RACE: Pro Racing drivers enter 12 Hours at the Point

Speed Channel World Challenge drivers to compete in 12 Hours at the Point. March 18, 2003: For the second consecutive year, Otto's BMW of West Chester, Pennsylvania and Dupont Motorsports will be contesting the Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point.

Speed Channel World Challenge drivers to compete in 12 Hours at the Point.

March 18, 2003: For the second consecutive year, Otto's BMW of West Chester, Pennsylvania and Dupont Motorsports will be contesting the Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point. Last year Otto's BMW sponsored the Dupont Motorsports entry, but this year, the two have formed a new team, Otto's Motorsport. The newly formed team will be going for an overall win in the grueling 12-hour event with a modified Speed Channel World Challenge Touring BMW driver by Alfred duPont, Neal Sapp and Gerry Walsh.

The 5th Annual Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point, held May 31 at Summit Point Raceway in Summit Point, West Virginia, is the longest perennially held amateur endurance event for sports cars and sedans in the U.S. It ranks with the finest and most challenging endurance races in the nation -- The Rolex24 at Daytona, the Mobil-1 12 Hours of Sebring and The Le Petit Le Mans held at Road Atlanta. Forty-one teams competed in the inaugural event held in 1999 and the popularity of the event has grown each year. The 2002 event started fifty competitors on the challenging two-mile Summit Point circuit. Fifty-five teams are expected for this year's event.

"Endurance racing is an exiting new avenue of exposure for us. Otto's BMW has been a strong supporter of auto racing and is pleased to align itself with a front running World Challenge team like Dupont Motorsport," said Gerry Walsh, Director of Motor Sports for Otto's BMW. Otto's Motorsports intends to contest more than the 12 Hours at the Point -- Walsh added "We also will be launching campaigns with the new MINI Cooper S in SCCA road racing and Pro Rally."

The green flag for the 5th Annual Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point flies on Saturday May 31, 2003 and the checker comes down at midnight. The event is open to spectators with free camping and open access to all viewing and grandstand areas. Spectators are urged to watch for the glowing brake rotors. Directions and information can be found at www.12hoursatthepoint.org

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Series SCCA
Drivers Alfred duPont