SCCA Pro Racing has announced the formation of a five-event Pro Series for SCCA's Spec Racer Ford and Formula Enterprises classes.
Recognizing the need to give drivers in the popular Spec Racer Ford and Formula Enterprises classes an affordable venue to compete at the professional level, SCCA Pro Racing has teamed up with SCCA Enterprises to create a five-event, 10-race Pro Series schedule for 2010.
"In the history of SCCA Pro Racing, some of the most successful series were born out of popular SCCA Club Racing classes," SCCA Pro Racing President and CEO Robert Wildberger said. "The Spec Racer Ford and Formula Enterprises Pro Series are ideal support series for the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series and World Challenge Championships. We're happy we can provide these racers with an opportunity to taste competition at the professional level."
Four of the five race Spec Racer Ford Pro/Formula Enterprises Pro weekends were announced at the Performance Racing Industry Show, in Orlando, Fla., each of them double-race weekends. The season begins April 10-11 for the 25th Anniversary Spec Racer event at Road Atlanta. From there, both series head to New Jersey Motorsports Park, in Millville, N.J., May 8-9. A month later, June 5-6, the two series travel to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. The season will conclude at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Va., where the two classes join World Challenge and Trans-Am, Sept 11-12.
"We've been looking forward to a renewed partnership with SCCA Pro Racing for some time," SCCA Enterprises President Erik Skirmants said. "The original Pro Spec Racer Ford series produced some incredible racing and we'll be expecting nothing less in 2010. Formula Enterprises is equally capable of putting on a fantastic show and we see the new Pro Series as the final step in the maturation of this class. We certainly are excited to provide our Club Racers top level competition and expect to welcome many new faces into the classes and see them learn, succeed and move on with strong skills developed running our spec racing products."
The Spec Racer Ford is an enclosed-wheel, open cockpit, purpose built racecar powered by a 1.9-liter Ford engine. Next year marks the 25th Anniversary of the original Spec Racer Ford. The Spec Racer Ford previously ran in a professional series from 1994 to 2002. The Formula Enterprises car is a single-design, open-wheel, fixed-specification car powered by a 2.3-liter Mazda engine. Both cars are designed and produced by SCCA Enterprises and were created with the intention of providing fun and competitive racing at an affordable price. SCCA Enterprises has produced more than 1000 spec racing cars since 1983.
Both the Spec Racer Ford and Formula Enterprises Pro Series will use SCCA Club Racing technical regulations, which are available by clicking the blue "Club" tab at the top of the page.