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Tue 22 May 2001
Mosport accident update

Mosport accident update

By Dan Dakin - Motorsport.com BOWMANVILLE, ONT. - One race car driver is dead and a second is in critical condition following a violent crash at a race track in Ontario, Canada. The accident occurred on the 38th lap of Sunday's Trans-Am Series...

Wed 23 May 2001
The life of Michael Gagliardo

The life of Michael Gagliardo

Michael Gagliardo was doing what he loved - racing - when his life came to a tragic end on Sunday, May 20, 2001 in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Gagliardo was competing in his fifth Trans-Am series race at Mosport International Raceway when his...

Sat 03 Mar 2001
Dana Brewer signs with Victoria Motorsports

Dana Brewer signs with Victoria Motorsports

FAR HILLS, New Jersey (Wednesday, February 28, 2001) - Bringing yet another new name to the Trans-Am series, Victoria Motorsports announced today that Dana Brewer, 43, of San Diego, CA, has signed on to contest the 2001 Trans-Am Series. Brewer...

Mon 23 Jul 2001
Soenen Motorsports Sears Point qualifying

Soenen Motorsports Sears Point qualifying

July 20, 2001-Commotion began today around the paddock area of the Sears Point International Raceway, as the beginning of the practice rounds commenced for this weekend's Wine Country 100, a part of the X-Factor Grand Prix of Sonoma. Soenen ...

Mon 21 May 2001
Driver dies in Mosport crash

Driver dies in Mosport crash

Bowmanville, Ontario ( 20 May 2001) - Mike Gagliardo and Gary Longo were involved in a violent crash on lap 38 of today's BFGoodrich Tires, round three event at Mosport International Raceway. Gagliardo was driving for LG Motorsports in the Agri...

Fri 16 Mar 2001
Leighton Reese Racing Sebring preview

Leighton Reese Racing Sebring preview

The combination of Leighton Reese's Banner Racing Team, Canadian driver Kenny Wilden, and the Banner Engineering Corvette have proven to be a formidable combination at Sebring this week. Wilden has been fast in all of the practice sessions and...

Tue 29 May 2001
Gary Longo medical update

Gary Longo medical update

TORONTO, CANADA. -- Twenty-five year old rookie Trans-Am Series Driver Gary Longo, of Chicago, Ill., continues to recover from injuries sustained at Mosport International Raceway while competing in the 125 mile Trans-Am event held on May 19, ...

Thu 24 May 2001
Gary Longo, the racer

Gary Longo, the racer

Gary Longo, 25, is in his first year of racing in the Trans-Am series. And in only his second full season as a racer, he had already shown his talent and ability before the tragic accident in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Longo was racing in a...

Tue 28 Aug 2001
Trans-Am admits error at Mid-Ohio
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Trans-Am admits error at Mid-Ohio

CLEARWATER, Fla. (August 27, 2001) -- The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup has announced that the penalty assessed against defending series champion Brian Simo in Saturday's 100-mile race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was an...

Tue 03 Jul 2001
Soenen Motorsports Cleveland race report

Soenen Motorsports Cleveland race report

(June 30, 2001) After posting an impressive qualifying time on Friday, Stu Hayner (Yorba Linda, CA) was forced to take the green flag from the 30th position rather than the 7th on the starting grid in Saturday's BFGoodrich Tires Cup SCCA Trans Am...

Wed 16 May 2001
Dennis Huth Joins Panoz Motor sports Group

Dennis Huth Joins Panoz Motor sports Group

BRASELTON, Ga. (May 14, 2001) -- Veteran motorsports executive Dennis Huth has joined the Panoz Motor Sports Group in a newly-created dual role that will include becoming President of Professional Sports Car Racing, Inc., as well as involvement...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
RALLY: RACE: SOLO: Eric Prill promoted to Director of Communications, SCCA

RALLY: RACE: SOLO: Eric Prill promoted to Director of Communications, SCCA

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (December 6, 2001) -- The Sports Car Club of America, Inc. has promoted Eric Prill to Director of Communications, expanding his role from the position of Director of Public Relations he has held with subsidiary SCCA Pro Racing®...

