Following closely on the heels of the reintroduction of USF2000’s National Class, Andersen Promotions unveils a similar program for Pro Mazda.
The Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires’ new National Class will be open to any drivers who have reached the age of 20 before March 1, 2016 and is aimed at providing a lower-cost entry point.
Eligible cars include those currently running in Pro Mazda specification and meeting the older Star Mazda technical requirements as governed by the Sports Car Club of America General Competition Rules pertaining to the FA class.
“There are so many former Star Mazda race cars competing in North American club racing and in other forms of open-wheel competition that it just makes sense to create an opportunity for interested drivers to sample the fantastic schedule of events we have in the Pro Mazda Championship,” said Dan Andersen, owner and CEO of Andersen Promotions.
Entry fees for the new National Class will be discounted 50 percent below the regular Pro Mazda rate, and each race winner will earn a free entry for an upcoming event in the same season. The second-place finisher will claim a 50 percent reduction in the entry fee for an upcoming race.
Competitors in the National Class will vie for their own separate classification and will not be eligible for overall series awards or championship points.