Featuring racing at a combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits, the NTT IndyCar Series offers its international lineup of drivers the most diverse challenges in motorsports. Founded in 1994, INDYCAR serves as the sanctioning body for the NTT IndyCar Series. These stars drive single-seat, open-cockpit cars that feature a 2.2-liter, twin turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 engine optimized to run at 12,000 RPM with an estimated 500-700 horsepower depending on the turbocharger boost setting. The consumer-relevant engines, which are supplied by Chevrolet and Honda, utilize Speedway E85R fuel.
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo race series returns to North America for its 7th season. The 2019 season kicks off with a debut stop at the 16 turn 2.38 mile Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama alongside the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The series then moves onto the historic circuits of Watkins Glen, Road America, Virginia International Raceway and Laguna Seca alongside the IMSA sanctioned WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the preeminent US road racing series. Five action-packed race weekends as the drivers race for more than just fame, points and the ultimate championship title. To the victors go not only the spoils, but they will also be invited to participate in the Super Trofeo World Final held in the city of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in October.
With innovations in safety and affordability, the F3 Americas Championship is designed to attract the very best young talent from around the world. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions this Championship, recognizing the importance of developing the racing stars of tomorrow. The F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda offers young talent the opportunity to demonstrate their skills on an international platform while keeping affordability and safety as key elements of the program. Having the F3 Americas chassis manufactured in the United States by Onroak Automotive, the Honda Civic Type R motor built in Anna, Ohio, and the Hankook tires marketed and distributed out of Nashville, Tennessee, aids in affordability and availability.
The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires is the signature spec series for the Mazda Road to 24 (#MRT24), the sports car counterpart to the Mazda Road to Indy (#MRTI). The MX-5 Cup race cars start as complete MX-5 road cars from the Mazda Hiroshima, Japan factory before being transported to engineering development partner Long Road Racing in Statesville, North Carolina where they are produced into a race car. The process includes disassembly of the production car, welding and painting of a full roll cage and interior, and assembly of the race car, adding more than 250 motorsports-specific parts. Other components of the car, including the Mazda SKYACTIV 2.0 liter engine are sealed to ensure even competition and a cost-effective platform.
The IMSA-sanctioned Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama is now in its 15th season as one of Porsche’s 21 single-make Cup Challenge series in the world. The series produces intense, exciting competition for semi-professional and aspiring professional drivers in the world’s most produced and iconic racecar, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.