Grand-Am revises driver points system

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 9, 2000) - Grand American Road Racing has revised the points system used to award driver championships for the 2001 season. Last year, each driver for a car was given equal points based on the car's finish as long as...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 9, 2000) - Grand American Road Racing has revised the points system used to award driver championships for the 2001 season. Last year, each driver for a car was given equal points based on the car's finish as long as they completed a minimum of laps. For 2001, bonus points will be awarded based on actual laps driven at each event and for pole positions.

The driver who earns the pole position for each class will be awarded one bonus point. All drivers competing in an event under green flag conditions will be awarded points equal to the points earned by the car's finish position. There will be no minimum number of laps required.

The driver completing the most laps in a car will be awarded five bonus points. The driver completing the second most laps will be awarded three bonus points. The driver completing the third most laps will be awarded one bonus point. No bonus points will be awarded for additional drivers. At most events, a single driver will be allowed to compete alone, but there will be no bonus points awarded.

"We think the new points system will be fairer to our drivers and more interesting to our fans," noted Grand-Am President Roger Edmondson. "It also will make the driver championships more real by recognizing the men and women who made the greatest contribution to their team's efforts."

The new points system is available online at www.grand-am.com as is the entire 2001 rulebook.

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