARWBA Auto Racing All-America Team. GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2002) - NHRA POWERADE champions Larry Dixon, John Force and Jeg Coughlin headline the Drag Racing nominees for the 2002 ...

NHRA's Darcy to discuss fan access in New Orleans

NHRA's Darcy to discuss fan access in New Orleans

NHRA V.P. of Marketing Darcy to make fan access presentation during Showtime! Conference in New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS - NHRA POWERade Drag Racing offers its loyal fans many thrills during the course of a national event. Race drivers...

Said nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

Said nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

Trans-Am Series Champion Said nominated to 2002 AARWBA All-America Team. CLEARWATER, Fla. (November 27, 2002) -- Boris Said, winner of the 2002 BFGoodrich Tires Cup as Trans-Am Series driving champion, has been nominated to the 12-member 2002...