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Thu 01 Sep 2005
Ecclestone denies SLEC shares sale

Ecclestone denies SLEC shares sale

Formula One Management (FOM) has issued a statement signed by Bernie Ecclestone which denies the sale of shares in SLEC, F1's commercial holding company. Recently there have been a lot of stories about various people apparently intent on buying ...

Wed 17 Aug 2005
SCCA President/CEO steps down

SCCA President/CEO steps down

JOHNSON TO STEP DOWN AS SCCA PRESIDENT, MOVES TO CHAMP CAR TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 16, 2005) -- Sports Car Club of America, Inc. President and CEO Steve Johnson announced today that he will resign from his post, effective Sept. 15, to become the ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car announces managment changes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car announces managment changes

CHAMP CAR ANNOUNCES SENIOR MANAGEMENT SUCCESSION PLAN STEVE JOHNSON NAMED CHAMP CAR PRESIDENT INDIANAPOLIS (August 16, 2005) -- As part of Champ Car's senior management succession plan, Steve Johnson will become the new President of Champ...

Fri 12 Aug 2005
Charlotte LMS promotes Gappens and Farrell

Charlotte LMS promotes Gappens and Farrell

Lowe's Motor Speedway Promotes Jerry Gappens And Dan Farrell to Senior Vice President Positions CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 12, 2005) - Two Lowe's Motor Speedway executives, Jerry Gappens and Dan Farrell, have been promoted to senior vice president ...

Wed 10 Aug 2005
Elan Motorsports, Van Diemen news 2005-08-10

Elan Motorsports, Van Diemen news 2005-08-10

Elan Motorsport Technologies Takes Charge of Van Diemen Imports and Parts Palmetto, Fla. (August 10, 2005) -- Effective immediately, Elan Motorsport Technologies, based in Braselton, Ga., has assumed responsibility for the importation and parts...

Tue 09 Aug 2005
HANS recertifies to SFI 38.1 specification

HANS recertifies to SFI 38.1 specification

HANS RECERTIFIES TO SFI 38.1 SPECIFICATION Atlanta, Georgia (August 8, 2005) - HANS(r) Devices were tested and recertified last week by SFI to ensure the durability and performance level that they held a year ago. The 70G sled testing was ...

Riverside Motorsports Park update 2005-08-08

Riverside Motorsports Park update 2005-08-08

RIVERSIDE MOTORSPORTS PARK EIR COMPLETED Company Prepares for Build Development Phase ATWATER, CALIF., August 8, 2005--Riverside Motorsports Park, LLC announces that the project's administrative draft Environmental ...

Sat 06 Aug 2005
Women in winners circleHeadline

Women in winners circle

Has anyone in major motorsport done more to advance the careers of women racers than Lyn St James? The former Indianapolis 500 combatant and sports car driving standout has made it her goal to see a more feminine look to grids, pit roads and ...

Fri 05 Aug 2005
Michael, Buffy Waltrip new business plan

Michael, Buffy Waltrip new business plan

Waltrip's to Build Waltrip Racing World Sherrills Ford, N.C. (August 4, 2005) -- Michael and Buffy Waltrip have announced today their plans to build an innovative racing facility in Cornelius, NC, adjacent to Interstate 77, entitled Waltrip...

Fri 29 Jul 2005
Lyn St. James

Lyn St. James "Women in the Winner's Circle"

THIRD ANNUAL "WOMEN IN THE WINNER'S CIRCLE GATHERING" Lyn St. James Foundation hosts luncheon, silent auction, and award ceremony INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 28, 2005) - The Lyn St. James Foundation will hold the third annual "Women in the...

Tue 26 Jul 2005
NASCAR announces 2005 diversity scholarships

NASCAR announces 2005 diversity scholarships

NASCAR Announces 2005 Diversity Scholarships DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 25, 2005) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) today announced the details for the 2005 diversity scholarship program. NASCAR will honor 12 students...

Fri 22 Jul 2005
Barden resigns from USRA

Barden resigns from USRA

San Antonio, TX (July 21, 2005) - Terry Barden, Vice President of Operations for United States Racing Association (USRA-TX), has resigned his position with USRA effective immediately. Terry Dickerson, President of USRA, made the announcement ...

