TOPEKA, Kan. (May 21, 2014) – The Sports Car Club of America is proud to announce the official contingency programs for the 2014 SCCA RallyCross® National Challenge events. In addition to the National Challenge events, these same companies will also give awards to podium finishers at the RallyCross National Championship, Oct. 3-5 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska.
In total, four companies have put their names behind the growing national-level program. The National Challenge season calendar is slotted with nine events, including the completed April opener.
Mazda, the Official Car of SCCA, will offer contingency payouts for both the National Challenge events and season-ending championship. At each Challenge event, Mazda North American Operations will award a class winner driving a Mazda $200, with second place earning $125. At the National Championship, the first-place driver will be eligible for a $750 payday if at the controls of a Mazda. A runner-up finisher driving a Mazda at the National Championship will earn $500, with the third-place driver getting $250.
Subaru will also be offering cash prizes to those drivers competing with the marque. At the National Challenge events the company will offer payouts of $300, $200 and $100 to the top three finishers in each class, in that order. Subaru will also support the National Championships by awarding prizes to the top three in each class. The winner will be eligible for a $1,250 check. Second- and third-place drivers in a Subaru will be eligible to earn $750 and $500, respectively. At both levels, Subaru will be supplying contingency funds for only the Stock Rear-Wheel-Drive, Stock All-Wheel-Drive, Prepared Rear-Wheel-Drive, Prepared All-Wheel-Drive, Modified Rear-Wheel-Drive and Modified All-Wheel-Drive classes.
Honda Performance Development will incentivize owners of Honda and Acura machines to complete in RallyCross competition with a contingency program, as well. Top three finishers in class at National Challenge events will be awarded $150, $100 and $50, respectively. HPD will also award top Honda and Acura finishers at the National Championships with a $500 bonus for class winners. Second place will be eligible to receive $300, with the third-place driver pocketing $100.
Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA, will award competitors during the season and at the National Championship. At National Challenge events, class winners meeting the program requirements will earn a $50 product certificate. Second and third places will also be eligible for product certificates in the amount of $35 and $15, respectively. Eligible National Champions will receive a $100 certificate, with second getting a $50 certificate and third getting a $25 certificate.
The next stop for the SCCA RallyCross National Challenge series will be the Southern Pacific National Challenge, May 31-June1, at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.
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