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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 05 Jan 2003
SUPERCROSS: MOTOCROSS: McGrath's retirement is officialHeadline
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SUPERCROSS: MOTOCROSS: McGrath's retirement is official

AURORA, Ill. (January 2, 2002) - Seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath today announced his retirement from supercross racing at a press conference in Anaheim, Calif., at Edison International Field. After winning 72 250cc main events and...

Sat 05 Apr 2003
WKA: Petty posts pair at Jasper Pavement NationalHeadline

WKA: Petty posts pair at Jasper Pavement National

JASPER, FL-After being forced to sit out most of last season due to a work injury, 'The Peoples Champion' Jason Petty, of Creedmore, NC, proved he was back in the hunt for a Triple Crown in the WKA/Ultramax Racing Chassis Speedway Pavement Series...

Sun 26 Jan 2003
Ferrari mourns Giovanni AgnelliHeadline

Ferrari mourns Giovanni Agnelli

Ferrari is mourning the passing of Giovanni Agnelli, the honourary chairman of parent company FIAT, who died aged eighty-one. Agnelli was the grandson of the founder of FIAT and was chairman of the company for thirty years until the mid-nineties.

Thu 03 Apr 2003
IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancerHeadline

IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancer

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 2, 2003) -- Former IMSA World Sports Car and Group C2 champion Fermin Velez died Monday in Barcelona, Spain, three days shy of his 44th birthday, following a battle with cancer. Former IMSA champion Fermin Velez,...

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...

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 ...

Tue 11 Feb 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing, driver Monteiro enter Champ Car seriesHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing, driver Monteiro enter Champ Car series

INDIANAPOLIS (February 10, 2003) - Fourteen years after giving Patrick Racing its first and only Champ Car World Series title, Emerson Fittipaldi will look to capture a championship of his own as he and business partner James Dingman announced the...

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...

Wed 12 Mar 2003
Miguel Duhamel wins fourth Daytona 200Headline
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Miguel Duhamel wins fourth Daytona 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (March 10, 2003) ¯ Canadian Miguel Duhamel edged out his Honda teammates Ben Bostrom and Kurtis Roberts to capture the 62nd Daytona 200 By Arai on Monday at Daytona International Speedway. Bostrom, Roberts and Duhamel, all...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourseHeadline
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FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourse

Every year for the last 12, The Cavallino Magazine has sponsored what has evolved into the six day Cavallino Classic for Ferrari Motorcars. The event is held at the legendary Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida. A full line of diverse...

Sat 01 Mar 2003
Bentley returns to North American at SebringHeadline

Bentley returns to North American at Sebring

BRASELTON, Ga. (February 28, 2003) -- Nothing screams "England" quite like a Bentley, and a British racing green Bentley sporting Union Jacks in its motif almost conjures up the familiar strains of "Rule Britannia." After an absence of more than...

Thu 30 Jan 2003
End of one era, beginning of another for Rolex 24Headline

End of one era, beginning of another for Rolex 24

This year's 41st running of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona will mark the end of one era in the four-year history of the Grand American Road Racing Association's Rolex Sports Car Series and the beginning of another. Gone are the venerable ...

Sat 19 Apr 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Max Papis tests Winston Cup carHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Max Papis tests Winston Cup car

Sports car and open-wheel racer Max Papis tested the No. 91 Dodge Intrepid research and development NASCAR Winston Cup car for Evernham Motorsports today at Kentucky Speedway. "It was a very good experience being in a Winston Cup car. It ...

Mon 17 Nov 2003
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...

Wed 08 Jan 2003
2002 Rolex Series Champions honoredHeadline

2002 Rolex Series Champions honored

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 06, 2003) -- The Rolex Sports Car Series honored its 2002 team, driver and manufacturer champions during its annual Salute to Champions held at DAYTONA USA on Saturday, Jan. 4. Rolex Watch USA President Walter Fischer...

Fri 11 Apr 2003
The Petersen Porsche Sebring second place reinstatedHeadline

The Petersen Porsche Sebring second place reinstated

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 10, 2003) -- The White Lightning-Petersen Motorsports Porsche has been reinstated to its original second-place finishing position in the GT class in the March 15 American Le Mans Series Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. It had...

Mon 20 Jan 2003
Luis Diaz re-signed with Dorricott RacingHeadline

Luis Diaz re-signed with Dorricott Racing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2003) - Phyllis Dorricott confirmed today that Dorricott Racing has re-signed second-year Dorricott Racing driver Luis Diaz, of Mexico City, for the 2003 Toyota Atlantic Championship. Dorricott Racing's entry for...

Thu 23 Jan 2003
Porsche 911 GT3 RS has strong contingent for Daytona Rolex 24Headline

Porsche 911 GT3 RS has strong contingent for Daytona Rolex 24

DAYTONA BEACH, FL. - January 22 - A strong contingent of former Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona winners racers will be trying for another title in Porsche 911 GT3 RS race cars as entries continue to grow for the 41h running of the Rolex 24 February ...

Tue 13 May 2003
Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le MansHeadline

Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le Mans

For this exceptional edition of the "24 Heures" which celebrates the 80th anniversary of the creation of the race, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, François Fillon - Minister of Employment, Roland du Luart - President of the Sarthe County Council,...

Thu 09 Jan 2003
Tony Stewart declines 2003 IROC invitationHeadline

Tony Stewart declines 2003 IROC invitation

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Jan. 8, 2003) - Reigning NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Tony Stewart has declined an invitation to compete in the 2003 IROC Series. The driver of the ...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
BFREN: Lloyd declared Snetterton round two winnerHeadline

BFREN: Lloyd declared Snetterton round two winner

Alex Lloyd won an eventful Formula Renault race at Snetterton. One single lap saw Lloyd move up from fifth to second and, with leader Tom Sisley already hit with a 10 second penalty, Lloyd held on to second place and got promoted to winner as he...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
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...

Fri 23 May 2003
IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundupHeadline

IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundup

INDIANAPOLIS - SportsBusiness Journal held the second annual Open-Wheel Racing Summit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking over the fourth floor Media Center that overlooks the 2.5-mile historic oval's front ...

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...

Sat 22 Feb 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Gentilozzi - racer, entrepreneur, leaderHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Gentilozzi - racer, entrepreneur, leader

LANSING, Mich. - Three-time Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup champion Paul Gentilozzi set out last year to add to the Trans-Am Series legacy. Gentilozzi-a successful team owner in both the Trans-Am Series and Champ Car World Series,...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
BFREN: Conway wins first round at SnettertonHeadline

BFREN: Conway wins first round at Snetterton

The opening round of the Formula Renault UK championship took place on Saturday as part of a double-header supporting the British Formula Three Championship. Mike Conway eventually took a convincing victory, helped early on by a backmarker, and ...

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...

Sat 10 May 2003
Fri 23 May 2003
BUSCH: Media track time at Michigan International SpeedwayHeadline

BUSCH: Media track time at Michigan International Speedway

Imagine one's surprise when they received a special invitation to drive a specially prepared stockcar around a superspeedway. Motorsport.com was invited to Michigan International Speedway to partake in a special Media Day. . Photo by...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
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...

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...

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 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 ...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
BUSCH: Sportscar driver Bingham enters NASCARHeadline

BUSCH: Sportscar driver Bingham enters NASCAR

Daytona Beach, FL- Christmas has come early for Grand-Am GTS Series Champion Chris Bingham. Bingham and Jay Robinson Racing join forces for the 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National season. Bingham, in Daytona testing for the upcoming ARCA 200, has...

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 ...