Wed, October 27, 2004

Here we go again. Last weekend, Hurricane Frances forced the American V8 Stock Car Road Racing Series to cancel their most recent event scheduled for Sebring. Now Hurricane Ivan is headed toward Florida. Ivan is the third hurricane to threaten the “sunshine state” this month. That hasn’t happened since the 1960s.Earlier this summer, the fourth round of the American V8 Stock Car series, scheduled for August 7 and 8 at Daytona, was also cancelled due to facility upgrades and improvements (new garages, first turn infield tunnel, etc.) at the speedway. Therefore, the American V8 Stock Car series has added the Road Atlanta event, scheduled for November 6 and 7, to the series’ points chase. Now the American Road Race of Champions event at Road Atlanta will also determine the 2004 American V8 Stock Car Championship.Both of the upcoming 2004 events at Roebling Road Raceway (Savannah, Georgia), October 9 and 10, and at Road Atlanta are now double-points races. Currently, American V8 Stock Car racers hold eight of the top ten positions in the South Atlantic Road Racing Championship (SARRC) GT-1 class points standings. Series drivers have also claimed three of the top five spots in the SARRC points standings in the SPO class.American V8 Stock Car competitors are also performing well this year at the professional road racing level. Series regulars Joe Hooker (currently fifth in the series points standings) and Charles Vaughn (currently ninth in points) finished second and fourth, respectively, at the recent American GT Challenge race held at Virginia International Raceway on Labor Day. That’s not bad at all for a pair of drivers who were invited to race with the AGTC and help fill the field. The American V8 Stock Car series encourages all race fans to attend their next event at Roebling Road. Camping at the track is free. In addition to the American V8 Stock Car race, Roebling Road will feature plenty of other great races for the SARRC Championship.Lee Arnold, the “driving force” behind the American V8 Stock Car series, would like to thank Kent McVee for his excellent article about the series. The appeared in the October 2004 issue of SportsCar magazine, an official publication of the Sports Car Club of America. The American V8 Stock Car series would also like to thank its sponsors (Goodyear, Sunoco, Spector Racing, Five Star Racecar Bodies, Racecar Engineering, Racing Electronics, DRP Performance, Mintex Racing, Howe Racing Enterprises and Tex Racing) for their continued support throughout 2004.

For a race schedule and more information about the American V8 Stock Car series please go to v8stockcar.com