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Tue 04 Feb 2003
Jack Hinkle passed away

Jack Hinkle passed away

Jack Hinkle, 90, Oilman, Car Owner, Driver. Jack B. Hinkle, retired oilman but better known as a former Indy car owner and SCCA driver, passed away in his sleep at his home in Wichita, KS on Friday, January 31, 2003. He was 90 years old. Jack...

Tue 23 Dec 2003
RACE: NASA 25 Hours of ThunderhillHeadline

RACE: NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Seventy-three entrants started the NASA Thunderhill 25 Hour race under a cloudy sky that quickly turned from drizzle into rain, flooding many pit areas leaving little to wonder what the remaining long hours of the endurance race would be ...

Wed 23 Jul 2003
Jerome Zimmermann: 1967 - 2003

Jerome Zimmermann: 1967 - 2003

Jerome Zimmermann, crew chief for RealTime Racing, died today, July 22, in Milwaukee's Froedtert Hospital, as a result of injuries received last Friday, July 18, in a road accident. Zimmermann, 36, of Milwaukee, was en route to work...

Tue 11 Nov 2003
Porsche - Change of North America leadership

Porsche - Change of North America leadership

Change of Leadership at Porsche Motorsport North America; Uwe Brettel Named New President as Alwin Springer Retires Atlanta -- November 10 - Alwin Springer, 60, will hand his position as President of Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) to...

Sun 09 Feb 2003
Mid-Ohio founder Griebling died

Mid-Ohio founder Griebling died

Les Griebling passes away at 78 after brief illness. DUBLIN, Ohio, February 7, 2003 - Les Griebling, founder of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, passed away Thursday afternoon in Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida, ...

Mon 12 May 2003
RALLY: Fatal accident at Ski Sawmill event

RALLY: Fatal accident at Ski Sawmill event

Two observers fatally injured at Ski Sawmill SCCA ClubRally event. MORRIS, Pa. (May 11, 2003) -- The Ski Sawmill Sports Car Club of America-sanctioned ClubRally event in Morris, Pa. was halted Saturday after two observers were fatally injured ...

Fri 23 May 2003
IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundupHeadline

IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundup

INDIANAPOLIS - SportsBusiness Journal held the second annual Open-Wheel Racing Summit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking over the fourth floor Media Center that overlooks the 2.5-mile historic oval's front ...

Sat 06 Sep 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal Straight dedication at Laguna Seca report

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal Straight dedication at Laguna Seca report

Rahal Straight dedicated to racing legend Bobby Rahal MONTEREY, Calif. (September 5, 2003) - Racing legend Bobby Rahal was honored today with naming of the backstraight at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as the "Rahal Straight." Rahal has won more...

Sat 11 Oct 2003
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs Friday morning reportHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs Friday morning report

Hello Isabel, meet Mid-Ohio! After Hurricane Isabel came ashore on Thursday in North Carolina, the fast-moving storm carried heavy rain to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course all night Thursday and into Friday morning. Since Friday marks the switch...

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Stohr D Sports Racers race report

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Stohr D Sports Racers race report

Stohr D Sports Racers do more than sweep runoffs Unprecedented 1-2-3-4-8 finish In one of the most dominant performances ever recorded in Runoff history, Mark Jaremco led a group of Stohr D Sports Racing cars to finish on the top of the podium...

Fri 04 Jul 2003
Briggs S. Cunningham 1907-2003

Briggs S. Cunningham 1907-2003

Briggs Swift Cunningham, 96, a renowned competitor in sports car racing and competitive sailing, died July 2, 2003 at his home in Las Vegas from complications of Alzheimer's disease. From the 1940s to his last race in 1965, Cunningham was a...

Tue 03 Jun 2003
Fri 19 Sep 2003
RACE: Twenty-four drivers set track records at Mid-Ohio

RACE: Twenty-four drivers set track records at Mid-Ohio

Twenty-four classes took to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course today for the third and final day of qualifying at the 40th Valvoline Runoffs. This year, the track was reconfigured from the normal amateur 2.4-mile, 15 turn track to the pro series...

