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Fri 27 Apr 2007
Bob Snodgrass passes awayHeadline

Bob Snodgrass passes away

Brumos Racing's Bob Snodgrass died Tuesday in Jacksonville, Fla. The cause of death unknown as this is written. No matter, Robert F. Snodgrass Jr., CEO of Brumos Porsche and Brumos Motorcars, is gone at 64. Legends induction ceremony:...

Sun 10 Jun 2007
My great friend: a tribute to Earl MaHeadline

My great friend: a tribute to Earl Ma

A tribute to Earl Ma by Memo Gidley My great friend Earl Ma passed away today from a battle with cancer. Most drivers and media people in racing would know Earl. How could you forget the guy -- really? He was a racing ...

Thu 12 Jul 2007
NASCAR's In Memoriam: Dr Bruce Kennedy

NASCAR's In Memoriam: Dr Bruce Kennedy

In Memoriam: Bruce Shawn Kennedy, MD November 10, 1953 -- July 10, 2007 Dr. Bruce S. Kennedy, 53, a prominent plastic and reconstructive surgeon and active member of the Daytona Beach, Florida, community, passed away suddenly on July 10, 2007. ...

Tue 18 Dec 2007
DC's commentary on the DP Gen-2, part 1Headline

DC's commentary on the DP Gen-2, part 1

DP GEN-2, Part 1 Will a flood of Gen-2, 2008 Daytona Prototype photographs flow into the public domain now that photographs of the new "Proto-Auto" DP - resulting from the Tracy Krohn, Multimatic and Lola Cars collaboration - have joined...

Thu 15 Nov 2007
Fri 17 Aug 2007
Christian Elder 1968-2007

Christian Elder 1968-2007

Christian Elder, former DASH Touring competitor passes away. "ISCARS DASH is sad to lose this fine competitor. Christian Elder had moved on to other racing opportunities, but his accomplishments in DASH will forever been forged in the record ...

Sat 29 Sep 2007
Mike Swims 1964 - 2007

Mike Swims 1964 - 2007

MIKE SWIMS: 1964-2007 WOODSTOCK, GA -- Mike Swims passed away after a courageous seven-year battle with cancer this morning at his home with his family at his bedside. He was 42-years-old. Swims had a long and illustrious career in dirt...

Sat 30 Jun 2007
Peter Osterio dies of heart attack

Peter Osterio dies of heart attack

IHRA Alcohol Funny Car racer Peter Osterio passes GAINESVILLE, Ga. - World renowned businessman and IHRA Alcohol Funny Car driver Peter Osterio passed away Wednesday after experiencing a sudden heart attack. Osterio, 53, immigrated to the U.S.

Thu 01 Mar 2007
NASCAR Official Pete Babb passes away

NASCAR Official Pete Babb passes away

Long-time NASCAR official Pete Babb has passed away at the age of 79. "Pete Babb was a well-respected member of NASCAR officiating for over 55 years," said NASCAR Busch Series Director Joe Balash. "Our sympathy goes out to his family and the ...

Tue 04 Dec 2007
Richard

Richard "Tony" Fall passed away

The death has occurred of Tony Fall, former works rally driver, successful team manager, and lately managing director of Safety Devices. Tony was in Tanzania, assisting the organisers of the East African Safari Classic Rally, when he was taken...

Sun 21 Jan 2007
Pioneer Dick Landy dies

Pioneer Dick Landy dies

1960's Pioneering dragster Dick Landy dies CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- "Cigar Choppin' 'Dandy Dick' Landy passed away at 9:35 p.m. Jan. 11," reads a Jan. 15 statement posted on the Dick Landy Industries Web site. "DLI is open and will continue to do...

Sun 01 Jul 2007
Bob Daniels dies

Bob Daniels dies

FORMER NHRA DIVISION 3 DIRECTOR, ORP MANAGER DANIELS DIES GLENDORA, Calif. -- Bob Daniels, one of the original seven NHRA division directors chosen to organize national operations on a regional basis in November 1959 and a former general...

