Grand-Am Cup to race at Mid-Ohio CART Grand Prix. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 6, 2002) -- Grand American Road Racing Association President Roger Edmondson announced today that the Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series would compete at Mid-Ohio Sports...
Grand-Am Cup to race at Mid-Ohio CART Grand Prix.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 6, 2002) -- Grand American Road Racing Association President Roger Edmondson announced today that the Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series would compete at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the CART Grand Prix weekend, Aug. 8-11. The race will be the sixth round of the 10-race season for the street stock series.
"At the beginning of the year we promised our fans and competitors a 10-race season. We are pleased to be able to have Mid-Ohio round out our schedule," Edmondson remarked. "The CART Grand Prix will be a wonderful opportunity for our teams to return to Mid-Ohio and race in front a large crowd."
Grand-Am Cup will run a 2.5-hour race on Mid-Ohio's 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course on Saturday, Aug. 10 immediately following Champ car qualifying for the CART Grand Prix. The street stock series race is scheduled to being at 3 p.m. ET. Qualifying for the race will be held on Friday, Aug. 9 at 4:45 p.m.
The Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series is the premier proving ground for many of today's automobile manufacturers. The series features actual production cars with only minimal racing modifications to enhance safety and performance. Four classes of race cars compete on the track at the same time during the Grand-Am Cup event, with drivers competing for top honors in their specified class, as well as the overall win. Grand-Am Cup cars are classified by weight, engine size and model.
The Grand Sport I (GS I) class is made up high-end sports and GT car models like Corvette, Porsche 993 and Saleen Mustang, while the Grand Sport II (GS II) class includes popular sports and muscle cars, such as the BMW M3, Porsche 996, Mustang Corbra and Audi S4. Sport Touring I features various small to midsize four-door sedans and sports coupes, including the Acura Integra R, BMW Z3, Lexus IS300, Porsche Boxster and Hyundai Tiburon. Grand-Am Cup's entry-level class, Sport Touring II (ST II), includes small sedans like the Acura Integra LS, Ford Focus, Mazda Miata and Protégé.
Tickets for the CART Grand Prix weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course are currently on sale and may be purchased by calling 800-MID-OHIO or visiting www.midohio.com. More information on Grand-Am Cup is available online at www.grandamcup.com.