SPORTSCARFAX, Vol. 2, No. 23 10 October, 1997 NAPA AUTO PARTS SEBRING OCTOBERFEST (October 15-18) -- TELEVISION COVERAGE-- Listed below are the scheduled broadcast times for the NAPA Auto Parts Sebring Octoberfest: FIA GT Championship...

SPORTSCARFAX, Vol. 2, No. 23

10 October, 1997

NAPA AUTO PARTS SEBRING OCTOBERFEST (October 15-18) -- TELEVISION COVERAGE-- Listed below are the scheduled broadcast times for the NAPA Auto Parts Sebring Octoberfest: FIA GT Championship FOX Sports Net, 11/2, 3:00 pm Exxon World SportsCar Championship Speedvision, 10/20, 9:00 pm Speedvision, 10/21, 1:00 am Speedvision, 10/24, 1:00 pm FOX Sports Net, 11/12, Motor Sports Hour by Chevrolet Exxon Supreme GT Series Presented by Virgin Interactive Speedvision, 10/22, 9:00 pm Speedvision, 10/23, 1:00 am FOX Sports Net, 11/26, Motor Sports Hour by Chevrolet SPEEDVISION Cup for Stock SportsCars Speedvision, 10/25, 1:00 pm Speedvision, 10/25, 9:00 pm Speedvision,10/26, 1:00 am Speedvision, 10/31, 1:00 pm Black Magic Pro Series Speedvision, 10/25, 4:00 pm Speedvision, 10/26, 11:00 pm Speedvision, 11/8, 2:00 pm Speedvision, 11/8, 10:00 pm Speedvision, 11/9, 2:00 am All times shown are eastern and subject to change.

PRE-RACE TESTING -- Sat, 10/11: Private Test Day Sun, 10/12: Open Test for all except those who tested on Saturday. Cost: $5,000 per two-car team Mon, 10/13: Open Test Day for SportsCar teams. 9:00am-5:00pm. Cost: $500 per team, or $900 for both Mon & Tues. Tues, 10/14: Open Test Day for SportsCar teams. 9:00am-5:00pm. Cost: $500 per team, or $900 for both Mon & Tues. CONTACT: Sebring International Raceway (941) 655-1442.

VISA SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE (October 24-26)-- TELEVISION COVERAGE-- Listed below are the scheduled broadcast times for the VISA Sports Car Championships Presented by PORSCHE: FIA GT Championship FOX Sports Net, 11/7, 7:00 pm (in each region) Exxon World SportsCar Championship Speedvision, 10/26, 6:30 pm, LIVE Speedvision, 10/27, 1:00 am Speedvision, 10/27, 1:00 pm FOX Sports Net 12/3 Motor Sports Hour by Chevrolet Exxon Supreme GT Series Presented by Virgin Interactive Speedvision, 11/1, 1:00 pm Speedvision, 11/1, 9:00 pm Speedvision, 11/2, 1:00 am Speedvision, 11/3, 1:00 pm Speedvision, 11/7, 1:00 pm FOX Sports Net, 11/25, 12:30 pm (Pacific Time) LIVE All times shown are eastern and subject to change.

SPORTSCAR ACROSS AMERICA -- Following the Sebring race, many of the SportsCar and FIA teams are forming a Caravan to traverse the 2,906 miles to Laguna Seca. Plans are in the works for the Caravan to make a couple stops at Planet Hollywood locations: Phoenix (Tuesday morning) and Los Angeles (Tuesday evening). Details will be made available at Sebring.

PRE-RACE TESTING -- Thursday, October 23, 8:00am-3:30pm.is a Test Day at Laguna Seca open to all SportsCar teams. Cost is $400 per car and egistration is at the Race Information building. Payment can be made with VISA, company check or cash.

LAS VEGAS TELEVISION The Exxon World SportsCar Championship and Exxon Supreme GT events from Las Vegas will air on ESPN2. Exxon World SportsCar Championship ESPN2, 10/20, 3:00 am Exxon Supreme GT Series Presented by Virgin Interactive ESPN2, 10/27, 5:00 am

SERIES BANQUET INFO -- Following are details on the season-ending banquets: Black Magic Pro Series -- Plans are to host the banquet on Saturday, October 18, beginning at 12:00 noon in the Turn three hospitality area at Sebring, thus allowing the series’ participants to enjoy the FIA GT Championship and Exxon World SportsCar Championship races. For more information, please contact Kevin Singleton at (720) 599-0094. SPEEDVISION Cup -- Sunday, October 19, Disney World Swan in Lake Buena Vista. In recognition of series' participants continued support, SportsCar will provide complimentary food and beverage. The evening will begin at 6:30 pm and will conclude with the awards ceremony. PLEASE R.S.V.P. BY FAX (813/876-4604) OR PHONE (813/877-4672) NO LATER THAN MONDAY, OCTOBER 13. Exxon Supreme GT/Exxon World SportsCar -- Monday, October 27, Hyatt Regency - Monterey. Cocktail Reception from 5:30 - 6:30, Dinner at 6:30, and Awards Ceremony at 8:00, Tickets are $125.00 per person.

