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Road America added to 1998 schedule

THE WORLD CHALLENGE ADDS ROAD AMERICA TO 1998 SCHEDULE ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (April 8, 1998) -- The World Challenge Championship, North America's top production-based road racing sprint series, has added the Texaco/Havoline 200 weekend at Road ...

THE WORLD CHALLENGE ADDS ROAD AMERICA TO 1998 SCHEDULE

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (April 8, 1998) -- The World Challenge Championship, North America's top production-based road racing sprint series, has added the Texaco/Havoline 200 weekend at Road America, August 14-16, bringing the 1998 schedule to nine events.

"Our desire has always been to offer a balanced mix of venues including street circuits, arena-viewing road course/oval tracks and traditional, natural-terrain road courses," said Dan Greenwood, SCCA Pro Racing Chief Administrative Officer. "The addition of Road America on the high-profile CART FedEx/NTB Trans-Am Series weekend will bring the World Challenge additional exposure while offering our competitors another challenging, world class road course."

The one-hour World Challenge race on the 4.048-mile, 11-turn Road America road course located in Elkhart Lake, Wis., is slated for Saturday, August 14, and comes two weeks after the series' Trois-Rivieres street race and one week before the First Union Six Hour of The Glen weekend at Watkins Glen.

The nine-event World Challenge schedule kicks off the weekend of May 15-17 at Heartland Park, Topeka, Kan., and concludes September 25-27 at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo. One additional venue may be added to the 1998 calendar.

Revised 1998 SCCA WORLD CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP Schedule*

Date            Event/Venue
May 15-17       Heartland Park, Topeka, Kan.1
May 22-25       Dodge Dealers Grand Prix, Lime Rock Park, Lime Rock, Conn.2
June 12-14      The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio2
June 27-28      Sprint PCS Grand Prix of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.2
July 24-26      West Michigan Grand Prix, Grand Rapids, Mich.2
Aug. 1-2        Le Player's Ltee. Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Can.2
Aug. 14-16      Texaco/Havoline 200 weekend at Road America3
Aug. 22-23      Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y.4
Sept. 25-27     Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, Colo.2

* - Additional race date/venue may be added. 1 - NASCAR Winston West Headline Weekend. 2 - NTB Trans-Am Series Headline Weekend. 3 - CART FedEx/NTB Trans-Am Series Weekend. 4 - USRRC Can-Am and GT Headline Weekend.

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