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PSR Heads West to Laguna Seca

22 October 1997

Laguna Seca, CA-The Professional SportsCar Racing (PSR) and FIA GT Series
arrives tomorrow to this beautiful Northern California venue. The teams have
been traveling west since early Sunday morning following the week-end of
racing at Sebring, Florida.

With a promotional stop-over in Los Angeles to build some excitement, the
word has spread ,like the proverbial wild-fire, that the FIA GT cars are
really and truly coming to race. Two weeks ago, when a large amount of doubt
was building over the actual arrival of the FIA GT cars in the US, you could
have booked a room in nearby Monterey. Now you are lucky to find one in Salinas.

The week-end of racing will entail three races. On Saturday the Exxon
Supreme GT Series GTS-1, GTS-2 and GTS-3 will take the green flag at 12:30
pm PST for a 1 Hour and 45 Minute Race.

On Sunday, the FIA GT cars will kick-off the racing with a three-hour
race. The race time is scheduled for 12:00 PM PST. The WSC cars will follow
at 3:30 PM PST. The GTS1,2 and 3 race will be carried live by Fox Sports Net
at 12:30 PM PST. 

For all of the participants in the PSR series, except the GTS1 drivers,
each race will be a deciding championship race. The WSC Driver's
Championship could be won by three drivers. The WSC Manufacturer's battle
will boil down to a Ford v.Ferrari battle. The two manufacturer's are
separated by 2 points with Ford holding the current upper-hand.

The GTS-1 Driver's Championship has been clinched by Andy Pilgrim. Porsche
clinched the manufacturer's championship at Sebring.

The GTS-2 Driver's Championship is a battle between Larry Schumacher and
Franz Konrad. Schumacher carries a nine point lead into the last race.
Porsche has already clinched the GTS-2 manufacturer's championship.

The GTS-3 Driver's Championship is a three-way battle between Bill
Auberlein, Javier Quiros and David Murry. Auberlein, in search of his
first-ever professional driving championship, can clinch with a seventh
place finish. BMW broke the Porsche strangle-hold on the GT Series'
Manufacturer's Championships by winning the Manufacturer's Championship.

The FIA GT Series Championship's for both Driver's and Manufacturer's is
also a close battle.

It should be a great week-end of racing!

David Treffer-The AutoChannel