Long Beach: America's military to be honored

Trans-Am Series honors America's Military Men and Women. LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich® Tires Cup race, scheduled for April 13 during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend, will pay homage to America's ...

Trans-Am Series honors America's Military Men and Women.

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich® Tires Cup race, scheduled for April 13 during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend, will pay homage to America's military forces. The Series will request every car entered in the race to carry decals representing America's five military branches--Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

Also, a moment of silence will be observed during pre-race ceremonies to honor those who have died in defense of America.

"We are privileged to honor our fighting men and women deployed at home and abroad," said Trans-Am Series Executive Director John Clagett. "With the events taking place throughout the world, we thought it was only fitting to show our appreciation for our military. It is through the great sacrifice of our troops that we enjoy the freedom we have in this country today."

The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich® Tires Cup features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars. The Trans-Am Series is America's oldest continuously running sports car racing series and celebrates its 38th anniversary in 2003.

The next Trans-Am Series race is scheduled for April 13, during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend. The race will air on a same-day, tape-delayed basis on SPEED Channel at 9 p.m. ET.

-scca pro racing/trans am-

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