NA-F2000: SCCA Pro to sanction FF2000 Zetec Championship

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (January 4, 2002)- SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. and Formula Motorsports, Inc., organizers of the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship, announced today a new sanctioning agreement through 2004. The Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship...

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (January 4, 2002)- SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. and Formula Motorsports, Inc., organizers of the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship, announced today a new sanctioning agreement through 2004.

The Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship rejoins SCCA Pro Racing after a one-year hiatus. SCCA Pro Racing previously sanctioned the series from 1995 to 2000.

The Zetec Championship is widely recognized as North America's premier training ground for up-and-coming racers, with an alumni list that includes Memo Gidley, Sam Hornish Jr., Robby McGehee, the late Greg Moore, Greg Ray, Buddy Rice and Dan Wheldon.

The series features open-wheel, purpose-built winged racecars powered for the first time by 160 horsepower two-liter Ford Zetec engines. Eligible chassis include Van Diemen, Mygale, Carbir and Tatuus. Racing on ovals, street circuits and road courses, the Zetec Championship cars reach speeds in excess of 150 mph.

"It's great to welcome The Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship back into the SCCA Pro Racing family," said Mitch Wright, SCCA Pro Racing Vice President and General Manager. "I am sure that this renewed relationship will benefit both Pro Racing and the Zetec Championship and we're looking forward to watching the future stars of open-wheel racing."

"This new agreement shows that there is a long term commitment from SCCA Pro Racing, not only to this junior single seat series, but toward the vision that, in the future, we can provide the complete package to our drivers, teams, sponsors and promoters," said Jon Baytos, Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship owner. "I'm positive the ideas that Steve Johnson and Mitch Wright have about Pro Racing and its properties will benefit everyone involved. We are looking forward to being a part of Pro Racing's continued success in the future."

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Sports Car Club of America (formed in 1944), SCCA Pro Racing has sanctioned numerous series and championships. Currently, SCCA Pro Racing includes the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup, the Speedvision World Challenge GT and Touring Car Championships, the Pro Spec Racer series and the Shelby Cobra Challenge Senior Racing Series.

More information on the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship is available online at www.usf2000.com. More information on SCCA Pro Racing is available online at www.sccapro.com

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Series Other open wheel , SCCA
Drivers Robby McGehee , Greg Ray , Memo Gidley , Dan Wheldon , Buddy Rice , Steve Johnson , Greg Moore , Sam Hornish Jr.