North America F-Renault sanction body annouced

Grand American to Sanction North American Formula Renault Championships DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.-- Grand American Road Racing Association President Roger Edmondson recently announced that Grand American has reached an agreement with RaceTeam ...

Grand American to Sanction North American Formula Renault Championships

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.-- Grand American Road Racing Association President Roger Edmondson recently announced that Grand American has reached an agreement with RaceTeam Promotions to become the sanctioning body of the North American Formula Renault Championships.

"Grand American is pleased to announce our sanctioning of the Formula Renault Championships. It is our goal to provide American race fans with exciting, competitive road racing in all forms - sports car, production car and open-wheel," said Edmondson.

The North American Formula Renault Championships are comprised of three classes, each utilizing different Formula Renault platforms. The North American Formula Renault 1600 Championship provides the entry-level category for young drivers graduating from the karting ranks, with the North American Formula Renault 2000 Championship providing the next step up with its increases in power and grip creating new challenges for the drivers to master.

"This agreement with Grand American is very important to the series and our drivers," said Brett Ross, General Manager, North American Formula Renault Championships. "Having a sanctioning body like Grand American behind the Formula Renault program gives this new series an unprecedented amount of credibility. I look forward to working with their front office on a regular basis."

The top rung of the North American Formula Renault Championships is the Renault V6, which features the latest in open-wheel technology, employing paddle shifters mounted on the steering column for the sequential gearbox, which handles the impressive (370bhp) output of the Renault V6 engine.

RaceTeam Promotions is in the final stages of finalizing a 2004 schedule, which is likely to involve a number of race events with the growing Grand-Am series, as well as possibly including dates with both Champ Car and Formula One. The first race meeting is scheduled for April 8th on the road course at Phoenix International Raceway with the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series. The schedule will give the teams and drivers the opportunity to race on some spectacular tracks, in front of very large crowds.

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