USTCC Championship Finale – MINI racer leads the pack!

This coming weekend (11/8-9, 2008) the USTCC (US Touring Car Championships) will hold their 2008 series finale at Infineon Raceway. The series starts in March and ends in November. The 14 races are held at several locations across the US, including Thunderhill Raceway Park, WIllows CA, Virginia International Raceway (VIR), Alton, VA, Infineon Raceway, Sears Point CA, Gateway Raceway, Madison, IL, Putnam Park, Mt. Meridian IN, Summit Point Raceway, Summit Pt., WV, Road America, Elkhart WI, and Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Buttonwillow CA.

MINI Cooper leads the manufacturers point standing by only two points over Acura (402-400), followed by Dodge, BMW, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Chevrolet, and Honda, going into the final race of the year.

Local favorite, Jerry Bradbury is currently leading the Rookie of the Year points standings by six points (262-256). Other Mini Cooper drivers include Rich Peterson-R, and Bob Sheer-R. So come out and cheer on the Mini Coopers as they battle Acura to the bitter end. Should make for some exciting racing.

Our own Mark Molina will also be making his racing debut.

USTCC/NASA has agreed to allow us to set up a Mini Cooper corral in the paddock just inside turn 1 near the bridge to the carousel (turn 6). We will rope off the area on Friday afternoon and put up signs near the front entry and along the route, so just follow the signs.

Please be aware that there is a $10/person entry fee (even if you are only going for one day). Keep you ticket stub for Sunday entry..

Here is the schedule:…r_8-9_2008.pdf