Acura claims fourteenth and fifteenth Sports Car Manufacturer's Championships. North Canton, OH -- For the fifteenth time since 1986, Acura has won a Sports Car Manufacturer's Championship. At the recent Mont Tremblant Grand-Am Cup event, Acura...
Acura claims fourteenth and fifteenth Sports Car Manufacturer's Championships.
North Canton, OH -- For the fifteenth time since 1986, Acura has won a Sports Car Manufacturer's Championship. At the recent Mont Tremblant Grand-Am Cup event, Acura secured their fourteenth Championship when Wayne and Will Nonnamaker scored a victory in the Grand Am Cup Sports Touring II class at Mont Tremblant in the HRPWorld.com Integra LS. The ST II title is the second in a row for Acura.
Their fifteenth title came at last weekend's Speed World Challenge Final Event held at Virginia. Acura secured the Touring Class Manufacturer's Title through the victory by Pierre Kleinubing.
In the Grand Am Cup Acura's Bill Fenton Motorsports and the fleet of HRPWorld.com - King Motorsports racers have delivered a strong one-two punch that has been to strong for the competition to overcome in 2002. Fenton Motorsports has taken home five wins while HRPWorld.com has added three wins and twelve podiums in the first nine races of the Grand Am Cup.
"The whole team is very proud to be a part of delivering Acura this title," commented Will Nonnamaker, who took the STII Championship last season. "Acura builds a very well engineered car. That is what makes the difference in these long endurance events. We are looking forward to returning in 2003 to defend Acura's title."
Currently, Acura still is in the running for the Grand-Am Cup ST I Championships. The final event next week at Daytona will determine Acura's final season tally.
Fourteen years after its inception, the Acura initiative is still showing extraordinary results. On the road, Acura is an acknowledged leader in the luxury-performance import field. From a start up in 1986 that featured three models, Acura has offered up to six distinct lines of automobiles. On the track, the future is also very bright for Acura.
Acura's All-time professional sports car record includes:
** 15 Manufacturer Championships
** 17 Driver Championships
** 140 Race Victories
Their Championships came in the following years and series:
** 1987 - IMSA International Sedans
** 1988 - IMSA International Sedans
** 1991 - IMSA GTP-Lights
** 1992 - IMSA GTP-Lights
** 1993 - IMSA GTP-Lights
** 1998 - Professional Sports Car Racing Touring
** 1998 - SCCA World Challenge - T2
** 1999 - Motorola Cup Sports
** 1999 - Motorola Cup Touring
** 1999 - SCCA World Challenge Touring
** 2000 - SCCA World Challenge Touring
** 2001 - Grand Am Cup C2K (Sports Touring II)
** 2001 - Grand Am Cup Sports Touring I
** 2002 - SCCA World Challenge Touring
** 2002 - Grand Am Cup Sports Touring II