I hope this is OK to post here - as this particular race will not be run in conjunction with SCCA - though under the new ownership and management AGT is working diligentley to build a concrete grass roots effort with the SCCA for the 2008 Race Schedule....we are in talks with many of the SE Division Regions and their RE's and Race Board folk to develop and create a fanatsic pro venue for GT1 cars in the closing or 2007 into the 2008 race year. It is our goal to encourage SCCA involvement and drive SCCA Region support for members, workers, volunteers and sponsors, our goal is to be a "feature event" for single National and Restricted Regional events for the regions as well as for enhancement of their PDX event - from everyone we have talked to from SCCA National office to each of the regions and many GT1 teams and drivers - they are as excited as we drivers and teams within the AGT are to develop this into a real "next step" for big bore drivers looking to take it to the next level. We will encourage all drivers to participate at the Regional level - Divisional level (awarding incentives to SARRC GT drivers, winners and champions) and National level - at which point we will be the next step. That is why we are looking at races run in conjunction with single national events - as drivers can compete for National points in the National race and run a "pro race" in the AGT race. The rules packages are being aligned to be an easy tranistion or simply a "fit" for drivers to be able to compete in both races with minimal if any changes to their cars. All drivers and team members will be required to be SCCA members in good standing and all drivers must maintain a minimum of an SCCA National Comp license. AGT has set up new "membership" fees to help encourage GT1 teams to get invloved as well as a "floating" entry fee scale based on if a GT1 team wants to run for points, no points, purse or no purse - or if they want to become a full time AGT team - you can go to www.AmericanGT for more details on entry and membership options - but remember you must be an SCCA member to become an AGT member. AGT races are pro races that have a seperate entry fee from the SCCA entry fee you will be paying.
May 31, 2007) - American GT Road Racing Association (AGTRRA) has confirmed Round Four of the Inter-Americas Cup Challenge for Nashville on Friday and Saturday July 6th and 7th to be held on the Nashville Superspeedway 1.8-mile road course situated in the infield of the speedway. The event called "Nashville Under the Lights" and will be afirst in many ways for AGTRRA, as it will be the first time that AGTRRA will be visiting Nashville and it will be the first ever night race for AGTRRA racing under the lights at the Nashville Superspeedway. On a weekend of "first", another will be that AGTRRA will be sharing the weekend event with another V-8 driven series, the American V-8 Supercar Series - in separate races and classes. "We at AGTRRA are very excited about this event. It will be a nice change to have an event at night using the famous Nashville Superspeedway lights with these roaring, ground pounding cars." Commented Tony Febles COO of AGTRRA. "There has being a great response from the AGTRRA series teams as we expect the return of a few teams that have not run with us lately like Terry Giles and the Powerhouse Racing Team out of Florida running their new #85 Corvette Z06, as well as a few GT-1 teams have indicated that they are looking forward to joining in and competing in this event" added Febles. So strap yourself in and get ready to run under the lights in Lebanon, Tennessee for "Nashville Under the Lights" where USERA and American V-8 Supercar Series will bebattling it out for the checkered flag in an exciting race weekend. Prior to the "Nashville Under the Lights" race Round Three of the AGTRRA International series will be held in Watkins Glen on June 15-17 in conjunction with HSR. For More info go to: www.AmericanGT.com