On May 27, the Pirelli World Challenge will host the inaugural Pirelli North East Club Championship as part of the Pirelli World Challenge TCA class race at Lime Rock Park. Open to any member of one of the North East “Country Club” style driving clubs, the Pirelli New England Open will recognize the driver who finishes highest in the final TCA race of the weekend competing in a 2016 TCA Mazda MX 5 Cup car. That driver will earn possession of the Pirelli North East Club Championship Trophy for his club for one year, a personal trophy for his trophy case, and the exclusive Pirelli Club Champion Jacket by Robert Talbot.
The Pirelli North East Club Championship will be a race within a race, and the drivers will be eligible for any normal points and prize money being awarded by the series. The intent is to reward driver club members who race for the passion of racing, so any driver with any FIA ranking (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze) is not eligible for competition in the Pirelli North East Club Championship.
There will be a separate Victory Circle presentation for the drivers including a full podium ceremony for participants placing 1-2-3. The Pirelli North East Club Championship is part of the last TCA Race of the weekend, the first race is a typical Pirelli World Challenge race with no special class for club drivers.
Drivers will need to meet all series licensing requirements. Cars need to be Mazda MX 5 Cup cars as produced by Long Road Racing. Pirelli North East Club Championship cars will race without hard tops, which are optional for Mazda MX 5 Cup cars competing in the Pirelli World Challenge TCA class.
For additional questions or information, please contact Touring Car Series Manager Jim Jordan at email@example.com.