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Sun 05 Jan 2003
SUPERCROSS: MOTOCROSS: McGrath's retirement is officialHeadline
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SUPERCROSS: MOTOCROSS: McGrath's retirement is official

AURORA, Ill. (January 2, 2002) - Seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath today announced his retirement from supercross racing at a press conference in Anaheim, Calif., at Edison International Field. After winning 72 250cc main events and...

Thu 03 Apr 2003
IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancerHeadline

IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancer

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 2, 2003) -- Former IMSA World Sports Car and Group C2 champion Fermin Velez died Monday in Barcelona, Spain, three days shy of his 44th birthday, following a battle with cancer. Former IMSA champion Fermin Velez,...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
New Year unveiling of Stone Brothers Racing 2003 car, driverHeadline

New Year unveiling of Stone Brothers Racing 2003 car, driver

Two-time Bathurst winner Russell Ingall is now officially a "Ford Man" after announcing he has signed a deal to drive the Caltex Havoline Falcon in next year's V8 Supercar Championship Series. Caltex has also announced a three-year extension of...

Wed 12 Mar 2003
Miguel Duhamel wins fourth Daytona 200Headline
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Miguel Duhamel wins fourth Daytona 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (March 10, 2003) ¯ Canadian Miguel Duhamel edged out his Honda teammates Ben Bostrom and Kurtis Roberts to capture the 62nd Daytona 200 By Arai on Monday at Daytona International Speedway. Bostrom, Roberts and Duhamel, all...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
Marcos Ambrose seals championship at Eastern CreekHeadline

Marcos Ambrose seals championship at Eastern Creek

Marcos Ambrose screamed around Eastern Creek yesterday in his Stone Bros prepared Pirtek Ford, taking out the V8 Supercar Championship, ending Holden's dominance of the series for the past five years. Marcos Ambrose is Ford through and...

Sat 01 Mar 2003
Bentley returns to North American at SebringHeadline

Bentley returns to North American at Sebring

BRASELTON, Ga. (February 28, 2003) -- Nothing screams "England" quite like a Bentley, and a British racing green Bentley sporting Union Jacks in its motif almost conjures up the familiar strains of "Rule Britannia." After an absence of more than...

Fri 11 Apr 2003
The Petersen Porsche Sebring second place reinstatedHeadline

The Petersen Porsche Sebring second place reinstated

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 10, 2003) -- The White Lightning-Petersen Motorsports Porsche has been reinstated to its original second-place finishing position in the GT class in the March 15 American Le Mans Series Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. It had...

Tue 13 May 2003
Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le MansHeadline

Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le Mans

For this exceptional edition of the "24 Heures" which celebrates the 80th anniversary of the creation of the race, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, François Fillon - Minister of Employment, Roland du Luart - President of the Sarthe County Council,...

Mon 20 Jan 2003
Luis Diaz re-signed with Dorricott RacingHeadline

Luis Diaz re-signed with Dorricott Racing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2003) - Phyllis Dorricott confirmed today that Dorricott Racing has re-signed second-year Dorricott Racing driver Luis Diaz, of Mexico City, for the 2003 Toyota Atlantic Championship. Dorricott Racing's entry for...

Fri 14 Nov 2003
Kristensen, Ara take 1000km for AudiHeadline

Kristensen, Ara take 1000km for Audi

Le Mans specialist Team Goh took the overall victory in the first-ever ACO-sanctioned Le Mans 1000 km event. Tom Kristensen and Seiji Ara started from the pole and ran comfortably in the lead throughout the race to take a flag-to-flag ...

Wed 27 Aug 2003
Montreal season finale race notesHeadline

Montreal season finale race notes

Rojas wins flag-to-flag MONTREAL, QUEBEC (August 24, 2003)- Memo Rojas of Mexico City, Mexico, led every lap of the Barber Dodge Pro Series race in Montréal today to take his second win of the season. 2003 Barber Dodge Pro Series Champion Leo...

