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Motor racing - 19 Jul 2002
Following today's announcement that the Eurospeedway Lausitz track will not be hosting a German round of the FedEx CART Championship racing series this year, David Grace the Chief Executive of Rockingham Motor Speedway pledged that the British race will go ahead on September 14. The race on the banked 1.5-mile oval track near Corby in Northamptonshire last year attracted over 42,000 spectators to see the fastest motor race in Europe.
Motor racing - 17 Jul 2002
INDIANAPOLIS (July 16, 2002) - Responding not only to the recent influx of drivers and teams from Mexico that are having success in the CART FedEx Championship Series, but also to the businesses and huge crowds that surround the CART events in Mexico, Championship Auto Racing Teams announced its Hispanic Marketing Initiatives over the weekend in Cleveland.
Motor racing - 17 Jul 2002
Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) has been informed by the provisional receiver of EuroSpeedway Lausitz that the FedEx Championship Series race scheduled for Sept. 19 - 21 has been cancelled.
Motor racing - 02 Jul 2002
Queensland has secured its place as Australia's number one event state, winning the rights to host the Australian National Drag Racing Championships at Willowbank for the next three years (2003-2005).
Motor racing - 20 Jun 2002
Following a highly successful Irish debut at Mondello Park last season, Bord Fáilte has announced that sponsorship funding from the International Sports Tourism Initiative is being provided for the second successive staging of the British Touring Car Championships at Mondello Park this weekend, June 22nd - 23rd.
Motor racing - 14 Jun 2002
LE MANS, France (June 13, 2002) - In a move that will fuel the growth of the American Le Mans Series for years to come, the series has renewed and extended its relationship with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), organizer of the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Motor racing - 23 May 2002
The MSA British Rallycross Championship will be re-introduced next year, after the MSA awarded a three-year contract to run the championship to Enterprise AC, the promotional arm of the British Rallycross Drivers Association.
Motor racing - 18 Apr 2002
American Honda subsidiaries Honda Motorcycle and Honda Power Equipment have extended their affiliation with Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) through the 2002 season as the 'Official Motorcycle and Power Equipment' of CART and the CART FedEx Championship Series.
Motor racing - 15 Apr 2002
Officials from Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) and Octagon confirmed today that they have established a worldwide strategic partnership to service CART's growing international needs.
Motor racing - 15 Apr 2002
The FIA is a non-profit federation of motoring organisations and motor sport associations. It is the world-governing body of motor sport responsible for regulating the major international motor sport championships. The FIA does not receive sponsorship from the tobacco industry.
Motor racing - 09 Apr 2002
Rockingham, Britain's first banked high-speed oval racing circuit has appointed Stefanucci and Turner as its American agent. The agency headed by Mr. Brian Turner will primarily assist Rockingham in contact with teams, sponsors and marketers involved with the Fed Ex CART racing series.
Motor racing - 05 Apr 2002
BRASELTON, Ga. (April 4, 2002) -- The American Le Mans Series and Eurosport have signed a multi-year agreement that will continue the relationship between the sports car endurance racing series and the most-distributed television channel in Europe.
Motor racing - 02 Apr 2002
The ASCAR racing series, for powerful V8 American saloons as immortalised by Tom Cruise in 'Days of Thunder', has signed a contract for no less than 100 hours of television airtime on the Motors TV channel, which will be broadcast across Europe. This augments the existing comprehensive package of terrestrial television coverage on Channel 4 in the UK, to give one of the biggest motor sports airtime packages outside of Formula One.
Motor racing - 19 Mar 2002
Taking the first step in establishing the 2003 CART FedEx Championship Series schedule, officials from the City of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc.; (NYSE: MPH) and Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) officially announced today that the CART FedEx Championship Series will be racing in St. Petersburg, Fla. in 2003.
Motor racing - 12 Mar 2002
Bombardier, the world's third-largest manufacturer of civil aircraft, has entered a multi-faceted sponsorship agreement with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indy Racing League that includes naming rights to the Speedway's landmark Pagoda control tower, Speedway officials announced March 12.
