2000 was the seventh year for the Sports Car Club of America’s Pro Spec Racer championship. The car used in the series was the very popular Spec Racer Ford. This affordable, low maintenance, purpose-built vehicle is the popular category at Sports Car Club of America club racing events and attracts large fields with close racing. The Pro Spec Racer championship receives support from BF Goodrich Tires and the Ford Motor Company.

The 2000 season consists of eleven race weekends at ten different venues. Each contest is approximately fifty-miles in length. The year opens in March with a doubleheader at Phoenix International Raceway. Teams travel north of the border for round three at Mosport International Raceway. During the first weekend of June, the series visits the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course as a support event for the Grand-Am series. Next on the calendar is a race at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Following the event in Colorado, teams stop at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit and Memphis Motorsports Park. Pro Spec Racer competitors return to Canada, running an event at Ste. Croix in conjunction with the Speedvision World Challenge championship. Round nine, a month after Ste. Croix is held at Lime Rock Park. The penultimate event is at the end of October at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The year ends at the San Diego Grand Prix, which was a mid-season addition to the schedule.

The Spec Racer Ford is a single-seat, open-cockpit tube-frame chassis sports racer manufactured by SCCA Enterprises in Colorado. The cars are identical and powered by a sealed four-cylinder, SOHC, 1.9-liter Ford engine with a five-speed transmission. This combination produces 105-horsepower and a top speed of 135-mph. The suspension uses a rocker arm design (front and rear) with coil-over shocks on each corner and adjustable front and rear sway-bars.

Round three of the 2000 Pro Spec Racer series was held at Mosport International Raceway. Competitors would race for twenty laps around the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course.

The pole-sitter, Warren Stilwell, leads a pack of thirty drivers into corner one at Mosport International Raceway for round three of the Pro Spec Racer series. Tucking in behind Stilwell is the No. 82 Hunt Racing prepared Spec Racer Ford of the third-fastest qualifier, Keith Scharf. Beside Scharf is the other front row starter, Neil Tibor driving the No. 8 Tibor Marketing and Development Spec Racer Ford.
Warren Stilwell, the three-time Pro Spec Racer series champion, had a miserable start to the 2000 season. In the doubleheader at Phoenix International Raceway, he collected fifth and thirtieth place finishes. Stilwell entered round three at Mosport International, thirteenth in the standings. However, he recovered and started from the pole. Stilwell led flag-to-flag and scored his fourth victory in six starts at Mosport.
Keith Scharf was another driver that didn’t have a great opening weekend at Phoenix International Raceway and left the event fourteenth in the title chase. Scharf drove the No. 82 Hunt Racing Spec Racer and was the third-fastest during the qualifying session. He moved into second on the first lap of the contest but could not maintain the leader Warren Stilwell’s pace and finished in the runner-up position.
Qualifying in the sixth position for round three of the 2000 Pro Spec Racer championship at Mosport International Raceway was John Black. Black drove the No. 17 Ascent Racing Spec Racer Ford. During the twenty-lap contest, he battled his way to the front. Late in the event, Black was in fourth place but passed the second-fastest qualifier, Neil Tibor, to capture third and his first series podium.
Neil Tibor is another of the East coast based drivers that made the long trek to Phoenix International Raceway and had very little to show for his efforts. Tibor was fast in qualifying but recorded twenty-first and thirty-seventh place results. At Mosport International Raceway, he used his Formula 2000 experience at this circuit to start in the second position. Unable to hold-off John Black, Tibor finished in fourth-place.
Bobby Sak, son of Trans-Am series veteran Don Sak, drove the No. 19 Don Sak Racing Spec Racer Ford. During the qualifying session, Sak set a time that placed him fourth on the grid for the start of the twenty lap contest. During the race, he battled for position with John Black and Neil Tibor. At the checkered flag, Sak lost a place to Black and finished fourth.

11Warren StilwellStilwell Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
23Keith ScharfHunt Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
36John BlackAscent Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
42Neil TiborTibor Marketing & Development / Spec Racer Ford20-
54Bobby SakDon Sak Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
65Steve RehkemperJohn Bowden Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
714Jim Goughary Jr.DUCKSMART.COM / Spec Racer Ford20-
87James BaxterBaxter Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
911Chris FunkHunt Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
108Paul MaceyMidWest Spec Racer / Spec Racer Ford20-
1113Kelly ToombsToombs Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
1216Mark EatonRobinson Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
1315Jeff TillmanTDR Mid-West Coatings Inc. / Spec Racer Ford20-
1419John BowdenJB Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
1525L.J. ShumosicShumosic Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
1610Steve DjelebainKey Motorsports / Spec Racer Ford20-
1712Paul deAlvaLaRue Motorsports / Spec Racer Ford20-
1817Clint Lindburg IITeam Duke Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
1922Charlie SheausSheaus Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
2018Doug FarrarFarrar Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
2126Johnny MeriggiGreat Expectations / Spec Racer Ford20-
2223Carl HarrisFour Seasons Radiator / Spec Racer Ford20-
2324Ralph MayfieldRPM Autosports / Spec Racer Ford20-
2427Doug GarrisonGarrison Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
2520Dr. Jim BaxterBaxter Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
2621Richard DotyFast Cat Racing / Spec Racer Ford20-
279Seainn HendricsenH-Square Racing / Spec Racer Ford16Mechanical
2830Andy Bentinck-SmithLaRue Motorsports / Spec Racer Ford13Not Running
2928Darren PrittHastseltsi Racing / Spec Racer Ford1Electrical
3029R.B. ThompsonThompson Racing / Spec Racer Ford1Not Running

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