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Series 2009 schedule nears completion

2009 World Challenge Schedule Nears Completion TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 10, 2008) -- WC Vision and SCCA Pro Racing have announced three more dates that will be added to the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships calendar, including...

2009 World Challenge Schedule Nears Completion

TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 10, 2008) -- WC Vision and SCCA Pro Racing have announced three more dates that will be added to the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships calendar, including one brand-new venue.

World Challenge will return to Mosport International Raceway, but will trade its traditional August date for a May date in 2009. Both Touring Car and GT will make the trip to Bowmanville, Ont., Canada, May 15 -- 17, to headline the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend. Fans will have the opportunity to enjoy three World Challenge races, as the event will be a doubleheader for the Touring Cars.

July 24 -- 26, the series will make its first-ever trip to the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Ill, near Chicago. Both classes will race alongside Cooper Tire Atlantics and the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup. Opened in 2005, the 3.54-mile road course has received rave reviews from racers and is destined to become a new World Challenge favorite.

A staple on the World Challenge calendar, Road Atlanta returns in 2009. The penultimate rounds for the GT and Touring Car Championships will take place during the prestigious Petit Le Mans weekend, Sept. 23 -- 25.

An additional July date will be added shortly.

Divided into two separate series and races (SCCA SPEED GT and SCCA SPEED Touring Car), the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Championships are America's top production car-based series. SCCA SPEED World Challenge events are a maximum of 50 minutes in length, feature standing starts and the world's most popular manufacturers racing head-to-head.

For more information about World Challenge and the 2009 schedule, visit www.world-challenge.com.

-credit: scca pro racing

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