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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 ...

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...

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 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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Tue 11 Jun 2002
Werner Lupberger looks forward to the 24 Hours

Werner Lupberger looks forward to the 24 Hours

It's that time of year again isn't it? The butterflies are back and so to is the feeling that I will be a part of the greatest race on earth. The Le Mans 24 Hours should never be underestimated because unlike any other race it has so many...

Wed 20 Feb 2002
BGTC: Harlow Motorsport 2002 plans announced

BGTC: Harlow Motorsport 2002 plans announced

Harlow Confirms Ricardo Tie-up Following a highly successful run in the European Le Mans Series last season UK-based Harlow Motorsport has confirmed a return to international competition in 2002 in association with Ricardo plc. The Harlow ...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
Le Mans standings after 13 hours

Le Mans standings after 13 hours

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

Mon 01 Apr 2002
NA-F2000: RACE: CHAMPCAR/CART: FNIPPON: Reynard Motorsport placed in receivership

NA-F2000: RACE: CHAMPCAR/CART: FNIPPON: Reynard Motorsport placed in receivership

28th March 2002 -- Reynard Motorsport has today announced that the company has been placed in receivership with immediate effect. Recent efforts to recapitalise the company did not reach fruition and without further financial investment the...

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 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...

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...

Sun 10 Feb 2002
Knighthawk Racing to run MG Lola at Le Mans, ALMS

Knighthawk Racing to run MG Lola at Le Mans, ALMS

KnightHawk Racing, runner up in the 2001 American Le Mans Series' LMP 675 Championship, announced today that the team has acquired the first MG Lola 675 LMP to be provided to a privateer team by Lola Cars International, the UK based designers and...

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 ...

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...

Mon 22 Jul 2002
SCC: Shane Lewis to drive Winston Cup at The Glen

SCC: Shane Lewis to drive Winston Cup at The Glen

Shane Lewis to race tribute car in Winston Cup at The Glen. CHARLOTTE, Monday, July 22, 2002 - Shane Lewis of Jupiter, Florida announced today that he will compete in the Sirius Satellite Radio at The Glen NASCAR Winston Cup race at Watkins Glen...

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 ...

Sun 17 Mar 2002
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...

Sun 03 Feb 2002
Bentley regroups Le Mans 2002

Bentley regroups Le Mans 2002

Winning Bentley Boys Regroup for Le Mans 2002 New Bentley Engine and 2003 Programme Confirmed Crewe, 30 January 2002.... Bentley Motors confirmed today that the winning line up of Bentley Boys Andy Wallace, Butch Leitzinger and Eric van de Poele...

Thu 20 Jun 2002
Goodyear Racing race recap

Goodyear Racing race recap

Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connell and Oliver Gavin drove the class-winning car, finishing 11th overall. Andy Pilgrim, Franck Freon and Kelly Collins drove the second-place finisher in the GTS class, taking 13th overall. Corvette Racing, which races...

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 ...

Tue 07 May 2002
Preliminary practice The Racer's Group notes

Preliminary practice The Racer's Group notes

The Racer's Group Leads In GT Class At 24 Hours Of Le Mans Preliminary Session. LE MANS, France - May 6, 2002 - The Racer's Group was the fastest car in the GT class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans preliminary testing session on Sunday at the Circuit...

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 ...

Mon 17 Jun 2002
Final results

Final results

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

Tue 07 May 2002
Preliminary practice ALMS teams notes

Preliminary practice ALMS teams notes

Audi, Racers Group teams lead classes in Le Mans testing; 16 American Le Mans Series teams participate in test. LE MANS, France (May 5, 2002) -- American Le Mans Series teams Audi Sport North America and The Racer's Group led their respective ...