RACE: Mid-Ohio - Valvoline Runoffs pre-event notes

WHAT: Valvoline Runoffs® Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Club Racing National Championship WHERE: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio 44904 WHEN: Monday, Sept. 16 - Sunday, Sept. 22 WHO: Over 700 of North America's best amateur...

WHAT: Valvoline Runoffs®
Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Club Racing National Championship

WHERE:
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, Ohio 44904

WHEN:
Monday, Sept. 16 - Sunday, Sept. 22

WHO:
Over 700 of North America's best amateur road racers who have earned the right to compete for an SCCA National Championship.

RACE HIGHLIGHTS:
24 classes of SCCA Club Racing in seven categories determine National Championships in a "winner-take-all" sprint race format.

RACE LENGTH:
20 laps (48 miles) or 40 minutes, whichever comes first.

COURSE:
2.4-mile, 15-turn permanent road course

EVENT HISTORY:
The 2002 event will be the 39th annual edition of the SCCA National Championship and the ninth time the Valvoline Runoffs® has been held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Mid-Ohio and the SCCA reached an agreement in February, 2002 to keep the Valvoline Runoffs® at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course through at least 2005.

MID-OHIO TRACK RECORDS*: * - SCCA Club Racing determines official track records based on fastest racing lap. All Mid-Ohio records are based on the 2.4-mile, 15-turn track configuration.

Showroom Stock B
David Daughtery - Mazda Miata SPT (10/09/98)
1:47.811/76.133 mph

Showroom Stock C
John Phillips III - Honda Civic Si (10/08/99)
1:49.342/75.067 mph

E Production
Terry McCarthy - Mazda Miata (10/15/95)
1:36.951/84.661 mph

F Production
Joe Huffaker - MG Midget (10/11/98)
1:37.816/83.913 mph

G Production
George Bauchman - MG Midget (10/09/98)
1:41.652/80.746 mph

H Production
Bob Weber - Austin-Healey Sprite (10/10/98)
1:42.634/79.973 mph

GT-1
Michael Lewis - Ford Mustang (10/12/97)
1:27.483/93.824 mph

GT-2
Duane Davis - Toyota Celica (10/12/96)
1:32.371/88.859 mph

GT-3
Ken Murillo - Nissan 240SX (10/11/98)
1:34.387/86.961 mph

GT-4
John Olsen - Nissan 200SX (10/06/00)
1:38.365/83.444 mph

GT-5
Kirk Olson - Honda CRX (10/10/98)
1:39.128/82.802 mph

Formula Atlantic
Larry Connor - Ralt RT-41 (9/22/01)
1:21.047/101.275 mph

Formula Continental
Dave Weitzenhof - Citation 95SF (10/12/97)
1:26.586/94.796 mph

Formula Ford
John Hill - Swift DB-1 (10/12/96)
1:31.472/89.732 mph

Formula Mazda
Kevin Roberts - Star Formula Mazda (10/07/00)
1:27.643/93.653 mph

Formula Vee
Jon Fogarty - Mysterian M2 (10/13/95)
1:41.348/80.988 mph

Formula 500
Fred Edwards Jr. - KBS MK8 (10/08/99)
1:31.655/89.553 mph

C Sports Racing
Tom Foster - Tracer TR2 (10/14/94)
1:26.500/94.890 mph

D Sports Racing
Al Beasley Jr. - Beasley B2 (10/07/00)
1:26.753/94.613 mph

Sports 2000
David Downey - Lola 89/90 (10/12/97)
1:27.606/93.692 mph

Spec Racer Ford
Tom Van Camp - Spec Racer Ford (10/12/97)
1:40.775/81.449 mph

American Sedan
Ross Murray - Ford Mustang (10/10/96)
1:39.297/82.661 mph

Touring 1
Jeff Altenburg - Dodge Viper (10/09/98)
1:38.639/83.213 mph

Touring 2
Thomas Oates - Chevrolet Camaro (9/22/01)
1:43.338/79.429 mph

TICKETS:
Call 1-800-MID-OHIO or (419) 884-4000, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT or visit www.midohio.com. A Super Ticket (Monday-Sunday general admission) is available for $32.00 if purchased by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, or $40.00 at the gate. Weekend tickets (Thursday-Sunday general admission) are $24.00 if purchased in advance or $30.00 at the gate. Paddock admission and grandstand seating are free.

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Series SCCA
Drivers Jon Fogarty , Duane Davis , Kevin Roberts , Ross Murray , Joe Huffaker , Larry Connor , Michael Lewis , Jeff Altenburg , David Daughtery , Fred Edwards , Al Beasley Jr. , Thomas Oates , George Bauchman , Bob Weber , Terry McCarthy , Ken Murillo