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Tue 11 Nov 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART/OWRS proposed merger news 2003-11-10

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART/OWRS proposed merger news 2003-11-10

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - (November 10, 2003) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. ("Championship") (OTCBB: CPNT.OB) announced today that last Thursday, November 6, 2003, it received the comments of the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") to...

Fri 07 Nov 2003
Winchester Speedway closes

Winchester Speedway closes

Winchester Speedway Winchester, Indiana After many hours of financial review, and much soul searching, we have reached the difficult decision to suspend any plans for Race Season 2004 at Winchester Speedway. The decision comes after evaluating...

Sat 01 Nov 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Third quarter financial statement

CHAMPCAR/CART: Third quarter financial statement

<pre> Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2003 and 2002 (In Thousands, Except Earnings Per ...

Thu 23 Oct 2003
Watkins Glen staff changes

Watkins Glen staff changes

Watkins Glen, NY (October 22, 2003) - Watkins Glen International President Craig Rust recently announced the promotions of Jon Beckman to Director of Business Development and Steve Ely to Track Operations Manager for the historic road ...

Fri 17 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART changes finanical listing

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART changes finanical listing

Championship Auto Racing Teams announces change to listing on the OTC bulletin board INDIANAPOLIS (October 16, 2003) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., (formerly NYSE:MPH) announced that effective Wednesday, October 15, 2003, its common...

Thu 16 Oct 2003
Valvoline Cup leaders 2003-10-15

Valvoline Cup leaders 2003-10-15

Oct. 15, 2003 -- The racing season is winding down for most local racers across America and several men and women are battling for the Valvoline Cup national driver point's championship. The top driver from across the country in each of the ...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Johann Abt passed away on Saturday at the age of 67 after a long and serious illness. He is survived by his wife Thea and their two sons Christian (36) and Hans-Jürgen Abt (40). Born in December 1935, Johann Abt was one of Germany's most ...

Fri 10 Oct 2003
3D Systems new McLaren technology partner

3D Systems new McLaren technology partner

In the build up to the Japanese Grand Prix, the West McLaren Mercedes team is pleased to announce that 3D Systems, the world-leader in rapid prototyping technology, has joined its portfolio of Technology Partners, following a signing ceremony at...

Jack Deery takes Nashville position

Jack Deery takes Nashville position

ROCKFORD -- Former Rockford Speedway president Jack Deery has been hired as general manager of Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn. "As I look at it, all I can see is great potential," said Deery, who will start the job Nov. 1. "Our goal...

SAFER Barrier earns award

SAFER Barrier earns award

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Oct. 10, 2003 -- Research & Development Magazine, a leading publication covering the latest breakthroughs in practical, hands-on technology, has named the SAFER Barrier to its prestigious "R&D 100 Awards" list for 2003. The...

Thu 09 Oct 2003
Toyota and EMC renew partnership

Toyota and EMC renew partnership

Toyota and EMC have today announced the renewal of their multi-year partnership contract, which consolidates EMC's position as a technical partner of Toyota's Formula 1 team, Panasonic Toyota Racing. As the team heads to the...

Tue 07 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART receives formal notification from NYSE

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART receives formal notification from NYSE

NYSE notifies Championship Auto Racing Teams of its deficiencies in meeting continued Listing Standards INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 6 -- Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) today reported that it has received formal notification from the New...

New investors for Jordan

New investors for Jordan

A consortium assembled by Merrion Capital has purchased a 49.9% shareholding in Jordan Grand Prix. The new investors have purchased the shareholding of Warburg Pincus and look forward to providing support and fresh impetus to Jordan Grand Prix in...

Sat 04 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Haas resigns position on CART Board of Directors

CHAMPCAR/CART: Haas resigns position on CART Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 3 -- Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) announced today that team owner Carl Haas, who along with Paul Newman are the co-owners of Newman Haas Racing, resigned his position on September 22, 2003 as a member of the...

Thu 02 Oct 2003
Ron Snell joins staff at Atlanta Dragway

Ron Snell joins staff at Atlanta Dragway

Snell named Sales & Marketing Manager for Atlanta Dragway GLENDORA, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2003) - The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has named Ron Snell as Manager, Sales and Marketing, for Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. Atlanta Dragway, one of...

Fri 26 Sep 2003
Enkei and McLaren extend partnership

Enkei and McLaren extend partnership

World leader in street and race wheels Enkei and West McLaren Mercedes are pleased to announce the long-term extension of their Partnership. The Partnership, which began in 1995, is now set to continue with Enkei as the Official Supplier of ...

Sun 21 Sep 2003
NASCAR officials discuss new rules

NASCAR officials discuss new rules

NASCAR officials discuss new pit-road and racing-back-to-the-yellow-flag procedures John Darby -- Winston Cup series director David Hoots -- Managing event director Jim Hunter -- NASCAR senior VP for corporate communication Sept. 20, 2003 --...

