Officials from Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) and SascoSports, a premier race tire dealer and historic and vintage racing preparation and restoration shop in the U.S., announced today that SascoSports has become the new title sponsor of the SascoSports International/American Challenge, one of the most popular showcase races held on the majority of HSR race event weekends.
The new partnership between HSR and SascoSports continues a long and established relationship between the two organizations that saw SascoSports most recently serve as the Official Tire supplier of the 2015 HSR Classic 24 Hour at Daytona presented by IMSA. SascoSports has also been a fixture in the HSR paddock for decades, offering their race and championship winning services to competitors and a welcoming and open atmosphere for all based on their longstanding commitment of “Racers Helping Racers.”
“We at SascoSports are excited to become the title sponsor of the SascoSports International/American Challenge and to become even more involved with HSR,” said SascoSports President Dave Handy. “We have been supporting HSR events with tire service and customer race cars since HSR’s inception in the late 1970s and are thrilled to become even more involved. With the addition of Hoosier to our great range of tires, which also includes Avon, Goodyear, Dunlop and Toyo, we are able to supply and support almost all of the competitors at an HSR event. David Hinton and his team are great to work with and we look forward to this new opportunity.”
A longtime favorite of HSR competitors, the SascoSports International/American Challenge is a production-car showcase of big-bore American-made iron racing head-to-head with top sports cars from Europe and beyond. The all-out sprints see competitors race for the overall win in addition to top-three honors for the International and American classes and – in a new addition for 2018 – an all-Porsche division.
Another new-for-2018 highlight is the addition of the popular Sommet des Legendes race weekend, July 12 – 15, at Circuit Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada to the SascoSports International/American Challenge schedule of events.
“We are delighted to announce that SascoSports is partnering with HSR as the presenting sponsor of the immensely popular SascoSports International/American Challenge,” said HSR President Hinton. “Sasco, as they are known throughout any historic racing paddock, has been involved with our sport since the earliest days when Lime Rock was their home track. Now based at VIR, Sasco’s expertise in the racing tire field and race car preparation makes them a perfect match for the SascoSports International/American Challenge.”
In addition to offering race tire sale and restoration, preparation and at-track services for competitors, SascoSports is always available to provide expert advice to all racers to make sure competitors are running tires best suited for their race car.
The 2018 debut of the SascoSports International/American Challenge takes place at the 41st Annual Classic Motorsports Mitty presented by Hagerty, April 26 – 29, as one of the highlights of Friday’s schedule.
The popularity of The Mitty and the SascoSports International/American Challenge has also seen HSR expand the race format into two separate events in response to the large number of entries that turnout for the annual April event at Road Atlanta.
The provisional event schedule calls for SascoSports International/American Challenge Race A, featuring larger displacement Group 5 race machines, to go green Friday, April 27 at 4 p.m. EDT. Race B immediately follows and features the small-bore machines of Groups 2 and 3, with a scheduled start Friday at 4:30 p.m. EDT.
The next event on the 2018 HSR schedule, Classic Motorsports Mitty information, entry forms and up-to-the-minute event updates can be found at www.TheMitty.com. Spectator tickets are available at www.HSRTickets.com.