TORRANCE, Calif. (August 20, 2009) – Following the launch of the Honda Racing Line program for the grassroots racing market, American Honda and Honda Performance Development have released details of their support program for Honda and Acura competitors at the 2009 Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs, Sept. 21-27 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to support SCCA racers,” said Erik Berkman, President of Honda Performance Development, Inc. “Through the Honda Racing Line and its programs, we want to encourage our competitors to fulfill their racing dreams. In providing an incentive program for Honda or Acura racers competing in the SCCA Runoffs, we can recognize and celebrate their challenging spirit and racing passion.”
To be eligible for support, all Honda competitors must be enrolled in the Honda Racing Line program and display the required “Honda Racing/HPD” or “Acura Motorsports” decals provided by the SCCA at Road America. Registration for the Honda Racing Line will be offered on-site at Road America in the Honda Racing paddock area, located in the West Paddock.
Administered by the SCCA on behalf of HPD and American Honda, these incentives will be available following the completion of the Runoffs:
- $500 for starting the National Championship Runoffs
- $500 for winning a Divisional Championship
- $1500 for winning a National Championship, with additional awards of $1000 and $500 for 2nd- and 3rd-place finishes, respectively.
Honda/Acura competitors will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the event for the following costs:
- $100 credit for reserved paddock parking space (must be reserved directly through Road America website and pre-paid by competitor)
- $200 credit for reserving and participating in SCCA-sanctioned test day on Monday, Sept. 21st (reserved directly through SCCA website)
In addition to these benefits, American Honda will provide a catered hospitality tent on site, exclusively for Honda competitors and crew members. The tent will provide a lunch buffet from Tuesday, Sept. 22nd through Saturday, Sept. 26th.
Competitors may pick up their hospitality passes at the Honda Racing paddock area.
Honda Performance Development (HPD) is Honda’s racing company within North America. Founded in 1993, and located in Santa Clarita, Calif., HPD is the technical operations center for Honda and Acura’s high-performance racing cars and engines. In addition to its new grassroots motorsports initiative, HPD is the single engine supplier to the IndyCar Series and competes in prototype sports-car racing under the Acura banner in the American Le Mans Series.