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Thu 05 Feb 2004
R. Todd Wilson named NASCAR CFO

R. Todd Wilson named NASCAR CFO

R. Todd Wilson named NASCAR Chief Financial Officer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2004) -- In a move to enhance NASCAR's business leadership within the motorsports industry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France ...

Mon 03 May 2004
ISMA car owner Paul Dunigan passes away

ISMA car owner Paul Dunigan passes away

ISMA Supermodified Car Owner Paul Dunigan Passes Away April 20, 2004 - After a long struggle with an undefeatable foe, Lowell, Mass. supermodified car owner Paul Dunigan passed away in the Lowell Hospital on Monday evening, April 19. Calling...

Fri 28 May 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Doug Shierson passes away

CHAMPCAR/CART: Doug Shierson passes away

1990 Indy 500-Winning Team Owner Shierson Dies at 62 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 28, 2004 -- Douglas James "Doug" Shierson, who owned the car Arie Luyendyk drove to victory in the 1990 Indianapolis 500, died May 26 at his Mooresville, N.C., home....

Fri 01 Oct 2004
Nick Craw named ACCUS President

Nick Craw named ACCUS President

Experienced Racing Executive Craw Named ACCUS President Friday, Oct. 1, 2004 -- Nick Craw, a longtime veteran of motorsports and sailing management, has been selected as president of the Automobile Competition Committee for the United States ...

Sun 25 Jan 2004
Five journalists honored by MLMJAE

Five journalists honored by MLMJAE

CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 23, 2004) - The five journalists honored Wednesday night during the 19th annual presentation of the Miller Lite Motorsports Journalism Awards of Excellence in honor of Russ Catlin included a writer for the prestigious The ...

Fri 04 Jun 2004
Motorsport.com dominates AARWBA awards

Motorsport.com dominates AARWBA awards

The American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) 2003 creative awards were announced today at the group's annual Indy 500 breakfast and, in the online categories, Motorsport.com was the overwhelming winner. The site earned...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
IPS: IRL: New IRL Safety Team partner launched at HomesteadHeadline

IPS: IRL: New IRL Safety Team partner launched at Homestead

The Indy Racing League has enhanced its partnership with Delphi Corp., as the electronics firm has agreed to become the "Official Safety Supplier" to the IRL. Delphi press conference: new earpiece sensor system by Delphi. Photo by Eric...

Wed 10 Mar 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Arturo Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Arturo "Art" Flores remembered

The racing world has lost one of its finest photographers and friends. Art Flores, who resided in Alameda, California but whose passion for all of life and for racing reminded many of the heady, protest-filled days in nearby Berkeley, passed away...

Wed 30 Jun 2004
Julie Giese joins Daytona staff

Julie Giese joins Daytona staff

Julie Giese Named Director Of Communications At DIS DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (June 29, 2004) -- Julie Giese, Director of Public Relations at Watkins Glen International and Nazareth Speedway, has been named Director of Communications at Daytona ...

Sat 04 Sep 2004
Burdette Martin to retire as ACCUS President

Burdette Martin to retire as ACCUS President

September 3, 2004 - Burdette H. Martin Jr., president of the Automobile Competition Committee for the United States (ACCUS) which governs U.S. racing as part of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), will be retiring from his...

Tue 27 Jan 2004
Bill Finefrock dead at 73

Bill Finefrock dead at 73

Fire Injuries Take Long-Time Auto Journalist/Car Collector     by Walter R. Haessner Sacramento, Calif., January 25, 2004: William L. Finefrock died at 5:15 PM of injuries sustained in a garage fire Thursday night, January 22.

Tue 19 Oct 2004
Boundless changes company name

Boundless changes company name

Boundless Motor Sports Racing, Inc. Board of Directors Approves Company Name Change to DIRT Motorsports, Inc. NORMAN, OK, October 19, 2004 - Boundless Motor Sports Racing Inc., (OTCBB: BMSR) (Boundless) Chairman and CEO Paul A. Kruger announced...

