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Tue 23 Dec 2003
RACE: NASA 25 Hours of ThunderhillHeadline

RACE: NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Seventy-three entrants started the NASA Thunderhill 25 Hour race under a cloudy sky that quickly turned from drizzle into rain, flooding many pit areas leaving little to wonder what the remaining long hours of the endurance race would be ...

Mon 15 Dec 2003
Papis and Pruett return to sports car racingHeadline

Papis and Pruett return to sports car racing

On the heels of winning his third Trans-Am championship, Scott Pruett will compete again in endurance sports car racing. Joining Pruett will be Max Papis. The two will be teammates for the newly announced entry of Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2004...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
Former ARCA champion Iggy Katona passed awayHeadline

Former ARCA champion Iggy Katona passed away

TOLEDO OH (12-4-03) Egnatius "Iggy" Katona, the winningest driver in ARCA RE/MAX Series history, died Thursday, December 4 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was 87. Katona, who earned 79 career series wins, also held the all-time...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
SCC: Picchio leads the way in Sunday Daytona testingHeadline

SCC: Picchio leads the way in Sunday Daytona testing

As the testing at Daytona drew to a close, most teams have took a conservative tact and, as a result, the times reflected just that. Atmospheric conditions today may also have played a part, as it was about 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. The...

Hyperbaria - Latest advance in Sports Car racingHeadline

Hyperbaria - Latest advance in Sports Car racing

Speed itself is not the only way to win endurance races. It is usually done with a combination of thorough preparation, fast equipment, teamwork and great strategy. Now you have to add physiology and understanding the human half of the equation to...

BUSCH: USAC star Yeley gets the call to NASCARHeadline

BUSCH: USAC star Yeley gets the call to NASCAR

Joe Gibbs Racing has signed United States Auto Club (USAC) racer J.J. Yeley to a multi-year contract beginning in 2004. Gibbs, who has won two Winston Cup championships with Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart since its inception in 1992, has long been...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
SWS: Freitas keeps Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic prize at homeHeadline

SWS: Freitas keeps Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic prize at home

You may not expect a five-time local track champion and current points leader getting choked up over an umpteenth win on his home turf. But that's exactly what Dean Freitas did after beating the USAC boys Sunday morning in the rain-delayed...

Mon 17 Nov 2003
SWS: Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic rained outHeadline

SWS: Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic rained out

Who says it never rains in Hawaii? The USAC visitors painfully learned the fallacy of that notion Saturday night as intermittent but substantial showers greeted the normally arid plains of Central Oahu. At 9:00 pm, shortly before the scheduled...

SWS: Ronnie Clark wins Hawaii's first ever USAC raceHeadline

SWS: Ronnie Clark wins Hawaii's first ever USAC race

The inaugural USAC Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic kicked off its doubleheader Friday night at Hawaii Motor Speedway, with yellow flags galore punctuating the evening from the first heat race on. As the bus transporting the visiting Southwest Sprint...

Sun 16 Nov 2003
SWS: Commotion by the oceanHeadline

SWS: Commotion by the ocean

Forty years since professional level drivers last went head-to-head in a race on Hawaiian soil, the dust shall fly again this weekend courtesy of the stars from USAC's fledgling Southwest Sprint Car Series. The inaugural Hawaiian Sprint Car...

Mon 20 Oct 2003
Champion wins at Petit, but Team Joest is championHeadline

Champion wins at Petit, but Team Joest is champion

Although JJ Lehto and Johnny Herbert led from start to finish in the Champion Audi and won the sixth annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, it still wasn't enough to keep Infineon Team Joest Audi drivers Frank Biela and Marco Werner from clinching.

Sun 19 Oct 2003
Lehto leads early at Road AtlantaHeadline

Lehto leads early at Road Atlanta

Champion Racing's J.J. Lehto leads the Infineon Team Joest Audi of Marco Werner in the early going of the sixth annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Lehto, who moved from third to first less than half way through the first lap, must win today's...

