Already an international success, the new Radical Cup USA, is gunning to become the largest single-make racing series in the United States.
With extraordinary prizes, competitive ‘arrive and drive’ packages, trackside support from Radical West USA and backing from two of the most exclusive circuits in the country — Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch near Las Vegas and the Monticello Motor Club of New York — it’s off to a good start.
“Radical Sportcars, the largest racing car manufacturer in the world, builds the venerable 270HP SR3 and mind-blowing 460HP SR8 open-cockpit racecars that are owned by dozens of members at two exclusive country club race tracks, Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch near Las Vegas and Monticello Motor Club, just 90 minutes from New York City,” explained Simon Shepard, director for Radical West, the world’s largest distributor outside of the manufacturer.
“Radical owners at these private clubs and at other racetracks around the country, as well as racers in various prototype series in non-Radicals, are clamoring for a new racing series at the professional level that is affordable, reliable, fair, and performance-driven. With Radical and the North American Road Racing Association, we now deliver the ultimate race series.”
“Many of our private members own Radicals and race them in our club series. The Radical Cup USA is the logical evolutionary step for any racer, club or junior, to a professionally supported national series,” added Ari Straus, President of Monticello Motor Club.
“The overall 2013 Radical Cup USA champion receives an LMP2 test with a top European Le Mans team, while each of the SR8/Coupe and SR3 class champions win a one race SR8 RX drive in the FIA sanctioned Radical Masters Euroseries.
Unique to the Radical Cup, which is also highly popular in Australia, throughout Europe and the Middle East, the overall champion is derived from the competitor with the highest point score from either class, placing equal emphasis on both SR3 and SR8/Coupe drivers.
Comprising of 12 rounds over six weekends, the 2013 Radical Cup USA will visit some of the most famous sports car courses in the United States including Road Atlanta, the storied Virginia Int’l Raceway and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The season will commence next month at Miller Motorsports Park, Utah, on March 29-31 and conclude at the exclusive Monticello Motor Club.
Sanctioned by the North American Road Racing Ass’n, three of the Radical Cup USA events will coincide with weekends featuring NARRA’s popular US GT Championship and SRT Viper Cup series.
Radical Cup USA Calendar
March 29-31 Miller Motorsport Park Tooele, Utah
April 12-14 Road Atlanta Braselton, Ga.
June 28-30 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, Calif.
July 12-14 Virginia Int’l Raceway Alton, Va.
July 26-28 AutoBahn Country Club Elwood, Ill.
Sept. 6-8 Monticello Motor Club Monticello, N.Y.