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Gentilozzi clinches clean sweep of Jaguar Contingency Award Program in Johnson Controls 100 Trans-Am race. IRVINE, Calif, Apr. 14, 2002 - Jaguar North America today awarded $7,000 in prize money in the Johnson Controls 100 Trans-Am race in the...

Gentilozzi clinches clean sweep of Jaguar Contingency Award Program in Johnson Controls 100 Trans-Am race.

IRVINE, Calif, Apr. 14, 2002 - Jaguar North America today awarded $7,000 in prize money in the Johnson Controls 100 Trans-Am race in the streets of Long Beach, Calif. Jaguar's contingency program provides support to all drivers in the 2002 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Cup.

Paul Gentilozzi, Rocketsports Racing, kicked-off the 2002

Trans-Am season in fine form, topping Saturday's qualifying session and winning the Jaguar pole award as the fastest qualifier. Gentilozzi completed the weekend in fine style, winning today's thrilling race and taking home $5,000 in prize money as part of the Jaguar contingency award program. Gentilozzi's teammate, Johnny Miller, also began the season on a positive note, placing third in the race and receiving $2,000 from the company's contingency program.

Jaguar's pole award program is open to all Trans-Am competitors and is given to the fastest qualifier in each of the 12 Trans-Am Series races in the form of a key. At the end of the season, one lucky key holder will have an opportunity to start the engine of a Jaguar XKR sports coupe, and drive away with a two-year lease. Jaguar's race contingency award program rewards Jaguar drivers $5,000 for a win, $3,000 for second, and $2,000 for a third-place finish.

The Trans-Am Series is the premier form of professional closed-roof performance coupe and sedan road racing in North America. After 37 years, it is also the longest-running road racing series in North America. The Series runs many of its races in conjunction with the CART FedEx Series, and the American Le Mans Series. The Trans-Am Series races next at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, May 19, 2002.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Paul Gentilozzi , Johnny Miller
Teams Jaguar Racing