Sat 14 Jun 2003
Bentleys on front row for 24 Hours of Le MansHeadline

Bentleys on front row for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Bentley secured the front row for the Le Mans 24 Hours race after staying on top over all four two-hour qualifying sessions. The team went into the final session with the two fastest times, although Tom Kristensen underlined his dominance with a...

Fri 24 Jan 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Pruett to join Rocketsports Trans-Am teamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pruett to join Rocketsports Trans-Am team

LANSING, Mich. - Two-time Trans-Am champion Scott Pruett will join the Rocketsports Racing stable for the 2003 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup announced team owner Paul Gentilozzi. Pruett, who claimed his Trans-Am titles in 1987 and...

Thu 15 May 2003
Kyle Krisiloff Signs with Dorricott RacingHeadline

Kyle Krisiloff Signs with Dorricott Racing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (May 13, 2003) - Phyllis Dorricott confirmed today that Kyle Krisiloff, of Carmel, Ind., has signed to drive with Dorricott Racing for the remainder of the 2003 Toyota Atlantic Championship. He joins Luis Diaz, of Mexico City,...

Thu 18 Dec 2003
Feud between Skaife and Ingall continuesHeadline

Feud between Skaife and Ingall continues

Even a week after Marcos Ambrose took the red flag and the V8 Supercar Championship Series for 2003, the controversy continues to rage throughout the motorsport world over the Skaife/Ingall incident at Eastern Creek during the final race of the ...

Tue 18 Mar 2003
Scuadra Fortia adds Dumas to Monterrey lineupHeadline

Scuadra Fortia adds Dumas to Monterrey lineup

SAN DIEGO (March 17, 2003) - CART Toyota Atlantic Championship team owner Allen Berg announced today that European driver Romain Dumas will race under the Scuadra Fortia banner at CART's Toyota Atlantic season opener on March 23, 2003 in...

Sat 14 Jun 2003
Kristensen: Le Mans pole position interviewHeadline

Kristensen: Le Mans pole position interview

Tom Kristensen: "Thank you for staying up so late! I am very very happy to be on the pole position. The car has, as you already saw, showed the pace for qualifying. We used one set of Michelin's hard qualifying tyre and it was successful because...

Sat 08 Feb 2003
CART Ladder Series kick off 2003 seasonHeadline

CART Ladder Series kick off 2003 season

In a pair of media conferences today, the top two rungs in the CART Ladder Series announced their plans for the 2003 season. The news included the unveiling of a new logo for the Toyota Atlantic Championship. The logo incorporates the CART name...

Tue 04 Mar 2003
Max Papis joins JML Team Panoz for endurosHeadline

Max Papis joins JML Team Panoz for enduros

Highly experienced Formula One, CART and sportscar ace Max Papis will contest the opening three races of the 2003 sportscar year with JML Team Panoz. The Italian racer, nicknamed "Mad Max", will drive the lead Panoz LMP-01 with Olivier Beretta...

Sat 14 Jun 2003
Audi drivers on qualifying and 24 Hour raceHeadline

Audi drivers on qualifying and 24 Hour race

Audi hosted their press conference in the impressive ACO Headquarters building which is opposite the pit lane and overlooks the pit straight. All nine drivers were present along with their team principals to talk to the media and answer ...

Wed 19 Feb 2003
Davidson joins Ferrari for Sebring and LeMansHeadline

Davidson joins Ferrari for Sebring and LeMans

BAR test driver Anthony Davidson is to drive a Ferrari 550 Maranello GTS in the 24hrs of Le Mans in June and at the American Le Mans Sebring 12hr in March for Prodrive. The British driver competed in two Formula One races last year for Minardi,...

Sun 26 Jan 2003
New team Pacific Coast Motorsports sign FiggeHeadline

New team Pacific Coast Motorsports sign Figge

CARPINTERIA, CALIF. (January 23, 2003) -- Pacific Coast Motorsports recently announced its formation and driver for the upcoming 2003 season. Alex Figge, of Santa Barbara, Calif., will contest the entire 12-race CART Toyota Atlantic Championship...