Sat 06 Oct 2001
Bell Wins Houston Race, Gentilozzi Crowned Champion

Bell Wins Houston Race, Gentilozzi Crowned Champion

By Mike Stucker - motorsport.com The Houston Trans-Am race was the final race of the season and would decide the championship. Paul Gentilozzi came into the race leading his Jaguar teammate Johnny Miller by 27 points and needed only to...

Tue 19 Jun 2001
Detroit Cinjo Racing tough finish

Detroit Cinjo Racing tough finish

Detroit, Mich, --Tommy Archer was ready to win his team's home race, but he was thwarted by a mechanical failure during Sunday's Trans-Am Series race for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup. The Clinton Township-based team was hoping for a strong finish to...

Sun 19 Aug 2001
Leighton Reese Road America race report

Leighton Reese Road America race report

Elkhart Lake, Wisc: (August 18th, 2001): Leighton Reese, of Minnetonka, MN., and the Banner racing team came to Road America with a plan. Finish strong and earn as many championship points as possible. The plan worked reasonably well as Reese...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
Trans-Am 2002 schedule

Trans-Am 2002 schedule

<pre> 2002 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup Schedule M.com Names Saturday, April 6, Grand Prix of the Americas (with ALMS), Miami, Fla. Miami Sunday, April 14,...

Sat 03 Feb 2001
Victoria Motorsports to debut new Trans-Am chassis

Victoria Motorsports to debut new Trans-Am chassis

FAR HILLS, NJ, (Friday, February 2, 2001) After a winter of quiet development work, Victoria Motorsports Inc. will debut its new Vanquish RS2M chassis at the 2001 Trans-Am Series season opener at Sebring on March 16, Victoria President Frank V.

Wed 07 Mar 2001
Trans-Am Series announces BFGoodrich Tires sponsorship

Trans-Am Series announces BFGoodrich Tires sponsorship

Miami - The Trans-Am Series and the Panoz/Sanchez Group today announced that it has signed BFGoodrich Tires to a three-year deal to be the spec tire for the Trans-Am Series and the presenting sponsor of the Trans-Am Drivers' Championship. The...

Tue 21 Aug 2001
RACE: Mid-Ohio fact sheet

RACE: Mid-Ohio fact sheet

<pre> WHAT: American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series Round Six of Nine The weekend marks the Midwest debut of the American Le Mans Series and the return of the Trans-Am Series to Mid-Ohio Sports Car...

Thu 24 May 2001
Funeral arrangements for Michael Gagliardo

Funeral arrangements for Michael Gagliardo

Michael Gagliardo family: Wife Margaret 'Meg' Burke Gagliardo; son Michael Edmund Gagliardo; daughter Catherine Concetta Gagliardo; mother Concetta Bartilotta Gagliardo; sister Paulette Gagliardo Caffrey. Arrangements for Michael ...

Sun 05 Aug 2001
Tom Gloy Racing, Tommy Bahama test Riley and Scott chassis

Tom Gloy Racing, Tommy Bahama test Riley and Scott chassis

Indianapolis- August 2, 2001 Tom Gloy Racing took delivery of and tested the first new Riley & Scott Mk VIII Trans Am chassis on July 30 and 31 at Button Willow Raceway in California. The Qvale Mangusta-bodied chassis was soon as quick as the ...

Fri 09 Mar 2001
High Tech Performance Trailers Official Trailer of Trans-Am

High Tech Performance Trailers Official Trailer of Trans-Am

Trans-Am Series Names High Tech Performance Trailers Official Trailer Will Be Presenting Sponsor For Owners' Championship; Contingency Posting of $60,000 Cash And Products Miami - The Trans-Am Series and the Panoz/Sanchez Group today ...

Sat 13 Oct 2001
Westward named official tools of Trans-Am

Westward named official tools of Trans-Am

Houston,TX. Oct 7, 2001.The Trans-Am Series has entered into a multi-year marketing partnership agreement with Westward, the exclusive brand of industrial tools developed by Grainger. Grainger is the leading North American provider of maintenance,...