Wed 20 Jul 2005
Atlanta rebuilds with additions after tornado

Atlanta rebuilds with additions after tornado

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY ADDS 16-PERSON SUITES TO FRONTSTRETCH Hampton, Ga. (July 20, 2005) Atlanta Motor Speedway officials announced today the addition of twelve 16-person suites to their frontstretch suite level. Currently,...

Thu 14 Jul 2005
Kentucky Speedway files suit against NASCAR, ISC

Kentucky Speedway files suit against NASCAR, ISC

KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY FILES SUIT Today, Kentucky Speedway, LLC filed suit against NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation (ISC), alleging that these defendants have violated federal antitrust laws in that they have illegally restricted the...

Fri 24 Jun 2005
IMS Productions wins awards

IMS Productions wins awards

IMS PRODUCTIONS WINS SIX PRESTIGIOUS TELLY AWARDS INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, June 24, 2005 -- IMS Productions won six prestigious 2005 Telly Awards in various categories for its top-quality video production work. The full-service video production...

Sat 18 Jun 2005
McLaren Technology Centre wins awards

McLaren Technology Centre wins awards

McLAREN TECHNOLOGY CENTRE CONTINUES WINNING STREAK Friday 17th June 2005: Following yesterday's recognition from the Royal Fine Art Commission, the McLaren Technology Centre secured its second architectural award in two days, when today ...

Wed 15 Jun 2005
Healey Museum to be built at VIR

Healey Museum to be built at VIR

Healey Museum to be Built at VIR Alton, Va. (June 12) -- The Healey Museum, commemorating the life of Donald M. Healey and the production of his automobiles, was announced today at VIRginia International Raceway. The 20,000-sq.ft. museum ...

Fri 10 Jun 2005
AARWBA moves All-America Team dinner to Indy

AARWBA moves All-America Team dinner to Indy

AARWBA ALL-AMERICA TEAM DINNER MOVES TO INDY DEC. 3; WILL CONCLUDE 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION INDIANAPOLIS -- The American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association recently announced its 36th consecutive All-America Team dinner,...

Wed 08 Jun 2005
Larry Carrier death notice

Larry Carrier death notice

Carrier Family announces the passing of Larry Carrier The family of Larry Carrier sadly announces the passing of Mr. Larry Carrier, of Bluff City, TN who died peacefully, with wife Shirley by his side, on Tuesday morning, June 7, 2005. Larry...

Mon 06 Jun 2005
Milwaukee Mile Milton Peck Media Center dedicated

Milwaukee Mile Milton Peck Media Center dedicated

MILTON PECK MEDIA CENTER DEDICATED AT THE MILWAUKEE MILE MILWAUKEE (June 3, 2005) -- On The Milwaukee Mile's first weekend of the 2005 racing season, speedway general manager Gary Girard and Wisconsin State Fair Park Board Chairman Marty ...

Sun 05 Jun 2005
IRL: IRL expands public relations, media relations team

IRL: IRL expands public relations, media relations team

Griffin, Johnson, Savage named to key management positions. INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Dec. 16, 2002 -- The Indy Racing League has expanded its efforts in public relations and media relations with the hiring of three veteran sports public relations...

Fri 03 Jun 2005
Ilmor Engineering future secured

Ilmor Engineering future secured

PURCHASE OF SPECIAL PROJECTS GROUP DIVISION OF MERCEDES-ILMOR LTD. Mario Illien, Elizabeth Morgan, and Penske Racing of Delaware, Inc. plan to acquire the Mercedes-Ilmor Ltd. (Brixworth, UK) Special Projects Group by the end of June, 2005, as...

Tue 31 May 2005
AARWBA hands out awards

AARWBA hands out awards

France family Newsmakers of half-century; Motorsport.com aces journalism awards Culled from a list of 50 outstanding contributors to the sport of racing, the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association narrowed the choices for ...

Sun 29 May 2005
AARWBA names

AARWBA names "Newsmaker of the Half-Century"

France Family Voted Newsmaker of the Half-Century by AARWBA Members Hulman-George Family Close 2d for Media Group's Top 50th Anniversary Honor; 2 Families Combine For 55 % of Total Record-Setting Vote INDIANAPOLIS -- The France Family,...

