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Proposed Americam Stockcar Championship cancelled

PROPOSED AMERICAN STOCKCAR CHAMPIONSHIP CANCELLED TAMPA, Fla. (September 4, 1997) -- International Motor Sports Group (IMSG) president Jack Long today announced the cancellation of IMSG's proposed American StockCar Championship and the Las Vegas...

PROPOSED AMERICAN STOCKCAR CHAMPIONSHIP CANCELLED

TAMPA, Fla. (September 4, 1997) -- International Motor Sports Group (IMSG) president Jack Long today announced the cancellation of IMSG's proposed American StockCar Championship and the Las Vegas Invitational race.

"The stated objective of the American StockCar Championship was to serve the interests of entrants, manufacturers and sponsors wanting to participate in a professionally-run, tube-frame road racing series" said Long. "With the creation of the Trans-Am Council, one segment of that group looks like it is being addressed."

"I know the perception is that we were attempting to take advantage of the continuing problems in the Trans-Am series," said Long. "But our interest was much broader and included our own tube-frame entrants, as well as those with ASA and ARCA-type cars who had an interest in road racing."

"We have always felt that uniting all segments of sports car racing would be best for the sport," continued Long. "However, at this time we don't think it is prudent or in the best interest of the sport to attempt to continue with our plans for the American StockCar Championship."

IMSG is the parent company of Professional SportsCar Racing, Inc. (SportsCar). The next race on the SportsCar calendar is September 18 - 20 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and features all five SportsCar series: the Exxon World SportsCar Championship, Exxon Supreme GT Series presented by Virgin Interactive, SPEEDVISION Cup for Stock SportsCars, Black Magic Pro Series and Ferrari Challenge.

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