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SCCA Trans-Am Racers Head for Mosport

28 August 1997


August 27, 1997

        BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Can._The SCCA Trans-Am Championship returns
to Mosport Park  for a Sunday feature race during the SCCA Pro Racing/PSR
Mosport Festival Labor Day weekend, August 28-31.

        The 40-lap, 98.36-mile Trans-Am race, Round 11 of the 13-race 1997
Championship, is slated to begin Sunday, August 31 at 12:30 p.m. (ET), and
will be televised live on The Nashville Network (TNN). The Speedvision
Network will rebroadcast the race Monday, September 1 at 9:00 p.m. (ET),
Tuesday, September 2 at 1:00 a.m. (ET) and Friday, September 5 at 2:00 p.m.
        Also competing at the Mosport Festival are the SCCA World Challenge
Championship and the SCCA Spec Racer Ford Pro Series. Saturday's 28-lap,
68.85-mile World Challenge contest will be broadcast on The Speedvision
Network Sunday, September 7 at 3:00 p.m. (ET), with a rebroadcast Monday,
September 8 at 2:00 a.m. (ET). Friday's 20-lap, 49.18-mile Spec Racer Ford
Pro Series race  will be televised on The Speedvision Network Saturday,
September 13 at 3:00 p.m. (ET), with rebroadcasts Saturday, September 13 at
10:00 p.m. (ET) and Sunday, September 14 at 2:30 a.m. (ET).

        With 10-straight wins, Tom Kendall, driver of the No. 11 All Sport
Body Quencher Ford Mustang, continues to make motorsports history as his
victory at Road America set a new mark for the longest documentable
road-racing-series win streak. Kendall has never won at Mosport, so he
faces a new obstacle in his quest to become the first driver to sweep a
Trans-Am season.

        Kendall's win also clinched the 1997 Trans-Am Drivers'
Championship, his third-consecutive and fourth-career title, both new
series records.

        With the Drivers' and Manufactures' Championships (Ford clinched at
Watkins Glen) already settled, the battle is now for second-place, where
six drivers are vying for the runner-up spot. Kendall, with 337 points,
tops the standings, followed by Dorsey Schroeder, 230; Jon Gooding, 228;
Brian Simo, 212; Gentilozzi, 206; Pickett, 203; and top-rookie Mike
Borkowski, 190. John Miller IV, 159, and Bill Saunders, 141 are eighth and
ninth, respectively, and rookie runner-up Michael Lewis is 10th with 135

        This weekend's contest will be the 351st race in the Trans-Am's
32-year history, and the 19th time the Trans-Am has competed at Mosport
Park, dating to 1976.

        Trans-Am qualifying and race results are available on the AP
SportsWire, the SCCA Pro Racing internet site ( and
CompuServe's Racing Information Services (GO RACEB) forum.

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