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Mon 04 Mar 2002
RACE: Jeff Clinton loses life at HomesteadHeadline

RACE: Jeff Clinton loses life at Homestead

MIAMI (March 1, 2002) - Jeff Clinton, 38, of St. Louis, Missouri, was fatally injured at Homestead-Miami Speedway while practicing for Saturday's Rolex Series sports car race. The Archangel Motorsports driver was entering turn one onto the ...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Sargis dominates FP raceHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Sargis dominates FP race

Steve Sargis won his fourth SCCA National Championship gold medal today, but his first in F Production. He put a bigger engine in his familiar red Triumph Spitfire this year and moved up from G Production, where he has been a fixture at the front...

Sun 15 Dec 2002
RACE: SCCA Enterprises announces new racecarHeadline

RACE: SCCA Enterprises announces new racecar

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (December 12, 2002) -- SCCA Enterprises, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a long-term partnership arrangement with Van Diemen International to design, import...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Weber repeats 1994 HP championship winHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Weber repeats 1994 HP championship win

The final race on Friday at the Valvoline Runoffs had the small MG Midgets, Austin-Healey Sprites, and VW Scirocccos making up the field of H Production. Pole-sitter and 2001 champion Ron Bartell took the green and the lead in the opening lap....

Mon 23 Dec 2002
RACE: 2003 F500 Red Devil SU-F1 introduced

RACE: 2003 F500 Red Devil SU-F1 introduced

BUTTE, Mont. (December 19, 2002) -- Race Cars of the Future has introduced its 2003 Formula 500 racing car, the Red Devil SU-F1. Some of the new technical features of the SU-F1 are: High down force, low drag radiator ducts for optimum ...

Tue 15 Jan 2002
Sandra Leitzinger passes away

Sandra Leitzinger passes away

Sondra Leitzinger, 65, died of a heart attack in her sleep Wednesday at home in State College, PA. She was the wife of Bob Leitzinger, long-time IMSA and SCCA sports car racer, and mother of road-racing star Butch Leitzinger. Karen Kurtz Earl,...

Sun 03 Feb 2002
Gary Longo Relief Fund established by LAC Motorsports

Gary Longo Relief Fund established by LAC Motorsports

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Less than a year ago, Gary Longo was on top of the world. The former U.S. Marine had a full time ride in the newest American Sportscar to challenge the Trans-Am field, he was developing the skills, reputation and relationships...

Wed 01 May 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bob Dorricott, Sr. - 1937 to 2002

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bob Dorricott, Sr. - 1937 to 2002

LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (April 29, 2002) - Bob Dorricott, one of most respected names in North American formula-style, open-wheel racing and two-time Dayton Indy Lights Championship team owner, passed away Friday, April 26, at his family home in...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Stout gets back-to-back FV titleHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Stout gets back-to-back FV title

One of the tightest battles at any SCCA race during a given year is the Formula Vee race. The Valvoline Runoffs left no doubt that these were the best Vee drivers in North America. The forty Vees took the green flag and went into the turn four,...

Sat 21 Sep 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Sports Racers are backHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Sports Racers are back

SCCA's Sports Racing classes are back in a big way. Racers and race teams have ignored these unique racing cars over the past several years, but a new interest, fueled by new car designs and a mix of new and old entrants, has taken over the...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Davis wins GT2 for his 12th titleHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Davis wins GT2 for his 12th title

The GT2 race at the Valvoline Runoffs is always one of the most anticipated by the fans that turn out for the National Championship races. Not necessarily is it for close competition - although that sometimes happens - nor is it for a huge or deep...

