Nov 24, 2001
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Copyright 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>CCS and CRA have both scheduled races at the newly-constructed Mid America Motorplex (MAM)in Pacific Junction, Iowa. MAM is a new multi-purpose racing facility located 20 miles South of Omaha, Nebraska. Scheduled to open in late March 2002 for road racing, the Alan Wilson-designed road course features 15 corners and a 2222-foot main straightaway in 2.3 miles of polymer-composite asphalt. The track surface is 40-feet wide and appears to be nearly flat from pictures seen on the track's website, well-designed hot pit lane should allow for endurance-type races that require pit stops. The facility will also include a 13-acre paddock located adjacent to a small lake, an eighth-mile drag strip that is separate from the road course and a go-kart course.<BR><BR>CCS has scheduled two events at Mid America Motorplex while the CRA is scheduled to race at the new track four times while racing at Brainerd International Raceway three times.<BR><BR>Alan Wilson and his company, Wilson Motorsports, have designed several road race tracks in America, including the infield road course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Gingerman Raceway in Michigan; Carolina Motorsports Park in South Carolina; Rausch Creek Motorsports Park in Pennsylvania; and Beaverun Motorsports Complex in Pennylvania.