SL Motorsports to Campaign Three Proteges In World Challenge The main focus of the SLMotorsports effort this year will include three factory supported Proteges in the World Challenge Touring class. Also on their plate will be a partial season in...
SL Motorsports to Campaign Three Proteges In World Challenge
The main focus of the SLMotorsports effort this year will include three factory supported Proteges in the World Challenge Touring class. Also on their plate will be a partial season in the Grand Am Cup Sports Touring II Class as well as a partial season in the Grand Am Rolex Series American GT Class.
The three main drivers for the team in World Challenge Touring will include Steve Lisa, Chuck Hemmingson, and Dave Rosenblum. Steve's son, Tony Lisa, will fill in at select races. In addition, the team is still seeking out funded drivers to fill in a few vacant rides during the year.
"The Mazda Protégé came on strong at the end of the season last year," commented Steve Lisa. "We are excited to be moving forward with Mazda in the 2002 season. The package that SCCA has put together is top notch in terms of exposure, prize money, and competition, and Mazda's continued support is appreciated."
The second part of SLMotorsports campaign will include a partial season in an AGT Oldsmobile Aurora in the Grand Am Rolex Series. The drivers for the car will be Bill Beilharz and Steve Lisa.
In the Grand Am Cup series, the team will campaign both a Mazda Protege and a Mazda Miata in the Sports Touring II class. Steve Lisa and his son Tony Lisa plan on sharing the Protege, while the team is still searching for funded drivers for the Miata beginning after Phoenix.
"We plan on doing a partial season in the Grand Am Rolex and Grand Am Cup series," continued Lisa. "We plan on doing the Daytona in the AGT car, and then Phoenix and Fontana in both Grand Am and Grand Am Cup, and thereafter any other East Coast races that don't conflict with World Challenge; which is our main focus this season."
The 2002 SPEED World Challenge GT and Touring Car Championship seasons start March 13-15 at Sebring International Raceway.