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Sun 15 Dec 2002
IRL: Three teams continue busy testing at Phoenix, California

IRL: Three teams continue busy testing at Phoenix, California

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Dec. 13, 2002 -- For the fourth consecutive day, Indy Racing League teams tested in the western part of the United States, at Phoenix International Raceway and California Speedway. Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver Scott ...

IRL: Indy Racing notebook 2002-12-12

IRL: Indy Racing notebook 2002-12-12

Indy Racing Notebook Yasukawa eager to race in IRL; Penske working with new Dallara. INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 -- Roger Yasukawa, the newest young American driver in the Indy Racing League, knows that stepping up to America's premier...

IRL: Scheckter tests Toyota engine for Ganassi at Phoenix

IRL: Scheckter tests Toyota engine for Ganassi at Phoenix

PHOENIX, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 -- Tomas Scheckter and Target Chip Ganassi Racing continued the fast-paced Indy Racing League offseason by testing Dec. 11 at Phoenix International Raceway. The test marked the third consecutive day that the ...

Thu 12 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Brand Motorsports confirms 2003 and future plans

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Brand Motorsports confirms 2003 and future plans

Brand plan U.S. races starting with European CART! Swindon, UK, Wednesday 11th December 2002: Martin Kendrick, Team Principal of Brand Motorsports, has confirmed that the team's 2003 racing programme will include the two planned European rounds...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Dominguez completes shoulder surgeryHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Dominguez completes shoulder surgery

INDIANAPOLIS (December 11,2002) - Herdez Competition driver Mario Dominguez underwent surgery last Wednesday (December 4) in Indianapolis to repair damage to his shoulder caused during this season. The injury, not caused by a single incident but...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing anunci? m?s novedades en el equipo

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing anunci? m?s novedades en el equipo

Jackson, Michigan (9 de diciembre, 2002) - Visteon Patrick Racing confirmó que Steve Challis asume las responsabilidades como jefe de ingenieros y que el equipo usará chasis Lola en el Campeonato 2003 de Champ Car presentado por Bridgestone y ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing announces Steve Challis as Chief Engineer

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing announces Steve Challis as Chief Engineer

JACKSON, MI - - DECEMBER 9, 2002 - - Visteon/Patrick Racing confirmed today that Steve Challis will assume the responsibilities of Chief Engineer and that the team will campaign Lola cars in the 2003 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing anunci? patrocinador y piloto para el 2003

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing anunci? patrocinador y piloto para el 2003

JACKSON, MI (6 de diciembre, 2002) - U. E. "Pat" Patrick anunció hoy que Visteon Corporation continuará como patrocinador principal del auto ...

IRL: Team Penske

IRL: Team Penske "Pit Notes" 2002-12-11

Christmas comes early for Marlboro Team Penske. Marlboro Team Penske took delivery of its new 2003 Dallara chassis this week in preparation for the upcoming Indy Racing League (IRL) season. However, before the car turns a wheel, there is a lot...

IRL: Scheckter awarded judgement in court case
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IRL: Scheckter awarded judgement in court case

Road cleared for Scheckter to drive for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Indianapolis, IN - Chip Ganassi today announced that the lawsuit filed by Tom Walkinshaw's TWR Group Limited and Cheever Racing LLC against Tomas Scheckter and European...

IRL: Eddie Cheever Jr statement on Scheckter contract dispute
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IRL: Eddie Cheever Jr statement on Scheckter contract dispute

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 10, 2002) - A statement from Eddie Cheever Jr., owner of Red Bull Cheever Racing, on the legal proceedings with Tomas Scheckter: "The contract dispute between TWR Group and Tomas Scheckter was due to be heard in English...

IRL: Panoz G-Force challenger ready to roll

IRL: Panoz G-Force challenger ready to roll

New Generation Panoz G Force IRL challenger ready to roll. Panoz G Force has unveiled its new generation Indy Racing League machine, delivering the first car to Target Chip Ganassi Racing - the team which earned the pole for the Braselton,...

