Filters 2003

Sort by:

News:

Posted in:

Article types:

Clear all filters

Most viewed GENERAL news articles:

Thu 02 Jan 2003
Weikert Livestock, Sprint Car owner died

Weikert Livestock, Sprint Car owner died

Robert W. Weikert, 73, of Gettysburg, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at his home. He was the husband of Winifred Newman Weikert for 51 years. Born Nov. 29, 1929, in Fairfield, he was the son of the late Howard L. and Sarah Overholtzer...

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 27 Apr 2003
HPROP: Bernie Little dies at age 77

HPROP: Bernie Little dies at age 77

LAKELAND, Fla, April 26, 2003 - One of the most recognizable faces in motorsports history, Bernie Little, owner of the Miss Budweiser unlimited hydroplane team passed away April 25 in Lakeland, Florida as a result of complications related to ...

Tue 04 Feb 2003
Jack Hinkle passed away

Jack Hinkle passed away

Jack Hinkle, 90, Oilman, Car Owner, Driver. Jack B. Hinkle, retired oilman but better known as a former Indy car owner and SCCA driver, passed away in his sleep at his home in Wichita, KS on Friday, January 31, 2003. He was 90 years old. Jack...

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,...

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.

Tue 24 Jun 2003
Selinsgrove mourns loss of Joe Whitcomb

Selinsgrove mourns loss of Joe Whitcomb

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway officials are mourning the passing of sprint car driver Joe Whitcomb, 35, of Millersburg, who succumbed to injuries sustained in a racing accident at the Snyder County oval this past Saturday night. "We...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourseHeadline
F1

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...

Eddie Leavitt passed away

Eddie Leavitt passed away

Eddie Leavitt passed away at 3:45 A.M. Sunday Jan. 26. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in Sept. of 2001. He fought the good fight as only he could! We are deeply saddened at this time, however, we are finding greatcomfort in the calls & visits...

Wed 23 Jul 2003
Jerome Zimmermann: 1967 - 2003

Jerome Zimmermann: 1967 - 2003

Jerome Zimmermann, crew chief for RealTime Racing, died today, July 22, in Milwaukee's Froedtert Hospital, as a result of injuries received last Friday, July 18, in a road accident. Zimmermann, 36, of Milwaukee, was en route to work...

Sun 09 Feb 2003
Mid-Ohio founder Griebling died

Mid-Ohio founder Griebling died

Les Griebling passes away at 78 after brief illness. DUBLIN, Ohio, February 7, 2003 - Les Griebling, founder of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, passed away Thursday afternoon in Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida, ...

Sun 05 Jan 2003
Hall of Fame driver Leroy Warriner dead at 83

Hall of Fame driver Leroy Warriner dead at 83

Leroy Warriner, 83, the great midget driver in the post war years, passed away in Indianapolis January 2, 2003. Calling is Sunday, January 5th from four to seven pm at Flanner & Buchanan, Speedway on High School Road just north of Union Jacks.

Wed 17 Dec 2003
IRL: IMS remembers Jim Phillippe

IRL: IMS remembers Jim Phillippe

Longtime IMS Public Address announcer Phillippe dies at 84 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 -- James R. "Jim" Phillippe, a familiar, friendly voice to millions of Indianapolis Motor Speedway spectators as a member of the track's public...

Thu 14 Aug 2003
scra: Keith Hutton fatality at Oskaloosa

scra: Keith Hutton fatality at Oskaloosa

Keith Hutton suffers fatal injuries at Oskaloosa event August 13, 2003 Keith Hutton subccumbed to injuries sustained August 12, 2003 during competition at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Hutton was competing in his qualifying C...

Sun 27 Apr 2003
Motorsport.com announces new look

Motorsport.com announces new look

Motorsport.com's ongoing commitment to high-quality, professional journalism on the Internet has now resulted in a new website design. The new look is even easier to navigate, still loads quickly, and is also pleasing to the eye of the ...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Tribute to Rocco Theunissen (1973-2003)

Tribute to Rocco Theunissen (1973-2003)

Future World announces with great sadness that the 2000 and 2002 Belgian Rally Champion, Rocco Theunissen, died of meningitis in Malta. Tribute to Rocco Theunissen (1973-2003) Aged 30, Rocco Theunissen died of meningitis in Malta. Theunissen...

Tue 16 Sep 2003
Joe Granatelli 1919 to 2003

Joe Granatelli 1919 to 2003

Ace Indianapolis 500 mechanic Joe Granatelli dies at 84 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003 -- Joe Granatelli, Andy Granatelli's older brother who helped fabricate the famed turbine race car that nearly won the 1967 Indianapolis 500, died Sept.

Tue 08 Jul 2003
IMS's Clarence Cagle passed away

IMS's Clarence Cagle passed away

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 7, 2003 -- Clarence Cagle, who helped save the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from oblivion after World War II and served as track superintendent for 30 years, died July 5 in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 88. Cagle, a native...

Herman Wise - 1937 to 2003

Herman Wise - 1937 to 2003

Herman Wise - July 6, 1937 -- July 1, 2003 TOCCOA, Ga. -- Former nationally ranked sprint car driver Herman L. Wise, 65, of Toccoa, Georgia died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, in Habersham County, Georgia from injuries sustained in a head on passenger...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
Valvoline Cup National Class Champions named

Valvoline Cup National Class Champions named

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 26, 2002) -- The Valvoline Co. is proud to announce the winners of the 2002 Valvoline Cup, presented by Campbell Hausfeld, national points championship. The top driver from across the country in each of the thirty-one...

