RACE: 12 Hours at the Point update 2002-05-20

Longest Night-winning race team to compete in the 12 Hours at the Point. Chip Bryan, Bill Whitney and Marc Martin (3/4 of the Mach 5 race team that won the SM class at Moroso) are set to make the trip from Massachusetts and Florida to compete in...

Longest Night-winning race team to compete in the 12 Hours at the Point.

Chip Bryan, Bill Whitney and Marc Martin (3/4 of the Mach 5 race team that won the SM class at Moroso) are set to make the trip from Massachusetts and Florida to compete in the 4th Annual Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point, this time under the banner of MJM racing along with the sponsorship of Apex Automotive Engineering. Mach 5 Racing placed first in Spec Miata in the 2001 Longest Night by a single lap. The competition for the 12 Hours at the Point is likely to be stronger.

"The 12 Hours at the Point is an endurance race, but preparation for the race is very different than for the 24 Hours of the Longest Night," said Marc Martin, team owner. Martin added that "With only twelve hours, the Apex Automotive Engineering-MJM team won't need to bring as many spare parts, but the shorter distance makes this race more of a sprint. The attrition in this race shouldn't be as high as at Moroso."

This year's Spec Miata field will boast ten cars, making it the largest class at the 4th Annual Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point. The field of entrants is strong and also includes the 2001 NYSRRC Spec Miata champion, the 2001 ARRC Champion and the 2001 12 Hours at the Point Spec Miata winner.

The event, hosted by the Washington DC Region of the SCCA and held on two-mile Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia, has become an annual tradition for most grassroots endurance competitors. This year's event will be held May 31-June 1 and is open to spectators. Spectator information can be found at www.12hours.org.

-dc region/jj-

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Series SCCA
Drivers Marc Marti , Chip Bryan