IRL: Super Aguri Fern?ndez Racing to enter IRL in 2003Headline

IRL: Super Aguri Fern?ndez Racing to enter IRL in 2003

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (December 10, 2002) - Fernández Racing today announced an agreement with former Formula One driver Aguri Suzuki and the Super Aguri Company for the creation of Super Aguri Fernández Racing. The new team will field a ...

IRL: Testing of Chevy Indy V8 continues at Phoenix

IRL: Testing of Chevy Indy V8 continues at Phoenix

Three drivers test new Chevy Indy V8 at Phoenix. PHOENIX, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002 -- Preparations for the 2003 Indy Racing League season continued Dec. 9 at the 1-mile Phoenix International Raceway as two-time IRL champion Sam Hornish Jr., Jaques...

IRL: SunTrust extends title sponsorship of Richmond race

IRL: SunTrust extends title sponsorship of Richmond race

RICHMOND, Va., Monday, Dec. 9, 2002 -- SunTrust Bank will return as the title sponsor of the Indy Racing League event in 2003 at Richmond International Raceway, as the company has sponsored the race for each of its three years. The third annual...

Mon 09 Dec 2002
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing notebook 2002-12-06

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing notebook 2002-12-06

Indy Racing Notebook Kelley Racing names vice presidents; Fike named top midget driver of year INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 -- Jim Freudenberg and Steve Newey have been named as vice president of commercial operations and vice president of...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing, Visteon and Servia return for 2003

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing, Visteon and Servia return for 2003

Patrick Racing announces sponsor and driver for 2003 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford. JACKSON, MI - - DECEMBER 6, 2002 - - U. E. "Pat" Patrick announced today that Visteon Corporation will continue as the primary...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Long Beach 2003 Historic GP announcement
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Long Beach 2003 Historic GP announcement

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach to feature cars that ran on the famed seaside circuit from 1976-83. LONG BEACH, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2002) - Formula One cars will scream through the streets of Long Beach once again when Historic Grand Prix gives the...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Hunter-Reay que prob? con el Nuevo motor Ford Cosworth

CHAMPCAR/CART: Hunter-Reay que prob? con el Nuevo motor Ford Cosworth

Subiendo por la escalera de CART Participar en la prueba del Ford-Cosworth XFE la semana pasada fue un sueño hecho realidad para el piloto de la CART Toyota Atlantic, Ryan Hunter-Reay. Fue también el último paso de un viaje de cinco años de...

IRL: Firestone tire allocation for 2003 season

IRL: Firestone tire allocation for 2003 season

IRL Officials announce Firestone tire allocation for 2003. INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 -- Officials from the Indy Racing League announced Dec. 6 the Firestone Firehawk tire allocation for the 2003 season. Full-time entrants in the IRL...

IRL: Kelley Racing - Scott Erickson, crew member spotlight

IRL: Kelley Racing - Scott Erickson, crew member spotlight

Kelley Racing Crew Member Spotlight: Scott "Scooter" Erickson A native of Seattle, Washington, Scott "Scooter" Erickson joined Kelley Racing three years ago as a composite fabricator and mechanic. After ten years as a demolition specialist, ...

IRL: Teams wrap up Homestead-Miami test session

IRL: Teams wrap up Homestead-Miami test session

Dixon takes first laps in Indy Racing car. HOMESTEAD, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002 -- Four teams fielding five drivers finished two days of testing Dec. 5 at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway in preparation for the 2003 IRL season...

IRL: Team Rahal and Honda announce 2003 entry with Brack as driverHeadline

IRL: Team Rahal and Honda announce 2003 entry with Brack as driver

HILLIARD, OH . . . Team Rahal and Honda Performance Development, Inc. today announced a partnership that will see Team Rahal enter a full-season entry in the Indy Racing League in 2003. The single-car entry is sponsored by Pioneer Electronics...

Thu 05 Dec 2002
IPS: IRL: Miami Indy 300 tickets on sale

IPS: IRL: Miami Indy 300 tickets on sale

Indy Racing's Season Opener, Rolex Sports Car Series, and Infiniti Pro Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway; February 28 - March 2, 2003. MIAMI, FL (December 3, 2002) - Tickets are now on sale for the Miami Indy 300, the season-opener for the Indy...