Sat 05 Jun 2004
TRD names Faivre, Reed Vice Presidents

TRD names Faivre, Reed Vice Presidents

Faivre, Reed Named TRD Vice Presidents COSTA MESA, Calif. (June 4, 2004) - With the continued growth of Toyota's motorsports program, Toyota Racing Development (TRD), U.S.A., Inc., has promoted John Faivre and Gary Reed to vice president ...

Tue 21 Dec 2004
2004 All-America Auto Racing Team is selected

2004 All-America Auto Racing Team is selected

Close Votes Decide 2004 Auto Racing All-America Team BURBANK, Calif. - In some of the closest voting ever for the annual Auto Racing All-America Team, 15 have been chosen in seven categories by members of the motorsports press. ...

Sat 07 Feb 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: New toy for GentilozziHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: New toy for Gentilozzi

One would think there aren't enough hours in the day for Paul Gentilozzi, whose motorsports concerns include the Champ Car World Series, the Motorock Trans-Am Tour, the occasional Trans-Am drive to keep his hand in, prepared by his own...

Wed 11 Feb 2004
World Series RPM Racing, Dallara sign agreement

World Series RPM Racing, Dallara sign agreement

Parma, 9 November 2004 - Dallara Automobili S.r.l. is pleased to confirm that all their agreements with RPM Racing S.L. for the construction and maintenance of the current Dallara chassis for the World Series by Nissan are in full force ...

Thu 22 Jan 2004
Continental Sports Inc. re-brands as Next Marketing

Continental Sports Inc. re-brands as Next Marketing

ATLANTA (January 16, 2004) - Reflecting an expanded business structure and a renewed commitment to client growth and delivery as it enters its second decade of operation, officials of Continental Sports Inc. announced today that the corporation...

Tue 28 Dec 2004
Racing Employment Network debuts on Internet

Racing Employment Network debuts on Internet

Racing Employment Network Wholly Dedicated to the Niche Racing Industry Opens Shop on Internet INDIANAPOLIS (December 9, 2004) - A new service catering to the needs of Motorsports Employers and Job Seekers has launched on the Web ...

Tue 13 Apr 2004
NASCAR reorganization, new hires

NASCAR reorganization, new hires

NASCAR Announces New Hires, Executive Reorganization Changes aimed at boosting touring and weekly series, consumer PR efforts DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 12, 2004) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)...

Sun 25 Jan 2004
NASCAR R&D Competition Forum transcript, part 1

NASCAR R&D Competition Forum transcript, part 1

NASCAR R&D press conference GARY NELSON, NASCAR Managing Director of Research and Development JOHN DARBY, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Director BRIAN DeHART, NASCAR Busch Series Director WAYNE AUTON, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Director GARY SMITH,...

Sat 10 Jan 2004
OWRS to add Trans-Am Racing to list of purchasesHeadline

OWRS to add Trans-Am Racing to list of purchases

It was no surprise that coming on the heels of Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC's purchase of Championship Auto Racing Team, Inc., they also announced the purchase of Trans-Am Racing, LLC. TAR had an agreement for the marketing and operating rights...

Wed 26 May 2004
Scott Rovn joins Phoenix Intl Raceway staff

Scott Rovn joins Phoenix Intl Raceway staff

Rovn Named Director of Sales and Marketing at PIR PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Bryan R. Sperber, President of Phoenix International Raceway, announced this afternoon that Scott Rovn has been named Director of Sales and Marketing effective immediately. ...

Wed 09 Jun 2004
Daytona installs SAFER

Daytona installs SAFER

Installation of Safer Barriers Underway At Daytona International Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (June 7, 2004) -- Installation of Steel and Foam Energy Reduction barriers are currently underway at Daytona International Speedway. The project to...

Fri 23 Jul 2004
Road Atlanta, Panoz Racing School restructure

Road Atlanta, Panoz Racing School restructure

Road Atlanta, Panoz Racing School Management Restructuring Announced by Panoz Motor Sports Group BRASELTON, GA.- The Panoz Motor Sports Group has announced that Road Atlanta and the Panoz Racing School will share personnel and ...

