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Wed 19 Nov 2008
Sun 03 Feb 2008
Colin McRae reported dead in helicopter crashHeadline

Colin McRae reported dead in helicopter crash

Colin McRae (39) and his son Johnny (5) have been reported dead in a helicopter crash near the McRae home in Lanarkshire, Scotland, shortly after 4 PM local time. The helicopter burst into flames on contact, though, making identification ...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrillHeadline

Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrill

The funny thing is, Valentino Rossi was never particularly a Ferrari fan. As he wrote in his 2005 autobiography, "What If I Had Never Tried It," the Italian motorcycle racer who has won world championships at 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and five times in...

Tue 01 Apr 2008
Leslie and Lloyd killed in plane crashHeadline

Leslie and Lloyd killed in plane crash

Veteran racer David Leslie and Apex Motorsport team principal Richard Lloyd died Sunday in a plane crash in Kent, England. The two, along with team member Christopher Allarton and two pilots, were en route to Nogaro, France for Monday's FIA GT3 ...

Thu 02 Oct 2008
Sun 20 Jan 2008
Eric Garland memorial tribute

Eric Garland memorial tribute

In Memory of Eric Garland a True Karter Written by: Bruce C. Walls WASHINGTON, NJ-According to his father there was a special twinkle in Eric Garland's eyes the first time he saw a go-kart. That was in 1980. In a few years karting would reach...

Wed 02 Jan 2008
Romano's 2007 Auld Lang Syne

Romano's 2007 Auld Lang Syne

For Auld Lang Syne. By: Chris Romano With the motors silent for a while it's time to reflect on those in the sport we lost this past year. Cancer was particularly virulent in 2007, claiming NASCAR Craftsman Truck champ and Nextel Cup winner ...

Tue 16 Sep 2008
Joe Pendergast passed away September 14

Joe Pendergast passed away September 14

Very Sad News Monday, September 15, 2008 It is with a heavy heart I must convey that my father, Joseph Pendergast, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 12:45 PM at 69 years of age. Joe succumbed to complications from pneumonia, which...

Pro Mod racer Steve Engel dies of injuries

Pro Mod racer Steve Engel dies of injuries

Engel dies suddenly at Indianapolis hospital INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 15 ) -- After showing significant signs of improvement in the past week, Pro Modified racer Steve Engel died suddenly at 5 p.m. Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mon 23 Jun 2008
Scott Kalitta dies in fiery crashHeadline

Scott Kalitta dies in fiery crash

Funny Car racer Scott Kalitta died on Saturday, June 21, in Englishtown, New Jersey, when his Toyota Solara funny car's engine exploded while making a qualifying attempt at the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, the site of his first career race in...

Sun 28 Sep 2008
Paul Leonard Newman 1925 - 2008

Paul Leonard Newman 1925 - 2008

PAUL LEONARD NEWMAN January 26, 1925 -- September 26, 2008 Paul Leonard Newman, eighty-three, one of the most warmly admired and universally loved figures in motion pictures and philanthropy, died Friday after a long battle with cancer at his...

Fri 15 Aug 2008
Renault aerodynamicist Toso dies

Renault aerodynamicist Toso dies

Dino Toso, former aerodynamicist for Renault's Formula One team, has died of cancer. He was 39. "Dino was instrumental in building one of the sport's most successful aerodynamics departments, which helped the Renault F1 team win double drivers'...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Porsche statement on death of Bob Carlson

Porsche statement on death of Bob Carlson

PORSCHE LOSES A MOST DEAR FAMILY MEMBER - BOB CARLSON Bob, who turned 60 years-old this past October, had a significant influence as both a journalist and public relations professional in the automotive and motorsports worlds, particularly...

Thu 14 Aug 2008
Renault Team pays tribute to Dino Toso

Renault Team pays tribute to Dino Toso

The ING Renault F1 Team pays tribute to Dino Toso It is with great sadness that the ING Renault F1 Team confirms that former Director of Aerodynamics, Dino Toso, lost his battle with illness this morning and passed away peacefully at his ...

Sat 29 Mar 2008
Former FIA chief Balestre passed away

Former FIA chief Balestre passed away

Jean-Marie Balestre, controversial FIA president whose motorsport legacy is forever linked to Formula One's FISA-FOCA feud in the early 1980s, has died in his native France. He was 86. Balestre became president of the International Sporting ...

Mon 16 Jun 2008
Toyota mourns the death of Ove Andersson

Toyota mourns the death of Ove Andersson

Toyota Motorsport GmbH expresses its profound sadness at the untimely death of Ove Andersson, aged 70. He was involved in an accident whilst competing in the Milligan Vintage Trial, when the classic car he was driving suffered a frontal ...

Thu 04 Sep 2008
Phil Hill memorial service

Phil Hill memorial service

Memorial services have been announced for Phil Hill. They will be held in Santa Monica, California September 10 with visitation on September 9th. Visitation Tuesday, September 9 4:00 - 7:30PM Location: Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy...

Thu 13 Nov 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: What's not to like?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: What's not to like?

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram What's Not To Like? Clean cut. Rough edges long gone, without much sanding required. Occasionally gets angry, but usually at himself. Speaks in full sentences. Has made a couple of bonehead moves at Talladega,...

Thu 19 Jun 2008
Toyota F1 to honor Andersson at French GP

Toyota F1 to honor Andersson at French GP

To commemorate first team manager Ove Andersson, 70, who died recently rallying an historic car in South Africa, the Toyota F1 team will band its cars with a black stripe for the French Grand Prix. Andersson was a key player in the formation of...

Sun 27 Jul 2008
Winning Indy 500 riding mechanic Dunham died

Winning Indy 500 riding mechanic Dunham died

WINNING INDIANAPOLIS 500 RIDING MECHANIC DUNHAM DIES AT 96 INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, July 26, 2008 -- Jimmy Dunham, the riding mechanic on board for Kelly Petillo's storybook victory in the 1935 Indianapolis 500, died Friday, July 25. He was...

Fri 06 Jun 2008
George Couzens, 1938-2008

George Couzens, 1938-2008

George L. Couzens. 1938 - 2008 Obituatry Passed gently away on May 31st. Originally from Detroit, MI., George made his home in Parker, CO. During his life, George was V.P. of Marketing for Bertram Yacht, V.P and General Mgr. of Professional ...

Sun 22 Jun 2008
Englishtown: Scott Kalitta succumbs to injuries

Englishtown: Scott Kalitta succumbs to injuries

Scott Kalitta succumbs to injuries suffered in qualifying incident ENGLISHTOWN, N.J., (June 21, 2008) - Scott Kalitta, a two-time former NHRA Top Fuel champion and one of just 14 drivers to have won in both of NHRA's nitro categories, died June...

Sun 28 Sep 2008
Lime Rock Park Paul Newman tribute

Lime Rock Park Paul Newman tribute

Lime Rock Park Mourns the Loss of Paul Newman Lakeville, CT (27 September 2008) -- Lime Rock Park lost a legend, a friend and a fan this weekend as Paul Newman, age 83, passed away last night, 26 September 2008, at his home in Westport, CT. With...

Mon 07 Jan 2008
NASCAR Cup heads into 2008, part 1Headline

NASCAR Cup heads into 2008, part 1

NASCAR Sprint Cup 2008: Preview - Part 1 The 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is upon us, and since it is nearly here. I feel it is time to do some shaking down of 2007 of the individual drivers and teams, plus what to look forward to and how they...