RACE: SCCA Racing at Rausch Creek

Reading PA, (July 16) In anticipation of the opening of Rausch Creek Motorsports Park, five SCCA regions in the immediate area of the new facility have formed an association to conduct SCCA Club Racing events at RCMP. The Blue Mountain, ...

Reading PA, (July 16) In anticipation of the opening of Rausch Creek Motorsports Park, five SCCA regions in the immediate area of the new facility have formed an association to conduct SCCA Club Racing events at RCMP. The Blue Mountain, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, South Jersey and Susquehanna Regions will integrate their resources to organize race events at the new course. The five regions have become equal partners in this new association named Anthracite Racing Associates (ARA). RCMP recognizes ARA as the organization representing Club Racing for the Sports Car Club of America.

Rausch Creek will be the first new permanent road race facility in the Northeast Division of SCCA in over thirty years. The course is a 2.3 mile, 14 turn, Alan Wilson designed circuit for both automobile and motorcycle racing. It is located about 45 miles north of Harrisburg, PA and four miles from Exit 33 of I-81.

Although the original schedule indicated a May 2001 opening for the course, weather and drainage problems have slowed construction. As a result, RCMP recently announced that there would be no competition events at the course this year in order to properly prepare the track and its support facilities.

Anthracite Racing Associates has asked RCMP management to schedule a Club Racing test day in early October of this year for track familiarization. Proposals are also being made to obtain dates for Regional and National competition events in 2002.

For information regarding Anthracite Racing Associates, you may contact Terry Hanushek by telephone at 856 223-0807 or by e-mail at T_Hanushek@compuserve.com.

Additional information and the status of RCMP may be obtained from their web site at www.rauschcreekracing.com.

-RCMP

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