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Tue 30 Apr 2002
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 ...

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...

Fri 18 Oct 2002
Apollo Racing - new IRM sports racer

Apollo Racing - new IRM sports racer

Apollo reveals its key role in exciting new IRM sports racer. Apollo Racing Design Limited -- the UK-based design consultancy specialising in carbon composite design and manufacture -- is delighted to announce its involvement in International ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wed 08 May 2002
Preliminary practice Lola Cars notes

Preliminary practice Lola Cars notes

675 class belongs to Lola-MG's at Le Mans Test. Lola Cars International personnel had a busy weekend at a very cold and occasionally wet Le Mans 24 Hourstrack over the weekend, as four Lolas ran in the official test weekend of the ACO. The...

Fri 26 Apr 2002
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...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART teamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART team

INDIANAPOLIS (December 20, 2002) - Former Champ Car driver Stefan Johansson announced today the formation of American Spirit Team Johansson, a complete two-car effort that will campaign the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series ...

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 ...

Tue 09 Apr 2002
IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

Indianapolis, IN (April 8) - One of the most illustrious names in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history returns to competition as Duesenberg Brothers Racing will field a car for next month's running of the 86th Indianapolis 500. Celebrating the...

Sat 23 Feb 2002
Doran Lista enters Sebring 50th Anniversary 12-hour race

Doran Lista enters Sebring 50th Anniversary 12-hour race

Doran Team To Return To American Le Mans Competition; Submits Entry For 50th Anniversary Sebring 12 Hours SEBRING, Fla. (February 23, 2002) -- One of the top privateer teams in American sports car racing will return to racing on the American Le...

Fri 14 Jun 2002
KnightHawk's

KnightHawk's "got the fever" at Le Mans

June 12, 2002 Le Mans, France -- The pace in the KnightHawk paddock has reached a fevered pitch as the team and drivers take to the track this evening for the first time since the Preliminary Practice session in May. Today's on-track activity...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
SCC: 2002 Porsche Cup top fifteen, past winners

SCC: 2002 Porsche Cup top fifteen, past winners

PORSCHE CUP 2002 - TOP 15 FINISHERS Driver/Country Final Points Prize Money 1. Kevin Buckler (USA) 8,575 points $37,000 2. Michael Schrom (USA) 5,375 points $23,000 3. Stephane Ortelli (Monaco) 5,145 points $18,000 4. Randy Pobst ...

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 19 Jun 2002
LMP 675 comes of age in 2002

LMP 675 comes of age in 2002

LMP 675 has traditionally been looked upon as the "junior" class in Le Mans racing, but this year the MG team came close to disproving that stereotype. In spite of the power disadvantage and the narrower tires, the British team showed up just ...

Thu 12 Dec 2002
Buckler, Schrom take one-two 2002 Porsche Cup

Buckler, Schrom take one-two 2002 Porsche Cup

SONOMA, Calif. - Dec. 9, 2002 - It was announced Saturday that Kevin Buckler, team owner and driver for The Racer's Group, and co-driver Michael Schrom of Ghent, NY, took 1-2 in the prestigious 2002 Porsche Cup, an annual award given to the top ...

Mon 17 Jun 2002
Final results

Final results

<pre> Pos No Class Drivers Team Car Lap Gap --- -- ------ ------------------------------- --------------------- --------------- ---- --------- 1. 1 LMP900 Biela Kristensen Pirro ...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
SCC: 2002 Porsche Cup report

SCC: 2002 Porsche Cup report

American Kevin Buckler wins Porsche Cup as world's most successful privateer; U.S. drivers grab unprecedented six of top seven positions. STUTTGART, Germany - December 12 - Kevin Buckler, from Novato, California, is the most successful private...

Thu 13 Jun 2002
Portuguese drivers Chaves and Ramos preview

Portuguese drivers Chaves and Ramos preview

Pedro Matos Chaves and Miguel Ramos are the sole Portuguese drivers in Le Mans. National pair confidante in positive GTS result. The Portuguese pair, Pedro Matos Chaves and Miguel Ramos, will be this years sole Portuguese team defending the ...

Wed 12 Jun 2002
Dick Seidenspinner joins Champion Sports Group

Dick Seidenspinner joins Champion Sports Group

Seidenspinner hired as General Manager by Champion Sports Group. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Monday, June 10, 2002) - Dick Seidenspinner was recently hired as General Manager for Champion Sports Group (CSG). Seidenspinner will oversee CSG's day to day...

Sat 23 Mar 2002
2002 Le Mans Official entry list

2002 Le Mans Official entry list

Official Entry list: LMP 900 1 Audi (Audi Sport Team Joest) 2 Audi (Audi Sport North America) 3 Audi (Audi Sport Team Joest) 4 Riley&Scott (Riley & Scott) 5 Audi (Team Goh) 6 Cadillac (Team Cadillac) 7 Cadillac (Team Cadillac) 9 Dome-Judd ...

