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Mon 23 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: SPEED profile - Derek DalyHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: SPEED profile - Derek Daly

Over the next several months, SPEED Channel will profile members of its on- air team as well as key figures behind the scenes at the nation's fastest growing sports cable network. The fourth profile in this series highlights veteran racer Derek ...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
IRL: Max Jones joins Cheever Racing as General Manager

IRL: Max Jones joins Cheever Racing as General Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 16, 2002) - Max Jones, who has won numerous races and championships as a team manager for Roush Racing, has joined Red Bull Cheever Racing as general manager, owner and driver Eddie Cheever Jr. announced today. As...

Tue 19 Nov 2002
ESPN2 Super Truck broadcast announced

ESPN2 Super Truck broadcast announced

ESPN2 to air STRANA special Nov. 21 Broadcast highlights development of super truck racing in North America and 2002 STRANA demo events New Albany, Ohio (November 18, 2002) "As Big As Racing Gets" is the title of an ESPN2 special that will air...

IMSA Headquarters moving to Georgia

IMSA Headquarters moving to Georgia

IMSA headquarters moving to Georgia to be closer to American Le Mans Series offices. CLEARWATER, Fla. (November 18, 2002) -- The headquarters of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) will relocate from Clearwater, Fla., to Braselton,...

STRANA: STRANA announces 2003 schedule

STRANA: STRANA announces 2003 schedule

Super Truck Celebrity Challenge 2003 schedule announced. 2003 events feature road-racing stars competing for charities New Albany, Ohio (November 18, 2002) The Super Truck Racing Association of North America (STRANA) today announced the "Super...

Fri 13 Sep 2002
STRANA: STRANA to test run at Laguna Seca

STRANA: STRANA to test run at Laguna Seca

STRANA eyes Laguna Seca for 2nd demo event Driver Mike Ryan prepares super truck for "Corkscrew" New Albany, Ohio (September 12, 2002) ­ The Super Truck Racing Association of North America (STRANA) will hold its second demonstration event...

Dennis Huth no longer President of IMSA

Dennis Huth no longer President of IMSA

BRASELTON, Ga. (September 12, 2002) -- Dennis Huth, who has been President of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) since May of 2001, is no longer affiliated with the organization. Scott Atherton, President and COO of the Panoz...

Thu 06 Jun 2002
Tony Stewart to drive at Cayuga

Tony Stewart to drive at Cayuga

Tony Stewart will pilot a Lichty Supermodified as ISMA adds Cayuga (Ont) Speedway, une 29 date to 2002 schedule. Oswego, NY - The ISMA membership recently voted to add an additional show to its 2002 schedule as a companion event to the Cayuga ...

Fri 24 May 2002
Shane Lewis writes review for series' web site

Shane Lewis writes review for series' web site

JUPITER, Fla., Thursday, May 23, 2002 --Shane Lewis will have a review of his Sears Point Raceway weekend published on the official web site of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), www.imsaracing.net on Friday, May 24. The review, ...

Tue 30 Apr 2002
Statement from Porsche Motorsports on Akin

Statement from Porsche Motorsports on Akin

ATLANTA, Georgia - April 30 - Race car champion and vintage racer Bob Akin died last night from complications suffered as the result of testing accident at Road Atlanta last Thursday. Akin, from Ossining, NY, passed away at 11:45 PM at Grady ...

Bob Akin dies of complications from injuries

Bob Akin dies of complications from injuries

ATLANTA - Bob Akin died late Monday night of complications from injuries suffered last Thursday during a testing accident for a historic sports car race at Road Atlanta. Akin crashed in a 1988 Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo during testing for the ...

Mon 29 Apr 2002
Bob Akin upgraded to critical

Bob Akin upgraded to critical

BRASELTON, GA (April 27, 2002) -- Bob Akin's condition was upgraded to Critical Saturday as he remained in the neurological intensive care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta recovering from injuries suffered Thursday during a testing ...

