RACE: Formula SCCA granted national class status

Formula SCCA Goes National TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 12, 2006) -- Sports Car Club of America's Board of Directors voted Saturday to grant Formula SCCA national class status for the 2007 Club Racing season. Built by SCCA Enterprises, the Formula...

Formula SCCA Goes National

TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 12, 2006) -- Sports Car Club of America's Board of Directors voted Saturday to grant Formula SCCA national class status for the 2007 Club Racing season.

Built by SCCA Enterprises, the Formula SCCA car previously competed in the Formula Atlantic class, where it was uncompetitive. In spite of its lack of competitiveness in Formula Atlantic, 113 cars have been sold since its introduction in 2003.

"We've been monitoring the progress of this class and feel that this was the right time to grant it National status, as we have done so with a number of other classes for the 2007 season," SCCA Chairman Bob Introne said. "There were more than 400 race entries for these cars in 2006, which means it will come in at a strong level in 2007."

The Board emphasized that, with two new formula car classes approved for 2007, there is a need for consolidation of classes within that category for 2008.

Formula SCCA is the fifth new class created for National competition for 2007, the others being B Prepared, D Prepared, Super Touring and Formula 1000. All five classes will compete in 2007 Club Racing National events with the exception of the National Championship Runoffs. Their Runoffs eligibility for 2008 will be based on 2007 participation numbers.

For more information about SCCA, visit www.scca.com.

-credit: scca

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