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Fri 02 Oct 2009
Terry Troxell - fatal heart attack

Terry Troxell - fatal heart attack

2005 Gold Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Champion Terry Troxell Passes The boat racing world was rocked on Saturday by the news that 2005 Gold Cup champion Terry Troxell, one of the sport's most popular and successful drivers, had succumbed to a...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Larry Rice passed away May 20

Larry Rice passed away May 20

1978 INDY 500 CO-ROOKIE OF THE YEAR RICE DIES AT 63 By: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Thursday, May 21, 2009 Larry Rice, a two-time USAC Silver Crown champion and USAC Midget car champion who was co-rookie of the year in the 1978...

Mike Desmarais - Canadian SBK obituary

Mike Desmarais - Canadian SBK obituary

TORONTO, Ont. (March 6) -- The Parts Canada Superbike Championship is saddened to report that former Canadian Open Sport Bike champion Mike Desmarais died on February 26 in Delta, B.C. He was 33 years old. A native of North Bay, Ont., Desmarais...

Sun 08 Nov 2009
Ekstrom is the Champion of Champions -- againHeadline
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Ekstrom is the Champion of Champions -- again

Mattias Ekstrom is not just a two-time DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) champion, he is now also a three-time winner of the Race of Champions. The Swedish touring car ace added another RoC title to his list of achievements in this year's event...

Fri 20 Nov 2009
CAMS statement of fatal crash at Classic Adelaide

CAMS statement of fatal crash at Classic Adelaide

CAMS STATEMENT FATAL CRASH AT CLASSIC ADELAIDE CAMS has received confirmation that the driver and co-driver of a car competing in the Classic Adelaide rally have been killed in a crash this afternoon. The crash happened...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Jonathan Byrd dies at 57

Jonathan Byrd dies at 57

LONGTIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 CAR OWNER BYRD DIES AT 57 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Aug. 21, 2009 -- Jonathan Byrd, co-entrant in 1996 of Arie Luyendyk's all-time Indianapolis 500 record qualifier, passed away Aug. 20 in Greenwood, Ind. He was 57. Byrd,...

Formula One rules dispute suffers diminishing returnsHeadline

Formula One rules dispute suffers diminishing returns

Max's letter has arrived! Into the hands of news agency Reuters, that is. International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Max Molsey wrote to teams of the shrinking Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) last week to spell out his next...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Michael Roman news 2009-04-05

Michael Roman news 2009-04-05

Amputee Michael Roman Establishes Two Land Speed Records at Opening Maxton Event Amputee and chronic pain patient Michael Roman heightening awareness of chronic pain sufferers' plight through his pursuit of Land Speed Records Maxton, NC (April...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ferrari's drivers dilemmaHeadline

Ferrari's drivers dilemma

Now that Ferrari has confirmed Felipe Massa will not return to the circuit before 2010, Ferrari has to decide whether they will continue with Luca Badoer as Massa's substitute for five more races, or to replace him. Massa has to undergo plastic ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
DC's Rolex 24 sleep partyHeadline

DC's Rolex 24 sleep party

DC's ROLEX 24 SLEEP PARTY TRADITION The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, undertakes its 2009 season in traditional manner with the Jan. 24-25 Rolex 24 At Daytona. The party even begins at an "old" time,...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
FOTA and FIA still struggle onHeadline

FOTA and FIA still struggle on

Today the FIA finally published a list with the accepted entries for the 2010 Formula One season. Williams and Force India, who both had admitted an unconditional entry, are on the list and the FIA has put Ferrari, Red Bull Racing and Scuderia...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Teddy Mayer memorials announced

Teddy Mayer memorials announced

REMEMBERING TEDDY MAYER The family and friends of Teddy Mayer wish to extend their sincerest gratitude for the outpouring of well-wishes and remembrances of their father, grandfather and friend. His loss last week was a stunning blow and...

DC's the sound of silenceHeadline

DC's the sound of silence

THE SOUND OF SILENCE A SEASON IN PURGATORY ... ... is the title of an old Patrick Dempsey flick and seems appropriate after Dempsey and his fellow Rolex Series racers cleared out from this past weekend's "Roar Before The 24" because this is ...

Medals or points, to be or not to beHeadline

Medals or points, to be or not to be

Recently the FIA published an analysis of the medal system as proposed by Bernie Ecclestone. It revealed that a medal system would have had a serious impact on the results of the past 59 years of Formula 1. It would have changed the result of 37...

Wed 14 Oct 2009
Brent Hajek - Ford interview 2009-10-14

Brent Hajek - Ford interview 2009-10-14

This Week in Ford Racing October 14, 2009 In just one week, Brent Hajek and Hajek Motorsports set five new records for E-85 powered vehicles, including a land speed record in a 2010 Mustang at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. Hajek Motorsports...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
DC special - For SylvainHeadline

DC special - For Sylvain

FOR SYLVAIN In an annual New Year's rite that kick-starts the motorsports season, the Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 annually starts the racing world's motor oil pumping with its early January Test Days at Daytona...

IMS - Danny Kladis dies at 92

IMS - Danny Kladis dies at 92

1946 INDIANAPOLIS 500 STARTER KLADIS DIES AT 92 Midwestern driver competed in first Granatelli entry at Indy INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, April 28, 2009 -- Danny Kladis, who had the distinction of being the oldest driver and having the earliest start...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
AMA Bonnville speed trials news 2009-09-28
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AMA Bonnville speed trials news 2009-09-28

Motorcycle land-speed records fall at Bonneville PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Pending ratification by AMA Racing and the FIM (F?d?ration Internationale de Motocyclisme), Chris Carr is once again the fastest man in the world on two wheels, the American...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Services for David Poole announced

Services for David Poole announced

Viewing, Funeral Services and Favorite Cause Information for David Poole The family of David Poole will receive friends Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at McLean Funeral Home, 700 South New Hope Road, Gastonia, N.C. Services are Thursday...

