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Wed 05 Jun 2002
WCSC Hall of Fame inductees announced

WCSC Hall of Fame inductees announced

Ray Elder leads Inaugural Hall of Fame Candidates. Five-time Nascar Winston West champion Ray Elder leads a group of 30 former west coast champions, car Owners and officials being inducted into the Inaugural West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame on...

Mon 03 Jun 2002
This Week in Racing History (June 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (June 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 2 F1 racer and Can-Am champion Bruce McLaren dies in a crash while testing his M8D Can-Am racer at Goodwood, England (1970). June 3 Mike Parkes drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the ...

Sat 01 Jun 2002
Pepsi 400 Memory Book: Sacks' big upset

Pepsi 400 Memory Book: Sacks' big upset

Pepsi 400 Memory Book: Sacks' win ranks as one of the biggest upsets. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (May 31, 2002) -- On July 4, 1985, the stars and planets were aligned perfectly for Greg Sacks. Driving an unsponsored, research and development...

Sat 25 May 2002
This Week in Racing History (May 26-June 1)

This Week in Racing History (May 26-June 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 26 Buddy Lazier wins the first Indy 500 that is part of the Indy Racing League (1996). May 27 Mark Donohue wins the Indy 500 driving a McLaren-Offenhauser (1972). May 28 Driver Salt Walther...

Wed 22 May 2002
Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview IV

Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview IV

GLEN WOOD, founder of the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team, will be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 18, 2002. Prior to this prestigious event Motorcraft Racing Media Relations...

Tue 21 May 2002
Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview II

Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview II

GLEN WOOD, founder of the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team, will be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 18, 2002. Prior to this prestigious event Motorcraft Racing Media Relations...

Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview III

Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview III

GLEN WOOD, founder of the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team, will be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 18, 2002. Prior to this prestigious event Motorcraft Racing Media Relations...

Mon 20 May 2002
This Week in Racing History (May 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (May 19-25)

!This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 19 Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus, born in Richmond, Surrey, England (1928). May 20 Peter Brock wins the ATCC race at Surfers Paradise, Australia, in a Holden Torana (1979). May...

Mon 13 May 2002
This Week in Racing History (May 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (May 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 12 Art Pollard dies in crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500 (1973). May 13 Bobby Rowe, driving Don Schumacher's "Stardust 'Cuda", wins the "Coke Circuit" funny car drag race at...

Thu 09 May 2002
Gilles Villeneuve - Punto Final. Punto seguido.
F1

Gilles Villeneuve - Punto Final. Punto seguido.

Algunos lo llamaban loco. Otros le decían genio. Todos coincidían en que su sensibilidad al volante era algo de otro mundo. Hubo una época en la que alguien dijo que era "el hombre de los milagros", porque tenía los accidentes más extraños y...

Tue 07 May 2002
This Week in Racing History (May 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (May 5-11)

This Week in Racing History May 5 David "Salt" Walther completes his Indianapolis rookie test (1972). May 6 Driving for Cotton Owens in the Rebel 300 at Darlington, South Carolina, USA, Ralph Earnhardt, father of Dale Earnhardt Sr., makes his...

Sat 04 May 2002
WWS: Legendary driver Hershel McGriff retires

WWS: Legendary driver Hershel McGriff retires

Legendary driver Hershel Mcgriff recalls long, illustrious career. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 3, 2002)-- A racing career that spanned the generations of NASCAR has come to an end. At 74 years of age, Hershel McGriff has decided to hang up his ...

Mon 29 Apr 2002
This Week in Racing History (April 28-May 4)

This Week in Racing History (April 28-May 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 28 Ferrucio Lamborghini born (1916) April 29 Brian Redman drives a Carl Haaas entered Lola T330 to victory in the F5000 race at Riverside, California, USA (1973). April 30 Warren Johnson...

Tue 23 Apr 2002
Australian legend Bob Jane to sponsor Bathurst 1000

Australian legend Bob Jane to sponsor Bathurst 1000

April 22, 2002 - One of the legends of Australian motorsport will again have his name on the winner's trophy at Bathurst this year,- 40 years after he won the first endurance race of the modern era at Mount Panorama in regional New South ...

Little Valley plans 'Open Cockpit' reunion

Little Valley plans 'Open Cockpit' reunion

Little Valley Speedway plans open cockpit reunion. Reprising an event held last season for the first time, when driving legends of the past were honored at the speedway, promoter Gary Montgomery announces that on Friday, June 14th , Little...

Mon 22 Apr 2002
This Week in Racing History (April 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (April 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 21 Ayrton Senna, driving a Renualt powered Lotus 97T, wins his first Grand Prix, at Estoril, Portugal (1985). April 22 A Stutz wins the first trophy presented by Samual B. Stevens for ...

Tue 16 Apr 2002
This Week in Racing History (April 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (April 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 14 Jule de Dion, auto builder and one of the founders of the Auto Club de France, dies (1897). April 15 USAC Champ Car racer Mel Kenyon born (1933). April 16 Dick Johnson drives a Ford ...

Mon 15 Apr 2002
Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview I

Motorcraft Racing - Glen Wood interview I

GLEN WOOD, founder of the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team, will be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 18, 2002. Prior to this prestigious event Motorcraft Racing Media Relations...

