Super Street Network

 |   |   |  BMW Announces Koni Challenge and Rolex Sports Car Contingency Program - Web Exclusive
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

BMW Announces Koni Challenge and Rolex Sports Car Contingency Program - Web Exclusive

Jan 28, 2009
Eurp_0901_01_z+koni_and_rolex+bmw_racing Photo 1/1   |   BMW Announces Koni Challenge and Rolex Sports Car Contingency Program - Web Exclusive

BMW of North America announced its contingency program for teams racing BMW and BMW-powered cars in the 2009 Koni Challenge Series and Rolex Sports Car Series of the Grand American Road Racing Association.BMW teams in the Koni Challenge Series Grand Touring (GS) and Sports Tuner (ST) classes will be awarded $4000 for 1st, $3000 2nd, $2000 3rd, $1000 4th and $500 5th. A BMW winner of the Driver's Championship will be awarded $2000.

A total of nine GS class BMW M3s were entered by Automatic Racing, Fall-Line Motorsports, Kinetic Motorsports and Turner Motorsport in the January 23 Koni Challenge Fresh From Florida 200. Fall-Line and Kinetic will debut the first 2009 E92 M3 V8s to Koni Challenge competition. Four BMW 3-Series and one BMW Z4 are entered in the ST class.

As recently as 2007, BMW teams won five of six Koni Challenge titles with a sweep of the GS Manufacturer, Drivers and Team Championships, as well as the ST Drivers and Team Championships.

In both the Daytona Prototype and GT classes of the Rolex Series, the award to BMW teams will be $5000 for 1st, $4000 for 2nd, $3000 for third, $2000 for 4th and $1000 for 5th. A BMW-powered driver winning the Driver's Championship will be awarded $3000.

Three teams entered BMW-powered Riley Daytona Prototypes in the 47th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona. They set the third and fourth fastest times of the 21-car field at the January 3-5 official test. The No 55 Edata Solutions/Supercar Life Racing LevelFive Motorsports BMW Riley of Christophe Bouchut, Scott Tucker and Ed Zabinski set the third fastest overall time. The No 22 Alegra Motorsports Gatorade/Today MD BMW Riley of Thomas Enge, Carlos de Quesada, Jean-Francois Dumoulin and Ryan Dalziel finished the test with the fourth fastest time.

In addition to BMW of North America's contingency program, eligible BMW drivers may share part of the international BMW Sports Trophy 2009. Awarded to support the efforts of private BMW racers throughout the world, the BMW Sports Trophy was first presented in the 1960s.

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Paul the Apostle wasn't necessarily talking about K-series-swapped Integras when he spoke to the Corinthians, telling them to "race to win."
Aaron BonkNov 20, 2018
As a general rule of thumb, most Ferrari owners leave their cars untouched in an effort to protect their resale value. But Ryan Dandurand isn't like most Ferrari owners
Jonathan WongNov 19, 2018
For 70 years, the Abarth emblem has been intimidating competitors in its various incarnations as a race car and performance road-car builder.
ManufacturerNov 19, 2018
Toyota has revealed TRD versions of the 2020 Camry and Avalon sedans
Kelly PleskotNov 16, 2018
Preview the Super Street January 2019 edition - the Red Issue - with the perfect MR2, K24 DC2, custom widebody FD3S, 500hp+ Evo IX, RB25 S14, 355 Berlinetta, and more!
Bob HernandezNov 16, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP