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Thu 25 Oct 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Hank Thorp passed away October 20, 2001

CHAMPCAR/CART: Hank Thorp passed away October 20, 2001

Motorsport.com -- Hank Thorp, former Chief Steward for the Indy Lights series, passed away peacefully in California on Saturday, October 20. Thorp had been battling cancer for almost a year. His daughters were with him at the time of his ...

Mon 18 Jun 2001
NA-F2000: Jean-Guy Courcelles died Sunday morning, June 10

NA-F2000: Jean-Guy Courcelles died Sunday morning, June 10

FAIRFIELD, N.J. - The U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision is saddened to announce the death of its road course starter, Jean-Guy Courcelles. Mr. Courcelles passed away early Sunday morning in Montreal, Que., Can.

Fri 07 Dec 2001
BITD: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: BFGoodrich, Toyota, Groff Motorsports off-road racing campaign

BITD: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: BFGoodrich, Toyota, Groff Motorsports off-road racing campaign

BFGoodrich Tires Joins Former Indianapolis 500 Drivers Mike and Robbie Groff for 2002 Desert Racing Campaign -- Broad Industry Support For New Class 1 Unlimited Effort -- NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Developed as an exciting new entry into the sport...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Herdez names Dominguez as 2002 driver

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Herdez names Dominguez as 2002 driver

MEXICO CITY and INDIANAPOLIS (December 6, 2001) -- Team Herdez today announced that Mario Dominguez will be assuming driving duties in the No. 16 Ford-Cosworth Lola for the 2002 season of the CART FedEx Championship Series. A native of Mexico ...

SBRS: WKA: CHAMPCAR/CART: Herta looking at possible future in Formula One
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SBRS: WKA: CHAMPCAR/CART: Herta looking at possible future in Formula One

Former FedEx Championship Auto Racing Teams series driver Bryan Herta has recently started his campaign to join the world of Formula One. The 31-year-old American was left adrift when Gerald Forsythe shut down Forsythe Championship Racing at the...

Mon 24 Dec 2001
IPS: Genoa Racing orders Infiniti Pro car

IPS: Genoa Racing orders Infiniti Pro car

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 - Veteran car owner Angelo Ferro and his well-known team, Genoa Racing, recently ordered its first Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series car. The team has been active in motorsports for nearly two decades competing...

Sat 11 Aug 2001
JRCS: Mario Dom?nguez biography

JRCS: Mario Dom?nguez biography

Mario Domínguez Brief Biography Year 2001: For his third year in the Dayton Indy Lights series, owned by CART, Mario signed one day before the start of the season with PacWest Lights. His teammate is Dan Wheldon, Toyota Atlantic series runner...

Fri 02 Nov 2001
IRL: Bailey named Executive Director of Infiniti Pro Series

IRL: Bailey named Executive Director of Infiniti Pro Series

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001 - Roger Bailey has been named as executive director of the new Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series, Indy Racing League officials announced today. Bailey will start in his new position Nov. 5. He will...

Thu 18 Jan 2001
BUSCH: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Force receives Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy

BUSCH: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Force receives Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy

POMONA, CA - RIS - For a third time, John Force has been named winner of the Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy as the Driver of the Year by the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association. Force, a ten-time NHRA Funny Car Champion and ...

Sat 15 Sep 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART to drop Indy Lights, focus on Atlantic

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART to drop Indy Lights, focus on Atlantic

DETROIT (September 10, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., announced today that, in an effort to provide a more viable and effective system of racing development for open-wheel racing teams and drivers, it will consolidate its...

Sun 15 Jul 2001
SBRS: Townsend Bell announces partnership with Skip Barber

SBRS: Townsend Bell announces partnership with Skip Barber

(LAKEVILLE, Conn.) July 7, 2001 -Former Barber Dodge Pro Series standout and odds on favorite to win the 2001 Dayton Indy Lights Championship Townsend Bell is leveraging a past relationship to benefit his future goals. Bell has entered into a ...

Mon 27 Aug 2001
BUSCH: IRL: August 26th weekend race reports
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BUSCH: IRL: August 26th weekend race reports

Skip Barber trained Dan Wheldon won the ninth round of the 2001 CART Dayton Indy Lights Championship, held at the Gateway International Circuit, St Louis, Missouri. The 23-year old rookie averaged a race record speed of 140.080 mph. This victory...

