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Wed 31 Dec 2003
This Week in Racing History (December 28-January 3)

This Week in Racing History (December 28-January 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 28 Jim Clark wins the South African Grand Prix at East London driving a Lotus 25 (1963). December 29 Carlo Chiti, one-time engineer for Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, and co-founder of both ATS and...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
This Week in Racing History (December 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (December 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 21 Ayrton Senna tests a Penske Indycar at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1992). December 22 The engine that will be used in the Honda RC211V MotoGP bike is run ...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
This Week in Racing History (December 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (December 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 14 On the ski slopes of Switzerland, Craig Pollock tells driver Jacques Villeneuve that he is leaving the BAR team (2001). December 15 NASCAR stockcar racer Jimmy Spencer born ...

AARWBA All-America Team history

AARWBA All-America Team history

<pre> HISTORY OF 2003 AARWBA AUTO RACING ALL-AMERICA TEAM MEMBERS FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM HONORABLE MENTION A.J. Allmendinger AL-03 Greg Anderson ...

Mon 15 Dec 2003
Sat 06 Dec 2003
Virginia MHoF inductees

Virginia MHoF inductees

South Boston, VA -- On Saturday, December 20th, Paul Sawyer and the late Clay Earles will be inducted into Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame, joining last years inductees, the late Wendell Scott and Ray Hendrick. The induction ceremony will be ...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
This Week in Racing History (November 30-December 6)

This Week in Racing History (November 30-December 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 30 Gianpiero Moretti and Reinhold Joest win the IMSA Daytona 250 sportscar race (1980). December 1 CART racer Mario Dominguez born (1974). December 2 Roger Penske drives a Ferrari 250 GTO...

Wed 26 Nov 2003
This Week in Racing History (November 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (November 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 23 Peter Revson wins the World Challenge Cup for Group 7 racers at Fuji, Japan (1968). November 24 Bobby Isaac sets a new World Closed Course Speed Record of 201.104 mph at Talledega,...

Mon 17 Nov 2003
This Week in Racing History (November 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (November 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 16 Tazio Nuvolari, racing great between the wars, is born at 9:00 AM in Castel d'Dario, Italy (1892). November 17 British saloon car racers Anita Taylor and David Matthews are wed ...

Mon 10 Nov 2003
This Week in Racing History (November 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (November 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 9 Pete Lovely drives a Ferrari to victory in the first race held at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1950). November 10 Rally driver Markko Martin born (1975). November 11 Billy Knipper, ...

Mon 03 Nov 2003
This Week in Racing History (November 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (November 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 2 David Piper and Tony Maggs drive a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Kyalami 9 Hours race in South Africa (1963). November 3 Ayrton Senna wins the Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide in a ...

Sun 26 Oct 2003
This Week in Racing History (October 26-November 1)

This Week in Racing History (October 26-November 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 26 World of Outlaws driver Sammy Swindell born (1955). October 27 Art Arfons tops Craig Breedlove's twelve day old Land Speed Record by running 536.71 MPH/858.73 KPH in the Green Monster on...

Thu 23 Oct 2003
Ford's past championship Cup contenders

Ford's past championship Cup contenders

This Week in Ford Racing October 21, 2003 NASCAR's modern era is recognized as beginning in 1972 with the introduction of R.J. Reynolds as series sponsor. In the 30 years that have followed, Ford Racing has won more than 250 Winston Cup races ...

Mon 20 Oct 2003
This Week in Racing History (October 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (October 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 19 Denny Hulme, driving a McLaren M7A-Ford, wins the Mexican Grand Prix (1969). October 20 Lotus F1 driver Gunnar Nilsson dies of cancer (1978). October 21 Tony Bettenhausen Sr. wins the...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Johann Abt passed away on Saturday at the age of 67 after a long and serious illness. He is survived by his wife Thea and their two sons Christian (36) and Hans-Jürgen Abt (40). Born in December 1935, Johann Abt was one of Germany's most ...

This Week in Racing History (October 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (October 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 12 Bruce McLaren wins and Denny Hulme is second, both driving McLaren M8B-Chevrolets, in the Laguna Seca, California, USA, Can-Am race. It is the seventh 1-2 finish by Team McLaren during the...

Mon 06 Oct 2003
This Week in Racing History (October 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (October 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 5 Graeme Bailey and Allan Grice drive a Holden Commodore to victory in the James Hardie 1000 at Mount Panarama in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia (1986). October 6 Brabhams finish 1-2,...

Tue 30 Sep 2003
This Week in Racing History (September 28-October 4)

This Week in Racing History (September 28-October 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 28 Brian Redman drives a Lola-Chevy to victory in the inaugural Long Beach Grand Prix, an event for F5000 cars (1975). September 29 Sportscar racer Sherwood Johnston, who drove for Briggs...

Mon 22 Sep 2003
This Week in Racing History (September 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (September 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 21 Riverside International Raceway holds its first race meeting. Richie Ginther wins the day's main race in a Ferrari (1957). September 22 Mario Andretti drives an Offenhauser-powered ...

