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Tue 24 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: New 2003 CART team formed with Lavin as driverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: New 2003 CART team formed with Lavin as driver

Motorsport.com has learned through reliable sources in Mexico that a new team for the 2003 CART Champ Car World Series has been formed by Modelo Group. The Corona Racing Team has signed Mexican driver Rodolfo Lavin. Modelo Group formed a ...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART teamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART team

INDIANAPOLIS (December 20, 2002) - Former Champ Car driver Stefan Johansson announced today the formation of American Spirit Team Johansson, a complete two-car effort that will campaign the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series ...

More honors for 2002 Champion KristensenHeadline

More honors for 2002 Champion Kristensen

BRASELTON, Ga. (December 19, 2002) -- The honors and accolades continue to grow for Tom Kristensen, the 2002 champion of the American Le Mans Series. The 35-year-old driver for the Audi Sport North America team has been selected "Name of the...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
BUSCH: Blount moves with Braun Racing to Busch seriesHeadline

BUSCH: Blount moves with Braun Racing to Busch series

Mooresville, North Carolina (December 17, 2002) - Braun Racing announced today that it will field an entry in the 2003 NASCAR BGN Series with Rookie driver Chad Blount. Last week the team announced that they would field an entry for Steadman...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
RACE: SCCA Enterprises announces new racecarHeadline

RACE: SCCA Enterprises announces new racecar

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (December 12, 2002) -- SCCA Enterprises, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a long-term partnership arrangement with Van Diemen International to design, import...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget titleHeadline

WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget title

2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Tony Stewart of Rushville, Ind. captured both ends of Saturday night's USAC Sprint/Midget Car "doubleheader" at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway "Bullring." It marked his first USAC Sprint/Midget sweep on ...

Mon 11 Nov 2002
2000: Martinez wins Veracruz, MexicoHeadline

2000: Martinez wins Veracruz, Mexico

Veracruz (Mexico) November 10. Against hot weather and the Goeterss's brothers pressure, David Martinez won his second race in his streak of three this year, today at Super Jarocho circuit. With this triumph, Martinez extend his leadership of the...

SCC: Doncaster Racing wins Daytona finale and championshipHeadline

SCC: Doncaster Racing wins Daytona finale and championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 9, 2002) - Doncaster Racing won the Grand-Am Cup Series six-hour race, part of the Dark Dog Grand American Finale at Daytona International Speedway, en route to capturing this year's Grand Sport I team championship.

Thu 07 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Music again at Hermanos Rodriguez trackHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Music again at Hermanos Rodriguez track

A track with an enormous tradition was reinaugurated today. The Hermanos Rodriguez track is ready to host the final round of the CART FedEx Championship on 17 November, the Telmex Gigante Mexico Grand Prix, and it is already in great form. With...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Davis wins GT2 for his 12th titleHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Davis wins GT2 for his 12th title

The GT2 race at the Valvoline Runoffs is always one of the most anticipated by the fans that turn out for the National Championship races. Not necessarily is it for close competition - although that sometimes happens - nor is it for a huge or deep...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Heinricy dominates T1 againHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Heinricy dominates T1 again

Touring 1 is the fastest of the Sports Car Club of America's nearly-stock race classes, featuring the American muscle of Chevrolet Corvettes and Dodge Vipers, this year joined by a lone Pontiac Firebird. The T1 National Championship race last...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Spicer repeats as SRF championHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Spicer repeats as SRF champion

Richard Spicer won his second consecutive SCCA National Championship in the Spec Racer Ford class after a race-long battle with Mike Davis. Many of the previous races at this year's Valvoline Runoffs® have featured good competition behind ...

RACE: SCCA Valvoline Runoffs: Hagerty wins SSC titleHeadline

RACE: SCCA Valvoline Runoffs: Hagerty wins SSC title

Bill Hagerty of San Diego California won the Showroom Stock C race that opened the second day of the 2002 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs®. Hagerty won his first Sports Car Club of America National Championship in more than twenty tries after putting his...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Weber repeats 1994 HP championship winHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Weber repeats 1994 HP championship win

The final race on Friday at the Valvoline Runoffs had the small MG Midgets, Austin-Healey Sprites, and VW Scirocccos making up the field of H Production. Pole-sitter and 2001 champion Ron Bartell took the green and the lead in the opening lap....