IPS: IRL: Team ISI hires Paul Jr as team manager, driving coach

IPS: IRL: Team ISI hires Paul Jr as team manager, driving coach

Ex-IRL star plays role with new Infiniti Pro Series team. Paul, Jr. to serve as team manager, driving coach for Indianapolis-based Team ISI INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 -- Team ISI will field the No. 24 Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone in the...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Gentilozzi es todo negocios

CHAMPCAR/CART: Gentilozzi es todo negocios

Indianápolis (4 de diciembre, 2002) - Mucho se ha dicho y escrito últimamente acerca de la necesidad de tomar decisiones cruciales dentro del automovilismo, apoyándose en factores de negocios más que en asuntos emocionales y personales. Y...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART's Lopes represents open-wheel racing at PRI

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART's Lopes represents open-wheel racing at PRI

INDIANAPOLIS (December 4, 2002) - CART Vice-President of Racing Operations John Lopes will represent the open-wheel racing community at Wednesday's Industry Round Table Discussion at the opening of the 15th Annual Performance Racing Industry show...

CHAMPCAR/CART: IMMI y CAPE realizaron una prueba de choque de un Champ Car

CHAMPCAR/CART: IMMI y CAPE realizaron una prueba de choque de un Champ Car

Indianápolis (3 de diciembre, 2002) - En la última década se han visto considerables mejoras respecto a la seguridad en las carreras de autos con ruedas descubiertas, pero el hecho de que muchos pilotos en el deporte siguen sufriendo heridas en...

IRL: Mo Nunn announces Takagi as second driver in 2003Headline

IRL: Mo Nunn announces Takagi as second driver in 2003

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002) -- CART and Formula 1 driving veteran Tora Takagi has been added to Mo Nunn Racing's lineup for the 2003 Indy Racing League (IRL) season. Takagi, a native of Japan, will join former IRL Rookie of the Year and...

IRL: Kelley Racing names Vice Presidents

IRL: Kelley Racing names Vice Presidents

Indianapolis, IN -- December 5, 2002 -- Tom Kelley, President and CEO of Indianapolis based Kelley Racing announced today the appointment of Jim Freudenberg as Vice President of Commercial Operations and Steve Newey as Vice President of Racing ...

IRL: Indy Racing League names Bucek as a Vice President

IRL: Indy Racing League names Bucek as a Vice President

Indy Racing League names Bucek as Vice President. Sports marketing executive responsible for sales, business development. INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002 -- Michael Bucek, who has nearly 20 years of sports marketing, sales and business ...

IRL: Teams test at Homestead-Miami 2002-12-04

IRL: Teams test at Homestead-Miami 2002-12-04

IRL teams prepare for season opener at Homestead. HOMESTEAD, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 -- Four Indy Racing League teams fielding five drivers tested Dec. 4 at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway in preparation for the 2003 IRL season ...

IRL: George, Sicking earn SEMA Engineering Award

IRL: George, Sicking earn SEMA Engineering Award

George, Sicking earn prestigious SEMA Engineering Award. Award is second major recognition for SAFER Barrier in two days INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 -- Members of one of the world's leading automotive equipment and manufacturing ...

IRL: Cheever Racing to have Chevy power by Menard in 2003

IRL: Cheever Racing to have Chevy power by Menard in 2003

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 4, 2002) - Red Bull Cheever Racing will use the Chevy Indy V8, built by Menard Engine Group, in the 2003 Indy Racing League season, team owner and driver Eddie Cheever Jr. announced Dec. 4. "This team has had some great...

IRL: McAtee promoted at IMS

IRL: McAtee promoted at IMS

McAtee Promoted to Vice President of IMS Productions. INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 -- Buddy McAtee has been promoted to vice president and executive producer of IMS Productions, the broadcasting arm of the Indianapolis Motor ...

IRL: Menard, Cheever create new R&D company

IRL: Menard, Cheever create new R&D company

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 4, 2002) - John Menard and Eddie Cheever Jr. will join together to form a research and development company named MCT, the two Indy Racing League team owners announced Dec. 4. The company will provide engineering,...