RACE: Illinois drivers June Sprints preview

Illinois Drivers to Compete in National Race Elkhart Lake, Wisc., June 14, 2004 More than 400 competitors from 28 states, including 50 from Illinois and the Bahamas and Canada will compete in the Kohler/SCCA Chicago Region June Sprints® at Road...

Illinois Drivers to Compete in National Race Elkhart Lake, Wisc., June 14, 2004

More than 400 competitors from 28 states, including 50 from Illinois and the Bahamas and Canada will compete in the Kohler/SCCA Chicago Region June Sprints® at Road America, June 17-20. The June Sprints race weekend marks the first step in winning the Sports Car Club of America's (SCCA) Triple Crown of Racing. The prestigious race gives drivers in all of the race classes an opportunity to compete against the best drivers in the U.S. early in the season.

Tickets are available online, www.roadamerica.com, by phone, 1.800.365.7223 or at the gates, which open at 7 a.m. each day. Tickets, which include free parking and paddock access, are $10 Thursday, $15 Friday, $20 Saturday and $25 Sunday. Children 12 and under are free.

Off-the-track activities include behind-the-scenes tours, called Up Close and Personal, organized by SCCA's Chicago Region, on-track touring and autograph sessions. Cars will be on track beginning at 8 a.m. each day. Free autograph sessions will be held during the lunch hours on Saturday and Sunday. The Road America Karting Club (RAKC) will be on the Briggs & Stratton Motorplex, which is included with the event ticket. Road America offers camping available in the Carousel Campground for tents and pop-ups and around the track for self-contained motorhomes. Road America hosted its first race in 1955. A list of Illinois competitors follows.

Michael McCann Arlington Heights IL; Rick Bartusilo Barrington IL; Karl Schiffmayer Barrington IL; Steve Rehkemper Chicago IL; David Shapiro Chicago IL; John Kramer Chicago IL; Jim Wessel DeKalb IL; William Styczynski Downers Grove IL; Ruben J. Garcia Elburn IL; Larry Wright Evanston IL; J.M. Paredes Frankfort IL; Steve Sargis Frankfort IL; Rob Warkocki Frankfort IL; Gary Vallo Glen Ellyn IL; Dan Cobb Green Oaks IL; John Salisbury Gurnee IL; Jimmy Dziewior Hinsdale IL; Joel Weinberger Hinsdale IL; Charlie Schlismann Homewood IL; Jeff Beck Ingleside IL; John Stermer Lake Barington IL; Alan Andrea Lake Forest IL; Ron Tambourine Lake Forest IL; Jim Kelley Lily Lake IL; Jonathan Klein Long Grove IL; Dieter Griesinger Maple Park IL; Bob Lybarger McHenry IL; Jim Marinangel McHenry IL; Joseph Bertolucci Mt. Prospect IL; Chris Penderson Mundelein IL; Tom Stanford Orland Park IL; Toby Grahovec Palos Park IL; Toby Grahovec Palos Park IL; Brian Kubinski Plainfield IL; Don R. Bunt Poplar Grove IL; Rick Dittman Prarie View IL; Robert C. Nelson Rockton IL; Jim Roberts Rolling Meadows IL; Wayland B. Joe S. Barrington IL; Steve Stadel Scales Mound IL; Lester Fahlgren Schaumburg IL; Jerry L. Smith St. Charles IL; Fabio Castellani Streamwood IL; Paul Musschoot Marengo IL; Steve Nagle Westmont IL; Peter LeSueur Wheaton IL; Mark Boden Wilmette IL; John Maurus Winnetka IL; Jack Tippens Woodstock IL; Randal Hamann Zion IL;

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Series SCCA
Drivers Jim Roberts , Jeff Beck , Randal Hamann , Jack Tippens , Jim Marinangel , Steve Sargis , Brian Kubinski , Toby Grahovec , Michael McCann , Mark Boden , Dan Cobb , Jonathan Klein , John Kramer , Joel Weinberger