Nazareth added to IMSA's Star Mazda Series

Nazareth Speedway adds event for IMSA-sanctioned Star Mazda Series BRASELTON, Ga. (May 6, 2003) -- Historic Nazareth Speedway in Nazareth, Penn., has added an event for the IMSA-sanctioned Star Mazda Series to its May 16-18 weekend featuring the...

Nazareth Speedway adds event for IMSA-sanctioned Star Mazda Series

BRASELTON, Ga. (May 6, 2003) -- Historic Nazareth Speedway in Nazareth, Penn., has added an event for the IMSA-sanctioned Star Mazda Series to its May 16-18 weekend featuring the NASCAR Busch Series.

The new event for the Star Mazda Series North American Championship replaces a race in Mexico City that was canceled earlier this year. The race on the one-mile Nazareth oval will be held on the morning of Saturday, May 17. Practice and qualifying will be held on the previous day.

The Star Mazda Series is the fastest-growing spec racing series in North America and runs many of its events on road courses in support of American Le Mans Series races. The series features open-cockpit, open-wheel formula race cars.

The series was started in 1990 and has its own stand-alone class in the SCCA, making it eligible for SCCA Regional and National events as well as the SCCA Runoffs. Races are sanctioned by both IMSA and the SCCA.

Many successful professional racers have raced in the class during their careers, including current American Le Mans Series drivers Johnny O'Connell, Jeff Bucknum, Chris McMurry and Bryan Willman, as well as open-wheel standout Memo Gidley.

About the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) is the premier sanctioning body for sports car racing in North America. Since its establishment in 1969, IMSA has conducted hundreds of auto races on a variety of permanent and temporary racing circuits in the United States and Canada.

Exclusively in the auto racing business, IMSA organizes and officiates professional road racing competitions.

Currently, IMSA sanctions several professional auto racing series, including the American Le Mans Series, the Panoz Racing Series, the Star Mazda Series and the Super Truck Racing Association of North America (STRANA). The headquarters office for IMSA is located in Braselton, Ga.

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Series IMSA Others , Pro Mazda
Drivers Memo Gidley , Chris McMurry , Bryan Willman , Jeff Bucknum