SCCA Pro Racing announces 2003 Speed World Challenge schedule. BRASELTON, Ga. (October 11, 2002)-- SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. has announced its 2003 SPEED World Challenge schedule for the GT and Touring Car Championships. The series returns to seven...
SCCA Pro Racing announces 2003 Speed World Challenge schedule.
BRASELTON, Ga. (October 11, 2002)-- SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. has announced its 2003 SPEED World Challenge schedule for the GT and Touring Car Championships. The series returns to seven 2002 venues, with the addition of one event that fell off the current schedule and one event to be announced at a later date.
Sebring International Raceway is again the site of the opening round, part of the 51st Mobil1 12 Hours of Sebring week, March 12-15. This will be the third-straight appearance for the SPEED World Challenge Championships on the historic event, which has produced some of the most exciting races in series history.
Following Sebring, an event may be added with an all-new venue in early April. On the weekend of April 25-27, the series moves to Virginia International Raceway for its second appearance at the picturesque facility. VIR is the site of the final 2002 Round for each series.
Once again, the SPEED GT and Touring Car Championships will appear at Mosport International Raceway for its traditional Victoria Day Weekend May 16-18--its only 2003 appearance in Canada. One week later, the series makes its annual trek to the hills of Connecticut for its traditional run at Lime Rock Park on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26.
For the second-straight time ever, road racing returns to our Nation's Capital to run at the RFK Memorial Stadium Circuit June 27-29 for the Cadillac Grand Prix of Washington, D.C. The event is the only temporary facility on the 2003 schedule.
Infineon Raceway (Sears Point) returns to the 2003 SPEED World Challenge schedule after a one year hiatus, part of the Grand Prix of Sonoma, July 25-27. It will be the ninth appearance to the facility, renamed Infineon Raceway in 2002, which held the first-ever World Challenge race in 1990.
Following its trip to Northern California, the SPEED GT and Touring Cars return for the ninth time to Road America, August 22-24, with the American Le Mans Series. Following Road America, it's back to California for the 2003 season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, September 5-7. It is the sixth time the SPEED World Challenge has appeared at the Monterey, Calif. track, and the second time the series has concluded its season there, the last being in 1999.
"For the 2003 season, we've been able to retain some of the great events from 2002, as well as include another trip out to the West Coast," said Mitch Wright, SCCA Pro Racing Vice President and General Manager."The series continues to pick up speed, and looks forward to its best season ever."
The series will have a 10-race schedule, with additional venues added or some events becoming doubleheaders.
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