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> From: J. P. M. Dillon <102044.3322@compuserve.com> This is a copy of a recent Buttonwillow press release. You may distribute it, without alteration, freely to all interested parties and computer networks. SEEING IS ...

> From: J. P. M. Dillon <102044.3322@compuserve.com>

This is a copy of a recent Buttonwillow press release. You may distribute it, without alteration, freely to all interested parties and computer networks.

SEEING IS BELIEVING Cal Club Shows Off Buttonwillow Road Circuit at Shovel Ceremony; Now It's Ready for Pavement

Buttonwillow, CA, July 15th, 1995 - After two months of construction the diesel smoke and dust have cleared, leaving only the installation of road base and pavement to be completed. The California Sports Car Club held its official ground-breaking celebration July 15 at the already-graded Buttonwillow Road Circuit. More than 350 people, including local Kern County political representatives and motorsport dignitaries attended the ceremony.

The event was highlighted by hayrides around the 3.0 mile circuit--which is less than three weeks away from being paved. Following the ubiquitous "shovels in the dirt" ceremony the entire congregation was treated to a barbecue, courtesy of the facility's closest neighbors--the town of Buttonwillow Chamber of Commerce and West Kern Machinery.

Cal Club Properties, a subsidiary of the California Sports Car Club, was charged in 1989 with building and managing the new race track. The first event could be held as soon as November of this year. "I realize the track isn't ready to race on yet, but this celebration and the progress we've made is tangible evidence that Cal Club is doing what it said it would do," said Cal Club Properties vice-President Steve Madsen. "This project is bigger than Riverside, and those that were here for the ground-breaking saw it for themselves."

The 334-plus acre site is located 1/2 mile west of Interstate 5 on Lerdo Highway. The facility is 28 miles northwest of Bakersfield and 126 miles from downtown Los Angeles. With plenty of amenities close by--which include more than 400 hotel rooms within 10 miles--the track will be available 365 days a year. The main track is 3.0 miles long, however, it can be divided into a West Loop of 1.86 miles and an East Loop of 1.06 miles in length. The longest straight is 3700 feet. More than 10 acres of the paddock area will be under permanent landscape and will be dotted with future buildings that include a tower, snack bar, maintenance/storage building, track office, registration building, auxiliary timing and scoring buildings, a permanent residence and track garage facilities.

For more information, please contact Steve Madsen at (805) 493-9098.

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