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Puerto Rico Grand Prix Releases Circuit Map

CONTACT: Justin Anderson
(704) 348-9400
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July 25, 2003


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ‹ The circuit map for the Puerto Rico Grand Prix, the
2003 season finale for the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich® Tires Cup,
has been released. The race is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 at Isla
Grande Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The circuit map is available in the
³Paddock² section of, and

The 1.6-mile, 10-turn temporary airport course was designed with assistance
from renowned race track designer Martyn C. Thake. Thake, whose most recent
projects include the Monterrey, Mexico and Mexico City Champ Car World
Series circuits, and the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Champ Car and Trans-Am
Series street course, is assisting with the construction of the course,
which is currently under way. Eagle West, which has built many temporary
street courses in North America, including the Molson Indy Toronto and the
Molson Indy Vancouver Champ Car World Series tracks, has been tapped to
build the track.

The picturesque circuit, which uses San Juan Harbor as its backdrop, boasts
a wide racing surface and 180-degree track visibility for fans. The circuit
will have at least 10,000 grandstand seats and 20 custom-made,
air-conditioned hospitality suites.

³The venue is reminiscent of the Cleveland Grand Prix circuit, which has
long been an exciting event for both our fans and our competitors,² said
Trans-Am Series Executive Director John Clagett. ³The Puerto Rico circuit
will offer fans an up-close experience with our race cars on an extremely
competitive circuit that is sure to pose unique challenges for our

³The Caribbean and Latin America are parts of the world well known for
having enthusiastic auto racing fans,² he added. ³I guarantee those fans
will witness an historic event at Puerto Rico.²

Tickets for the Puerto Rico Grand Prix are now on sale through TicketPop.
Tickets can be purchased by calling TicketPop at 787-294-0001 or by visiting

The Puerto Rico Grand Prix will be aired on a tape-delayed basis on PEE
Channel Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich® Tires Cup
features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars. The
Trans-Am Series is America¹s oldest continuously running sports car racing
series and celebrates its 38th anniversary in 2003.