RACE: NASA: VIR to cap 2000 Motorola Cup season

August 10, 2000 -- Motorola Cup and National Auto Sport Association (NASA) series officials announced that the Motorola Cup 2000 season will conclude with a race on September 16-17 at Virginia International Raceway. It is the first visit by a...

August 10, 2000 -- Motorola Cup and National Auto Sport Association (NASA) series officials announced that the Motorola Cup 2000 season will conclude with a race on September 16-17 at Virginia International Raceway. It is the first visit by a major professional road racing series to VIR in more than 25 years, celebrating the extensive renovations and new "country club" facilities.

Details are being completed for a 4 hour race to run on Sunday, September 17 at the track near Danville, Va. VIR opened in 1957 and closed in 1974. Early IMSA Camel GT races were held there in the early 1970s. Now under new ownership, the track completed its renovations and re-opened this past March.

This will be the tenth and final race, capping the third season for the thriving Motorola Cup Street Stock Championship Series, presented by NewTech Group International.

The race in Virginia will be supported by a full slate of NASA race events. "We are thrilled to have Motorola Cup on the schedule," said Chris Cobetto, NASA Atlantic Division Director. "It's a great opportunity for our guys to see the pro street stock series teams in action and it gives the Motorola Cup guys a look at who will be gunning for them in the future."

"We're looking forward to visiting this historic track and to working with the NASA team," said Eric Berman, Motorola Cup General Manager. "A four hour race at VIR will be a great way to complete what has so far been a very exciting season."

Over the past three years, The Motorola Cup has enjoyed expanded TV coverage, increased grids and continued growth in manufacturer support. With almost $2 million up for grabs, the series offers close competition between four classes of slightly modified production cars: SGS (Super Grand Sport), GS (Grand Sport), ST (Sport Touring) and C2K (Compact 2000).

The exciting endurance format showcases a variety of 2000 model cars ranging from the Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette C5 and Saleen SR Mustang, to the Audi S4, Nissan Maxima, Honda Civic Si, and many others.

Associate sponsors of The Motorola Cup series are NewTech Brake, NewTech Mecatronic, the Grant-A-Wish / Children’s Promise Foundation, Hoosier Tire, Sunoco, Deringer, Castrol, Speed Stick and Satisfied.

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