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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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,...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
Tom Gloy Racing will field 2002 entry for Ruhlman

Tom Gloy Racing will field 2002 entry for Ruhlman

Randy Ruhlman To Race Under Tom Gloy Racing Banner For 2002 Trans-Am Series MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 6, 2001) -- Tom Gloy Racing and Ruhlman Motorsports announced today Tom Gloy Racing will field an entry for Randy Ruhlman of Greensboro, N.C...

Sat 18 Aug 2001
Road America starting line up

Road America starting line up

Elkhart Lake, Wis. -- The final qualifying positions for Saturday's 25-lap, 101.2-mile Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Cup Round Number 8, at Road America, with starting position, driver, hometown and fast lap with speed. 1. Paul Gentilozzi...

Thu 28 Jun 2001
BFGoodrich Cleveland preview

BFGoodrich Cleveland preview

* Trans-Am Heads To Cleveland - The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich* Tires Cup makes its 11th appearance as the Saturday afternoon feature race at the Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland. For the third time this season, Trans-Am will...

Sun 20 May 2001
Series inks pole award sponsor

Series inks pole award sponsor

Miami - The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup today announced that Motorcity True Performance will be the sponsor of the Pole Award beginning with the upcoming Trans-Am Series 125 at Mosport International Raceway. The total cash award...