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Thu 02 Jan 2003
Weikert Livestock, Sprint Car owner died

Weikert Livestock, Sprint Car owner died

Robert W. Weikert, 73, of Gettysburg, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at his home. He was the husband of Winifred Newman Weikert for 51 years. Born Nov. 29, 1929, in Fairfield, he was the son of the late Howard L. and Sarah Overholtzer...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
Former ARCA champion Iggy Katona passed awayHeadline

Former ARCA champion Iggy Katona passed away

TOLEDO OH (12-4-03) Egnatius "Iggy" Katona, the winningest driver in ARCA RE/MAX Series history, died Thursday, December 4 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was 87. Katona, who earned 79 career series wins, also held the all-time...

Sun 27 Apr 2003
HPROP: Bernie Little dies at age 77

HPROP: Bernie Little dies at age 77

LAKELAND, Fla, April 26, 2003 - One of the most recognizable faces in motorsports history, Bernie Little, owner of the Miss Budweiser unlimited hydroplane team passed away April 25 in Lakeland, Florida as a result of complications related to ...

Sun 26 Jan 2003
Ferrari mourns Giovanni AgnelliHeadline

Ferrari mourns Giovanni Agnelli

Ferrari is mourning the passing of Giovanni Agnelli, the honourary chairman of parent company FIAT, who died aged eighty-one. Agnelli was the grandson of the founder of FIAT and was chairman of the company for thirty years until the mid-nineties.

Thu 03 Apr 2003
IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancerHeadline

IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancer

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 2, 2003) -- Former IMSA World Sports Car and Group C2 champion Fermin Velez died Monday in Barcelona, Spain, three days shy of his 44th birthday, following a battle with cancer. Former IMSA champion Fermin Velez,...

Tue 04 Feb 2003
Jack Hinkle passed away

Jack Hinkle passed away

Jack Hinkle, 90, Oilman, Car Owner, Driver. Jack B. Hinkle, retired oilman but better known as a former Indy car owner and SCCA driver, passed away in his sleep at his home in Wichita, KS on Friday, January 31, 2003. He was 90 years old. Jack...

Tue 24 Jun 2003
Selinsgrove mourns loss of Joe Whitcomb

Selinsgrove mourns loss of Joe Whitcomb

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway officials are mourning the passing of sprint car driver Joe Whitcomb, 35, of Millersburg, who succumbed to injuries sustained in a racing accident at the Snyder County oval this past Saturday night. "We...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourseHeadline

FCS: Palm Beach landmark hosts Ferrari concourse

Every year for the last 12, The Cavallino Magazine has sponsored what has evolved into the six day Cavallino Classic for Ferrari Motorcars. The event is held at the legendary Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida. A full line of diverse...

Eddie Leavitt passed away

Eddie Leavitt passed away

Eddie Leavitt passed away at 3:45 A.M. Sunday Jan. 26. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in Sept. of 2001. He fought the good fight as only he could! We are deeply saddened at this time, however, we are finding greatcomfort in the calls & visits...

Wed 23 Jul 2003
Jerome Zimmermann: 1967 - 2003

Jerome Zimmermann: 1967 - 2003

Jerome Zimmermann, crew chief for RealTime Racing, died today, July 22, in Milwaukee's Froedtert Hospital, as a result of injuries received last Friday, July 18, in a road accident. Zimmermann, 36, of Milwaukee, was en route to work...

Sun 09 Feb 2003
Mid-Ohio founder Griebling died

Mid-Ohio founder Griebling died

Les Griebling passes away at 78 after brief illness. DUBLIN, Ohio, February 7, 2003 - Les Griebling, founder of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, passed away Thursday afternoon in Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida, ...

Sun 05 Jan 2003
Hall of Fame driver Leroy Warriner dead at 83

Hall of Fame driver Leroy Warriner dead at 83

Leroy Warriner, 83, the great midget driver in the post war years, passed away in Indianapolis January 2, 2003. Calling is Sunday, January 5th from four to seven pm at Flanner & Buchanan, Speedway on High School Road just north of Union Jacks.

