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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...

Fri 13 Feb 2004
IRL: IRL announces IndyCar rules changes

IRL: IRL announces IndyCar rules changes

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004 -- A minor modification to the IRL IndyCar® Series point system highlights several rule changes announced by the Indy Racing League for the 2004 season. The change to the championship scoring system...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: OWRS awarded CART assets

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: OWRS awarded CART assets

Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC now owns the Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. assets, including the liabilities. Judge Frank Otte's ruling came after a long day of bidding by both OWRS and the Indy Racing League at the Birch Bayh Federal...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford announcement on sale of Cosworth, Jaguar

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford announcement on sale of Cosworth, Jaguar

Ford Motor Company Secures Sale of Cosworth Racing To Kevin Kalkhoven and Gerald Forsythe LONDON, 15 November 2004 - Ford Motor Company and Cosworth are jointly announcing today that Cosworth has been purchased by Kevin Kalkhoven and ...

Fri 06 Aug 2004
OCESA partners with NASCAR

OCESA partners with NASCAR

NASCAR Mexico Established; NASCAR Partners with OCESA to Create Local Base of Operations MEXICO CITY (August 5, 2004) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) today announced NASCAR Mexico, a new base of ...

Sun 11 Jul 2004
Ferrari mourns Umberto Agnelli

Ferrari mourns Umberto Agnelli

Fiat chairman Umberto Agnelli died of cancer yesterday, a year and a half after his brother Gianni succumbed to the same illness. After Gianni died in January 2003, Umberto took over Fiat, which owns Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo, along with ...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Bidding for CART assests has started

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Bidding for CART assests has started

The bidding for the CART assests began in earnest at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and Courthouse in Indianapolis, Indiana after the court recess once Judge Frank Otte ruled that the Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy...

Tue 28 Dec 2004
DIRT MotorSports signs with an Ohio University

DIRT MotorSports signs with an Ohio University

The University of Northern Ohio Enters Multi-Year Sponsorship with DIRT MotorSports Colorado Springs, CO - December 21, 2004 -- With academic programs that focus on the racing industry, The University of Northwestern Ohio is pleased to announce...

Fri 20 Feb 2004
Pikes Peak Hill Climb Board of Director news

Pikes Peak Hill Climb Board of Director news

2004 Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Board of Directors Colorado Springs, CO -- The Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the second oldest motorsports event in the United States, announces D. Edward Sauer as Chairman...

Wed 19 May 2004
TMS promotes Camper and Bowling

TMS promotes Camper and Bowling

Kevin Camper Named Director of Sales and Marketing For Texas Motor FORT WORTH-DALLAS (May 18, 2004) - Texas Motor Speedway Director of Business Development Kevin Camper has been promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing. Speedway president ...

Tue 27 Jan 2004
EMPA convention news including awards

EMPA convention news including awards

TREVOSE, PA JANUARY 24, 2004 . . . The Eastern Motorsport Press Association honored United States Auto Club Triple Crown champion J.J. Yeley with their Al Holbert Memorial/EMPA Driver of the Year award during their annual convention this past ...

Wed 03 Nov 2004
Ford Racing reveals competition Mustang

Ford Racing reveals competition Mustang

Mustang Gallops Back To The Track: Ford Racing Reveals Performance Parts and Competition Program * Mustang is at the core of the Ford Racing Performance Parts business and has always had a high consumer demand for performance and ...

Wed 08 Dec 2004
Iron Rock: Berntsen joins as Track Director

Iron Rock: Berntsen joins as Track Director

December 6, 2004 AUSTIN, TX Iron Rock Raceway, Texas' first superkart racing country club and racer education facility, has appointed Chuck Berntsen as Track Director. Berntsen will coordinate all track activities, including driver safety ...

Thu 14 Oct 2004
Heartland Park announces renovations

Heartland Park announces renovations

City Approves Funding for Heartland Park Topeka Renovations TOPEKA, Kansas -- Thanks to a commitment of funds from the City of Topeka, Heartland Park Topeka will proceed with major improvements to the facility. The Topeka City Council ...

Fri 17 Sep 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: CCWS statement on sale of Cosworth

CHAMPCAR/CART: CCWS statement on sale of Cosworth

Champ Car World Series Statement on Sale of Cosworth Racing INDIANAPOLIS (September 17, 2004) -- What follows is a statement released by the Champ Car World Series concerning today's announcement by series sponsor Ford Motor Company that it was...

Fri 16 Apr 2004
California adds new corporate partners

California adds new corporate partners

Stater Bros. Markets, Kingsford Charcoal and Cholula Hot Sauce join speedway family California Speedway Welcomes Three New Corporate Partners FONTANA, Calif. (April 15, 2004) --- California Speedway today announced the addition of three new ...

Mon 16 Feb 2004
Goodyear belt helps teams win

Goodyear belt helps teams win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., February 13 -- Since 1985, Goodyear Engineered Products has supplied innovative power transmission belts to NASCAR, adapting subtle changes over the years based on information obtained from the racetrack. The not-so-subtle...

Sun 25 Jan 2004
NASCAR R&D Competition Forum transcript, part 3

NASCAR R&D Competition Forum transcript, part 3

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,...

Sun 05 Dec 2004
Heartland Park announces staff promotions

Heartland Park announces staff promotions

Heartland Park Topeka Announces Staff Promotions TOPEKA, Kansas -- Bill Griffin, formerly the Director of Sales and Marketing, has been named Heartland Park Topeka General Manager by owner Raymond Irwin. Chris Bovis, who had been the ...