Thu 31 Jul 2003
Jim Childers celebrats 20 years as announcer

Jim Childers celebrats 20 years as announcer

Veteran Race Announcer Jim Childers Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary at the Illinois, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds! Macon, IL, July 29, 2003-From his days as a race fan to his early career as a midget car announcer, Metropolis, Illinois resident Jim...

Fri 04 Jul 2003
Briggs S. Cunningham 1907-2003

Briggs S. Cunningham 1907-2003

Briggs Swift Cunningham, 96, a renowned competitor in sports car racing and competitive sailing, died July 2, 2003 at his home in Las Vegas from complications of Alzheimer's disease. From the 1940s to his last race in 1965, Cunningham was a...

Thu 27 Mar 2003
Roy Herron - fatility at Border Counties Rally

Roy Herron - fatility at Border Counties Rally

Roy Herron 1953 - 2003 There was an unfortunate incident involving car 89 on the 23rd March, on the Border Counties Rally. Co-driver Roy Herron died following injuries sustained in the incident, whilst his driver, Alan Doncaster, was injured and...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Tom Stefani confirmado na F?rmula Truck 2003

Tom Stefani confirmado na F?rmula Truck 2003

Stefani está afastado das pistas desde 2001 quando participou das últimas quatro provas da Stock Car Brasil conquistando, inclusive, um pódio. "Estou muito contente", afirma Stefani. "Por entrar nesta categoria que não conhecia, mas com a qual...

Wed 02 Apr 2003
UTE: Team Brute Strength Adelaide race notes

UTE: Team Brute Strength Adelaide race notes

Brute Strength survive brutal crashes. Team Brute Strength are in damage control mode after severe crashes brought the Series opener in Adelaide to an end. Both Brute Strength drivers Gavin Harvey and Gary Young were visibly shaken after heavy...

Thu 22 May 2003
Homestead-Miami Speedway reconfigured

Homestead-Miami Speedway reconfigured

MIAMI, FL (May 21, 2003) - The fans spoke and Homestead-Miami Speedway listened. As part of a major track reconfiguration project, Homestead-Miami Speedway will increase its track banking to a maximum of 20 degrees in the turns through an ...

Wed 01 Oct 2003
Dennis Lichty passes away

Dennis Lichty passes away

Dennis Lichty, one of the three-brother racing family, passes away Sept. 29 Dennis passed away at his residence surrounded by his loving family, on Monday evening, September 29, 2003 at the age of 56 years. Dennis is the son of Floyd and the...

Sun 27 Apr 2003
IPS: IRL: Racing Guide to Indianapolis 500

IPS: IRL: Racing Guide to Indianapolis 500

Are you ready for some racing? Hundreds of thousands of racing fans will descend on the Indianapolis area during the month of May for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500. Festivities surrounding the race include breakfast with the mayor,...

Tue 21 Oct 2003
Trans Tasman Challenge Ruapuna race reports

Trans Tasman Challenge Ruapuna race reports

Three from three and series lead for Scott as Kiwis show the way. New Zealand Tranzam cars continued to head home the Australian Sports Sedans in the Trans Tasman Challenge. It was round four, the first on New Zealand soil and Kayne Scott ran ...

Thu 09 Jan 2003
BRDC-Cranfield Awards

BRDC-Cranfield Awards

Two Cranfield students receive their awards at BRDC luncheon As part of the BRDC Awards' Luncheon, Friday 10 January 2003, organised in conjunction with the Autosport International Show, NEC, England, former students from the Cranfield...

Fri 16 May 2003
WGI's Julie Giese promoted

WGI's Julie Giese promoted

Giese named Director of Public Relations for Watkins Glen International and Nazareth Speedway. Watkins Glen, NY (May 14, 2003) - Julie Giese, former Senior Manager of Public Relations for Watkins Glen International, has been promoted to Director...

Fri 18 Apr 2003
Cajon Speedway: Steve Brucker memorial service

Cajon Speedway: Steve Brucker memorial service

Cajon Speedway track promoter Steve Brucker was shot on Monday April 14. Paramedics took Steve to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego where he was declared dead about 4:00 pm. The memorial service for Steve Brucker will be held on Monday, April...

Tue 25 Mar 2003
IRL: Russell Edrington passed away

IRL: Russell Edrington passed away

Edrington, Russell Clayton March 23, 2003 Russell Clayton Edrington, 65, Pittsboro, died March 18, 2003, after a long, debilitating illness. He was a fabricator and manager for Sinden Racing Services on Gasoline Alley for 15 years and worked for...

Fri 18 Jul 2003
West Coast Pro Truck disqualify drivers post-Irwindale race

West Coast Pro Truck disqualify drivers post-Irwindale race

From the national office of West Coast Pro-Trucks After the June 28, 2003 race at Irwindale Speedway, camshafts where impounded from the top 5 finishers. After inspection the following competitors where disqualified for using illegal ...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Johann Abt passed away on Saturday at the age of 67 after a long and serious illness. He is survived by his wife Thea and their two sons Christian (36) and Hans-Jürgen Abt (40). Born in December 1935, Johann Abt was one of Germany's most ...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
World of Outlaws mourns passing of John Beecham

World of Outlaws mourns passing of John Beecham

LINCOLN, NE (December 19) -- The O'Reilly World of Outlaws Series is mourning the passing of former Eagle Raceway Promoter John Beecham, who died peacefully in his home Wednesday evening. Beecham, his wife, Laura, and brother, Marty, bought...