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  • New Formula Mazda Race Series in Arizona

    I just received this email. It will cost you $31,455 plus travel expenses and safety equipment to run all 9 race weekends:

    Larry Pond of ASA-Racing and Hurley Hatch of ASA-ProAutoSports have been working with the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving to launch their new pro road racing series, ASA-Bondurant Championship Race Series.

    Bondurant joins ASA-ProAutoSports as an ASA-Racing Road Racing Division, the second one in the Southwest.

    The Bondurant Championship Race Series will consist of 9 race weekends. They will join ASA-ProAutoSports events as a race grid for their races. This will add a professional ASA race series to our events that some of our current members may be interested in running.

    See the following Media Release for more information.

    BONDURANT LAUNCHES ASA-BONDURANT CHAMPIONSHIP RACE SERIES.

    After more than four decades as the world’s premier advanced driver education school, the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is proud to announce the introduction of the ASA-Bondurant Championship Race Series.

    The Bondurant Championship Race Series is sanctioned by ASA Racing and will run as part of ASA-ProAutoSports race weekends. It begins this September for the 2009-2010 race season and includes 18 races over nine weekends utilizing three road race tracks at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz.
    The first race weekend will be September 25-27, 2009. Participants will race monthly with the final race in May 2010.

    Drivers will be competing in one of Bondurant’s newly acquired, purpose-built Formula Mazda race cars each weekend, participating in Friday testing rounds followed by qualifying, then racing on Saturday and Sunday. The race cars are powered by 13B Mazda rotary engines and equipped with proper Goodyear racing slicks and 4-speed Hewland gearboxes.

    Bondurant’s Formula Mazdas offer a true racecar experience in a race series open to anyone 15 years or older that is a driver of “good standing” with the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.

    CEO Bob Bondurant stated: “This professional race series will give drivers a chance to compete in identical cars on the three different Firebird International Raceway road racing tracks. We are pleased to have ASA Racing sanction and support this new program for us. ASA Racing has approved a rule book and will provide a race director for the on-track racing. We will be running with ASA-ProAutoSports, another ASA road racing division in Arizona.”

    Dennis Huth, president of ASA, stated, “It is a great honor and pleasure to work with my good friend, Bob Bondurant, in his Championship Race Series. This is an important step in the growth of our road racing program.”

    Cost to participate in the Championship Race Series is $3,495 per event, which includes car rental, instruction, and maintenance of the vehicle. Participants bring their own safety equipment including suits, gloves, and head and neck restraints.

    For more information and applications for the ASA-Bondurant Championship Race Series, email Lee Siltala at leesiltala@bondurant.com or call 480-403-7614, or Mike Tejadilla at mtejadilla@bondurant.com or call 480-403-7615.

    For ASA licensing for this series, contact Vicki or Larry Pond at ASA-Racing by phone at 480-861-8108 or email LPond2@cox.net.

    About ASA Racing
    The ASA Racing program is comprised of more than 35 short tracks around the United States, as well as road racing divisions and regional/national touring race series. For more information, call ASA Racing at (386)258-2221 or send an email to info@ASA-Racing.com. For news and information from all the race tracks, road racing divisions and tours involved in the ASA, visit www.asa-racing.com.
    ASA™, ASA Racing™ and American Speed Association® are trademarks of Racing Speed Associates, LLC. Racing Speed Associates, LLC is not related to nor affiliated with ASA LATE MODEL SERIES, LLC.

    About Bondurant
    Bondurant Enterprises consists of the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving – one of the largest driving schools in North America – featuring a 15-turn, 1.6 mile road course, an 8-acre asphalt pad for advanced training, and more than 200 race-prepared vehicles, including sedans and open-wheel cars. Located on the Gila River Indian Community outside of Phoenix, Ariz., it is recognized as the "fastest 60 acres in America." The purpose-built facility is adjacent to Firebird International Raceway with access to three additional race tracks, a dragstrip, and three skid pads. Bob Bondurant, an internationally recognized leader in advanced driving training, opened the School in 1968. Bondurant SuperKart School, located on the facility, offers two karting tracks with state-of-the-art equipment and training. Bondurant Trackside is the premier leader in OEM events, showcasing manufacturers’ vehicles. For more information or to book an event, call 800.842.RACE (7223) or visit www.bondurant.com. Write to Bondurant at P.O. Box 51980, Phoenix, AZ 85076.
    Last edited by Richard EVO; 07-07-2009, 08:45 AM.
    The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

    2006 Porsche 997 Carerra Coupe 6-MT - daily driver
    1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - my last track day car (FOR SALE or not, depending on how I feel when I fall out of bed tomorrow morning)
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    It's about half the cost of Barber or Russell...not bad if you are in that market.

    Steve

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