Endurance racing is one of the hottest things in motorsports right now. Teams of drivers splitting costs and seat time, working an entirely different race strategy than sprints. But maybe you have a car that you’re not comfortable sharing, Yeah, you want more race time than the average club racing weekend but like Batman, you prefer to work alone. We get it, and we have the solution.
SpecChallenge will initially run on the same weekend as WRL endurance races. In some cases the SpecChallenge cars will start with the main WRL endurance field and race the first 90 minutes, taking a green/checkered flag. Where track time is available or SpecChallenge is more popular, it will run before or after the main endurance races (example, 4:30p-6p Sat and 8a-9:30a Sunday). The exact format will depend on turnout and what the spec racing crowd wants. That’s right, we’re tailoring it to you!
We're launching SpecChallenge at our USEC event at COTA in Dec 2017 with a SRF3 exhibition race. Starting in 2018, WRL will open SpecChallenge to cars that are log booked for other spec classes including SM, SRF, SPB, and more! If you are not running a Spec car but are interested in SpecChallenge, please let us know! This is intended to be a multiple-class group as it grows and can add other Spec-class cars like the SpecE30, Spec944 and more.
Who: Drivers who meet meet WRL licensing criteria (WRL license, other club racing license, HPDE solo/instructor, etc.)
What: 50 to 90-minute races for log booked cars built for, and conforming to Specification Class rules (i.e. Spec Miata)
When: Any WRL race weekend on the schedule beginning in 2018, or unless otherwise noted on the schedule.
Why: More seat time, no crew or additional drivers required.
What’s at stake - WRL’s signature trophies created by Plasma-Tracks, Mazda contingency, MAXXIS contingency and a season points system with some great awards at the end of the year. With your support, we can even open this up as a National Championship class at our USEC event at COTA each year!
This is a fantastic opportunity to get more seat time in your spec car in clean, competitive, well-run events.
To express interest, request additional classes or to get more information email us here