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Tue 23 Dec 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART is dead! Long live Champ Car!Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART is dead! Long live Champ Car!

Two of the three principals of Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC, Paul Gentilozzi and Kevin Kalkhoven, spoke to the media today about their plans for the future of the "racing series formerly known as CART." That's right, formerly! While the CART...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
IRL: 3-Liter IndyCar era begins at Indy 500Headline

IRL: 3-Liter IndyCar era begins at Indy 500

The Indy Racing League confirmed stories published last week about the change in engine dimension for the largest part of next year's IndyCar Series schedule, as Chevrolet/Cosworth, Honda and Toyota motors will go on diets, losing half a liter of...

IRL: AGR - And Herta makes fourHeadline

IRL: AGR - And Herta makes four

One of the United States' best open wheel drivers now has gainful employment for the coming 2004 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series season. Andretti Green Racing confirmed today it will field four Indy cars next year: for returning drivers Tony...

Wed 26 Nov 2003
IRL: Wheldon wired for winsHeadline

IRL: Wheldon wired for wins

Knowing that he'll be back with Andretti Green Racing in a Jim Beam/Klein Tool-sponsored Honda-powered Dallara next season is a relief for Dan Wheldon, winner of the 2003 Bombardier Rookie of the Year award in the Indy Racing League's IndyCar ...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car unveils new logos and brandingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car unveils new logos and branding

Today at their Indianapolis offices, CART revealed the logos and branding for the corporation and their top series, Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered By Ford. Incorporating the Bridgestone and Ford logos, and sharing design...

IRL: Scott Sharp fastest on Indy 500 opening dayHeadline

IRL: Scott Sharp fastest on Indy 500 opening day

INDIANAPOLIS (May 4, 2003) -- Just after one o'clock this afternoon, Indianapolis mayor Bart Peterson waved the green flag opening the track for practice for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500. Scott Sharp. Photo by ...

Fri 21 Nov 2003
IRL: John Andretti looking for a ride to IndyHeadline

IRL: John Andretti looking for a ride to Indy

Petty Enterprises announced that it has given permission to veteran driver John Andretti to pull double duty in May and seek a ride the 87th running of The Indianapolis 500. Andretti, who cut his racing teeth in the open wheel ranks, was the ...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
IRL: Franchitti back with AGRHeadline

IRL: Franchitti back with AGR

After rehabbing his surgically repaired back following an April motorcycle accident that cut short the Scot's first Indy Racing League IndyCar Series season and weighing his various options, Dario Franchitti has elected to return to Andretti Green...

Thu 13 Nov 2003
IRL: Manning on deck at GanassiHeadline

IRL: Manning on deck at Ganassi

Is the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series ready for tea and crumpets? It should be, with three - possibly four if Dario Franchitti returns - British drivers campaigning the 16 races scheduled for the 2004 season. Darren Manning, 28, of ...

Tue 28 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Hunter-Reay wins amazing Surfers race, Tracy championHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Hunter-Reay wins amazing Surfers race, Tracy champion

In a strange and spectacular race, rookie Ryan Hunter-Reay broke through for his first CART Champ Car win in Surfers Paradise, Australia. Despite a trouble filled race that saw him fail to score a point, Paul Tracy locked up the 2003 Champ Car ...

Sun 26 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fun in the sun at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fun in the sun at Surfers Paradise

Fast cars, beautiful weather and beautiful people combine to provide a weekend of heart-stopping race action for the spectators at the 2003 Lexmark Indy 300 on the Gold Coast. Pitlane activity before the session. Photo by David ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais steals the Surfers pole from his teammateHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais steals the Surfers pole from his teammate

Sebastien Bourdais, with a fast lap of 1:31.718 seconds (109.706 mph) in Newman/Haas Racing's Lola, won the pole today for Sunday's Lexmark Indy 300 on the Surfers Paradise street circuit in Queensland, Australia. This was the fifth pole of the...

Sat 25 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira gets the first point at SurfersHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira gets the first point at Surfers

Bruno Junqueira won the provisional pole for the Lexmark Indy 300 in Surfers Paradise on Friday afternoon. Junqueira had time left on the clock after he took the top spot away from Alex Tagliani in the weekend's first qualifying session, so he...

Thu 23 Oct 2003
IRL: Tony Renna fatally injured at IndyHeadline

IRL: Tony Renna fatally injured at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, October 22, 2003 - Driver Tony Renna, 26, was so looking forward to his new slot as teammate to Scott Dixon at Target Chip Ganassi Racing. The duo had partnered at PacWest Racing Group while competing on the Indy Lights ladder...

Thu 16 Oct 2003
IRL: Scott Dixon: anatomy of a championHeadline

IRL: Scott Dixon: anatomy of a champion

Thanks to his breeding, boomerangs are something New Zealand native Scott Dixon knows intimately. After an up-and-down first Indy Racing League IndyCar season, in which he earned three wins, five MBNA poles, garnered nine front row starts - and...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Tracy wins Mexico City, Bourdais is top rookieHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Tracy wins Mexico City, Bourdais is top rookie

Paul Tracy dominated the Gran Premio Telmex/Gigante race today at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City to take a commanding lead in the 2003 CART Champ Car Word Series points race with only two races remaining. Sebastien Bourdais...

Sun 12 Oct 2003
IPS: Medeiros earns career first at TexasHeadline

IPS: Medeiros earns career first at Texas

Thiago Medeiros won the DreamerCandles.com 100 at Texas Motor Speedway, earning his first Menards Infiniti Pro Series victory. Medeiros took the lead from Aaron Fike with four laps to go and held off challenges from Jeff Simmons and Cory...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy keeps pole, Monteiro fastest today in Mexico CityHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy keeps pole, Monteiro fastest today in Mexico City

Paul Tracy will start from pole position in tomorrow's Gran Premio Telmex/Gigante race at Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, but he didn't get the prize he was aiming for today. With his eyes on his first championship in CART's Champ Car...

IRL: Hornish fast, Scheckter moves to Panther in 2004Headline

IRL: Hornish fast, Scheckter moves to Panther in 2004

It's been a casual day for the Indy Racing League at Texas Motor Speedway, with the field already set for the season-closing Chevy 500K race tomorrow afternoon. At the same time, the drivers utilized two practice sessions to prepare their cars and...

Sat 11 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy gets Friday bonus point in Mexico CityHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy gets Friday bonus point in Mexico City

Points leader Paul Tracy garnered one more point toward the 2003 CART Champ Car World Series championship today when he set the fastest lap in the first round of qualifying session. The PF Racing Lola was clocked at 1:28.842, 112.893 miles per...

Fri 03 Oct 2003
IRL: Ganassi to run Renna in '04Headline

IRL: Ganassi to run Renna in '04

Chip Ganassi has long been known as a good judge of talent, having utilized the services of drivers like Jimmy Vasser, Alex Zanardi, Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Dixon, to name just a few. Tony Renna. Photo by indyracing.com/Ron ...

Thu 02 Oct 2003
IRL: Dixon down to the wireHeadline

IRL: Dixon down to the wire

It's been a roller coaster of a year for Scott Dixon, the New Zealander who came to the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series for the first time this year with the weight of Target Chip Ganassi Racing's might to assist him in a battle for the ...