For the third consecutive year, the Barber Dodge Pro Series will be sanctioned by Professional Sports Car Racing (SPORTS CAR), the same sanctioning body of the American Le Mans Series as well as the Women's Global GT Series and the Ferrari Challenge.
"Our association with the Barber Dodge Pro Series is a perfect fit," said Doug Robinson, Managing Director of SPORTS CAR. "Both organizations share similar missions in providing high profile arenas in which drivers may develop and showcase their talent."
SPORTS CAR was founded in September of 1996 as the reincarnation of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) after IMSA was purchased by the International Motor Sports Group. The title change was made official on Mar. 14, 1997.
"We are pleased to continue our relationship with SPORTS CAR for the third year," Steve Sewell, Operations Director for the Barber Dodge Pro Series, said. "We feel that our brand of professional open-wheel racing enhances the diversity of the SPORTS CAR sanction portfolio."
The Barber Dodge Pro Series began its affiliation with SPORTS CAR in 1998, coinciding with the new look for the Barber Dodge Pro Series as the Barber Dodge Reynard 98E was launched the same year. SPORTS CAR's premier event, the Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring on March 18, 2000, will be the site of the Pro Series' opening round for the 2000 season.