TRANS-AM, SIX OTHER SERIES TO CAP PPIR'S 2nd SEASON; CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL GRAND PRIX TO KEEP TRACK BUSY

FOUNTAIN, Colo. - The second annual Childrens Hospital Grand Prix of Colorado is the most varied and busiest weekend of the racing season at Pikes Peak International Raceway and a fitting way to conclude its second season.

The Sept. 25-27 Grand Prix features seven races among six series and blends action on the 1.31-mile road course and the fast Magnificent Mile oval.

The biggest race of the weekend won't take place on the racing circuits at PPIR.

In a very unique sponsorship arrangement, PPIR awarded Children's Hospital title sponsorship for the weekend that allows the hospital to create weekend activities around the racing that will help raise funds for the Childrens Hospital Cancer Center. These events include a silent auction, raffle and Checkered Flag Ball.

The Childrens Hospital Cancer Center has been at the forefront of the fight against childhood cancer since 1969. Today, Childrens Hospital is the leading treatment and research center for childhood cancer in the Rocky Mountain region. The Cancer Center sees approximately 8,000 patient visits annually. The primary purpose is to help young patients get on with their lives and the important business of growing up.

Leading the road course parade will be America's legendary NTB Trans-Am, which is North America's longest running road racing series. Also competing on the road course will be SCCA World Challenge sedans, American Cities Racing League and open-wheel action from SCCA Spec Pro Ford and a U.S. Formula 2000 double-header.

The Cornwell Tools USAC Western States Sprint Cars and SARA Late Model Stock Cars will compete on the oval.

Pikes Peak International Raceway was the site of one of the greatest finishes in NTB Trans Am Series history last year as Mike Borkowski scored his first career victory, ending Tom Kendall's record win streak at 11 races in the process.