USSS: Firebird I fact sheet

USSS EVENT USSS Firebird Indy Car Grand Prix SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2001 CIRCUIT FIREBIRD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY Phoenix, Arizona TRACK 1.5-mile, 14-turn Road Course (Firebird Track) USSS Firebird Indy Car Grand Prix RACE 25 Laps Event 6 of 8 USSS...

USSS EVENT USSS Firebird Indy Car Grand Prix SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2001 CIRCUIT FIREBIRD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY Phoenix, Arizona TRACK 1.5-mile, 14-turn Road Course (Firebird Track) USSS Firebird Indy Car Grand Prix RACE 25 Laps Event 6 of 8 USSS Races to be held in 2001

EVENT SCHEDULE Tentative & Subject to Change September 28 Friday (West Track) 9:00 am Open Wheel Testing (20 min.) 11:00 am Open Wheel Testing (20 min.) 1:00 pm Open Wheel Testing (20 min.) 3:00 pm Open Wheel Testing (20 min.)

September 29 Saturday (Firebird Track) 9:00 am USSS Practice (30 min.) 11:00 am USSS Practice (30 min.) 1:00 pm USSS Single Car Qualifying 3:00 pmUSSS Practice (30 min.)

September 30 Sunday 11:00 am USSS Warm-up (20 min.) 1:00 pm USSS Firebird Indy Car Grand Prix

INDY CARS & CHAMP CARS -- as raced in the Indy 500TM, Indy Racing LeagueTM, and the CARTTM series. USSS is the only series which allows drivers and teams to face off in such a wide range of chassis / engine / tire combinations: Lola, March, and Reynard vs G-Force, Dallara, and others .. powered by normally-aspirated Oldsmobile Aurora and Chevrolet engines vs Buick, Cosworth, and other turbocharged racing engines .. on Hoosier vs American Racer tires. Both Indy cars and Champ cars are open-wheel, single-seaters, with open cockpit. Aerodynamic features include front and rear wings and underbody designed to produce ground effects, which create the suction power of a vacuum under the car. The monocoque construction includes protective driver cockpit, fuel cell and front suspension. The engine is a stressed or integral member of the chassis and the rear assembly includes gearbox and rear suspension members. The cars weigh up to 1650 pounds and use methanol fuel to produce up to 900 horsepower. They are capable of reaching speeds in excess of 230 mph.

ON-TRACK EVENTS

NATIONAL AUTO SPORT ASSOCIATION

The USSS program will be a feature race event along with the NASA race program which includes Big Bore Production Based & GT Cars, Small Bore Production Based & GT Cars, Open Wheel Formula and Sports Racing Cars on the Firebird Main Track. The NASA Street car orientation program and High Performance Driving Event for Street Cars will be run on the Firebird West Track during the 3 day weekend.

Grand Prix TICKETS

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KEN PETRIE of Parker, Colorado drove his Precision Industries March-Chevrolet to victory in four of five races in the 2001 inaugural season of USSS: the Las Vegas Grand Prix, the Pikes Peak Grand Prix, and both the Sandia Indy Car Shootout I & II at Albuquerque. PHIL ERICKSON of Phoenix, Arizona/Lake Tahoe, Nevada scored his first USSS win on the oval at Dodge City Indy Car Showdown in Kansas, at the wheel of his Buick-powered Erickson Companies Lola Indy Car.

Other drivers in hot pursuit include GREG GORDEN of Colorado Springs, CO in his Pikes Peak International Raceway-sponsored G-Force chassis with Oldsmobile Aurora engine (2nd at Pikes Peak & Sandia II); DON WARREN of Aberdeen, Washington in the Don Warren Inc. Lola-Buick (2nd at Sandia I); DALE BUCKLEY of Commerce City, Colorado, in the Buckley & Company Lola-Chevrolet (3rd at Sandia I); MIKE KOSS, in the Brayton Engineering Lola-Buick (3rd at Dodge City); and ERIC KOSELKE of Indianapolis, Indiana, in the Lennon & Associates Lola-Chevrolet (currently 3rd in USSS pts).

USSS 2001 RACE WINNERS Las Vegas Grand Prix: (April 8, 2001 - Road) KEN PETRIE -- Parker, Colorado March Indy Car / Chevrolet Engine Pikes Peak Grand Prix: (May 13, 2001 - Road) KEN PETRIE -- Parker, Colorado March Indy Car / Chevrolet Engine Sandia Indy Car Shootout I: (June 16, 2001 - Oval) KEN PETRIE -- Parker, Colorado March Indy Car / Chevrolet Engine Dodge City Showdown: (July 14, 2001 - Oval) PHIL ERICKSON -- Phoenix, Arizona Lola Indy Car / Buick Engine Sandia Indy Car Shootout II: (Aug 25, 2001 - Oval) KEN PETRIE -- Parker, Colorado March Indy Car / Chevrolet Engine

USSS 2001 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS (after 5 of 8 races) USSS Driver Standings:

USSS Team Standings: KEN PETRIE -- 114 points PHIL ERICKSON -- 89 points

LOOPHOLE RACING -- 219 points McDONALD M'SPORTS -- 133 points

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