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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...

RACE: Washington DC Region, SCCA partners with Carbotech

RACE: Washington DC Region, SCCA partners with Carbotech

Carboetech Engineering (www.carbotecheng.com) and the Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America (www.wdcr-scca.org) announced today that Carbotech would be offering a 20% discount on brake pads to be used during the 4th Annual 12...

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...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
Powerade new NHRA series sponsor

Powerade new NHRA series sponsor

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2001) -- The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and The Coca-Cola Company's POWERADE brand today announced a five-year, multi-tiered agreement naming POWERADE as the title sponsor of the NHRA's prestigious 23-race...

Irwindale Super Stock sponsor named

Irwindale Super Stock sponsor named

(November 30, 2001) IRWINDALE, CA - Robert DeFazio, General Manager of Irwindale Speedway, proudly announced today that Vista Paint will be the title sponsor of the popular Super Stock division and the official paint of Irwindale Speedway starting...

USAC names 2002 graphics supplier

USAC names 2002 graphics supplier

Freelance Lettering of Indianapolis, Ind. has been named the Official Graphics Supplier for the United States Auto Club. Providing a wide variety of graphics services, Freelance has maintained a high profile in recent years at ...

USAC names official uniform supplier

USAC names official uniform supplier

Tri-Star Racewear of Salisbury, N.C. is the new Official Uniform Supplier of the United States Auto Club. Manufacturers of custom driving suits and crew uniforms for the past 10 years, Tri-Star will produce new-look official...

USAC names official welders

USAC names official welders

Lincoln Electric - "The Welding Experts," with North American Regional Headquarters located in Cleveland, Ohio, has been named as the Offical Welders for USAC. Employing 7,000 worldwide, Lincoln Electric has manufacturing sites in...

Argabright wins

Argabright wins "Outstanding Contribution" award

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (November 29, 2001) - Dave Argabright of Fishers, Indiana, received the National Sprint Car Poll's prestigious "Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award" on Thursday evening at the awards reception at the Westin Hotel.

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 ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: New Venues bolster 2002 schedule

CHAMPCAR/CART: New Venues bolster 2002 schedule

DETROIT (December 3, 2001) - The CART FedEx Championship Series has tapped the second-largest metropolitan area in the world, one of North America's premier cosmopolitan cities and a top-25 market in the United States to attract projected combined...

CHAMPCAR/CART: St. Petersburg takes next step toward CART race

CHAMPCAR/CART: St. Petersburg takes next step toward CART race

The St. Petersburg Florida city council approved a 2003 CART race on Thursday November 29th. The council discussed concerns about noise, traffic problems, around the proposed course in the downtown area and balanced this against the world-wide ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART wins law suit agains ISL Marketing

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART wins law suit agains ISL Marketing

DETROIT (November 30, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) was awarded $48 million in compensatory and consequential damages at a hearing in Oakland County (Mich.) Circuit Court for its breach-of-contract lawsuit against ISL ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART programming commitment reiterated by SpeedVision

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART programming commitment reiterated by SpeedVision

DETROIT (November 30, 2001) - Speedvision, set to broadcast an all-time high number of programming hours in CART FedEx Championship Series history beginning with the new relationship as a television partner in 2002, reiterated Friday its...

Sat 01 Dec 2001
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,...

Ford World Rallye Sport names new technical director

Ford World Rallye Sport names new technical director

Ford has announced that Christian Loriaux will join its world rally team as the new technical director next season. The experienced 35-year-old Belgian will replace director of engineering Guenther Steiner who is leaving to take up a senior ...

Penske folds the #12 Winston Cup team

Penske folds the #12 Winston Cup team

Motorsport.com -- Roger Penske merges three teams into two for the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup series. Penske Racing South announced that their effort next year will be with only two cars; not three. The two drivers that will stay with the team are...

Terrorist attack hurts sponsorship, not tobacco ban

Terrorist attack hurts sponsorship, not tobacco ban

In the continuing debate about F1 facing dire straits in the face of a recession, Max Mosley, head of the FIA, has denied that the proposed ban of tobacco sponsorship will affect the sport. From 2006 tobacco advertising will be banned in the ...

Targa Tasmania 2002 safety changes

Targa Tasmania 2002 safety changes

Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) Tarmac Rally Safety Assessor Greg Carr said today he had recommended the Moriarty and Rosebery stages included in the 2002 Targa event from April 17-21 be changed to ensure that competitors did not ...

ESS: Drum Motorsports - 2001 ESS top Rookie, signs 2002 agreement with USAF

ESS: Drum Motorsports - 2001 ESS top Rookie, signs 2002 agreement with USAF

Kyle Drum Captures ESS "Rookie of the Year" Honors; Prepares to Fly High in 2002 With U.S. Air Force Kyle Drum, the 17-year-old rookie sensation of the Empire Super Sprints Series was recently named as the series' "Rookie of the Year." Kyle...

IRL: Indy Racing's Hornish receives two major nominations

IRL: Indy Racing's Hornish receives two major nominations

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 - Indy Racing drivers are in the running for two prestigious year-end motorsports awards. 2001 Indy Racing champion Sam Hornish Jr. was nominated for RPM.ESPN.com's Driver of the Year honors. The winner is ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Three CART drivers nominated to AARWBA 2001 team

CHAMPCAR/CART: Three CART drivers nominated to AARWBA 2001 team

Two-time FedEx Championship Series champion Gil de Ferran heads a list of three CART drivers who have been nominated to the 2001 All-America team selected by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA). Members of the...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART director Grosfeld asks for new CEO and president

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART director Grosfeld asks for new CEO and president

James Grosfeld will request the CART Board of Directors to "consider" making Chris Pook President and Cheif Operating Officer. The statement was made in a Schedule 13d filed with the Securities and Exchange commission on Tuesday. Previously, Jon...

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