<pre> WHAT: American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series Round Six of Nine The weekend marks the Midwest debut of the American Le Mans Series and the return of the Trans-Am Series to Mid-Ohio Sports Car...
WHAT: American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series Round Six of Nine
The weekend marks the Midwest debut of the American Le Mans Series and the return of the Trans-Am Series to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The two series compliment a Neohio Region SCCA National, featuring eight SCCA Club Racing point battles previewing the year-end Valvoline Runoffs® national championship event.
WHERE: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 7721 Steam Corners Rd. Lexington, Ohio 44904
WHEN: Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26
PROMOTER: TrueSports, Inc.
SANCTIONING BODY: Professional Sports Car Racing, Inc.
RACE LENGTH: Two hours, 45 minutes (timed event)
COURSE: 2.258-mile, 13-turn permanent road course
Le Mans Prototype (LMP) 900
CATEGORIES: Features closed-wheel, purpose-built racing chassis and 6.0 liter normally aspirated or 4.0 liter turbocharged engines. Cars 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 Porsche 911 Turbos.
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 and Porsche 911s.
SUPPORT RACES: Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup Saturday, Aug. 25 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (45 laps/101.25 miles)
The Trans-Am Series is North America's longest running road racing series and the Mid-Ohio race will be number 401 in its 36-year history. Cars include Chevrolet Corvettes and Camaros, Ford Mustangs, Panoz Esperantes and Jaguar XKRs.
Neohio Region SCCA National Sunday, Aug. 26 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eight Races)
Competitors battle in SCCA Club Racing Nationals to earn points-based berths to the season-ending National Championship Valvoline Runoffs® at Mid-Ohio. The August 26 races will serve as one the last chances to collect points for the Runoffs and will offer a great preview of the event.
PROFESSIONAL American Le Mans Series TRACK RECORDS: All records to be set.
Trans-Am Series Tom Kendall (06/97) 1:22.527/98.149 mph
TELEVISION: American Le Mans Series NBC Sports (live) August 25, 2001 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Eurosport (tape delay) September 9, 2001 23:15 (Central European Time)
Trans-Am Series Speedvision (tape delay) September 1, 2001 5:00 p.m
RADIO: WXYZ-FM (98.7 - Mansfield) Will cover live action throughout the weekend.
American Le Mans Series Radio Web (live) 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.