Wed 30 May 2001
Cinjo Viper second at Mosport

Cinjo Viper second at Mosport

Bowmanville, Ont. - Tommy Archer drove the number 36 Cinjo Racing / Motorcity True Performance Viper to a strong second-place finish in Sunday's Trans-Am Series race for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup. But the team's first podium finish was marred by...

Mon 24 Dec 2001
Don Sak forms new team for 2002

Don Sak forms new team for 2002

DETROIT Dec. 12, 2001 -- Don Sak Racing today announced sweeping changes to its long running Trans-Am Series racing team. Sak, who ranks second in all-time number of starts among active drivers, has formed Revolution Motorsports, a new team that...

Sun 19 Aug 2001
Brian Simo Road America race note

Brian Simo Road America race note

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (August 18, 2001) -- The 2001 BFGoodrich Trans-Am Series continued today, in the eighth of eleven races, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Tom Gloy Racing-entered Brian Simo, the 2000 BFGoodrich Tires Cup Trans-Am Champion,...

Thu 16 Aug 2001
Tom Gloy Racing to enter third car at Mid-Ohio

Tom Gloy Racing to enter third car at Mid-Ohio

Tom Gloy Racing To Debut New Trans-Am Chassis With Tony Ave At The Wheel INDIANAPOLIS (August 15, 2001) -- Tom Gloy Racing announced it will enter a third car for the upcoming BFGoodrich Tires Cup Trans-Am race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course...

Thu 18 Jan 2001
BUSCH: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Force receives Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy

BUSCH: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Force receives Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy

POMONA, CA - RIS - For a third time, John Force has been named winner of the Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy as the Driver of the Year by the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association. Force, a ten-time NHRA Funny Car Champion and ...

Mon 24 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Michaelian replaces Pook at Long Beach

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michaelian replaces Pook at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2001) -- Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:DVD), parent company of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, Inc., announced today that Jim Michaelian has been named president and CEO of the organization,...

Fri 31 Aug 2001
Laguna Seca previe

Laguna Seca previe

Monterey Sports Car Championships To Feature American Le Mans, Trans-Am And Historic Imsa Gtp Series At Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. (August 29, 2001) -- Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will host a road racing fan's dream weekend as some of the...

Wed 05 Sep 2001
Huffaker Engineering returns

Huffaker Engineering returns

SONOMA, Calif. (September 5, 2001)-Huffaker Engineering has announced its return to the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup for Round Ten this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Huffaker is no stranger to the Trans-Am series, having ...

Sat 29 Sep 2001
Micheal Lewis, sponsor contribute to relief fund

Micheal Lewis, sponsor contribute to relief fund

Fairfield, NJ (September 27, 2001) - AmeriSuites, the "Preferred Hotel of the Trans-Am Series" and Title Sponsor of the "AmeriSuites Rookie-of-the-Year" Award announced today that the growing hotel chain will donate $100.00 for every lap completed...

Fri 23 Mar 2001
Epic Racing expands beyond Trans-Am Series

Epic Racing expands beyond Trans-Am Series

Coronado, California - New Jersey based FX Racing and Epic Racing of Coronado, California have announced the formation of a partnership to jointly pursue future motorsports opportunities. "Aligning with an established motorsports organization is...

Sun 20 May 2001
Cinjo to arry Banner colors at Mosport

Cinjo to arry Banner colors at Mosport

Bowmanville, Ont. -- Cinjo Racing and Banner Racing will combine forces for round three of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup, scheduled for Sunday afternoon at Mosport International Raceway. Tommy Archer of Duluth, Minn., will carry...

Thu 02 Aug 2001
Dan Miller Portland preview

Dan Miller Portland preview

Portland, Oregon - Tomy Drissi, voted "Most Improved Driver" in 2000, is looking for a strong finish when the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup returns to Portland for the Tommy Bahama 125 on August 3-4. Drissi, who pilots the No.15...

Sun 01 Jul 2001
Cleveland results

Cleveland results

<pre> Cleveland, Ohio -- The results from Saturday's 47-lap, 98.982 mile Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup race number 5, at Burke Lakefront Airport, with finishing position,starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown,...