Mon 24 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing signs Townsend Bell

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing signs Townsend Bell

JACKSON, MI - - U. E. "Pat" Patrick announced today that the team has signed 2001 Dayton Indy Lights Champion Townsend Bell to drive the ...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
IPS: Indy Racing veteran Buhl to test new series

IPS: Indy Racing veteran Buhl to test new series

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001 - Indy Racing League officials have chosen veteran driver Robbie Buhl to test the first complete Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series car on April 8, 2002, at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla. "Robbie is...

Wed 18 Apr 2001
Larry Mason Long Beach race report

Larry Mason Long Beach race report

Making his Dayton Indy Lights Championship Series debut for Brian Stewart Racing, Mason overcame getting hit and spun out by another driver to finish his first race in 10th place! Mason qualified 13th and made up a couple of spots in turn one at...

Sat 04 Aug 2001
NA-F2000: CHAMPCAR/CART: ACRL: Mid-Ohio fact sheet

NA-F2000: CHAMPCAR/CART: ACRL: Mid-Ohio fact sheet

<pre> WHAT: Miller Lite 200 Round 13 of 21 in the CART FedEx Championship Series WHO: Defending Miller Lite 200 champion Helio Castroneves and Champ Car drivers including Michael Andretti, ...

Mon 12 Nov 2001
BUSCH: CHAMPCAR/CART: Casey Mears to drive in Busch series 2002

BUSCH: CHAMPCAR/CART: Casey Mears to drive in Busch series 2002

Motorsport.com -- Casey Mears switches from openwheel racing to stock cars in 2002. It was announced Friday, November 9th at Homestead that Mears, son of off-road and openwheel racer Roger Mears will drive for the Welliver-Jesel Motorsports in the...

Wed 22 Aug 2001
TelMex Gateway preview

TelMex Gateway preview

GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 23 - 26 What: Inaugural Gateway Indy 250 - Round 9 of the Dayton Indy Lights Championship When: Sunday, August 27. Broadcast: 2:00A ET on ESPN2. Thursday, August 30. Broadcast: ...

Sat 07 Jul 2001
IRL: Kansas schedule of events

IRL: Kansas schedule of events

<pre> Indy Racing, Craftsman Truck Series, Dayton Indy Lights Schedule Indy Racing Northern Light Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Dayton Indy Lights Championship Kansas Speedway July 6 - 8, 2001 Schedule Of Events Tentative and ...

Sat 07 Apr 2001
Nilton Rossoni out at CONQUEST

Nilton Rossoni out at CONQUEST

(LAKEVILLE, Conn.) April 4, 2001 -As a fallout from the spiraling economic climate, Nilton Rossoni has lost his ride with CONQUEST Racing for the 2001 Dayton Indy Lights Series Championship. Rossoni competed in the opening round at Monterey,...

Thu 30 Aug 2001
SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Support Series Promotion Manager named

SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Support Series Promotion Manager named

DETROIT (August 29, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) today announced that Robert Dole has joined the company as its Support Series Promotions Manager. Dole will lead efforts to promote and build presence for the ...

Thu 18 Jan 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: de Ferran captures Mario Andretti trophy

CHAMPCAR/CART: de Ferran captures Mario Andretti trophy

DETROIT (January 17, 2001) - Marlboro Team Penske driver Gil de Ferran, the reigning FedEx Series champion, earned the Mario Andretti Trophy as the leading vote-getter for the 2000 CART All-Star Team announced during the FedEx Championship Series...

Thu 16 Aug 2001
SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Castroneves, Bell, Gordon and Leitzinger Win!

SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Castroneves, Bell, Gordon and Leitzinger Win!

Helio Castroneves benefited from a late pit stop strategy to return to the track in the lead and never looked back en route to victory at the Miller Lite 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, his third win of the 2001 CART FedEx Championship.

Sat 04 Aug 2001
NA-F2000: CHAMPCAR/CART: ACRL: Mid-Ohio schedule of events

NA-F2000: CHAMPCAR/CART: ACRL: Mid-Ohio schedule of events

<pre> MILLER LITE 200 WEEKEND SCHEDULE Thursday, August 9, 2001 7:00 a.m. Gates Open 8:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Support Series Testing 12:50 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Support Series Testing Friday, August 10, 2001 7:00 a.m.

