First-Round Trans-Am Practice Fogged out at Mazda Raceway Laguna

MONTEREY, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2004) -- Today's first-round practice session for Saturday's Trans-Am 10, Round 9 and the season finale for the 2004 Motorock Trans-Am Series Championship, was called due to heavy fog at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Due to the cancellation, today's qualifying session, scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. will be changed to a practice session. Qualifying will be run today from 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. this evening.

The Trans-Am 100 is scheduled for Friday and Saturday Sept. 10-11 at the 2.238-mile permanent road course at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The 45-lap Trans-Am race is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday. The Trans-Am Series is part of a full weekend of racing, which also includes the featured Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford, as well as the Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama, and Formula BMW USA.

The race will be broadcast LIVE on HDNet, with tape-delayed highlights coverage on Spike TV's popular "Dangerous Curves" timeslot, Sunday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. (EDT, PDT).

The Motorock Trans-Am Series features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars, competing on permanent road courses, and temporary street and airport circuits throughout North America. The Trans-Am Series is America's oldest continuously running road racing series and celebrates its 39th year of competition in 2004.