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Tue 01 May 2001
BITD: The debut of the 2001 Ford Excursion SUV

BITD: The debut of the 2001 Ford Excursion SUV

By Nancy Schilke - motorsport.com April 7 - SMD Motorsports, Ford Motor Company, and International Engine Group (Navistar) launched the Excursion at the Best-in-the-Desert (BITD) 'Terrible Town 250' event. The event is part of the BITD 'Silver...

Tue 03 Apr 2001
BUSCH: Kentucky Speedway and Tide to honor Darrell Waltrip

BUSCH: Kentucky Speedway and Tide to honor Darrell Waltrip

SPARTA, KY - Kentucky Speedway and Tide, the flagship detergent of Cincinnati, OH based Procter & Gamble, celebrate the NASCAR accomplishments of NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip and honor him with a life size bronze statue and walkway at the ...

Thu 12 Jul 2001
Jaguar Racing and HSBC renew sponsorship

Jaguar Racing and HSBC renew sponsorship

HSBC Renews Principal Sponsorship Of Jaguar Racing London, Tuesday 10th July 2001, 11:15 BST: HSBC Holdings plc has renewed its sponsorship of, Jaguar Racing, until the end of the 2004 season. HSBC, Jaguar Racing's principal sponsor, began ...

Sat 12 May 2001
Grimaldi Racing inks main sponsor

Grimaldi Racing inks main sponsor

KIRKLAND, NY - The Computer Warehouse, located on Route 5 in Kirkland just east of the Utica-Rome Speedway, has signed on with Doug Grimaldi Racing as the main sponsor for the 2001 season of DIRT Pro Stock action at the speedway. "I am looking...

Fri 23 Mar 2001
Layton and Schartz hired at National Trail Raceway

Layton and Schartz hired at National Trail Raceway

GLENDORA, Calif. - The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has named Jim Layton as general manager and Patrick Schartz as sales and marketing manager at National Trail Raceway (NTR), in Kirkersville, Ohio. NTR is home to the Pontiac Excitement...

Thu 15 Feb 2001
Basi named official school

Basi named official school

February 12, 2001 (Montreal, Quebec) -- Berman Motorsport Group, organizers of the Canadian Formula Ford Championship announced today that Autosport Basi racing school, located in St-Eustache, Que., will become the "Official Racing School" of the...

Tue 10 Jul 2001
Formula SAE Autocross event results

Formula SAE Autocross event results

Formula SAE is just one of the programs in the SAE Collegiate Design Series. SAE, The Engineering Society For Advancing Mobility in Land Sea Air and Space, started the Collegiate Design Sereies competitions as a learning tool for engineering ...

Tue 30 Oct 2001
AIS: American Indycar hires new managment

AIS: American Indycar hires new managment

INDIANAPOLIS - The American IndyCar Series (AIS) announced new management to run the AIS operations. Former Championship Auto Racing Team (CART) owner Barry Brooke, of Carmel, Ind., was tabbed as the President and CEO of the AIS. In addtion,...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
Goodyear introduces new tire lineup

Goodyear introduces new tire lineup

GOODYEAR INTRODUCES ITS 26.0X10.0-15 IMPORT DRAG TIRE LINEUP After a year of development and track testing, Goodyear is proud to unveil its brand new lineup of 26.0x10.0-15 Import drag tires. These slicks, developed specifically for the...

Tue 10 Jul 2001
Formula SAE 2001 awards

Formula SAE 2001 awards

Nancy Schilke - motorsport.com Pontiac, MI - The 20th annual Formula SAE (FSAE) competition was held from Wednesday, May 16th to Sunday, May 20th. The annual award banquet was held for the students on Sunday afternoon inside the ...

Fri 18 May 2001
Dale Earnhardt Inc. defines corporate structure

Dale Earnhardt Inc. defines corporate structure

Mooresville, NC--- The company founded by seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt and his wife Teresa, today revealed its corporate structure, still aimed at long-term development of the company and its three NASCAR Winston Cup ...

