California: Three ways to enjoy weekend

Three great ways to enjoy Grand American 400. FONTANA, Calif. (March 22, 2002) -- Race fans have three great ways to enjoy Saturday's inaugural Grand American 400 on California Speedway's new road course. Whether in person, on television or via...

Three great ways to enjoy Grand American 400.

FONTANA, Calif. (March 22, 2002) -- Race fans have three great ways to enjoy Saturday's inaugural Grand American 400 on California Speedway's new road course. Whether in person, on television or via the Internet, fans can track all of the Rolex Sports Car Series racing excitement. The green flag will fall to christen the new course on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. PT.

SEE IT IN PERSON There is only one first, and this weekend fans in the Southern California area will not want to miss out on the chance to say they were there for the first-ever Grand American 400 on California Speedway's new road course. The challenging 2.81-mile, 21-turn course promises to provide plenty of racing excitement during the 400-mile race, and the new infield grandstands have been placed in the perfect spots to see the action up close.

Fans will also have the opportunity to meet the top sports car drivers from the United States and around the world on Saturday morning when the Rolex Sports Car Series holds an autograph session. The 2002 Rolex 24 At Daytona winners, as well as the 2001 Rolex Series driver champions will meet with fans at the Racing For Kids tent in the infield from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Tickets are currently available online for the Grand American 400 at www.californiaspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway ticket office at 800-944-RACE (7223).

WATCH IT ON SPEED CHANNEL Fans unable to make it to California Speedway can watch the entire race on SPEED Channel. For the third-straight race this season, SPEED Channel will broadcast the Rolex Sports Car Series live on the cable network. The broadcast will include all the racing action, and a look at how practice and qualifying has been going this week as teams and drivers break-in California's new road course.

The live television broadcast on SPEED Channel will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT).

FOLLOW IT ON ZIPPO LIVE TIMING & SCORING The Rolex Sports Car Series official website - www.grand-am.com - debuted Zippo Live Timing & Scoring this weekend at the Grand American 400. Race fans can log on to the website and track all the action live. From practice to qualifying to race day, Zippo Live Timing & Scoring will give fans an easy way of finding out who is leading the race, how far back the other teams are, who has the fastest lap speeds, when the yellow flag comes out and much more.

>From around the globe, race fans can follow the entire race with the simple click of their mouse on the Zippo Live Timing & Scoring box on www.grand-am.com

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