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Fri 05 Sep 2003
Local race drivers hope to save Canadian GP

Local race drivers hope to save Canadian GP

LOSS OF GRAND PRIX DISASTROUS TO CANADIAN RACE CAR DRIVERS Driver and Team Sponsorship Income Dependent on Formula One Race In a last minute effort to have the Canadian Grand Prix reinstated onto next year's Formula One schedule, Canadian race...

Wed 03 Sep 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Bridgestone/Firestone names Motorsports PR Manager

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Bridgestone/Firestone names Motorsports PR Manager

Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC is proud to announce that Charla Sasser has assumed the position of Manager of Motorsports and Product Public Relations, effective September 1. Ms. Sasser comes to BFNT after serving the past 3 1/2...

Sat 30 Aug 2003
SCCA promotes Howard Duncan

SCCA promotes Howard Duncan

TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 29, 2003) -- Sports Car Club of America, Inc. announced today the promotion of Howard Duncan to Vice President of Program Development and Operations. Duncan will oversee the operations and development of SCCA, Inc.'s...

Fri 29 Aug 2003
Eiron Jones joins Nazareth Speedway staff

Eiron Jones joins Nazareth Speedway staff

NAZARETH, P.A. (August 28, 2003) -- Nazareth Speedway President Craig Rust recently announced that Eiron Jones has been named Manger of Public Relations for Nazareth Speedway and will be based out of the Watkins Glen, NY office. Her position will...

Tue 26 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART continues share offer talks

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART continues share offer talks

Championship Auto Racing Teams announces continuing negotiations with the Open Wheel Racing Series. INDIANAPOLIS -- August 24, 2003 -- Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) announced today that its Board of Directors has instructed ...

Sat 23 Aug 2003
ASA unveils Sparrowfoot safety vehicle

ASA unveils Sparrowfoot safety vehicle

Pendleton, Ind. (August 21, 2003) - The American Speed Association (ASA) and Sparrowfoot Fire and Rescue Inc. have partnered to develop a high-speed fire and rescue vehicle. The arrangement between the two companies will allow ASA to ...

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

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

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 21 -- Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) confirmed today that Robert D. Biggs has resigned from CART's Board of Directors, effective August 20, 2003. In making his decision, Mr. Biggs cited personal ...

Thu 21 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Heitzler/CART resolve legal disputes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Heitzler/CART resolve legal disputes

Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. and former President & CEO Joseph F. Heitzler annouce resolution to all legal disputes INDIANAPOLIS - August 20, 2003 - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. ("CART") and Joseph F. Heitzler ("Heitzler") ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Derrick Walker steps down from CART Board of Directors

CHAMPCAR/CART: Derrick Walker steps down from CART Board of Directors

Indianapolis, IN - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) announced today that team owner Derrick Walker has relinquished his position as a member of the Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. Board of Directors, effective immediately. In...

Wed 20 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Walker resigns from CART board

CHAMPCAR/CART: Walker resigns from CART board

Derrick Walker steps down from CART Board of Directors. INDIANAPOLIS - August 19, 2003 - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) announced today that team owner Derrick Walker has relinquished his position as a member of the...

Mon 18 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART share offer announcement

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART share offer announcement

Championship Auto Racing Teams announces receipt of offer to purchase all outstanding shares INDIANAPOLIS - August 18, 2003 - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) announced today that it has received a proposal from Open...

Riverside Motorsports Park appoints Yurick president

Riverside Motorsports Park appoints Yurick president

ATWATER, Calif., August 18, 2003--Riverside Motorsports Park, LLC (RMP) announced today that it has employed Michael Yurick as the motorsports facility's President and General Manager. Yurick's motorsports operational and management expertise ...

Fri 15 Aug 2003
World of Outlaws sold

World of Outlaws sold

Boundless announces World of Outlaws acquisition. KNOXVILLE, IA (August 15) - Boundless Motor Sports Racing, Inc., is the proud owner of the World of Outlaws, Boundless Chairman and CEO Paul Kruger and World of Outlaws President Ted Johnson ...

Thu 14 Aug 2003
Alpert, Pico added to Homestead speedway staff

Alpert, Pico added to Homestead speedway staff

MIAMI (August 12, 2003) - Curtis Gray, President of Homestead-Miami Speedway, has named Jason Alpert as Marketing Manager and Jay Pico as Manager of Corporate Partnerships. "With their experience, Jason and Jay provide a fresh perspective on ...

BUSCH: Akins Motorsports renews sponsor

BUSCH: Akins Motorsports renews sponsor

Great Clips' successful Busch Series Motorsports marketing program prompts two-year extension with Akins Motorsports. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 12, 2003) - Great Clips, Inc., one of America's top-50 franchisers, is pleased to announce a two-year...

Tue 12 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Championship Auto Racing Teams second quarter results

CHAMPCAR/CART: Championship Auto Racing Teams second quarter results

Championship Auto Racing Teams reports second quarter 2003 results. INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 11 -- Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) announced today financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2003 and detailed several...

Riverside Motorsports Park secures land

Riverside Motorsports Park secures land

ATWATER, Calif., August 12, 2003--Riverside Motorsports Park, LLC (RMP) announces that it has secured 1200 acres adjacent to Castle Airport in California's Merced County, assembled an experienced management, engineering and construction team, and...

LMS adds Matt Newsom to staff

LMS adds Matt Newsom to staff

CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 11, 2001) - Matt Newsom, a former general manager of professional baseball and hockey franchises, has joined the staff of Lowe's Motor Speedway as director of customer services and logistics. Newsom, 37, will replace Mike ...

