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Fri 22 Sep 2000
US GP: Formula One car specifications
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US GP: Formula One car specifications

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000 - A look at some of the technical specifications of the Formula One cars that will compete in the SAP United States Grand Prix on Sept. 22-24 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including a chart...

Thu 09 Mar 2000
Brian and Mark Simo get to race together at Sebring

Brian and Mark Simo get to race together at Sebring

Twin brothers Brian and Mark Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., will have the rare opportunity to travel to races together this season, when the American Le Mans Series and the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series share five race weekends. The two started ...

Thu 27 Jan 2000
Team Rafanelli Gains Olive Garden Sponsorship

Team Rafanelli Gains Olive Garden Sponsorship

Orlando, Fla. (January 27, 2000) -- In a move that continues to strengthen its ties to Italy, Olive Garden today announced that it will partner with Italy's Team Rafanelli to mount what is expected to be the leading independent effort to win...

Mon 13 Mar 2000
History of Sebring

History of Sebring

The oldest road race in the United States, the historic 12 Hours of Sebring is the opening round of the 2000 Le Mans Series. The following is a time-line history of the airfield circuit in Florida which has previously staged the U.S. Grand ...

Wed 12 Jan 2000
Nicola Foulston resigns from BHL
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Nicola Foulston resigns from BHL

The controversial boss of Brands Hatch Leisure, Nicola Foulston, has resigned from her post as Chief Executive. Rob Bain has taken over. Foulston made the deal that will possibly see the British Grand Prix move to Brands Hatch, and sold the...

Sun 01 Oct 2000
BMW's Bill Auberlen okay after Road Atlanta flip

BMW's Bill Auberlen okay after Road Atlanta flip

Bill Auberlen of Redondo Beach, Calif., suffered only a bruised elbow after his No. 43 BMW V12 LMR flipped after 90 minutes of the 1000-mile / 10-hour Petit Le Mans race. Bill Auberlen , No. 43: "I was coming up over the rise with the Olive ...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
Lou Patane retires

Lou Patane retires

Dodge executive announces retirement By Tim Packman AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Dec. 18, 2000) Lou Patane, vice president of motorsports operations for Dodge, will retire during the 2001 NASCAR season. An integral member of the Dodge motorsports ...

Tue 15 Aug 2000
AMA/Prostar-Indy, Final Qualifying
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AMA/Prostar-Indy, Final Qualifying

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 08/14/00 14:50:26 -- Qualifying results after 4 round(s) of qualifying at the AMA/Prostar Pingel Thunder Nationals, held at Indianapolis Raceway Park, shown with position, name, hometown, make, elapsed...

Mon 03 Jul 2000
AMA/Prostar Chicago: Final Qualifying
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AMA/Prostar Chicago: Final Qualifying

<pre> JOLIET, Ill., 07/02/00 17:41:39 -- Qualifying results after 4 round(s) of qualifying at the AMA/Prostar Trim-Tex Street Fighter Nationals, held at Route 66 Raceway, shown with position, name, hometown, make, elapsed time and speed...

Tue 15 Aug 2000
AMA/Prostar-Indy final results
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AMA/Prostar-Indy final results

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 08/14/00 -- Final round results from the AMA/Prostar Pingel Thunder Nationals, held at Indianapolis Raceway Park, shown with position, name, hometown, make, reaction time, elapsed time and speed in mph: TOP FUEL -ROUND...

Fri 02 Jun 2000
Prost denies Alan Jenkins rumors
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Prost denies Alan Jenkins rumors

With Prost Grand Prix chief designer Alan Jenkins missing from the French team's paddock during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, rumors have been circulating that he has left the team. However, the team issued an official press release today ...

Sat 16 Sep 2000
Dan Gurney's Historic V-12 Grand Prix Eagle
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Dan Gurney's Historic V-12 Grand Prix Eagle

Dan Gurney's historic V 12 Grand Prix Eagle goes back home to Indiana With the approaching US Grand Prix in Indianapolis, interest is again high in regard to American participation in and contribution to the sport of Formula I in the past and...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
John Baldwin

John Baldwin

It is with great sadness that Panoz Motor Sports report the sudden and unexpected death of John Baldwin. John, who was 59, died of heart failure in the early hours of Tuesday morning (28th) while in Kershaw, South Carolina where the Panoz team...