Thu 12 Jul 2007
NASCAR - In Memoriam: Michael Klemm

NASCAR - In Memoriam: Michael Klemm

In Memoriam: Michael Klemm April 8, 1951 -- July 10, 2007 Michael "Mike" Klemm, 56, a NASCAR pilot for 21 years in Daytona Beach, Florida, passed away on July 10, 2007. A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2007 at ...

Sat 11 Aug 2007
Australian karting fatality

Australian karting fatality

The Australian Karting Association sadly acknowledges the tragic death of one of its members during a race meeting in Western Australia today. 54-year-old Perth resident Graham Peterson was competing in a kart meeting at The Impala Kart Club at...

Sat 22 Dec 2007
IRL: AJ Foyt Racing on loss of Ken Hendricks

IRL: AJ Foyt Racing on loss of Ken Hendricks

A.J. Foyt Racing Mourns Loss of Ken Hendricks WALLER, TX December 21, 2007--It is with great sadness that we at A.J. Foyt Racing have learned of the death of Ken Hendricks, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of ABC Supply Co.,...

Tue 24 Jul 2007
BSB: Ollie Bridewell - Mallory fatility

BSB: Ollie Bridewell - Mallory fatility

OLLIE BRIDEWELL Following on from Ollie Bridewell's tragic accident at Mallory Park on Friday 20th July 2007, his parents Marcus and Liz, brother Tommy and sister Charlotte would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation for the...

Sat 08 Sep 2007
Irwindale - Ed Conrad fatality

Irwindale - Ed Conrad fatality

IRWINDALE, Calif. (September 7, 2007) -- Ed Conrad, age 62, a resident of Gardena, Calif. who competed in drag racing competition at Irwindale speedway's drag strip died last night. Conrad was preparing to compete in the Speedway's drag strip...

Fri 04 May 2007
Bob Snodgrass life celebrated

Bob Snodgrass life celebrated

Family, Friends and Competitors Gather to Celebrate the Life of Bob Snodgrass JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 2, 2007) -- In a tribute befitting of his numerous contributions to motorsports, the City of Jacksonville and the automotive retail industry,...

Tue 16 Jan 2007
Ekstrom takes Race of Champions victoryHeadline

Ekstrom takes Race of Champions victory

2005 DTM champion Mattias Ekstrom can now add the title of "Champion of Champions" to his list of credits, as the Swede took the victory in today's Race of Champions at the Stade de France in Paris. Mattias Ekström. Photo by Philippe...

Sun 09 Sep 2007
Primm: Erick Morales - fatality at event

Primm: Erick Morales - fatality at event

Co-rider in SCORE Desert Race fatally injured during race accident Saturday PRIMM, Nev.--Erick Morales, 33, of Ensenada, Mexico, was fatally injured when the race vehicle he was riding in crashed during the start of Saturday's SCORE Terrible's...

Sat 20 Jan 2007
Benny Parsons' Headline

Benny Parsons' "24"

BENNY PARSONS' "24" The 1976 24 Hours of Daytona was chock full of talent with names like Peter Gregg, Al Holbert, Hurley Haywood (not teamed with Gregg), Alex Job, Gilles Villeneuve, David and Larry Pearson, Richard Childress and a few British...

Sat 27 Jan 2007
Al Unser, Jr arrested in Nevada

Al Unser, Jr arrested in Nevada

A troubled Al Unser, Jr. faces legal charges once again after a he failed several roadside sobriety tests in his hometown of Henderson, Nevada on Thursday. Unser, Jr. was followed by local police to within a block of his home following a hit and...

Fri 23 Feb 2007
Allgaier Motorsports on death of Donley

Allgaier Motorsports on death of Donley

Allgaier Motorsports suffers devastating loss Springfield, IL (February 22, 2007)-Allgaier Motorsports suffers a devastating loss with the passing of longtime friend and mentor Leroy Donley this past week. Donley nicknamed "Trashman" raced...

Sun 28 Oct 2007
IRL: Bobby Rahal on death of Shav Glick

IRL: Bobby Rahal on death of Shav Glick

STATEMENT FROM RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING CO-OWNER BOBBY RAHAL ON THE PASSING OF LOS ANGELES TIMES SPORTSWRITER SHAV GLICK The following is a statement made by three-time IndyCar/CART champion Bobby Rahal regarding the passing of long-time Los...

