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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...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2003-12-17

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2003-12-17

Indy Racing League Notebook Businessman invests in Kelley Racing; Dana signs with Hemelgarn INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 -- Successful businessman Rick Weidinger has acquired a minority interest in Kelley Racing, team owner Tom Kelley...

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Milwaukee Mile showcases 2003 AARWBA team

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Milwaukee Mile showcases 2003 AARWBA team

The Milwaukee Mile Plays Host to All Star Drivers in '04 (West Allis, WI) December 18, 2003 - Building on an unmatched 100 years of racing, the 2004 racing season at The Milwaukee Mile will showcase nearly half of the drivers named recently by...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rocketsports/Tagliani renew contract

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rocketsports/Tagliani renew contract

Rocketsports Racing signs Alex Tagliani for the 2004 Champ Car World Series. LANSING, Mich. (December 19, 2003) -- Rocketsports Racing team owner Paul Gentilozzi today announced the return of Champ Car driver Alex Tagliani to the Rocketsports...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America statement on breached contract

CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America statement on breached contract

Road America: CART Breached Contract Grand Prix of Road America Remains on Schedule Elkhart Lake, Wisc., Dec. 18, 2003. Road America has notified CART that CART breached its 2004 sanctioning agreement when it attempted to assign its ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fernandez receives award in Miami

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fernandez receives award in Miami

INDIANAPOLIS (December 18, 2003) -- Winner of Round 9 of the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford earlier this year in Portland, Mexico's ever-popular Adrian Fernandez ( ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: OWRS' first teleconference as new owners, part 1

CHAMPCAR/CART: OWRS' first teleconference as new owners, part 1

Open Wheel Racing Series media teleconference transcript with Paul Gentilozzi and Kevin Kalkhoven Part 1 of 3 WENDY GABERS: Good afternoon and thank you all for joining us today. I'd like to introduce Paul Gentilozzi and Kevin Kalkhoven two...

CHAMPCAR/CART: OWRS' first teleconference as new owners, part 2

CHAMPCAR/CART: OWRS' first teleconference as new owners, part 2

Open Wheel Racing Series media teleconference transcript with Paul Gentilozzi and Kevin Kalkhoven Part 2 of 3 Q: Are either of you gentlemen going to be attending the court proceedings here in Indianapolis or is that part of it pretty much in...

CHAMPCAR/CART: OWRS' first teleconference as new owners, part 3

CHAMPCAR/CART: OWRS' first teleconference as new owners, part 3

Open Wheel Racing Series media teleconference transcript with Paul Gentilozzi and Kevin Kalkhoven Part 3 of 3 Q: Can we expect to see an Australian driver in the series next year? PG: We'd love to have one. Kevin and I have had lengthy ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Adrian Fernandez receives special award

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Adrian Fernandez receives special award

Fernandez Honored at Inaugural Premios Fox Sports Awards MIAMI, Florida (December 18, 2003) -- Fernandez Racing Owner/Driver Adrian Fernandez was honored last night at the inaugural Premios Fox Sports Awards in Miami, receiving a special award...

IRL: Statement from IRL on Renna accident review

IRL: Statement from IRL on Renna accident review

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Dec. 19, 2003 - A comprehensive review of Tony Renna's fatal accident is complete, officials from the Indy Racing League announced Dec. 19. Renna suffered fatal injuries Oct. 22 in an accident in Turn 3 of the Indianapolis...

IRL: Cause of Renna's fatal accident not conclusive

IRL: Cause of Renna's fatal accident not conclusive

It's been nearly two months since Tony Renna lost his life at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, performing his first Firestone tire test at the famed oval in his new ride, the ...

IRL: Michigan Speedway announces 2004 ticket information

IRL: Michigan Speedway announces 2004 ticket information

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Tickets to some of Michigan International Speedway's most exciting 2004 events, including the IRL IndyCar Series, NASCAR Busch Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and IRL Menard's Infiniti Pro Series, along with the popular...

IRL: Controlling costs goal of 2004 rule changes

IRL: Controlling costs goal of 2004 rule changes

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 -- The elimination of private testing is a highlight of several 2004 rule changes for the Indy Racing League(R) IndyCar(R) Series aimed at controlling costs, IRL officials announced Dec. 17. Other rule ...

IRL: De Ferran visits Panoz G Force team

IRL: De Ferran visits Panoz G Force team

Indy 500 champion Gil de Ferran visits, thanks Panoz G Force employees. BRASELTON, Ga.- Gil de Ferran will never forget the thrill of winning the 2003 Indianapolis 500 and is grateful to all who helped him capture one of the world's most...

IRL: IndyCar moves to cut costs

IRL: IndyCar moves to cut costs

Trying to put a stop to runaway costs in the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series, the sanctioning body announced today that it intends to clamp down on private testing and multiple engine changes, beginning January 1, 2004. The Indy Racing...

