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Initial 2007 schedule announced

Initial 2007 SCCA SPEED World Challenge Schedule Released TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 8, 2006) - SCCA Pro Racing has announced six of the 11 venues that will compose the 2007 SCCA SPEED World Challenge Championship season, with the remaining dates to...

Initial 2007 SCCA SPEED World Challenge Schedule Released

TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 8, 2006) - SCCA Pro Racing has announced six of the 11 venues that will compose the 2007 SCCA SPEED World Challenge Championship season, with the remaining dates to be released shortly.

The 2007 schedule is a mix of exciting new venues and World Challenge classics ready to thrill race fans across the continent.

For the sixth season in-a-row, SCCA SPEED World Challenge will open its season at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring with the American Le Mans Series. As in years past, the SPEED GT and Touring Car races will be the featured races on Friday, March 16, at Sebring International Raceway in Florida, leading into the classic 12-hour ALMS race on Saturday.

The SCCA SPEED GT cars will then trek across the country to the streets of Long Beach, Calif. For the second year in-a-row, the GT cars will go solo as part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, an extravagant festival of speed with the Champ Car World Series and ALMS, April 13-15.

Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, will have an earlier date in 2007. SCCA SPEED GT and Touring Car will reunite May 17-19 for their second appearance at the nation's longest road course to take part in the Utah Grand Prix with ALMS.

Canadian fans will have twice the opportunities to see SPEED World Challenge in 2007. The series travels across the border and to the streets of Exhibition Place, July 7-8, for its first visit to the Grand Prix of Toronto with the Champ Car World Series. Ontario's race fans will also have an opportunity to see both series on a traditional road course as well at Mosport International Raceway. The 2007 Grand Prix of Mosport trades the Labor Day weekend of seasons past for an August 25-26 date, where the series will make it's 17th appearance--more than any other racing venue.

For the ninth-straight year, Road Atlanta will host a stop on the tour, with the Petit Le Mans event, October 2-6. SCCA SPEED GT and Touring Car take their traditional place on the week-long event headlining Friday, with the ALMS endurance classic taking place on Saturday.

For updates on the 2007 SPEED World Challenge season visit www.world-challenge.com

-credit: scca pro racing

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