Sun 04 Jan 2004
Keystone Marketing announces Executive Staff changes

Keystone Marketing announces Executive Staff changes

CLEMMONS, N.C. (Jan. 2) -- Keystone Marketing Company, Inc., has changed the assignments of its top two executives. At the helm as vice president and chief operating officer since November 1999, David Scheumann is now president and chief ...

Sat 07 Feb 2004
Dan Henley joins ASA Member Track staff

Dan Henley joins ASA Member Track staff

PENDLETON, Ind. (February 6, 2004) - Long-time motorsports executive Dan Henley has joined the ASA Member Track program staff, serving as a consultant to national director Dennis Huth for the 2004 season. "I'm thrilled to become involved with...

Thu 08 Jan 2004
Roush acquires Mountune Racing, LTD

Roush acquires Mountune Racing, LTD

Roush Acquires Renowned Race-Engine Manufacturer Mountune Racing, Limited LIVONIA, Mich., Jan. 6 -- Roush, a leading supplier of advanced automotive engineering services and specialty vehicle body accessories, today announced the acquisition of...

Tue 11 May 2004
IRL: Kentucky Speedway names Medical Director

IRL: Kentucky Speedway names Medical Director

Dr. Troy Rock Appointed Speedway Medical Director SPARTA, KY. - University of Kentucky (UK) Hospital and Kentucky Speedway announce that Dr. Troy Rock has been appointed speedway medical director. Rock replaces former director Dr. Steve ...

Tue 13 Jan 2004
Yeley awarded Jerry Titus Memorial TrophyHeadline

Yeley awarded Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy

The 2003 USAC Triple Crown winner's year was capped off when the Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association announced last night at its annual celebratory banquet that J.J Yeley earned the Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy, making the young star...

Sat 13 Nov 2004
Battle between Bernie and the banks

Battle between Bernie and the banks

The battle between Bernie Ecclestone and the banks for control of Formula One was in court this week, with Ecclestone losing the preliminary hearing. The banks -- Bayerische Landesbank, JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers -- control 75% of SLEC, F1's ...

Tue 30 Mar 2004
Pikes Peak Hill Climb to use new timing system

Pikes Peak Hill Climb to use new timing system

World -- Class Event Relies on World - Class Timing. AMB i.t., the world's leader in automatic timing and scoring systems, is the company who introduced the world to the first fully automatic timing and scoring system over 20 years ago. Since ...

Thu 12 Feb 2004
IRL: IndyCar defines new rulesHeadline

IRL: IndyCar defines new rules

The Indy Racing League has a point to make. Several points, in fact. To give all teams and drivers additional scoring opportunities, the League has adjusted its scoring system for the 2004 IndyCar Series season. Dario Franchitti and...

Fri 23 Jul 2004
IHRA approves Nitrous Oxide in Top Fuel

IHRA approves Nitrous Oxide in Top Fuel

NORWALK, Ohio (July 21, 2004) - The IHRA Competition Department announced the approval of nitrous oxide usage on Top Fuel vehicles that currently utilize the non-supercharged combination. This rule will be effective at the upcoming Third Annual ...

Wed 27 Oct 2004
GPWC takes a step forward

GPWC takes a step forward

Grand Prix World Championship (GPWC) has appointed a marketing and management company to work on the structure for its new series, which aims to rival Formula One from 2008. The GPWC has been fairly quiet since earlier this year but is going ahead...

Thu 29 Apr 2004
SCCA Hall of Fame structure formalized

SCCA Hall of Fame structure formalized

SCCA Hall of Fame structure formalized - First Class will be inducted at 2005 Convention TOPEKA, Kan. (April 27, 2004) -- Sports Car Club of America, Inc. today formalized its Hall of Fame nomination and induction process as well as selection ...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Cosworth changes hands

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Cosworth changes hands

In January of this year, when they were awarded the assets of the former CART series, principals Kevin Kalkhoven, Gerald Forsythe and Paul Gentilozzi declared their intent to put their money where their mouths were. Today Kalkhoven and Forsythe...