BUSCH: Jack Roush press conference

BUSCH: Jack Roush press conference

Jack Roush, car owner for Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, held his first press conference since being injured in a plane crash last week in Troy, AL. He conducted the Q&A session via teleconference from the UAB Medical...

Sat 27 Apr 2002
Bob Akin seriously injured at Road Atlanta

Bob Akin seriously injured at Road Atlanta

BRASELTON, GA (April 26, 2002) -- Bob Akin was listed in "critical and extremely unstable" condition Friday after suffering serious injuries in a historic sports car testing session at Road Atlanta Thursday. Akin, 66, suffered a "complete ...

Fri 26 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush medical update

BUSCH: Jack Roush medical update

As of Friday, April 26, 2002 at 9:30 am ET BIRMINGHAM, ALA. --- Doctors at the UAB Medical Center reported Friday morning that Jack Roush has been updated to "satisfactory" condition. Roush, who was injured in a plane crash last Friday afternoon...

Statement from Bobby Akin Jr.

Statement from Bobby Akin Jr.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2002, Bob Akin remained in "critical and very unstable" condition at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He was seriously injured Thursday in a testing accident for the Walter Mitty Challenge at Road...

Thu 25 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush medical update

BUSCH: Jack Roush medical update

As of Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at 12:00 Noon ET: BIRMINGHAM, ALA. --- Doctors at the UAB Medical Center reported Wednesday morning that Jack Roush has been upgraded from serious to fair condition. Roush, who was injured in a plane crash last ...

Mon 22 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush medical update

BUSCH: Jack Roush medical update

Motorsport.com learned at 12:55 p.m. (EDT) from the University of Alabama Birmingham Trauma Center that Jack Roush has been upgraded to serious condition. Following is the statement issued this morning from Roush Racing. Geoff Smith, president...

Mon 01 Apr 2002
IMSA officials happy with team selections for Le Mans

IMSA officials happy with team selections for Le Mans

CLEARWATER, Fla. (March 29, 2002) -- Officials of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) expressed excitement over the selection of many cars from the IMSA-sanctioned American Le Mans Series for the starting field of the 70th running of...

Mon 25 Mar 2002
Teams commit to full season with CLP program

Teams commit to full season with CLP program

New CIP program attracts 29 American Le Mans Series cars to commit for full season of racing; more expected to follow. CLEARWATER, Fla. (March 25, 2002) -- The new Competition Incentive Plan (CIP) administered by IMSA on the American Le Mans ...

Sun 17 Mar 2002
PGTS: Panoz GT Sebring race notes

PGTS: Panoz GT Sebring race notes

South African Fourie Wins Panoz GT Pro Event At Sebring 'Going Away' Son of '60 Indy Winner Takes 3rd In Pro Debut Official Results Panoz Pro GT @ Sebring March 15, 2002 Tops Faster GTS Field SEBRING, Fla., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SEBRING ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebring honors Dan Gurney with turn name

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebring honors Dan Gurney with turn name

SEBRING, Fla. (March 15, 2002) -- One of America's greatest racing legends now has a turn named in his honor at one of America's most famous racing tracks. Dan Gurney, a charter member of the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame, has been...

Thu 14 Mar 2002
Johnny Cecotto to race at Sebring

Johnny Cecotto to race at Sebring

JOHNNY CECOTTO: 30 YEARS IN MOTOR RACING If this is the 50th anniversary of the Sebring 12 Hours then this is also the first ever visit of Venezuelan star Johnny Cecotto at the Florida track, although it is his 30th consecutive year in motor ...

Thu 07 Mar 2002
Shane Lewis helmet design contest winner announced

Shane Lewis helmet design contest winner announced

JUPITER, Fla., Thursday, March 7, 2002 - Shane Lewis Racing announced today that Dean Ackerman, of Waterford, Michigan, has been chosen as the winner of the "Design Shane Lewis' Helmet" contest presented by TheRaceSite.com. Ackerman entered two ...

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. ...

