DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Int’l Motor Sports Association announced its unveiling of the VP Racing Fuels Front Runner Award on Friday, for teams competing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
Using a points system that puts a premium on leading laps, VP Racing Fuels provides a $10,000 fuel credit to the TUDOR Championship car that scores the most points from the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona through the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen Int’l on June 29. At that point, the standings reset and an additional $10,000 fuel credit is awarded to the car that leads the points from the event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on July 13 to the season-ending Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta on Oct. 4. Points are awarded at each event with the car that leads the most laps in any class earning one point.
The Continental Tire Challenge follows the same points system with a $2,500 fuel credit provided to the car with the most points at the end of the Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta events.
“With the intense level of competition in these series, we wanted this award to be a fitting tribute to the level of excellence required to lead the most laps over half a season,” said Alan Cerwick, president of VP Racing Fuels. “VP’s fuels are engineered to take the lead and keep you there, so the awards are a perfect fit for us and the racers we support as the official fuel supplier of IMSA.”