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Fri 28 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexico City race announced for 2002

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexico City race announced for 2002

Motorsport.com - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. today announced its teams will race in Mexico City, Mexico next year. The event will be held at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. A date has not yet been set. The event will be promoted by ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexico City 2002 race scheduled

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexico City 2002 race scheduled

MEXICO CITY (September 6, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) today announced it has reached agreement with Mexico-based entertainment giant Corporacion Interamericana de Entretenimiento (CIE) and CART racing team Forsythe ...

Mon 24 Dec 2001
IPS: Genoa Racing orders Infiniti Pro car

IPS: Genoa Racing orders Infiniti Pro car

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 - Veteran car owner Angelo Ferro and his well-known team, Genoa Racing, recently ordered its first Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series car. The team has been active in motorsports for nearly two decades competing...

IRL: GM Racing completes

IRL: GM Racing completes "vintage" season

GM brands Complete "Vintage" Season Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Cadillac gain Podiums and Titles Detroit, Mich., Dec.21, 2001 - With the extremely short time between the end of one racing season and the start of the next, General Motors...

IRL: Buddy Lazier reaches 225 mph testing at California

IRL: Buddy Lazier reaches 225 mph testing at California

FONTANA, Calif., Friday, Dec. 21, 2001 - Buddy Lazier showed off the speed and durability of the new Chevy Indy V8 engine during a two-day test this week at California Speedway, turning consistent laps of 223 mph and topping out at 225.15 ...

IRL: Wheldon tests IRL for Cheever at Homestead-Miami

IRL: Wheldon tests IRL for Cheever at Homestead-Miami

England's Dan Wheldon tested an Indy Racing League (IRL) car for the first time last week when he was invited to drive a Dallara Infiniti for the Red Bull Cheever Infiniti Racing team around the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida, ...

IRL: Lazier Califorina Chevy Indy test

IRL: Lazier Califorina Chevy Indy test

FONTANA, Dec. 19, 2001 -- Christmas came early for Buddy Lazier when he took the wraps off his new Chevy Indy V8 at California Speedway. The all-new Chevrolet racing engine completed 570 trouble-free miles in its second successful track ...

IRL: Indy Racing Notebook 2001-12-20

IRL: Indy Racing Notebook 2001-12-20

Firestone tests at Fontana; Wheldon impressive in Cheever test INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001 - Scott Sharp and Robbie Buhl performed tire testing for Firestone Dec. 17-18 at California Speedway,. both reaching speeds in the 223-mph range...

IRL: Schmidt Motorsports signs Lazzaro

IRL: Schmidt Motorsports signs Lazzaro

Las Vegas, NV - Sam Schmidt, Owner of Sam Schmidt Motorsports announced today that he has signed Anthony Lazzaro to a multiyear contract as driver of the ...

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Marlboro Team Penske pit notes 2001-12-18

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Marlboro Team Penske pit notes 2001-12-18

On December 2, Roger Penske attended the AUTOSPORT Awards in England and was presented with the John Bolster Award for technical achievement. Penske won the award after a storybook season highlighted by his second consecutive CART FedEx Series ...

IRL: Indy Racing adds TV listing to 2002 schedule

IRL: Indy Racing adds TV listing to 2002 schedule

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 - An adjustment to the event length at Pikes Peak International Raceway and confirmations of distances for two other events highlight the final 2002 Indy Racing Northern Light Series schedule released today by...

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Chris Pook 2001-12-20, part II

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Chris Pook 2001-12-20, part II

Part II Q. CART just took a pretty good hit with Penske leaving, and the perception is that the organization is in trouble; that may or may not be, but the perception is that it is. How do you intend to rectify that situation, and how can you...

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Chris Pook 2001-12-20, part I

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Chris Pook 2001-12-20, part I

T.E. McHALE: Welcome to a special CART teleconference and thanks to all of you taking the time to be with us today. Our guest this afternoon is CART's new president and chief executive officer, Chris Pook, who was elected to his new position by...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autosport Homestead-Miami Champ Car test report

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autosport Homestead-Miami Champ Car test report

Wieringa Concludes Successful Two Day Test in Lola Champ Car BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Sigma Autosport concluded a successful two-day test of new components in the 2001 Lola-Ford/Cosworth at the Homestead Motorsports Complex in Homestead, Fla., on ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: R?sum? de essais de Sebring de l'?quipe Players

CHAMPCAR/CART: R?sum? de essais de Sebring de l'?quipe Players

Premiers Tours De Piste Au Volant De La Nouvelle Reynard 2002 Pour Patrick Carpentier Depuis Sa Chirurgie Au Laser Sebring, Floride, le 20 décembre 2001 Si Patrick Carpentier avait les yeux pétillants au terme de ses premiers...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Players Sebring test summary

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Players Sebring test summary

New And Advanced 2002 Reynard Chassis Impresses Team Player's Driver Patrick Carpentier In His First Off-Season Testing Session Sebring, Florida, December 20, 2001 Off-season testing officially began for Team Player's driver Patrick Carpentier...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing signs Townsend Bell

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing signs Townsend Bell

JACKSON, MI - - U. E. "Pat" Patrick announced today that the team has signed 2001 Dayton Indy Lights Champion Townsend Bell to drive the ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sneak Preview 2002 set for Feb. 7-10 Laguna Seca

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sneak Preview 2002 set for Feb. 7-10 Laguna Seca

CART To Kick Off 2002 FedEx Championship Series Campaign In February With Sneak Preview At Laguna Seca DETROIT (December 20, 2001) - Sneak Preview 2002, the official kickoff of the FedEx Championship Series season, will be held February 7-10 at...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michaelian replaces Pook at Long Beach

