<pre> WHAT: ConAgra Foods U.S. Road Racing Classic Round Six of the 2001 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series schedule. The event opens Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course's 40th Year of ...
<pre> WHAT: ConAgra Foods U.S. Road Racing Classic Round Six of the 2001 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series schedule. The event opens Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course's 40th Year of Racing.
WHERE: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Steam Corners Road Lexington, Ohio 44904
WHEN: Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10
PROMOTER: TrueSports, Inc. 545 Metro Place South Dublin, Ohio 43017-5367
RACE LENGTHS: Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series (SportsRacing Prototypes, GTS and GT, American GT) (Three hour endurance format) Grand-Am Cup (Three hour endurance format) U.S. F2000 National Championship (Two races - 25 laps/56.45 miles each) American City Racing League (25 laps/56.45 miles) SCCA Pro Spec Racer (30 min.)
COURSE: 2.25-mile, 13-turn permanent road course
TRACK RECORDS: Grand-Am SportsRacing Prototypes James Weaver - Dyson Racing Team (06/00) Lincoln Riley & Scott 1:17.215/105.275 mph
Grand-Am SportsRacing Prototypes II Larry Oberto - Archangel Motorsports Services (06/00) Nissan Lola 1:22.106/99.004 mph
Grand Touring Super (GTS) Bobby Archer - Michael McCann Motorsports (06/00) Ford Mustang 1:24.449/96.257 mph
Grand Touring (GT) Mike Fitzgerald - G&W Motorsports (06/00) Porsche GT3R 1:28.417/91.937 mph
American Grand Touring (AGT) Bruce Nesbitt - Orion Motorsports (06/00) Ford Mustang 1:27.360/93.049 mph
Grand-Am Cup John Heinricy (06/00) Chevrolet Corvette 1:32.300/88.069 mph
American City Racing League Andy Lally - Team St. Louis (06/00) 1:26.114/94.396 mph
U.S. F2000 National Championship Mark Dismore (06/99) Van Diemen Ford 1:23.695/97.124 mph
SCCA Pro Spec Racer Series Warren Stilwell (06/97) 1:38.769/82.009 mph
CAR FACTS: Grand-Am Cars:
SportsRacing Prototypes: Exoctic, open-cockpit machines featuring chassis from Cadillac, Ferrari, Riley & Scott and Kudzu. Powered by Chevrolet, Cadillac, Ferrari, Ford, Judd and Mazda engines. The cars are similar to the Can-Am machines that were prevalent at Mid-Ohio from 1970 to 1982. Divided into two divisions: SportsRacing Prototypes and SportRacing Prototype II. SportsRacing Prototypes reach levels in the 650 horsepower range and turbocharging is permitted. SportRacing Prototype II cars are powered by normally aspirated, six-cylinder engines.
GT: Divided into GTS and GT machines.
The GTS division features Chevrolet Corvettes, Dodge Vipers and Turbo Porsches powered by larger displacement engines capable of approximately 650 horsepower. The GT division showcases BMW M3s, Ferraris, normally aspirated Porsches and Porsche GT3Rs. These cars produce 450 horsepower.
Comprised of American muscle cars such as Chevrolet Camaros and Ford Mustangs. These cars are purpose-built on tube-frame chassis similar to NASCAR Winston Cup Series machines and are powered by V8 engines producing upward of 600 horsepower.
American City Racing League Cars:
All cars are open-cockpit, two-seat cars powered by Ford Cosworth four-cylinder engines. Chassis are typically an aluminum honeycomb monocoque. Cars are similar to Sports 2000 machines. Manufacturers include Carbir, Swift, Lola, Doran, Mallock, Van Diemen and Shrike.
Grand-Am Cup Cars:
All machines are two-seat street stock sportscars competing in four different categories (fastest to slowest): Super Grand Sport, Grand Sport, Sport-Touring and Compact. Super Grand Sports includes cars such as Dodge Vipers and Porsche 911s. Grand Sports includes cars like Chevrolet Camaros and Ford Mustang Cobras. Sports-Touring features machines like Honda Preludes and BMW Z3s. Compact has cars such as Honda Civic Si's and Mazda Miatas.
SCCA Pro Spec Racer Cars:
All cars are single-seat, open-cockpit, rear-engine vehicles built by SCCA Enterprises. All cars are identical with sealed 1.9-liter Ford engines built by Roush Racing.
U.S. F2000 Cars:
Machines are single-seat, open-cockpit, open-wheel cars cosmetically reminiscent of those found in CART's top developmental series. The cars are powered by 2000cc Ford engines developing 150 horsepower at 6200 RPM and propelling the cars in excess of 150 miles per hour.
SUPPORTING EVENT ACTIVITIES: Mid-Ohio Fan Appreciation Weekend
Race fans in attendance can enter to win "VIP Race Experience" prizes on Saturday and Sunday. Prizes include Pepsi Fan Survival kits, a chance to wave the green flag to start one of the weekend's races, pace car rides, a trackside VIP luncheon on Sunday and a chance to watch the weekend action from the "esses" trackside announcers booth.
Fans ages 18 and over who are in attendance on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 are eligible for the drawings. Prize items take place Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. Winners must be present to be eligible to claim prizes.
TICKETS: Call 1-800-MID-OHIO or 419-884-4000, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or visit www.midohio.com. Orders received prior to Thursday, June 7, 2001 by 5:00 p.m. are subject to discounts of up to 20 percent.