Inaugural Cannonball One Lap of AmericaDriving School and Dinner

April 4-5, 2003

BeaveRun MotorSports ComPlex is bringing the legendary One Lap of America endurance race, one of racing's most famous franchises, to western Pennsylvania on May 9, 2003. On that date, 2003 Tire Rack One Lap of America competitors will match their high-performance production cars against BeaveRun's two world class race tracks during one of the 5,000-mile race's few official stops. Spectators are welcome to watch up to 100 "thinly veiled street legal race cars" negotiate BeaveRun's challenging courses, with the gates opening for spectators 8 am. Admission is only $5 for adults, with no charge for children.

To help racers prepare for the grueling sprint around the United States, BeaveRun is also debuting the country's first-ever Cannonball One Lap of America Driving School on April 4-5, 2003. While the two-day school is open to all driving enthusiasts, it offers One Lap competitors the exclusive opportunity to preview both of BeaveRun's race tracks before the actual race. Another valuable benefit of the Cannonball One Lap Driving School is participants' unique opportunity to get the inside line on a brand-new time trial element just recently added to the race format.

As part of the 2003 Tire Rack One Lap of America competition, racers will test their mettle during a 200-foot skid pad trial. Driving school participants will be able to practice this challenge in advance, courtesy of BeaveRun's expansive skid pad and six-acre Vehicle Dynamics Area.

The CannonballOneLapDrivingSchoolwill include in-depth classroom and on-track instruction from professional instructors and One Lap regulars Mark Hopkins and Chip Holst as well asOne Lap winner Ron Adee. Completion of the two-day program will satisfy the driving school requirement for those One Lap competitors who have not yet completed a professional program.

Get the Inside Line on the Legends from Brock Yates at the Saturday Night Dinner

One of the many special features of the inaugural CannonballOneLapDrivingSchoolis a chance to get an insider's view of the racing world from the original "Outlaw Racer"-noted automotive journalist and One Lap organizer Brock Yates. Yates, who recently completed his latest book, Cannonball: TheWorld's Greatest Outlaw Road Race, will attend the One Lap School Dinner andtalk about the heritage and history of the race. As the man who created the original "Cannonball Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dashes" and wrote the screenplays for both "The Cannonball Run" and "Smokey and the Bandit II," Yates is one of the industry's best-known and respected personalities. Mr. Yates will be joined by noted racer, writer and journalist, Burt Levy (The Last Open Road and Montezuma's Ferrari), as well as local personalities, Jack Bogut and Jack Etzel. Dinner, which is open to all motorsports enthusiasts, will begin at 7:00 pm at the Beaver Falls Holiday Inn.

This exclusive evening program is included as part of the two-day Cannonball One Lap of AmericaDriving School ($300). Enthusiasts can also register for a one-day session ($175.00) or can opt to attend only the April 5 dinner ($30.00). Reduced fees are available for additional drivers. The Cannonball One Lap of America Driving School is limited to the first 85 entries.

To register, contact BeaveRun MotorSports Complex at 724.535.1000.

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