From the start, Wilson has appreciated the atmosphere in the Champ Car paddock compared to F1.
Wilson takes great satisfaction from driving a Champ Car and getting tangible results from the effort he puts in. New Website for the Champ Car Molson Grand Prix of TorontoIn a media briefing held in downtown Toronto, Champ Car principal Kevin Kalkhoven, who along with partner Gerry Forsythe, acquired the rights for Toronto's Champ Car event on November 3, confirmed that work on the 2006 Grand Prix of Toronto, which will be held July 7, 8 and 9, was well underway. Johnstone, a former Molson executive, also developed consumer-marketing promotions around the NHL, CFL and Toronto Blue Jays. The Atlantic Series is entering its 33rd year in 2006 and in 15 previous races held in Toronto, a Canadian has finished on the podium each time. The Toronto race is one of three Canadian events on the Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford calendar in 2006. Tickets for the 2006 Molson Grand Prix of Toronto are now on sale with prices remaining the same as in 2005. Sam Michael, Technical Director - "Mark joined Nico for testing in Barcelona today to continue working on the FW27C.
Clear skies in Valencia for Felipe Massa's return to the track, for the first of three days of testing focusing on Bridgestone tire development. BAR Honda started their off-season testing program this morning with Jenson Button setting the pace around the 4.627KM circuit.
NASCAR does NY City - IA NASCAR does NY City - IAs NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion Tony Stewart (No. Stewart met the probationary officers, who are still undergoing training and affectionately dubbed a€?probysa€? by their fellow firefighters.
Witnessing the intensive training exercises at the fire academy and spending time with the burn centera€™s youngest patients provided a day of reflection for NASCARa€™s biggest stars. For Busch, who was the center of attention as the 2004 champion, Tuesdaya€™s trip brought back fond memories of his own Championa€™s Week experience. Victory Lap a thrill for New Yorkers a€¦ Wednesday morninga€™s a€?NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Victory Lap presented by Sprinta€? is the second running of this unique event, which was first staged in 2004. Helton and Johnson join France for March of Dimes luncheon a€¦ NASCAR President Mike Helton and Jimmie Johnson will join NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France at the 22nd Annual Greater New York March of Dimes Sports Luncheon on Wednesday at the Waldorf=Astoria. Paddock, on whether the driver, team or league is most important to a sponsor: a€?The driver gives you a human element.
Agajanian, on increased promotional responsibilities for drivers: a€?They are torn in a lot of ways. Emerson Fittipaldi is the only driver in history to win two Formula One World Championships, two Indianapolis 500s and an Indy Car World Series Championship.
The team continue to run the Cosworth V10 engine in the RB1 until the Ferrari powered 2006 chassis is ready.
Doornbos ended the first day of testing eighth fastest and happy with his new role with the team. The test will focus primarily on matching the cars to the particular characteristics of the Bridgestone tires and building the foundations of strong technical partnerships with the teams for the future. Bridgestone Motorsport Test Operations Manager Kaz Hamamura said: a€?We are very excited about testing this week in Barcelona with Williams and Toyota.
Following this weeka€™s test in Barcelona, Toyota and Williams will join Bridgestonea€™s two current teams, Ferrari and MF1 Racing, at the Spanish circuit of Jerez from December 7. Hamamura concluded: a€?We are really looking forward to working with Toyota and Williams alongside Ferrari and Midland. Ferrari has already started its winter program with tests over the past few weeks at Vallelunga in Italy and the Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain. Krisiloff, 19, ran 14 Busch and Automobile Racing Club of America series races this season with Hendrick, capturing two poles and earning a season's best finish of second at the October ARCA race at Talladega, Ala.
Starting Wednesday September 7, Superstation WGN will shed some light on what it takes to be a part of the premier open-wheel racing series in the United States with the premiere of its new prime-time reality show Race Car Driver. The show has closely followed the exploits of series legend-in-the-making Paul Tracy and his Forsythe Championship Racing teammate Mario Dominguez from the drop of the green flag in Long Beach, and will take viewers beyond Pit Lane and into the minds of everyone involved in the teama€™s quest for another championship. Episodes are broadcast weekly across the USA on Superstation WGN on Wednesday nights at 8pm ET beginning September 7th immediately following a€?Will & Grace" and "Home Improvement" and repeated on Saturday evenings (check local listings). Sam Michael, Technical Director "Today was the first test with our new technical partners, Cosworth and Bridgestone.
