BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series Round Six The Simple Green 100 Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, Ohio June 30-July 1, 2000 Weekend Quick Facts Green Flag: Saturday, July 1, 4:45 p.m. ET Race Length: 47 laps...
BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series
The Simple Green 100
Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland
Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, Ohio
June 30-July 1, 2000
Weekend Quick Facts
Green Flag: Saturday, July 1, 4:45 p.m. ET
Race Length: 47 laps of the 2.106-mile, 10-turn circuit for 98.982 miles.
Television: Speedvision Network, tape-delayed, Saturday, July 8 at 12:00 p.m (ET). Speedvision rebroadcast, Friday, July 14 at 12:00 p.m. (ET)
What to Watch: The Simple Green “Clean Up Award,” a $2,500 bonus that goes to any driver who “cleans up” at any single race by earning the pole position, posting the fastest race lap, leading the most laps and winning the race. With no “Clean Up” winner to date, the award rolls over and is now worth $15,000 to a driver who “cleans up” at Cleveland. Addidtionally, Simple Green, the title sponsor of the event, has put up another $15,000 for Cleveland, meaning the Simple Green 100 race winner could stand to win an additional $30,000 if he “Cleans Up,” making it potentially the richest winners’ purse in series history.
Coming off his first win of the season at the Detroit Johnson Controls 100, two-time defending series Champion Paul Gentilozzi hopes his year has finally hit high gear with the new Jaguar XKR. Brian Simo has taken three wins in the Qvale Mangusta, and leads Gentilozzi by 21 (146-125) in the 2000 points race.
The raucous action in the first five races of the 2000 BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series season reflect the increased competition and closeness of the series—each event has been filled with fender-bruising action, including three (Sebring, Long Beach and Mosport) with last-lap, podium-changing contact.