Fri 27 May 2005
Michael Knight wins first AARWBA Founders Award

Michael Knight wins first AARWBA Founders Award

The American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association announced the Bob Russo Founders Award, to be presented annually to a member who has worked diligently to further the organization in its goals to represent the media who cover motor ...

Wed 25 May 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Kalkhoven, Forsythe buy Long Beach GP assets

CHAMPCAR/CART: Kalkhoven, Forsythe buy Long Beach GP assets

In an announcement Tuesday morning that came as a surprise to no one involved with the negotiations, Champ Car World Series confirmed that Aquarium Asset Management, LLC has purchased the assets of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. The...

Tue 24 May 2005
LMS - Smith to jumpstart Charlotte-Concord rail project

LMS - Smith to jumpstart Charlotte-Concord rail project

Bruton Smith Pledges $50 Million in Personal Funds To Jumpstart Charlotte-Concord Gateway Monorail-Style Project CONCORD, N.C. (May 24, 2005) - Citing an immediate need to accommodate the explosive growth in development and tourism from ...

Aquarium Asset buys Long Beach Grand Prix assets

Aquarium Asset buys Long Beach Grand Prix assets

AQUARIUM ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC, ACQUIRES THE ASSETS OF THE GRAND PRIX ASSOCIATION OF LONG BEACH INDIANAPOLIS (May 24, 2005) -- AQUARIUM ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC, an affiliate of CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES, LLC, is pleased to announce the successful ...

Sat 21 May 2005
IRL: Louis Schwitzer Award announced

IRL: Louis Schwitzer Award announced

DELPHI WINS 39TH BORGWARNER LOUIS SCHWITZER AWARD FOR EARPIECE INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 20, 2005 -- Delphi received the 39th annual BorgWarner Louis Schwitzer Award on May 20 for the Delphi Earpiece Sensor System. Delphi engineers Erskine ...

IRL: SAE presents Schwitzer award to Delphi

IRL: SAE presents Schwitzer award to Delphi

For 39 years, the Indiana section of the Society of Automotive Engineers has presented the BorgWarner Louis Schwitzer Award for innovative engineering excellence in the field of race car design during the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race...

Fri 20 May 2005
IRL: Indy Racing League is serious about safety

IRL: Indy Racing League is serious about safety

Without drivers there would be no show, which is why the Indy Racing League and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are so intent on making the tracks on which they race and the race cars themselves ever safer. In partnership with Delphi Corp., the...

Thu 19 May 2005
Nissan announces racing contingency program

Nissan announces racing contingency program

Nissan Motorsports Continues Its Contingency Awards Program For 2005 GARDENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 19, 2005--In order to nurture the spirit of motorsport competition, Nissan (Nasdaq:NSANY) is excited to continue its extensive...

IRL: IRL, Delphi team up to make racing safer

IRL: IRL, Delphi team up to make racing safer

DELPHI, IRL TO HELP MAKE RACING SAFER THOR-FT crash-test dummy will help advance accident research INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 19, 2005 -- Continuing its safety and technical leadership in the world of motorsports, the Indy Racing League (IRL)...

IRL: IRL's Medical/Safety vehicle has cutting-edge technology

IRL: IRL's Medical/Safety vehicle has cutting-edge technology

DELPHI-FUNDED MEDICAL/SAFETY COMMAND VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 19, 2005 -- When Dave Brown says his Chevrolet Tahoe is fully loaded, he's not kidding. He sits in the custom leather seats with the...

Tue 10 May 2005
Indy 500 history on DVD

Indy 500 history on DVD

DVD Review - No CRs - What Happened? "Indianapolis 500: The Legacy Series," Just in Time for May What better way to kick off the month of May than with seven hours of video from the Brickyard? The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is arguably the...

Mon 09 May 2005
Off Road Motorsports HoFame 2005 inductees

Off Road Motorsports HoFame 2005 inductees

OFF-ROAD MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2005 INDUCTEES RENO, NV (May 6, 2005) - The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame located in Reno, Nevada will induct six new members from the sport of off-road motorsports at its annual induction ...