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Grand-Am Cup 250 Draws More Than 50 of Today's Hottest Production Cars to Miami DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 25, 2004) -- The Grand-Am Cup Series will head to South Florida this weekend for the Grand-Am Cup 250, March 27-28. The event will draw...

Grand-Am Cup 250 Draws More Than 50 of Today's Hottest Production Cars to Miami

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 25, 2004) -- The Grand-Am Cup Series will head to South Florida this weekend for the Grand-Am Cup 250, March 27-28. The event will draw more than 50 of today's hottest import and domestic production cars to race on Homestead-Miami Speedway's 2.3-mile road course.

The Grand-Am Cup Series features production cars straight off the showroom floor. With only minimal racing modifications to enhance performance and safety, these race cars are developed directly from the very same streetcars that many race fans will most likely drive to the track. The Grand-Am Cup 250 will highlight two classes of cars with teams racing for top honors both overall and in their respective class.

The quicker Grand Sport class features sleek, sexy sports cars and popular muscle cars battling against each other for the overall win. Porsches enter the fray against other imports like the BMW M3, Audi S4, Nissan 350Z, Acura NSX and exotic Lotus Esprit. The teams of imports also face off against an impressive contingent of American iron in the Grand Sport class, with cars like the Mustang Cobra SVT, Pontiac Firebird and Saleen Mustang set to run in Sunday's Grand-Am Cup 250.

New to the class this weekend will be one of the latest creations from Detroit - the Cadillac CTS-V. Released to the public only last January, two of the sporty new Caddies will make their series debut in Miami.

For those who enjoy the latest sports and compact coupes, the Sport Touring class is guaranteed to please with its wide array of imports and domestics. Local team SpeedSource, out of Sunrise, will enter four of Mazda's latest sportster, the Mazda RX-8, into an action packed battle against other imports like the Mazda 6, Lexus IS300, Nissan Sentra SE-R, Toyota Supra and Acura RSX-S and Integra R.

BMW fans will have four different models to check out during the race with the BMW Z3, 330i, 330ci and 328i all racing for top honors in the Sport Touring class. The Mini Cooper S is always a fan favorite in the class, as well as the Dodge Neon SRT4.

With such a wide range of cars taking to the track, the Grand-Am Cup 250 weekend is sure to cater to every car lover's desire. To make the event even more enticing to South Florida race fans and car lovers, Homestead-Miami Speedway will sell tickets at the gate for $10 per day or a two-day pass for only $15.

Qualifying for the Grand-Am Cup 250 will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 4 p.m., and the race will get underway on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Additional information about the Grand-Am Cup 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway is available online at www.grandamerican.com.

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