Mid-Ohio Road Racing Classic Weekend Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course June 12-14, 1998 NTB Trans-Am Series Round Five USRRC Can-Am/GT Round Three World Challenge Round Three Spec Racer Ford Pro Series Round Two NTB Trans-Am Race Date: Sunday, June...
Mid-Ohio Road Racing Classic Weekend Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course June 12-14, 1998
NTB Trans-Am Series Round Five USRRC Can-Am/GT Round Three World Challenge Round Three Spec Racer Ford Pro Series Round Two
NTB Trans-Am Race Date: Sunday, June 14, 1998
NTB Trans-Am Green Flag: 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Can-Am/GT Race Date: Sunday, June 14, 1998
Can-Am/GT Green Flag: 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
NTB Trans-Am Television: TNN, Sunday, June 14, 2:00 p.m. (EDT), two-hour tape delay Rebroadcast on Speedvision, Monday, June 15, 9:00 p.m. (EDT)
USCCR Can-Am/GT Television: Sunday, June 14, Fox Sports Net, 7:00 p.m. (EDT) Rebroadcast Sunday, June 21, Speedvision, 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
World Challenge Television: Saturday, June 20, Speedvision, 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
Spec Racer Ford Pro Series Television: Sunday, June 21, Speedvision, 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Circuit: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 2.25-mile, 13-turn road course
NTB Trans-Am Race Length: 45 laps, 101.25 miles.
USRRC Can-Am/GT Race Length: 2 1/2 hours
NTB Trans-Am Circuit Records: Qualifying: 98.149 mph, 1:22.623, Tom Kendall, 1997 Race Lap: 95.733 mph, 1:24.610, Jack Baldwin, 1993 Winner’s Speed: 85.747 mph, Tom Kendall, 1994 Narrowest Margin of Victory: 0.300 sec., Parnelli Jones over George Follmer, 1970 Widest Margin of Victory: 1 lap + 22 sec., Mark Donohue over Jerry Titus, 1968 Margin of Victory Last Race: 0.546 sec., Tom Kendall over Dorsey Schroeder, 1997
USRRC Can-Am/GT Circuit Records: New circuit records for 1998.
Media Notes: Results are available on the AP SportsWire, via e-mail or direct filing, on the internet (http://www.trans-amseries.com or http://www.usrrc-series.com) and on CompuServe’s Racing Information Systems (GO RACEB) Forum.
Satellite Uplink: A NTB Trans-Am Series satellite uplink race package including green flag, race highlights, checkered flag and winner’s interview is available immediately after each race. Contact Greg Rubenstein for uplink coordinates.
Also of Note: It’s been a dozen years since the Trans-Am and Can-Am names were featured on the same ticket (Mosport Park, 1986), and this weekend continues a new era in North American motorsports as the “modern” Can-Am Championship—now competing under the USRRC banner—and the NTB Trans-Am are once again teamed. This week will be the second of three 1998 venues featuring both the NTB Trans-Am and Can-Am (Homestead, May 16-17; Minneapolis, June 27-28).
The Can-Am Championship, along with the GT Championship, enters Round Three of its “rebirth” season this weekend. The Can-Am is in its 20th season overall, and the first in its “modern” era. Seasons from 1966-1974 and 1977-1986 are considered the historic era. This weekend marks the Can-Am’s 13th appearance at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and is the third race in the modern Can-Am era (158th overall).
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