RACE: Washington DC Region announcement

12 Hours at the Point Contingency Program Announced The Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America announced today that it would be administering a contingency prize program for the 4th Annual 12 Hours at the Point, an endurance race...

12 Hours at the Point Contingency Program Announced

The Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America announced today that it would be administering a contingency prize program for the 4th Annual 12 Hours at the Point, an endurance race for sports cars that will be held in June 2002. The event, held at Summit Point Raceway in Summit Point, WV harks back to the glory days of racing when DC Region held the 12 Hours at Marlboro. Like the events at Marlboro, the 12 Hours at the Point is one of the premier endurance races sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America.

Forty-one teams competed in the inaugural event held in 1999 and the popularity of the event has grown each year. The 2001 staging of this event attracted fifty-one teams to the challenging 2-mile Summit Point circuit. The overwhelming response among competitors forced the Region to seek a waiver of the rule limiting the number of cars allowed on the circuit. The Region is expecting a full-field for the 2002 12 Hours at the Point and is prepared to apply for another waiver to satisfy an over subscription of entrants.

Under the program, sponsors will be allowed to establish their own contingency prize schedules, but will be encouraged to be as inclusive as possible. The Region is asking that each sponsor provide a $125 media fee that will be used to promote the event. The 12 Hours at the Point is a spectator event and the Region usually attracts between 500 and 1000 spectators for its racing events at Summit Point. "Our current plan is to get more spectators at the track," said one Region official.

Sponsors interested in establishing a prize or wishing additional information should contact the DC Region Club Office at 800-TRY-4-SCCA (800-879-4722).

-JJ-

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