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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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,...

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 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, ...

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.

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 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...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
RALLY: SCCA's Jim Mirrielees passed away

RALLY: SCCA's Jim Mirrielees passed away

SCCA RoadRally Board Chairman Mirrielees dies suddenly. TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 27, 2004) -- Sports Car Club of America, Inc. RoadRally Board Chairman Jim Mirrielees, 64, died suddenly Sunday, Jan. 25 in Florida. A continuous SCCA member since...

Sat 19 Jun 2004
AUS: Willowbank tribute to David Stokoe

AUS: Willowbank tribute to David Stokoe

Determined Drag Racer Makes His Final Stand at Willowbank Winternationals Queensland's Willowbank Raceway and the entire drag racing community have paid tribute to a special individual who has typified the unique human qualities that personify...

Wed 29 Sep 2004
Olivier Comeau Mont-Tremblant summary

Olivier Comeau Mont-Tremblant summary

Olivier Comeau wins in Mont-Tremblant Sherbrooke, September 27, 2004 -- Over twenty Formula 1600 drivers converged on Mont-Tremblant last weekend for their last meeting of the season, this only three weeks after the hard fought round at the ...

Fri 12 Nov 2004
Massa aiming to beat Schumacher in RoCHeadline
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Massa aiming to beat Schumacher in RoC

Sauber's Felipe Massa will compete in the Race of Champions at the Stade de France, Paris, in December and is aiming to beat F1 champion Michael Schumacher. Massa and the 2004 Indy Racing League champion Tony Kanaan will form the Brazilian team...

Thu 11 Nov 2004
Former USAC President Dick King died

Former USAC President Dick King died

Richard "Dick" King, President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Auto Club between 1976 and 1997, passed away unexpectedly on November 8, 2004. Mr. King, who was due to retire as President of USAC Properties, Inc. at the end of...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
DTM and ITR mourn Kalli Hufstadt

DTM and ITR mourn Kalli Hufstadt

Kalli Hufstadt, the "Voice of the DTM" has passed away DTM and ITR mourn Kalli Hufstadt. Presenter and speaker, Karl-Heinz Hufstadt was known as the "Voice of the DTM". He died of a heart attack on the morning of 28 January in ...

Wed 19 May 2004
Bill Taylor dies at 84

Bill Taylor dies at 84

Former Indy Driver, Racing Executive Taylor Dies at 84 INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 17, 2004 -- Bill Taylor, who passed his Indianapolis 500 rookie test in 1949 driving the radical Rounds Rocket, died May 16 in his hometown of Auburndale, Fla. He...

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...

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...

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 ...

Sun 07 Nov 2004

"Papa Smurf" Sherrill Pardue passes away

Former Late Model and Grand Stock Driver Sherrill Pardue Passes Away.... Known to fans of Old Dominion Speedway as "Papa Smurf", former driver Sherrill Pardue has died as a result of complications following heart surgery. Sherrill began his ...

Sat 07 Feb 2004
ETCC: JAS Motorsport returns in Honda Accord

ETCC: JAS Motorsport returns in Honda Accord

JAS Motorsport will take part in the 2004 FIA European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) with the new Honda Accord 2.0i. The Italian team is facing a direct commitment in competition after two years; JAS Motorsport's last campaign...

Fri 25 Jun 2004
AUS: Porsche announces pyramid

AUS: Porsche announces pyramid

Porsche's Racing Pyramid From Club Sprints to Carrera Cup, there is now a ladder to success for all Australian Porsche racing enthusiasts. An agreement finalised between Porsche Cars Australia and the organisers of both the Australian Carrera...

Thu 01 Apr 2004
Charlie Gibson Memorial Service

Charlie Gibson Memorial Service

Alton, VA (April 1) ? A memorial service for Charlie Gibson, co-founder of Sasco Sports, the 1967 SCCA G Production National Champion and a stalwart in the American vintage racing community, has been scheduled for April 15 at Virginia...

Sat 06 Mar 2004
Special Snocross at MIS Saturday notes

Special Snocross at MIS Saturday notes

Picture Perfect Weather, Great Racing, Mark First Day of Inaugural Arctic Cat Snocross at Michigan International Speedway Five New Champions Crowned on First Day; More Pro Action Set For Tomorrow BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Team Arctic Cat rider ...

Tue 28 Dec 2004
Joe Gibbs Racing statement on Reggie White

Joe Gibbs Racing statement on Reggie White

Joe Gibbs Racing Statement on The Passing of Reggie White HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., (Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004) -- Reggie White, a former defensive star in the NFL and a partner in the Joe Gibbs Racing Diversity Program, passed away Dec. 26 in...