RACE: SCCA Valvoline Runoffs: Hagerty wins SSC titleHeadline

RACE: SCCA Valvoline Runoffs: Hagerty wins SSC title

Bill Hagerty of San Diego California won the Showroom Stock C race that opened the second day of the 2002 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs®. Hagerty won his first Sports Car Club of America National Championship in more than twenty tries after putting his...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Heinricy dominates T1 againHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Heinricy dominates T1 again

Touring 1 is the fastest of the Sports Car Club of America's nearly-stock race classes, featuring the American muscle of Chevrolet Corvettes and Dodge Vipers, this year joined by a lone Pontiac Firebird. The T1 National Championship race last...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs:  First year national racer wins ASHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: First year national racer wins AS

Things got crazy from the start of the American Sedan race at the 2002 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs®. Csaba Bujdoso took the lead into the first turn of the race from third place, going inside of both front row starters under braking. Even more...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Spicer repeats as SRF championHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Spicer repeats as SRF champion

Richard Spicer won his second consecutive SCCA National Championship in the Spec Racer Ford class after a race-long battle with Mike Davis. Many of the previous races at this year's Valvoline Runoffs® have featured good competition behind ...

Thu 09 May 2002
SOLO: New race track in Phoenix

SOLO: New race track in Phoenix

New Race , Autocross and Driving Facility for Phoenix. A new facility now under development in Phoenix, Arizona introduces a unique concept in recreational motor sport in North America. Arizona Motorsports Park, located adjacent to Luke Air ...

Tue 17 Sep 2002
WKA: Norway Motorsports Complex race report

WKA: Norway Motorsports Complex race report

SCCA Pro Racing/WKA Constructors Championship breaks record at Norway Motorsports Complex. SHERIDAN, Ill (September 16, 2002) - The SCCA Pro Racing/WKA Constructors Championship completed a record-breaking weekend, at Norway Motorsports Complex,...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Daughtery takes sixth SSB championshipHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Daughtery takes sixth SSB championship

Thirty-eight Showroom Stock B's took the green flag for the second SCCA National Runoffs at Mid-Ohio. Not wasted any time, the drivers were easily going side-by-side bumper-to-bumper on the first lap. Providing plenty of excitement, David Roush...

Mon 18 Feb 2002
RALLY: ProRally: The original VW New Beetle Rally Car

RALLY: ProRally: The original VW New Beetle Rally Car

Widget and RealAutoSport Team Up Again - Challenging for ClubRally National Championship Thousand Oaks, CA and Sand Springs, Oklahoma -- February 14th 2002 -- RealAutoSport, LLC and the Widget Rally Team announced today that the...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Fergus does it again in S2000Headline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Fergus does it again in S2000

The first race of the 2002 Valvoline Runoffs was another runaway Sports 2000 victory for John Fergus, his second in a row and third in the last four years. Fergus pulled away at the start and gradually increased his margin over Hans Peter until...

Wed 06 Mar 2002
RACE: ACRL: Jeff Clinton memorial arrangements

RACE: ACRL: Jeff Clinton memorial arrangements

March 4, 2002, Road Atlanta, GA -- Jeff Clinton, 38, of St. Louis, Missouri, who was fatally injured in a racing incident at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Miami, Florida, will be laid to rest this Wednesday, March 6, 2002. Jeff is survived by his...

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 ...

Wed 09 Jan 2002
RALLY: Team Paradox wins championship, announces plansHeadline

RALLY: Team Paradox wins championship, announces plans

The 2001 SCCA Performance Rally season ended with success for Team Paradox and the RallyRhybuddRacing program. In the Central Division points contest, the Team placed well enough in the ClubRally series to ensure a comfortable margin of victory in...

Thu 03 Jan 2002
RACE: Florida Region Longest Night Moroso results

RACE: Florida Region Longest Night Moroso results

Robinson Motor Sports Spec Racer Wins Longest Night 24-Hour Race Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - December 30, 2001 - Sports Car Club of America's annual Longest Night 24-Hour race was won by Robinson Motor Sports Spec Racer Ford. Driven by Larry...

Fri 26 Jul 2002
IPS: Jeff Tillman to debut in IPS at Michigan

IPS: Jeff Tillman to debut in IPS at Michigan

Sports-car standout Tillman to debut at Michigan. Tillman, Budweiser enter Infiniti Pro Series competition. INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, July 25, 2002 -- SCCA and sports-car standout Jeff Tillman will make his Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series debut...