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michaelian replaces Pook at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2001) -- Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:DVD), parent company of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, Inc., announced today that Jim Michaelian has been named president and CEO of the organization,...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing welcomes Chris Pook

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing welcomes Chris Pook

JACKSON, MI - - DECEMBER 19, 2001 - - Patrick Racing team owner U. E. "Pat" Patrick, the co-founder of CART, today expressed his unqualified and enthusiastic support for Chris Pook the newly elected CART President and CEO of CART. "On behalf of...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Tracy Fontana test notes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Tracy Fontana test notes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Team KOOL Green driver Paul Tracy celebrated his 33rd birthday on Monday, December 17, while lapping the two-mile California Speedway as part of a Bridgestone tire test. CART competitor Christian Fittipaldi and IRL drivers ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ganassi Racing Sebring test notes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ganassi Racing Sebring test notes

Sebring, Florida  Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver Kenny Brack took the seat of his new 2002 Lola for the first time on Monday and Tuesday in Sebring, Florida. Last year's runner-up in the CART FedEx Championship series turned a total of 300...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pook elected CART President and CEO

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pook elected CART President and CEO

Detroit: (December 19, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) announced today that its Board of Directors elected motorsports veteran Christopher R. Pook to serve as its new president and chief executive officer, reporting...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fern?ndez Racing took delivery of the team's first Lola

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fern?ndez Racing took delivery of the team's first Lola

INDIANAPOLIS--Fernández Racing took delivery of its first Lola B2/00 chassis yesterday at the team's headquarters in Indianapolis. With the move from Reynard to Lola, Fernández Racing is currently the only team running the Honda/Lola combination...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Buddy Rice to test with Miracle Motorsports

CHAMPCAR/CART: Buddy Rice to test with Miracle Motorsports

December 17, 2001-Campaigning to run the 2002 Grand American Road Racing Series, Miracle Motorsports is proud to announce that Buddy Rice, 2000 Toyota Atlantic Champ, will be present during the test session scheduled in Daytona the first part of...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Target Chip Ganassi Racing test new Lola at Sebring

CHAMPCAR/CART: Target Chip Ganassi Racing test new Lola at Sebring

The new 2002 Lola had it's first shakedown at Sebring with Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Kenny Brack Monday, December 17th. The team also showed off the new paint job for 2002 -- Red with white instead of the solid red from years past. A sign ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autorsport names new Managing Director

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autorsport names new Managing Director

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.---Sigma Autosport owner Tom Wieringa announced that European businessman Gerard Hermsen, has been named as the new Managing Director for the team. Hermsen, 44, is from Veghel, The Netherlands, and will assume his duties in...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Christian Fittipaldi testa pneus em Fontana

CHAMPCAR/CART: Christian Fittipaldi testa pneus em Fontana

(Fontana, Califórnia) O piloto brasileiro da Newman Haas, Christian Fittipaldi, está desde essa segunda-feira, 17.12, no superoval de Fontana para conduzir dois dias de testes com sua escuderia. As sessôes práticas servirão para uma...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Holiday for the drivers

CHAMPCAR/CART: Holiday for the drivers

DETROIT (December 17, 2001) - While some Champ Car drivers will be spending at least part of the week prior to Christmas getting acquainted with their 2002 equipment packages, some also have firmed up their plans on how they will spend the holiday...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Newman CARA Charities Christmas Ornament

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Newman CARA Charities Christmas Ornament

December 17, 2001- Indianapolis, Indiana - The 2001 CARA Charities Christmas Ornament, designed this year by actor and CART Champ Car team owner Paul Newman, is still available and ready for shipment before Christmas, but last minute shoppers...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman/Haas Racing December happenings

CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman/Haas Racing December happenings

Lincolnshire, Ill. - December 17, 2001 - Newman/Haas Racing is on track today in Fontana. Christian Fittipaldi is at California Speedway today to perform a two-day tire test for Bridgestone/Firestone. Fittipaldi will be behind the wheel of the...

Tue 18 Dec 2001
Townsend Bell named to AARWBA first team

Townsend Bell named to AARWBA first team

Indy Lights Champ Bell Makes AARWBA All America First Team Champ Car Bound Driver Is Third Indy Lights All American In Past Four Years DETROIT (Dec. 13, 2001) - Taking his place alongside such notable drivers as Jeff Gordon, John Force, Tony ...

IRL: Cheever Racing Homestead-Miami test summary

IRL: Cheever Racing Homestead-Miami test summary

Red Bull Cheever Infiniti Racing Concludes 2001 Testing Program at Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Dec. 14, 2001) -- The Red Bull Cheever Infiniti Racing team finished their rigorous fall testing program at Homestead-Miami Speedway earlier this ...

IRL: Giaffone quickest - Homestead-Miami testing wrap up

IRL: Giaffone quickest - Homestead-Miami testing wrap up

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 - The pace quickened considerably during Indy Racing League testing Dec. 13 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but 2001 Chevy Rookie of the Year Felipe Giaffone remained on top. Giaffone's best time was 27.22 ...

IRL: Five teams test at Homestead

IRL: Five teams test at Homestead

MIAMI, FL (12/13/01) - Two days of Indy Car testing concluded late Thursday afternoon at Homestead-Miami Speedway as five Indy Racing League teams began preparations for the 20th Anniversary Grand Prix of Miami, the IRL season-opener set for March...

IRL: Homestead-Miami test day one report

IRL: Homestead-Miami test day one report

Giaffone Quickest In First Day Of Miami Test HOMESTEAD, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 - After one of the most impressive rookie seasons in Indy Racing history, Felipe Giaffone is showing no signs of slowing down. 2001 Chevy Rookie of the Year...