Fri 19 Sep 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: OWRS continues to pursue the acquisition of CART

CHAMPCAR/CART: OWRS continues to pursue the acquisition of CART

Open Wheel Racing Series Continues to pursue the acquisition of Championship Auto Racing Teams INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 18 -- As previously announced on September 10, 2003, Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) and Open Wheel Racing Series...

NASCAR announces rule procedure revisions

NASCAR announces rule procedure revisions

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2003) -- Rule procedure revisions that eliminate racing back to the yellow (caution) flag and modify pit road entry for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series...

Thu 18 Sep 2003
Alternate exit option announced by NASCAR

Alternate exit option announced by NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2003) -- NASCAR completed another of its priority safety projects today as officials announced an option to NASCAR Winston Cup Series and NASCAR Busch Series teams for the design and components of an ...

Wed 17 Sep 2003
Passen joins SCCA Pro Racing staff

Passen joins SCCA Pro Racing staff

TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 16, 2003) -- SCCA Pro Racing has named Shawn Passen as its Technical Manager of Pro Racing. Passen joins the SCCA Pro Racing staff after nearly 10 years of building and racing cars. He began his racing career by crewing for a...

Glover named NASCAR VP, broadcasting/new media

Glover named NASCAR VP, broadcasting/new media

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2003) -- Richard Glover, a 20-year veteran of broadcasting and media, has joined NASCAR and NASCAR Digital Entertainment as vice president of broadcasting and new media. Glover will manage NASCAR's ...

Brooks named senior vice president

Brooks named senior vice president

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2003) -- Paul Brooks has been named senior vice president for NASCAR, reporting directly to NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France. Brooks will interface with all NASCAR ...

Tue 16 Sep 2003
ATK buys out Cannondale Motorsports inventory

ATK buys out Cannondale Motorsports inventory

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 15, 2003--America's second oldest motorcycle manufacturer, ATK Motorcycles has taken delivery of all remaining Cannondale Motorsports inventory, paving the way for Cannondale dealers to resume providing parts...

Joe Granatelli 1919 to 2003

Joe Granatelli 1919 to 2003

Ace Indianapolis 500 mechanic Joe Granatelli dies at 84 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003 -- Joe Granatelli, Andy Granatelli's older brother who helped fabricate the famed turbine race car that nearly won the 1967 Indianapolis 500, died Sept.

Thunder Road's Curley earns LMS Promoter award

Thunder Road's Curley earns LMS Promoter award

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2003) - Tom Curley, the flamboyant promoter of Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., will be honored as the Lowe's Motor Speedway Promoter of the Year during pre-race festivities for the UAW-GM...

Mon 15 Sep 2003
Brian France takes over NASCAR's reign

Brian France takes over NASCAR's reign

Just hours after Bill France, Jr. announced that he would not retire as the Chairman of the Board and President of the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing, his son Brian France was named as his successor. In 1994, Brian France took his...

Sun 14 Sep 2003
Brian France named NASCAR's CEO, chairman of the board

Brian France named NASCAR's CEO, chairman of the board

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 13, 2003) -- Brian Z. France has been named Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). France, actively involved in NASCAR for more than two decades,...

ASA USPRO Cup series

ASA USPRO Cup series

Pendleton, Ind. (September 12, 2003) -- The American Speed Association has reached an agreement with the Michigan-based USPRO Cup Series that allows for ASA to assume controlling interest of the nearly two-year old racing series. USPRO Cup is a ...

Fri 12 Sep 2003
NASCAR extends partnership with public relations firm

NASCAR extends partnership with public relations firm

NASCAR extends partnership with Alan Taylor Communications for consumer public relations support. Focus will be on top tier national media markets, particularly in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2003) - As part...

NASCAR R&D Center showcased

NASCAR R&D Center showcased

NASCAR showcases its Research and Development Center. CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 21, 2003) -- Focusing primarily on the areas of safety, competition and cost containment, NASCAR unveiled its state-of-the-art Research and Development Center today to ...

NASCAR announces safety initiatives

NASCAR announces safety initiatives

NASCAR commitment to safety produces series of initiatives; SAFER walls, composite seats, incident data recorders among 2002 highlights. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2003) -- NASCAR's new Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C. is a ...

NASCAR mandates second tether

NASCAR mandates second tether

NASCAR mandates addition of second tether to front wheels. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 12, 2003) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that all cars or trucks competing in NASCAR's Winston Cup Series,...

NASCAR to allow continued Ephedra use

NASCAR to allow continued Ephedra use

NEW YORK CITY, NY - Over the weekend NASCAR announced that its competitors could continue the use of ephedrine based products, but "advised all NASCAR participants to seek guidance from their individual physician prior to taking any supplement ...

NASCAR requires added fire protection

NASCAR requires added fire protection

NASCAR to require all national series teams to add fire extinguishing cylinder for fuel cell area. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 30, 2003) -- NASCAR officials announced today that all vehicles in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Open Wheel Racing to acquire CART

CHAMPCAR/CART: Open Wheel Racing to acquire CART

Indianapolis, IN (September 10, 2003) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) and Open Wheel Racing Series LLC today announced they have signed a definitive agreement providing for Open Wheel Racing Series to acquire Championship for...