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Wed 07 Jul 2004
Indy 500 winner Rodger Ward tributeHeadline

Indy 500 winner Rodger Ward tribute

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 5, 2004 -- Rodger Ward, one of the greatest drivers in Indianapolis 500-Mile Race history, died July 5 in Anaheim, Calif. He was 83. Rodger Ward. Photo by IMS LLC. Ward won the race twice and during a...

Thu 28 Oct 2004
Remembering Ricky HendrickHeadline

Remembering Ricky Hendrick

Rick Hendrick, his family and the Hendrick Motorsports organization are in the process of mourning the loss of their loved ones and friends who were on board the small Beech 200 plane that crashed on Sunday near Martinsville. The following is a...

Tue 24 Feb 2004
MOTOCROSS: DeSoto inducted into Hawaii Sports Hall of FameHeadline
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MOTOCROSS: DeSoto inducted into Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame

John DeSoto had earned considerable recognition over the decades for his prowess on a motorcycle, but for the most part that originated from abroad rather than from the local community in his native Hawaii. That finally changed this past Tuesday...

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Papa Joe Hendrick passes at 84Headline

Papa Joe Hendrick passes at 84

Joseph R. Hendrick Jr., father of Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick and company president John Hendrick, passed away Wednesday evening at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was 84. Papa Joe Hendrick award event: Papa Joe...

Thu 05 Feb 2004
Barber Dodge Pro Series takes one-year hiatusHeadline

Barber Dodge Pro Series takes one-year hiatus

The question to what will happen to the entry-level racing series in the Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. was answered today, ending the dreams of many young drivers. Burt Frisselle. Photo by Eric Gilbert. Skip Barber Racing...

Thu 01 Jul 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it upHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it up

Racing is a young man's game. At one time turnover of drivers came by death; in these modern days of HANS devices, SAFER barriers and a plethora of safety items that keep drivers working into their 40s and beyond, retirement must be a deliberate...

Sat 29 May 2004
Christian Horner: Is F1 in Arden's future?Headline
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Christian Horner: Is F1 in Arden's future?

Motorsport.com's Max Davies sat down with Arden International team boss, Christian Horner to discuss the future of the team including their possible future entry into Formula One. Motorsport.com: Following the third-straight victory for Liuzzi...

Wed 10 Nov 2004
Biaggi injured in SuperMoto accidentHeadline

Biaggi injured in SuperMoto accident

Max Biaggi celebrates. Photo by Camel Honda. Max Biaggi has injured his foot/leg (depending on your source) in a SuperMoto training session as the Roman Emperor prepared himself to compete in an FIM SuperMoto round in Italy. According...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
USAC returns to the 50th stateHeadline

USAC returns to the 50th state

After torrential rains flooded various parts of the island of Oahu over the past two weeks, the sun finally emerged in time to greet USAC's Southwest Sprint Car drivers upon their encore visit to the 50th State. Eight mainland drivers, including...

Wed 10 Mar 2004
In the Garage: No. 38 Jackman, Rodney FettersHeadline

In the Garage: No. 38 Jackman, Rodney Fetters

In the Garage: Rodney Fetters, Jackman for the No. 38 Yates Ford Rodney Fetters, Jackman for the No. 38 Robert Yates Racing Ford has one of the best jobs in the garage. The New York native first got his feet wet working in racing seven years...

Thu 04 Mar 2004
Steve Taylor wins Pro Open WSA SnoCrossHeadline

Steve Taylor wins Pro Open WSA SnoCross

Michigan International Speedway hosted the inaugural World Snowmobile Association sanctioned "SnoCross at the Speedway" on a very mild leap day the last day of February, 2004. MIS was the 8th stop on the 10 race WSA calendar. Pro Mod...

Wed 28 Jan 2004
Motorsport.com contributors win 2003 EMPA awardsHeadline

Motorsport.com contributors win 2003 EMPA awards

Motorsport.com contributors received awards in a variety of different categories at the 2003 Eastern Motorsport Press Association annual convention on Saturday, January 24, 2004. In the five categories for the Valvoline Internet Contests, ...