Tue 13 Aug 2002
Tony Rivera named SCCA Enterprises Technical Director

Tony Rivera named SCCA Enterprises Technical Director

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (August 12, 2002) -- SCCA Enterprises, a for-profit subsidiary of the Sports Car Club of America, Inc., which produces the Spec Racer Ford, has named Tony Rivera its new Technical Director. Rivera replaces Ken Brown, who moves to...

Thu 01 Aug 2002
RACE: Heart attack led to Kasik's fatal accident at Road America

RACE: Heart attack led to Kasik's fatal accident at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (July 30, 2002) - Robert Kasik, 56, of Roscoe, Ill., suffered a heart attack while in his racecar, leading to his fatal accident at Road America Sunday during an SCCA Club Racing National event. Reports have found that Kasik...

Sat 21 Sep 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs:  Goodyear - Keith Lively feature

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Goodyear - Keith Lively feature

Goodyear Team has lively chance in Formula Atlantic LEXINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 18, 2002)-- Keith Lively figures he has some ground to make up. About a car length, as it turns out. When the field takes the green flag for Lively and the...

Thu 25 Apr 2002
SOLO: Scotty White Corvette C5 Birthday Bash report

SOLO: Scotty White Corvette C5 Birthday Bash report

Scotty B. White defeats Supertuners at Corvette C5 Birthday Bash. Teaches C5 enthusiasts fine art of Autocross. PUYALLUP, WA -- Two-time SCCA Pro Solo Champion Scotty B. White demonstrated his autocross prowess during the C5 Birthday Bash at the...

Sat 19 Jan 2002
Tony Ave signs with LAC Motorsports Trans-Am team

Tony Ave signs with LAC Motorsports Trans-Am team

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Tony Ave will drive an LAC Motorsports Panoz Esperante sponsored by Wickes Lumber in the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup for the 2002 season, announces team owner Kerry Alexander. Ave, who brings more than a...

Tue 06 Aug 2002
Pro Racing statement on Gagliardo articles

Pro Racing statement on Gagliardo articles

SCCA PRo Racing statement regarding fatal Gagliardo accident press articles. On May 20, 2001, SCCA Pro Racing suffered a tragic loss when Mike Gagliardo was fatally injured during a Trans-Am Series race at Mosport International Raceway. Since...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Wright Jr. takes GT4 for third national titleHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Wright Jr. takes GT4 for third national title

Wilson Wright Jr. wraps up his third Valvoline Runoffs championship. He did it in a race that kept not only the drivers and corner workers on their toes but also the fans. In a race that saw some bumping, fender-benders and great passes, the ...

Fri 18 Oct 2002
Steve Johnson signs five-year contract extension

Steve Johnson signs five-year contract extension

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (October 16, 2002) -- The Sports Car Club of America, Inc. (SCCA) has announced a five-year contract extension of President and CEO Steve Johnson, meaning the 65,000-member motorsports organization will remain under his...

Sun 03 Feb 2002
Stu Hayner joings Trans-Am team Revolution Motorsports

Stu Hayner joings Trans-Am team Revolution Motorsports

Stu Hayner announced as driver for Revolution Motorsports Hayner to campaign team's primary car in the 2002 Trans-Am Series DETROIT Jan. 25, 2002 - Stu Hayner will drive for Revolution Motorsports in the 2002 Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Oates runs off with T2 raceHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Oates runs off with T2 race

Thomas Oates is one of the drivers who entered several races at the 2002 Valvoline Runoffs and he dominated his first one of the weekend. His Touring 2 Camaro Z28 was on the pole and he got a good launch from the green flag. Second starter T C...

Fri 12 Apr 2002
NA-F2000: RACE: Joe Tesone loses cancer battle

NA-F2000: RACE: Joe Tesone loses cancer battle

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (April 10, 2002)--The Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship is saddened to announce the death of former driver Joe Tesone. Mr. Tesone passed away Tuesday in Wildwood, Pa., at the age of 58. Mr. Tesone had been battling ...