NA-F2000: Mid-Ohio schedule and facts

MAIN EVENT: American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series Round 3 of 11 The weekend marks the return of both the American Le Mans Series and the Trans-Am Series to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In addition to both of these events, Mid-Ohio...

MAIN EVENT: American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio
American Le Mans Series Round 3 of 11

The weekend marks the return of both the American Le Mans Series and the Trans-Am Series to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In addition to both of these events, Mid-Ohio will host SCCA SPEED World Challenge, Star Mazda, and Formula Ford 2000.

WHERE: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
7721 Steam Corners Rd.
Lexington, Ohio 44904

WHEN: Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30

PROMOTER: TrueSports, Inc.

SANCTIONING BODY: International Motor Sports Association

RACE LENGTH: Two hours, 45 minutes (timed event)

COURSE: 2.258-mile, 13-turn permanent road course

ALMS RACING CATEGORIES:

Le Mans Prototype (LMP) 900
Features closed-wheel, purpose-built racing chassis and 6.0 liter normally aspirated or 4.0 liter turbocharged engines. Cars may include the Panoz LMP 07s and LMP-1s, Riley & Scott Mk3Cs, Lola B2Ks, Audi R8s, Cadillac/Northstars and Reynard 01Qs.

Le Mans Prototype (LMP) 675
As "little brother" to the larger LMP 900s, the LMP 675s use either 3.4 liter normally aspirated or 2.0 liter turbocharged engines. Common manufacturers include Lola, Reynard and Pilbeam.

Grand Touring Sport (GTS)
The GTS class is comprised of production-based, two-wheel drive open or closed cockpit cars. Machines are limited to 100-liter fuel tanks, six forward gears, 8.0 liter normally aspirated and 4.0 liter turbocharged engines. Cars include Dodge Viper GTS-R/Ts, Chevrolet C5-Rs, Saleen S7Rs, and Ferrari 550 Maranello.

Grand Touring (GT)
GT cars are production-based, two-wheel drive open or closed cockpit cars that use 8.0 liter normally aspirated engines or 4.0 liter turbocharged engines. Cars include BMW M3s, Callaway C-12Rs, Chevrolet Corvette C5-Rs, Ferrari 360 Modenas, and Porsche 911s.

SUPPORT RACES:

Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup
Saturday, June 29, 2002
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(45 laps/101.25 miles)

The Trans-Am Series is North America's longest running road racing series, currently in its 37th season. Cars include Chevrolet Corvettes and Camaros, Ford Mustangs, Panoz Esperantes and Jaguar XKRs.

Sports Car Club of America SPEED World Challenge
Sunday, June 30
GT Race: 8:55 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.; Touring
Race: 11:20 a.m. - 12:10 a.m.
(GT Race: 28 laps/63.224 miles; Touring
Race: 27 laps/60.966 miles)

The SCCA SPEED World Challenge consists of two separate classes, the GT class and the Touring class. The GT class race with 18" wheels with Toyo tires. The GT cars are permitted to have aftermarket body kits and wings. Cars include Porches, Audi s4s, Corvettes, Saleens, Acura NSXs, BMW M3s, and Ferraris.

The Touring class allows naturally aspired engines that can not be larger than 2.8 liters, aftermarket wings, and 17" rims. Touring class cars must have to come in production form and have a back seat. Cars include Hondas, Acuras, Volkswagens, small BMWs, Lexuses, Nissans, Ford SVT Focus', and Mercury Cougars.

Star Mazda
Saturday, June 29
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(45 minute timed race)

In the Star Mazda Series every racer receives the same car. The Formula Mazda is a flat bottom, 1140 lbs., 150 mph, open wheel race car. The engine is a 13b rotary engine that is rev limited to 6,800 rpm. A driver has the opportunity to adjust his car's wings, shocks (two way), anti-sway bars, and brake bias (cockpit controlled).

Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship
Sunday, June 30
10:10 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
(26 laps/58.708 miles)

The Formula Ford 2000 gives younger racers the opportunity to showcase their skills and get used to open wheeled racing. All cars are two cylinder formula cars.

TELEVISION:

American Le Mans Series
Speed Channel (live)
June 30, 2002
2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Eurosport (tape delay)
July 7, 2002
20:00 (Central European Time)

Trans-Am Series
CBS (one hour tape delay)
June 29, 2002
4:00 p.m. (EDT)

SCCA SPEED World Challenge
Speed Channel (tape delay)
July 13, 2002
GT: 8:00 p.m. (EDT)
Touring: 9:00 p.m. (EDT)

Star Mazda
Speed Channel (tape delay)
July 27, 2002
10:30 p.m. (EDT)

RADIO: WXYZ-FM (98.7 - Mansfield)
Will have live coverage of the Trans-Am race on Saturday and ALMS race on Sunday.

ALMS Radio Web (www.americanlemans.com)

TICKETS: Call 1-800-MID-OHIO or 419-884-4000, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or visit www.midohio.com.

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