FIA GT CARS HAVE ARRIVED-- Several FIA GT teams and their cars have arrived in the U.S. via air. The factory Porsche, Mercedes, Lotus and BMW-McLaren teams recently arrived in Florida and are headed to Sebring for pre-race testing. Tomorrow (Saturday), the Porsche, BMW-McLaren and Lister teams are testing at Sebring, while Mercedes and Lotus will test on Sunday. (The Lister Storm team remained stateside after participating in the Exxon Supreme GT events at Las Vegas and Pikes Peak.) The remaining European-based FIA GT teams are due to arrive by ship at the port in Jacksonville, FL on Sunday night or Monday morning.

CURRENT POINT STANDINGS

FIA GT1 DRIVERS 1 JJ Lehto 59 Steve Soper 59 3 Bernd Schneider 52 4 Marcel Tiemann 34 Alessandro Nannini 34

FIA GT2 DRIVER 1 Claudia Huertgen 55 Bruno Eichmann 55 3 Justin Bell 54 4 Philppe Gache 46 Olivier Beretta 46

WSC DRIVERS 1 Butch Leitzinger 185 2 Elliott Forbes-Robinson 180 3 James Weaver 172 4 Rob Morgan 166 Jim Pace 142 6 Wayne Taylor 140 7 Eric van de Poele 138 8 Antonio Hermann 130 9 Andrea Montermini 128 10 Jim Downing 123

MANUFACTURERS 1 Ford 220 2 Ferrari 212 3 Oldsmobile 179 4 Mazda 115 5 BMW 47

GTS-1 DRIVERS 1 **Andy Pilgrim 206 2 Roger Schramm 155 Stu Hayner 155 4 Doc Bundy 151 5 Jochen Rohr 131

MANUFACTURER 1 Porsche 206 2 Panoz 173 3 Oldsmobile 121 4 Ford 109 5 Pontiac 65

GTS-2 DRIVERS 1 Larry Schumacher 202 2 Franz Konrad 197 3 Martin Snow 178 4 John O'Steen 156 5 Will Pace 125

MANUFACTURERS 1 Porsche 238 2 Saleen 58 3 Mazda 32 4 Pontiac 15

GTS-3 DRIVERS 1 Bill Auberlen 188 2 David Murry 184 3 Javier Quiros 182 4 Jim Matthews 174

MANUFACTURERS 1 BMW 224 2 Porsche 195

*GRAND SPORTS DRIVERS 1 Nick Ham 136 Sylvain Tremblay 136 3 John Heinricy 129 4 Jason Priestley 108 Andy Pilgrim 108

*MANUFACTURERS 1 Pontiac 168 2 Ford 162

*SPORTS DRIVERS 1 Jeff McMillin 149 2 Taz Harvey 143 3 Mike Fitzgerald 141 4 Derek Hill 124 5 Scott Peeler 120

*MANUFACTURERS 1 **BMW 196 2 Honda 156

*TOURING DRIVERS 1 Craig Stanton 156 2 Greg Loebel 148 Gary Blackman 148 4 John Norris 142 5 Joe Nonnamaker 142

*MANUFACTURERS 1 Honda 170 2 Mazda 167

*COMPACT DRIVERS 1 Joe Danaher 151 2 John Bourassa 142 3 David Ahlheim 121 4 Peter Schwartzott 119 5 David Daughtery 115

*MANUFACTURERS 1 Honda 170 2 Mazda 162

BLACK MAGIC PRO SERIES 1 Mike Davies 140 2 Mike Anderson 124 3 David Tenney 109 4 Gary Gibson 88 5 Jon Mirachi 84

FERRARI CHALLENGE 1 Tom Papadopoulos 1370 2 Carlos Hank, Jr. 1330 3 Steve Earle 1325 4 Rick Jones 1080 5 Jim McCormick 1045

** Clinched Championship *Unofficial Point Standings

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