Las Vegas has been dropped but Steve Johnson insists the series is still committed to ovals, going forward where they make sense. Steve Johnson reiterated that there are still many major announcements to come in the off-season for Champ Car. Running a restricted-V10 Cosworth powered RB1 with Michelin tires, the team completed 325km of testing, as it began to develop its technology ahead of 2006. Although the teama€™s livery and its 2006 chassis is yet to be revealed, the test gave the team its first chance to experiment with the technical set up of the current RB1 and observe how it handled on the track. Vitantonio Liuzzi completed driving duties today and is set to continue tomorrow, while young American driver Scott Speed will take over for the final day. The new generation Atlantic machines, featuring the Swift 016.a chassis powered by the 300-horsepower Cosworth engines, will return for the 22nd season of Atlantic racing at Road America. The Road America race will represent the 12th and final round of competition for the a€?06 Champ Car Atlantic series, marking the first time in the 33-year history of the championship that the season finale will be held at the storied venue. In 2005, Estonian racer Tonis Kasemets enjoyed a dominant performance while winning the Atlantic race at Road America. If recent history is any indication, next yeara€™s event in Elkhart Lake could also decide which driver will walk away with the series championship and the unique $2 million bonus to help secure a Champ Car ride in 2007. The complete 2006 Champ Car Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama schedule follows below. Atlantic series moves season finale to RAA Atlantic series moves season finale to RAIn keeping with Champ Car's business model, the September 22-24 event at Road America will be a three-day festival of speed with the 750hp Champ Cars being joined at the historic circuit by the new 300hp cars of the new Champ Car Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama.
BMW expands M3 program in the USAA BMW expands M3 program in the USABMW announced today an expansion of its very successful North American M3 racing program. In 2006, two BMW Team PTG M3s will compete in the American Le Mans Series GT2 class, under the new S2 rules. All five of the BMW Team PTG M3s that combined to win 17 of 25 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series GT class races in the last two seasons, including the 2004 Manufacturer, Team and Driver Championships, have been sold to two private teams that will continue to race in that series.


BMW Team PTG will begin testing its new ALMS M3s in January and drivers will be announced in the near future. George Bruggenthies, Road America's president and general manager, declined Monday to discuss financial details that made the deal workable but it's clear that Champ Car management will be forced to undertake more of the financial risk related to staging the event. That falls outside the traditional tourist season in Wisconsin and presents a possible conflict with the Green Bay Packers, the state's first sports love. Through the 1980s and '90s, CART, as it was then known, was the biggest draw at Road America, attracting race-day crowds estimated at 70,000 or more. Bruggenthies said he expected more driver involvement in promoting the event, and the track would shift from print to television to capitalize on an improved TV package Champ Car has assembled with networks CBS and NBC and Speed Channel, a growing cable presence. As the schedule stands, Road America will be the 12th race and the last in the United States on a 15-race schedule that begins April 9 in Long Beach, Calif., and concludes Nov.
Officials in Jackson, Mississippi, finally took action after residents threw a birthday party for a big pothole. Guy tells his friends they are going for a drive to shoot a video, what they don't know is they are going to drive though a garage door! It's quite difficult to find the balance sometimes, but it's even more rewarding when you do.
The 2006 Grand Prix of Toronto will also feature Champ Car's flagship development series, the Champ Car Atlantic Championship." said Kalkhoven. It was a productive day for Mark who managed to cover a race distance mileage in his first day with the V8, and also start some setup work on the Bridgestone tires. Everything must be kept hush-hush to ensure that Champ Car falls off the face of the earth 5 months of the year. On the Tuscan track, Marc Gene was in action, at the wheel of an F2004M fitted with the V8 engine.
The engineers first concentrated on gathering more data on the engine and then conducted a tire test program for Michelin. It was important that we could run the BMW P86 engine in the Sauber chassis at this early stage, in order to integrate all technical systems. The team, along with some of its rivals, are running a restricted version of the V10 powerplant.
McGlynn Racing and Derrike Cope have announced they will run a full NEXTEL Cup schedule in 2006.