Sat 07 Jun 2003
American team, Champion Racing ready for Le MansHeadline

American team, Champion Racing ready for Le Mans

American team takes on world's best in classic enduro, the Florida-based road racing outfit contest legendary 24 Hour of Le Mans. Team ADT Champion Racing sets out next weekend (14-15 Jun) to become the first American team to win the 24 Hours of...

Tue 06 May 2003
Bentleys, Audis lead the way in preliminariesHeadline

Bentleys, Audis lead the way in preliminaries

LE MANS, France (May 4, 2003) - Bentleys and Audis led the way overall Sunday as racing teams had eight hours of testing at the Circuit de La Sarthe to help them prepare for next month's running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Regular American Le Mans...

Sat 19 Apr 2003
Lowndes swims across the line at Phillip IslandHeadline

Lowndes swims across the line at Phillip Island

Rain and thunderstorms greeted the V8 Supercars at Phillip Island this weekend for the second round of the Championship. Regarded as one of the most picturesque circuits in the world, Fridays practice session looked anything but, after strong...

Wed 01 Oct 2003
Valiante wins season finale at MiamiHeadline

Valiante wins season finale at Miami

After electrical problems forced pole sitter and 2003 champion A.J. Allmendinger to pit before the green flag, third-place starter Michael Valiante took advantage of Allmendinger's demise on the streets of Miami. Michael Valiante. Photo...

Thu 27 Mar 2003
ACO announces entries for Le Mans 2003Headline

ACO announces entries for Le Mans 2003

The A.S.A. A.C.O "24 Heures du Mans" has just published the list of the 50 cars which have been admitted to take part in the administrative checks and scrutineering of the "24 Heures du Mans" preliminary practice sessions (4th May 2003). The list...

Fri 13 Jun 2003
Bentley remains fastest on second qualifying, part oneHeadline

Bentley remains fastest on second qualifying, part one

Bentley remained fastest after an incident-packed first part of the second qualifying session for Le Mans 24 Hours despite coming under increasing pressure from Audi. The car of Tom Kristensen, Rinaldo Capello and Guy Smith remained comfortably ...

Thu 18 Dec 2003
Ambrose wins championshipHeadline

Ambrose wins championship

Marcos Ambrose finished the 2003 season in fine fashion by winning both races on his way to his first Australia V8 Supercar championship at Eastern Creek. Marcos Ambrose stretches his lead. Photo by John Maricic. The Stone Brothers ...

Sun 10 Aug 2003
Allmendinger hangs on to Mid-Ohio poleHeadline

Allmendinger hangs on to Mid-Ohio pole

(Lexington, OH, August 9, 2003) Toyota Atlantic Series points leader A.J. Allmendinger claimed his sixth pole of the season for RuSPORT Racing, as he bested a field of 17 cars at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. A.J. Allmendinger. Photo by...

Thu 02 Oct 2003
Allmendinger ties record with Miami poleHeadline

Allmendinger ties record with Miami pole

Rookie sensation and 2003 champion, A.J. Allmendinger captured his ninth CART Toyota Atlantic Championship pole of the season this afternoon at Miami, tying a record set by the legendary Gilles Villeneuve for most Atlantic’s poles in a ...

Tue 02 Sep 2003
Allmendinger clinches championship at DenverHeadline

Allmendinger clinches championship at Denver

A.J. Allmendinger clinched the CART Toyota Atlantic 2003 Championship today on the streets of Denver, Colorado. The young RuSPORT rookie has had his sights set on the title since being crowned the 2002 Barber Dodge Pro champion. "Amazing, I...

Tue 12 Aug 2003
Valiante survives to take victory at Mid-OhioHeadline

Valiante survives to take victory at Mid-Ohio

Lynx Racing's Michael Valiante survived a first lap collision with pole sitter A.J. Allmendinger and went on to win his second Toyota Atlantic Championship race of 2003. Michael Valiante. Photo by Michael Kim. The victory, just 0.6 ...