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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