BMW CCA Club Racing has announced a new BMW CCA Club Racing Endurance Series, presented by Turner Motorsport. This series will supplement the current Tire Rack Club Racing sprint-race series; the endurance series has its own set of rules to supplement the current Club Racing rules, and will conduct its own championship, separate from the class championships currently awarded in Club Racing. The endurance races will primarily be run in conjunction with select Club Racing-sanctioned weekend sprint races.
Turner Motorsport will be the Title Sponsor for this exciting new series. "BMW CCA Club Racing gave me my first opportunity to get on the track, as well as the chance to begin my racing career," says TMS owner Will Turner. "Because of the BMW CCA, I was able to pursue my passion for racing and build what is now Turner Motorsport. Because I have been involved in every aspect of the sport, I have a unique understanding of all the costs and requirements associated with different levels of motorsports, including Club Racing. For this and many other reasons, I am so excited to become the title sponsor and provide Club racers with what they need most: monetary prizes supporting their success and continued progress in the sport. I really like the concept behind this new Club Racing endurance series, and I look forward to the first race."
Along with Turner Motorsport as the title sponsor, Driving Impressions will be the premier sponsor of the endurance series. Robert Zecca of Driving Impressions has been involved with endurance-racing series under other sanctioning bodies, and DI will be involved with substantial product awards.
The first race of the series will be a four-hour race at Mid-Ohio on May 24; the second scheduled race will be the DelVal New Jersey Motorsports Park event on August 23. The third race is tentativelyplanned for the national-race weekend at Watkins Glen in September.
The endurance race rules have been forwarded to the Club Racing website; for now, they can be found under the "for the racer" section. Ultimately, there will be a link on the Club Racing site that will take you to a page dedicated to the Club Racing enduro series.
Thanks to Ron Checca, Kish Galappatti, and Miguel Aponte-Rios for completing the process started by Patrick Spikes. Aponte-Rios will be the third member of the enduro committee. Also thanks to the Club Racing Rules Committee for enduring a number of teleconferences to finish the process. Special thanks to Will Turner and Robert Zecca for their enthusiastic support of BMW CCA Club Racing's newest series.—Gary Davis, National Chairman, BMW CCA Club RacingBack to News