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Wed 27 Nov 2002
Remembering Marvin Porter

Remembering Marvin Porter

Marvin Porter West Coast Stock Car Racer and Businessman passes away. West coast stock car racing pioneer Marvin Porter passed away on November 6, 2002 in San Felipe, Baja, Mexico at the age of 76. After a 4 year stint in the Air Force Marvin...

Mitsubishi polishes motorsport diamonds

Mitsubishi polishes motorsport diamonds

New European Head of Motorsport appointed. Mitsubishi Motors is transforming its motorsport strategy by creating a German-based headquarters from which it will co-ordinate an integrated 'business of sport' approach to global competition,...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Three CART stars nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

CHAMPCAR/CART: Three CART stars nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

INDIANAPOLIS (November 27, 2002) - Three of the stars of the CART FedEx Championship Series are in line for more post-season honors as 2002 multi-race winners Cristiano da Matta, Bruno Junqueira, and Patrick Carpentier have all been tabbed as ...

Mon 25 Nov 2002
CRA: Sunoco Super Series releases 2003 specs, racing guidelines

CRA: Sunoco Super Series releases 2003 specs, racing guidelines

Salem, Ind. (November 23, 2002) -- CRA Sunoco Super Series officials announced today the release of the series 2003 Car Specifications and Racing Guidelines. As expected there are not any major changes for 2003, but the series has made a couple of...

New refuelling rule for Bankfin Off-Road Championship

New refuelling rule for Bankfin Off-Road Championship

New refuelling regulations will add another twist to the Carnival City Casino 400, the final event of the Bankfin Off-Road Championship, on the East Rand on November 29 and 30. The new regulations, which come into immediate effect, allow crews...

Fri 22 Nov 2002
Future of digital TV uncertain

Future of digital TV uncertain

The future of digital television coverage of Formula One is due to be decided soon according to Bernie Ecclestone, who denied recent reports that the service has already ceased. Digital TV was introduced in Germany and elsewhere in the late...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford increases their stake in CART

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford increases their stake in CART

INDIANAPOLIS (November 22, 2002) - Strengthening a relationship that has been an integral part of Championship Auto Racing Teams since its formation, CART and the Ford Motor Company today announced a two-year partnership to promote and market the...

SCC: 2003 Grand-Am Cup rules released

SCC: 2003 Grand-Am Cup rules released

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 19, 2002) -- Grand American Road Racing Association has posted its 2003 rulebook for the Grand-Am Cup Series on its website at www.grandamerican.com/grandamcup/Rules_2003.html. Like the rest of the Grand American ...

Sat 16 Nov 2002
Speedway Motorsports third quarter results

Speedway Motorsports third quarter results

Speedway Motorsports reports record revenues and earnings for the third quarter of 2002. CONCORD, N.C., Nov. 12 -- Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK) today reported record revenues and earnings for the third quarter and nine months ended ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART consolidated third quarter financial report

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART consolidated third quarter financial report

<pre> Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. Consolidated Statements of Income For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2002 and 2001 (Unaudited) ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Championship Auto Racing Teams third quarter results

CHAMPCAR/CART: Championship Auto Racing Teams third quarter results

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 14 -- Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2002. The number of events held in a particular quarter affects the comparability of earnings ...

Arrows applies for legal protection

Arrows applies for legal protection

After announcing that it was involved in signing contracts with a German based investor earlier this week, the Arrows F1 team has applied for administration -- legal protection -- while the deal is finalized. The team has been faced with 'winding...

Mon 11 Nov 2002
Ford Racing and Carol Hollfelder's mobility motoring

Ford Racing and Carol Hollfelder's mobility motoring

Ford Powertrain Research, Mobility Motoring help unleash a racing 'Tiger' LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2002 - Ford's Powertrain Research & Development is pushing the envelope to give a paraplegic race car driver a competitive edge in her quest to win an...

Fri 08 Nov 2002
IRL: Green named Director of IMS public relations

IRL: Green named Director of IMS public relations

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002 -- Ron Green, who has served as director of media relations for the Indy Racing League since 1999, will become the director of public relations for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway effective Dec. 1. "Ron's ...

Thu 07 Nov 2002
EDS expands development software

EDS expands development software

EDS (NYSE:EDS) today announced Formula 1 racing team Jordan Grand Prix is expanding its use of I-deas(R) integrated mechanical design, engineering and manufacturing software. Terms of the agreement, which includes software and implementation ...

Liz Updegraff joins Tysinger Promotions

Liz Updegraff joins Tysinger Promotions

Tysinger Promotions, Inc. has expanded! Fayetteville, NC (November 6, 2002) - Tysinger Promotions, Inc. has expanded! Wendy Tysinger, president of Tysinger Promotions, Inc., announced today that Liz Updegraff will be joining their ...

IRL: IRL joins automotive aftermarket industry group

IRL: IRL joins automotive aftermarket industry group

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002 -- The Indy Racing League has joined the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) in support of its automotive aftermarket partners. The announcement was made in conjunction with the start of ...

IRL: Management changes to help IMS, IRL

IRL: Management changes to help IMS, IRL

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002 -- Tony George, president and chief executive officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy Racing League, announced a series of management changes and promotions Nov. 5. The changes affect the ...

