JRCS: Practice day added to Graduate Run-offs

Jim Russell Racing anticipates over 75 drivers will compete for this year's prize package, which includes a new prize for drivers over 40 and scholarships to the top ten finalists to compete in the 2001 USAC Formula Russell Championship racing...

Jim Russell Racing anticipates over 75 drivers will compete for this year's prize package, which includes a new prize for drivers over 40 and scholarships to the top ten finalists to compete in the 2001 USAC Formula Russell Championship racing series with the best driver receiving a free ride for the season. The winner of the Formula Russell Championship receives a free ride in the Jim Russell Pro Series and trip to England to compete against other Jim Russell graduates from all the Russell schools in the "Jim Russell World Scholarship". At stake in England is a chance to stay in Europe and race for another year sponsored by the Russell organization.

"This year's prize package is better than ever, and provides drivers of varying backgrounds with more incentive to participate in the Run-Offs," said Kjell Kallman, director of sales and marketing, Jim Russell Racing. "We expect to see some outstanding driving given the level of competition that the program has drawn in the last few years, and these new opportunities have caused us to add another day to meet the needs of our graduates."

Jim Russell Racing's 2000 Graduate Run-Offs are open to any driver who has graduated from the School's Techniques of Racing or Advanced Racing Courses. Drivers are judged on a sliding scale based on their previous racing experience. Cost to participate is $995 for the competition and $795 for an optional practice day. The best 6 to 10 drivers from each of the three competition days advance to Sunday free of charge where the top ten will be decided. Deadline for entry is November 30.

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