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Tue 09 Dec 2008
EU3: Bradley Ellis BRDC Awards notes

EU3: Bradley Ellis BRDC Awards notes

BRDC Innes Ireland Trophy for Ellis Bradley Ellis was presented with the BRDC Innes Ireland Trophy during the British Racing Drivers' Club Awards 2008 at the Cafe Royal, London, on Monday 8 December, where the 21 year-old was recognised for...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
Motorsports Industry Trade Show news 2008-12-04

Motorsports Industry Trade Show news 2008-12-04

Inaugural event will make debut in December 2009 INDIANAPOLIS (December 4, 2008) - The racing industry will be welcomed back with open arms to Indianapolis in 2009 with the creation of the International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS). ...

Ford restructures performance vehicles projects

Ford restructures performance vehicles projects

Ford announces senior management changes to strengthen global PERFORMANCE VEHICLES STRATEGY DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 4 - Ford Motor Company is strengthening its commitment to performance vehicles by appointing Jost Capito to the newly- created ...

Daytona 500 Experience wins award

Daytona 500 Experience wins award

Daytona 500 Experience Garners Prestigious Brass Ring Award DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2008) -- Daytona 500 Experience, "The Official Attraction of NASCAR" located just outside legendary Daytona International Speedway, garnered a...

HANS device wins SAE award

HANS device wins SAE award

HANS DEVICE WINS 2008 SAE AWARD Atlanta, Georgia (December 4, 2008) -- The Sport Series HANS Device has been presented the 2008 SAE Motorsports Engineering Conference Award. The award recognizes significant contributions to the racing community...

NAIAS event news 2008-12-04

NAIAS event news 2008-12-04

NAIAS Intros On Track For Excitement The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is on pace to provide worldwide media and car fans the new product excitement they have come to expect. "Our exhibitors know our show draws more than 6,000...

Thu 04 Dec 2008
2009 Driver Advancement Marketing Summit announced

2009 Driver Advancement Marketing Summit announced

DRIVER ADVANCEMENT SUMMIT 2009 SPEAKERS INCLUDE EXECUTIVES FROM NASCAR, DIRT RACING, SPEED TV; LOGANO DEVELOPMENT CREW CHIEF CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 10, 2008) -- The second annual Driver Advancement Marketing Summit, scheduled...

Wed 03 Dec 2008
AARWBA 2008 All-America Auto Racing Team announced

AARWBA 2008 All-America Auto Racing Team announced

2008 AUTO RACING ALL-AMERICA TEAM SELECTED BURBANK, Calif. - The polls have closed for voters choosing 2008 All-America Auto Racing Team and five drivers with landslides of more than 70 percent of the vote are contenders for the Jerry Titus...

Ray Evernham buys East Lincoln Speedway

Ray Evernham buys East Lincoln Speedway

Ray Evernham Completes Acquisition of the East Lincoln Speedway MOORESVILLE, NC (December 2, 2008) - Ray Evernham has announced that he has acquired the assets of the East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, NC from founders Ralph and Joanne Nantz.

Tue 02 Dec 2008
Porsche Museum opening date set

Porsche Museum opening date set

New Porsche Museum to be opened on January 31, 2009; Exclusive restaurant and conference areas complement the exhibition of historic vehicles ATLANTA, December 1 - In the new Porsche Museum the final preparations are made for the opening on...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Indianapolis Motor Speedway news 2008-11-26

Indianapolis Motor Speedway news 2008-11-26

IMS ANNOUNCES 2009 CENTENNIAL GALA PRESENTING SPONSORS Honda, Indiana Pacers, Old National Bank, Just Marketing sponsor Gala events INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 -- Four companies woven deeply into the fabric of the central Indiana ...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
DC's Calling Major Tom

DC's Calling Major Tom

GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM In an effort to avoid bankruptcy in 1979, Chrysler Corporation sought and received what would eventually be known as the "Chrysler Corporation Loan Guarantee Act of 1979," signed into law by then-U.S. President James...

