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Thu 09 Mar 2000
Brian and Mark Simo get to race together at Sebring

Brian and Mark Simo get to race together at Sebring

Twin brothers Brian and Mark Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., will have the rare opportunity to travel to races together this season, when the American Le Mans Series and the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series share five race weekends. The two started ...

Thu 27 Jan 2000
Lou Gigliotti announces new Trans-Am chassis

Lou Gigliotti announces new Trans-Am chassis

WYLIE, Tex. — Lou Gigliotti, president of LG Motorsports and Trans-Am competitor, is nearing completion of the 2000 LG Motorsports Trans-Am chassis, which he will campaign in the 2000 BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series himself, as well as offer...

Fri 11 Aug 2000
Mid-season karting party for Banner Engineering

Mid-season karting party for Banner Engineering

(August 8, 2000) Leighton Reese (Minnetonka, MN) hosted a mid-season party for employees and students of Banner Engineering located in Minneapolis, MN. The party took place at Minnesota's only arrive and drive go karting facility...PRO KART ...

Mon 14 Feb 2000
Willy T. Ribbs returns to Trans-Am

Willy T. Ribbs returns to Trans-Am

FAR HILLS, New Jersey (February 14, 2000) — Willy T. Ribbs, of San Jose, CA., and Frank V. Cioppettini, owner of Far Hills, NJ-based Victoria Motorsports, announced today that Ribbs will contest the 2000 BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series in a...

Wed 29 Mar 2000
John Clagett Named Trans-Am Director

John Clagett Named Trans-Am Director

MIAMI, Fla. -- John Clagett has been named Executive Director of the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series, and will now oversee all marketing and operations functions for North America's longest-running road racing series. Clagett, 42,...

Sat 22 Apr 2000
Charlie Earwood named new New Chief Steward

Charlie Earwood named new New Chief Steward

MIAMI, Fla.—The Panoz/Sanchez Group and SCCA Pro Racing have announced an operational staff change for the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series, naming Charlie Earwood as Chief Steward and Terry Earwood (Charlie's son) as Operating...

Wed 20 Sep 2000
Brian Simo profile

Brian Simo profile

Brian Simo born: Oct. 1, 1959 in Beloit, Wis. residence: Carlsbad, Calif. family: wife Celeste, daughters Savannah and Sawyer pronunciation: SIM o, not SEEM o racing Brian raced motocross from 1971 to 1984, then started SCCA...

Wed 06 Sep 2000
Roush Racing Mustang returns to the Glen

Roush Racing Mustang returns to the Glen

Famous Trans-Am Roush Racing Mustang to Return to the Glen Watkins Glen, New York: Remember the days of Trans-Am at the Glen? They are being relived at the Glen for the annual Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, September 8-10. Now you can see the...

Sat 18 Mar 2000
Sebring Race Results

Sebring Race Results

SEBRING, Fla. - Results from Friday's 27-lap, 99.9-mile BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race at Sebring Internationa Raceway, with finishing position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car, laps and reason out. <pre> 1.

Sun 29 Oct 2000
Cinjo Racing, Archer to Trans-AM

Cinjo Racing, Archer to Trans-AM

Las Vegas, Nevada - Cinjo Racing has officially entered the 2001 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series. Joe Tranchida formed Cinjo Racing Incorporated, based in Clinton Township, Mich., in the summer of 2000, with the goal of competing in the 2001...

Mon 27 Mar 2000
Kerry Alexander gains sponsor for the year

Kerry Alexander gains sponsor for the year

Indianapolis, IN, March 24, 2000 - LAC Motorsports and KMP Inc., announced today the signing of Wickes Inc. (Nasdaq:WIKS) as primary sponsor of the ...

Thu 02 Mar 2000
Frank Cioppettini Confirmed As Third Driver For Victoria Motorsports

Frank Cioppettini Confirmed As Third Driver For Victoria Motorsports

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series veteran Frank Cioppettini will fill the final position for Victoria Motorsports’ 2000 campaign, joining the previously announced Willy T. Ribbs and Stu Hayner in the only three-car ...