Tue 11 Nov 2003
Richard Matthews ARRC Road Atlanta notes

Richard Matthews ARRC Road Atlanta notes

Braselton, GA November 9, 2003 -- Richard Matthews of Columbia, SC won the highly competitive Club Continental class at the 10th annual running of the American Road Race of Champions (ARRC) November 6-8, 2003 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA. ...

Wed 14 May 2003
RACE: SCCA GT-1 rule change for Trans-Am competition

RACE: SCCA GT-1 rule change for Trans-Am competition

GT-1 competitors to benefit from rule change LANSING, Mich. -- The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich® Tires Cup has modified its engine rules to allow for more participation from GT-1 competitors. The rule legalizes the use of 358-cubic-inch,...

Wed 10 Sep 2003
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Robert Hines preview

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Robert Hines preview

Hines ready to challenge for T-2 Runoffs victory after 2-year sabbatical 8 September 2003: Robert Hines, the 1999 T-2 National Champion and 2000 T-2 Silver Medalist, is ready to contest the 2003 T-2 National Championship. Hines, who finished ...

Wed 22 Jan 2003
ProRally: SCCA to sanction Pikes Peak Hillclimb

ProRally: SCCA to sanction Pikes Peak Hillclimb

Sports Car Club of AmericaÃ’ announces sanction agreement with Pikes Peak Hill Climb Association. TOPEKA, Kan. (January 21, 2003) - The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Educational Museum announced today that...

Sun 05 Jan 2003
BUSCH: IPS: CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: MIS celebrates 35 years of

BUSCH: IPS: CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: MIS celebrates 35 years of

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Racing tradition and continuing innovation are two of the many benchmarks Michigan International Speedway can be proud of as the world-class facility celebrates it's 35th anniversary of racing in 2003. To kick-off the 35th year...

Fri 05 Sep 2003
RACE: Beasley to run Merloy DSR at runoffs

RACE: Beasley to run Merloy DSR at runoffs

WINDHAM, Ohio, Sept. 3 - Just about everyone who follows the SCCA D-Sports Racer division will be anxious to see the brand-new Merloy DSR when it is unloaded from the Merloy Racing transporter at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the SCCA...

Sat 10 May 2003
RACE: 1600: Fran-Am 1600 homologated for SCCA racing

RACE: 1600: Fran-Am 1600 homologated for SCCA racing

Fran-Am 1600 homologated for SCCA racing Effective immediately, Fran-Am 1600 cars are homologated for racing in SCCA. Cars may be entered as Formula -S in regional SCCA events. Drivers must provide their chassis number and have a ...

Thu 03 Jul 2003
Adam Horn named SCCA Pro Racing PR Manager

Adam Horn named SCCA Pro Racing PR Manager

TOPEKA, Kan. (July 2, 2003) -- Adam Horn is the new public relations manager for SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. Horn, 31, brings more than 10 years of experience in sports media relations to SCCA including seven years experience in sports broadcasting. He...

Fri 05 Sep 2003
RACE: Merloy DSR test generates positive feedback

RACE: Merloy DSR test generates positive feedback

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 3 - If the recent two-day test of its brand-new SCCA D-Sports Racer at Sandia Motorsports Park here is any indication, Merloy Racing has a winner. The company's owners - renown engineer Alan Mertens, two-time Indy 500 ...

Fri 04 Apr 2003
RACE: Ray Irwin, new owner Heartland Park

RACE: Ray Irwin, new owner Heartland Park

For many months, there have been a myriad of unanswered questions about the future of Heartland Park Topeka (HPT), located in Topeka, Kan. On April 3, the most important of those questions were answered in a news conference officially announcing...

Wed 17 Sep 2003
Passen joins SCCA Pro Racing staff

Passen joins SCCA Pro Racing staff

TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 16, 2003) -- SCCA Pro Racing has named Shawn Passen as its Technical Manager of Pro Racing. Passen joins the SCCA Pro Racing staff after nearly 10 years of building and racing cars. He began his racing career by crewing for a...

