TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 29, 2009) – SCCA Pro Racing has announced that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII and IX, and Subaru Impreza STi will be moved from the SPEED World Challenge GT category to SPEED Touring Car in 2009.
Following a wave of changes to the SPEED Touring Car rules over the winter, the SCCA Pro Racing technical department has determined that the Evo and STi would be better suited to the Touring Car class.
“In reviewing the specifications, it makes much more sense for the Mitsubishi and Subaru to be in the Touring Car class than GT,” SCCA Pro Racing President and CEO Robert Wildberger said. “Our technical staff researched each model and determined the Evo and STi would fit in the Touring Car rules with minimal modifications, making for an economical build as opposed to a very radical build for GT. The move will allow teams fielding these cars to be much more competitive and will enhance the SPEED Touring Car races, which are already one of the best shows in motorsports.”
More information on the reclassifications will be posted shortly in the competitor information section at www.world-challenge.com.