TOPEKA, Kan. (April 23, 2012) – With just a month before the first SCCA RallyCross® National Challenge event, auto manufacturers have finalized their season long contingency programs for participants.
Volkswagen of America, who also serves as the Official Pace Vehicle of SCCA, has upped its prizes from a season ago in the National Challenge and will pay $300 for a win, $200 for a second place finish, and $100 for third. Any driver who scores a National Championship behind the wheel of a Volkswagen will take home $1,250, with a $750 prize for a runner-up and $500 for third.
Honda Performance Development is matching their 2011 program, providing $150 for eligible winners, with $100 and $50 payments to podium finishers. At the National Championship event, those prizes increase to $500, $300 and $100 for finishing in the top-three.
After offering contingency only for the National Championship a season ago, Mazda North American Operations has expanded the program to reward drivers all season long with $200 for a win and $100 for second place. At the National Championship event, drivers can earn $750, $500 and $250 for placing in the top-three of their class.
Subaru of America has posted contingency prize money for the three All-Wheel Drive classes in 2012. Payouts will be offered to top-three finishers with $300 awarded for a win, $200 for a runner-up and $100 for third. Subaru will give all eligible National Champions in those classes a $1,250 prize at the end of the season, with $750 going to the second place finisher and $500 going to those finishing third.
The 2012 RallyCross National Challenge opens May 19-20 in the SoPac Division at Glen Helen Raceway and culminates with the 2012 SCCA RallyCross National Championship at Tulsa Raceway Park, October 5-7, in Tulsa, Ok.
Registration information and full program details are available at www.scca.com/rally by selecting “Contingencies” from the left-side menu. Drivers are encouraged to review program requirements carefully to ensure full compliance. To be eligible for contingency prizes, drivers must register for each program prior to their first event. More programs will be posted as they become available.