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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...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
B&M to sponsor 'Holeshot Award' for Touring Cars

B&M to sponsor 'Holeshot Award' for Touring Cars

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (December 5, 2001) -- B&M Racing & Performance Products LLC, makers of top quality shifters, torque converters, transmissions and SuperCoolers, and SCCA Pro Racing announced today the creation of the B&M Holeshot Award for the...

Chip Ganassi Racing donates $2,550 to charity

Chip Ganassi Racing donates $2,550 to charity

Mooresville, N.C. (December 5, 2001) - Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and Target Stores will donate $2,550 to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The fire suit Sterling Marlin wore during the Aug. 25 NASCAR Winston Cup Series' ...

Chevron/Texaco to part company with Jaguar Racing

Chevron/Texaco to part company with Jaguar Racing

Jaguar Racing and ChevronTexaco announced today that they will end their long standing technical relationship at the end of the current year. As a technical partner, and official fuel and lubricant supplier to the Jaguar Racing team,...

2002 Dash for Cash series news

2002 Dash for Cash series news

LNB and Branich Motorsports Announce 2002 Mini Sprint "Dash for Cash" Series Williamson, New York - Branich Motorsports, organizer of the 1999 Mini Sprint Six Gun Shootout and the 2000 CVRA Mini Sprint Challenge Cup, is back in the race...

Minardi to have team jumbo jet

Minardi to have team jumbo jet

LEDBURY, ENGLAND, December 4, 2001 -- European Minardi F1 chief, Paul Stoddart, has once again bucked so-called "trends" by announcing that his European Aviation company has purchased five Boeing 747-200 aircraft from British Airways and will ...

Northern Sprint Tour's Brownfield garners national award

Northern Sprint Tour's Brownfield garners national award

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (November 29, 2001) - Fred Brownfield of the Northern Sprint Tour (NST) received his first 360 "Promoter of the Year" title. Brownfield's NST is known nationwide for putting on exciting and entertaining 360-c.i. sprint...

Valvoline announces racing awards

Valvoline announces racing awards

Indianapolis, Nov. 29, 2001 -- The Valvoline Co. today announced a sweeping commitment to American grassroots racing that includes a national driver points championship beginning in 2002. The Valvoline Cup will be contested by virtually all ...

NA-F2000: U.S. F2000 renamed

NA-F2000: U.S. F2000 renamed

U.S. F2000 Renamed And New Logo Introduced FAIRFIELD, N.J. (December 5, 2001)- The U.S. F2000 National Championship presented by Speedvision today announced that it has been renamed the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship. Following the sale...

RALLY: RACE: SOLO: Eric Prill promoted to Director of Communications, SCCA

RALLY: RACE: SOLO: Eric Prill promoted to Director of Communications, SCCA

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (December 6, 2001) -- The Sports Car Club of America, Inc. has promoted Eric Prill to Director of Communications, expanding his role from the position of Director of Public Relations he has held with subsidiary SCCA Pro Racing®...

RALLY: RACE: SOLO: Grillo named to new customer service position

RALLY: RACE: SOLO: Grillo named to new customer service position

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (December 5, 2001) -- The Sports Car Club of America, Inc. has named Wendy Grillo its Director of Customer Service, a new position created for the 62,000-plus membership organization. Grillo, who comes to the Sports Car Club of...

IRL: George names Barnhart, Ungar to new positions

IRL: George names Barnhart, Ungar to new positions

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001 - Indy Racing League President and CEO Tony George assembled the 55-member Indy Racing League staff Wednesday and unveiled an organizational plan that will carry the League into its next phase of growth and ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART announces plans to enhance senior management team

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART announces plans to enhance senior management team

DETROIT (December 4, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) announced today that Joseph F. Heitzler, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, with the concurrence of the Board of Directors, has decided that the company...