RACE: DC Region - 12 Hours at the Point news 2002-02-28

A Full Field for the 4th Annual 12 Hours at the Point February 28, 2002: Seventy-three teams have entered the 4th Annual 12 Hours at the Point hosted by the Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America. The 12 Hours at the Point, an ...

A Full Field for the 4th Annual 12 Hours at the Point

February 28, 2002: Seventy-three teams have entered the 4th Annual 12 Hours at the Point hosted by the Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America. The 12 Hours at the Point, an endurance race for sports cars and sedans, will be held May 31-June 1 on the challenging two-mile Summit Point Raceway in Summit Point, WV. The 12 Hours at the Point is the longest endurance race for cars held in the Middle Atlantic and is one of the premier amateur endurance races sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America.

"We were expecting a full field, but not this soon," said Jeff Janoska, PR Chair for the Region. According to Janoska, the Region started accepting entries in early January and it took only one month to get the fifty teams that are allowed to run without a waiver from SCCA. SCCA competition rules limit the number of cars to fifty, but a waiver can be granted increasing the car count. "The decision regarding the waiver will be made in the next few weeks. We would like to start extra cars, but safety is our first concern," Janoska added.

The popularity of the event has increased every year. The inaugural 12 Hours at the Point in 1999 drew only forty-four competitors, but the 2001 event saw fifty-one teams take the green.

All of the Region's races at Summit Point are spectator events. The gates for the 4th Annual 12 Hours at the Point open Friday afternoon on May 31. Those wanting additional information can find it at www.12hoursatthepoint.org

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