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Wednesday, February 6, 2013. 



New Radical series set to revolutionize
North American sports car racing.


The Radical Cup has already taken the UK, Europe, Middle East and Australia by storm. Now it's North America's turn.
> Overall champion to receive LMP2 test

   with top European Le Mans team


> Class champs score race in

   Radical Masters Euroseries


> Entire series to be internet broadcast,

   final race to be televised


> 12 rounds over six events sanctioned by the      
   North American Road Racing Association


Already a worldwide 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 racetracks, 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. 


As with Radical's UK series, the Radical Cup USA isn't just aimed at the serious gentleman driver, but at the very best talent looking to prove themselves on the world stage."


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 the home of Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta, the storied Virginia International Raceway, and the home of the world famous 'Corkscrew', 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 Association (NARRA), three of the Radical Cup USA events will coincide with weekends featuring NARRA's popular US GT Championship and SRT Viper Cup series.


"We are very pleased to have the professionalism and expertise of NARRA managing this series. They operate fantastic events, as we witnessed with the US GT Championship at Monticello last year, and will be providing vigorous technical inspections as well as high-level exposure for competitors and sponsors," said Ari Straus, President of Monticello Motor Club.


"To expand our offering to include yet another high-profile series, and a prototype series at that, shows the direction NARRA is taking. We are serious about sports car racing and creating spectacular events, and I wouldn't be surprised if that word- prototype- is mentioned again in the near future," added Rob Morrison, General Manager of the North American Road Racing Association.


Each round of the championship will be broadcast on the internet, while the final race of the 2013 Radical Cup USA will be televised.


Race weekends will feature a Friday test day, and a round each on both Saturday and Sunday comprising of practice, qualifying and a race. A set of Dunlop tires will be awarded to each class winner of every round.


Radical West USA and RPE/Powertec will provide trackside technical and spare support, while also offering turnkey 'arrive and drive' packages for less than half the price of the equivalent development prototype series.


Preliminary details and pricing can be downloaded here or viewed at RadicalCupUSA.com.


2013 Radical Cup USA Calendar


> 29-31 March: Miller Motorsport Park, Utah

> 12-14 April: Road Atlanta, Georgia

> 28-30 June: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, California

> 12-14 July: VIR, Virginia

> 26-28 July: AutoBahn Country Club, Illinois

> 06-08 September: Monticello Motor Club, New York




Images can be downloaded here.


For series inquires and 'arrive and drive' reservations contact simon@radicalwest.com.


To register for an event contact registration@narraonline.com or
call 817 829 4893.


For media inquires contact tdrewer@narraonline.com or
call 404 825 2641. 


Spring Mountain

Radical USA
Radicals line up at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch near Las Vegas.
Radicals racing at the Yas Marina F1 track.
Radicals USA Monticello
Monticello Motor Club also runs a club level Radical series.
A Radical driver gives the thumbs up during NARRA's US GT Championship event at Monticello last year. � NARRA
Radical West Tent
The Radical pit during NARRA's US GT Championship event at Monticello last year.
A Radical SR8 racing in the Radical Masters EuroSeries.

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Quick Links


About Radical West - RadicalWestUSA.com


Radical West, based at Spring Mountain Country Club in Nevada, is the only West Coast dealer for Radical Sports cars and has been the world's largest Radical dealer for the last 10 years, selling 30 new cars a year and currently supporting 120 cars on-site. Radical West offers car preparation, set-up, trackside support, OEM parts and tires. Radical West is the only dealer in the world outside of the factory authorized to rebuild and seal the engines used in the Radical product range to the same exact standards as Powertec UK. In conjunction with Spring Mountain, Radical West offers a Radical school for people who would like to try before they buy, learn how to drive a race car for the first time as a beginner, or as an experienced driver who would like to improve via one on one coaching.



About Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club - SpringMountainMotorsports.com


Combine an incredible 4 mile racetrack with resort-style amenities and an exceptional staff, and you have the ultimate destination for discriminating motorsports enthusiasts. Spring Mountain is a state-of-the-art motorsports country club, set in a beautiful mountain backdrop, offering premium amenities including an 8000 square foot clubhouse, condominiums, private garages, racquetball court, pool, climbing wall, workout facility and more. Our luxurious, convenient facility is the perfect environment to mingle with like-minded people, and relax after a long day of adrenaline filled racing. Whether you drive a Miata or Murcielago, at Club Spring Mountain your driving experience will be taken to a whole new level.



About Monticello Motor Club - MonticelloMotorClub.com


Located on 670 acres in the picturesque foothills of New York's Catskill Mountains, Monticello Motor Club (MMC) is only 90 minutes from Manhattan. Opened in July 2008, MMC is a private automotive resort reserved for its members and a select number of manufacturer, competition, corporate and charity events. As a private country club, MMC is not available for rent to car clubs. Featuring a critically acclaimed 4.1 mile racing circuit, MMC caters to driving enthusiasts, from beginners with no track experience to professional racers. Between laps, members relax in an exceptional glass & aluminum clubhouse that features classrooms, dining area, bar, kitchen, members-only lounge, private locker rooms, pro-shop and attached temperature-controlled garages. Current facilities also include a North Pit clubhouse with stadium seating, parking paddock, fueling facilities, private garages, and on-site service centers.



About the North American Road Racing Association - NARRAonline.com


NARRA has been America's home for high-end, high-performance sports cars for over 19 years. Catering to every skill level, from novice to professional, NARRA allows participants to rise through its own ranks, from the US Performance Driver Education program to the Whelen US TimeTrial and US GT championships. Many NARRA events also feature the SRT Viper Cup Series and the new Radical Cup USA. NARRA specializes in developing, sanctioning and operating racing series for car clubs and manufacturers. The competition at a NARRA event is only matched by the camaraderie, and weekends often feature popular social gatherings and other attractions.

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