Star Mazda Series schedule update 2001-08-24

FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2001 - The Star Mazda Series North American Championship will conclude Oct. 14, at the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, instead of at Lowe's Motor Speedway as previously published. The Panoz Motor Sports Group, which includes the ...

FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2001 - The Star Mazda Series North American Championship will conclude Oct. 14, at the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, instead of at Lowe's Motor Speedway as previously published. The Panoz Motor Sports Group, which includes the American Le Mans Series, issued a press release Aug. 14, canceling the Oct. 20-21, weekend at the Charlotte facility. The Star Mazda Series North American Championship runs as a support event for the ALMS weekends.

Therefore, the Star Mazda Series will now be an eight-race championship, concluding Oct. 14, at the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. <pre> STAR MAZDA SERIES NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE DATE LOCATION WINNER March 3 Texas Motor Speedway Scott Bradley March 17 Sebring Int'l Raceway Chad Block July 21 Sears Point Raceway Scott Jenkins Aug 4 Portland Int'l Raceway Marc De Vellis Aug 18 Mosport Int'l Raceway Oliver Rowen Sept. 9 Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca Oct 5 Road Atlanta (with Petit LeMans) Oct 14 Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca (finale & banquet)

STAR MAZDA SERIES NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP REMAINING TV SCHEDULE RACE: Portland Int'l Raceway, Aug. 4 PROGRAM PLAY: Eastern Time: Monday, Aug. 27 @ 8 p.m. & 12 midnight Pacific Time: Monday, Aug. 27 @ 5 p.m. & 9 p.m.

RACE: Mosport Int'l Raceway, Aug. 18 PROGRAM PLAY: Eastern Time: Monday, Sept. 17 @ 8 p.m. & 12 midnight Pacific Time: Monday, Sept. 17 @ 5 p.m. & 9 p.m.

RACE: Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, Sept. 9 PROGRAM PLAY: Eastern Time: Monday, Oct. 8 @ 8 p.m. & 12 midnight Pacific Time: Monday, Oct. 8 @ 5 p.m. & 9 p.m.

RACE: Road Atlanta, Oct. 5 PROGRAM PLAY: Eastern Time: Monday, Nov. 5 @ 8:30 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. (Nov.6) Pacific Time: Monday, Nov. 5 @ 5:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

RACE: Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, Oct. 14 PROGRAM PLAY: Eastern Time: Monday, Nov. 19 @ 8 p.m. & 12 midnight Pacific Time: Monday, Nov. 19 @ 5 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Also, please note, that the 13-race Star Mazda Series West Division Championship is a separate series with a separate points championship from the above mentioned North American Championship. This series focuses on West Coast venues and utilities four of the "pro series" dates in its schedule. Like the North American Championship, the West Division Championship will conclude Oct. 14, at the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca.

STAR MAZDA SERIES WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RACE DATE LOCATION WINNER Jan 14 Phoenix Int'l Raceway (road course) Chad Block Jan 15 Phoenix Int'l Raceway (road course) Moses Smith Apr 1 Phoenix Int'l Raceway (oval) Scott Jenkins Apr 21 Mesa Marin Raceway (oval) Scott Jenkins Apr 29 Buttonwillow Raceway Park Moses Smith May 19 Thunderhill Park Scott Jenkins May 20 Thunderhill Park Scott Jenkins May 27 Willow Springs Int'l Raceway Scott Jenkins Jul 7 Irwindale Speedway Scott Jenkins Jul 21 Sears Point Raceway Scott Jenkins Aug 4 Portland Int'l Raceway Marc De Vellis Sept 9 Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca Oct 14 Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca (finale & banquet)

-www.starmazda.com

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