Mosport: KnightHawk preview

Knighthawk reunion at Mosport. August 16, 2002 Englewood, CO -- Mel Hawkins, KnightHawk co-owner and driver, will reunite with his partner Steve Knight for the mail2web.com Grand Prix of Mosport at Mosport International Raceway in Ontario,...

Knighthawk reunion at Mosport.

August 16, 2002 Englewood, CO -- Mel Hawkins, KnightHawk co-owner and driver, will reunite with his partner Steve Knight for the mail2web.com Grand Prix of Mosport at Mosport International Raceway in Ontario, Canada, August 16-18, 2002. Also reuniting with the popular LMP 675 team for the 7th round of the American Le Mans Series will be the duo's 2001 season racing partner -- Claudia Huertgen.

Huertgen not only ran with the KnightHawk squad in the 2001 season with their Lola B2K/40 Nissan, she holds the Qualifying Record at Mosport for the 675 class. As Huertgen has been selected by the team to qualify for this weekend's race, it will be interesting to see the times she posts in their new #11 DNTLWorks MG Lola 675 LMP -- a considerably faster car that the team's model last year.

This will be the second of three ALMS races this season that will be televised live by NBC Sports. The live broadcast will kick-off on Sunday, August 18 at 2:00 pm EDT. The race can also be followed live on the American Le Mans Series Radio web at www. americanlemans.com.

After a string of bad luck in the past few races, the team is hopeful for a good showing with this race. The team remains 2nd in Team Championship points and with a win could possibly move to 1st.

"We're looking forward to Mosport with its high speed sections and great passing opportunities," says Knight. "Given that we did a pre-race test here earlier in the week, we should be ready with a proper set-up and hopefully quick times. I look forward to having both Mel and Claudia back in the car with me!"

The 2-hour 45-minute timed event on the 2.459-mile, 10-turn circuit will begin Sunday, August 18 at 1:00pm EDT. The series will conduct a 2-hour Sanctioned ALMS Test Session on Friday, with Practice and Qualifying Sessions on Saturday.

Additional information on KnightHawk Racing can be garnered by visiting www.knighthawkracing.com.

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