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Fri 28 Dec 2001
DuPont CEO named 2002 Daytona 500 Grand Marshal

DuPont CEO named 2002 Daytona 500 Grand Marshal

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Nov. 28, 2001) -- Charles O. Holliday, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 44th annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 17 and give the command to start engines for the "Great ...

Mon 24 Dec 2001
Washington DC Auto Show opens Wednesday

Washington DC Auto Show opens Wednesday

By David Reininger - Motorsport.com WASHINGTON (December 21, 2001) - The 60th edition of the Washington Auto Show opens its seven-day engagement at the Washington Convention Center on Wednesday, December 26. Hot Wheels, one of the world's...

Circle Bar Racing update 2001-12-21

Circle Bar Racing update 2001-12-21

Concord, NC - For the second consecutive year, Circle Bar Racing is pleased to announce that Lennox Industries has signed on to be an associate sponsor of the ...

European Le Mans Series will not continue

European Le Mans Series will not continue

BRASELTON, Ga. (December 18, 2001) -- The European Le Mans Series, which was formed prior to the 2001 season, will not continue, series organisers have announced. "It is with regret and sadness that we must make this announcement," said Scott ...

Peugeot, Total announces new UK rally series

Peugeot, Total announces new UK rally series

206 Super Cup Rally Series Announced The Peugeot 206 Super Cup, the most exciting one-make rally series in the UK, is delighted to announce a fantastic calendar for its 2002 programme. The Cup will follow most of the events in the revised...

Subaru 2002 World Challenge contingency program

Subaru 2002 World Challenge contingency program

Subaru To Add Contingency Support For 2002 Impreza CENTENNIAL, Colo. (December 18, 2001) - SCCA Pro Racing, Ltd. has finalized a contingency program with Subaru of America for the 2002 SCCA Pro Racing Speedvision World Challenge season. The ...

SBRS: Skip Barber, Inc. acquired by First Equity Group

SBRS: Skip Barber, Inc. acquired by First Equity Group

First Equity Group, Inc. announced today that it has acquired through a new company, Skip Barber Racing School LLC, the assets of Skip Barber Racing School, Inc., of Lakeville, Connecticut, the world& ...

USAR: Shane Huffman, XTRA Motorsports signs sponsor for USAR--2 season

USAR: Shane Huffman, XTRA Motorsports signs sponsor for USAR--2 season

HICKORY, N.C. - Jennie-O Turkey Store, (JOTS), has announced a sponsorship agreement with XTRA Motorsports and driver Shane Huffman for the 2002 USAR Hooters ProCup Series season. Under the agreement, Huffman's Ford Taurus will carry the JOTS...

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Chris Pook 2001-12-20, part II

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Chris Pook 2001-12-20, part II

Part II Q. CART just took a pretty good hit with Penske leaving, and the perception is that the organization is in trouble; that may or may not be, but the perception is that it is. How do you intend to rectify that situation, and how can you...

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Chris Pook 2001-12-20, part I

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Chris Pook 2001-12-20, part I

T.E. McHALE: Welcome to a special CART teleconference and thanks to all of you taking the time to be with us today. Our guest this afternoon is CART's new president and chief executive officer, Chris Pook, who was elected to his new position by...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pook elected CART President and CEO

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pook elected CART President and CEO

Detroit: (December 19, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) announced today that its Board of Directors elected motorsports veteran Christopher R. Pook to serve as its new president and chief executive officer, reporting...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autorsport names new Managing Director

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autorsport names new Managing Director

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.---Sigma Autosport owner Tom Wieringa announced that European businessman Gerard Hermsen, has been named as the new Managing Director for the team. Hermsen, 44, is from Veghel, The Netherlands, and will assume his duties in...

BUSCH: Ricky Hendrick inks associate sponsor

BUSCH: Ricky Hendrick inks associate sponsor

RALEIGH, NC (Dec. 14, 2001) -- CARQUEST Auto Parts has joined Hendrick Motorsports as the official auto parts supplier and as a major associate sponsor for the 2002 season of Ricky Hendrick and his GMAC Financial Services / CARQUEST Auto Parts ...

Tue 18 Dec 2001
Formula 3 technical, safety 2002 changes

Formula 3 technical, safety 2002 changes

At the World Motor Sport Council meeting on 13 December 2001, the following changes were approved: Technical: As from 1 January 2002 - The minimum weight limit has been increased by 10kg to 550kg; - six speed gearboxes will be permitted ...

2002 WRC sporting regulations and safety issues

2002 WRC sporting regulations and safety issues

At the World Motor Sport Council meeting on 13 December 2001, the following changes were approved: Safety - The World Championship Rally Commission has been mandated to propose a radical overhaul of arrangements for spectator ...

Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy past winners

Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy past winners

<pre> American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association Jerry Titus Memorial Trophyâ„¢ Winners: 1970 Al Unser 1971 Mark Donohue 1972 George Follmer 1973 Mark Donohue 1974 Johnny Rutherford 1975 A.J.

Past winners AARWBA All-American Team

Past winners AARWBA All-American Team

American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) All America Team 2000 -- Gil de Ferran; Buddy Lazier; Bobby Labonte; Tony Stewart; Jeff Green; Steve Kinser; John Force; Gary Scelzi; Brian Simo; Allan McNish; Scott Dixon; Buddy...

Engine Ice joins ASA

Engine Ice joins ASA

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 13, 2001) -- On Friday, December 7, ASA Marketing Manager Greg Carr announced Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant from CylcleLogic Products has joined the ASA Racing corporate family to those gathered at Opryland Hotel and...

