The Supersport debut at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Orlando was an eye opener for everyone involved. For the consumer, the ability to purchase a racecar of the quality of the Supersport for $67,500.00 was a bit of a mind blower. For us, the sellers of the car, the response to the car was exactly what we hoped and knew it would be. All who looked at the car, from the most inexperienced to the racing veteran, were impressed with the sophistication, engineering, fit, and finish of the car. The folks at RLC Racing installed their incredible dash in the car at the show, impressing everyone who sat in the car with the brilliant display, data logging capabilities, and sheer coolness of the unit! The ability to have the dash send real time data to an iPhone or iPad in the pits is a huge benefit to drivers looking to improve their set ups and times.
As a result of the show, we have fourteen pending orders for the Supersport! Buyers from the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic have begun to schedule their test drives at our home track, Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond California. The first test drives are booked for the first week of January. We will have a page on the website dedicated to test drive scheduling, with the available dates and times. Stay tuned for that in the coming days.
One of the most often asked questions at the show was “Where can I run this car?” We are pleased to announce an agreement has been worked out with the North American Road Racing Association (NARRA) to participate in their USGT Championship in 2012! Their 8 race schedule includes bucket list tracks such as Road America, Watkins Glen, and Road Atlanta. They are known for putting on high quality events, complete with TV, print, and web exposure guaranteed! We plan on attending each event with a fully loaded parts trailer to support our Supersport owners. In the next few weeks we will announce more details concerning the Supersport Series! Owners wishing to run in their local areas can run in the NASA STR2 division. Check your local NASA region for 2012 schedules. In addition to these opportunities, the Supersport is the ultimate track day car. Many motorsport country club members are talking about setting up races between country clubs!
The Supersport also generated a lot of interest from the media present at PRI. We gave interviews to Sam Collins of Racecar Engineering, Courtney Smith of RACER and Sportscar magazines, Per Schroeder and Tim Stoddard of Grassroots Motorsports and Tim Rutledge of PAS Mag. We have accepted an invitation from Grassroots Motorsports to attend their Ultimate Track Car Challenge next year! Keep an eye out for upcoming articles on the Supersport in these fine publications.
After leaving the PRI Show, we made a stop at the Motorsports Ranch in Cresson Texas to show the car to the track owner, Jack Farr. Mr. Farr has built a beautiful racing venue just 15 miles south of Fort Worth, complete with homes, garages, and commercial space. The Supersport fits the bill for many of the track members seeking a spec car in which to compete with each other as well as competing nationwide. Moses Smith, of Texas Autosport is based at the Motorsports Ranch and will be representing 999 Motorsports USA in the Texas area. Moses currently builds, preps, and supports Formula Mazdas and is ready to add the closed wheel Supersport to his open wheel Formula Mazdas.
The next two Supersports will be arriving here in Rosamond in January. If you are seriously interested in purchasing a Supersport call us for the updated production schedule and test drive dates. We don’t want you to miss a minute of track time!
Once again, thanks to all who took the time to come over to the booth and check out the Supersport!