Heikki Kovalainen on high seasHeadline

Heikki Kovalainen on high seas

The Suomussalmi Speedster navigates rough waters in wake of Hamilton's success. Heikki Kovalainen continues the tradition of a small nation of five million inhabitants turning out talented racing drivers. Ever since 1982, when Keke Rosberg, a...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Formula One: Rien ne va plusHeadline

Formula One: Rien ne va plus

Rien ne va plus No further bets please, teams and wannabe teams can no longer submit their entry for the FIA Formula One 2010 championship. All we can do now is wait until June 12 when the FIA will reveal which teams have been selected for the...

SCCA racer Alan Burgess obituary

SCCA racer Alan Burgess obituary

Driver Alan Burgess Succumbs to Burns from Daytona Fire TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 28, 2009) -- Alan C. Burgess, of Winter Garden, Fla., died Aug. 24 at Orlando Regional Hospital after sustaining burns from a fire at a Sports Car Club of ...

Wed 11 Nov 2009
LEMANS/LMS/GT: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2009-11-10
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LEMANS/LMS/GT: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2009-11-10

Exploits for Ekstrom and Pirro in Beijing ROC: As many as two Audi drivers were successful at the "Race of Champions" in Beijing: Audi "factory" driver Mattias Ekstrom -- after 2006 and 2007 -- won the competition of the world's best race and ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Formula One - KERS, diffusers, overtaking and other inconveniencesHeadline

Formula One - KERS, diffusers, overtaking and other inconveniences

With eight races behind us in the Formula One World Championship, it's now time to see if the changes in the regulations have had the desired effect: more overtaking and thus more exciting races. Several surveys had revealed that the fans very ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Jim McWithey dies

Jim McWithey dies

TWO-TIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 STARTER McWITHEY DIES AT 81 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 -- Jim McWithey, who drove in the Indianapolis 500 in 1959 and 1960, died Sunday, Feb. 1 in Gainesville, Ga. McWithey, a native of Grammer, Ind., was ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Team Wilkerson tribute to Mark Benson

Team Wilkerson tribute to Mark Benson

TEAM WILKERSON MOURNS THE PASSING OF MARK BENSON SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 2, 2009) -- Mark Benson, 54, of Springfield, Ill. passed away on June 2, 2009 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, after a lengthy battle with health problems associated...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
FIA Statement Of Condolence to Mosley family

FIA Statement Of Condolence to Mosley family

The FIA extends sincere condolences to the Mosley family on the sad news of the death of Alexander Mosley. Our thoughts are with Alexander's family and friends, and we would request that the media respect the Mosley family's privacy at this ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's againHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's again

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Over The Hill Gang Rides Again A different former Washington Redskin football coach came to mind at Richmond after Denny Hamlin won the race in the Toyota of car owner Joe Gibbs, the three-time Super...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Formula One or Formula Farce?Headline

Formula One or Formula Farce?

The Prancing Horse is threatening to leave the barn unless the controversial budget cap of only ?40M ($62M) per year is removed. Mosley and his merry men claim this is required to help new entrants into the sport. As the deadline to register for...

NHRA statement on David Poole

NHRA statement on David Poole

Quote from Tom Compton, president, NHRA, on the passing of David Poole "The motorsports world lost one of its most definitive and influential reporters with the passing of David Poole this morning," said Tom Compton, president, NHRA. "He was a...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Indianapolis Speedrome statement on Bryd passing

Indianapolis Speedrome statement on Bryd passing

SPEEDROME HALL OF FAME MEMBER JONATHAN BYRD PASSES AWAY The Speedrome mourns the loss of a good friend, Jonathan Byrd. The 2002 Hall of Fame inductee passed away Thursday evening. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Speedrome family go out to...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Judd Greedy: Australian Superbike racer fatality

Judd Greedy: Australian Superbike racer fatality

Motorcycling Australia (MA) can confirm that Australian Supersport rider Judd Greedy has died following an incident which took place at the second round of the 2009 Australian Superbike Championship in Tasmania on Sunday morning. Greedy was ...

The Max and Bernie showHeadline

The Max and Bernie show

It seems the FIA was in such a hurry to change the points system for this year's Formula One season that they completely forgot about their own rulebook. On Friday, completely out of the blue, the FIA produced a press release which stated that if...

Mon 16 Nov 2009
DiZinno notebook: Deals and tweets in off-seasonHeadline

DiZinno notebook: Deals and tweets in off-season

A month has passed since the final checkered flag of the IndyCar Series season. There have been several newsworthy developments since Dario Franchitti captured his second series championship at Homestead and we now take a look at ...

Sun 25 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: France Jr. a year earlyHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: France Jr. a year early

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram France Jr. A Year Early After his victory in Charlotte on Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson appears to be on his way to a fourth straight Sprint Cup championship. But will he be able to get into the NASCAR...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Quotes on the death of Larry Miller

Quotes on the death of Larry Miller

Quotes Regarding Larry H. Miller's Passing Jon M. Huntsman Jr. (Governor, State of Utah) "Every citizen in our state feels a little empty today. Larry was Utah and Utah was Larry. He inspired many and served countless. We all have been...