Motor racing - 07 Mar 2002
Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) today provided financial guidance for the year ending December 31, 2002.
Motor racing - 05 Mar 2002
Setting the stage for the first super weekend of road racing in one of North America's premier international cities, officials from Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and Raceworks, LLC jointly announced today that the previously announced Grand Prix of the Americas will be run on Oct. 4 - 6 on an all-new circuit through the streets of downtown Miami.
Motor racing - 05 Mar 2002
Reinforcing its commitment to major league open-wheel auto racing in the greater Chicago area, Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) announced today that it will lease Chicago Motor Speedway and internally promote the CART Grand Prix of Chicago at the one-mile oval track on June 30, 2002 (CBS-TV, 3:30 p.m. EDT).
Motor racing - 01 Mar 2002
ESPN International, which was appointed the exclusive worldwide television representative for the Indy Racing League and the Indianapolis 500, has secured greater international distribution for all IRL events for the upcoming season, said Mark Reilly, ESPN's vice president and general manager of international sales.
Motor racing - 21 Feb 2002
The Indy Racing League and Reebok International Ltd. (NYSE:RBK) have formed a multiyear partnership naming Reebok the Official Outfitter of the Indy Racing League.
Motor racing - 24 Jan 2002
The U.S. Formula One Radio Network is bringing the largest auto racing series in the world to U.S. radio beginning March 2002.
Motor racing - 09 Jan 2002
Octagon Worldwide today confirmed that its motorsports division will now bring together all the company’s motorsports interests in terms of venues, events and world series.
Motor racing - 05 Dec 2001
Premier1 Grand Prix, the innovative new motor sport series that will pitch the world’s top soccer clubs into Formula 1 style race track competition, will kick off in March 2003.
Motor racing - 03 Dec 2001
London, UK: 3 December 2001:- Octagon UK has been appointed by Vodafone to create a global marketing communications programme and a series of major events to maximise the company’s sponsorship of the Ferrari Formula One team.
Motor racing - 27 Nov 2001
International Sportsworld Communicators (ISC), the TV and commercial rights holders to the World Rally Championship (WRC), today announced a ground-breaking agreement with Japanese company, Spike Ltd, giving it broadcasting rights to distribute the WRC in Japan, from January 2002.
Motor racing - 22 Nov 2001
Neither the FIA, nor its championships, receive sponsorship from the tobacco industry. However, sponsorship by the tobacco industry of motor sport teams and events has occurred for over thirty years.
Motor racing - 15 Nov 2001
Zurich, 15 November 2001: Premier1 Grand Prix is delighted to announce two more of the top class international football clubs that will be competing in next year’s Premier1 Grand Prix series – an exhilarating new motor sport championship designed to create an exciting high-speed spectacle
Motor racing - 31 Oct 2001
The competition department of the European Commission has informed the four-wheel motor sports regulator, the Fédération Internationale d'Automobile (FIA), and the Formula One companies that it has closed the various anti-trust investigations into certain regulations and commercial arrangements involving that sport.
Motor racing - 30 Oct 2001
LONDON, England, October 30, 2001 - In a move that brings a refreshing brand together with a hot sport, PepsiCo Beverages International (PBI) has partnered its 7UP brand with the BMW WilliamsF1 Team, leading contenders in the Formula One World Championship. Beginning in 2002, 7UP will become part of Formula One's excitement through a multiyear partnership agreement with the BMW Williams F1 Team calling for advertising and promotional activity.
Motor racing - 30 Oct 2001
DETROIT--Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) today announced revenues, expenses, net income and earnings per share for the third quarter ended September 30, 2001.
Motor racing - 18 Oct 2001
Jaguar Racing will no longer participate in the British Formula Three Championship from next season. The team has decided to concentrate all its efforts into Formula One and a new consortium will take over the running of the team.
Motor racing - 18 Oct 2001
Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) and Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: TRK) announced today they have reached a settlement regarding the litigation surrounding the April 29 CART FedEx Championship Series event at Texas Motor Speedway.
Motor racing - 10 Oct 2001
Zurich, 10 October 2001: The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), motor sport's international governing body, has granted provisional approval for the innovative Premier1 Grand Prix racing championship, the new series that will combine top level open-wheel racing with the world's leading football clubs.
