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Tue 30 Apr 2002
Bob Akin dies of complications from injuries

Bob Akin dies of complications from injuries

ATLANTA - Bob Akin died late Monday night of complications from injuries suffered last Thursday during a testing accident for a historic sports car race at Road Atlanta. Akin crashed in a 1988 Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo during testing for the ...

Thu 08 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Crawford passed away Tuesday

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Crawford passed away Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 -- Former Indianapolis 500 driver Jim Crawford, who team owner John Menard calls "the bravest man I ever knew," died Aug. 6 in Terre Verde, Fla. He was 54. Crawford, a native of Scotland, retired from racing...

Fri 12 Apr 2002
1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - Colorful Pat Flaherty, who was dressed in slacks and a T-shirt when he won the 1956 Indianapolis 500 and whose well-worn Cromwell helmet was emblazoned with a green shamrock, died April 9 at his home in ...

Tue 15 Jan 2002
Sandra Leitzinger passes away

Sandra Leitzinger passes away

Sondra Leitzinger, 65, died of a heart attack in her sleep Wednesday at home in State College, PA. She was the wife of Bob Leitzinger, long-time IMSA and SCCA sports car racer, and mother of road-racing star Butch Leitzinger. Karen Kurtz Earl,...

Wed 11 Sep 2002
Pete Folse, Jr., passed away September 9th

Pete Folse, Jr., passed away September 9th

TAMPA, FLA. (SEPTEMBER 10, 2002) - Pete Folse, Jr., a former sprint car racer and the son of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Pete Folse, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 9, in his native Tampa after suffering a heart attack on Friday.

Wed 01 May 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bob Dorricott, Sr. - 1937 to 2002

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bob Dorricott, Sr. - 1937 to 2002

LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (April 29, 2002) - Bob Dorricott, one of most respected names in North American formula-style, open-wheel racing and two-time Dayton Indy Lights Championship team owner, passed away Friday, April 26, at his family home in...

Sat 09 Feb 2002
Todd Senneker dies in snowmobile accident

Todd Senneker dies in snowmobile accident

Todd Senneker, the 2001 Berlin Raceway Sportsman Rookie of the Year, died in a snowmobile accident on Friday, February 1. He was killed when his snowmobile ran off a trail and struck a tree at about 8:30 p.m. in Luce County's McMillan Township in...

Tue 15 Jan 2002
Johnny Pawl succumbs to illness

Johnny Pawl succumbs to illness

Legendary auto racing car owner and mechanic Johnny Pawl of Crown Point, Indiana passed away recently following a diagnoses of pancreatic cancer in December. He was in Missouri with his wife and her family when he passed. Visitation will be...

Mon 18 Feb 2002
Henry Ford's first race: 'Race of the Century ' on PBS

Henry Ford's first race: 'Race of the Century ' on PBS

The Race that put the world on wheels Public Television to air special program about Henry Ford's first race Dearborn, Mich., February 15, 2002 - On a cloudy day in October just over 100 years ago, a then unknown and fledging car maker built and...

Wed 17 Jul 2002
SAMF3: Risatti - un apellido en carrera 1936-2002

SAMF3: Risatti - un apellido en carrera 1936-2002

Cuatro generaciones consecutivas de pilotos de competición es una verdadera marca mundial, dentro de la historia del automovilismo deportivo. Solamente se dio un caso así en la Nascar, la famosa serie norteamericana de los Stock Cars, donde el...

Tue 17 Sep 2002
Supermodified driver Dion Parish dies in testing

Supermodified driver Dion Parish dies in testing

It is with great sadness and deep regret that the 3-D Motorsports Racing Team wishes to pass along the news of the tragic and untimely passing of their driver, and friend, Dion Parish of Kalamazoo, MI. Dion was lost to us on Saturday, September...

Sun 13 Jan 2002

"Focus On Racing Radio" syndicated

Mercer Island, WA: The long-time Memphis motorsports show, Focus On Racing Radio, will go into national syndication on February 15th under the Westwood One umbrella of programs. The co-hosts of the one-hour show are Speed Channel motorsports ...

