PALM DESERT, CA - 9/21 - Pirate Racing announces their No.75 Corvette ZR-1
race car, which competed successfully in the 1999-2000 World Challenge GT
series, will be entered in the 2001 double-header World Challenge GT series
finale(s) scheduled for October 3-7 at the Road Atlanta Petit Le Mans. (http://www.roadatlanta.com/event-detail/Petit.htm)
This early prototype is the last ZR-1 in World Challenge competition and the
vehicle will no longer be eligible to compete after the 2001 season. After the
completion of these races, this historic ZR-1 will be donated to the National
Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. for permanent display.
"This old car has given us a lot of great memories and we're proud to be
the team to bring it out for its last hurrah," said team owner Jim Van
Dorn. "One of our greatest moments was the first time we came to Road
Atlanta and Bill battled wheel to wheel with Bobby Archer coming down the
That race, in August of '99 was truly one of the most exciting races of Road
Atlanta's great history.
The season finale was originally scheduled for Charlotte; however, the schedule
has now been changed to have Road Atlanta host a DOUBLE race weekend. The
schedule now has World Challenge GT qualifying on Thursday then GT race #9 on
Friday. The ALMS 10-hour race will be held on Saturday (with the factory C5R's)
and then the final GT race on Sunday.
Sponsors listed to date are primary sponsor, Les Stanford Chevrolet and
associate sponsors, Lawson Products, Drummond Corporation, Kent Tools, Cronatron
Corporation, Anchor Bay Packaging, Redline Synthetic Oil, Lancaster Cap &
Embroidery, Image Resolutions, Burtronics Business Systems and Bowling Green's
Fine Signs and Graphics.
For More Information: Jim Van Dorn - (firstname.lastname@example.org) - (760) 360-8388