World Racing League (WRL) kicks off the 2015 racing season at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park on March 14-15. In just its second year of operation, the endurance racing series is attracting attention across the motorsports world with straightforward rules and a power to weight-based classing system that opens the series to most production cars racing today. With its no-hassle approach to road racing, WRL is living up to its tagline as “America’s Best Endurance Racing Series.
“WRL is open to just about every race-prepared production car you can imagine, from Boxsters to Bobcats” says WRL founder Joey Todd. “Our races attract a lot of support from local racers who want the challenge, strategy and fun of team-based endurance racing without the contact or one-off rules inherent to grassroots budget endurance racing. To that end, we provide a pro-racing experience on an affordable budget.“
This race marks the first time a Corvette will race competitively at the NCM Motorsports Park. Minnesota-based Team Braunschweig built their #117 C5 Corvette to compete in WRL’s GP1 class and this will be their fourth WRL race, coming off a 3rd place finish at Texas World Speedway last December. With the Cervelli and Poudre Porsche teams not making the trip to Kentucky, the ‘Vette will still face strong competition from the #381 MR2 out of Virginia. There will be other great battles to watch over the weekend, with several BMW’s populating the GP2 class, a GP3 field full of Miatas, and many other makes and models competing as well.
“The NCM Motorsports Park is booked every weekend, with the exception of July 4th, for all of 2015,” said Mitch Wright, NCM Motorsports Park General Manager. “There’s always something going on, and most events are open to the public to spectate for free! We hope folks will come out and enjoy the action.”
Saturday’s nine-hour race starts at 8:30am. Sunday’s race starts at 8:30 and runs for seven hours. There is no spectator fee.