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PALM DESERT, CA -- Pirate Racing announces their No.75 Corvette ZR-1 race car, which competed successfully in the 1999-2000 World Challenge GT series, will be entered in the 2001 double-header World Challenge GT series finale(s) scheduled for ...

PALM DESERT, CA -- Pirate Racing announces their No.75 Corvette ZR-1 race car, which competed successfully in the 1999-2000 World Challenge GT series, will be entered in the 2001 double-header World Challenge GT series finale(s) scheduled for October 3-7 at the Road Atlanta Petit Le Mans (http://www.roadatlanta.com/event-detail/Petit.htm).

This early prototype is the last ZR-1 in World Challenge competition and the vehicle will no longer be eligible to compete after the 2001 season. After the completion of these races, this historic ZR-1 will be donated to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. for permanent display.

"This old car has given us a lot of great memories and we're proud to be the team to bring it out for its last hurrah," said team owner Jim Van Dorn. "One of our greatest moments was the first time we came to Road Atlanta and Bill battled wheel to wheel with Bobby Archer coming down the hill."

That race, in August of '99 was truly one of the most exciting races of Road Atlanta's great history.

The season finale was originally scheduled for Charlotte; however, the schedule has now been changed to have Road Atlanta host a DOUBLE race weekend. The schedule now has World Challenge GT qualifying on Thursday then GT race #9 on Friday. The ALMS 10-hour race will be held on Saturday (with the factory C5R's) and then the final GT race on Sunday.

-Pirate Racing-

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