Motor racing - 10 Oct 2001
Following on from the enormous success of the television ratings of the V8 Supercars at Bathurst in 2000, Network Ten and TVNZ in New Zealand achieved outstanding increases yet again for one of the biggest sporting events in Australia.
Motor racing - 05 Oct 2001
The Indy Racing League will compete at California Speedway for the first time on Sunday, March 24, 2002, Indy Racing League President and CEO Tony George and California Speedway President Bill Miller announced today.
Motor racing - 28 Sep 2001
The unique sounds, smells and visual sensations that are Champ Car racing will return to the front range of the Rockies in 2002 with the running of the CART Grand Prix of Denver – part of the CART FedEx Championship Series – on the streets surrounding the city's Pepsi Center.
Motor racing - 17 Sep 2001
London – September 17, 2001: Ford for the first time ever Ford are launching an exclusive viral short-film campaign across Europe, promoting 6 humorous 20 second spoofs films based on the forth coming world Rally events.
Motor racing - 14 Sep 2001
The Chevy 500 Indy Racing Northern Light Series event has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. 6, officials from the Indy Racing League and Texas Motor Speedway announced today.
Motor racing - 11 Sep 2001
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has announced a 36-race schedule for the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. For the first time in the 54-year history of NASCAR’s premier series, the schedule will end in the state of Florida.
Motor racing - 06 Sep 2001
The Competition Commission has concluded that the acquisition by Octagon Motorsports Ltd (Octagon) of assets of the British Racing Drivers Club Ltd (BRDC), including a lease over the Silverstone motor racing circuit, is not against the public interest.
Motor racing - 05 Sep 2001
Foster's the Melbourne-based global beer brand - is the new naming rights sponsor of the Australian Grand Prix.
Motor racing - 03 Sep 2001
Britain's fastest ever motor race, the Rockingham 500 Champ Car event, will be shown on BBC2 Grandstand on Sunday 23rd September, the day after the race is run at Rockingham Motor Speedway, near Corby in Northamptonshire.
Motor racing - 03 Sep 2001
INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001 - The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indy Racing League, ABC and ESPN, Inc. have agreed to terms that would extend and expand their partnership through 2007, it was announced today.
Motor racing - 28 Aug 2001
Australian Vee Eight Supercar Company (AVESCO) today announced a five-year television contract that will see Network Ten secure telecast rights to Australia's premier motorsport category V8 Supercars until the end of 2006.
Motor racing - 17 Aug 2001
Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) announced today that racing fans throughout the U.S. will be seeing a lot more domestic television broadcasts of the CART FedEx Championship Series as a result of the television package CART has finalized with the CBS Television Network and Fox Cable Networks Group.
Motor racing - 01 Aug 2001
Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) today announced revenues, expenses, net income and earnings per share for the second quarter ended June 30, 2001.
Motor racing - 03 Jul 2001
Following cancellation of the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (see below), with only two rounds remaining, the Motor Sports Association has cancelled this year's British Rally Championship.
Motor racing - 11 Jun 2001
At a meeting held on Thursday 7 June 2001 The Northern Ireland Motor Club Ltd conceded that the continuing difficulties connected with Foot and Mouth Disease had now forced a decision to cancel the Stena Line Ulster Rally 2001 which was due to run on the first week end in September.
Motor racing - 25 May 2001
The Competition Commission has sent an issues letter to Octagon Motorsports Ltd (Octagon) and the British Racing Drivers Club Ltd (BRDC) as part of its inquiry into the acquisition of certain assets of BRDC by Octagon.
Motor racing - 14 May 2001
Berman Motorsport Group Inc., promoters of the Canadian Formula Ford Championship, and Imperial Oil, makers of Esso brand gasoline, jointly announced today that Esso will supply the 'Official and Spec Fuel' of The Canadian Formula Ford Championship presented by Deringer. Esso’s premium 92 octane fuel will power Canada’s next generation of racing stars at all events on the 2001 and 2002 calendar.
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