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For Immediate Release

2012 Pirelli World Challenge Schedule, Touring Car B-Spec Class Announced

TOPEKA, Kan. (November 11, 2011) - WC Vision and SCCA Pro Racing today announced four of the eight venues that will comprise the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge Championships Sports Car Wars season. The 2012 campaign will mark the 23rd consecutive year for one of North America’s top professional series for production-based sports cars and competitors will once again contend for Drivers’, Manufacturers’ and Team Championships in the individual GT, GTS and Touring Car categories. Touring Car B-Spec, a new class for the 2012 season, has been added to the schedule and will run at three of the eight event weekends.

For the seventh-straight year, the Pirelli World Challenge returns to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and the ‘Roar by the Shore’, April 13-15. Only the GT and GTS fields will compete on the 11-turn, 1.968-mile temporary street course.

The series then heads to Miller Motorsports Park (MMP) just outside of Salt Lake City,Utah, April 27-29 as co-headliner with the NASCAR K&N Pro West Series. The MMP event marks the debut of the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car B-Spec class.

Teams and drivers will set their sights on the Motor City to race on the Streets of Detroit,as part of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, June 1-3. All Pirelli World Challenge classes, including Touring Car B-Spec, will compete on this weekend.
The series heads across the border just east of Toronto, June 22-24, for its only Canadian event in 2012 as part of the annual Mosport International Raceway SpeedFest. All classes will compete on this weekend.

Four more events completing the 2012 season will be announced soon. GT and GTS classes will compete in a total of 12 races, Touring Car 13 and Touring Car B-Spec nine.

“The aim is to continue to provide our fans with what they want, the best sports car racing with a balanced schedule at top street courses and road racing circuits in North America,” Scott Bove, Director of Operations, WC Vision said. “Our drivers and teams are put to the test at each and every event, delivering thunderous standing starts, tremendous door-to-door racing in a 50-minute sprint format to the finish. The 2012 schedule will demonstrate what Pirelli World Challenge is all about.”

The Pirelli World Challenge Championships are one of North America's top production car-based racing series. Divided into four separate categories (Pirelli World Challenge GT, Pirelli World Challenge GTS, Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car, and Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car B-Spec), races feature thrilling standing starts, adrenaline filled door-to-door action and world-class drivers. Pirelli World Challenge features cars from the world's most popular manufacturers – race-prepped versions of the cars driven on the streets. Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, Pirelli World Challenge races at North America's premier road and temporary street courses. For more information about Pirelli World Challenge, visit www.world-challenge.com.

2012 Pirelli World Challenge Schedule of Events*

April 13–15, Streets of Long Beach (with IndyCar/ALMS)
Long Beach, Calif. (GT and GTS classes only)

April 27–29, Miller Motorsports Park (co-headliner, NASCAR West)
Tooele, Utah (GT, GTS, Touring Car and Touring Car B-Spec)

June 1–3, Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, (with IndyCar)
Detroit, Mich. (GT, GTS, Touring Car and Touring Car B-Spec)

June 22–24, Mosport International Raceway (Pirelli World Challenge Headliner)
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada (GT, GTS, Touring Car and Touring Car B-Spec)

* Note: Four more events to be announced.


Contact: Dave Drimmie, WC Vision VP Marketing & Communications (416) 604-3113, davedrimmie@wcvision.com

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Aww, what a bummer that there won't be a B-SPEC race at Long Beach. :no:

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