RACE: MB Racing VIR North Carolina Region preview

MB Racing and Cousin Both Race at VIR but Will Not See Each Other Alexandria, VA. (May 9, 2006) -- One of the biggest amateur sports car races east of the Mississippi will take place this weekend, May 12-14, at VIRginia International Raceway as...

MB Racing and Cousin Both Race at VIR but Will Not See Each Other

Alexandria, VA. (May 9, 2006) -- One of the biggest amateur sports car races east of the Mississippi will take place this weekend, May 12-14, at VIRginia International Raceway as the North Carolina Region of the Sports Car Club of America hosts the Al Fairer SARRC/MARRS Challenge. "Our season begins at VIR on the 12th, and we can't wait to get on track after the long off-season," said Matt Brown, Team Principal of MB Racing. "We arrive on the 11th, and it is too bad we will miss my cousin Chip Habitz (from Michigan) who is driving in the One Lap of America by a single day, but we wish he and his team all the best as they compete at VIR."

One of this country's most unique motorsports events will be taking place at VIRginia International Raceway this Wednesday, May 10, as the Tire Rack One Lap of America presented by Car and Driver visits the historic Southside Virginia facility.

One Lap of America is the brainchild of renowned automotive author Brock Yates, and is an evolution of his legendary Cannonball Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, a highly-illegal, flat-out, coast-to-coast race staged in the early 1970s that was immortalized in the 1981 movie "Cannonball Run." Since 1984, the event has been run as a long-distance rally/tour with time trials at various racetracks.

"We always look forward to the Al Fairer SARRC/MARRS Challenge," said VIR general manager Josh Lief. "This is one of our favorite events, because it illustrates some of the very best of amateur American motorsport. We'll have an amazing variety of racing machines, driven by racers ranging in age from 17 to 70. Some of these drivers will eventually move up the ladder and become household names, while others are satisfied fighting for their share of the limelight in grass-roots competition. It makes for awesome competition, and it will be a perfect time for families to come out and enjoy our beautiful facility here at VIR."

Come out and see MB Racing at VIR this weekend, and see why they are the most professional team in the racing business.

About MB Racing
Founded in 2005, MB Racing competes in SCCA Spec Racer Ford Competition with the ultimate goal of competing in professional sportscar racing in the 2007/8 season.

-www.mbracingonline.com

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