TAMPA, Fla. (April 11, 1997) -- Officials from Professional SportsCar Racing, Inc. (SportsCar) and Speedvision today announced that the cable television network will be the sponsor for the sanctioning body's Stock SportsCar series through the...
TAMPA, Fla. (April 11, 1997) -- Officials from Professional SportsCar Racing, Inc. (SportsCar) and Speedvision today announced that the cable television network will be the sponsor for the sanctioning body's Stock SportsCar series through the year 2000. The series, previously known as the Endurance Championship, becomes the SPEEDVISION Cup for Stock SportsCars.
"The series has been an important proving ground for automotive manufacturers, drivers and teams for the past 13 years," said Andrew Evans, Chairman of SportsCar. "With the addition of Speedvision, we expect even greater auto manufacturer participation and a corresponding increase in drivers and teams and SportsCar fans." "We are pleased to be associated with this successful and long-running series, and we look forward to participating in its future growth," said Roger Werner, President and CEO of Speedvision Network.
FromMustangs to Miatas, the SPEEDVISION Cup for Stock SportsCars features today's best American, Japanese and European sports coupes and sedans, with limited safety and performance modifications. Since the series' inception at Sebring International Raceway in March 1985, 2,288 drivers have raced nearly 2.5 million miles in 147 models of cars from 28 manufacturers. No production car series in the world is as large, has accumulated the series participatory statistics or has been as successful. SportsCar sanctions five fully-sponsored championships: The Exxon World SportsCar Championship, Exxon Supreme GT Series Presented by Virgin Interactive, SPEEDVISION Cup for Stock SportsCars, Black Magic Pro Series and Ferrari Challenge. SportsCar is a division of the International Motor Sports Group (IMSG), a newly-formed company with interests in auto racing sanctioning bodies, event facilities and their respective marketing, licensing and operations. Speedvision is the first and only 24-hour cable network devoted to the millions of people who love cars, boats, airplanes and motorcycles. The network offers an extensive lineup consisting of more than 1,500 hours of high-octane original programming. Speedvision is currently carried by Cox Communications Inc., Continental Cablevision, Comcast Corp., Marcus Cable, Scripps-Howard, and Daniels as well as nationally on DirecTV and PrimeStar.