SCCA, Great Race Announce Partnership to Expand Rally Competitions TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 12, 2006) -- Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and Rally Partners, Inc., organizers of Great Race motorsports event, announced today that they would...
SCCA, Great Race Announce Partnership to Expand Rally Competitions
TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 12, 2006) -- Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and Rally Partners, Inc., organizers of Great Race motorsports event, announced today that they would jointly develop and promote a automotive competitions in the United States. The exponential growth of the collector car hobby has fueled the demand for motorsports events created and sanctioned by both organizations.
As part of the alliance, SCCA will add a Great Race class to selected RoadRally events on its schedule, to introduce Great Race's challenging style of competition and vehicles to SCCA members. Through Great Race events, Rally Partners will introduce SCCA sanctioned events to its racers to provide a broader array of competition opportunities.
"We can't think of a more natural partnership than this one with SCCA, the organization synonymous with grassroots motorsports competition in the U.S.," said Bill Ewing, Rally Partners CEO. "Being able to compete in SCCA events and Great Race events expands the market reach for both of us, attracting new enthusiasts."
According to Pego Mack, SCCA Rally Manager, this partnership creates opportunities far beyond the ability to share motorsports sanctioning opportunities.
"Motorsports competition is experiencing tremendous growth, particularly in the sport of rallying and this is a wonderful opportunity to reach even more participants," Mack said. "We think Great Race is the ideal partner to further expand the sport of rallying."
ABOUT RALLY PARTNERS, INC.
For 24 years, the Great Race has delivered family entertainment and community events in more than 900 cities in North America. Rally Partners, Inc., the event organizers, is focused on bringing experiential automotive events to consumers both nationally and internationally through Great Race events. Jack Roush, one of NASCAR's leading team owners and Corky Coker, CEO of Coker Tire are two members of the Rally Partners organization. For more information, visit www.greatrace.com.
ABOUT SCCA, INC.
Founded in 1944, Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a 55,000-plus member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. It annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 112 regions and professional subsidiary. Landmark events and series for the Club include the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Championships; the Club Racing National Championship Runoffs® at Heartland Park Topeka, The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Championships and the United States Road Rally Challenge (USRRC). For more information, please visit www.scca.com.