Sat 18 Oct 2003
Werner gives Team Joest the Petit poleHeadline

Werner gives Team Joest the Petit pole

It certainly did not take long for Infineon Team Joest Audi newcomer Marco Werner to figure out how to put together a fast lap around Road Atlanta. In just his second trip to the undulating, natural terrain road course, Werner refused to let a...

Sat 11 Oct 2003
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs Friday morning reportHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs Friday morning report

Hello Isabel, meet Mid-Ohio! After Hurricane Isabel came ashore on Thursday in North Carolina, the fast-moving storm carried heavy rain to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course all night Thursday and into Friday morning. Since Friday marks the switch...

Thu 09 Oct 2003
Heritage Motorsports' drivers clinch 2003 ChampionshipHeadline

Heritage Motorsports' drivers clinch 2003 Championship

Heritage Motorsports locks up Drivers' points for 2003 ROLEX GTS Championship. The Heritage Motorsports Mustang GTS finished 2nd in the GTS category Sunday at the very beautiful Virginia International Raceway. Out of 26 Daytona Prototype and ...

Tue 07 Oct 2003
Pilgrim, Borcheller win VIR 400Headline

Pilgrim, Borcheller win VIR 400

Despite the best blocking efforts of Brumos Racing driver David Donohue, Terry Borcheller and Andy Pilgrim drove their Bell Motorsports Chevy-powered Doran to victory this afternoon in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series VIR 400 at Virginia...

Sun 05 Oct 2003
Pilgrim second fastest, but claims VIR poleHeadline

Pilgrim second fastest, but claims VIR pole

The Chevrolet-powered Bell Motorsports Doran of Andy Pilgrim qualified second this afternoon at Virginia International Raceway, but it will start from the pole on Sunday in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series VIR 400 after the fastest ...

Fri 03 Oct 2003
O'Connell's championship hasn't sunk in yetHeadline

O'Connell's championship hasn't sunk in yet

Johnny O'Connell hasn't quite yet grasped the notion that he is a champion in the 2003 American Le Mans Series sports car racing season. O'Connell, from Flowery Branch, Ga., and co-driver Ron Fellows of Toronto earned the GTS class driving ...

Thu 02 Oct 2003
Allmendinger ties record with Miami poleHeadline

Allmendinger ties record with Miami pole

Rookie sensation and 2003 champion, A.J. Allmendinger captured his ninth CART Toyota Atlantic Championship pole of the season this afternoon at Miami, tying a record set by the legendary Gilles Villeneuve for most Atlantic’s poles in a ...

Lehto, Herbert beat the fire for Miami winHeadline

Lehto, Herbert beat the fire for Miami win

Usually, Champion Racing doesn’t win races like this. Usually, when the race is hanging precariously in the balance, an exceedingly cruel twist of fate intervenes, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. But today was ...

Wed 01 Oct 2003
Valiante wins season finale at MiamiHeadline

Valiante wins season finale at Miami

After electrical problems forced pole sitter and 2003 champion A.J. Allmendinger to pit before the green flag, third-place starter Michael Valiante took advantage of Allmendinger's demise on the streets of Miami. Michael Valiante. Photo...

Tue 23 Sep 2003
Donohue brings it home at Mont-TremblantHeadline

Donohue brings it home at Mont-Tremblant

David Donohue qualified on pole, started the race and drove the final stint to take the win at the Mont-Tremblant six-hour Grand American Rolex Series endurance event. His teammates, Mike Borkowski and Sascha Maassen, also drove flawlessly to...

Sat 20 Sep 2003
Donohue puts Brumos on pole at Mont-TremblantHeadline

Donohue puts Brumos on pole at Mont-Tremblant

David Donohue placed the No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche FABCAR Daytona Prototype on the pole at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. Donohue and teammate Mike Borkowski are the point leaders in the DP class by a slim margin of one point over Bell ...

