CLEARWATER, Fla. — The pioneer eras of showroom stock and street stock endurance road racing and IMSA Racing Stocks and International Sedan competition in North America will be celebrated this fall with the Inaugural Historic Sportscar Racing Street Stock Road Racing and RS/IS Reunion.
The race was announced by HSR as a featured addition to the seventh running of the HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA weekend at Daytona Int’l Speedway Oct. 27-31.
Eligible entries include cars that competed in the IMSA Firestone Firehawk Endurance Championship, the SCCA Pro Escort Endurance Championship, the Motorola Cup North America and other street stock series of the era. Cars that competed in IMSA’s small sedan road racing series best known as the IMSA Radial Challenge and IMSA Champion Spark Plug Challenge in the 1970s and 1980s will also be welcome.
“We have seen increasing interest from competitors and fans alike in providing a showcase for Firehawk, Escort, RS/IS and the other street stock road racing and sedan series that were at the foundation of these popular and competitive segments of sports car racing,” said HSR President David Hinton. “The timing is right to literally drop the green flag and we couldn’t think of a better venue than Daytona Int’l Speedway during the HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA weekend.”
World Challenge has evolved into a global GT3 series contested in America, Europe and Asia, and is regarded as a popular and highly-sought-after championship for competitors and manufacturers on a worldwide scale.
The Canadian-based Motorola Cup became Grand-Am Cup prior to the 2001 season and, after several different series names and sponsorships over the years, competes today as the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.