Fri 08 Aug 2003
SCCA World Challenge GT technical news

SCCA World Challenge GT technical news

Scca Pro Racing applies competition adjustments to Speed GT BMW and Porsche cars TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 7, 2003) -- SCCA Pro Racing released Wednesday in an SCCA Speed World Challenge Technical Bulletin that the Speed GT BMW M3s and Porsche 911...

MRN Radio garners AARWBA top honors

MRN Radio garners AARWBA top honors

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - MRN Radio, "The Voice of NASCAR", has been honored by The American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) - taking home first place for its live coverage of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Old Dominion 500 at...

Mon 04 Aug 2003
Dover Motorsports, Inc. second quarter results

Dover Motorsports, Inc. second quarter results

Dover Motorsports, Inc. reports results for the second quarter. DOVER, Del., July 24 -- Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:DVD) today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2003. Revenues were $47,849,000 in the quarter ended...

Sat 02 Aug 2003
NASCAR promotes three to key director positions

NASCAR promotes three to key director positions

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 2, 2003) -- Steve O'Donnell has been named Director of Business Operations for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), one of three key promotions announced today by the sanctioning ...

Thu 31 Jul 2003
IPS: IRL: IMS studies SAFER barrier data

IPS: IRL: IMS studies SAFER barrier data

IMS continues to study crash data from Safer Barrier. INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, July 30, 2003 -- On May 1, 2002, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President and CEO Tony George announced a safety innovation that would revolutionize the sport of ...

Tue 29 Jul 2003
Baucom - first driver to use new restraint system

Baucom - first driver to use new restraint system

Trans-Am series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup Driver, John Baucom, to employ revolutionary head and neck restraint system at Trois-Rivières When John Baucom straps into the ...

Sat 26 Jul 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART safety team featured on TV

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART safety team featured on TV

INDIANAPOLIS (July 24, 2003) -- Heralded across the motorsports landscape as the standard to which at-the-track safety services should be held, the CART Champ Car Simple Green Safety Team will be featured in a video piece to be aired as part of ...

Wed 23 Jul 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART financial guidance 2003-07-22

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART financial guidance 2003-07-22

Championship Auto Racing Teams updates 2003 financial guidance. INDIANAPOLIS, July 22 -- Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) (NYSE:MPH) today updated its financial guidance for 2003 and the outlook for 2004. 2003 Financial...

Fri 18 Jul 2003
Motorsports Day at Craig Hospital

Motorsports Day at Craig Hospital

GM Mobility visits Craig Hospital for annual Motorsports Day DENVER, July 17, 2003 - Over 100 special-interest vehicles including street rods, race cars, muscle cars and restoration vehicles, many with hand controls for persons with...

Sina new sponsor for BAR

Sina new sponsor for BAR

B*A*R GEARS UP FOR CHINA WITH NEW PARTNER SINA As B*A*R prepares to celebrate its home Grand Prix, the team is delighted to announce a long-term partnership agreement with Chinese internet portal SINA, one of the leading online media ...

Australian Rally group signs marketing team

Australian Rally group signs marketing team

IMG has confirmed its contract to market the Australian Rally Championship for the next three years. IMG will have the job of maximising the commercial value of the Australian Rally Championship for its current stakeholders and introducing a new...

Wed 16 Jul 2003
Simpson/NASCAR lawsuit dropped

Simpson/NASCAR lawsuit dropped

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bill Simpson, safety equipment manufacturer, dropped his lawsuit against the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing Tuesday. Simpson was suing after allegations that a Simpson-made seat belt failure caused the death of...

Budweiser new sponsor for Williams

Budweiser new sponsor for Williams

Budweiser, the world's best-selling beer, and the BMW WilliamsF1 Team, a global leader in Formula One, today announced the "King of Beers" will serve as an "official sponsor" of the BMW WilliamsF1 Team. The multi-year agreement is Budweiser's...

Tue 15 Jul 2003
IRL: Blanch joins Indy Racing League technical staff

IRL: Blanch joins Indy Racing League technical staff

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, July 15, 2003 -- Veteran IRL IndyCarTM Series crew chief Kevin "Rocket" Blanch has joined the Indy Racing League as technical manager for the IndyCar Series, league officials announced July 15. Blanch will oversee the ...

Mon 14 Jul 2003
Donington Park's Tom Wheatcroft receives award

Donington Park's Tom Wheatcroft receives award

Last night, July 8, Tom Wheatcroft was honoured for his unique contribution to motorsport. In a ceremony at the House of Lords, Wheatcroft received the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA)* award for 'The Most Outstanding Contribution To The UK...

Tue 08 Jul 2003
IMS's Clarence Cagle passed away

IMS's Clarence Cagle passed away

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 7, 2003 -- Clarence Cagle, who helped save the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from oblivion after World War II and served as track superintendent for 30 years, died July 5 in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 88. Cagle, a native...

Fri 04 Jul 2003
Benson on SAFER barrier installation

Benson on SAFER barrier installation

Johnny Benson's reaction to SAFER barrier installation in Richmond, New Hampshire. Benson wrecked in a Busch race at Richmond in 2002. He suffered a broken rib in his back on the right side and two cracked ribs on front right side of his body....

BUSCH: Tracks embrace soft wall technology

BUSCH: Tracks embrace soft wall technology

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Safety in NASCAR has long been an issue volleyed about the experts. After the institution of mandatory head and neck restraints in September of 2001, the focus on safety turned to a new soft wall technology developed by a...