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Wed 24 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Public stock offering announcement 97-12-23

CHAMPCAR/CART: Public stock offering announcement 97-12-23

Courtesy of CART Online Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., Announces Proposed Initial Public Offering Of Common Stock CART Online (December 23) -- Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc, which owns, operates and sanctions the open-wheel...

Tue 23 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tasman names Kanaan to seat

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tasman names Kanaan to seat

Courtesy of CART Online Indy Lights Champ Tony Kanaan Steps Up To Champ Cars With Tasman CART Online (December 20) -- Tasman Motorsports Group team owner Steve Horne has confirmed that 1997 Indy Lights champion Tony Kanaan will pilot one of...

Fri 19 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Detroit Belle Isle Park improvements

CHAMPCAR/CART: Detroit Belle Isle Park improvements

Courtesy of CART Online RaceWay On Belle Isle Receives Major Improvements CART Online (December 17) -- Construction of a quarter-mile track extension at Belle Isle Park, home of the ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix (Won this year by Greg ...

Tue 16 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Barron to Drive for All American Racers

CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Barron to Drive for All American Racers

(Thanks to the All American Racer's website) All American Racers has signed the reigning Kool/Toyota Atlantic Champion Alex Barron to team with PJ Jones as part of a two-car entry. The decision was reached following a four day test session at...

Sun 14 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell/Guglemin awards

CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell/Guglemin awards

Courtesy of CART Online PacWest's Guglemin And Blundell Honored By European Racing Publications CART Online (December 12) -- PacWest Racing Group drivers Mauricio Gugelmin and Mark Blundell each collected prestigious awards from respected...

Fri 12 Dec 1997
IRL: WDW test rained out 97-12-12

IRL: WDW test rained out 97-12-12

For Immediate Release RAIN ENDS INDY RACING LEAGUE OPEN TEST AT WALT DISNEY WORLD LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA., December 12, 1997 -- Continuing heavy rainfall in the Orlando area forced the Indy Racing League to end open testing at ...

Thu 11 Dec 1997
IRL: WDW test day 3 rained out 97-12-11

IRL: WDW test day 3 rained out 97-12-11

For Immediate Release RAIN POSTPONES INDY RACING LEAGUE TESTING AT WALT DISNEY WORLD LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA., December 11, 1997 -- Heavy rains forced the Indy Racing League to postpone open testing at Walt Disney World Speedway ...

Wed 10 Dec 1997
IRL: WDW Test Day 2

IRL: WDW Test Day 2

Lake Buena Vista, FL, (Dec. 10) - Race teams arrived at Walt Disney World Speedway this morning only to find a damp track due to heavy overnight rain. With overcast skies, the track took until midafternoon to dry. The cars were taken to pit...

IRL: WDW test day 2 97-12-10

IRL: WDW test day 2 97-12-10

For Immediate Release BOAT FASTEST FOR SECOND DAY IN A ROW LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA., December 10, 1997 -- Billy Boat turned a fast lap at 22.132 seconds, 162.660 miles an hour, during the second day of a rain-shortened Indy Racing League open...

Tue 09 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: PPG still part of series

CHAMPCAR/CART: PPG still part of series

Courtesy of CART Online CART Online (December 9) -- Federal Express has joined CART as the new title of FedEx Championship Series, but long-time CART backer and former series title sponsor PPG will remain an important part of...

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CHAMPCAR/CART: "Championship Cars"

Courtesy of CART Online CART Online (December 9) -- Uniting the abundant traditions of the past with the cutting-edge technologies of the present and future, Championship Auto Racing Teams has adopted Championship Cars as the brand name for ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx new series sponsor

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx new series sponsor

Courtesy of CART Online Federal Express Signs Title Sponsorship Agreement With Championship Auto Racing Teams CART Online (December 9) -- Federal Express Corp ("FedEx") and Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) today announced details of a...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell British dirver of the year

CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell British dirver of the year

Courtesy of CART Online Blundell Honored As Autosport Magazine's British Driver Of The Year CART Online (December 8) -- PacWest Racing Group driver Mark Blundell, a three-time CART winner in 1997, was honored in England this past...

IRL: WDW test 97-12-10

IRL: WDW test 97-12-10

For Immediate Release BOAT LEADS WAY IN FIRST OPEN TEST OF UPDATED IRL CARS LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA., December 9, 1997 - Billy Boat turned a lap at 21.664 seconds, 166.174 miles an hour Tuesday to lead all drivers in an Indy Racing...

IRL: Walt Disney World Open Test 97-12-09

IRL: Walt Disney World Open Test 97-12-09

Lake Buena Vista, FL, Dec. 9 - The IRL had their first open test for teams with updated chassis at Walt Disney World Speedway today. Billy Boat set fastest time in an A.J. Foyt Dallara/Oldsmobile, turning a lap at 166.174 miles an hour. Boat's...

Fri 05 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Hogan signs JJ Lehto

CHAMPCAR/CART: Hogan signs JJ Lehto

Courtesy of CART Online JJ Lehto Joins Hogan Racing For 1998 CART Season CART Online (December 4) -- Finland's JJ Lehto, a 31-year-old veteran of Formula One and FIA GT competition, will turn to CART competition in 1998 as the new driver...

CHAMPCAR/CART: 1998 TV coverage

CHAMPCAR/CART: 1998 TV coverage

Courtesy of CART Online ABC, ESPN Increase CART Television Coverage For 1998 CART Online (December 3) -- ABC and ESPN will provide increased coverage of the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) racing series in 1998, with the national ...

IRL: Qualifyig live on SpeedVision

IRL: Qualifyig live on SpeedVision

For Immediate Release INDY RACING LEAGUE QUALIFYING TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON SPEEDVISION IN 1998 INDIANAPOLIS, December 5, 1997 - The 1998 Indy Racing League broadcast schedule will include live qualifying on SpeedVision for all League ...

Sun 30 Nov 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick tests new Reynard

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick tests new Reynard

Courtesy of CART Online Patrick Racing Completes First Test Of New Reynard CART Online (November 25) -- Patrick Racing driver Scott Pruett recently completed his first test of the off-season in the team's new 1998 Reynard 98I chassis at ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal praise pours in

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal praise pours in

Courtesy of CART Online Rahal Praise Pours In After Retirement Announcement CART Online (November 25) -- Accolades aplenty have been offered since Bobby Rahal's announcement last Thursday that the 1998 PPG Cup season - designated by his ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Toyota renews at Homestead

CHAMPCAR/CART: Toyota renews at Homestead

Courtesy of CART Online Toyota And Homestead Extend Sponsorship Deal CART Online (November 28) -- Toyota Motor Sales and Homestead-Miami Speedway have reached an agreement to extend Toyota's sponsorship of the Marlboro Grand Prix of...

CHAMPCAR/CART: G. I . Joe's renews at Portland

CHAMPCAR/CART: G. I . Joe's renews at Portland

Courtesy of CART Online G.I. Joe's Extends Pact With Portland International Raceway CART Online (November 26) -- G.I. Joe's, a chain of Northwest retail stores, has renewed its contract to serve as co-title sponsor for the Budweiser/G.I.

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Green finalists

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Green finalists

Courtesy of CART Online Gurney's Son Among Team Green Academy Finalists CART Online (November 24) -- Alex Gurney, son of All American Racers team owner Dan Gurney, has been named as one of five finalists for the Team Green Academy Class of...