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03/10/08
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Road America adds Speed World Challenge in place of Champ Car
Road America has released a revised line-up for its Road Race Showcase, scheduled for August 7-10, 2008. Because of scheduling conflicts caused by the Indy Racing League and Champ Car World Series unification, it appears that Champ Car is unable to hold its Champ Car Grand Prix at Road America that weekend. The showcase continues to highlight the American Le Mans Series in Saturday's Generac 500. This four-hour race will again culminate in a stunning sunset finale. Sunday's tentative line-up will feature the SPEED Pro Racing World Challenge GT & Touring Championships. According to George Bruggenthies, Road America president and general manager, "The SPEED World Challenge is always a big hit at Road America. We're pleased that we could pair them with the American Le Mans Series and further enhance the experience for our sports car fans." 

In addition to the previously scheduled Star Mazda, Formula BMW and Skip Barber National Series, the Atlantic Series will double its show with two races on Saturday and Sunday. For open-wheel fans, these series have always provided fields of young, aggressive drivers whose ambitions fuel unpredictable finishes. "Fans can count on a solid weekend of premiere, competitive racing," Bruggenthies stated, "It's going to be a full, four-day schedule with very few breaks in track action-one of the best values fans will find this season in road racing." 

Road America is a 640-acre, year-round motorsports facility. In addition to major world-class race events, Road America offers motorcycle and supermoto schools, group event programs, and top-of-the-line hospitality. In 2008 it will host eight major weekend races: SVRA Spring Vintage Weekend, May 16-18; AMA Suzuki Superbike Doubleheader, June 5-8; Vintage Cycle Weekend, June 13-15; Piggly Wiggly / Chicago Region SCCA June SprintsĀ®, June 19-22; the Championship Cup Series (motorcycles), July 4-6; the Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman, July 17-20; the Road Race Showcase featuring the Generac 500- ALMS and the SPEED World Challenge, August 7-10; and the VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage FestivalĀ®, September 19-21. For more information visit www.roadamerica.com or call 800/365-7223.

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