Dan Kary & Spencer Geswein in a Renntech prepared CLK 60 GT (basically a CLK55 on steroids) competing in the unlimited tuner class called SSGT1<br> <br> Arpapp & Scott Stamper taking their stock C32 against the field in the luxury sedan class<br> <br> <br> After serving several years as the official tire source for Brock Yates'<br> (senior editor of Car and Driver Magazine) One Lap of America, The Tire<br> Rack has become the event's title sponsor in 2002 and has joined Car<br> and Driver Magazine and High Falls Brewing in its support of the event.<br> With the event's roots going back to Brock Yates' infamous flat out,<br> no-holds-barred 'races' from New York City to Redondo Beach,<br> California, the Cannonball Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dashes<br> of the early 1970s, The Cannonball One Lap of America remains one of<br> the ultimate challenges for driving enthusiasts. <br> <br> The Tire Rack Cannonball One Lap of America for 2002 is a motorsports<br> event that is accessible to the average driver while capturing the<br> excitement and romance of the original Cannonball Sea-to-Shining-Sea<br> Memorial Trophy Dashes. The event now places emphasis on racetrack<br> performance, highway endurance and vehicle preparation since no<br> support crews are allowed. The set of tires used on the street are the same ones used on the tracks<br> (only one set of Pirelli tires are allowed per team). This year's event format consists of nearly<br> twenty-four hours a day driving with competition taking place as time trials on racetracks throughout<br> the country. While scoring is based on performance at the racetracks, the event also places emphasis on<br> the endurance of the vehicles and their drivers who must survive over 5,000 miles of highway driving.<br> <br> The Tire Rack Cannonball One Lap of America will have its start/finish in Rochester, New York and run<br> from May 3 through May 11, 2002. Its route includes time trials at the Indianapolis Raceway Park drag<br> strip, home of the US Nationals, the biggest NHRA event of them all, plus IRP's excellent road course.<br> The event will also run new tracks including the Sandia Motor Speedway in New Mexico, and the Tulsa<br> Speedway dirt oval, as well as, old favorites like Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Pikes Peak International<br> Raceway, Texas World Speedway, Road Atlanta and Summit Point.<br> <br> What does it take to run in The Tire Rack Cannonball One Lap of America? A vehicle (with competition<br> classes to fit virtually every vehicle), a minimum of two drivers who have each had some racing<br> experience (and/or two drivers' schools) and a $2,100 entry fee.