RALLY: ProRally: 2003 ProRally schedule announced

SCCA announces 2003 ProRallysm Championship schedule. Denver, CO:  The Sports Car Club of America's ProRally Championship, announced today its 2003 schedule, including a drivers and manufacturers championship round at the legendary Pikes Peak...

SCCA announces 2003 ProRallysm Championship schedule.

Denver, CO:  The Sports Car Club of America's ProRally Championship, announced today its 2003 schedule, including a drivers and manufacturers championship round at the legendary Pikes Peak International Hillclimb.

As in 2002, the 2003 30th Anniversary Championship season includes nine full-points driver's championship events.  The schedule includes, in the SCCA ProRally tradition, a broad array of terrain and climate, including eastern and western forests, freezing and sweltering temperatures, high desert and mountainous settings with elevation challenges unequaled in rallying anywhere else on the globe.  The season kicks off with the frigid Sno*Drift winter rally in late January, takes a hiatus for the early spring, then resumes in May, with a rapid-fire sequence of events every month through October. 

The Championship features well-established SCCA performance rallys, many with histories of more than 20 years of operation, including the popular Susquehannock Trail event in Pennsylvania, and the season culminating Lake Superior rally in the upper peninsula of Michigan.  The 2nd annual inclusion of the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb to the schedule solidifies the global influence of the SCCA ProRally Championship, and will feature a substantial prize fund for the leading independent Open class and FIA Group N drivers in SCCA ProRally.  A two-wheel drive SCCA ProRally exhibition class is also slated for the Pikes Peak event.

Manufacturer interest in the SCCA ProRally Championship continues to expand, with longtime series supporter Hyundai/Libra Racing substantially and successfully revamping their team in 2002 to meet the challenge from world-class multi-car teams from Subaru and Mitsubishi.  In the two-wheel drive category, Mazda, which rejoined the Championship in 2001, will be joined by Dodge, and their new Neon SXTs, in 2003.

All nine events are full points Manufacturers Championship events, for participating automakers, and eight are full points events for Drivers and Co-Drivers.  (Pikes Peak will award Open Class and Group N driver/co-driver points, but not Overall points)  The full series is slated for North American television broadcast on SpeedTV (SpeedChannel), and will be distributed worldwide by TWI.

The SCCA ProRally Championship is presented by Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Subaru, and is televised in North America on SpeedChannel.  Time and date listing information available at www.speedtv.com

for additional information about the SCCA, and the SCCA ProRally Championship, please visit:  www.scca.org

-scca pro rally-

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series SCCA , SCCA-PRO