SEMA eNews Vol. 22, No. 4, January 24, 2019

Racing News: Sonoma Speed Festival Secures Two Masters Historic Racing Grids for Inaugural Event

Compiled by SEMA Editors

  Sonoma
The inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival will feature the Masters Historic Formula One USA and Masters Endurance Legends USA, May 31–June 2 at Sonoma Raceway.
   

Sonoma Speed Festival Secures Two Masters Historic Racing Grids for Inaugural Event

The inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival will feature the Masters Historic Formula One USA and Masters Endurance Legends USA—the first time these two grids will appear at any event—when the international race and wine festival takes place, May 31–June 2 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. According to Masters Founder and President Ron Maydon, it was time to bring out the new Masters Endurance Legends USA class of racing because of the demand and inventory of cars available from the time period. Historic Motor Sports Association is sanctioning all racing for the Sonoma Speed Festival. The new Masters Endurance Legends USA series will feature all cars that were eligible to enter major endurance events from 1982–2016.

Courtney Force
Courtney Force
 
   

Courtney Force Stepping Away From Driving Duties

The winningest female Funny Car driver in NHRA history, Courtney Force, a top-10 finisher in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in six of her seven professional seasons, has announced that she will be climbing out of the driver’s seat of her 11,000hp, 330-mph John Force Racing Advance Auto Parts Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car. While her driving duties will come to an end, Force looks forward to continuing to stay involved within the sport of NHRA Championship Drag Racing by supporting her teammates and maintaining off-track partnerships.

Hagerty Joins with SCCA to Become Official Insurance Partner

During its annual meeting, Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) announced that Hagerty has signed on to become the official insurance partner of SCCA. As an official partner, SCCA President and CEO Mike Cobb said Hagerty helps provide the support necessary to execute the more than 2,000 events the Club conducts each year through its 116 regions and subsidiary divisions. SCCA’s current event insurance supplier has not changed with the addition of Hagerty as the official insurance partner of SCCA.

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