FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USERA Announces Preliminary 2006 Spec Miata Endurance Championship Schedule
DANVILLE, VA. (January 12, 2006) – The United States Endurance Racing Association, Inc. announced today five of the proposed six endurance events for the inaugural 2006 season of the USERA Spec Miata Endurance Championship, including events with Busch East, Grand-Am Cup and American GT Challenge.
The Spec Miata Endurance Championship, designed specifically for the Mazda Miata sports car, will consist of three hour or longer endurance races culminating with a season ending Driver and Team Champion.
The season will kick off at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina with a three hour event run in conjunction with the American GT Challenge on March 25-26.
From there the series will swing north of the border to the historic Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario on May 19-20 as part of the traditional Victoria Day Weekend Speedfest.
July 22-23 the Championship joins the North East Ohio Region SCCA for a three or six hour event at Nelson Ledges in Garrettsville, Ohio.
September 29-30 the Championship heads to beautiful Lime Rock Park for a three hour endurance showcase Saturday morning prior to the Busch East race. Lime Rock Park is legendary for its road racing tradition as one of North America’s oldest and most venerable road racing venues. And the Busch East weekend has become one of Lime Rock Park’s highest attended weekends as the worlds of oval and road racing combine in a spectacular fan oriented racing showcase.
One week later, October 6-8, the Championship swings south again and joins the Grand-Am Cup season finale at America’s Motorsports Resort, VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. This weekend should prove to be an exciting finish to great inaugural Spec Miata Endurance Championship season.
Two additional events, one in July and one in August, may be announced shortly.
“We are very pleased by this inaugural schedule,” said USERA President, Ken Grammer. “We have a great schedule that will highlight the exciting racing the Championship has to offer to teams and fans alike.”
Founded in 2005, USERA manages the Spec Miata Endurance Championship. For more information on USERA, visit www.usenduro.com or call 434-797-1866.
Media Contact: Ken Grammer, President 434-797-1866 office; firstname.lastname@example.org
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