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs:  First year national racer wins ASHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: First year national racer wins AS

Things got crazy from the start of the American Sedan race at the 2002 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs®. Csaba Bujdoso took the lead into the first turn of the race from third place, going inside of both front row starters under braking. Even more...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Stout gets back-to-back FV titleHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Stout gets back-to-back FV title

One of the tightest battles at any SCCA race during a given year is the Formula Vee race. The Valvoline Runoffs left no doubt that these were the best Vee drivers in North America. The forty Vees took the green flag and went into the turn four,...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Oates runs off with T2 raceHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Oates runs off with T2 race

Thomas Oates is one of the drivers who entered several races at the 2002 Valvoline Runoffs and he dominated his first one of the weekend. His Touring 2 Camaro Z28 was on the pole and he got a good launch from the green flag. Second starter T C...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Wright Jr. takes GT4 for third national titleHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Wright Jr. takes GT4 for third national title

Wilson Wright Jr. wraps up his third Valvoline Runoffs championship. He did it in a race that kept not only the drivers and corner workers on their toes but also the fans. In a race that saw some bumping, fender-benders and great passes, the ...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Sargis dominates FP raceHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Sargis dominates FP race

Steve Sargis won his fourth SCCA National Championship gold medal today, but his first in F Production. He put a bigger engine in his familiar red Triumph Spitfire this year and moved up from G Production, where he has been a fixture at the front...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Daughtery takes sixth SSB championshipHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Daughtery takes sixth SSB championship

Thirty-eight Showroom Stock B's took the green flag for the second SCCA National Runoffs at Mid-Ohio. Not wasted any time, the drivers were easily going side-by-side bumper-to-bumper on the first lap. Providing plenty of excitement, David Roush...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Fergus does it again in S2000Headline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Fergus does it again in S2000

The first race of the 2002 Valvoline Runoffs was another runaway Sports 2000 victory for John Fergus, his second in a row and third in the last four years. Fergus pulled away at the start and gradually increased his margin over Hans Peter until...

Sat 21 Sep 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Sports Racers are backHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Sports Racers are back

SCCA's Sports Racing classes are back in a big way. Racers and race teams have ignored these unique racing cars over the past several years, but a new interest, fueled by new car designs and a mix of new and old entrants, has taken over the...

Mon 05 Aug 2002
Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello take Trois-Rivières winHeadline

Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello take Trois-Rivières win

Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello won Saturday's American Le Mans Series Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres after making a late-race tire change that gave their Audi R8 the speed needed to win.

Sun 21 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crashHeadline

BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crash

Birmingham, AL - Jack Roush's private plane crashed late Friday into a lake near Troy, Alabama. Roush was airlifted to University Hospital in Birmingham. His condition is critical, but stable at this time. Roush owns the Winston cup teams of...

Tue 09 Apr 2002
BITD: Johnny Campbell injured in NevadaHeadline

BITD: Johnny Campbell injured in Nevada

Las Vegas (April 6) - Honda rider Johnny Campbell was injured while competing at the Terrible Town's 250. Campbell crashed early in the race and was airlifted to the Las Vegas Medical Center where he underwent tests for possible fracture of two...

Mon 04 Mar 2002
RACE: Jeff Clinton loses life at HomesteadHeadline

RACE: Jeff Clinton loses life at Homestead

MIAMI (March 1, 2002) - Jeff Clinton, 38, of St. Louis, Missouri, was fatally injured at Homestead-Miami Speedway while practicing for Saturday's Rolex Series sports car race. The Archangel Motorsports driver was entering turn one onto the ...

Thu 28 Feb 2002
IRL: Cheever Indy Racing signs Tomas ScheckterHeadline

IRL: Cheever Indy Racing signs Tomas Scheckter

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 27, 2002) - Red Bull Cheever Racing general manager Richard Caron announced today that Tomas Scheckter will drive the No. 52 Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti in the 2002 Indy Racing League series. Tomas ...

Sat 09 Feb 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago Motor Speedway suspends 2002 auto racing seasonHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago Motor Speedway suspends 2002 auto racing season

CICERO, IL -- Officials of Chicago Motor Speedway today suspended the track's 2002 auto racing schedule, which includes the CART FedEx Series Target Grand Prix and the Sears Craftsman 175 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Horse racing at ...

Wed 09 Jan 2002
RALLY: Team Paradox wins championship, announces plansHeadline

RALLY: Team Paradox wins championship, announces plans

The 2001 SCCA Performance Rally season ended with success for Team Paradox and the RallyRhybuddRacing program. In the Central Division points contest, the Team placed well enough in the ClubRally series to ensure a comfortable margin of victory in...