Mon 12 Jan 2004
Yeley's Chili Bowl Alphabet run in progressHeadline

Yeley's Chili Bowl Alphabet run in progress

With track maintenance under way at 5:45 p.m. following the completion of Saturday's Twin "D" Features at the 18th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, J.J. Yeley's advance through the Alphabet Soup of Features is well ...

Sun 20 Jun 2004
Gentilozzi wins as Kendall slows in PortlandHeadline

Gentilozzi wins as Kendall slows in Portland

Paul Gentilozzi won the Albertsons 100 today with a pass at the start of the final lap, taking the race by 31.129 seconds over Tomy Drissi. The two were followed by Jorge Diaz Jr in third place, with Joey Scarallo and Tommy Kendall rounding out...

Sun 11 Jan 2004
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs Friday afternoon reportHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs Friday afternoon report

With the sun shining and the track dry this afternoon at the 2003 Valvoline Runoffs, another group of SCCA Club Racers lined up for their chances for a National Championship. After a steady rain all night and into the morning warm-ups and even...

Leffler takes Thursday Chili Bowl victoryHeadline

Leffler takes Thursday Chili Bowl victory

Jason Leffler rode the cushion past Aaron Fike on the ninth circuit, then held off Scott Hatton in the closing rounds to top Thursday night's Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores 25-lap qualifying feature for the 18th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl ...

Wed 10 Mar 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Arturo Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Arturo "Art" Flores remembered

The racing world has lost one of its finest photographers and friends. Art Flores, who resided in Alameda, California but whose passion for all of life and for racing reminded many of the heady, protest-filled days in nearby Berkeley, passed away...

Wed 10 Nov 2004
Hodgson to AMA SuperBikeHeadline
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Hodgson to AMA SuperBike

After a few weeks in the rumor mill and a dismissal maiden season in MotoGP, Neil Hodgson has finally been officially named the second Ducati Austin rider. The Brit will ride alongside Eric Bostrom. Bostrom campaigned the Ducati Austin ...

Thu 08 Jul 2004
Bobby East takes first win at RichmondHeadline

Bobby East takes first win at Richmond

Bobby East won tonight's caution-slowed "Dominic's of New York 100" USAC Weld Silver Crown Series race at Richmond International Raceway. He took the lead on the fourth lap, diving under Jason McCord entering Turn 1. He was never headed, but was...

Thu 05 Feb 2004
Atlantic revives C2 for 2004 and 2005Headline

Atlantic revives C2 for 2004 and 2005

In a surprise announcement today, the Toyota Atlantic Championship series has revived the C2 category for competition in the 2004 and 2005 seasons. The move is to allow teams to compete using the Swift 008.a chassis. The Atlantic series is now...

Mon 19 Jul 2004
Biaggi wins German GP at the SachsenringHeadline

Biaggi wins German GP at the Sachsenring

After setting a blistering lap time to take pole position for the German GP, Max Biaggi rode the wheels off his Camel Honda to take his first victory of 2004 at the tight and twisty Sachsenring course. Valentino Rossi and Sete Gibernau had the...

Sun 12 Sep 2004
Kendall wins Laguna, Gentilozzi is championHeadline

Kendall wins Laguna, Gentilozzi is champion

Tommy Kendall did everything he could but he could not run Paul Gentilozzi's race. Kendall won the season finale and took all bonus points. For the first time since the 1966 Trans-Am Series, the championship ended in a tie. Podium:...

Sat 07 Feb 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: New toy for GentilozziHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: New toy for Gentilozzi

One would think there aren't enough hours in the day for Paul Gentilozzi, whose motorsports concerns include the Champ Car World Series, the Motorock Trans-Am Tour, the occasional Trans-Am drive to keep his hand in, prepared by his own...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
Davis grabs Hawaii Friday night featureHeadline

Davis grabs Hawaii Friday night feature

From his first tentative shakedown laps Wednesday, both the local veterans and visiting USAC contingent whispered Charles Davis, Jr. would prove one to watch. The SCRA points runner-up made good on those predictions by dominating the second leg of...

