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Mon 29 Dec 1997
SBRS: Geoff Boss moves to Indy Lights

SBRS: Geoff Boss moves to Indy Lights

For immediate release: GEOFF BOSS MOVES TO INDY LIGHTS FOR 1997 Will Drive for Team Medlin Racing Narragansett, RI: Leading Barber-Dodge Pro Series competitor Geoff Boss has signed to drive with Team Medlin Racing for the 1997 CART PPG ...

Wed 24 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Public stock offering announcement 97-12-23

CHAMPCAR/CART: Public stock offering announcement 97-12-23

Courtesy of CART Online Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., Announces Proposed Initial Public Offering Of Common Stock CART Online (December 23) -- Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc, which owns, operates and sanctions the open-wheel...

Tue 23 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tasman names Kanaan to seat

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tasman names Kanaan to seat

Courtesy of CART Online Indy Lights Champ Tony Kanaan Steps Up To Champ Cars With Tasman CART Online (December 20) -- Tasman Motorsports Group team owner Steve Horne has confirmed that 1997 Indy Lights champion Tony Kanaan will pilot one of...

Fri 19 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Detroit Belle Isle Park improvements

CHAMPCAR/CART: Detroit Belle Isle Park improvements

Courtesy of CART Online RaceWay On Belle Isle Receives Major Improvements CART Online (December 17) -- Construction of a quarter-mile track extension at Belle Isle Park, home of the ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix (Won this year by Greg ...

Tue 16 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Barron to Drive for All American Racers

CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Barron to Drive for All American Racers

(Thanks to the All American Racer's website) All American Racers has signed the reigning Kool/Toyota Atlantic Champion Alex Barron to team with PJ Jones as part of a two-car entry. The decision was reached following a four day test session at...

Sun 14 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell/Guglemin awards

CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell/Guglemin awards

Courtesy of CART Online PacWest's Guglemin And Blundell Honored By European Racing Publications CART Online (December 12) -- PacWest Racing Group drivers Mauricio Gugelmin and Mark Blundell each collected prestigious awards from respected...

Fri 12 Dec 1997
IRL: WDW test rained out 97-12-12

IRL: WDW test rained out 97-12-12

For Immediate Release RAIN ENDS INDY RACING LEAGUE OPEN TEST AT WALT DISNEY WORLD LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA., December 12, 1997 -- Continuing heavy rainfall in the Orlando area forced the Indy Racing League to end open testing at ...

Thu 11 Dec 1997
IRL: WDW test day 3 rained out 97-12-11

IRL: WDW test day 3 rained out 97-12-11

For Immediate Release RAIN POSTPONES INDY RACING LEAGUE TESTING AT WALT DISNEY WORLD LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA., December 11, 1997 -- Heavy rains forced the Indy Racing League to postpone open testing at Walt Disney World Speedway ...

Wed 10 Dec 1997
IRL: WDW Test Day 2

IRL: WDW Test Day 2

Lake Buena Vista, FL, (Dec. 10) - Race teams arrived at Walt Disney World Speedway this morning only to find a damp track due to heavy overnight rain. With overcast skies, the track took until midafternoon to dry. The cars were taken to pit...

IRL: WDW test day 2 97-12-10

IRL: WDW test day 2 97-12-10

For Immediate Release BOAT FASTEST FOR SECOND DAY IN A ROW LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA., December 10, 1997 -- Billy Boat turned a fast lap at 22.132 seconds, 162.660 miles an hour, during the second day of a rain-shortened Indy Racing League open...

Tue 09 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: PPG still part of series

CHAMPCAR/CART: PPG still part of series

Courtesy of CART Online CART Online (December 9) -- Federal Express has joined CART as the new title of FedEx Championship Series, but long-time CART backer and former series title sponsor PPG will remain an important part of...