Wed 16 Aug 2000
Marybeth Harrison to race at Vancouver Indy

Marybeth Harrison to race at Vancouver Indy

Vancouver, BC -- Local Trans-Am Driver, Marybeth Harrison will be racing in the SCCBC Invitational Sportscar Race at the Molson Indy Vancouver this Labour Day Weekend driving the ...

Sun 29 Oct 2000
Riley-Scott to debut 2001 chassis

Riley-Scott to debut 2001 chassis

Indianapolis, October 27,2000...Riley & Scott is set to introduce a new generation Trans-Am chassis, the Mk VIII, for 2001, following the first major redesign of the most successful chassis in the history of the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series. ...

Mon 12 Jun 2000
SoenenMotorsports/Chris Neville take on Detroit

SoenenMotorsports/Chris Neville take on Detroit

LIVONIA, MICHIGAN (June 12, 2000) - When Soenen Motorsports first announced it would enter the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series this year, many of racing's insiders discounted the impact of a brand new team competing in America's most competitive...

Wed 19 Jan 2000
Tom Gloy and Bruce Barkelew Join Forces For 2000

Tom Gloy and Bruce Barkelew Join Forces For 2000

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Former Trans-Am Series Champion Tom Gloy and RaceWerX owner Bruce Barkelew have joined their two teams to create a Trans-Am Series powerhouse for the 2000 season and beyond. The new team, Gloy-RaceWerX, will ...

Tue 07 Nov 2000
Brian Simo Trans-Am champion

Brian Simo Trans-Am champion

Brian Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., won his first BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series championship on his home track at the inaugural Grand Prix of San Diego. His team, Huffaker/Qvale Motorsports, won its first series owner championship. Simo...

Tue 09 May 2000
Bill Skibbe, Carla Heath Named co-Chiefs of Timing and Scoring

Bill Skibbe, Carla Heath Named co-Chiefs of Timing and Scoring

MIAMI, Fla.—The Panoz/Sanchez Group and SCCA Pro Racing have announced the addition of Bill Skibbe and Carla Heath as co-Chiefs of Timing and Scoring for the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series. Both Skibbe and Heath currently work...

Wed 19 Apr 2000
Marybeth Harrison''s First Test a Success

Marybeth Harrison''s First Test a Success

Summit Point Raceway, VA. - A late start but a great start to the season for new Trans-Am team Glacier Bear Racing and driver Marybeth Harrison who completed her first two days of testing prior to competing in the GT1 class at Summit Point...

Sat 12 Feb 2000
SBRS: Sebring Schedule

SBRS: Sebring Schedule

Superflo 12 Hours at Sebring Presented by Dodge Sebring International Raceway / Sebring, FL March 13 - 19, 2000 Event Schedule Monday, March 13, 2000 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Non-SPORTS CAR Sanctioned Test Day for American Le Mans Series and Motorola...

Fri 26 May 2000
Tommy Bahama, Brian Simo and Huffaker/Qvale Mosport

Tommy Bahama, Brian Simo and Huffaker/Qvale Mosport

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (May 19, 2000) - Brian Simo, winner of last year's BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race at Mosport International Raceway, took the Huffaker/Qvale Tommy Bahama Qvale Mangusta into the winner's circle at the first...

Sun 02 Apr 2000
Charlotte Chris Neville Race Report

Charlotte Chris Neville Race Report

Charlotte, NC .... Putting the pedal to the metal, Chris Neville powered his Soenen Motorsports Ford Mustang to a fourth place finish at the Grand Prix of Charlotte at Lowes Motor Speedway, Round 2 of the BF Goodrich -Tires Trans Am ...

Wed 04 Oct 2000
IRL: Washington DC Motorsports Expo adds to driver appearance schedule

IRL: Washington DC Motorsports Expo adds to driver appearance schedule

Herndon, VA (October 2, 2000) - Four more drivers have confirmed personal appearances at the Washington, D.C. Motorsports Expo, held December 8-10, 2000 at the Capital Expo Center in Chantilly, VA. The three-day show will feature a manufacturers...

