SCCA World Challenge GT technical news

Scca Pro Racing applies competition adjustments to Speed GT BMW and Porsche cars TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 7, 2003) -- SCCA Pro Racing released Wednesday in an SCCA Speed World Challenge Technical Bulletin that the Speed GT BMW M3s and Porsche 911...

Scca Pro Racing applies competition adjustments to Speed GT BMW and Porsche cars

TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 7, 2003) -- SCCA Pro Racing released Wednesday in an SCCA Speed World Challenge Technical Bulletin that the Speed GT BMW M3s and Porsche 911 GT3 Cups would each be heavier for Round Eight at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Sept. 5-7.

Following a dominating performance at Infineon Raceway, where BMWs finished first through fourth, and a sweep of the front row at Road America last weekend, SCCA Pro Racing adjusted the base weight of the car from 2550 lbs. to 2700 lbs.

Porsche led each Road America practice session and won the race at the hands of Mike Fitzgerald, who also won at Road Atlanta earlier this season. The base weight of the 911 GT3 Cup was adjusted from 2700 lbs. to 2800 lbs., adding back the 100 lbs. taken off between Lime Rock Park and Road Atlanta in June.

"Now that we're well into the season, we're seeing the full potential of these cars, and, as has always been the case with the Speed World Challenge, it's our responsibility to try and maintain a level playing ground for all cars for the sake of our race fans and other participants," SCCA Pro Racing Vice President and General Manager Mitch Wright said.

Cars already affected by competition adjustments in 2003 included the Chevrolet Corvette ZO6, Saleen SR 351 and Dodge Viper.

For more information on the SCCA Speed World Challenge Championships, please visit www.world-challenge.com.

-scca pro racing-

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