INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 1999 - Delays in track construction have caused the San Diego Grand Prix Association and the American Le Mans Series to agree to move the scheduled Nov. 7 season finale to Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the same weekend, it was announced today. The San Diego Grand Prix remains on the American Le Mans Series' 2000 schedule, but has been moved from Nov. 5, 2000 to Feb. 27, 2000, becoming the series' season opener. Fans who have purchased advance tickets to the scheduled 1999 San Diego Grand Prix can exchange those tickets for both the 1999 American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Las Vegas and next February's San Diego Grand Prix. Sponsorships and hospitality commitments for the San Diego Grand Prix will be honored at Las Vegas. "We committed to fans, teams, sponsors, manufacturers and television to have an eight-race season and the people at Las Vegas Motor Speedway have assisted the San Diego group and the series in honoring those commitments," said Bill Donaldson, executive director of the American Le Mans Series. "The construction of the circuit at the former Naval Training Center in San Diego cannot be completed in a timely manner and together we have agreed to not take the risk of staging the event there this season." "With track construction still under way, we turn our attention to the inaugural San Diego Grand Prix scheduled for Feb. 27, 2000," said David Mitchell, the San Diego Grand Prix Association's chief executive officer. "We are excited to be the first race of the new millennium, as well as a great warm-up for Sebring. We remain totally committed to bringing the world's premier sports car series to Southern California, the world's largest sports car market." Tickets in Las Vegas may be ordered by calling the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ticket office at (702) 644-4443. Original ticketholders for the event in San Diego should contact the San Diego Grand Prix Association at (619) 233-3278. Entry forms were mailed to competitors today. The Women's Global GT Series season closer also shifts to Las Vegas, as well as other support races on the card. CNBC will televise the American Le Mans Series race live, 4-6 p.m. (ET). The American Le Mans Series Radio Web will air both the American Le Mans Series and Women's Global GT Series events live at www.americanlemans.com. The American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Las Vegas schedule (all times PT):

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 9-9:30 a.m. - Star Mazda Series/Best Western Championship practice 9:45-10:15 a.m. - Sports TOYOTA Championship practice 10:30-11:30 a.m. - American Le Mans Series Prototype, GTS and GT practice 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Star Mazda Series/Best Western Championship practice 1:05-1:35 p.m. - Women's Global GT Series practice 1:50-2:10 p.m. - American Le Mans Series GTS and GT qualifying 2:25-2:45 p.m. - American Le Mans Series Prototype qualifying 3-3:30 p.m. - Women's Global GT Series practice 3:45-4:15 p.m. - Sports TOYOTA Championship practice 4:30-5 p.m. - Star Mazda Series/Best Western Championship practice

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 8:30-9:15 a.m. - Star Mazda Series/Best Western Championship qualifying 9:30-10 a.m. - Sports TOYOTA Championship qualifying 10:15-11:15 a.m. - American Le Mans Series Prototype, GTS and GT practice 11:30-11:50 a.m. - Women's Global GT Series qualifying 12:50-1:10 p.m. - Women's Global GT Series qualifying 1:25-1:45 p.m. - American Le Mans Series GTS and GT qualifying 2-2:20 p.m. - American Le Mans Series Prototype qualifying 3 p.m. - Star Mazda Series/Best Western Championship 45-minute race 4 p.m. - Sports TOYOTA Championship 40-minute race

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7 10-10:30 a.m. -- American Le Mans Series Prototype, GTS and GT warmup 10:45-11 a.m. - Women's Global GT Series warmup Noon - American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Las Vegas 2-hour, 45-minute race 3:15 p.m. - Women's Global GT Series 45-minute race