Fri 01 Mar 2002
Record entries for 50th Anniversary Sebring 12-hour

Record entries for 50th Anniversary Sebring 12-hour

50th Anniversary Sebring Event Draws Modern-Day Record Number of Entries; Officials Forced To Turn Entries away CLEARWATER, Fla. (February 27, 2002) -- The prestige and honor of competing in the 50th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, ...

Sun 24 Feb 2002
IMSA Sports Medicine Program announced

IMSA Sports Medicine Program announced

IMSA, Motor Sports Medicine Group Join For 2002 Season CLEARWATER, Fla. (February 22, 2002) -- The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has joined with the Motor Sports Medicine Group to create the IMSA Sports Medicine Program,...

Thu 21 Feb 2002
Don Panoz speaks at National Press Club

Don Panoz speaks at National Press Club

Don Panoz Speaks at National Press Club in Washington, D.C. BRASELTON, Ga. (February 20, 2002) -- Dr. Don Panoz, founder of the American Le Mans Series, was a guest speaker Wednesday at one of America's most prestigious and exclusive locations,...

Thu 14 Feb 2002
FCS: Auberlen, Wagner, Scuderia Ferrari in 2002 Rolex series

FCS: Auberlen, Wagner, Scuderia Ferrari in 2002 Rolex series

STERLING, VA February 13, 2002 . Scuderia Ferrari of Washington today announced that young American road racing stars Bill Auberlen and Cort Wagner have been signed to drive a Ferrari 360 GT in the 2002 Rolex Grand American series. " I have...

Wed 06 Feb 2002
Ruggero Melgrati driver career

Ruggero Melgrati driver career

<pre> Ruggero Melgrati Career Highlights WSC Rolex 24hrs of Daytona 1994 Winner GTP Lights 12hrs of Sebring 1993 Winner Norelco Cup Winner at R.Atlanta & W.Glen 1988 (Best Outstanding Driver Performance) Camel GT , Exxon WSC and GTS...

Sun 03 Feb 2002
Stu Hayner joings Trans-Am team Revolution Motorsports

Stu Hayner joings Trans-Am team Revolution Motorsports

Stu Hayner announced as driver for Revolution Motorsports Hayner to campaign team's primary car in the 2002 Trans-Am Series DETROIT Jan. 25, 2002 - Stu Hayner will drive for Revolution Motorsports in the 2002 Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich...

Sebring's 50th Anniversay brings home legends

Sebring's 50th Anniversay brings home legends

Legendary Cars and Drivers Returning for Sebring's 50th Anniversary Sebring, FL - America's premier sports car race celebrates its 50th Anniversary March 13-16 with the 50th running of the Mobil1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Dodge. The ...

Thu 24 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Daytona 24: Rocketsports Racing announces driver line-up

CHAMPCAR/CART: Daytona 24: Rocketsports Racing announces driver line-up

LANSING, Mich. - Three Trans-Am champions will team up for the famed Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance classic on February 2-3. Three-time Trans-Am champion Paul Gentilozzi has selected 2000 Trans-Am titlist Brian Simo and two-time Trans-Am champion...

Tue 15 Jan 2002
Sandra Leitzinger passes away

Sandra Leitzinger passes away

Sondra Leitzinger, 65, died of a heart attack in her sleep Wednesday at home in State College, PA. She was the wife of Bob Leitzinger, long-time IMSA and SCCA sports car racer, and mother of road-racing star Butch Leitzinger. Karen Kurtz Earl,...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Racing veteran Dykstra joins CART staff

CHAMPCAR/CART: Racing veteran Dykstra joins CART staff

DETROIT (January 11, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. announced Friday that veteran racing engineer Lee Dykstra has joined the company as Director of Technology and Competition. Dykstra begins his responsibilities immediately and ...

Sun 13 Jan 2002
Leitzinger to drive Trans-Am for Gloy Racing

Leitzinger to drive Trans-Am for Gloy Racing

Butch Leitzinger to race under Tommy Bahama and Tom Gloy Racing banner for 2002 Trans-Am Series MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 7, 2002) -- Tom Gloy Racing announced today it will field a second entry in the 2002 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich ...