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GP of Texas Adds More Road Racing

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Sept. 17, 1999) - American road racing's longest running series, the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series, has been added to the inaugural Grand Prix of Texas Sept. 3, 2000 at Texas Motor Speedway. Texas Motor Speedway and the...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Sept. 17, 1999) - American road racing's longest running series, the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series, has been added to the inaugural Grand Prix of Texas Sept. 3, 2000 at Texas Motor Speedway. Texas Motor Speedway and the Sports Car Club of America, sanctioning body for the Trans-Am Series, announced the Texas Trans-Am race today.

Rounding out the major events of the Grand Prix of Texas weekend will be the Speedvision World Challenge for modified, production-based machines. The Speedvision World Challenge will also be staged on Sept. 3.

Kicking off the weekend will be the American Le Mans Series featuring prototype road racing machines. The American Le Mans Series will compete in a two-hour, 45-minute race at night on Saturday, Sept. 2. The BFGoodrich Trans-Am and Speedvision World Challenge events will be the following afternoon. The Trans-Am race is expected to be a 100-miler, the World Challenge approximately half the Trans-Am distance.

"We are glad to add the Texas Trans-Am and Speedvision World Challenge events to the Grand Prix of Texas weekend," said Eddie Gossage, general manager of Texas Motor Speedway. "The Grand Prix of Texas, the Texas Trans-Am and the Speedvision World Challenge race will make Texas Motor Speedway a heavenly site for road racing fans."

The BFGoodrich Tire Trans-Am Series will celebrate its 35th season of competition in 2000. The Trans-Am features American-based performance machines such as Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette, Ford Mustang and Pontiac Grand Prix.

Texas Motor Speedway's road course will include a to-be-constructed section through the infield and segments of the superspeedway. Speedway officials are conferring with participants and engineers to assist in the infield course design.

Grand Prix of Texas tickets will be available at a later date. Holders of Texas Motor Speedway Preferred Seat Licenses and season tickets will be offered a 25 percent discount on Grand Prix of Texas tickets.

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