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IMSA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lyn Myfelt or Ed Nicholls (813) 877-4672 IMSA ANNOUNCES ADJUSTMENTS TO ...

IMSA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lyn Myfelt or Ed Nicholls (813) 877-4672

IMSA ANNOUNCES ADJUSTMENTS TO 1995 EVENT AND TELEVISION SCHEDULES

TAMPA, FLa. (June 16, 1995) -- Coming quickly on the heels of recent leadership changes at the International Motor Sports Association, Inc. (IMSA), IMSA officials announced today adjustments to both the 1995 event and television schedules. The IMSA Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway, July 21-23, and the IMSA Grand Prix of Minnesota at Brainerd International Raceway, August 4-6, have been canceled. New television airdates have been secured for the Exxon World Sports Car Championship and planned television coverage of the IMSA Grand Prix of California at Sears Point has been dropped. "During frank discussions with our contestants about important challenges facing IMSA from a business perspective, some competitors advised that we make adjustments to the calendar, while others recommended alterations to the television package," said IMSA President George Silbermann. "After consulting with our sponsors, promoters, industry representatives and other important individuals in motorsports, we opted to do a little of both." "These changes are necessary and dictated by basic common business sense. They represent one of several key steps being taken to strengthen the entire program and focus future efforts back towards core sanctioning body activities. Further adjustments to the 1995 calendar and television will not be necessary." A strong line-up of races is still ahead as IMSA heads towards the halfway point of the 1995 season: the Glen Continental at Watkins Glen International (June 22-25); The IMSA California Grand Prix at Sears Point Raceway (July 14-16); The Mosport 500 at Mosport Park, Canada (August 11-13); the PolyDyn TX-7 Texas World Grand Prix Presented by Ferrari of Houston (September 8-10); the Exxon World Sports Car Championships at Phoenix International Raceway (September 28-30) and the IMSA Grand Prix du Mardi Gras on the streets of New Orleans (October 6-8). Stand-alone races for the Bridgestone Supercar Championship, IMSA Street Stock Endurance Championship and Ferrari Challenge are also scheduled. The revised 1995 Exxon World Sports Car Championship television schedule is as follows:

VENUE & RACE DATE NETWORK AIRDATE TIME ----------------- ------- ------- ---- The IMSA California Grand Prix (Original airdate will rebroadcast the Sears Point Raceway, July 16 1995 Dodge Dealers Grand Prix at Lime Rock) ESPN July 19 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Mosport 500 ESPN Sept 1 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Mosport Park, Aug 13 ESPN 2 Aug 27 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PolyDyn TX-7 Texas World Grand Prix ESPN Sept 17 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Presented by Ferrari of Houston Texas World Speedway, Sept 10

Exxon World Sports Car Championships ESPN Oct 24 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Phoenix International Raceway, Sept 30 ESPN 2 Oct 21 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

IMSA Grand Prix du Mardi Gras ESPN Nov 1 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm New Orleans Street Circuit, Oct 8 ESPN 2 Oct 29 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Airdates subject to changes, all times listed are eastern

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-- mike mjt@adc.com

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