Fri 12 Apr 2002
1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - Colorful Pat Flaherty, who was dressed in slacks and a T-shirt when he won the 1956 Indianapolis 500 and whose well-worn Cromwell helmet was emblazoned with a green shamrock, died April 9 at his home in ...

Tue 09 Apr 2002
IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

Indianapolis, IN (April 8) - One of the most illustrious names in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history returns to competition as Duesenberg Brothers Racing will field a car for next month's running of the 86th Indianapolis 500. Celebrating the...

Mon 08 Apr 2002
This Week in Racing History (April 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (April 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 7 F1 great Jim Clark killed in crash during F2 race at Hockenheim, Germany (1968). April 8 Bob Morriss wins the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Sandown, Australia (1979). April...

Thu 04 Apr 2002
Ford Racing - Glen Wood memories

Ford Racing - Glen Wood memories

Glen Wood: David Pearson and other memories. GLEN WOOD, founder of the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team will be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 18, 2002. Prior to this ...

Sun 31 Mar 2002
This Week in Racing History (March 31-April 6)

This Week in Racing History (March 31-April 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 31 George Marnell, in his NHRA Pro Stock Pontiac Firebird, makes the first pass on the dragstrip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (2000). April 1 Count Eliot Zborowski...

Mon 25 Mar 2002
This Week in Racing History (March 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (March 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 24 Tony Trimmer drives a McLaren M23 to victory in the Gold Cup race at Oulton Park, England (1978). March 25 Wilhelm Werner drives a Mercedes to victory in a 244 mile race from Nice to...

Sun 17 Mar 2002
This Week in Racing History (March 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (March 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 17 Bill Elliot wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in a Ford Thunderbird (1985). March 18 Peter Brock, driving a Holden Torana, wins the Australian Touring ...

Sun 10 Mar 2002
This Week in Racing History (March 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (March 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 10 Ferrari 312T makes its race debut in the South African GP with Niki Lauda finishing fifth and Clay Regazzoni sixteenth (1975). March 11 Gordon Johncock wins the first race staged by CART,...

Wed 06 Mar 2002
Sebring inaugural Hall of Fame Inductees

Sebring inaugural Hall of Fame Inductees

Sebring Announces 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame Inductees Sebring, FL (March 6, 2002) -- Ten legendary names in the history of sports car racing at Sebring have been selected for induction into the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame. ...

Tue 05 Mar 2002
This Week in Racing History (March 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (March 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 3 Jimmy Vasser drives his Reynard-Honda to victory in the CART race in Homestead, Florida, USA. First CART win for Vasser and first CART race at Homestead (1996). March 4 Ferrari 250P ...

Sun 24 Feb 2002
This Week in Racing History (February 24-March 2)

This Week in Racing History (February 24-March 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 24 1971 Can-Am Champion Peter Revson born (1939). February 25 Rally driver Markku Alen born (1951). February 26 Vincenzo Lancia and Felice Nazzaro ceremonially break ground for the ...

Mon 18 Feb 2002
This Week in Racing History (February 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (February 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 17 The first car named Mercedes, made by Daimler, debuts at a race in Pau, France (1901). February 18 Dale Jarrett wins his second NASCAR Daytona 500 (1996). February 19 Malcolm...

Henry Ford's first race: 'Race of the Century ' on PBS

Henry Ford's first race: 'Race of the Century ' on PBS

The Race that put the world on wheels Public Television to air special program about Henry Ford's first race Dearborn, Mich., February 15, 2002 - On a cloudy day in October just over 100 years ago, a then unknown and fledging car maker built and...

Sat 16 Feb 2002
Jack Fairman, 1913 to 2002

Jack Fairman, 1913 to 2002

Jack Fairman, winner in Sportscars in the late 1950s and sometime F1 racer, has died at the BEN Charity home in Rugby, England. He was 88. Born on the 15th March in Smallfield, Surrey, Fairman was an engineer by trade and started competing in ...

Thu 14 Feb 2002
Sebring: Legendary Cars, Drivers on poster

Sebring: Legendary Cars, Drivers on poster

Sebring's 50th Anniversary Poster Features Legendary Cars & Drivers Sebring, FL -- The legendary cars and drivers which made Sebring the mecca of sports car racing in North America are featured in the official poster for the 50th Annual Mobil1...

Mon 11 Feb 2002
This Week in Racing History (February 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (February 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 10 Louise Piech, sister of Ferry Porsche and co-founder of Porsche automobile company, dies at age 94 (1999). February 11 Six-time NHRA Pro Stock Bike champion Dave Schultz dies of colon...

Tue 05 Feb 2002
This Week in Racing History (February 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (February 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 3 Rick Johnson makes the first 5.5 second 1/4-mile pass in a Funny Car at an NHRA event when he runs 5.588 at Pomona, California, USA (1985). February 4 Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed...

This Week in Racing History (February 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (February 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 3 Rick Johnson makes the first 5.5 second 1/4-mile pass in a Funny Car at an NHRA event when he runs 5.588 at Pomona, California, USA (1985). February 4 Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed...