<pre> U.S. ROAD RACING CLASSIC FACT SHEET WHAT: U.S. Road Racing Classic Round 5 of the 2000 Grand American Road Racing Series (Grand-Am) Grand-Am is in its inaugural season of competition. WHERE: Mid-Ohio...
<pre> U.S. ROAD RACING CLASSIC FACT SHEET
WHAT: U.S. Road Racing Classic Round 5 of the 2000 Grand American Road Racing Series (Grand-Am) Grand-Am is in its inaugural season of competition.
WHERE: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Steam Corners Road Lexington, Ohio 44904
WHEN: Friday, June 2 - Sunday, June 4, 2000
PROMOTER: TrueSports, Inc. 545 Metro Place South Dublin, Ohio 43017-5367
RACE LENGTHS: Grand-Am SportsRacer, GT, American GT (3-hour endurance format) Motorola Cup (3-hour endurance format) American City Racing League (2 races - 22 laps/49.5 miles each) SCCA Pro Spec Racer (22 laps/49.5 miles)
COURSE: 2.25-mile, 13-turn permanent road course
TRACK RECORDS: Grand-Am SportsRacer 2000 event will establish new track record.
Grand-Am SportsRacer II 2000 event will establish new track record. Grand-Am GTO 2000 event will establish new track record.
Grand-Am GTU 2000 event will establish new track record.
Grand-Am American GT 2000 event will establish new track record.
Motorola Cup Powell Motorsport (06/98) 1:41.168/80.064 mph
American City Racing League Sports 2000 John Fergus - Team Columbus (06/99) 1:28.991/91.344 mph
American City Racing League Classic Sports 2000 Gari Chaffin -Team Detroit (06/99) 1:31.348/88.987 mph
SCCA Pro Spec Racer Warren Stilwell (06/97) 1:38.769/82.009 mph </pre> CAR FACTS:
SportsRacers: Open-cockpit machines featuring chassis from Cadillac, Ferrari, Riley & Scott and Kudzu. Powered by Chevrolet, Cadillac, Ferrari, Ford, Judd and Mazda engines. The cars are similar to the Can-Am machines that were prevalent at Mid-Ohio from 1970 to 1982. Divided into two divisions: SportsRacer and SportsRacer II. SportsRacers reach levels in the 650 horsepower range. SportsRacer IIs are powered by normally aspirated, six-cylinder engines.
GT: Divided into GTOs and GTUs. The GTO division features Chevrolet Corvettes, Dodge Vipers and Turbo Porsches powered by larger displacement engines developing approximately 650 horsepower. The GTU division showcases BMWs, normally aspirated Porsches, Porsche GT3s and Ferraris. These cars produce 450 horsepower.
American GT: Comprised of Chevrolet Camaros, Pontiac Firebirds, Dodge Daytonas and Ford Mustangs. These cars are purpose-built on tube-frame chassis similar to NASCAR Winston Cup Series cars and are powered by V-8 engines producing upward of 600 horsepower and weighing a minimum of 2550 lbs.
American City Racing League Cars:
All cars are open-cockpit, two-seat cars powered by Ford Cosworth four-cylinder engines. Chassis are typically an aluminum honeycomb monocoque. Cars are similar to Sports 2000 machines. Manufacturers include Carbir, Swift, Lola, Doran, Mallock, Van Diemen and Shrike.
Motorola Cup Cars:
All cars are two-seat street stock sportscars competing in four different categories (fastest to slowest): Super Grand Sports, Grand Sports, Sport-Touring and C2K. Super Grand Sports includes cars such as Dodge Vipers and Porsche 911s. Grand Sports includes cars like Chevrolet Camaros and Ford Mustang Cobras. Sports-Touring features machines like Honda Preludes and BMW Z3s. C2K has cars such as Honda Civic Si's and Mazda Miatas.
SCCA Pro Spec Racer Cars:
All cars are single-seat, open-cockpit, rear-engine vehicles built by SCCA Enterprises. All cars are identical with sealed 1.9-liter Ford engines built by Roush Racing.
SUPPORTING EVENT ACTIVITIES: Mid-Ohio Fan Appreciation Weekend
Race fans have the opportunity to win "VIP Race Experience" prizes on Saturday and Sunday. Prizes include a chance to wave the green flag to start one of the weekend's races, pace car rides, a VIP luncheon for 25 lucky fans and a guest, and a chance to watch U.S. Road Racing Classic action from the "esses" trackside announcers booth.
Fans ages 18 and over who are in attendance on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, are eligible for the giveaways. Prize items take place on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4. Winners must be present to be eligible to claim prizes.
TICKETS: Call 1-800-MID-OHIO or 419-884-4000, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., or visit the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course web site at www.midohio.com.