TOPEKA, Kan. (November 6, 2007) – Programming from this year’s 44th SCCA National Championship Runoffs Presented by AT&T starts Wednesday, November 7, on SPEED with the Sports 2000 and GT-Lite races.
A thrilling three-way battle between John Fergus, Marc Mercer and Nick Mancuso in Sports 2000 kicks things off at noon (EST). Polesitter and defending National Champion Mercer can’t put a wheel wrong when going up against Fergus, who’s in search of his fifth S2000 National Championship. Throw Runoffs rookie Mancuso into the mix and you have a recipe for a last lap dog fight.
GT-Lite is next at 1 p.m. Joe Kristensen’s Acura Integra sits on pole, but local driver Chris Bovis shares the front row in a Honda CRX. When Bovis motors away at the start, Kristensen gets locked into a battle for second with the Nissan 200SX of Peter Zekert. Once in firm control of the runner-up spot, Kristensen sets his sights on Bovis, but does he have enough laps left to catch him, or will Bovis capture his first National Championship on home turf? Set your TV to SPEED to find out.
If you miss them the first time, the races will re-air at 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Thursday, November 8.
All 25 SCCA National Championship races will receive their own one-hour show on SPEED throughout the winter. Click here for the full Runoffs TV schedule.