Holbrook wins WWC/Cooper Tire scholarship

Holbrook wins WWC/Cooper Tire scholarship

Shea Holbrook Wins the Cooper Tire Scholarship At The Women in the Winner's Circle Driver Development Academy Holbrook is one of 12 women drivers invited to participate in the 15th Academy classes Phoenix, AZ (Nov. 24, 2008) -- Shea...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
Top Fuel, Funny Car 1000 ft limit remains in place

Top Fuel, Funny Car 1000 ft limit remains in place

NHRA WILL BEGIN 2009 NHRA FULL THROTTLE DRAG RACING SEASON WITH TOP FUEL AND FUNNY CAR REMAINING AT 1,000 FEET GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2008) -- NHRA announced today that the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Season will begin with the Top...

DEI, Ganassi link up for future title chaseHeadline

DEI, Ganassi link up for future title chase

The recent economic downturn has affected all facets of life, and motorsports has not been immune from it either. With high-dollar sponsors hard to come by nowadays, a number of NASCAR teams have had to look at ways of keeping its organizations ...

WC Vision adds Scott Bove to staff

WC Vision adds Scott Bove to staff

WC Vision Announces Bove as VP of Partnership Relations TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 14, 2008) - WC Vision LLC, the marketing and licensing rights holder for the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Championships, has appointed Scott Bove Vice President of...

California Auto Club Speedway adds Talley to staff

California Auto Club Speedway adds Talley to staff

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY NAMES DAVID TALLEY DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS San Bernardino County, Calif. (November 14, 2008) -- David Talley, who currently serves as Director of Media Relations for Daytona International Speedway, has been named...

NASCAR teams CGR and DEI form partnership

NASCAR teams CGR and DEI form partnership

EARNHARDT AND GANASSI FORM NEW FOUR-CAR TEAM Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates is Created MOORESVILLE and CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 12, 2008) -- Two of motorsports' biggest names -- Earnhardt and Ganassi -- will launch a four-car team ...

Wed 12 Nov 2008
Women in the Winner's Circle news 2008-11-11

Women in the Winner's Circle news 2008-11-11

12 Women Drivers Confirmed for Lyn St. James' Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation 2008/09 Driver Academy Phoenix, AZ (Nov. 11, 2008) -- Twelve young women drivers accepted invitations from Lyn St. James to participate in the 15th class of...

Tue 11 Nov 2008
Ducati SEMA Show news 2008-11-11

Ducati SEMA Show news 2008-11-11

DUCATI PARTNERS WITH TOYOTA TO CREATE ULTIMATE TRACK DAY TRANSPORTER Cupertino, CA (11 November 2008) --Ducati North America and Toyota unveiled the ultimate transporter for motorcycle enthusiasts at SEMA last week -- the 2009 Tundra Ducati ...

NAIAS hosts Chinese automakers again in 2009

NAIAS hosts Chinese automakers again in 2009

North American International Auto Show - January 11-25, 2009, COBO Center, Detroit, Michigan NAIAS Hosts Chinese Automakers Again in 2009 The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2009 will host at least two Chinese automakers. One...

Mon 10 Nov 2008
Mohammed Ben Sulayem elected VP on FIA council

Mohammed Ben Sulayem elected VP on FIA council

ATCUE President becomes first Arab to win a place on motor sport's most powerful body Dubai, UAE: Mohammed Ben Sulayem has become the first Arab to earn a place on the most powerful body in world motor sport. Sulayem, President of the ...

Sat 08 Nov 2008
World of Outlaws loses title sponsor

World of Outlaws loses title sponsor

Advance Auto Parts Budget Reduction Affects World of Outlaws CONCORD, N.C. -- Nov. 7, 2008 -- World Racing Group officials announced today that Advance Auto Parts will not return as title sponsor of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for...

Tony George receives award in Indiana

Tony George receives award in Indiana

GEORGE RECEIVES TOP AWARD FROM INDIANA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 -- Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chief Executive Officer Tony George was named the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's 2008 Business Leader of the Year for his...