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CHAMPCAR/CART: "Championship Cars"

Courtesy of CART Online CART Online (December 9) -- Uniting the abundant traditions of the past with the cutting-edge technologies of the present and future, Championship Auto Racing Teams has adopted Championship Cars as the brand name for ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx new series sponsor

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx new series sponsor

Courtesy of CART Online Federal Express Signs Title Sponsorship Agreement With Championship Auto Racing Teams CART Online (December 9) -- Federal Express Corp ("FedEx") and Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) today announced details of a...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell British dirver of the year

CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell British dirver of the year

Courtesy of CART Online Blundell Honored As Autosport Magazine's British Driver Of The Year CART Online (December 8) -- PacWest Racing Group driver Mark Blundell, a three-time CART winner in 1997, was honored in England this past...

IRL: WDW test 97-12-10

IRL: WDW test 97-12-10

For Immediate Release BOAT LEADS WAY IN FIRST OPEN TEST OF UPDATED IRL CARS LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA., December 9, 1997 - Billy Boat turned a lap at 21.664 seconds, 166.174 miles an hour Tuesday to lead all drivers in an Indy Racing...

IRL: Walt Disney World Open Test 97-12-09

IRL: Walt Disney World Open Test 97-12-09

Lake Buena Vista, FL, Dec. 9 - The IRL had their first open test for teams with updated chassis at Walt Disney World Speedway today. Billy Boat set fastest time in an A.J. Foyt Dallara/Oldsmobile, turning a lap at 166.174 miles an hour. Boat's...

Mon 08 Dec 1997
Lucas Place Motorsports testing results 97-12-08

Lucas Place Motorsports testing results 97-12-08

Lucas Place Motorsports shows well during Arizona testing Lucas Place Motorsports recently completed six days of successful testing at Firebird International Raceway and Phoenix International Raceway with drivers Brian Cunningham and Geoff Boss.

Fri 05 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Indy Cars '98 Combined Television Schedule

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Indy Cars '98 Combined Television Schedule

SUBJECT: INDY CARS 1998 COMBINED TV SCHEDULE 1998 INDY CAR COMBINED TELEVISION SCHEDULE (Consult Your Local TV Guide) Date, Event,...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Hogan signs JJ Lehto

CHAMPCAR/CART: Hogan signs JJ Lehto

Courtesy of CART Online JJ Lehto Joins Hogan Racing For 1998 CART Season CART Online (December 4) -- Finland's JJ Lehto, a 31-year-old veteran of Formula One and FIA GT competition, will turn to CART competition in 1998 as the new driver...

CHAMPCAR/CART: 1998 TV coverage

CHAMPCAR/CART: 1998 TV coverage

Courtesy of CART Online ABC, ESPN Increase CART Television Coverage For 1998 CART Online (December 3) -- ABC and ESPN will provide increased coverage of the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) racing series in 1998, with the national ...

IRL: Qualifyig live on SpeedVision

IRL: Qualifyig live on SpeedVision

For Immediate Release INDY RACING LEAGUE QUALIFYING TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON SPEEDVISION IN 1998 INDIANAPOLIS, December 5, 1997 - The 1998 Indy Racing League broadcast schedule will include live qualifying on SpeedVision for all League ...

Sun 30 Nov 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick tests new Reynard

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick tests new Reynard

Courtesy of CART Online Patrick Racing Completes First Test Of New Reynard CART Online (November 25) -- Patrick Racing driver Scott Pruett recently completed his first test of the off-season in the team's new 1998 Reynard 98I chassis at ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal praise pours in

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal praise pours in

Courtesy of CART Online Rahal Praise Pours In After Retirement Announcement CART Online (November 25) -- Accolades aplenty have been offered since Bobby Rahal's announcement last Thursday that the 1998 PPG Cup season - designated by his ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Toyota renews at Homestead

CHAMPCAR/CART: Toyota renews at Homestead

Courtesy of CART Online Toyota And Homestead Extend Sponsorship Deal CART Online (November 28) -- Toyota Motor Sales and Homestead-Miami Speedway have reached an agreement to extend Toyota's sponsorship of the Marlboro Grand Prix of...

CHAMPCAR/CART: G. I . Joe's renews at Portland

CHAMPCAR/CART: G. I . Joe's renews at Portland

Courtesy of CART Online G.I. Joe's Extends Pact With Portland International Raceway CART Online (November 26) -- G.I. Joe's, a chain of Northwest retail stores, has renewed its contract to serve as co-title sponsor for the Budweiser/G.I.

