TOPEKA, Kan. (Feb. 6, 2009) – WC Vision announced today that The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has been named the Official Driving School of the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge season. Bondurant will also sponsor the season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in October.
Many well-known professional drivers honed their skills at The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. The school offers everything from the most introductory of courses to advanced level racing clinics, all at a 60-acre purpose-built facility in Phoenix, Ariz. The prestigious driving school has signed on for several ventures with SCCA SPEED World Challenge in 2009.
As the Official Driving School of the 2009 SCCA SPEED World Challenge season, Bondurant will present each 2009 race winner (GT and Touring Car) with a transferable $500 gift certificate. For the fans, three $500 gift certificates will be raffled off following each driver autograph session and a fantasy racing league will be established with a four-day Grand Prix Racing school presented to the winner.
“Even professional drivers can use some extra coaching,” WC Vision Co-Chair Bob Woodhouse said. “Bondurant is one of the most prestigious driving schools in the country and we’re glad to have them on board. Of course, race winners can also give their gift certificates to family, friends or that crew member who went the extra mile to get the car just right.
“We’re also excited that Bondurant is helping us give something back to the fans and allowing them to interact with the series in a whole new way with the fantasy league.”
The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving will also serve as the presenting sponsor for the 2009 season finale. The ACS SCCA SPEED World Challenge Finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Presented by The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving takes place Oct. 9 – 11 in Monterey, Calif.
“We are proud of our long standing relationship with the SCCA and pleased to be able to sponsor such an exciting and competitive race series,” Bondurant, who raced in the 1995 World Challenge season, said.
To learn more about The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, visit www.bondurant.com.
The Toyo Tires SPEED World Challenge Season Opener at Sebring International raceway is rapidly approaching, March 18 – 20, in Sebring, Fla. Visit www.world-challenge.com for more info.
WC Vision LLC
A Limited Liability Company formed in July of 2008 for the purpose of elevating the stature and marketability of the World Challenge series. The equal share investment group comes from within the World Challenge paddock.
SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships
Consisting of two separate categories that race independently (GT and Touring Car), the World Challenge Championships are America’s top production car-based series. Races are a maximum of 50 minutes in length, feature standing starts and showcase cars from the world’s leading manufacturers racing head-to-head. www.world-challenge.com