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Thu 28 Oct 2004
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...

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...

Mon 03 May 2004
ISMA car owner Paul Dunigan passes away

ISMA car owner Paul Dunigan passes away

ISMA Supermodified Car Owner Paul Dunigan Passes Away April 20, 2004 - After a long struggle with an undefeatable foe, Lowell, Mass. supermodified car owner Paul Dunigan passed away in the Lowell Hospital on Monday evening, April 19. Calling...

Sun 07 Mar 2004
Louis Unser, 1932-2004

Louis Unser, 1932-2004

Louis J. (Louie) Unser, the second of the four Unser brothers from Albuquerque who dominated Indianapolis, Pikes Peak and countless tracks in between, passed away in California March 2. He died at age 71 of complications from multiple sclerosis,...

Fri 28 May 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Doug Shierson passes away

CHAMPCAR/CART: Doug Shierson passes away

1990 Indy 500-Winning Team Owner Shierson Dies at 62 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 28, 2004 -- Douglas James "Doug" Shierson, who owned the car Arie Luyendyk drove to victory in the 1990 Indianapolis 500, died May 26 at his Mooresville, N.C., home....

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Tribute to Rodger Ward

Tribute to Rodger Ward

Farewell to Rodger Ward We paid our last respects to Rodger Ward on July 11, 2004, at the San Diego Automotive Museum, in famed Balboa Park. Over 300 people showed up to honor this great man and pay tribute to his life and to his ...

Tue 23 Mar 2004
Scott Fraser fatality on snowmobile

Scott Fraser fatality on snowmobile

Death: Scott Fraser Nova Scotia Canada ASA driver (20 March 2004) - Championship race car driver Scott Fraser was the victim of a fatal snowmobile accident on Saturday morning. Considered by many to be one of the best stock car racers in ...

Fri 13 Aug 2004
Aaron Creamer succumbs to injuries

Aaron Creamer succumbs to injuries

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 12, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing offers deepest condolences to the family of Aaron Creamer, 24, of Leominster, Mass. Creamer succumbed to injuries sustained Wednesday evening at the AMA Hot Shoe Series motorcycle race at the ...

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, ...

Wed 11 Feb 2004
Former Trans-Am driver/owner Roy Woods died

Former Trans-Am driver/owner Roy Woods died

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 9, 2004) -- Roy Woods, a competitor and team owner in the Motorock Trans-Am Tour from 1969-1982, died Jan. 29 due to complications from leukemia. Woods is well known for his success as a team owner. In 1972, George Follmer,...

Mon 03 May 2004

"Butch" Renninger passed away

MIFFLINTOWN -- Howard D. "Butch" Renninger Jr., 62, of RR 5 Mifflintown died Saturday, May 1, 2004, of natural causes, after completing the Enduro feature at the Port Royal Speedway. Born May 3, 1941, in Walker Township, Juniata County, he was...

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...

Sun 11 Jul 2004
Jordan remembers John Walton

Jordan remembers John Walton

JOHN WALTON 8 April 1957 -- 9 July 2004 John Walton, Minardi's Sporting Director, passed away peacefully at 23.18 on Friday night (9 July) at St. Thomas' Hospital, London, after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. Walton, known to ...

Tue 27 Jan 2004
Bill Finefrock dead at 73

Bill Finefrock dead at 73

Fire Injuries Take Long-Time Auto Journalist/Car Collector     by Walter R. Haessner Sacramento, Calif., January 25, 2004: William L. Finefrock died at 5:15 PM of injuries sustained in a garage fire Thursday night, January 22.

Wed 31 Mar 2004
Sprint Car driver Sayre loses life

Sprint Car driver Sayre loses life

TULSA, Okla. (March 28 2004) -- Thirty-two year old Sonny Sayre of Proctor, AR, passed away late Saturday after suffering critical injuries in the season-opening American Sprint Car Series National Tour event at Delta Bowl Speedway in Tunica, ...

Fri 22 Oct 2004
John Burns obituary

John Burns obituary

Obituary - John J. Burns John J. Burns, 83, an avid auto racing enthusiast, lived the kind of life many men only dream about. He participated in the sport he so loved as a race car driver, a driving instructor, a pace car driver and a ...

Wed 27 Oct 2004
DuPont letter about Joe Jackson

DuPont letter about Joe Jackson

In a letter sent to DuPont employees on Monday, October 25, Ed Donnelly, group vice president - DuPont Coatings & Color Technologies, wrote: "By now, many of you have heard that a Hendrick Motorsports aircraft crashed yesterday near...

Tue 02 Nov 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: John Martin Jr. - tragic death

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: John Martin Jr. - tragic death

On the Tragic Loss of John Martin Jr. Everyone involved with Super Aguri Fernandez Racing and Fernandez Racing is deeply saddened over the tragic death of teammate and friend John Martin Jr. who lost his life in a surfing accident in Nassau, ...

Mon 19 Apr 2004
Chaparral Gallery opens at The Petroleum Museum

Chaparral Gallery opens at The Petroleum Museum

Until the mid-1960s, aerodynamics to a race car designer meant only making a car "slippery" and streamlined, to reduce drag and make the car go fast in a straight line. Then along came Jim Hall and his Chaparrals to use aerodynamics to not only...

Sat 12 Jun 2004
Walt Chernokal passes at 80

Walt Chernokal passes at 80

Walter T. 'Walt' Chernokal, 80, prize-winning assignment photographer for the Delaware County Daily Times Newspaper of Chester, PA, died on June 9, 2004 when he collapsed while attending a race at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. Chernokal was...