<pre> SCCA Pro Racing Speedvision World Challenge GT and Touring Car Championships Round One * Leather Center Grand Prix of Texas Weekend Event/Circuit: Leather Center Grand Prix of Texas Weekend Texas Motor Speedway,...
<pre> SCCA Pro Racing Speedvision World Challenge GT and Touring Car Championships Round One * Leather Center Grand Prix of Texas Weekend
Event/Circuit: Leather Center Grand Prix of Texas Weekend Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas
Green Light: Speedvision Touring Car: Sunday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m. (CST) (standing start) Speedvision GT: Sunday, March 4 at 4:10 p.m. (CST) Race Lengths: Both races will be a maximum of 50 minutes or: Speedvision Touring Car: 26 laps, 60.424 miles Speedvision GT: 28 laps, 65.072 miles
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, March 23 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) GT Championship: Friday, March 23 at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern)
</pre> What to Watch: It's the first round of the 12th Speedvision World Challenge season. Look for new cars with the Speedvision Touring Car Mazda Protégé and Audi A4 Quattro, the return of the RealTime Acura NSX and new aerodynamic kits for the Speedvision GT Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and Chevrolet Corvette C5.
Plenty of new faces and drivers with new teams to watch, but defending Speedvision GT and Touring Car Champions Jeff McMillin and Pierre Kleinubing are both returning in the rides that took them to gold in 2000.
New Toyo Proxes T1-S tires have been the big off-season discussion as the series moves to an ultra high-performance street tire from a racing DOT tire. The cars should move around more in the corners providing a challenge to drivers and more excitement for fans.
- Eric Prill