Mon 03 Apr 2000
AMA/Prostat Atlanta final qualifying
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AMA/Prostat Atlanta final qualifying

COMMERCE, Geo., 04/03/00 09:32:17 -- Final qualifying results from the AMA/Prostar Star Racing Nationals, held at Atlanta Dragway, shown with position, name, hometown, make, elapsed time and speed in mph: TOP FUEL 1, Chris Hand, Navoo, AL,...

Wed 12 Jan 2000
Dodge Viper GTS-R Named

Dodge Viper GTS-R Named "Racing Car of the Year"

Automobile Magazine Names Dodge Viper GTS-R "Racing Car of the Year" Dodge Viper Runs Undefeated In ALMS, Wins Le Mans and Walks Away With FIA GT Series Title DETROIT, Jan. 12, 2000 - With its recent overall victory in the FIA GT Series,...

Thu 09 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rick Gorne leaves Reynard after 18 Years
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Rick Gorne leaves Reynard after 18 Years

After 18 years with Reynard Motorsport, one of its well-known personalities, Rick Gorne, has resigned from the company in order to concentrate on his role at British American Racing. Gorne started with Reynard in 1982. Adrian Reynard, Chairman...

Sun 01 Oct 2000
Audi wins Road Atlanta's Petit Le Mans

Audi wins Road Atlanta's Petit Le Mans

BRASELTON, Ga. -- The Audi team of drivers Allan McNish, Rinaldo Capello and Michele Alboreto dominated and won the Petit Le Mans sports car endurance race Saturday at Road Atlanta. The winning team completed 1,000 miles around the 2.54-mile, ...

Tue 26 Sep 2000
Paul Newman joins Petit Le Mans at Road America

Paul Newman joins Petit Le Mans at Road America

BRASELTON, Ga. (September 25, 2000) -- Actor Paul Newman, an accomplished racing driver, has joined the field for Saturday's Petit Le Mans sports car endurance race at Road Atlanta. Newman will reunite with former team owner Dick Barbour and ...

Sun 21 May 2000
AMA/Prostar Rockingham final qualifying
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AMA/Prostar Rockingham final qualifying

ROCKINGHAM, NC, 05/20/00 18:57:16 -- Final qualifying results from the AMA/Prostar Schnitz Racing Summer Nationals, held at Rockingham Dragway, shown with position, name, hometown, make, elapsed time and speed in mph: FUNNYBIKE 1, Bryan ...

Thu 11 May 2000
Mimmo Schiattarella returns to Silverstone

Mimmo Schiattarella returns to Silverstone

Silverstone represents home-air for Mimmo Schiattarella and Olive Garden-Rafanelli team, after the podium in Charlotte all the squad coming to England with the best intentions to give thrill to the race. Mimmo was leading the time sheet in...

Sat 02 Sep 2000
Panoz Racing School to open at Texas Motor Speedway

Panoz Racing School to open at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (September 1, 2000) -- Panoz Racing School will open its third school at Texas Motor Speedway, America's second largest sports and entertainment facility, beginning in January, 2001. The announcement was made today by speedway...

Tue 14 Mar 2000
Final Qualifying AMA/PROSTAR Gainesville
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Final Qualifying AMA/PROSTAR Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla., 03/13/00 19:43:48 -- Qualifying results after 3 round(s) of qualifying at the AMA/PROSTAR MRE SUNSHINE NATIONALS, held at Gainesville Raceway, shown with position, name, hometown, make, elapsed time and speed in mph: TOP ...

Sat 12 Aug 2000
Team McLaren uses CA technology
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Team McLaren uses CA technology

ISLANDIA, N.Y. and WOKING, ENGLAND, August 10, 2000 - Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA), the world's leading eBusiness solutions provider announced today that West McLaren Mercedes, developer of the MP4/15 Formula 1 racing car, is ...

Sat 16 Dec 2000
Villeneuve, Pollock, Tomba join ski race

Villeneuve, Pollock, Tomba join ski race

MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec December 9, 2000 - Jacques Villeneuve, Craig Pollock and Alberto Tomba announced today that the "Grand Prix 24 hours of Tremblant" on skis event will take place December 15 and 16, 2001.For the first time in North...

