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Ford North America Motorsports names new director

JAMIE ALLISON NAMED NEW DIRECTOR, FORD NORTH AMERICA MOTORSPORTS DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 18, 2009 -- Jamie Allison, a 22-year Ford veteran with experience in engineering, product planning and marketing, has been named director, Ford North America ...

FF: Series announces 2010 to start in Tucson

FOCUSES KICK OFF 2010 SEASON AT TUCSON; "ROGER McCLUSKEY WESTERN WINTER NATIONALS" NEW YEAR'S DAY USAC's Ford Focus Series will kick off the 2010 racing calendar New Year's Day with the inaugural "Roger McCluskey USAC Ford Focus Western Winter ...

Fontana II: Jamie Mc Murray Happy Hour quotes

Note: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FORD RACING: Ford Racing is 108 years old today. On this date -- Oct. 10, 1901 -- Henry Ford, competing in a race as a driver for the only time, won a highly publicized and well-attended 10-mile event in Grosse Pointe, Mich.

Michigan: Ragan - Ford interview 2009-06-09

This Week in Ford Racing: David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion, will be one of the many NASCAR and NHRA Ford Racing drivers who will visit Ford Motor Company's World Headquarters on Thursday before racing this weekend in ...

Daytona Int'l Speedway news 2009-07-23

Daytona 500 Experience To Be First Venue To Host 'Women In The Winner's Circle' Traveling Exhibit DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., -- Daytona 500 Experience, "The Official Attraction of NASCAR," will be the first venue to host Women In The Winner's Circle, a ...

Meadow Brook Concours news 2009-07-20

Press Release: Countdown Underway to 30th Anniversary Meadow Brook Countdown Underway to 30th Anniversary Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance Weekend * Bloomfield Hills/Birmingham motoring tour kicks off the weekend * Automotive Design Forum ...

Columbus Pruett Memorial preview

YOUNG SET TO DEFEND "PRUETT MEMORIAL" TITLE IN SATURDAY'S JEGS CROWN MIDGET SUPER NATIONALS AT CMS Travis Young of Franklin, Ind. will defend his 2008 victory in the "Alex Pruett Memorial" when the 2009 renewal unfolds Saturday during the "JEGS ...

FF: Series weekly racing news 2009-09-14

FOCUS PAVEMENT NATIONALS AT CMS; JUNIORS AT ROSEVILLE; SWANSON, SIMUNOVICH TAKE KINGS FEATURES, GROAT WINS UTAH FINALE Joe Liguori of Tampa, Fla. will lock up the 2009 USAC Midwest Ford Focus Championship Saturday when he competes in the "JEGS ...

FF: Series 2009 Pavement Nationals news 2009-08-19

2009 FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT NATIONALS SEPTEMBER 19 AT COLUMBUS MOTOR SPEEDWAY USAC Ford Focus participants will compete for the right to have their name emblazoned on the Henry Ford Sweepstakes Trophy September 19, emblematic of the Nationals ...

FF: Columbus series National Finals preview

TYLER NUCKLES CARRIES COLUMBUS BANNER INTO NATIONAL FORD FOCUS FINALS AT CMS Tyler Nuckles will uphold the Columbus, Ohio banner Saturday when he competes for the 2009 USAC National Ford Focus Pavement championship at his family's Columbus Motor ...

Ford final summary

MUSTANG FR500CJ COBRA JET RETURNS TO DRAG RACING WITH A WIN AT NHRA WINTERNATIONALS POMONA, Calif., February 11, 2009 -- They say history often repeats itself, and in the case of the Mustang Cobra Jet, it has. John Calvert, driving the 40th ...

Lyn St. James Foundation news 2008-12-12

Happy Holidays! It's been an exciting 2008 for the Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation. I'm pleased to say that we've accomplished a lot this year. I want to thank all the companies and individuals who have contributed to the Foundation's ...

FF: CP: Season finale news 2008-12-01

BOWMAN WINS NATIONAL FOCUS CROWN; MIILLE PAVEMENT TITLIST Alex Bowman of Tucson, Ariz. captured the 2008 USAC National Ford Focus Championship Thursday night at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, Calif., leading the final 30 laps in his Specialty ...

FF: CP: Irwindale season finale preview

HENRY FORD SWEEPSTAKES TROPHY THURSDAY FORD FOCUS TARGET AT IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY Ian Miille and Alex Bowman have more to shoot for than the 2008 USAC California Pavement Ford Focus Series title Thursday at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, Calif. The ...

