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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...

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 23 Oct 2002
Tue 15 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Racing veteran Dykstra joins CART staff

CHAMPCAR/CART: Racing veteran Dykstra joins CART staff

DETROIT (January 11, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. announced Friday that veteran racing engineer Lee Dykstra has joined the company as Director of Technology and Competition. Dykstra begins his responsibilities immediately and ...

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...

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...

Sun 21 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crashHeadline

BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crash

Birmingham, AL - Jack Roush's private plane crashed late Friday into a lake near Troy, Alabama. Roush was airlifted to University Hospital in Birmingham. His condition is critical, but stable at this time. Roush owns the Winston cup teams of...

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...

Wed 30 Oct 2002
2002 Awards Banquet summary

2002 Awards Banquet summary

GREENSBORO, N.C. (October 28, 2002) -- Champion Boris Said and the ACS Express Racing Team topped a lengthy list of those receiving awards as the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup held its annual awards banquet Monday night at the ...

Mon 29 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush press conference

BUSCH: Jack Roush press conference

Jack Roush, car owner for Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, held his first press conference since being injured in a plane crash last week in Troy, AL. He conducted the Q&A session via teleconference from the UAB Medical...

Mon 22 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush medical update

BUSCH: Jack Roush medical update

Motorsport.com learned at 12:55 p.m. (EDT) from the University of Alabama Birmingham Trauma Center that Jack Roush has been upgraded to serious condition. Following is the statement issued this morning from Roush Racing. Geoff Smith, president...

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 12 Sep 2002
Dennis Huth no longer President of Trans-Am Series

Dennis Huth no longer President of Trans-Am Series

BRASELTON, Ga. (September 12, 2002) -- Dennis Huth, who has been President of the Trans-Am Series since May of 2001, is no longer affiliated with the organization. Scott Atherton, President and COO of the Panoz Motor Sports Group, said that...

Sat 26 Oct 2002
Virginia (VIR): Revolution Motorsports preview

Virginia (VIR): Revolution Motorsports preview

Revolution Motorsports looks to cap successful season with a win at VIR. Stu Hayner ready to collect first win of 2002. Alton, Va.  October 25, 2002  Looking to cap off a terrific season with a win, the Revolution Motorsports team heads to ...

Thu 25 Apr 2002
Ford Racing - Trans-Am contingency program

Ford Racing - Trans-Am contingency program

Ford Racing Technology to offer contingency program during 2002 Trans-Am campaign. CLEARWATER, Fla. (April 24, 2002) -- Ford Motor Company and the Trans-Am Series have entered into an agreement making Ford Racing Technology a contingency sponsor...

Fri 10 May 2002
NA-F2000: VIR Speedfest announces sponsor

NA-F2000: VIR Speedfest announces sponsor

Justin Bell GT Motorsports Experience to be Presenting Sponsor of VIR Speedfest. Alton, Va. Officials of VIRginia International Raceway announced today that the Justin Bell GT Motorsports Experience will be the presenting sponsor for the VIR ...

Thu 08 Aug 2002
AutoCon Racing Team - Trois-Rivieres TransAm weekend

AutoCon Racing Team - Trois-Rivieres TransAm weekend

AutoCon Racing Team On the Road and Hard at Work. David Steele, Joe Geldert, Tim Flickinger, and truck driver Willie Esteb have just finished up another long hard day working Michael Lewis' AmeriSuites Jaguar and have finally settled down in...

Sat 19 Jan 2002
SCCA Trans-Am TV package announced

SCCA Trans-Am TV package announced

CLEARWATER, Fla. (January 17, 2002) -- For the second consecutive year, CBS Sports will air three of the 12 events which comprise the 2002 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup. The announcement was made today by Rob Correa, Senior Vice ...

Sat 05 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami sound machine or exotic race engine

CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami sound machine or exotic race engine

MIAMI (October 4, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams and the American Le Mans Series have teamed up with the Trans Am Series to bring professional automobile racing back to the streets of Miami in Sunday's Grand Prix Americas. Bayfront Park,...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
IRL: Max Jones joins Cheever Racing as General Manager

IRL: Max Jones joins Cheever Racing as General Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 16, 2002) - Max Jones, who has won numerous races and championships as a team manager for Roush Racing, has joined Red Bull Cheever Racing as general manager, owner and driver Eddie Cheever Jr. announced today. As...

Thu 16 May 2002
Gary Longo plans Mosport visit

Gary Longo plans Mosport visit

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Gary Longo, who was critically injured in a racing accident during the 2001 Trans Am 125 at Mosport International Raceway, will return to the famed road course this weekend for an important part of his lengthy recovery from a ...

Mon 07 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami: Pook, Martinez press conference, part I

CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami: Pook, Martinez press conference, part I

An Interview with Chris Pook and Chuck Martinez Part 1 of 2 Adam Saal: Tough act to follow as we congratulate Cristiano da Matta. However, a highlight of the year for us is a brand-new event, Grand Prix Americas, that we put together in a ...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
Said nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

Said nominated for AARWBA All-American Team

Trans-Am Series Champion Said nominated to 2002 AARWBA All-America Team. CLEARWATER, Fla. (November 27, 2002) -- Boris Said, winner of the 2002 BFGoodrich Tires Cup as Trans-Am Series driving champion, has been nominated to the 12-member 2002...