Watkins Glen, October 1, 1999 - The Motorola Cup North American Street Stock Championship announced today that it has reached agreement with Grand American Road Racing to support the Grand American series events in 2000. "The Motorola Cup is ...
Watkins Glen, October 1, 1999 - The Motorola Cup North American Street Stock Championship announced today that it has reached agreement with Grand American Road Racing to support the Grand American series events in 2000.
"The Motorola Cup is honored to join with Grand American, Our teams will enjoy competing at some of America's most famous race tracks. We wish the new sanctioning body much success and look forward to building the future with them in the years to come," said David Berman, President of BMG, owners of The Motorola Cup. "We are pleased to add the Motorola Cup to our Grand Am weekend schedule," said Roger Edmondson, President of Grand American Road Racing. "Showroom stock racing is an important component of the American racing scene and I know the fans will enjoy the close competition among so many makes and models racing In The Motorola Cup."
The Motorola Cup is a 10 race road racing championship for 'street stock' vehicles, with endurance races of three hours showcasing the auto manufacturers' current high performance cars and the quality of their components.
All major manufacturers are represented in the series, Over 85 makes and models compete in four separate classes, racing on track at the same time. The series awards driver, team and manufacturer championships in each of the four classes.
The Motorola Cup will be supporting Grand American at the following events: January 6-8 Daytona Season Warm-ups February 3-6 Daytona Rolex 24 Hours April 28-30 Homestead Miami Speedway 300 June 3-4 Mid Ohio Mid-Ohio Grand Am July 8-9 Road America Road America 500 October 6-8 Watkins Glen Oktoberfest Grand Prix
The balance of the ten race Motorola Cup 2000 schedule will include races at selected Canadian and CART venues.
The new millennium will also see the inauguration of the Motorola Supercup. A Super Grand Sports Class (SGS) will welcome the latest high performance sports cars to the existing Motorola Cup competition. Current vehicle classification will be reconfigured to make room for the new breed of sports cars.
"This series is the proving ground for today's high performence street cars," said Paul Ross, Motorola Cup Technical Director. "Next year fans will enjoy side-by-side competition from the new Corvettes, Ferraris, Porsches and Vipers, plus the latest from the leading manufacturers' sports car superstars."