Wed 05 Jun 2002
American drivers racing at Le Mans

American drivers racing at Le Mans

23 American drivers to race in 70th 24 Hours of Le Mans. BRASELTON, Ga. (June 1, 2002) -- The 70th running of the world's most famous endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, has attracted entries from 23 American racing drivers. The sports car...

Wed 01 May 2002
Rob Walker - 1917 to 2002

Rob Walker - 1917 to 2002

Rob Walker, eponymous privateer F1 team owner, has died of pneumonia at the age of 84. A member of the walker whisky family, Walker ran his own privateer F1 team between 1958 and 1968, having given up racing himself. He had raced at Le Mans in...

Mon 17 Jun 2002
Porsche takes GT win

Porsche takes GT win

Five Porsches are the only finishers in the GR class at Le Mans; the Racers Group Porsche 911 GT3 Rs completes Le Mans/Daytona sweep. ATLANTA -- June 16 -- The Racers Group Porsche team, based in Sonoma, Calif., completed an amazing week at Le...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
Audi fighting punctures at Le Mans

Audi fighting punctures at Le Mans

At the 70th running of Le Mans, it seems that the only one fast enough to beat Audi in the first four hours has been Team Puncture. Michael Krumm's ...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson tendr? un equipo de CART en el 2003

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson tendr? un equipo de CART en el 2003

Indianápolis, Indiana. (20 de diciembre, 2002) - El ex piloto de Champ Car Stefan Johansson, anunció hoy la formación del American Spirit Team Johansson, una escudería que con dos autos estará participando en el Campeonato Champ Car...

Tue 23 Apr 2002
Guy Smith tests for Bentley

Guy Smith tests for Bentley

Guy Smith begins Bentley testing. Briton Guy Smith begins his duties as official test driver for Team Bentley with a three-day endurance test at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France this. The 27 year old from Hull, who raced for the team at ...

Sat 04 May 2002
Team Ascari secures Dunlop tyres

Team Ascari secures Dunlop tyres

Team Ascari secures partnership with Dunlop Tyres. Bankbury, UK-- 2nd May 2002: Team Ascari has confirmed that Dunlop Tyres has become an official partner for the teams 2002 race programme. With the 24 Hours of Le Mans now the main focus of...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
Le Mans standings after 2 hours

Le Mans standings after 2 hours

Pos No Class Drivers Team Car Laps Gap --- -- ------ ------------------------------- --------------------- --------------- ---- --------- 1. 2 LMP900 Capello Herbert Pescatori ...

Thu 13 Jun 2002
Milka Duno unica mujer en las 24 horas

Milka Duno unica mujer en las 24 horas

Milka Duno unica mujer en las 24 horas de Le Mans. Hay ambiente de fiesta en Francia pero no precisamente por el futbol que embriaga y trasnocha al mundo entero. En el pequeño pueblo de Le Mans - a unas dos horas al sur-oeste de Paris - se ...

Thu 24 Jan 2002
Daytona 24: Ni Amorim to race Rolex 24

Daytona 24: Ni Amorim to race Rolex 24

Ni Amorim, a portuguese driver normally seen at the wheel of ORECA VIPER's (GT2-GTS) or ORECA-CHRYSLER prototypes in the LMP900 class will co-drive Stephane Ortelli and Raymond Dumas in a Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R at the next Rolex...

Mon 17 Jun 2002
Le Mans Standings after 24 hours

Le Mans Standings after 24 hours

<pre> Pos No Class Drivers Team Car Laps Gap --- -- ------ ------------------------------- --------------------- --------------- ---- --------- 1. 1 LMP900 Biela Kristensen Pirro...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
MG dominating LMP675 at Le Mans

MG dominating LMP675 at Le Mans

The "junior" prototype class at Le Mans, LMP675, looks like an MG rout early on in the race. After three hours, the Anthony Reid-Warren Hughes-Jonny Kane ...

Thu 13 Jun 2002
Entry list

Entry list

<pre> Entry List Nº Team Car Drivers Class 1 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi F. Biela/E. Pirro/T. Kristensen LMP 900 2 Audi ...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
Le Mans standings after 11 hours

Le Mans standings after 11 hours

<pre> Pos No Class Drivers Team Car Laps Gap --- -- ------ ------------------------------- --------------------- --------------- ---- --------- 1. 1 LMP900 Biela Kristensen Pirro...

Mon 17 Jun 2002
Le Mans standings after 18 hours

Le Mans standings after 18 hours

Pos No Class Drivers Team Car Laps Gap --- -- ------ ------------------------------- --------------------- --------------- ---- --------- 1. 1 LMP900 Biela Kristensen Pirro ...