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Green finalists

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Green finalists

Courtesy of CART Online Gurney's Son Among Team Green Academy Finalists CART Online (November 24) -- Alex Gurney, son of All American Racers team owner Dan Gurney, has been named as one of five finalists for the Team Green Academy Class of...

Fri 21 Nov 1997
IRL: Awards Ceremony 07-11-22

IRL: Awards Ceremony 07-11-22

INDY RACING LEAGUE HONORS COMPETITORS AT AWARDS CEREMONY INDIANAPOLIS, November 22, 1997 – The teams of the Indy Racing League gathered at the University of Indianapolis in the Christel De Haan Fine Arts Center’s Ruth Lilly ...

Sat 15 Nov 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Juan Manuel Fangio II announcement

CHAMPCAR/CART: Juan Manuel Fangio II announcement

Report from Motorsport News International Thanks to CART Online CART Online (November 15) -- Upon returning from a post season visit with his young family in Balcarce, Argentina, Juan Manuel Fangio II, 41, phoned Dan Gurney Friday night...

Sat 08 Nov 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: New M-B engine for 1998

CHAMPCAR/CART: New M-B engine for 1998

Report from Motorsport News International Thanks to CART Online CART Online (November 7) -- Mercedes-Benz will defend its 1997 CART Manufacturer's Championship with a "clean sheet of paper" engine for its stable of teams in PPG CART World...

CHAMPCAR/CART: RahalGloy to field truck for 1998

CHAMPCAR/CART: RahalGloy to field truck for 1998

Report from Motorsport News International Thanks to CART Online Rahal Joins Forces With Gloy And Ice House For NASCAR Truck Team CART Online (November 8) -- Three-time PPG CART World Series champion Bobby Rahal and former Trans-Am and ...

Wed 05 Nov 1997
IRL: 1998 Indy rookie schedule/open test added

IRL: 1998 Indy rookie schedule/open test added

For Immediate Release New Rookie Schedule, Open Test Added to Indianapolis 500 Format INDIANAPOLIS, November 5, 1997 - A structured week of testing April 14-18 will be part of the schedule for the 1998 Indianapolis 500, including a ...

IRL: 1998 points systemweekend schedules

IRL: 1998 points systemweekend schedules

For Immediate Release IRL SETS NEW POINT SYSTEM, WEEKEND SCHEDULES FOR 1998 INDIANAPOLIS, November 5, 1997 - A new point system, five open testing dates, an established race weekend format and starting fields for 1998 were set Tuesday in...

Sat 01 Nov 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Twin Ring Motegi test 97-11-01

CHAMPCAR/CART: Twin Ring Motegi test 97-11-01

Thanks to Cart Online Vasser Paces First Day Of Open Test At Twin Ring Motegi In Japan CART Online (November 1) -- Jimmy Vasser of Target/Chip Ganassi Racing paced a 12-driver contingent with a lap over 212 miles per hour...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier relased from contract

CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier relased from contract

Thanks to CART Online CART Online (October 30) -- The Team Alumax Reynard Mercedes-Benz will have a new driver for the 1998 CART season after the team announced today that Rookie of the Year Patrick Carpentier has been released from...

Fri 17 Oct 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Green signs Franchitti and Tracy

CHAMPCAR/CART: Green signs Franchitti and Tracy

Thanks to CART Online Team KOOL Green Signs Tracy And Franchitti For The 1998 Season CART Online (October 15) -- Team KOOL Green owner Barry Green announced Wednesday that his championship-winning CART Indy car team will expand to a...

Mon 13 Oct 1997
IRL: Las Vegas Johnny Unser post-race notes

IRL: Las Vegas Johnny Unser post-race notes

Oct 12, 1997 Las Vegas 500K - Race Recap & Wrap Up Johnny Unser ran well in last night's Las Vegas 500K IRL race and finished in 19th position despite suffering several mechanical problems, including an engine failure which put him out of...

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