New Radical Cups For The US In 2007
Radical Sportscars has announced the launch of two US Radical spec.
series starting in 2007. As the series names imply, the ‘Radical
Cup West’ and ‘Radical Cup East’ are separate
series, which will run on both coasts.
The ‘Radical Cup East’ will be organised by Radical
North America Inc, headed up by well known racers Larry Huang and
Chris Hall. The series will comprise twelve events, running at Barber
Motorsport Park, Daytona International Speedway, Homestead Miami
Speedway and Sebring International Raceway.
All Radical models will be eligible, running in four classes. Two
sprint races and a one-and-a-half hour, two-driver, endurance race
will be the format at each event. Radical North America will be
supporting each event with a comprehensive spares, technical and
On the West coast, Radical Ventures Inc. will be running the Radical
Cup West, headed by top driver and team manager Jeff Shafer. Radical
Ventures is in the racing arm of Radical West Inc., which operates
the Radical race school at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, near
Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Radical Cup West will comprise eight events to be held at California
Raceway, Infineon Raceway, Laguna Seca Raceway, Willow Spring International
Raceway and the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch.
As with the East coast series, all Radical models will be eligible
for the Radical Cup West and the racing will take in a range of
“Radicals have been racing very successfully in SCCA events
across the States for eight years," explains Mick Hyde at Radical
in the UK. “We have been working recently to expand on this
success, in the same way we have developed race series across Europe.
“We were invited to participate this year in the new IMSA
Lites series, which support the ALMS, in which Radical’s SR9
LMP2 car is competing. We signed up for five years, but with new
rules requiring us to use an Elan chassis and engine, we have decided
to pull out and do what we do best, ie run Radical spec. series.
“With the help of our subsidiary Radical North America, based
in Florida and Radical Ventures, based in Nevada, we are providing
both experienced drivers and enthusiasts new to the sport, with
a professional and family-friendly environment to safely experience
the phenomenal performance of our range of sports prototypes. Everyone
who drives our cars is just amazed at how fast and driver friendly
the cars are.
“We have worked hard to put the spares and technical support
infrastructure in place so that our customers across the US can
go racing in the knowledge that if they have an accident, or a problem
we will be there to get them back on the track.”