NY, NEW YORK, November 28, 2000 - RACEMARK International, the leading manufacturer of custom, luxury automobile floor mats, and CANNONBALL Enterprises, have teamed up to host the 2001 RACEMARK Challenge at Amelia Island, Florida, a two day motorsports event designed for street legal cars.
CANNONBALL Enterprises, founded by Brock Yates, senior editor of Car and Driver Magazine created the Cannonball races run through the 1970's. These races were from New York to California in which the winning drivers ultimately traversed the continent in less than 33 hours. These races inspired Mr. Yates to write the famous Cannonball Run movie, starring Burt Reynolds. Since the 1970's Cannonball Enterprises has created and organized a series of motorsports events throughout the United States, including the newest race The RACEMARK Challenge.
The RACEMARK Challenge will be March 6th and 7th and drivers will compete at the new road course and drag strip at Gainesville Raceway, and at the historic Roebling Road Raceway. Gainesville Raceway has been the host to many national events for over 30 years, including the first 300 mph Top Fuel Dragster Run and has recently added a new road course. The Roebling Road Raceway is the southeast's most challenging and fastest track. Each day will begin at the host hotel, the new Amelia Island Plantation, and involves driving to the tracks where a practice will be held in the early morning, followed by three time trials for points.
The RACEMARK Challenge is open to amateur drivers with driving school experience as well as professionals. Any registered, licensed and insured automobile, regardless of modifications, on DOT legal tires can compete. We will have various class trophies, an overall winner's trophy and awards highlighting the spirit of the event.
The winning car and runner-ups, will be presented to the field at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, March 10th, tickets are included for all competitors. The Concours d'Elegance is the nation's largest vintage car show from March 8th to 11th at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island. Other Amelia Island events include a driving demo with Skip Barber, a book signing with former world champion, in Formula One and Motorcycles, John Surtees, as well as a black tie dinner in his honor at the Ritz Carlton.
If interested in competing in the RACEMARK Challenge please visit www.onelapofamerica.com and fill out the online entry form or call Cannonball Enterprises at 716-495-6200. The entry fee for the 2001 RACEMARK Challenge is $1000 per car and driver.