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Dec 5, 2001

Lockhart To Sponsor CCS Races

From a press release:<BR><BR>Clear Channel Entertainment announces Lockhart Phillips USA as presenting sponsor of Championship Cup Series through 2004<BR><BR>AURORA, Ill. (December 5, 2001) - Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division announced today that Lockhart Phillips USA has signed a deal to become the presenting sponsor of the Championship Cup Series (CCS) national motorcycle road racing series of events. The agreement makes Lockhart Phillips USA the presenting sponsors for all CCS events for 2002, 2003 and 2004.<BR><BR>The Championship Cup Series recently announced 71 different sportbike motorcycle events around the United States, from Florida to California. With more than 5100 licensed riders and more than 46,000 racing entries last year, CCS stands at its highest level of participation in its 18 years of racing while Formula USA goes into its third year of sanctioning the events.<BR><BR>Under the presenting sponsorship, Lockhart Phillips will also host LP USA Team Privateer Track Days, opening the tracks of dozens of CCS racing facilities to first time racers.<BR><BR>Additionally, Lockhart Phillips will present the return of last year's successful "Zero to Hero" promotion, which grants first time racers discounts on road racing school and entries at selected Championship Cup Series presented by Lockhart Phillips events later in the season.<BR><BR>LP USA owner Wendell Phillips said, "Lockhart Phillips USA sponsorship of the CCS racing series is a major step in our continued support of amateur road racing in the USA. We look forward to creating avenues that facilitate the transition from fast street riding to safe road racing. The new CCS LP USA Team Privateer Track Day program and Zero to Hero promotion will help us meet our goals."<BR><BR>CCS presented by Lockhart Phillips, also proudly announces two of the biggest purse paying racing classes within the competition format; The Akropovic GTU Class, and the Speedscreen Unlimited GP Class. Akropovic racing exhaust systems are used by leading factory road racing teams in Europe and the USA. Speedscreen's are the industry's leading windscreens which are available for road racing, sport riding and sport touring motorcycles.<BR><BR>"We are proud and excited to have Lockhart Phillips USA take such an active role by sponsoring the Championship Cup Series. LP USA has proven its commitment to road racing and Formula USA by backing the Lockhart Phillips Superbike Class, and to have them as our partner in presenting the CCS program will help us increase rider participation and performance; what a great combination." said Kevin Elliott, road race manager for Formula USA.<BR><BR>The 2002 Championship Cup Series presented by Lockhart Phillips USA follows:<BR><BR>Dates Track City<BR><BR>February 2-3 Streets of Willow * Rosamond, Calif.<BR><BR>February 9-10 Homestead * Homestead, Fla.<BR><BR>February 23-24 Oak Hill Raceway Henderson, TX<BR><BR>Feb 28-March 3 Daytona Intl Speedway Daytona Beach, Fl<BR><BR>March 9-10 Firebird East Chandler, AZ<BR><BR>March 16-17 Moroso Motorsports Park West Palm Beach, Fla.<BR><BR>March 23-24 Gateway Intl Raceway * Madison, Ill.