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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- SCCA Pro Racing has received the 100th entry for the 2000 Speedvision World Challenge Championships -- a milestone never before reached by the series, now in its 11th season. With 57 cars entered in the ...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- SCCA Pro Racing has received the 100th entry for the 2000 Speedvision World Challenge Championships -- a milestone never before reached by the series, now in its 11th season. With 57 cars entered in the Speedvision GT Championship and 44 in the Speedvision Touring Car Championship, total entries now stand at 101, with less than one month before the season-opener at Lowe's Motor Speedway, March 31-April 1. "One hundred entries is quite a milestone," said SCCA Pro Racing President and CEO K.C. Van Niman. "It's the result of the Speedvision and SCCA Pro Racing staffs' hard work at establishing a great product. We're all anxiously awaiting the first standing start at Lowe's Motor Speedway." The 2000 Speedvision GT Championship includes representation from Audi (S4), BMW (M3), Chevrolet (Corvette C5), Dodge (Viper), Ferrari (355), Lotus (Esprit), Porsche (911), Saleen (Mustang) and Mustang tuner Steeda. Top GT drivers include Bobby Archer, Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Butch Leitzinger, Boris Said and Peter Kitchak. Dubbed "The Official Racing Series of the Sports Compact Revolution," the Speedvision Touring Car Championship features series veterans including Peter Cunningham, Pierre Kleinubing, Hugh Plumb and Will Turner, as well as rookies such as Neal Sapp and Shauna Marinus. Speedvision Touring cars are race-prepared versions of the most popular sports sedans on the streets today, including the Acura Integra Type R, BMW 328, Honda Civic Si and Prelude, Mercury Cougar, Mercedes 230 and the all-new Toyota Celica GTS. "With more than 100 entries, Speedvision World Challenge fields will top 40 cars at all of our 2000 venues, providing some of the most intense door-to-door racing action anywhere," said Speedvision World Challenge General Manager Mitch Wright. "With each new entry, the depth of talent gets deeper. It's going to take a serious effort to run at the front of each class this year." The Speedvision World Challenge Championships provide teams, manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers a competitive arena for production-based race cars. Through its association with Speedvision, the World Challenge has become an innovator as well, as the first professional racing series to provide expert television commentary from the drivers' seat. The 2000 season will also feature the return of standing starts to the North American racing scene for the first time since 1998. For complete entry lists and Speedvision World Challenge information, visit www.sccapro.com/wc.

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Drivers Butch Leitzinger , Boris Said , Elliott Forbes-Robinson , Pierre Kleinubing , Peter Cunningham , Will Turner , Bobby Archer , Hugh Plumb , Peter Kitchak