Wilton, CT- The American GT Road Racing Association today announced the formation of its new racing series, the American GT Challenge, along with the series' abbreviated rules and tentative 2004 schedule hosting seven races throughout the United...
Wilton, CT- The American GT Road Racing Association today announced the formation of its new racing series, the American GT Challenge, along with the series' abbreviated rules and tentative 2004 schedule hosting seven races throughout the United States and Canada. The series is being developed by Woodson Duncan, former Grand-Am team owner and competitor, with technical input from Bob Sharp, Irv Hoerr, Bill Riley and Carl Wegner.
The series welcomes all purpose built, tube frame produced American touring or grand touring cars conforming to 2003 SCCA GT-1, Grand Am GTS or Trans -Am specifications will be allowed to compete. The American GT Challenge will promote parity by way of weight adjustments and wing height restrictions.
Said Duncan of the reasoning behind forming the new series, "Our objective is to contain costs, through a stable rules environment built around the American automotive tradition of ample affordable horse power. And to put the fun back in road racing for owners, competitors and the fans."
Woodson was quick to point out this does not imply a static series. The series will see upgrades that are effective at increasing both performance and competitiveness. Any upgrades that can withstand a cost benefit analysis, will only be incorporated into the rules if they can be afforded and benefit the majority of the field.
Presently the American GT Challenge has twenty five car numbers reserved. As well as receiving inquiries from competitors on a daily basis.
A tentative 2004 schedule has been introduced beginning Easter weekend April 11th at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina. The American GT Challenge will make stops at Mosport during the traditional Victoria Day weekend and is working towards concluding its inaugural season with an event in the Dominican Republic.
For more details and a complete schedule, visit the American GT Challenge web site, www.americangt.com.