Sat 09 Mar 2002
scra: George Gervais dies after long battle

scra: George Gervais dies after long battle

LAKEWOOD, CA, March 8, 2002 - Popular sprint car driver "Big" George Gervais (Mira Loma, CA), who sustained injuries on July 28th at the Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA), died Friday in a Redlands rehabilitation center from respiratory ...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
Remembering Marvin Porter

Remembering Marvin Porter

Marvin Porter West Coast Stock Car Racer and Businessman passes away. West coast stock car racing pioneer Marvin Porter passed away on November 6, 2002 in San Felipe, Baja, Mexico at the age of 76. After a 4 year stint in the Air Force Marvin...

Wed 13 Nov 2002
Enzo Morrone resultados de cada em Interlagos

Enzo Morrone resultados de cada em Interlagos

Piloto da Interkart dá importante passo para a conquista do título. A F-São Paulo teve neste sábado ensolarado mais uma rodada cheia de emoções e boas disputas no autódromo José Carlos Pace, em Interlagos. O bom público assistiu a ...

Wed 17 Jul 2002
USAC's Russ Clendenen dies at 94

USAC's Russ Clendenen dies at 94

Russ Clendenen, longtime USAC Official, succumbs at 94. Russ Clendenen, the genial official of AAA and USAC Midwestern oval track racing for over 50 years, died at a nursing home in Dayton, Ohio on Monday, July 15 at the age of 94. He was born...

Fri 12 Apr 2002
James I.

James I. "Jimmy" Johnston funeral arrangements

Lima, Ohio native Jimmy Johnston died from injuries sustained during a racing accident at the Eldora Speedway on April 6, 2002. Johnston was transfered to the Wayne Hospital in Greenville when efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. Drake...

Mon 07 Jan 2002
WKA: Arrangements for Michael Davis, Jr.

WKA: Arrangements for Michael Davis, Jr.

Viewing for Michael L. Davis, Jr. of Novelty, Ohio will be held Friday, January 4, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Brown-Forward Funeral Home, 17022 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights. (216-752-1200). A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 5th...

Thu 12 Dec 2002
Winter Park Concours d'Elegance

Winter Park Concours d'Elegance

"Winter Park Concours d'Elegance" exotic car display huge success. 4th Annual"Festival of Exotic Cars" set for Mount Dora in February 2003. WINTER PARK, FL- November 2002- TSC Events Inc. hosted the first annual "Winter Park Concours d'Elegance"...

Fri 05 Jul 2002
Chris Guerrieri Toronto preview

Chris Guerrieri Toronto preview

Christopher Guerrieri to compete in Molson Indy. Toronto, July 3 2002 - Eighteen-year old race car driver Christopher Guerrieri will compete this weekend in one of Canada's most prestigious racing car events - the famed Toronto Molson Indy.

Wed 17 Jul 2002
Bernard Tilanus spotlight

Bernard Tilanus spotlight

Veteran Tilanus just keeps rolling along. His friends call him"Vinnige Fanus" and joke that he is much too old to drive race cars competitively-- but Bernard Tilanus is planning on having the last laugh at the end of this year's motor racing ...

Wed 08 May 2002
Willi Dungl, owner of Dungl Clinic died

Willi Dungl, owner of Dungl Clinic died

Lauda, McCoy's rehabilitation guru dies. The man who oversaw Niki Lauda's return to fitness after the horrific, fiery accident that almost claimed his life in 1976 has died. Willi Dungl, the famed Austrian rehabilitation guru, most recently ...

Fri 26 Jul 2002
IRL: McLaren Performance to acquire Comtech

IRL: McLaren Performance to acquire Comtech

McLaren Performance Technologies signs Lltter of intent to acquire Comptech Machine. LIVONIA, Mich., July 24 -- McLaren Performance Technologies (NASDAQ:MCLN) has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Comptech Machine, a recognized ...

Thu 18 Apr 2002
Two-time Winston Cup champion Buck Baker died

Two-time Winston Cup champion Buck Baker died

Charlotte, NC (April 16) -- Elzie Wylie "Buck" Baker passed away at the Carolinas Medical Center Sunday night. Baker had just turned 83 in March. According to the family, Baker was at the medical center for an additional procedure to his ...

Wed 06 Mar 2002
RACE: ACRL: Jeff Clinton memorial arrangements

RACE: ACRL: Jeff Clinton memorial arrangements

March 4, 2002, Road Atlanta, GA -- Jeff Clinton, 38, of St. Louis, Missouri, who was fatally injured in a racing incident at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Miami, Florida, will be laid to rest this Wednesday, March 6, 2002. Jeff is survived by his...