IRL: GM supports engine rule change

IRL: GM supports engine rule change

DETROIT, Dec. 17, 2003 - GM Racing Director Doug Duchardt voiced GM's strong support for revisions in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series engine rules announced on Dec. 16. Effective at the 2004 Indianapolis 500, maximum engine displacement...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
IPS: IRL: Dixon, de Ferran, Taylor named to AARWBA All-American Team

IPS: IRL: Dixon, de Ferran, Taylor named to AARWBA All-American Team

Dixon, de Ferran, Taylor Earn AARWBA First Team Honors INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Dec. 15, 2003 -- Indy Racing League(R) drivers Gil de Ferran, Scott Dixon, Sam Hornish Jr. and Mark Taylor were selected to the 2003 Auto Racing All-America team, ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART statement on OWRS purchase agreement

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART statement on OWRS purchase agreement

Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. announces it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Open Wheel Racing Series. Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. and Open Wheel Racing Series terminate previously announced ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: OWRS report on CART purchase agreement

CHAMPCAR/CART: OWRS report on CART purchase agreement

Open Wheel Racing completes CART asset purchase agreement. LANSING, Mich. (Dec. 15, 2003) -- Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC ("Open Wheel") has completed its negotiations with Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. to purchase specific ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Walker Racing evaluates future Champ Car stars

CHAMPCAR/CART: Walker Racing evaluates future Champ Car stars

Indianapolis, IN. (December 15, 2003) -- In preparation for the 2004 Champ Car season, Walker Racing completed a unique and intensive driver evaluation program with three of the top four finishers in the 2003 CART Toyota Atlantic Championship, as...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy, Allmendinger named to AARWBA All-American Team

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy, Allmendinger named to AARWBA All-American Team

INDIANAPOLIS (December 13, 2003) -- Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford champion Paul Tracy and CART Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama titlist A.J. Allmendinger each wrapped their hands around their ...

IRL: IndyCar engines reduced to 3.0 Liters for 2004

IRL: IndyCar engines reduced to 3.0 Liters for 2004

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 -- Key chassis and engine changes for Indy Racing League(R) IndyCar(R) Series cars, highlighted by a reduction in engine size from 3.5 liters to 3.0 liters, will be made in 2004 starting at the 88th...

IRL: IMS remembers Jim Phillippe

IRL: IMS remembers Jim Phillippe

Longtime IMS Public Address announcer Phillippe dies at 84 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 -- James R. "Jim" Phillippe, a familiar, friendly voice to millions of Indianapolis Motor Speedway spectators as a member of the track's public...

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: IndyCar owner Kelley welcomes new partner

IRL: IndyCar owner Kelley welcomes new partner

Tom Kelley and leading entrepreneur Rick Weidinger form partnership in IndyCar team. Indianapolis, IN (December 16, 2003)--Tom Kelley, owner of Kelley Racing, has announced that Rick Weidinger recently invested and acquired a minority interest...

IRL: Herta to drive for AGR in 2004

IRL: Herta to drive for AGR in 2004

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 16, 2003) -- Andretti Green Racing (AGR) announced today it is fielding a fourth Honda-powered Dallara entry in the Indy Racing League (IRL) IndyCar® Series to be driven by 2003 Kansas Indy 300 winner Bryan...

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...

Sun 14 Dec 2003
IRL: Indy speeds down in 2004

IRL: Indy speeds down in 2004

Due, in part, to two horrific accidents within the space of ten days including one that resulted in the death of rising star Tony Renna, the Indy Racing League is apparently taking steps to make their flying cars a bit slower. According to a ...

IRL: Kentucky Speedway ticket sales kick-off

IRL: Kentucky Speedway ticket sales kick-off

NASCAR, ARCA drivers to kick-off 2003 single-event ticket sales at Kentucky Speedway. SPARTA, KY. -- Four-time ARCA RE/MAX Champion Frank Kimmel and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Matt Crafton will be on hand from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m....

Sat 13 Dec 2003
IPS: IRL: Sam Schmidt held special quadriplegic tests

IPS: IRL: Sam Schmidt held special quadriplegic tests

Recovered quadriplegic tests for Sam Schmidt Motorsports at LVMS LAS VEGAS - Sam Schmidt Motorsports held a Menards Infiniti Pro Series (IPS) and Indy Racing League (IRL) test session at the 1.5-mile superspeedway at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dalziel Sebring test notes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dalziel Sebring test notes

Ryan up to speed at Sebring Scottish motor racing's fastest export, Ryan Dalziel, set the fastest lap times of his life this week as he tested the might of a 750bhp turbo-charged Champ Car at the famous Sebring International Raceway in Florida...

IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2003-12-11

IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2003-12-11

Indy Racing League Notebook Castroneves hit the courts; Luyendyk, Fernandez visit USS John C. Stennis INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 -- Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves was in Delray Beach, Fla. Dec. 6-7 to play in the...

IRL: Luyendyk, Fernandez visits Aircraft Carrier

IRL: Luyendyk, Fernandez visits Aircraft Carrier

Arie Luyendyk and Adrian Fernandez pay goodwill visit to Aircraft Carrier Scottsdale, AZ - Two-time Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk is certainly used to going fast, as he's held most of the records at the biggest speed plant on the planet - the...

IRL: SAFER walls installed at PIR

IRL: SAFER walls installed at PIR

SAFER walls added to list of facility improvements; PIR is one of just six tracks to have safety barriers installed heading into 2004. PHOENIX, AZ -- Phoenix International Raceway president Bryan R. Sperber announced today that installation of...

IRL: Team Penske pit notes 2003-12-09

IRL: Team Penske pit notes 2003-12-09

Castroneves participates in Chris Evert/Bank of America Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic. This past weekend, Marlboro Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves was in Delray Beach, FL to play in the Chris Evert/Bank of America Pro-Celebrity Tennis...