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Exotic Panoz GTR 1 Coming to Lime Rock Park For Dodge Dealers Grand Prix on May 23-26 LAKEVILLE, Conn. - The revolutionary Panoz GTR 1, which won the GTS-1 class at Road Atlanta last month, will be coming to Lime Rock Park for the Dodge...

Exotic Panoz GTR 1 Coming to Lime Rock Park For Dodge Dealers Grand Prix on May 23-26

LAKEVILLE, Conn. - The revolutionary Panoz GTR 1, which won the GTS-1 class at Road Atlanta last month, will be coming to Lime Rock Park for the Dodge Dealers Grand Prix Presented by the Connecticut Lottery on May 23-26.

The arrival of the Panoz GTR 1 will also mark the return of Paul Newman to Lime Rock Park. The Oscar-winning actor will test drive the Panoz at Road Atlanta early next week. If the session goes well, Newman will co-drive the Panoz with Doc Bundy in the Professional SportsCar Racing Exxon Supreme GT race on Memorial Day.

Newman, who won the 1986 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Championship race at Lime Rock, hasn't driven at Lime Rock since competing in a Trans-Am event in 1993. He began racing in 1972, winning SCCA National Championships in D-Production (1976), C-Production (1979) and GT-1 (1985-86). In 1995, he co-drove to the GTS-1 victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Bundy teamed with Andy Wallace for the victory at Road Atlanta on April 20. Bundy, a road racing veteran, is a former Bridgestone Supercar Champion (1992) and has posted victories in Trans-Am and IMSA GTP competition.

The Dodge Dealers Grand Prix Presented by the Connecticut Lottery is one of the largest sports car racing weekends in North America. Over Memorial Day weekend six professional series will race on Lime Rock Park's historic road course, including the SCCA Trans-Am Championship, the Professional SportsCar Racing Exxon World SportsCar Championship and the Barber Dodge Pro Series.

Race fans also can sign up at Lime Rock to win a 1997 Dodge Neon Sport, courtesy of participating Connecticut Dodge Dealers and the Connecticut Lottery. The winning entry will be drawn at Lime Rock on May 26.

For event and ticket information for the Dodge Dealers Grand Prix Presented by the Connecticut Lottery call 1-800-RACE-LRP. For a free issue of the Lime Rock Park TRACK RECORD newspaper send email to 103341.2046@compuserve.com

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Series IMSA Others
Drivers Andy Wallace , Paul Newman , Doc Bundy
Tags SPORTSCAR