Coming in 2006!
MMRA has been an international organization for two years
now thanks to our friends in Canada. In 2006, we will go one step
further by extending "across the pond" with a new PRO European Division.
While it would be great to take credit for this, we can't.
As it turns out, Alan Currall of Currall Motorsports has
been building a group of Baby Grand racers in the United Kingdom for a few
years, and there are now 10 racers regularly competing and enjoying the
sport. All the cars were purchased from buyers here in the states, and
shipped over to England where they race on road courses and large and small
MMRA wants to encourage these hardy racers and support their
efforts, so starting in 2006, they will be a new PRO European Division of
MMRA. They will receive all the benefits of MMRA membership just like
our North American racers, and their top competitor will be crowned the PRO
European Division champion and receive the prestigious MMRA solid gold
The rules will be very similar to those we have here in the
states, and there are already efforts underway to create opportunities for
racers to travel across the pond to compete. If you are a PRO Division
racer planning to visit England any time in 2006, check out the schedule
over there and maybe you'll need to pack your helmet too!
Congratulations to PRO Division racer Gregg Chesney who
correctly identified the significance of the theme song for the new PRO
European Division. Gregg will be sporting his new MMRA hat and
sweatshirt around North Carolina this fall.
Look for more info on this exciting development in the
Click here to
visit the Currall Motorsports website - home of the MMRA PRO European
Division in 2006.
Click here to play the
theme song for the group - one of the band members races with the Baby
Click here for a neat photo of the PRO
European Division running at the 1 1/2 mile Rockingham Superspeedway.
Click here to read
the press release about the new MMRA PRO European Division.