TOPEKA, Kan. (January 10, 2006) – SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. announced today that it would sanction the inaugural season of the United States Endurance Racing Association Spec Miata Endurance Championship.
“We’re pleased to be a part of the inaugural season of USERA Spec Miata Endurance Championship racing,” SCCA Pro Racing Acting President Garret Mudd said. “The format provides an excellent grassroots endurance racing opportunity that did not previously exist in the United States. This fits in nicely with the other opportunities that are available to Miata enthusiasts through SCCA Club Racing and the all new SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup.”
Announced by the USERA in 2005, the Spec Miata Endurance Championship will consist of three hour or longer races culminating with a season ending Driver and Team Champion. A six race schedule, beginning at Carolina Motorsports Park in late March, is planned for 2006, with $10k per race in base prize money.
Any competitor holding an SCCA Competition License or SCCA Course Marshal License will earn credit on their SCCA license for participating in the Spec Miata Endurance Championship.
“We are very pleased that SCCA Pro Racing will be sanctioning our Championship,” said USERA President Ken Grammer. “SCCA Pro Racing has been the ultimate name in race sanctions in America for over 60 years and having them as our sanction partner demonstrates not only our commitment to excellence, but our desire to provide the highest quality Championship series to our participants.”
About SCCA Pro Racing
A wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc., SCCA Pro Racing is a leading sanctioning body for motorsports events in the United States. A member of the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS), SCCA Pro Racing owns, operates and sanctions the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Championships and the Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by Hankook, as well as provides sanctioning and various operational services for other series, including Formula Drift, Formula Russell Championship Presented by Yokohama and Spec Miata Endurance Championship. For more information, please visit www.sccapro.com.
Founded in 2005, USERA manages the Spec Miata Endurance Championship. For more information on USERA, visit www.usenduro.com or call 434-797-1866.
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