Sat 28 Apr 2007
Robert Snodgrass Jr 1942-2007

Robert Snodgrass Jr 1942-2007

Robert F. "Bob" Snodgrass, Jr. - September 25, 1942 - April 24, 2007 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 25, 2007) - Last evening while at home Robert F. Snodgrass, Jr. peacefully passed away at the age of 64. Mr. Snodgrass, a native of Elmira, New ...

Tue 16 Jan 2007
For Auld Lang Syne

For Auld Lang Syne

For Auld Lang Syne By: Chris Romano Before you know it the Chili Bowl will be upon us. Before we hurtle into the new year, let us pause to remember those who left us in 2006. It was a tough year for Indy 500 veterans. Jack Beckley, ace ...

Tue 18 Dec 2007
Ekstrom earns Champion of Champions titleHeadline
DTM

Ekstrom earns Champion of Champions title

The Race of Champions and the Champion of Champions title in particular is the title all the drivers want to win. The charity event is by invitation only and it attracts the top names in motorsport. All the drivers in the event do not get paid a...

Vettel, Schumacher hand Nations Cup to GermanyHeadline
F1

Vettel, Schumacher hand Nations Cup to Germany

The estimated 55000 crowd came to magnificent new Wembley stadium to watch the 2007 Race of champions, The attendance was some what down on the expected 80000 and the large bowl clearly had a lot of empty seats but still the tension grew as the ...

Fri 28 Sep 2007
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Nick Fornoro 1920-2007

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Nick Fornoro 1920-2007

Born in Madison, N.J., Nicky raced cars from 1946 to 1956, earning the ARDC Midget Racing championship title in 1950 and becoming the first NASCAR Midget champion in 1953. He retired from driving in 1956 at the request of his wife Bette and...

Sat 17 Nov 2007
Testing, testing in Daytona, day twoHeadline

Testing, testing in Daytona, day two

TESTING, TESTING, 1 - 2 In a test where anyone could've done almost anything they wanted to cars that didn't have to undergo official technical inspections or likewise gain approvals, it nevertheless appears 12 Daytona Prototypes turned laps ...

Tue 04 Dec 2007
NASCAR - The motorsport destinationHeadline

NASCAR - The motorsport destination

NASCAR: The Motorsport Destination (Eventually.right?) It all started in 1967, when a world famous talent named Mario Andretti came into a little known southeast stockcar series called NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing).

Thu 22 Feb 2007
Sprint Car owner David Helm dies

Sprint Car owner David Helm dies

Racing Community Remembers Car Owner David Helm CONCORD, N.C. -- February 21, 2007 -- In a sport where standing out in a crowd is a way to get ahead, David Helm never sought the spotlight. Instead, one of the most humble men in sprint car racing...

Sun 02 Dec 2007
Evel Knievel dies at 69, sponsored Indy entry

Evel Knievel dies at 69, sponsored Indy entry

LEGENDARY DAREDEVIL KNIEVEL HAD INDY 500 CONNECTION INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 -- Legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, who died Nov. 30 at age 69, sponsored the entry driven by popular veteran Gary Bettenhausen in the 1977 Indianapolis ...

Thu 28 Jun 2007
Doug Kalitta Sr lost cancer battle

Doug Kalitta Sr lost cancer battle

Beloved Member of Team Kalitta Passes YPSILANTI, Mich., (June 27, 2007) -- Doug Kalitta, Sr., the father of NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta and brother of drag racing legend Conrad "Connie" Kalitta, lost his ...

Wed 31 Jan 2007
Marcel Fortney, 1957-2007

Marcel Fortney, 1957-2007

Marcel Fortney, 1957-2007 Templeton CA, January 18, 2007 - The motorcycle industry unexpectedly lost one of its best known and most loved veterans, Marcel Fortney, who suffered a fatal heart attack at his ranch in Templeton, CA near Paso Robles...

Wed 17 Jan 2007
NASCAR Champion Parsons dead at 65Headline

NASCAR Champion Parsons dead at 65

The 'Professor' has schooled his final class. After a relatively short battle with lung cancer, 1973 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Benny Parsons has died. Parsons retired from Cup series competition in 1988 after running 526 races and amassing one...