Kansas City to host National Convention

Kansas City in the spotlight for this week's SCCA® National Convention. Sno*Drift-winning Mitsubishi to be on display. TOPEKA, Kan. (February 5, 2003) -- Kansas City, Mo. becomes the focal point for the 65,000-member Sports Car Club of America...

Kansas City in the spotlight for this week's SCCA® National Convention.
Sno*Drift-winning Mitsubishi to be on display.

TOPEKA, Kan. (February 5, 2003) -- Kansas City, Mo. becomes the focal point for the 65,000-member Sports Car Club of America this week, as the organization holds its annual National Convention at the Westin Crown Center February 6-8.

Attracting many of SCCA's core leadership, the National Convention is a time to educate, learn and work toward growing the organization, revered as the leader in motorsports training and development.

"Our National Convention is the perfect opportunity for the movers and shakers in the membership to gather together for the betterment of the organization as a whole," said Steve Johnson, SCCA President and CEO. "We're excited to bring the convention to Kansas City, and to one of its most renowned areas at the Crown Center near Union Station."

More than 350 attendees will both conduct and attend seminars throughout the three days on topics ranging from insurance to operations to marketing for all of SCCA Inc.'s activities.

While the seminars are closed to the public, the Westin Crown Center lobby is not, and it will be the first opportunity for Midwesterners to see the No. 1 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SCCA ProRally car driven by defending series Champion David Higgins. Higgins won the Sno*Drift season-opening SCCA Pro Rally event on January 25 in Atlanta, Mich.

In addition to the Mitsubishi ProRally car, the University of Kansas Formula SAE car will be on display, as well as the new SCCA Enterprises Formula and Sports Racing cars.

This week will also be the official public opening of the new SCCA headquarters in Topeka, Kan. Convention attendees will be transported to the new building, which was completed in November 2002, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday including Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Topeka Mayor Butch Felker and a host of local business executives.

"This will be a fantastic week for SCCA members, with our leadership conference and the opening of their national headquarters," said Johnson.

For more information about the SCCA, please visit www.scca.com.

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Series SCCA
Drivers David Higgins , Steve Johnson