The American City Racing League (ACRL) was founded in 1988 for race cars that compete in the Sports Car Club of America’s Sports 2000 category.
In a unique format, teams of two to five vehicles represent different cities.
During a race weekend, a team's score is the sum of the team's three leading drivers' points, one of which must be a Sports 2000.
Competitors compete for both individual and team awards.
The ACRL began as a West Coast series and made its East Coast debut in 1999 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
This year’s Eastern division schedule consists of four races at four different venues. The season kicks off June 5 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. A week later, teams travel to Watkins Glen International, where they will compete alongside the Finger Lakes Region Glen Nationals. The penultimate event sees the series travel to Road Atlanta for a race on July 24. The finale is conducted on August 29 at Road America.
In the Eastern division, there are two classes.
All competitors race on Hoosier tires and use 101 Octane racing fuel.
The second round of the 1999 American City Racing League championship was held at Watkins Glen International. Competitors raced around the eleven-turn 3.337-mile road course for fifteen laps.
|Former Sports Club of America GT3 competitor Martin Ryba swept the weekend’s proceedings at Watkins Glen. Ryba drove the No. 11 M1 Toolworks T-90/90 in round. He qualified on the pole and led the fifteen-lap contest flag-to-flag. Ryba tops not only the S2 standings but, along with his teammate, Lynn Trapp’s sixth-place finish, which has put Chicago first in the Team Cup rankings.|
|Finishing in the runner-up position, 8.839-seconds behind the winner, Martin Ryba, was Duke Johnson of Team St. Louis. Johnson qualified fifth fastest driving the No. 4 Carbir SC98. At the start of the fifteen-lap contest, he was able to slip past David Dullum and Lynn Trapp as they contested third-place. Johnson used a low downforce setup on his car, which allowed him to pass Dan Dubrovich and finish second.|
|Sports 2000 veteran Dan Dubrovich drove No. 16 Doran for New York. In qualifying, Dubrovich was 0.625-seconds slower than the pole-sitter Martin Ryba and started on the outside of the front row. He chased Ryba early in the race but had to contend with a hard-charging Duke Johnson. Johnson had the advantage on Watkin Glen’s long straights and relegated Dubrovich to the final position on the class podium.|
|James Ballard was another Sports 2000 driver with several years of experience in the category. Ballard drove in his first SCCA National Runoffs in 1993 and had his best result at the annual classic was in 1994 when he finished sixth in class. At Watkins Glen, he qualified eighth fastest. An incident between David Dullum and Lynn Trapp and the retirement of Kent Jones allowed the driver of the No. 91 Lola to finish fourth.|
|Fifth place finisher David Dullum had an eventful race. Dullum recorded the third-fastest time in the qualifying session driving the No. 31 No-Ad Suncare sponsored Lola. In an effort to exit corner one first on the opening lap, he and third-place starter Lynn Trapp allowed Duke Johnson to slip past. Dullum dueled with Trapp until lap-8, when he spun. Dullum would drive through the field and finish in the fifth position.|
|FINISH||START||CLASS||DRIVER||CITY / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||1||S2||Martin Ryba||Chicago / Lola T90/90||15||-|
|2||5||S2||Duke Johnson||St. Louis / Carbir CS98||15||-|
|3||2||S2||Dan Dubrovich||New York / Doran||15||-|
|4||8||S2||Jim Ballard||New York / Lola||15||-|
|5||3||S2||David Dullum||Washington, DC / Lola||15||-|
|6||4||S2||Lynn Trapp||St. Louis / Lola T87/90||15||-|
|7||9||S2||David Brand||New York / SR71||15||-|
|8||13||CS2||John Green||Cincinnati / Tiga SC-84||15||-|
|9||6||S2||Craig Chima||Akron / Lola||15||-|
|10||11||S2||Darryl Shoff||Reading / Swift DB-5||14||-|
|11||10||CS2||Charles Livingston||St. Louis / 83 March||13||Mechanical|
|12||7||CS2||Kent Jones||New York / Lola T-598||7||Mechanical|
|13||12||S2||Scott Livingston||St. Louis / 86 Lola||2||Mechanical|
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