Fri 11 Feb 2000
Panoz-Sanchez Group Acquire Rights to Trans-Am

Panoz-Sanchez Group Acquire Rights to Trans-Am

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.-In a move that will assure the future success of the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series, SCCA Pro Racing, Ltd. has completed an agreement to assign the rights for the series and the Trans-Am trademark to the newly-formed...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
2001 Trans-Am Series schedule

2001 Trans-Am Series schedule

The 2001 Trans-Am Series Schedule: <pre> March 16 Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring (with ALMS) April 8 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (with CART) May 20 Mosport Park (Feature) June 16 Tenneco Automotive Grand...

Mon 28 Feb 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Long Beach Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Field Announced

CHAMPCAR/CART: Long Beach Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Field Announced

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2000) -- Major stars from film, television and sports are set to face off in the world's longest-running, most successful celebrity auto racing event. Toyota Motorsports today announced one of its most exciting...

Wed 29 Mar 2000
Charlotte schedule of events.

Charlotte schedule of events.

EVENT SCHEDULE FOR ALMS GRAND PRIX OF CHARLOTTE American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Charlotte Lowe's Motor Speedway / Charlotte, NC March 30 - April 1, 2000 Event Schedule Wednesday, March 29, 2000 8:00 am - 5:00 pm SPORTS CAR Sanctioned...

Tue 04 Jan 2000
Don Sak Switches to Corvette for 2000

Don Sak Switches to Corvette for 2000

SAK SWITCHES TO A CORVETTE FOR 2000 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Long-time BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series driver Don Sak, of West Bloomfield, Mich., will have a new look in 2000 as he trades his familiar Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme for a ...

Fri 27 Oct 2000
Linda Pobst to race in finale at San Degio

Linda Pobst to race in finale at San Degio

(October 25, 2000) Victoria Motorsports, and team owner Frank Cioppettini, are thrilled to announce that Linda Pobst (Melbourne, FL) will be driving the ...

Tue 19 Sep 2000
Simo's announce a new racer

Simo's announce a new racer

Brian and Celeste Simo announce the birth of their second daughter, Sawyer, born at 8:30 pm Sept. 13. The 8-pound 3-ounce girl is sister to Savannah. Brian drives the No. 88 Tommy Bahama Qvale Mangusta in the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series.

Fri 13 Oct 2000
Laguna Seca preview, season review

Laguna Seca preview, season review

What: The BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series enters Round 10 of its 35th season here as part of the GlobalCenter Sports Car Championships. This weekend's BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am race, will be the 389th in Trans-Am Series history. Television: ...

Wed 12 Apr 2000
Huffaker/Qvale, Tommy Bahama and Brian Simo head to Long Beach

Huffaker/Qvale, Tommy Bahama and Brian Simo head to Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 11, 2000) Brian Simo has guided the Tommy Bahama-sponsored Huffaker/Qvale Motorsports Qvale Mangusta into the winner's circle at both previous BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series 2000 races, and hopes to continue that ...

Mon 31 Jan 2000
Rocketsports to Race Jaguar XKR

Rocketsports to Race Jaguar XKR

LANSING, Mich. - Two-time Trans-Am champion Paul Gentilozzi will campaign a Jaguar XKR in the 2000 BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series. A Jaguar product last raced in Trans-Am competition in 1981 and previously captured the Trans-Am ...

Fri 26 May 2000
SCCA Trans-Am Long Beach Decision Stands

SCCA Trans-Am Long Beach Decision Stands

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.- May 25, 2000 - SCCA Pro Racing has determined that the Court of Appeal findings regarding the April 16 Johnson Controls 100 presented by Simple Green BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race in Long Beach, Calif., are final and...

Wed 22 Mar 2000
Chris Neville Sebring Race Report

Chris Neville Sebring Race Report

Sebring, Florida ... Piloting his brand new Soenen Motorsports Ford Mustang, top-ranked driver Chris Neville deftly drove his way to a second place finish in the BF Goodrich Tires Series season opener. Gridded in 5th, Neville thundered off the...

Wed 23 Feb 2000
Glacier Bear Racing Fields Marybeth Harrison in 2000

Glacier Bear Racing Fields Marybeth Harrison in 2000

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Marybeth Harrison, of Vancouver, B.C., is slated to be the first female driver in the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series since 1994, piloting the No. 07 Chevrolet Corvette for Glacier Bear Racing. Glacier Bear ...