SpeedCenter News Archive 2001

  November 4, 2001

Three New Races Featured on 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series Schedule
CART is considering additional dates for the 2002 schedule in the April/May timeframe

  October 28, 2001

de Ferran Clinches Second Consecutive FedEx Series Title
Becomes only fourth driver in history to accomplish feat

October 15, 2001

Tracy Penalized For Actions at Laguna Seca
Fined $50,000, stripped of three points, placed on probation

October 14, 2001

Fernandez Racing Unveils 2002 Plans
Don Halliday has become a partner, Team moves to Lola

October 12, 2001

Vasser Joining Team Rahal
"Jimmy is one of the most versatile drivers in the world"

October 4, 2001

CART Announces New Engine Formula for 2003-2005 Seasons
A maximum 3.5-liter, normally aspirated engine

  September 26, 2001

CART To Return To Denver In 2002
The race agreement is for seven years

September 18, 2001

Nunn Sidelines #66 for England
The #66 is expected to return at Houston with a driver TBD.

September 15, 2001

CART Champion Zanardi in Critical Condition Following Accident at the American Memorial
A CT scan and X-rays revealed no injuries for Tagliani

September 13, 2001

CART Race Weekend to Focus on Tributes to Victims of Tuesday Tragedy

September 10, 2001

CART Sets Out on New Direction For Development System
Consolidates Efforts Behind One Support Series

September 6, 2001

CART Joins Entertainment Expert CIE, Forsythe Racing to Stage Mexico City FedEx Championship Series Event
The largest North American sanction fee in CART history

September 5, 2001

John Lopes Named to Lead CART Racing Operations
He started as a tire carrier

September 1, 2001

CART Announces Marketing Partnership with Shelby Cobra Challenge Senior Racing Series
Will bring some legendary names together for competition

  August 31, 2001

Molson Indy Vancouver Gets The Green Flag
CART AND Molson Agree on Three More Years

August 21, 2001

Gidley Recovering and Expected to Race at Vancouver
Team Target driver eager to get back on track

August 17, 2001

Target Chip Ganassi Racing Announces New Driver For 2002
Kenny Brack will join the four-time series champions

August 16, 2001

CART Announces New TV Deal
Beginning with 2002 season, CART on CBS and Fox Network Channels

  July 18, 2001

Tracy, Takagi on Probation
CART disciplines drivers for incidents in Molson Indy

July 16, 2001

CART and Engine Manufacturers Reach Agreement on Manifold Valve Extenions
All engines to use releif valve extension plate

  June 19, 2001

Memo Gidley to Replace Minassian in Portland
"Super Sub" excited for opportunity

June 12, 2001

de Ferran Paces Sucessful CART Select Test at Michigan
Fastest lap more than 10 mph slower than last year's pole

  May 23, 2001

de Ferran Placed on Probation Following Multiple Infractions at Firestone Firehawk 500
Probation period will run until July 1, 2001

May 7, 2001

Stewart and Vasser to Team with Target Chip Ganassi Racing for 2001 Indianapolis 500
Veteran drivers excited for opportunity to defend Team Target's Indy title

  April 28, 2001

Gugelmin Okay After Collision, Status for Raceday Undetermined
Official diagnosis is severe muscle strain in several areas

April 23, 2001

CART Reorganizes Racing Operations Division
Eliminates positions of President and Vice President of Racing

April 3, 2001

Driven Premiere - April 16, 2001 - Mann's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California
A gallery of the stars and cars as they took to the red carpet

April 3, 2001

Toyota to Become IRL Engine Supplier
TRD to build 3.5-liter normally aspirated engines for 2003

  March 23, 2001

CART News Roundup
Notes and Quotes from Championship Auto Racing Teams

March 3, 2001

CART Names Veteran Racer Chris Kneifel as Chief Steward
"He thinks about racing from a driver's perspective"

March 2, 2001

Dale Coyne Racing and Team PRG form Alliance for 2001 Season
We will be stronger together than apart"

March 1, 2001

Newey Leaves Post as Mo Nunn Racing General Manager
"To pursue new opportunities in the racing business”

  February 21, 2001

CART News Roundup
FedEx Championship Sereis Happenings

February 19, 2001

Inside Arciero Brooke
Images from inside the teams west coast shop.

February 18, 2001

Fernandez Racing Launch - Feb. 14, 2001
Held in Mexico City, Mexico

February 17, 2001

CART Teams Test at Laguna Seca
Summary of team test reports

CART Teams Test at Laguna Seca - Gallery
Assorted gallery of images

February 14, 2001

Andrea Montermini Announces Intention to Start an Italian/Russian CART Team
Goal is to promote young Russian drivers to CART

February 13, 2001

Servia Joins Sigma Autosport
"Sigma is very happy to have Oriol on board and testing successfully"

February 9, 2001

Rio Event Cancelled
City of Rio defaults on contract

February 1, 2001

CART News Roundup
Notes and Quotes from Championship Auto Racing Teams

  January 26, 2001

Testing Roundup January 25-26, 2001
Notes and Quotes

January 24, 2001

Testing News for January 24, 2001
Team Target, Newman/Haas and Zakspeed

January 18, 2001

2001 Sneak Preview Gallery
Some shots from California Speedway

January 18, 2001

New Canadian Race Added to FedEx Championship Series Schedule in 2002
The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on Île Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec

Brooke Racing Team Arciero Debuts in Champ Cars
Driver Max Wilson

January 17, 2001

Reigning Series Champion de Ferran Paces 2001 CART All-Star Team by Capturing Mario Andretti Trophy
Tracy, Fernandez, Andretti and Montoya complete the team

PacWest Racing to Run Toyota Power in 2001
“I don’t think we could have formed a relationship with Toyota at a better time”

Scott Dixon to Drive PacWest Champcar in 2001
“A Champ Car drive has been my goal since day one"

January, 16 2001

Team Rahal Announces 2001 Management Team
"The challenge to our team is to improve as an organization"

January 16, 2001

Memorial Services Saturday for Former CART Team Owner Carl Hogan
"Carl had a keen mind and a tremendous spirit and his passing is a loss for the sport of racing."

January 12, 2001

Patrick Racing Pleased With Gains At Three-Day Sebring Test
"Under the new rules, this was a critical test"

January 11, 2001

Team Motorola Chases Chill in Sebring with Good Test
First Outing with 2001 Honda/Reynard A Success

January 10, 2001

da Matta Pleased With First Day in 2001 Toyota-Lola
"When the first contact with the car is good, it's a very good thing for the future"

Team Motorola: New Places for Experienced Faces Management Line-Up Announced
"The interaction of the group during testing solidified the management decisions"

Team Kool Green Announces New Team Line-up
"I think we've been able to put together a very strong group for both Dario and Paul"

January 9, 2001

January 9, 2001 Sebring Quick Shots
Its time to get testing again in Sebring!

January 8, 2001

Carpentier's First 2001 Test
Smooth return to driving in first off-season test for Canadian driver

January 3, 2001

Tony Cicale Joins Player's Team
Team Player's strengthens its engineering force

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