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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...

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 ...

Fri 16 May 2003
AARWBA Legends in Racing

AARWBA Legends in Racing

Six names added to AARWBA's Legends In Racing. The dean of American motorsport journalists leads a class of six inductees into Legends in Racing, the hall of fame of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. Also elected...

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 ...

Wed 07 May 2003
IMS Hall of Fame inductees

IMS Hall of Fame inductees

Chapman, Kuzma, Mccluskey to be inducted in IMS Hall Of Fame. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, May 6, 2003 -- Colin Chapman, Eddie Kuzma and Roger McCluskey will posthumously assume their place among the legends of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race in the...

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 ...

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'...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
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 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...

Mon 31 Mar 2003
This Week in Racing History (March 30-April 5)

This Week in Racing History (March 30-April 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 30 Graham Hill wins the Sussex Trophy Race at Goodwood, England, driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1964). March 31 Peter Townsend wins the P&O sponsored Formula Ford race at Oulton Park, England,...

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, ...

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 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 ...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
This Week in Racing History (December 29-January 4)

This Week in Racing History (December 29-January 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 29 Carlo Chiti, founder of ATS and Autodelta, born in Pistoia, Italy (1924). December 30 Roger Penske takes delivery of a Lola T70 MKIIIB enduance racer (serial number SL76/139), the...

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 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,...

Sun 04 May 2003
This Week in Racing History (May 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (May 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 4 Six-time IMSA Camel GT champion and two-time SCCA Trans-Am champion Peter Gregg born in New York City (1940). May 5 First La Carrera Panamerica road race begins. 132 cars enter the 5 ...

Wed 08 Jan 2003
This Week in Racing History (January 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (January 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 5 Trevers Walkett, one of four brothers who formed Ginetta Cars, dies at age 76 (2000). January 6 The F1CA, soon to be rename FOCA, names Bernie Eccelstone the President of Administration...

Mon 28 Apr 2003
This Week in Racing History (April 27-May 3)

This Week in Racing History (April 27-May 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 27 Mike Hailwood takes part in his first motorcycle race, at Oulton Park, England (1957). April 28 Parry-Thomas drives his Thomas Special to a one-mile speed record of 170.624 mph ...

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 ...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
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 ...

Tue 25 Mar 2003
This Week in Racing History (March 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (March 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 23 Mike Hailwood, who won 9 motorcycle World Championships and a European F2 title, dies in a road accident near his home (1981). March 24 Ferrari 250 GTO makes its debut in the 12 Hour ...

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 ...

Sun 01 Jun 2003
This Week in Racing History (June 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (June 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 1 Rudolph Caricciola, driving a Fanfir, finishes fourth in his first auto race, at Avus in Germany (1922). June 2 Future stockcar great Junior Johnson and his father are arrested for making...

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 17 Mar 2003
This Week in Racing History (March 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (March 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 16 Renault buys the Benetton F1 team (2000). March 17 Wally Booth drives his AMC Hornet to victory over Jack Roush's Mustang in the Gatornationals Pro Stock finals. First NHRA Pro Stock win...

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...

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,...

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...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...