<pre> BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series - Round Five The Johnson Controls 100 Tenneco Automotive Detroit Grand Prix Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich. June 16-17, 2000 Weekend Quick Facts Green Flag: Saturday, June 17, 4:30 p.m. ET Race ...
<pre> BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series - Round Five The Johnson Controls 100 Tenneco Automotive Detroit Grand Prix Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich. June 16-17, 2000
Weekend Quick Facts
Green Flag: Saturday, June 17, 4:30 p.m. ET
Race Length: 42 laps of the 2.361-mile, 14-turn circuit for 99.162 miles.
Television: Speedvision Network, tape-delayed, Monday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m (ET). Speedvision rebroadcast, Tuesday, June 27 at 12:00 a.m. (ET)
Long Beach race-winner Tomy Drissi leads the Johnson Controls Triple Challenge standings, a prize with a guaranteed bonus payout of $27,500. The three BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series Johnson Controls 100 races (Long Beach, Detroit and the Grand Prix of Las Vegas, October 29) -- comprise the Johnson Controls Triple Challenge, which pays $20,000 to the driver who totals the most Drivers' points over the three Triple Challenge races, and a bonus of three Drivers' Championship points -- a bonus that could decide the Championship title. The second-place Johnson Controls Triple Challenge finisher will receive a $5,000 cash bonus with the third place Triple Challenge driver receiving a $2,500 prize.
The Simple Green "Clean Up Award," a $2,500 bonus that goes to any driver who "cleans up" at any single race by earning the pole position, posting the fastest race lap, leading the most laps and winning the race. With no "Clean Up" winner to date, the award rolls over and is now worth $12,500 to a driver who "cleans up" at Detroit.
The raucous action in the first four races of the 2000 BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series season reflect the increased competition and closeness of the series -- each event has been filled with fender-bruising action, including three (Sebring, Long Beach and Mosport) with last-lap, podium-changing contact.