Mon 04 Nov 2002
ASA under new ownership

ASA under new ownership

Pendleton, IN (Nov. 2, 2002) -- After months of speculation, American Speed Association officials have confirmed that for the first time in the 35-year history of the motorsports sanctioning body, ASA will operate under new ownership in...

Fri 01 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana B2B Forum brings potential sponsors

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana B2B Forum brings potential sponsors

Fontana, Calif. (October 31, 2002) - A host of potential sponsors for future Championship Auto Racing Teams endeavors got a first-hand look at what they can expect from an investment in the series at Thursday's B2B Forum Presented by Bear ...

Thu 31 Oct 2002
Toyota appoints Howett as president

Toyota appoints Howett as president

Toyota appoints John Howett as President of Toyota Motorsport GmbH Ove Andersson Named Vice-Chairman Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) announced today the appointment of John Howett as President of TMG, effective 1...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART hosts B2B forum

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART hosts B2B forum

NEW YORK (October 28, 2002) - Continuing what has been in a concerted effort this season to help teams educate prospective sponsors, Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) announced today that it will hold a Business-to-Business Forum in ...

Fri 25 Oct 2002
BUSCH: Carbon monoxide poses new risks

BUSCH: Carbon monoxide poses new risks

Auto racing competition comes with its own set of risks. But new research proposes that the levels of heat and carbon monoxide present in cars during events, may be a greater risk than a high speed accident, and just as deadly. Timothy Ackland...

Wed 23 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART announces second stockholder rights amendment

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART announces second stockholder rights amendment

Championship Auto Racing Teams announces second amendment to stockholder rights plan. INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 21 -- Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) announced today a second amendment to its stockholders rights plan; the first...

Sat 12 Oct 2002
Orange end Arrows sponsorship

Orange end Arrows sponsorship

Communications company Orange today announced the end of its sponsorship of the Arrows Formula One team. The agreement between Orange and Arrows began in 2000 and concludes at the last race of the 2002 season, this weekend's Japanese Grand ...

Thu 10 Oct 2002
Speedway Motorsports initiates dividend

Speedway Motorsports initiates dividend

Speedway Motorsports Initiates Annual Dividend Policy And Declares $0.30 Cash Dividend CONCORD, N.C., Oct. 7 Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK) today announced the introduction of a cash dividend policy with an initial annual dividend of...

Sat 05 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami B2B forum shows value of racing sponsorship

CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami B2B forum shows value of racing sponsorship

MIAMI (October 4, 2002) - In a move intended to show South Florida business entities where the value lies in starting relationships with the CART FedEx Championship Series, CART and the American Le Mans Series held a business-to-business forum in...

Wed 02 Oct 2002
IRL: Fred Treadway named to Interactive Motorsports BOD

IRL: Fred Treadway named to Interactive Motorsports BOD

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 1, 2002) -- William R. Donaldson, Chairman and CEO of Interactive Motorsports and Entertainment Corp. (OTCBB:IMTS), today announced that Fred Treadway has been named to the corporation's Board of Directors. Perfect Line,...

Tue 01 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rockingham names new Chief Executive

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rockingham names new Chief Executive

30th September 2002 - Rockingham is pleased to announce today the appointment of Ashley Pover as Chief Executive of Europe's fastest motor racing circuit. Ashley will take over the day to day running of Britain's newest international sporting ...

NASCAR changes concussion policy

NASCAR changes concussion policy

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- NASCAR is taking steps to keep drivers with concussions off the track, after Dale Earnhardt Jr. revealed he drove in several races while unable to fully concentrate or communicate with his crew chief. From now on,...

Sat 28 Sep 2002
CASCAR names investment partner

CASCAR names investment partner

CASCAR and Game Plan LLC team up. London, Ontario - Game Plan LLC, a Boston based sports investment banking firm, has been retained to assist the Canadian Association of Stock Car Auto Racing ("CASCAR") in acquiring expansion capital and in ...

Thu 26 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: B&W

CHAMPCAR/CART: B&W "Kool" ends motorsport sporsorship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - After an extensive evaluation of its participation in motorsport, Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation (B&W) has announced today that it will end its sponsorship program at the end of the current racing season. The...

Wed 18 Sep 2002
ALLSTAR: 2003 Rule changes announced

ALLSTAR: 2003 Rule changes announced

Outlaws set rules changes for sprint car racing. ALLEN, TX (September 17) -- The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series, in conjunction with other prominent 410 sprint car sanctioning organizations, released significant rules changes Tuesday that ...

Tue 17 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bear Stearns and CART to hold Miami business forum

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bear Stearns and CART to hold Miami business forum

NEW YORK, (September 16, 2002) - Continuing what has been a concerted effort this season to help teams educate prospective sponsors, Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) announced today that they will be holding...

Fri 13 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART announces amendment to stockholder rights plan

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART announces amendment to stockholder rights plan

Championship Auto Racing Teams announces amendment to stockholder rights plan. INDIANAPOLIS (September 12, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) announced today that it has amended its stockholders rights plan to permit Gerald...

Mon 09 Sep 2002
IRL: Safety update - Dare rear wing failure

IRL: Safety update - Dare rear wing failure

Airton Dare suffered a rear wing failure on his Dallara chassis during the Chicagoland Indy 300 IRL event. This is the second rear wing failure at an IRL event in recent weeks. Rear wing failures are extremely dangerous. The loss...