Mon 24 Dec 2001
IRL: Wheldon tests IRL for Cheever at Homestead-Miami

IRL: Wheldon tests IRL for Cheever at Homestead-Miami

England's Dan Wheldon tested an Indy Racing League (IRL) car for the first time last week when he was invited to drive a Dallara Infiniti for the Red Bull Cheever Infiniti Racing team around the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida, ...

Thu 26 Apr 2001
Bell adds Toshiba as Associate Sponsor

Bell adds Toshiba as Associate Sponsor

Toshiba Computer Systems Group has announced that it will team with former Barber Dodge Pro Series racer Townsend Bell and Dorricott Racing as an associate sponsor for 2001 Dayton Indy Lights Championship. The Toshiba logo will be prominently ...

Sat 01 Dec 2001
IPS: Hemelgarn Racing to field entry in 2002

IPS: Hemelgarn Racing to field entry in 2002

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2001 - 2000 Indy Racing League championship team owner Ron Hemelgarn announced plans for his Indianapolis-based Hemelgarn Racing to field an entry for the 2002 Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series. ...

Mon 05 Nov 2001
Dan Wheldon wins Rookie of the Year award!

Dan Wheldon wins Rookie of the Year award!

Finishes 051 Second Behind Champion In Last Race Of Season Bosch Platinum+4 Speedway Challenge Title For 23-Year Old Dan Wheldon has won the title of 2001 CART Dayton Indy Lights Rookie of the Year after finishing a strong second in the...

Mon 17 Sep 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART kon?? s Indy Lights

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART kon?? s Indy Lights

By Petr Stejskal - Motorsport.com CART se rozhodlo pro pøíští rok uèinit další výraznou zmìnu. V souèasné dobì existují dvì série, ve kterých se rodí nové talenty pro Champ Cars - Dayton Indy Lights a Toyota Atlantic. Tato ...

Fri 19 Oct 2001
Roquin Motorsport Laguna Seca race report

Roquin Motorsport Laguna Seca race report

Luis Diaz (TelMex/Roquin Motorsport/Canel's/Ericsson/Akron) A well deserved 3rd place given to Luis Diaz for his first podium finish! Qualifying fourth yesterday, Diaz started on the 2nd line on the grid this afternoon. In the first lap of the...

Thu 18 Oct 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest selects new Internet service

CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest selects new Internet service

Fast-Moving CART and INDYLIGHTS Racing Team Selects Reef InternetWare to Power Web Site Reduce its Costs and Boost Outreach to Media, Fans and Sponsors SAN FRANCISCO-October 15th - Marketing conglomerate PacWest Racing Group ...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
IPS: Mexpro Racing planes para 2002

IPS: Mexpro Racing planes para 2002

Ha terminado la actividad del 2001, la cual marcó la segunda temporada de actividad del equipo Mexpro Racing, ambas dentro del ahora desaparecido serial Indy Lights. Los planes planes a futuro incluyen en primera parte mejorar la funcionalidad de...

Thu 12 Jul 2001
Interview with Kristian Kolby

Interview with Kristian Kolby

T.E. McHale: Thanks to all of you for taking the time to join us this afternoon. If you will pardon the pun, please, there will be a decidedly "Christian" field to this afternoon's teleconference. We will welcome Newman/Haas Racing ...

Sat 21 Apr 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Schedule for Texas Firestone Firehawk 600

CHAMPCAR/CART: Schedule for Texas Firestone Firehawk 600

<pre> CART FedEx Championship Series Firestone Firehawk 600, presented by Pioneer April 25-29, 2001 PUBLIC SCHEDULE Wednesday, April 25, 2001 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Transporter Parade (start at Cowboys, Arlington to TMS) Thursday,...

Wed 25 Apr 2001
Dorricott Racing/T. Bell add sponsor

Dorricott Racing/T. Bell add sponsor

SUNNYVALE, Calif. ( April 22, 2001 ) - Toshiba Computer Systems Group, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS), has announced that it will team with Townsend Bell and Dorricott Racing as an associate sponsor for 2001...

Wed 24 Jan 2001
Kane to race with MMG

Kane to race with MMG

Indianapolis (Jan. 23rd, 2001) British driver Jonny Kane was pleased to confirm that he has signed a deal with MG to race at Le Mans in their new MG Lola. Kane has been racing in America for the last two seasons with Team KOOL Green in their...