RACE: 2001 Runoffs moved to September date

DUBLIN, Ohio (October 18, 2000) - TrueSports, Inc., owner and operator of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) today jointly announced the 2001 edition of the Valvoline Runoffs® will be held September 17-23. The...

DUBLIN, Ohio (October 18, 2000) - TrueSports, Inc., owner and operator of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) today jointly announced the 2001 edition of the Valvoline Runoffs® will be held September 17-23.

The move occurs as a result of a full early-October U.S. motorsports schedule, which includes the Formula 1 race in Indiana. The SCCA national championship event traditionally occurred during the first full week of October at the 2.4-mile, 15-turn permanent road course in Lexington, Ohio.

"The Valvoline Runoffs® features some of the best action on the Mid-Ohio schedule," TrueSports, Inc., president Michelle Trueman Gajoch said. "By moving the Valvoline Runoffs® earlier, we make it easier for fans to enjoy the 24 SCCA National Championship races. We can bring more attention to one of the best events in motorsports."

"The earlier dates, with the possibility of warmer weather, should make for a great racing atmosphere," Trueman Gajoch said.

The Valvoline Runoffs® traditionally features over 600 amateur drivers from across the U.S. and Canada competing in 24 classes for coveted SCCA National Championships. The 2000 edition featured 636 drivers from 40 states and Canada. The winner-takes-all races are 20 laps in length or 40 minutes in duration, whichever comes first.

The 2001 event will be the 38th edition, and the eighth time Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has played host. Past champions are a who's who of motorsports and include Skip Barber, Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Paul Newman, Roger Penske, Bobby Rahal, Jim Trueman and Jimmy Vasser.

For ticket information or for information regarding the remainder of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2001 season schedule, please call the ticket office at 1-800-MID-OHIO, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Additional information is available online at www.midohio.com <http://www.midohio.com>.

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Series SCCA
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Bobby Rahal , Elliott Forbes-Robinson , Skip Barber , Roger Penske