Thu 09 May 2002
New I-71 interchange open for Kentucky Speedway

New I-71 interchange open for Kentucky Speedway

"Kentucky Speedway" Exit 55 and State Route 1039 ready for opening weekend. SPARTA, KY.-- Defending ARCA RE/MAX Series Champion Frank Kimmel joined officials from Kentucky Speedway and the State of Kentucky to officially open the new $12.3 ...

Wed 29 May 2002
Jim Sumner died of injuries during testing

Jim Sumner died of injuries during testing

Jim Sumner: A Life-Long Racer PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Pro Racing dirt-track competitor Jim Sumner, 32, of Grafton, Wis., died Sunday, May 26, as the result of injuries sustained in a single-bike accident during practice for the...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
GF Motorsport Mar del Plata clasificion

GF Motorsport Mar del Plata clasificion

Pole de Gabriel Furlan en Mar del Plata. Mar del Plata, 15 de diciembre de 2002. El TC 2000 clasificó en el día de hoy en el autódromo de la ciudad de Mar del Plata, donde Gabriel Furlan (Mitsubishi Lancer) marcó el mejor tiempo, seguido por...

Thu 25 Apr 2002
ASTRC: Power Tour round one Truck race report

ASTRC: Power Tour round one Truck race report

Champ looks to three in a row after sub-record pole for round one. Round One of the Australian Super Truck Racing Championship belonged to 2000 and 2001 champion Ian "Inky" Tulloch who dominated by winning the Top Gun shootout overall as well as...

Tue 14 May 2002
Andy Dunlop dies at age 90

Andy Dunlop dies at age 90

Andrew G. Dunlop - 1911-2002 Andrew Gowans Dunlop, who died of natural causes in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, May 10, 2002, was in some ways a living history of American auto racing from Model T dirt track cars to rear engine Offenhausers. Born ...

Wed 08 May 2002
Marc Theis dies from testing at N?rburgring

Marc Theis dies from testing at N?rburgring

Marc Theis 1984-2002 Marc Theis of Kirchhundem, a 17 year old German student competing in the 2002 Formula König Championship for Kern Motorsport, has died during a testing accident at the Nürburgring on the 6th May. He slid into a gravel...

Thu 01 Aug 2002
RACE: Heart attack led to Kasik's fatal accident at Road America

RACE: Heart attack led to Kasik's fatal accident at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (July 30, 2002) - Robert Kasik, 56, of Roscoe, Ill., suffered a heart attack while in his racecar, leading to his fatal accident at Road America Sunday during an SCCA Club Racing National event. Reports have found that Kasik...

Thu 25 Jul 2002
Round seven AA Kyalami preview

Round seven AA Kyalami preview

Vodacom Power Tour moves up a gear. Round seven of the Vodacom Power Tour on August 3 sees national championship motor racing return to AA Kyalami after a lengthy break. The last event at AA Kyalami was on May 18, and the programme for ...

Thu 07 Nov 2002
Equipe GP Motorsport investe na F-S?o Paulo

Equipe GP Motorsport investe na F-S?o Paulo

Crescimento da categoria motivou a decisão. A F-São Paulo, categoria de monopostos equipada com os conhecidos F-Ford que vem atraindo jovens pilotos em busca da continuidade de suas carreiras à baixo custo, tornou-se também uma...

Mon 20 May 2002
ATCC: Johor: Team Petronas race report

ATCC: Johor: Team Petronas race report

Asian Touring Car Championship Rounds 3 & 4 Pasir Gudang Circuit, Johor Bahru 18/19 May 2002 Fariqe Shines in scorching hometown contest. Nineteen year old Fariqe Hairuman, driving the 1600cc Division 3 Team Petronas Primax Honda Civic EK9, ...

Wed 10 Jul 2002
Motorsport mourns the death of 'Willie the Shoe'

Motorsport mourns the death of 'Willie the Shoe'

The passing of Willie McNeely marks the loss of a loyal friend to motorsport. To us involved in racing and rallying, Willie's interest in the sport ensured a generous share of airtime on MWR FM and also space in his weekly column in the Connaught...