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Pan American Rotax Challenge dates, format and locations finalized.
Pan American Rotax Challenge Series officials are pleased to announce that the final details on the schedule and format are set. Several adjustments have been made to the original plans including reducing the number of events from 4 to 3 for the first season. Because of a very full race calendar in the US and Canada it was decided the August date at F-1 New Jersey would not be part of the 2010
program. This long waited series will start its inaugural season in April at MSR Houston, located in Angleton, Texas 30 minutes south of Houston. This is a true international series, patterned after the very
successful Rotax Euro Challenge. Drivers from all nations are welcome to attend and future plans are for Pan American Series races to be held in Canada, Mexico and South American countries as the
program grows. Discussions for a 2011 date in Canada are already underway. The 3 events are;
*April 23-35 MSR Houston
* June 11-13 New Castle Motorsports Park (Note: the Pan American race at New Castle will take the place of the annual Rotax Summer Shootout)
* September 3-5 California Speedway
The 6 race series will crown champions at the end and award 7 spots to the 4 Rotax Grand Finals
*Junior Max – 2
* Senior Max – 2
* DD2 – 2
* DD2 Masters – 1
The three events include a Friday official practice, Saturday-Sunday format of Qualifying, Pre-Final and Final each day. One set of tires is allowed each race day for Junior and Senior classes. Mini Max and
Micro Max will use the same tires for both days. Drivers will pick up their tires each morning for races that day. Seven classes will compete at each event. The new class this year is a dedicated DD 2 Masters (415lbs). This class will also compete at the 2010 Rotax Grand Finals for the first time. Each weekend competitors will be able to earn points for finishes in the Pre-Final and Final of each day.
The top five qualifiers will also earn points each day.