23rd November 2015
Sunoco becomes official partner of the NARRCA
Sunoco, the US oil company heavily involved in motorsport in the US, have recently announced they have become the official partner of the championship V8 NARRCA European Series, for the next three years. This partnership will also make the series NARRCA eligible for the Sunoco 200 Challenge, a year-long driver programme run by the European distributor of Sunoco Race fuels, Anglo American Oil Company Ltd., and the winner of which will win a prize drive in the support race the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January 2017.
Sunoco is the official partner of NASCAR series, NHRA and IndyCar in the US, but also fuels some of the other major US series such as NHRA, AMA Pro Racing, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the ARCA Racing Series championship and the Cooper Tires USF2000. For at least the next three years, Sunoco will also partner with NARRCA for the inaugural season of V8 European Series, and then for the following two years.
This partnership also enables European NARRCA V8 Series to be eligible for the Sunoco 200 Challenge. Therefore, the competitors of the 2016 championship NARRCA will score points for a finish result up to 10th place, for fastest lap and for pole position for each race, against drivers within the other eligible 200 series for the Sunoco Challenge. To make this fair, the points scored by each competitor will be divided by the number of events counting towards their championship.
At year end, the driver who scores the most points in the Sunoco 200 Challenge will win a prize drive an American Muscle car, usually branded in the colors of Sunoco, driving in the BMW Performance 200 endurance race which takes place on the Friday before Rolex 24 At Daytona in January.
The winner of the Sunoco Challenge 200 at the end of the 2016 season and will play Daytona race in January 2017. A price that also includes the transfer by plane, accommodation, and a combination colors Sunoco 200 Challenge. More information www.sunocochallenge.com.
"At this stage of our development, we are pleased to see such a prestigious brand as Sunoco become our partner for the inaugural season of V8 NARRCA European Series," says Alain Veyssière, founder and promoter of NARRCA. "Sunoco is a legendary brand for every motorsport fan, and US motorsport in particular, and represents the spirit of NARRCA and its natural link with the North American continent."
"A particularly strong bond with the ability for drivers to be eligible NARRCA from the 2016 season to score points for the Sunoco 200 Challenge. We therefore hope that the winner of the 2016 challenge is a NARRCA pilot, who will thus have the chance to drive the muscle car on the equally legendary Daytona circuit. We warmly welcome this agreement and look forward to see the Sunoco logo on the NARRCA cars ".
Translated and amended from French
Full details at www.narrca.com/fr/sunoco-partenaire-officiel-de-la-narrca
Anglo American Oil Company