Marren Motorsports To Campaign A Honda In KONI Challenge In 2010
OXFORD, Conn. - Marren Motorsports announced it will campaign a Honda Civic Si in the 2010 Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge Street Tuner (ST) class.
Working out of its proficient 5000 sq. ft. facility in Oxford, Conn., Marren Motorsports has competed in Grand-Am since 2006 as a car builder, engine builder and prep shop along with providing track support for other teams in the series. Having fielded its own car in a professional series more than 10 years ago, this will be the team's first time campaigning in the KONI Challenge as its own team.
"The KONI Sports Car Challenge is such a great series," said Tim Marren, owner of Marren Fuel Injection and Marren Motorsports. "The ingredients in this series are how stock car racing evolved, using production based cars as a platform."
Marren Motorsports' Honda is currently being built, and will begin testing in December and January with a spring launch of the program. For the past four years, Marren Motorsports' MINI Cooper designed and fabricated race cars and engines have been campaigning in ST.
Marren has been building race cars for more than 25 years, starting at Jim Russell BSMR and constructing 40 chassis for the formula pro series using a rotary engine. He also built a March Buick GTP car before participating with a Firestone Indy Lights program, using a March chassis.
In the early 1990's more than half the field of the popular Chrysler Neon Challenge Series used Marren Motorsports' power plant and suspension.
"Marren-built cars and components have been setting poles, posting wins and winning championships for years and it will be exciting to be able to do it with a Honda," Marren noted.