Volkswagen is the Official Pace Car of SCCA and SCCA Pro Racing
Date: Saturday, August 25 @ 17:06:33 UTC
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Volkswagen is the Official Pace Car of SCCA and
SCCA Pro Racing
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 24 -- Volkswagen and Sports Car Club of America
announced today an official partnership naming Volkswagen the Official Pace Car
of SCCA and SCCA Pro Racing. As part of its official sponsorship, Volkswagen
will provide pace vehicles for the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Championships and
the SCCA National Championship Runoffs(R) Presented by AT&T as well as course
vehicles for The Tire Rack(R) SCCA Solo National Championships.
"Volkswagen was a driving force in SCCA history for many years," said Clark
Campbell, motorsport manager, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "We're excited to be
back on the track with our SCCA partnership, increasing interest in the SCCA
competition and bring our new and exciting products to the track."
"We're excited to partner with Volkswagen, both through its contingency
program and now as the Official Pace Car," said Eric Prill, SCCA vice president,
marketing and communications. "Volkswagen has a rich history of motorsports,
particularly grassroots racing and we're proud to help carry on that tradition."
Two Volkswagen GLI Fahrenheits will serve as the official pace cars and have
received body kit upgrades, full graphics package and a full light package. The
vehicles will be present at all World Challenge races remaining in 2007 and
through 2009. The same vehicles will also pace all 25 races at the National
Championship Runoffs at Heartland Park Topeka Oct. 12-14.
In addition to the pace vehicles, Volkswagen will provide 10 course vehicles
for the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships, held at Heartland Park
Topeka Sept. 25-28.
Earlier in the 2007 season, Volkswagen announced a contingency award program
with a payout amount of up to $300,000 available to Volkswagen participants in
SCCA. The automaker has already awarded more than $48,000 in contingency prize
money this season. The contingency program is designed to monetarily reward
Volkswagen drivers when they compete and finish on the podium at SCCA sanctioned
Founded in 1944, Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a 55,000-member
motorsports organization that, along with subsidiary SCCA Pro Racing,
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 Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships; the Club Racing
National Championship Runoffs(R) presented by AT&T at Heartland Park Topeka; and
The Tire Rack(R) SCCA Solo National Championships and ProSolo Championship at
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn
Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in
Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of
passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit, New
Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Eos, and
Touareg through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers.
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