<BR><BR>March 30-31 Texas World Speedway College Stations, Tex<BR><BR>April 6-7 N. FL Motorsports Park Jennings, Fla<BR><BR>April 6-7 Blackhawk Farms South Beloit, Ill<BR><BR>April 13-14 Oak Hill Raceway Henderson, TX<BR><BR>April 13-14 Virginia Intl Raceway Danville, VA<BR><BR>April 13-14 Firebird Intl. East Chandler, AZ<BR><BR>April 13-14 Thunderhill Park Willows, Calif<BR><BR>April 20-21 Moroso Motorsports Park West Palm Beach, Fla.<BR><BR>April 26-28 Road America** Elkhart Lake, Wisc.<BR><BR>April 27-28 New Hampshire Intl. Speedway Loudon, NH<BR><BR>April 27-28 Las Vegas Classic Course Las Vegas<BR><BR>May 4-5 ` Motorsports Ranch Cresson, Tex<BR><BR>May 4-5 Carolina Motorsports Park Kershaw, SC<BR><BR>May 11-12 Summit Point Summit Point, WV<BR><BR>May 18-19 Blackhawk Farms South Beloit, Ill<BR><BR>May 18-19 Hallett Racing Circuit Hallet, OK<BR><BR>May 18-19 New Hampshire Intl. Speedway Loudon, NH<BR><BR>May 18-19 Firebird Intl. East Chandler, AZ<BR><BR>May 26-27 Moroso Motorsports Park West Palm Beach, Fla.<BR><BR>June 1-2 Blackhawk Farms South Beloit, Ill <BR><BR>June 1-2 Rausch Creek Valley View, PA<BR><BR>June1-2 Streets of Willow Rosamond, CA<BR><BR>June 8-9 New Hampshire Intl. Spdwy Loudon, NH <BR><BR>June 15-16 Texas World Speedway College Stations, Tex<BR><BR>June 15-16 Roebling Road Raceway Faulkville, GA<BR><BR>June 22-23 Homestead Homestead, Fla. <BR><BR>June 22-23 Buttonwillow Buttonwillow, Calif<BR><BR>June 29-30 Mid-America Motorplex Glenwood, Iowa<BR><BR>July 6-7 New Hampshire Intl. Speedway Loudon, NH<BR><BR>July 13-14 Oak Hill Raceway Henderson, TX<BR><BR>July 13-14 Gateway Intl Raceway Madison, Ill.<BR><BR>July 13-14 Summit Point Summit Point, WV<BR><BR>July 20-21 Moroso Motorsports Park West Palm Beach, Fla.<BR><BR>July 20-21 Blackhawk Farms South Beloit, Ill<BR><BR>July 20-21 Roebling Road Raceway Faulkville, GA<BR><BR>July 27-28 New Hampshire Intl. Speedway Loudon, NH<BR><BR>July 27-28 Virginia Intl. Raceway Danville, VA<BR><BR>August 3-4 Mid-America Motorplex Glenwood, Iowa<BR><BR>August 10-11 Gingerman Raceway South Haven, Mich<BR><BR>August 10-11 Texas World Speedway College Stations, Tex<BR><BR>August 10-11 Thunderhill Park Willows, Calif<BR><BR>August 17-18 New Hampshire Intl. Speedway Loudon, NH<BR><BR>August 24-25 Blackhawk Farms South Beloit, Ill<BR><BR>August 24-25 Moroso Motorsports Park West Palm Beach, Fla<BR><BR>August 24-25 Blackhawk Farms South Beloit, Ill<BR><BR>Aug 30-Sep 1 Hallett Racing Circuit Hallet, OK<BR><BR>Aug 31-Sept 1 New Hampshire Intl. Loudon, NH<BR><BR>Aug 31-Sept 1 Roebling Road Faulkville, GA<BR><BR>Sept 7-8 Blackhawk Farms South Beloit, Ill<BR><BR>Sept 7-8 N. FL Motorsports Park Jennings, Fla<BR><BR>Sept 7-8 Summit Point Summit Point, WV<BR><BR>Sept 7-8 Las Vegas Classic Course Las Vegas<BR><BR>Sept 14-15 Gateway Intl Raceway Madison, Ill.<BR><BR>Sept 21-22 Rausch Creek Valley View, PA<BR><BR>Sept 21-22 Texas World Speedway College Stations, Tex<BR><BR>Sept 21-22 Moroso Motorsports Park* West Palm Beach, Fla<BR><BR>Sept 28-29 Gingerman Raceway South Haven, Mich<BR><BR>Sept 28-29 New Hampshire Intl. Speedway Loudon, NH<BR><BR>Oct 5-6 Gateway Intl Raceway * Madison, Ill.<BR><BR>Oct 5-6 Thunderhill Park* Willows, Calif<BR><BR>Oct 5-6 Virginia Intl. Raceway Danville, VA<BR><BR>Oct 5-6 Firebird Intl. Raceway Chandler, AZ<BR><BR>Oct 12-13 Motorsports Ranch Cresson, Tex<BR><BR>Oct 12-13 Shenandoah Circuit* Summit Point, WV<BR><BR>Oct 16-20 Daytona Int'l Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla.<BR><BR>Schedule may be subject to change. For the latest information, visit ccsracing.com.<BR><BR>* Double points rounds<BR>** Twin Sprints Weekend<BR>