Lyn St. James Foundation scholarship award

Lyn St. James Foundation scholarship award

Youngest Racer Receives Kara Hendrick Scholarship For The 2001 Lyn St. James Foundation Driver Development Program INDIANAPOLIS-- (Dec., 2001) -- The LSJ Foundation Kara Hendrick Scholarship Award helped to highlight yet another young women's ...

ASA's Johnny Sauter named AARWBA Second Team

ASA's Johnny Sauter named AARWBA Second Team

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 11, 2001) - Johnny Sauter continues to add accolades following his record-breaking rookie season with the American Speed Association, as the Wisconsin driver was recently named to the second team American Auto Racing ...

RALLY: RACE: SOLO: Jensen elected Chairman, SCCA Board of Directors

RALLY: RACE: SOLO: Jensen elected Chairman, SCCA Board of Directors

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (December 12, 2001) -- The Sports Car Club of America, Inc. Board of Directors has elected JoAnne Jensen to be its Chairman, expanding her role from the position of Vice Chairman, held since 2000. Jensen replaces K.P. Jones as...

IRL: Barnhart, Ungar on Indy Racing's future

IRL: Barnhart, Ungar on Indy Racing's future

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001 - A 15-race schedule fits the Indy Racing League perfectly for the present. But sometime in the future it could level off at 17 races and may even include a road or street race. And a race on the high banks...

CORR: MacCachren, Taylor honored by AARWBA

CORR: MacCachren, Taylor honored by AARWBA

MacCachren and Taylor earn All-America status from AARWBA Avon, Ind. (December 13, 2001) - Championship Off-Road Racing drivers Rob MacCachren (Pro-4) and Scott Taylor (Pro-2) earned honors from the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters...

IMCA: New Valvoline Cup classes for IMCA 2002

IMCA: New Valvoline Cup classes for IMCA 2002

I.M.C.A. offers benefits to drivers, track promoters through Valvoline Cup BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 14, 2001) - The International Motor Contest Association announced today that it will enroll all of its nearly 7,000 member drivers for competition...

Mon 17 Dec 2001
BUSCH: 2002 NASCAR rulebook safety changes

BUSCH: 2002 NASCAR rulebook safety changes

The 2002 NASCAR rulebook now requires that all crew who go over the wall must wear helmets. All crew members in the pit must wear fire-resistant suits. Fuelers are required to wear full-race helmets and flame resistant balaclava (head sock). In...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
Valvoline returns to sponsor USAC

Valvoline returns to sponsor USAC "Jimmy Caruthers Spirit Award"

Valvoline is returning in 2002 as the sponsor of the prestigious "Jimmy Caruthers Award" at the annual USAC National Awards Dinner. The award, which honors the spirit and determination of the late USAC Champion Jimmy Caruthers, will be...

Berstein, Force earn AARWBA first team honors

Berstein, Force earn AARWBA first team honors

Bernstein, Force Earn First Team AARWBA All-America Honors; Candidates For Titus Award With Gordon GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2001) - Only four votes separate John Force, Kenny Bernstein and Jeff Gordon for the 2001 Auto Racing Writers ...

Rolex series driver Weaver named to AARWBA first team

Rolex series driver Weaver named to AARWBA first team

Weaver Named to All-America Auto Racing Team Borcheller, Goad Earn Second-Team Honors; Bingham Receives Honorable Mention DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2001) -- Four drivers from the Rolex Sports Car Series will receive honors at the America...

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...

2001 AARWBA All-America Team update 2001-12-09

2001 AARWBA All-America Team update 2001-12-09

A Baker's Dozen for the 2001 All-America Racing Team BURBANK, Calif. - The dozen drivers comprising the 2001 All-America Auto Racing Team are, for only the third time in 32 years, a baker's dozen. Meanwhile, the three drivers contending for...

ESS: Little Valley Speedway Promoter announcement

ESS: Little Valley Speedway Promoter announcement

Gary Montgomery Appointed Little Valley Speedway Promoter John Charlesworth, President of the Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society, owners and operators of the Little Valley Speedway, have announced the appointment of Gary Montgomery to the...

IRL: Indy Racing League AARWBA update

IRL: Indy Racing League AARWBA update

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Dec. 10, 2001 - Five of the six open-wheel racing drivers named to the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association's 2001 All-America Racing Team will compete full time in the 2002 Indy Racing League season, and...

CORR: BITD: Off-road driver MacCachren named to AARWBA first team

CORR: BITD: Off-road driver MacCachren named to AARWBA first team

LAS VEGAS -- The 2001 All-America Auto Racing Team has been named with off-road driver Rob MacCachren collecting At-Large honors. MacCachren was nominated for the AARWBA (American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association) All America Team...

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...

Wed 12 Dec 2001
Michelin, Porsche sign exclusive partnership deal

Michelin, Porsche sign exclusive partnership deal

Michelin has just signed a partnership agreement with Porsche for the exclusive supply of racing tyres. This agreement will be effective from the first of January 2002. It concern all PORSCHE'S competition activities, the nationnal...

Tue 11 Dec 2001
BUSCH: NASCAR madates new belt rule

BUSCH: NASCAR madates new belt rule

CONCORD, N.C. - NASCAR today ruled that the manufacturer's label on seatbelt restraints can no longer be located under the adjusting mechanism when the driver is buckled into the seat, and the seatbelt and shoulder harness are tightened. "If the...

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