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Thu 30 Dec 1999
IRL: Teams to hone new equipment at second Open Test

IRL: Teams to hone new equipment at second Open Test

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 30, 1999 -- Scott Sharp won the pole in January 1999 for the Indy 200 at Walt Disney World Speedway with a track-record time of 21.007 seconds and speed of 171.371 mph on the 1-mile oval. At least 20...

Wed 29 Dec 1999
Championship News & Notes

Championship News & Notes

DETROIT (December 29) - At least one new team and nearly a dozen confirmed drivers are part of a rapidly growing 2000 Dayton Indy Lights Championship field that is gearing up as the year winds down. Veterans Casey Mears, Jonny Kane, Tony Renna...

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Driver Status Outlined for Indianapolis 500

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Driver Status Outlined for Indianapolis 500

CART Driver Status Outlined for Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999 - A veteran CART driver who has not competed in the Indianapolis 500 will not be required to take a rookie test next April if that driver's team ...

Thu 23 Dec 1999
IRL: New 2000 Cars Are Complete Package

IRL: New 2000 Cars Are Complete Package

NEW ENGINE/CHASSIS PACKAGE HAS TEAMS REVVED FOR 2000 SEASON INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999 -- After a successful debut at Walt Disney World Speedway where Indy Racing League teams logged more than 3,000 trouble-free miles, the new Indy ...

Wed 22 Dec 1999
Geoff Boss Signs With Lucas Motorsports

Geoff Boss Signs With Lucas Motorsports

Geoff Boss of Naragansett, R.I. announced today that he has signed with Lucas Motorsports to partner his brother Andy in the 2000 Dayton Indy Lights Series. Both of the Boss brothers are Skip Barber Three Day Racing School graduates and have...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pat Leahy Named CART Marketing Director

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pat Leahy Named CART Marketing Director

DETROIT (December 22, 1999) - Championship Auto Racing Teams has reached out to the ranks of its FedEx Championship Series team sponsors for the person who will oversee its marketing programs as the Champ Car series heads into the 21st ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx Championship Series Happenings, 1999-12-22

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx Championship Series Happenings, 1999-12-22

As the New Year approaches, Spring Training for the drivers and teams of the FedEx Championship Series can't be that far behind. CART's fifth annual Spring Training, highlighted by announcement of the inaugural CART All-Star Team, is ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: 1999 Review

CHAMPCAR/CART: 1999 Review

DETROIT (December 22, 1999) - As the 20th century comes to a close, all eyes seem poised to take a look back - whether it is the last 100 years, the just-completed decade or the most recent 365 days of events. For Championship Auto Racing ...

Tue 21 Dec 1999
IRL: Al Unser Jr. Pleased With Results of First Test

IRL: Al Unser Jr. Pleased With Results of First Test

AL JR. GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE IN FIRST INDY RACING TEST PHOENIX, Dec. 21, 1999 -- In 38 days, two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Al Unser Jr. starts a dramatic new phase in an auto racing career that already has him headed toward the ...

IRL: Test for USAC stars postponed due to cold

IRL: Test for USAC stars postponed due to cold

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 21, 1999 - Cold weather at Texas Motor Speedway will force three USAC short-track standouts to wait until 2000 for their chance to take the Indy Racing League rookie test with Panther Racing. Strong winds and...

CHAMPCAR/CART: All Amerian Racers Will Not in 2000

CHAMPCAR/CART: All Amerian Racers Will Not in 2000

December 20, 1999 Santa Ana, California Dan Gurney: "Despite a major marketing effort and a very good racing package consisting of Ford engines, Reynard or Lola chassis, Firestone tires and Bryan Herta as the driver, we have not been able to...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin Among Pacesetters at Sebring Test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin Among Pacesetters at Sebring Test

GUGELMIN AMONG PACESETTERS AT SEBRING TEST Sebring, FL (December 21, 1999) - PacWest Racing's Mauricio Gugelmin concluded a successful two-day test at Florida's Sebring International Raceway today, logging over 200 miles for a total of over 600...

