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Charlotte cancelled, Road Atlanta final 2001 event

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (August 14, 2001)*The SCCA Pro Racing Speedvision World Challenge GT and Touring Car Championships will now close their respective 2001 seasons by running a doubleheader weekend on the Audi Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, October...

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (August 14, 2001)*The SCCA Pro Racing Speedvision World Challenge GT and Touring Car Championships will now close their respective 2001 seasons by running a doubleheader weekend on the Audi Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, October 3-7. The announcement comes following the cancellation of the October 19-21 weekend at Lowe's Motor Speedway by the American Le Mans Series.

Both the Speedvision GT and Touring Car Championships will run races on Friday, October 5 and Sunday, October 7 to close their seasons--book ending the 1000km Petit Le Mans race on Saturday--the new finale of the American Le Mans season.

"While we never like to change our schedule mid-season, the American Le Mans Series and Road Atlanta have been very gracious in accommodating our series and teams to complete the full 10-race schedule," said Mitch Wright, Vice President and General Manager of SCCA Pro Racing. "The Petit Le Mans week will be full of great racing action."

The season-ending awards banquet will also move to the Atlanta area, set for Sunday night. Further details will be released at a later date.

The ALMS announced that tickets already purchased for the Lowe's Motor Speedway event will be refunded, or may be redeemed for a two-for-one offer to the Audi Petit Le Mans.

The Speedvision World Challenge Championships next travel to Laguna Seca, September 7-9. <pre>

Speedvision World Challenge Championships 2001 Dates and Race Winners

Race Date       Venue   Winners (GT, Touring) or Series With
March 2-4       Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas Galati, Pfeffer
March 13-16     Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla.    Cunningham, Kleinubing
May 18-20       Mosport International Raceway, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada Cunningham, Kleinubing
May 25-28       Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Conn. (Touring Doubleheader) Galati, Auberlen (I), Kleinubing (II)
June 15-17      Grand Prix of Detroit, Belle Isle, Mich. (GT Only) Cunningham
July 20-22      Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.     van Overbeek, Sapp
Aug. 3-5        Portland International Raceway, Portland, Ore.  Galati, Sapp
Sept. 7-9       Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, Calif.   ALMS/Trans-Am
Oct. 4-6        Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga. (Doubleheader)     ALMS

-SCCA/SCCA ProRacing-

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