Tue 11 May 2004
UK 2000: Storckenfeldt takes round 5 winHeadline

UK 2000: Storckenfeldt takes round 5 win

Alex Storckenfeldt took his first Formula Renault victory in the first race of the day with a strong performance to overcome early leader Paul di Resta. Championship leader salvaged third place from a poor qualifying position to futher extend his...

Tue 13 Jan 2004
Yeley awarded Jerry Titus Memorial TrophyHeadline

Yeley awarded Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy

The 2003 USAC Triple Crown winner's year was capped off when the Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association announced last night at its annual celebratory banquet that J.J Yeley earned the Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy, making the young star...

Wed 04 Aug 2004
Gentilozzi on top step at Trois-RivieresHeadline

Gentilozzi on top step at Trois-Rivieres

Paul Gentilozzi was the racer on top of the podium, flanked by his two teammates, as Rocketsports Racing swept the podium on the 1.506-mile street circuit in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. Paul Gentilozzi. Photo by Eric Gilbert. "I...

Tue 11 May 2004
UK 2000: Conway earns round 6 winHeadline

UK 2000: Conway earns round 6 win

Mike Conway won a dramatic second race at Silverstone after initially conceding the lead on the first lap and then benefiting from a collision in front of him involving his closest rival so far for the championship, Comtec Racing with Duckhams ...

Tue 02 Nov 2004
Rossi takes ninth victory of the season in ValenciaHeadline

Rossi takes ninth victory of the season in Valencia

Valentino Rossi's appetite for wins is insatiable. Just two weeks ago, the Italian living-legend won his eighth win of the season and retained the MotoGP world championship crown. The feat was so huge, Rossi is being hailed as the greatest-ever ...

Sat 10 Jan 2004
OWRS to add Trans-Am Racing to list of purchasesHeadline

OWRS to add Trans-Am Racing to list of purchases

It was no surprise that coming on the heels of Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC's purchase of Championship Auto Racing Team, Inc., they also announced the purchase of Trans-Am Racing, LLC. TAR had an agreement for the marketing and operating rights...

Sun 01 Aug 2004
Kendall on pole after wet Trois-Rivieres SaturdayHeadline

Kendall on pole after wet Trois-Rivieres Saturday

Tommy Kendall will lead his fellow competitors to the green flag on Sunday for the 35th Anniversary Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. Kendall was the fastest racer during Friday and today's practice time and that is all he needed to secure his...

Tue 06 Jan 2004
SCC: Bell Motorsports leads Daytona testingHeadline

SCC: Bell Motorsports leads Daytona testing

For the second day in a row, Bell Motorsports led the pre-season Grand American Rolex Series in testing for the Daytona 24 Hours, as the 2003 championship team turned the fastest lap at Daytona International Speedway. The No. 54 Chevrolet Doran...

Fri 29 Oct 2004
The first time is always the most excitingHeadline

The first time is always the most exciting

For the final race of the 2004 season for the American Le Mans series, history was made at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Secs - the first night race at the road course. And we (Motorsport.com) were there to document it and to view the spectacular day...

Mon 12 Jan 2004
Coons conquers Chili Bowl foes in qualifierHeadline

Coons conquers Chili Bowl foes in qualifier

Friday night's 25-lap qualifying feature for the 18th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa Expo Raceway had a western states flavor to it, with Arizona's Jerry Coons, Jr., fending off the late challenges of California shoes Cory ...

Sat 24 Apr 2004
McDonald and Papis on center stage at Long BeachHeadline

McDonald and Papis on center stage at Long Beach

Character actor Chris McDonald may be best known for his roles as the arrogant golfer Shooter McGavin in "Happy Gilmore" and the meteorologist in "the Perfect Storm," but he added another impressive role to his long list of credits last Saturday...

Sun 11 Jan 2004
Lasoski romps Chili Bowl openerHeadline

Lasoski romps Chili Bowl opener

Danny Lasoski kicked off the 18th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals by romping to victory lane in Wednesday night's 25-lap preliminary feature at Tulsa Expo Raceway. Lasoski survived several cautions to lead 11th-starter Davey Ray ...