Homestead-Miami Speedway news 2008-11-13

Edsel B. Ford Named Grand Marshal for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series-Crowning Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway MIAMI--In an announcement linking motorsports history and its future, Edsel B. Ford II-- great-grandson of Henry Ford and member of the ...

FF: Junior: Series weekly racing news 2008-11-11

BUTCHER WINS JUNIOR FOCUS TITLE; VENTURA SERIES FINALE TO SEAN DODENHOAF Charlie Butcher of Santa Barbara, Calif. is USAC's inaugural Junior Ford Focus Champion. Butcher finished finished third in Saturday night's series finale ...

Roush Fenway, Ford agree to contract extension

FORD RACING AND ROUSH FENWAY AGREE ON MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT DEARBORN, Mich. (Oct. 22, 2008) -- It's 20 NASCAR seasons and counting for Ford and Roush Fenway Racing. The long-time partnership between one of NASCAR's premier race operations and Ford ...

Charlie Henry joins Indiana State University faculty

Charlie Henry Joins the Faculty of Indiana State University Farmington Hills, Michigan -- Charlie Henry, president of Challenger Consulting, has joined the faculty of Indiana State University, in Terre Haute, Indiana. As an Adjunct Professor, ...

DC's "The road to riches?"

THE ROAD TO RICHES? NASCAR Holdings on Thursday announced an agreement to acquire Grand American Road Racing Association. NASCAR Holdings is a legal entity under which Grand-Am, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing and various other ...

FF: Nationals finals set for Irwindale

HENRY FORD SWEEPSTAKES TROPHY GOES TO NOVEMBER 27 IRWINDALE FORD FOCUS WINNER The Henry Ford Sweepstakes Trophy, emblematic of USAC's Ford Focus National Championship, will be presented to the driver who wins the November 27 Ford ...

Women in the Winner's Circle news 2008-07-11

6th Annual Women in the Winner's Circle Luncheon to be Held at IMS July 24 Five Individuals to be Honored for Leadership, Spirit, Pioneering Activities and Providing Opportunities to Women Indianapolis, IN (July 11, 2008) -- The 6th Annual ...

FRT's Davis to retire, Wolfe new director

Brian Wolfe named new director of Ford Racing Technology; Dan Davis to retire Aug. 1 * Brian Wolfe has been named director, Ford Racing Technology. A 26-year Ford veteran, he most recently was director of Ford's Powertrain ...

Series Mid-Ohio round three race notes

Slone Breaks Through for Mid-Ohio Mustang Challenge Win (LEXINGTON, Ohio) 21 June 2008-- The third time turned out to be a charm for Jamie Slone of Tucson, Ariz., in the third round of the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup ...

FF: Roush-Yates to support engine program

ROUSH-YATES ENGINES TO SUPPORT ENGINE PROGRAM FOR USAC FORD FOCUS MIDGET RACING PROGRAM DEARBORN, Mich., (April 23, 2008) -- Roush-Yates Engines will be the new sole authorized engine rebuilder for the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series, as ...

Bristol: Kurt Busch - Friday Dodge interview

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) TALK ABOUT COMING BACK TO BRISTOL WHERE YOU HAVE DONE VERY WELL? "It's always exciting to race Bristol again. To be on top of our game - that's what we want to do and be able to try and put the Miller ...

FF: Series reviewing Ford Focus program

USAC REVIEWING FORD FOCUS PROGRAM; NEW ENGINE SOURCE, OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS PLANNED The United States Auto Club is currently reviewing all aspects of its expanding Ford Focus Midget racing program, which in 2008 is entering its ...

2007 Night of Champions report

KAEDING REPEATS AS STAR OF USAC'S "NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS" CELEBRATION Bud Kaeding and the BK Racing Team stole the spotlight for the second straight year as Champions of USAC's 2007 K & N Silver Crown Championship Series, ...

Bob Tasca III - Ford interview

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 18, 2008 -- For years, the Tasca name has been seen on Ford drag racing cars. Now, a Tasca will be in one. Bob Tasca III, whose grandfather was instrumental in launching Ford's return to professional drag racing over four ...

Ford Wins WRC manufacturers' title

"To win the FIA World Rally Championship, the toughest competition for production-based cars, for a second consecutive season is an achievement of which we are rightly proud. Today we have added another memorable chapter to Ford's great Motorsport ...

