The Unlimited Racing Championship will open its inaugural season in 2015 and will support the Pirelli World Challenge at its headliner events at Circuit of The Americas, Road America, Miller Motorsports Park, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The new series will feature identically built NuArt CanAm cars reminiscent of the “glory days” of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am) from the 1960 and ’70s.
The NuArt CanAm cars are purpose-built from the ground up and engineered for safety, reliability, aerodynamics, driver comfort and speed. The cars feature spectacular 700+ horsepower, big-block V8 motors and state-of-the-art aerospace quality components with an emphasis on safety.
“The Pirelli World Challenge is looking forward to having the Unlimited Racing Championship competing at four of our Pirelli World Challenge headliner events in 2015,” said Scott Bove, President and CEO of Pirelli World Challenge. “Having the URC at these events will help create the fan experience we are targeting for these events.”
“This project has been years in the making,” said Richard Nauert, founder of the Unlimited Racing Championship and designer of the NuArt CanAm car. “We analyzed the original Can-Am cars, remaining true to the visual, as well as spiritual concept. Components like big block engines, 12 inch steel brakes, and Can-Am intakes were just some of the historical elements we maintained in the NuArt CanAm car. Despite the obvious tribute to the original cars, we loaded them with modern technology. The technology is specifically to make them safe, have great reliability, and be flexible for a wide range of driver skills.”
The new Unlimited Racing Championship Series will feature identically prepared NuArt CanAm cars, racing against one another on some of the best circuits in North America. The format includes four events with two 30-minute races at each of the circuits of COTA, Road America, Miller Motorsports and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Cars will be fully prepped for the owner/driver by the URC series organizer and ready to race at each venue.
The URC aims to provide Can-Am fans and racers with a “blast from the past, and into the future.” Visit www.unlimitedracingchampionship.com to learn more.