Thu 14 Aug 2003
scra: Keith Hutton fatality at Oskaloosa

scra: Keith Hutton fatality at Oskaloosa

Keith Hutton suffers fatal injuries at Oskaloosa event August 13, 2003 Keith Hutton subccumbed to injuries sustained August 12, 2003 during competition at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Hutton was competing in his qualifying C...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
IRL: IMS remembers Jim Phillippe

IRL: IMS remembers Jim Phillippe

Longtime IMS Public Address announcer Phillippe dies at 84 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 -- James R. "Jim" Phillippe, a familiar, friendly voice to millions of Indianapolis Motor Speedway spectators as a member of the track's public...

Sun 27 Apr 2003
Motorsport.com announces new look

Motorsport.com announces new look

Motorsport.com's ongoing commitment to high-quality, professional journalism on the Internet has now resulted in a new website design. The new look is even easier to navigate, still loads quickly, and is also pleasing to the eye of the ...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Tribute to Rocco Theunissen (1973-2003)

Tribute to Rocco Theunissen (1973-2003)

Future World announces with great sadness that the 2000 and 2002 Belgian Rally Champion, Rocco Theunissen, died of meningitis in Malta. Tribute to Rocco Theunissen (1973-2003) Aged 30, Rocco Theunissen died of meningitis in Malta. Theunissen...

Tue 08 Jul 2003
Herman Wise - 1937 to 2003

Herman Wise - 1937 to 2003

Herman Wise - July 6, 1937 -- July 1, 2003 TOCCOA, Ga. -- Former nationally ranked sprint car driver Herman L. Wise, 65, of Toccoa, Georgia died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, in Habersham County, Georgia from injuries sustained in a head on passenger...

Thu 27 Mar 2003
Roy Herron - fatility at Border Counties Rally

Roy Herron - fatility at Border Counties Rally

Roy Herron 1953 - 2003 There was an unfortunate incident involving car 89 on the 23rd March, on the Border Counties Rally. Co-driver Roy Herron died following injuries sustained in the incident, whilst his driver, Alan Doncaster, was injured and...

Tue 16 Sep 2003
Joe Granatelli 1919 to 2003

Joe Granatelli 1919 to 2003

Ace Indianapolis 500 mechanic Joe Granatelli dies at 84 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003 -- Joe Granatelli, Andy Granatelli's older brother who helped fabricate the famed turbine race car that nearly won the 1967 Indianapolis 500, died Sept.

Thu 31 Jul 2003
Jim Childers celebrats 20 years as announcer

Jim Childers celebrats 20 years as announcer

Veteran Race Announcer Jim Childers Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary at the Illinois, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds! Macon, IL, July 29, 2003-From his days as a race fan to his early career as a midget car announcer, Metropolis, Illinois resident Jim...

Fri 04 Jul 2003
Briggs S. Cunningham 1907-2003

Briggs S. Cunningham 1907-2003

Briggs Swift Cunningham, 96, a renowned competitor in sports car racing and competitive sailing, died July 2, 2003 at his home in Las Vegas from complications of Alzheimer's disease. From the 1940s to his last race in 1965, Cunningham was a...

Fri 18 Jul 2003
West Coast Pro Truck disqualify drivers post-Irwindale race

West Coast Pro Truck disqualify drivers post-Irwindale race

From the national office of West Coast Pro-Trucks After the June 28, 2003 race at Irwindale Speedway, camshafts where impounded from the top 5 finishers. After inspection the following competitors where disqualified for using illegal ...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
Valvoline Cup National Class Champions named

Valvoline Cup National Class Champions named

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 26, 2002) -- The Valvoline Co. is proud to announce the winners of the 2002 Valvoline Cup, presented by Campbell Hausfeld, national points championship. The top driver from across the country in each of the thirty-one...

Thu 09 Jan 2003
BRDC-Cranfield Awards

BRDC-Cranfield Awards

Two Cranfield students receive their awards at BRDC luncheon As part of the BRDC Awards' Luncheon, Friday 10 January 2003, organised in conjunction with the Autosport International Show, NEC, England, former students from the Cranfield...