Sebring To Open 2000 TransAm Season

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series will return to Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla., for its 2000 season-opener. The Sebring race will be conducted Friday, March 17, as part of the American Le...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series will return to Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla., for its 2000 season-opener. The Sebring race will be conducted Friday, March 17, as part of the American Le Mans Series Superflo 12 Hours at Sebring weekend, and brings the 2000 BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series calender to 12 events, with the possibility of one or two additional venues. The 2000 BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series Sebring event will be the fifth time North America's longest-running road racing series has competed at the historic circuit (1966-'68, 1999). "The addition of Sebring, on the popular Superflo 12 Hours weekend, will provide a real boost for the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series and help make its 35th season the best ever," said Scott Rittinger, BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series General Manager. "We're still looking to add one or two more races, and we're committed to creating the best possible 2000 calender for the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series."

BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series 2000 Schedule*

Race Date Venue Friday, March 17 Superflo 12 Hours at Sebring Weekend Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla.** Sunday, April 2 Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.** Sunday, April 16 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Long Beach, Calif.*** Sunday, May 21 Mosport International Raceway, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada**** Saturday, June 17 Tenneco Automotive Detroit Grand Prix, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich.*** Saturday, July 1 Cleveland Grand Prix, Cleveland, Ohio*** Saturday, August 19 Texaco/Havoline 200, Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.*** Sunday, September 3 Grand Prix of Texas, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas** Saturday, September 30 Texaco/Havoline Houston Grand Prix, Houston, Texas*** Sunday, October 15 Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, Calif.** Sunday, October 29 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev.** Sunday, November 19 Aruba Motorsports Complex, Oranjestad, Aruba****

* - One-to-two additional venues TBD. ** - Trans-Am Series/World Challenge/ALMS Weekend (No World Challenge at Sebring) *** - Trans-Am Series/CART Weekend **** - Trans-Am Series/World Challenge Weekend

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