World Challenge and 944 Cup Announce Agreement
The 944 Cup Championship Race Series came to agreement this week with Pirelli World Challenge to offer drivers competing in the 944 Cup Nationals in 2012 and 2013, the opportunity to race in the Pirelli World Challenge the next two seasons with a package of free race entry fees.
For the upcoming 944 Cup Nationals on October 20 and 21 and NJMP, Pirelli World Challenge offers a full race season of free entries to the winner of the Nationals for each of the two 944 Cup classes. Pirelli World Challenge also offers a half season of free entries for second place, and one free entry for third place.
All totaled the package is valued up to $90,000 in prizes for the National Championship. More importantly, this offer provides drivers the chance to progress to the next level of competition with a head start on the financial resources needed in the pro ranks. Details for the 2013 package will be announced at the start of next season.
Now in its 23rd consecutive season, the Pirelli World Challenge is one of North America’s top production car-based racing championships. Divided into four separate categories (Pirelli World Challenge GT, Pirelli World Challenge GTS, Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car and Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car B-Spec), each race features thrilling standing starts, adrenaline filled door-to-door action and world-class drivers. The Pirelli World Challenge features cars from the world’s most popular manufacturers –race-prepped versions of the cars driven on the streets. Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, the series races at North America’s premier road and temporary street courses.
Source: 944 Cup