Homestead: Rogert Yates - Ford Saturday interview

Robert Yates, owner of the No. 38 and No. 88 Ford Fusions driven by David Gilliland and Ricky Rudd, will officially retire at the end of tomorrow's Ford 400. Yates spoke about his favorite memories and his plans for the future on Saturday ...

Journalist Shav Glick passes away

RESPECTED NEWSPAPER JOURNALIST SHAV GLICK PASSED AWAY EARLY THIS MORNING AFTER A YEAR-LONG BATTLE WITH MELANOMA. I have no more details than the fact that he died peacefully after what had been a very uncomfortable time for a man who had been so ...

FF: Weekly racing news 2007-10-08

FORD FOCUS NATIONALS SUNDAY AT ANDERSON; CALIFORNIA PAVEMENT "SPECIAL EVENT" AT BLYTHE; SWANSON, ROBERTSON TAKE FOCUS "TUNEUPS" Midwest Ford Focus Champion James Robertson and Carolina point leader Tanner Swanson recorded ...

IPS: IRL: Behind The Barriers - Chicagoland

Peak Antifreeze announced today a contest that will see fifteen lucky fans drive a single seat Indy car around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during pole qualifying weekend for the 92nd Indianapolis 500. Consumers 18 and older can enter online at ...

IRL: Detroit Belle Isle GP transportation plan

DETROIT BELLE ISLE GRAND PRIX OFFICIALS UNVEIL TRANSPORTATION PLAN FOR THIS WEEKEND'S EVENT DETROIT, MI (August 27, 2007) -- The message is clear for fans anxious to come down to Belle Isle this weekend and witness the return of world-class ...

RACE: Cindi Luz Portland Rose Cup preview

Local Lux Rekindles Family Tradition in First Rose Cup Appearance Local Brings Dodge Viper Comp. Coupe to the Northwest's Premier Club Event PORTLAND, Ore., May 29, 2007 - This weekend Cindi Lux will live a dream that she and her family have held ...

IRL: Detroit Belle Isle GP staff announced

DETROIT BELLE ISLE GRAND PRIX RELIES ON EXPERIENCED STAFF AS RACE MAKES ITS RETURN TO THE MOTOR CITY DETROIT, MI (May 23, 2007) -- The Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will turn to an experienced and knowledgeable staff of professionals ...

Miller Motorsports Park news 2007-05-17

Miller Motorsports Park Driving School Joins Forces with Ford Racing TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (May 17, 2007) -- The high-performance driving school at Miller Motorsports Park is pleased to announce a far-reaching relationship with one of the ...

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2007-05-14

INDYCAR SERIES NEWS AND NOTES -- May 14, 2007 Today's IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series headlines 1. Road to Indy: Ganassi drivers lament the 500 that got away 2. May offers learning experience for Indy Pro Series drivers 3. Chicago Board of ...

FF: Five year summary

FORD FOCUS 5-YEAR SUMMARY: 293 RACES AT 71 TRACKS IN 22 STATES Ford Focus Midget racing under the United States Auto Club banner is five years old and already it has become one of the most affordable and competitive forms of motorsports in ...

FF: National Championship summary

FACCINTO, SCELZI EARN NATIONAL TITLE, PLACE ON HENRY FORD SWEEPSTAKES TROPHY Michael Faccinto of Hanford, Calif. and the Gary Scelzi Motorsports racing team are the 2006 USAC National Ford Focus racing champions and their names will be ...

FF: National Championship Irwindale preview

NATIONAL FORD FOCUS CHAMPIONSHIP CONCLUDES THURDAY AT IRWINDALE NIC FAAS WINS LEG 1 AT VENTURA Nic Faas of Huntington Beach, Calif. leads the USAC National Ford Focus contingent to Thursday night's championship showdown at ...

Ford - 2006 manufacturers' championship report

"Henry Ford said that the only history that is important is the history we made today. Well, today we are proud to add the latest chapter in Ford's great Motorsport story." - John Fleming, President and CEO Ford of Europe FORD WINS FIA 2006 WORLD ...

FF: National Championships preview

FOCUS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGIN SATURDAY AT VENTURA; CONCLUDE "TURKEY NIGHT" AT IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY The 2006 USAC Ford Focus National Championship opens Saturday at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway with drivers from across the country, ...

