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Post-Portland adjustments announced

SPEED WORLD CHALLENGE POST-PORTLAND ADJUSTMENTS ANNOUNCED Last Adjustments, Series Anticipates TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 5, 2005) -- SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. has announced four competition adjustments for the SPEED World Challenge GT and Touring Car ...

SPEED WORLD CHALLENGE POST-PORTLAND ADJUSTMENTS ANNOUNCED
Last Adjustments, Series Anticipates

TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 5, 2005) -- SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. has announced four competition adjustments for the SPEED World Challenge GT and Touring Car Championships heading into Round Eight at the CENTRIX Financial Grand Prix of Denver Presented by PacifiCare. The adjustments are believed to be the final for the 2005 season.

In SPEED GT, the Cadillac CTS-V, the Dodge Viper and the Saleen SR received positive adjustments.

The Cadillac will return its air restrictor to 40 percent after having it reduced to 50 percent following its 1-2 finish at Lime Rock Park. The base weight will remain as it has been the last two races, at 3200lbs.

The Dodge receives a 50-pound reduction in base weight. Base weight will be set at 3150lbs.

The Saleen SR receives a 100-pound reduction in base weight, setting it at 3000lbs.

"Sometimes, in order to find a car's true potential, you need to scale it back to see what the net effect is," SCCA Pro Racing Senior Technical Director Harry Turner said. "This has been the case with the Viper and the Cadillac in 2005. We believe that these minor tweaks will provide the best racing of the year for the final three races."

In SPEED Touring Car, the Mazda 6 received a reduction in its rev limit from 8300 to 7800 RPM.

"The goal of the rev limit adjustment for the Mazda 6 is to reduce its top speed and its acceleration," Turner said. "This will bring it in line with the remaining front-running cars.

"Barring something drastic, these should be the final competition tweaks for the 2005 season," Turner said. "Our goal was to ensure that the final part of the season, where the Championship is truly decided, would be done without concern of changing specifications."

Practice for the CENTRIX Financial Grand Prix of Denver begins Friday, Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m. for SPEED Touring Cars and 6:45 p.m. for SPEED GT. Times are local (Mountain).

-scca pro racing-

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