Tue 16 Sep 2003
Kaeding wins Tulsa, Yeley clinches championshipHeadline

Kaeding wins Tulsa, Yeley clinches championship

While J.J. Yeley clinched his second consecutive series championship with a runner-up showing, California's Bud Kaeding stole the spotlight by scoring his first career USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series triumph in Sunday's shortened O'Reilly...

Thu 11 Sep 2003
Biela on brink of first ALMS driving titleHeadline

Biela on brink of first ALMS driving title

He's won the world's most prestigious endurance races. He's won sprint races, and he's won poles. He's been a part of one of the best sports car racing teams ever assembled. Now, with two races left in the American Le Mans Series season, Frank...

Wed 10 Sep 2003
Yeley on the verge of historic tripleHeadline

Yeley on the verge of historic triple

"Cactus Jack" Yeley's son is on the verge of an accomplishment that only one man has achieved in the past: J.J. Yeley stands to win championships this season in all USAC's top divisions. J.J. Yeley. Photo by Kenneth Plotkin. Tony ...

Tue 02 Sep 2003
Allmendinger clinches championship at DenverHeadline

Allmendinger clinches championship at Denver

A.J. Allmendinger clinched the CART Toyota Atlantic 2003 Championship today on the streets of Denver, Colorado. The young RuSPORT rookie has had his sights set on the title since being crowned the 2002 Barber Dodge Pro champion. "Amazing, I...

Sat 30 Aug 2003
Title sponsor announced, Miami added to 2003 scheduleHeadline

Title sponsor announced, Miami added to 2003 schedule

DENVER -- MotoRock LLC has signed a multi-year agreement to become title sponsor of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup. The Series will now be known as the MotoRock Trans-Am Tour for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup. The agreement is a ...

Wed 27 Aug 2003
Montreal season finale race notesHeadline

Montreal season finale race notes

Rojas wins flag-to-flag MONTREAL, QUEBEC (August 24, 2003)- Memo Rojas of Mexico City, Mexico, led every lap of the Barber Dodge Pro Series race in Montréal today to take his second win of the season. 2003 Barber Dodge Pro Series Champion Leo...

Tue 26 Aug 2003
Champion Racing cruises to Road America winHeadline

Champion Racing cruises to Road America win

The Road America 500 delivered some spectacular racing on the way to Champion Audi's second win of the American Le Mans season. While the anticipated competition for the overall win failed to materialize, the Corvette-Ferrari GTS race within a...

Sun 24 Aug 2003
Werner places Team Joest on Road America poleHeadline

Werner places Team Joest on Road America pole

The American Le Mans Series competitors battled until the final seconds of today's qualifying session for the Road America 500. Close competition was expected for overall and class poles, and the teams did not disappoint. Team Joest Audi R8...

Fri 22 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Salo swings through IndyHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Salo swings through Indy

You never know who you'll see at a race track. Case in point: the NHRA have held closed [to the public] test sessions yesterday and today at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Wandering the paddock, one could find Indy Racing League and CART ...

Thu 21 Aug 2003
A lap of Road America with Terry BorchellerHeadline

A lap of Road America with Terry Borcheller

The American Le Mans Series will compete in the Road America 500 presented by the Chicago Tribune at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., Aug. 22-24. In this first-person narrative, ACEMCO Ferrari driver Terry Borcheller of Phoenix, Az., describes...

Thu 14 Aug 2003
Fellows seeks home track advantage at MosportHeadline

Fellows seeks home track advantage at Mosport

When life deals a person a tough blow, sometimes home can be the best place to make them feel better. That's the way Ron Fellows is looking at this weekend's American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Mosport at his home track, Mosport International ...

Tue 12 Aug 2003
Valiante survives to take victory at Mid-OhioHeadline

Valiante survives to take victory at Mid-Ohio

Lynx Racing's Michael Valiante survived a first lap collision with pole sitter A.J. Allmendinger and went on to win his second Toyota Atlantic Championship race of 2003. Michael Valiante. Photo by Michael Kim. The victory, just 0.6 ...