Mon 20 Dec 1999
Dorricott Racing - 1999 Team Review

Dorricott Racing - 1999 Team Review

1999 - A COMING OF AGE FOR DORRICOTT RACING (SUNNYVALE, Calif.) - - If a standard for high achievement could be established for the PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship, Dorricott Racing's three-car effort in 1999 would arguably be that...

Dorricott Racing - 1999 Achievements

Dorricott Racing - 1999 Achievements

1999 Dorricott Racing Team Achievements Team: * First team in Indy Lights history to finish first, second, and third place in a single season * Set Indy Lights record for most race finishes in a single season with 35 of 36 ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest Makes Steady Progress at Sebring Test

CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest Makes Steady Progress at Sebring Test

Sebring, FL (December 20, 1999) - PacWest Racing's Mauricio Gugelmin completed over 115 miles during the first portion of a scheduled two-day test session at Florida's Sebring International Raceway today. "It was a typical test day, really,"...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Memo Gidley Takes Hawaii by

CHAMPCAR/CART: Memo Gidley Takes Hawaii by "Thunder" Storm

While Memo Gidley has kept busy this off-season trying to secure a lucrative ride for the upcoming CART Champ Car season, he has not spent all his time merely pounding the pavement. Memo recently returned to the mainland US after spending five...

Fri 17 Dec 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Santa Arrives Early into Indianapolis

CHAMPCAR/CART: Santa Arrives Early into Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN - Santa arrived early at Monument Circle in Indianapolis today - but would you expect anything less when his reindeers have been replaced by a race car driven by Champ Car star and world record holder Mauricio Gugelmin? Santa's...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Homestead-Miami Speedway Tickets on Sale for Spring Events

CHAMPCAR/CART: Homestead-Miami Speedway Tickets on Sale for Spring Events

MIAMI (Dec. 17) – Tickets are now on sale for the two opening weekends of the 2000 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, featuring the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the CART FedEx Championship Series. The new season opens Feb. 25-26 with...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Rahal Announces Race Appointments

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Rahal Announces Race Appointments

HILLIARD, OH . . . Team Rahal owner Bobby Rahal and General Manager Scott Roembke announced today the promotion of five key members of the race team for the 2000 CART FedEx Championship Series. Assuming new positions within the race team will...

Thu 16 Dec 1999
Tony Renna Walks Away From Phoenix Crash

Tony Renna Walks Away From Phoenix Crash

Phoenix, AZ - PacWest Lights driver Tony Renna walked away from a 160mph accident during a testing session at the Phoenix International Raceway today. The young American was unhurt in the crash, which badly damaged the left-hand side of his car...

IRL: Mark Dismore Selected for IROC 2000

IRL: Mark Dismore Selected for IROC 2000

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999 - Mark Dismore was the first representative from the Indy Racing League named to compete in the International Race of Champions series in 2000, IROC and Kelley Racing officials confirmed Dec. 16. ...

IRL: League Notebook 1999-12-16

IRL: League Notebook 1999-12-16

INDY RACING LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Ross Cheever to continue testing for big brother; USAC stars to take Indy Racing test INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999 - Eddie Cheever Jr., winner of the 1998 Indianapolis 500, is ambivalent about...

IRL: Robby McGehee, Robby Unser enjoy judgment day on hit MTV show

IRL: Robby McGehee, Robby Unser enjoy judgment day on hit MTV show

'THE ROBBYS' HAM IT UP ON POPULAR MTV SHOW McGehee, Unser serve as judges for upcoming episode of karaoke program INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999 - Indy Racing League drivers Robby McGehee and Robby Unser saw their names in lights...