HMS names grand marshal, honorary starter for finale

TOP FORD EXECUTIVES TO SERVE AS HONORARY STARTER, GRAND MARSHAL FOR NEXTEL CUP FORD 400 AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 14, 2006) -- Alan Mulally, recently named President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company, ...

FF: Ford Focus Nationals field, venues announced

DRIVERS FROM 21 STATES, CANADA & HOLLAND INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN NOVEMBER FORD FOCUS NATIONALS (Indianapolis, IN) - The USAC Ford Focus Midget Series will crown its second all-divisions national driving champion in 2006, ...

IRL: Indy 500: Pace Car reunion news

INDY 500 PACE CAR REUNION BRINGING CLASSIC AUTOS BACK TO IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 18, 2006 -- Some of the most beautiful automobiles that never drove a competitive lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway -- but still led the field -- will be on ...

Targa Tasmania - Bonnie and Clyde Ford

BONNIE AND CLYDE FORD RECEIVES TARGA FLAG CAR HONOUR It's been over seventy years since notorious partners in crime Bonnie and Clyde were shot down in a stolen 1934 model Ford V8 as they attempted a getaway from Texas lawmen. This year's 15th ...

Petersen/White Lightning guided to success

Words of Automotive Legend Guide Petersen/ White Lightning to ALMS Success Henry Ford - "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." LAS VEGAS, Nev., November 15, 2005 -- It is not ...

FF: This Week in Ford Racing 2005-09-13

This Week in Ford Racing September 13, 2005 USAC Ford Focus Midget Series Forty-one Ford Focus Midget drivers from all over the counrty will compete this weekend in the inaugural USAC Ford Focus National Championship. The quarter -mile dirt ...

FF: This Week in Ford Racing 2005-08-09

This Week in Ford Racing August 9, 2005 USAC Ford Focus Midget Ford Racing unveiled the Henry Ford Championship Trophy today that will be presented annually to the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series National Champion, beginning in ...

FF: National Championship trophy unvieled

FORD RACING UNVEILS HENRY FORD CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY FOR FORD FOCUS NATIONAL CHAMPION DEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford Racing unveiled yesterday the Henry Ford Championship Trophy that will be presented annually to the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series National ...

Ford honours M-Sport

Ford honours M-Sport achievement with Focus rally car Ford of Europe officially recognised M-Sport's record-breaking points scoring feat in the FIA World Rally Championship with a presentation before this weekend's Rally of Turkey. Malcolm ...

AARWBA salutes 2004 winners

The American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) began celebrations for its 50th anniversary tonight in Pomona. More than 300 members of the media, friends, honorees and race fans came to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports ...

100 years of the FIA

2004 marks 100 years of the FIA A brief history of the FIA and motoring & motor sport through the last century. The FIA was born out of racing. Out of the competition between men and machines when all cars were prototypes and roads were designed ...

Pocono II: Ford Saturday morning notes

Edsel Ford, member of the Board of Directors for Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford, toured some Ford team race shops on Wednesday and even though he will not be in attendance at tomorrow's Pennsylvania 500, he will ...

AGT: Goodyear partners with new series

Goodyear official tire supplier for American GT Series AKRON, Ohio (April 2, 2004) -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber company announced today the partnering of Goodyear with the American GT Challenge series. Goodyear has agreed to supply racing tires ...

AGT: AGT names official tire for new series

American GT Challenge Names Goodyear Official Tires Wilton, CT- The American GT Challenge announced today the selection of The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company to supply racing tires and track side support to the series. "With the diverse field we ...

This Week in Racing History (January 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 11 Cobra creator Carroll Shelby born in Leesburg, Texas, USA (1923). January 12 Henry Ford and co-driver Spider Huff set a land speed record at Lake St. Clair, in Michigan, of 91.37 mph in a ...

Former ARCA champion Iggy Katona passed away

TOLEDO OH (12-4-03) Egnatius "Iggy" Katona, the winningest driver in ARCA RE/MAX Series history, died Thursday, December 4 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was 87. Katona, who earned 79 career series wins, also held the all-time series championship ...

This Week in Racing History (October 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 5 Graeme Bailey and Allan Grice drive a Holden Commodore to victory in the James Hardie 1000 at Mount Panarama in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia (1986). October 6 Brabhams finish 1-2, ...