Mon 15 Sep 2003
This Week in Racing History (September 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (September 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 14 Jean Guichet and codriver Jose Behra win the Tour de France rally in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963). September 15 Dan Gurney drives a Cobra to victory in the "Double 500" sportscar race ...

Sun 14 Sep 2003
All-time NASCAR Modified top ten announced

All-time NASCAR Modified top ten announced

NASCAR unveils Modified all-time top 10; Richie Evans heads new list that includes Stefanik, Spencer, abd Bodine. Richie Evans, a nine-time NASCAR champion, heads the NASCAR Modified All-Time Top 10 drivers. Photo by Motorsports...

Sun 07 Sep 2003
This Week in Racing History (September 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (September 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 7 Bill Brack wins the non-championship Formula Atlantic race at Brainard, Minnesota, USA. Bobby Rahal is second with Gilles Villeneuve third (1975). September 8 The worst accident in the...

Sun 31 Aug 2003
This Week in Racing History (August 31-September 6)

This Week in Racing History (August 31-September 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 31 Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme finish 1-2 in their Team McLaren M8B-Chevrolets in the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, Can-Am race (1969). September 1 Mario Andretti drives the Mataka brothers'...

Tue 26 Aug 2003
This Week in Racing History (August 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (August 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 24 Sterling Moss drives a Vanwall to victory in the Potuguese Grand Prix at Porto (1958). August 25 Former F1 team owner Ken Tyrrell dies from pancreatic cancer, at the age of 77, in his home...

Mon 18 Aug 2003
This Week in Racing History (August 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (August 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 17 Tommy Kendall wins the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, SCCA Trans-Am race in a Ford Mustang. His record tenth straight win clinches the drivers championship (1997). August 18 Jim Clark...

Sun 10 Aug 2003
This Week in Racing History (August 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (August 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 10 After 16,000 km and exactly two months, the Italia of Prince Scipione Borghese, mechanic Ettore Guizzardi, and journalist Luigi Barzini arrives in Paris, France, to win the Paris-Peking race...

Sun 03 Aug 2003
This Week in Racing History (August 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (August 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 3 When Tommy Kendall drives his Mustang to victory at Watkins Glen, New York, USA, he scores his ninth straight SCCA Trans-Am win, breaking Mark Donohue's record (1997). August 4 One time...

Wed 30 Jul 2003
Brickyard 400 turns 10

Brickyard 400 turns 10

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 28, 2003 -- On Saturday, Aug. 7, 1993, one thing filled the grandstands of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: silence. One year later, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 1994, eager race fans witnessed the dawn of a new era in NASCAR...

Sun 27 Jul 2003
This Week in Racing History (July 27-August 1)

This Week in Racing History (July 27-August 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 27 Mario Andretti enters his first road race. He wins the race at Lime Rock, Connecticut, USA, driving a front-engined midget. Mark Donohue is second in a rear-engined midget (1963). July ...

Sun 20 Jul 2003
This Week in Racing History (July 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (July 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 20 Jackie Ickx starts his Ferrari 312B on pole, sets fast lap, leads every lap, and wins the German GP (1972). July 21 Lee White, General Manager of the Toyota Racing Development Group, ...

Mon 14 Jul 2003
This Week in Racing History (July 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (July 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 13 NASCAR driver Davey Allison dies one day after crashing the helicopter he was piloting on the infield of the Talledega Superspeedway in Talledega, Alabama, USA (1993). July 14 Open-wheel...

Sun 06 Jul 2003
This Week in Racign History (July 6-12)

This Week in Racign History (July 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 6 John Force becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to cover the 1/4-mile in less than 4.9 seconds when he runs 4.889 in Topeka, Kansas, USA (1996). July 7 Cobras finish 1-2-3 (Bob Johnson,...

Mon 30 Jun 2003
This Week in Racing Histoy (June 29-July 5)

This Week in Racing Histoy (June 29-July 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 29 Ferdinando Latteri drives a Ferrari 330 GTO to victory in the Coppa Sila Hillclimb in Italy (1965). June 30 NASCAR team owner Don Miller born (1939). July 1 Ayrton Senna enters and wins...

Wed 25 Jun 2003
NASCAR Top 10: Career championship statistics

NASCAR Top 10: Career championship statistics

NASCAR Top 10: Darrell Waltrip ranks first for career championship point under current scoring system; Rudd leads active drivers. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 24, 2003) -- Three-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip, who ...

Tue 24 Jun 2003
This Week in Racing History (June 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (June 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 22 Filming of staged racing sequences for the movie "Le Mans" begins (1970). June 23 Volker Wiedler, Johnny Herbert, and Bertrand Gachot drive a Mazda 787B to victory in the 24 Hours of Le ...

Sun 15 Jun 2003
This Week in Racing History (June 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (June 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 15 Jackie Ickx and Jackie Oliver drive a Ford GT40 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1969). June 16 Donnie Allison drives a Ford to his first NASCAR Grand National victory, at...