Thu 31 Aug 2000
Good reviews for new Texas road course

Good reviews for new Texas road course

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Aug. 31, 2000) -- Some of the world's best road racing drivers got their first look at the new infield road course at Texas Motor Speedway Thursday as teams began preparations for Saturday night's Grand Prix of Texas. Reaction...

Mon 27 Mar 2000
Coulthard disqualified from Brazilian GP
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Coulthard disqualified from Brazilian GP

David Coulthard's McLaren-mercedes has been disqualified from its second- place finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix. After a lengthy post-race scrutineering session, the stewards' statement read: "When checking the front bodywork height, it...

Thu 27 Jan 2000
AA Kyalami GP Circuit FIA License Renewed
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AA Kyalami GP Circuit FIA License Renewed

The AA Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit has been given a clean bill of health by the FIA and has had it's Grade 1 license renewed. FIA safety officer Charlie Whiting reissued the AA Kyalami license following a circuit inspection late last week. Apart...

Thu 21 Sep 2000
All-women's team garners support for Road atlanta

All-women's team garners support for Road atlanta

Braselton, Georgia...The all-women's sports car team of Cindi Lux, Divina Galica and Belinda Endress, all Women's Global GT Series competitors, is receiving much support for the upcoming 1,000-mile, 10-hour Petit Le Mans race at Road...

Tue 17 Oct 2000
Panoz Group names Clark VP of Marketing

Panoz Group names Clark VP of Marketing

BRASELTON, Ga. (October 18, 2000) -- Mike Clark, a longtime and respected veteran of the motorsports industry, has been named to the newly-created position of Vice-President of Marketing for the Panoz Motor Sports Group, Inc. He will assume his...

Thu 29 Jun 2000
Porsche Pirelli Supercup to Support USGP
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Porsche Pirelli Supercup to Support USGP

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, June 28, 2000 - The Porsche Pirelli Supercup, the world’s fastest international single-marque sports car series, will compete at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a support event during the inaugural SAP United...

Sat 16 Sep 2000
US GP Indianapolis Motor Speedway construction facts
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US GP Indianapolis Motor Speedway construction facts

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 -- Facts about the massive construction project at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to prepare the facility for the inaugural SAP United States Grand Prix on Sept. 22-24: Pagoda Tower & Race ...

Sat 30 Sep 2000
Road Atlanta BMW V12 LMR Petit Le Mans qualifying

Road Atlanta BMW V12 LMR Petit Le Mans qualifying

Atlanta/Munich. The BMW V12 LMR sports cars maintained their fourth and sixth grid positions in second qualifying for the ninth round of the American Le Mans Series, the 1000-mile, 10-hour Petit Le Mans event. Bill Auberlen (USA) bettered his...

Thu 05 Oct 2000
BMW Team PTG driver notes

BMW Team PTG driver notes

BMW TEAM PTG drivers BRIAN CUNNINGHAM born: Aug. 24, 1970 in Batavia, N.Y. residence: Danville, Ky. family: wife Susan, daughter Lucie 1999 second in ALMS GT driver championship; wins at Portland, Road Atlanta; third at Lime Rock,...

Tue 14 Mar 2000
Final Results AMA/PROSTAR Gainesville
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Final Results AMA/PROSTAR Gainesville

Gainesville, Fla. -- Final results from the AMA/Prostar MRE Sunshine Nationals, held at Gainesville Raceway, shown with class, Top Fuel: Win: Larry McBride, 6.166 seconds, 225.73 MPH R/U: Chris Hand, 9.785 seconds, 84.09 MPH Funnybike: Win:...

Sun 05 Nov 2000
Erik Comas debuts in Rally Australia
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Erik Comas debuts in Rally Australia

EX-FORMULA One driver Erik Comas takes on a completely different motorsport challenge this weekend - making his debut in the F.I.A. World Rally Championship. The French driver, a titleholder in motor racing classes as diverse as Formula 3000, ...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
Fizgerald takes Porsche Cup

Fizgerald takes Porsche Cup

Seattle, WA - Mike Fitzgerald was awarded the 2000 Porsche Cup by Dr. Oliver Porsche, Horst Marchart and Herbert Ampferer on November 25, 2000 at the Weissach Casino located at the Porsche Facility in Weissach, Germany. Fitzgerald, the 2000 ...