Sat 17 Apr 2004
NHRA and ESPN extend relationship

NHRA and ESPN extend relationship

NHRA and ESPN Extend Television Relationship Through 2006 GLENDORA, Calif. (April 16, 2004) -- NHRA and ESPN, Inc. have formally extended their television relationship through 2006, it was announced today. In 2001, NHRA and ESPN, the worldwide...

Wed 07 Apr 2004
Speedway Motorsports names Ty Norris Vice President

Speedway Motorsports names Ty Norris Vice President

Veteran Motorsports Executive Ty Norris Joins Speedway Motorsports, Inc. CONCORD, N.C. (April 6, 2004) - Ty Norris, 38, a 14-year veteran of the motorsports industry, has joined Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:TRK) as vice president of...

Wed 08 Dec 2004
Judge rules against Ecclestone

Judge rules against Ecclestone

The dispute between Bernie Ecclestone and the banks continued in court on December 6th, where the judge ruled that the banks, known collectively as Speed Investments, were correct in their "contentions". The banks, Bayerische Landesbank, JP Morgan...

Thu 01 Jul 2004
Watkins Glen announces promotions

Watkins Glen announces promotions

WGI Announces Marketing Department Promotions Watkins Glen, NY (June 30, 2004) - Watkins Glen International President Craig Rust announced today the promotion of three individuals within the track's marketing and communications department. Andy...

Wed 18 Feb 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car changes race rules

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car changes race rules

The President's Day holiday was none of the sort for Champ Car World Series officials, who have been busy tinkering with rules already in place, hoping to enhance competition for the series. With the release of its 2004 Rule Book, the Champ Car...

Tue 20 Jul 2004
WKA: CSOT: Barber and Stars of Karting agreement announced

WKA: CSOT: Barber and Stars of Karting agreement announced

Snap-On Stars of Karting, Skip Barber Racing Announce Significantly Expanded Relationship HILLIARD, Ohio (July 19) - The Snap-On Stars of Karting and Skip Barber Racing have agreed to expand their existing relationship as part of an ongoing...

Fri 21 May 2004
New chief executive for Australian GP

New chief executive for Australian GP

AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX CORPORATION NAMES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Mr Tim Bamford has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. Mr Bamford, 42, joined the AGPC in 1996 as its Engineering Manager, in 1998...

Wed 11 Feb 2004
Safety Experts headline SCCA National Convention

Safety Experts headline SCCA National Convention

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 9, 2004) -- Sports Car Club of America, Inc. members were treated to one of the greatest panels of motorsports restraint safety experts ever assembled this weekend at the Club's annual meeting in Kansas City. Saturday's...

Thu 29 Apr 2004
Darrell Waltrip to receive honorary doctorate

Darrell Waltrip to receive honorary doctorate

NASCAR Legend Darrell Waltrip To Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree Waltrip to Deliver Commencement Address OWENSBORO, Ky. (April 28, 2004) - NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip will deliver the commencement address to the 137th graduating class ...

Wed 07 Apr 2004
Tim Irwin joins IHRA

Tim Irwin joins IHRA

Tim Irwin named Director of Contingency and Inside Sales NORWALK, Ohio (April 6, 2004) -- IHRA President Bill Bader announced Tim Irwin has been named Director of Contingency and Inside Sales. Irwin joins IHRA from Undercover Chassis in...

Sun 04 Apr 2004
Elkhart Lake needs help

Elkhart Lake needs help

Does motorsports history have any meaning to the cities and towns where significant events have occurred in the past and, perhaps, are still going on today? Street races were the genesis of motor sports, occurring on regularly used roads well ...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Judge Otte rules to allow IRL, OWRS to bid

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Judge Otte rules to allow IRL, OWRS to bid

January 28, 2004 - Today was marked on many calendars as a "day of fireworks" as Judge Frank Otte, the presiding judge for the Chapter 11 filed by Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., will announce a final decision and oversee the transition of...

Fri 27 Aug 2004
Ford communications appointments

Ford communications appointments

Ford Announces Executive Communications Appointments Ford Motor Company today announced a series of senior personnel appointments that will further strengthen the global integration of our communications team: -Stuart Dyble appointed Vice ...

Fri 04 Jun 2004
ASA magazine makes change

ASA magazine makes change

PENDLETON, Ind. (June 2, 2004) - Inside ASA, the in-house magazine of the American Speed Association will take a different look in 2004. Instead of being published as a stand-alone publication as it has been done since inception in 1994, it will...

Sun 25 Jan 2004
SCCA signs letter of intent to license Trans-Am name

SCCA signs letter of intent to license Trans-Am name

SCCA® signs letter of intent to license Trans-Am® name for 2004 racing season. TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 23, 2004) -- Sports Car Club of America, Inc. (SCCA®) announced today that it has a signed letter of intent to enter into a contract granting...

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: IRL tenders bid for some CART assets

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: IRL tenders bid for some CART assets

There are now six days until CART's future is decided, and late this afternoon the Indy Racing League placed what spokesman Fred Nation called "A substantial bid" for certain assets currently held by the company which is liquidating in Federal ...

Wed 11 Feb 2004
Acquisition of World of Outlaws completed

Acquisition of World of Outlaws completed

Boundless announces completion of acquisition of World of Outlaws. NORMAN, OK (February 6) -- Boundless Motor Sports Racing, Inc. (OTCBB:BMSR - News; Boundless) today announced that it has completed the purchase of substantially all of the...