Denver: Race title sponsor named

DENVER -- MotoRock LLC has agreed to become title sponsor of the Sunday, Aug. 31 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup race, part of the Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver. The race, Round 9 of this year's Trans-Am Series championship,...

DENVER -- MotoRock LLC has agreed to become title sponsor of the Sunday, Aug. 31 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup race, part of the Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver. The race, Round 9 of this year's Trans-Am Series championship, will be called the MotoRock Mile High 100. The announcement was made by MotoRock Chairman and CEO Jamie Rose, Trans-Am Series Principal Paul Gentilozzi and Trans-Am Series Executive Director John Clagett.

The MotoRock Mile High 100 is running in conjunction with Champ Car World Series on the 1.647-mile temporary street course in downtown Denver. The Trans-Am Series returns this year after being part of the Grand Prix of Denver in 2002.

"The Trans-Am Series was chosen as a MotoRock partner because of its raw energy, excitement, fan loyalty, and history," said Rose. "Denver was chosen as the first MotoRock event because of the loyalty of the fans, excitement of the city and that it plays host to the Trans-Am Series and the Champ Car World Series."

"We're pleased to welcome MotoRock to the Trans-Am Series," said Clagett. "The Trans-Am Series is an American icon, and pairing it with the rock and roll is a perfect fit. We're privileged to be a part of it."

The MotoRock Mile High 100 is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31. The race will air on tape-delayed basis on Monday, Sept. 1 on SPEED Channel at 1:30 p.m.

The Trans-Am Series features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars, competing on permanent road courses, and temporary street and airport circuits throughout North America. The Trans-Am Series is America's oldest continuously running road racing series and celebrates its 38th anniversary in 2003.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Paul Gentilozzi