Kanaan is in Sao Paulo this week, and tested - alongside former CART rival Cristiano da Matta - in the Stock Car V8 series at Interlagos yesterday. 20 The Home Depot Chevrolet) continued his busy slate of media interviews, appearances and social functions in New York, the rest of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Top 10 drivers arrived in the city and joined Stewart in Tuesdaya€™s activities.
Stewart also participated in a few training exercises, led by FDNY Fitness Instructor, Lieutenant Mike Cacciola. Johnson, who finished fifth in the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup and is attending Championa€™s Week in New York for the fourth consecutive year, will present France with the March of Dimesa€™ Sports Leadership Award. On Thursday, the double drive-thru restaurant chain will give away a car to a deserving member of the Newark, N.J.
Suhy, on competition among manufacturers: a€?In the production world, we benchmark each other regularly.
Even as the press release was winging its way around the world announcing that he will be Red Bull's test and reserve driver in 2006, Doornbos was at Circuit de Catalunya all decked out in Red Bull colors and ready for his first day of running in the RB1 Cosworth. Doornbos ran the V10 with an air restrictor in place while team-mate Christian Klien ran the regular V10 unit. Toyota will complete a four-day test with their TF106, the first phase of their 2006 race car, while Williams will test their interim FW27C car for three days this week. It is like a first date really - we are both excited and a little bit nervous, in a good way! They will conduct a three-day test this week (November 30 a€“ December 2) in Valencia before moving to Jerez on December 7, where they will run for a total of nine days. Obviously some extreme performances can't be reached if you aren't at the top physically and mentally, and at Monza I still was.
I mixed up the tiredness of the moment with the desire to quit racing, and that was an error I still regret. To stay on top, motor racing must remain the number one priority, like a religion and a philosophy of life which comes before anything else: money and family affections.
We have some opportunities maybe in some sports car, there may be some opportunities for him, but right now we don't have a plan for him in our IndyCar (Series) team. We're optimistic heading into '06 with Kyle, as he has shown great potential behind the wheel," said team owner Billy Ballew. The 30-minute show takes fans around the world with the drivers and teams of Champ Car, chronicling every aspect of making a successful a€“ and sometimes not so successful a€“ race weekend. Fans will be able to watch strategies develop, see problems solved, and experience how victories are celebrated as well as how losses are dealt with. The team had a productive first day with Nico Rosberg and Andy Priaulx completing 84 laps between them. Nico and Andy were on driving duties and the cars were on different programs to get through initial systems setup as efficiently as possible. Making its first official outing on the opening day of a three-day test in Barcelona, the team took to the race track as Scuderia Toro Rosso for the very first time.
The team, which scored two podium finishes utilizing a Pontiac power plant in the Mears Motor Coach machine of Mike Borkowski and Paul Mears Jr. The Atlantics will join the 750-horsepower Champ Cars at the classic 4.048-mile road course for a three-day festival of speed, September 22-24 at Road America.
Starting from the pole, Kasemets fought off a challenge from rookie Katherine Legge on the opening lap to become the 20th Atlantic winner at Road America. In each of the last two seasons the battle for the Atlantic title has been decided at the final race of the season. The fastest driver, Klien,A was still using V10 engines but notice how the V8's are already nipping at his heels.
Jarno Trulli was expecting the new engine to be slow, but after his first laps he was relieved. More than 30 of the new Atlantic cars are expected for the season finale which will now take place at Road America.


Begun in 1995, BMW M3s have raced to more than 53 wins in 108 races entered, primarily as a result of the efforts of BMW NA-supported BMW Team PTG.
BMW Team PTG competed in the American Le Mans Series from 1999 through 2001, as well as the 2003 Petit Le Mans. BMW Team PTG will provide technical support and BMW will enhance its privateer contingency program to support this effort. But it does get the event away from other racing events and many other recreational activities. But the open-wheel split of 1996, the rise of NASCAR and a decrease in corporate support led to declining interest in that form of racing.
The series has not ruled out returning to the Vegas market, but the track's departure from the 2006 schedule leaves the June 4 event at the Milwaukee Mile as the only oval race on the circuit. If something dropped at my feet and I couldn't turn it down, I'd probably look at going back. We are committed to making certain that the race maintains its high-profile status in the Toronto market and are confident that we will maximize our consumer marketing outreach for the Toronto event.