Thu 06 Nov 2008
NHRA at the SEMA Show notes 2008-11-05

NHRA at the SEMA Show notes 2008-11-05

WOMEN OF NHRA HEADLINE SEMA SHOW'S POPULAR NHRA BREAKFAST Five of NHRA's most compelling and successful female drivers were the featured guests this morning at the popular NHRA Breakfast, which has become an annual tradition at the SEMA Show in...

Wed 05 Nov 2008
Lowe's extends LMS Charotte naming rights

Lowe's extends LMS Charotte naming rights

Lowe's Companies, Inc. Extends Naming Rights Contract with Lowe's Motor Speedway CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 4, 2008) - Lowe's Companies, Inc. will continue as title sponsor of Lowe's Motor Speedway in 2009, executives from both companies ...

Tue 04 Nov 2008
HANS device awarded UK patent

HANS device awarded UK patent

HANS SLIDING TETHER DESIGN GAINS U.K. REGISTRATION Atlanta, Georgia (November 3rd, 2008) - The U.K. Patent Office has registered two designs of the Vision Advantage PLUS sliding tether system that gives HANS Device users an unrivalled range of...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
Autodelta J4 2.2 C to make motor show debut at MPH08

Autodelta J4 2.2 C to make motor show debut at MPH08

London, England - The latest, completely focused high performance sports sedan from Autodelta, the Autodelta 159 J4 2.2 C, will make its public motor show debut this evening as MPH08 opens its doors in the Earls Court Exhibition...

Porsche Motorsport news 2008-10-30

Porsche Motorsport news 2008-10-30

PORSCHE RACING LEGENDS FOR HIRE Sport Driving School Offers Ultimate in Professional Education ATLANTA - October 30 -- The Porsche Sport Driving School-one of the nation's most prestigious driving schools-is offering its first fantasy camp for a...

Mon 27 Oct 2008
Charlotte LMS - Seamus Curley spotlight

Charlotte LMS - Seamus Curley spotlight

Seamus Curley Taking the Reins at The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway Short-Track Manager Prepared for VAULT World Finals CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 27, 2008) - This week Seamus Curley, short-track manager at Lowe's Motor Speedway, will be on point...

Fri 24 Oct 2008
Mondello Park Wins Award for Business Innovation

Mondello Park Wins Award for Business Innovation

For the second year in a row Mondello Park has been honoured by its local chamber of commerce as it collected the Naas chamber award for enterprise and innovation. Having won an ‘Excellence in Business Award’ for the best small to...

Thu 23 Oct 2008
Ford Racing, Roush Fenway Racing teleconference

Ford Racing, Roush Fenway Racing teleconference

This Week in Ford Racing Ford Racing and Roush Fenway Racing announced today that they have agreed in principle to a multi-year contract. Brian Wolfe, director, Ford Racing Technology, along with Jack Roush, owner of Roush Fenway Racing, and...

Roush Fenway, Ford agree to contract extension

Roush Fenway, Ford agree to contract extension

FORD RACING AND ROUSH FENWAY AGREE ON MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT DEARBORN, Mich. (Oct. 22, 2008) -- It's 20 NASCAR seasons and counting for Ford and Roush Fenway Racing. The long-time partnership between one of NASCAR's premier race operations and...

Fri 17 Oct 2008
Derek Daly Design news 2008-10-15

Derek Daly Design news 2008-10-15

Derek Daly Design & Paxton Waters Architecture Sign Strategic Alliance Partnership with Inis Motorsport Ltd Derek Daly Design and Paxton Waters Architecture are pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic alliance agreement...

Wed 15 Oct 2008
HANS device nominated for safety award

HANS device nominated for safety award

HANS Sliding Tethers Nominated For International Safety Award Atlanta, Georgia (October 15, 2008) - The patent pending Vision Advantage PLUS sliding tether system from HANS has been shortlisted for the 2008 Safety Innovation of the Year Award. ...

Tue 14 Oct 2008
Kronenberger joins American Le Mans Series staff

Kronenberger joins American Le Mans Series staff

KRONENBERGER NAMED AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES' DIRECTOR OF SALES Jim Kronenberger joins the American Le Mans Series' Sales and Marketing team as Director of Sales. Kronenberger brings 20 years of sales experience to the organization. He most...