IRL: Rookie Sam Hornish signs with PDM Racing

IRL: Rookie Sam Hornish signs with PDM Racing

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999 - Rising open-wheel talent Sam Hornish Jr. has signed to drive for PDM Racing in the Indy Racing League in 2000, less than two weeks after he passed his rookie test with impressive skill in the team's car. ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Kenny Brack Sebring Test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Kenny Brack Sebring Test

Team Rahal driver Kenny Brack logged the first miles in the teams 2000 Ford Reynard package on Wednesday. Brack, who managed a quick time of 51.3 seconds around Sebring International Raceway, not only enjoys running on road courses once again,...

Wed 15 Dec 1999
IRL: A.J. Foyt Earns 'All-Century' Honors

IRL: A.J. Foyt Earns 'All-Century' Honors

FOYT EARNS ANOTHER HONOR AS 'DRIVER OF THE CENTURY' Associated Press joins ESPN in celebrating skill of four-time Indy 500 winner INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999 - As the 21st century rapidly approaches, the consensus choice as...

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx Championship Series Attendance Shows 1999 Increase

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx Championship Series Attendance Shows 1999 Increase

ATTENDANCE INCREASES AT FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES EVENTS IN 1999 DETROIT (December 15, 1999) - The FedEx Championship Series played to more than 2½ million spectators during the 1999 season, enjoying an attendance increase of 6.4...

Tue 14 Dec 1999
PacWest Learns Plenty from Firebird Test

PacWest Learns Plenty from Firebird Test

Phoenix, AZ - Young American PacWest Lights driver Tony Renna wrapped up a productive two-day test at Firebird Raceway outside Phoenix today, logging over 250 incident-free miles in preparation for his assault on the 2000 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights...

SBRS: Todd Snyder Tests Indy Lights.

SBRS: Todd Snyder Tests Indy Lights.

1998 and '99 Barber Dodge Pro Series runner-up Todd Snyder has recently taken part in some very encouraging tests with Indy Lights teams Brian Stewart Racing and Conquest Racing at a new facility at Spring Mountain Raceway in Las...

IRL: Orlando Testing Notes 1999-12-14

IRL: Orlando Testing Notes 1999-12-14

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999 - Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. and his new Indy Racing League team, Galles ECR Racing, may have skipped the league's recent Open Test at Orlando, Fla., but they're still busy...

Mon 13 Dec 1999
Jeff, Chris Simmons Join TEam Kool Green

Jeff, Chris Simmons Join TEam Kool Green

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 13, 1999) - Team KOOL Green announced today that two-time Barber Dodge Pro Series champion Jeff Simmons will drive one of Team KOOL Green's Lolas in the 2000 Dayton Indy Lights Championship. Simmons will team with 1999 Indy ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: New Millennium Bring High Hopes for Toyota

CHAMPCAR/CART: New Millennium Bring High Hopes for Toyota

The new millennium brings new challenges and hopefully new triumphs on a variety of fronts for Toyota, varying from the streets of Long Beach to the Mexican deserts, and from the winding mountain road of Pikes Peak to the high-banks of Daytona.

Sun 12 Dec 1999
IRL: Robby McGehee Joins Treadway Racing

IRL: Robby McGehee Joins Treadway Racing

Skip Barber News 1999-12-12 It has been quite an off-season for Robby McGehee. First, he got to revisit some childhood memories when he was named to the Century of St. Louis All-Sports Team. Then McGehee, a Skip Barber Three Day Racing School...

Sat 11 Dec 1999
IRL: Greg Ray rules final day of Orlando Open Test

IRL: Greg Ray rules final day of Orlando Open Test

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999 - Greg Ray crept closer to the Walt Disney World Speedway track record Saturday during the final day of a two-day Open Test for the Indy Racing League, with a lap of 21.281 seconds, 169.165...

IRL: Orlando New 3.5L IRL Oldsmobile Test

IRL: Orlando New 3.5L IRL Oldsmobile Test

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Oldsmobile reached another milepost in its Indy car engine program today with a successful test of the new 3.5-liter version of the IRL Aurora V8 that will compete in the Indy Racing League series in 2000. With smaller...