Thu 26 Apr 2001
CORR: Exxon Superflo celebrates its 4th year as CORR title sponsor.

CORR: Exxon Superflo celebrates its 4th year as CORR title sponsor.

Exxon Superflo motor oil is pleased to celebrate its 4th year as the title sponsor of CORR. The CORR series has shown strong growth over the years with bigger television audiences, track attendance and more corporate sponsorship funding. This...

Tue 13 Mar 2001
GM, ASA ink four year deal

GM, ASA ink four year deal

IRWINDALE, Calif. (March 13, 2001) -- General Motors and the American Speed Association (ASA) have entered into a new four-year agreement, announced GM and ASA officials today in conjunction with the tires.com 300 Presented by BF Goodrich Tires at...

Thu 29 Nov 2001
Safari Associates

Safari Associates "soft wall" test

AMSTERDAM, NY- Safari Associates, Inc., (OTCBB-SAFR) announced that its Molecuthane motorsports "soft wall", which the company successfully demonstrated on September 26th at the Indianapolis Speedrome, is now being tested by NASCAR. On October...

Tue 18 Sep 2001
Chris Bingham signs endorsement deal with Gatorz Eyewear

Chris Bingham signs endorsement deal with Gatorz Eyewear

Race Car Driver Chris Bingham Joins Gatorz Grand-Am GTS Class Points Leader Signs Endorsement Deal Park Place Ltd. Racing Team Star Outfitted With Demora Glasses SAN DIEGO (Tuesday, September 11, 2001) - San Diego-based Gatorz Eyewear announced...

Wed 23 May 2001
Sat 24 Feb 2001
WKA: KLS Racing names Carlton as COM/President

WKA: KLS Racing names Carlton as COM/President

Scott Jeffery, CEO of KLS Racing, has named George Carlton as the Chief Operations Manager/President of KLS Racing. This will allow Scott to spend more time working on his other business interest. George came out of retirement to fill this...

Mon 23 Jul 2001
Mike Rice named NHRA Northwest Division Director

Mike Rice named NHRA Northwest Division Director

GLENDORA, Calif. (July 17, 2001) - Mike Rice has been named Northwest Division Director (Division 6) for the National Hot Rod Association, it was announced today by Len Imbrogno, NHRA director of sportsman racing and member tracks. In his new ...

Thu 12 Jul 2001
Jost Capito to lead Ford SVE

Jost Capito to lead Ford SVE

Cologne, Germany, 9 July, 2001 -- Jost Capito, former COO of the Swiss-based Formula 1 team Red Bull Sauber Petronas, will join Ford of Europe as Director Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) -- Ford's UK-based specialist engineering division - from...

Wed 07 Mar 2001
Trans-Am Series announces BFGoodrich Tires sponsorship

Trans-Am Series announces BFGoodrich Tires sponsorship

Miami - The Trans-Am Series and the Panoz/Sanchez Group today announced that it has signed BFGoodrich Tires to a three-year deal to be the spec tire for the Trans-Am Series and the presenting sponsor of the Trans-Am Drivers' Championship. The...

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...

Fri 09 Nov 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Vannini sends letter to Board of Directors

CHAMPCAR/CART: Vannini sends letter to Board of Directors

Motorsport.com -- Jonathan Vannini now owns over 1.2 M shares of common stock in Championship Auto Racing (NYSE symbol MPH) and has filed another SEC Schedule 13D (Statement of Ownership). In a earlier filing, Vannini made statements regarding...

Tue 16 Jan 2001
Texas Victory Lane Club open house

Texas Victory Lane Club open house

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (January 13, 2001) - Hundreds of fans strolled through the all-new Texas Motor Speedway Victory Lane Club on Saturday picking out seats for the 2001 racing season. It was the first chance for fans to see the newest choice in ...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
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...