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AGT announces 2007 tentative schedule

AGT RELEASES PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE FOR 2007 WILTON, CT (Oct. 15, 2006) -- The American GT Road Racing Association today released its tentative schedule for 2007. The schedule is tentative as organizers have requested the...

AGT RELEASES PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE FOR 2007

WILTON, CT (Oct. 15, 2006) -- The American GT Road Racing Association today released its tentative schedule for 2007.

The schedule is tentative as organizers have requested the dates be added to the FIA calendar and they must be cleared of conflict. The AGT is in negotiations to add stops in Central America and Mexico.

"We know our competitors are in the planning stages for the 2007 season," said Woodson Duncan, AGT founder. "We were not comfortable with making them wait any longer for our scheduling to be finalized, so we are announcing the dates already confirmed."

Duncan said the highlight of the 2007 season will the AGT's two races at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. The races will be held in May and July.

"Lime Rock is celebrating its 50th anniversary," Duncan noted. "What a thrill it is to be invited to help this incredible, very special place, celebrate its golden anniversary."

Most of the dates for the 2007 Inter-Americas Cup Challenge have been confirmed. The series will be contested in four countries with each country hosting two races. Las Americas Autodromo in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will kick the season off March 3-4, followed two weeks later by an event at Ponce International Speedway Park in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The AGT cars will race in Canada on Victoria Day Weekend (May 19-20) at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario and on the following weekend at Lime Rock.

Then it's back to Bowmanville to start phase two of the season by racing with Canada's leading stock car organization, CASCAR, at Mosport in June 18-19. A return to Lime Rock Park is next, as the AGT will share the track with the American Le Mans event July 6-7.

The 2007 season will end up in the Islands where it began with events in Ponce Nov. 3-4 and two weeks later in Santo Domingo.

The eight-race, four-country Inter-Americas Cup Challenge schedule will produce the Inter-Americas Challenge Cup Champion and, arguably, determine the best GT driver in the Americas for the season.

Every event on the schedule has a two-day schedule, with practice and qualifying on the first day and two races on the second day.

-credit: Complete tentative schedule: March 3-4 Las Americas Autodromo March 17-18 Ponce International Speedway Park May 19-20 Mosport International Raceway May 26-27 Lime Rock Park June 18-19 Mosport International Raceway July 6-7 Lime Rock Park November 3-4 Ponce International Speedway Park November 17-18 Las Americas Autodromo

-credit: le

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