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15 April, 1997 EXXON WORLD SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP NEWS TEAM SOUTH CAROLINA FIELDS MAZDA HAWK -- Rick Fairbanks Team South Carolina is busily preparing their new Mazda Hawk MD3R for this weekends Grand Prix. The team, which just recently took...

15 April, 1997

EXXON WORLD SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP NEWS

TEAM SOUTH CAROLINA FIELDS MAZDA HAWK -- Rick Fairbanks Team South Carolina is busily preparing their new Mazda Hawk MD3R for this weekends Grand Prix. The team, which just recently took delivery of the car, intends to contest the remainder of the season.

DOYLE RACING SPRINT CHASSIS -- Defending Exxon World SportsCar Champion Wayne Taylor and co-driver Eric van de Poele have a brand new Riley & Scott MK III chassis for the Road Atlanta race. According to team manager Mark Scott, the chassis is essentially the same as the one raced at the Daytona 24-hour and Sebring 12-hour, except for lighter and newer components.

MORETTI'S DEFENSE -- Gianpiero Moretti, winner at last season1s Grand Prix of Atlanta, will be attempting to defend his title while making his 17th visit to Road Atlanta. His first race at the track was in 1978 where he finished fourth in a Porsche 935. His first win at Road Atlanta came in 1980, also in a Porsche 935. His most recent win came last season behind the wheel of the now familiar #30 MOMO Ferrari 333SP.

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Series IMSA Others
Drivers Wayne Taylor , Rick Fairbanks , Gianpiero Moretti