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<pre> SCCA Pro Racing Speedvision World Challenge GT and Touring Car Championships Round Two * Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring Weekend Event/Circuit: Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring Weekend Sebring International Raceway, ...

<pre> SCCA Pro Racing Speedvision World Challenge GT and Touring Car Championships Round Two * Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring Weekend

Event/Circuit: Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring Weekend Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla.

Superchips Speedvision Touring Car: Thursday, March 15, 1:30 p.m. (EST) Qualifying: Speedvision GT: Thursday, March 15, 1:55 p.m. (EST)

Green Light: Speedvision Touring Car: Friday, March 16, 11:10 a.m. (EST) (standing start) Speedvision GT: Friday, March 16, 5:30 p.m. (EST) Race Lengths: Both races will be a maximum of 50 minutes. Distance limit to be determined.

Television: Both Speedvision World Challenge races will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis on the Speedvision Network. Initial Broadcasts are as follows: Touring Car: Friday, April 6 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) GT Championship: Friday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern)

It was a wild Speedvision GT opener at Texas Motor Speedway March 4, with six different car makes running in the top-five at some point. Michael Galati's Audi S4 Competition took the win over Peter Cunningham (Acura NSX), Randy Pobst (Porsche), Mike Fitzgerald (Porsche) and Jeff McMillin (BMW M3). Boris Said led the most laps in his Ford Mustang, and look for an onslaught of Corvette C5s to run well at Sebring after going on a 100 lb. diet and getting larger front tires since Texas.

It was BMW 328is sweeping the Speedvision Touring Car podium at the power-friendly Texas track, but look for Acura and Mazda to make a serious run at the long and twisty Sebring track. Steve Pfeffer led Neal Sapp and Alfred duPont at Texas, followed by defending series Champion Pierre Kleinubing (Acura Integra R). British Touring Car standout David Leslie proved the Mazda 626 to be competitive, running in the top-three in practice and finishing sixth in the race. Watch for Paul Bonaccorsi's new Mazda Protege to move to the front as the car is developed.

Reigning SCCA Valvoline Runoffs Touring 1 Champion Fred Baker will make his Speedvision GT debut in an ex-Champion Racing Audi S4 Competition this weekend.

-SCCA/SCCA ProRacing-

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Drivers Boris Said , Randy Pobst , Michael Galati , David Leslie , Peter Cunningham , Steve Pfeffer , Paul Bonaccorsi , Alfred duPont