Fri 06 Jun 2003
RACE: C&G Performance wins 12 Hour at the Point

RACE: C&G Performance wins 12 Hour at the Point

C&G Performance raises $6,000 for Meals on Wheels on way to victory In taking the ITB Class victory, the C&G Performance BMW 318 of Allan Ferragonio, Bryan Putt and Gary Schultz displayed the mettle of true endurance racers. Throughout the day,...

Mon 25 Aug 2003
New partnership formed with iCard

New partnership formed with iCard

SCCA partners with iCard to deliver on-site timing & scoring TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 25, 2003) -- The Sports Car Club of America, Inc., and SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. have reached a partnership agreement with SPP Services, LLC to be the exclusive provider...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
SCCA clarifies Trans-Am name

SCCA clarifies Trans-Am name

Clarification from SCCA regarding the Trans-Am name. TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 19, 2003) -- With the announced agreement this week regarding the acquisition of Trans-Am Racing, LLC by Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC, Sports Car Club of America, Inc. has...

Wed 26 Nov 2003
IRP names Director of Racing/Operations

IRP names Director of Racing/Operations

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 24, 2003) -- Indianapolis Raceway Park officials announced today that Mike Myslinski has been named Director of Racing and Operations. Indianapolis Raceway Park is one of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the...

Tue 23 Dec 2003
RACE: NASA: Bullet Performance Thunderhill 25 Hours summary

RACE: NASA: Bullet Performance Thunderhill 25 Hours summary

A news flash from the gang at bullet performance, after a grueling 25 hours (more like 72) the Bullet performance team finished first in class E0 after a stellar performance by all our drivers and crew. We entered our old world challenge car ...

Mon 16 Jun 2003
RACE: George L. Smith fatility at Lime Rock

RACE: George L. Smith fatility at Lime Rock

SCCA driver fatality; George L. Smith involved in single-car incident at Lime Rock Park TOPEKA, Kan. (June 16, 2002) -- George L. Smith, 68, of Troy, N.Y., was pronounced dead Saturday at Sharon Hospital (Sharon, Conn.) following a single-car ...

Thu 25 Sep 2003
RALLY: ProRally: Kurt Spitzer departs end of season

RALLY: ProRally: Kurt Spitzer departs end of season

Spitzner to depart from SCCA Perforamnce Rally position after close of 2003 season. TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 25, 2003) -- The Sports Car Club of America, Inc. announced today that Performance Rally Department Director Kurt Spitzner will leave the ...

Wed 31 Dec 2003
RACE: NASA: Porsche 25 Hours of Thunderhill report

RACE: NASA: Porsche 25 Hours of Thunderhill report

GRE Racing 1-2 Finish at the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Sets World Record for Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Race Car NEWPORT BEACH, CA -- December 22 - In a torrential rain storm, darkness and 71 other competitors, the two-car Porsche team of GRE...

Sat 04 Oct 2003
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: GT2 final race results

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: GT2 final race results

Pos Car Driver Laps Gap Fast lap Status --- --- ------------------------- ---- ------------ ------------ --------------- 1. 46 James Goughary 20 0.000 1:30.216 Active 2. 1 Duane Davis ...

Thu 06 Feb 2003
RACE: CHAMPCAR/CART: Campbell named Laguna Seca General Manager

RACE: CHAMPCAR/CART: Campbell named Laguna Seca General Manager

MONTEREY, Calif. (February 4, 2003) - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca today announced that Gill Campbell, who has been serving as General Manager of the facility on a contract basis since December 2001, was recently made a staff member with a three-year...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Sears Point - Cardinale named Vice President

Sears Point - Cardinale named Vice President

SONOMA, Calif. -- John Cardinale, who has managed Public Relations efforts at Infineon Raceway since 1998, has been named Vice President of Media and Community Relations, raceway officials announced. Cardinale, a 37-year-old San Francisco...

Thu 22 May 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit preview

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit preview

Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal Presents the 2nd Annual Open-Wheel Racing Summit. New York, NY (March 18, 2003) - Corporate sponsors, team owners, league officials, racetrack operators, manufacturers and media executives involved with ...