Webber covered a total of 74 laps while Rosberg experienced a few technical problems and could only manage a total of 18 laps.
When is the Champ Car rulebook going to mandate that teams publish test times at the end of each day, regardless of where they test or whom they test?
On a day when the track was wet, the Spanish test driver covered a total of 39 laps, five of them on the short version of the track, with the quickest lap completed in a time of 1'32"672. Testing continues at both circuits tomorrow: in Valencia with Felipe Massa and at Mugello with Marc Gene. This is the beginning of the testing season, and there is naturally a lot of work to be done. Former Daytona 500 winner, a veteran of over 400 Cup [actually has 399] series starts, will run the #00 for the team.
A highlight of Tuesdaya€™s a€?NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Championa€™s Week presented by Sprinta€? schedule was a visit to the FDNY New York Fire Academy in Manhattan. The route begins at Rockefeller Center, cutting through Times Square and several side streets before driving up 375 Park Avenue to the finish line in front of NASCARa€™s New York office. The new product line of motorcycles will be available in South and Central America starting in 2006.
Toyota and MF1 Racing will each complete eight days of testing in Jerez, finishing on December 15, while Williams will run for seven days, finishing on December 16. Through the years your brain might become less reactive, but your greater experience helps you.
He remains a friend of our team and a great driver and is well-deserving of some good opportunities.
The weekly show will give fans a better insight of why talent is only a part of what it takes to compete at the top of the motorsport ladder. Nico was able to complete normal timed lap running early on and by the end of afternoon, we were able to perform a short tire program for Bridgestone. In capturing the checkered flag, Kasemets joined an elite list of previous Atlantic race winners at Road America that included Roberto Moreno, Jimmy Vasser, Patrick Carpentier, Alex Barron and Buddy Rice, to name a few.
Dutchman Charles Zwolsman claimed the 2005 series crown over Kasemets in Montreal, while Jon Fogarty won the a€™04 Atlantic title over Ryan Dalziel in the season finale at Laguna Seca. Every lap of BMW Team PTG's previous ALMS success came on Yokohama tires and that relationship will be renewed in 2006. Thankfully, Bloomberg Politics compiled all of them, named some of them, and set it all to the tune of that classic waltz, "The Blue Don-ube." Enjoy! It's not some guy sitting behind a computer dictating how much traction control you're going to have or how much engine braking you're going to have. It's pretty amazing the amount of laptime you can gain sometimes in the setup from just mechanical changes.
Overall exposure value for series sponsors totaled $98,241,635 in 2005, a number that was more than eight million dollars higher than 2003 figures despite the fact that the 2003 season featured 22 telecasts as opposed to this season's 13. The event will be televised live on The Today Show on NBC, where hosts Anne Curry and Al Roker will join in the festivities. Toyota has a completely new car ready for next year a€“ new chassis, V8 engine and of course tires. In BMW's last full season of ALMS competition in 2001, BMW Team PTG won the Grand Prix of Portland and the Petit Le Mans as they combined with BMW Motorsport to dominate the GT class and sweep the Manufacturer, Team and Drivers titles. Curry will ride shotgun in Tony Stewarta€™s show car, while Roker will give the command for drivers to start their engines and begin their memorable ride. The drivers will be treated to front row seats and be honored at halftime of Wednesdaya€™s game against the Detroit Pistons. They hang out with the other drivers and they see that he has such-and-such a deal and they see that as incremental revenue.
The team made its debut Rolex Series campaign in 2004 with Lexus power, scoring two podiums with drivers Oswaldo Negri and Burt Frisselle.
Four Nets fans will be invited courtside to receive an autograph from one of the drivers, 25 fans will receive a NASCAR-licensed Nextel phone and four fans will receive tickets to a 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event at Pocono Raceway. A a€?We have a great working relationship with Lexus and TRD going back to Atlantics, and are looking forward to working with them again next year,a€? said Shank.
Fan viewing areas are setup between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue (on the south side), between 46th Street and 47th Street (on the west side), at Bryant Park between 5th and 6th Avenues and between 47th and 48th (on the east side).
We still have a lot of work to do, but we have a slight idea in which direction we have to go. Already the V8's, just out of the box and not developed to their full potential, are closing on the lap records.



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