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SONOMA, Calif. - There will be no reason for race fans to make a mad dash to their cars following the checkered flag of the Dodge/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Winston Cup event at Infineon Raceway on June 22. Avoid the traffic congestion by staying in...

SONOMA, Calif. - There will be no reason for race fans to make a mad dash to their cars following the checkered flag of the Dodge/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Winston Cup event at Infineon Raceway on June 22.

Avoid the traffic congestion by staying in your seat for the second half of a racing doubleheader as the NASCAR Winston Cup stock cars will be followed by the longest-running road-racing series in North America for a 100-mile feature on the 12-turn, 2-mile road course. The Trans-Am Series, which enters its 38th year of competition in 2003, has been added to the weekend schedule, with the green flag set to drop approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of the Dodge/Save Mart 350.

"Trans-Am has a tremendous heritage at this track and in the history of American road racing," said Steve Page, president and general manager at Infineon Raceway. "Some of the most exciting, competitive events we've ever staged have been Trans-Am races. This is going to be a terrific addition to the show for our fans."

The Trans-Am Series features the best in sports-car racing with models such as Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette, Jaguar, Ford Mustang and Panoz Esperante, among others, producing in excess of 650 horsepower. Top drivers include 2002 Trans-Am Series champion Boris Said, who has won at Infineon Raceway in the American Le Mans Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Said will pull triple-duty in the Dodge/Save Mart 350 and Snap-On Tools/Jelly Belly NASCAR Elite Division, Featherlite Southwest Series.

"Infineon is one of my favorite road courses in the country so this is pretty exciting for me," stated Said. "I know Trans-Am doesn't often race with Winston Cup so this will be a great way for the series to get some exposure from a big crowd. I'm planning on racing in all three series that weekend: Trans-Am, Winston Cup and the Southwest Series."

The addition of the Trans-Am Series gives Infineon Raceway a tripleheader weekend of racing. The Trans-Am Series should also ease congestion on area roadways following the Dodge/Save Mart 350 as track officials are hopeful fans will remain for some of the best sports-car racing in North America.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Boris Said