While the world economy may be cooling, the competition in the V8 StockCar Road Racing Series remains white hot. More than thirty stock cars and GT types are expected for the MO’S GOLD V8 Championships at Road Atlanta November 7th. The V8 Series finale is part of the American Road Race of Champions, ably hosted by the ATLANTA REGION SCCA and presented by GRASSROOTS MOTORSPORTS MAGAZINE. The ARRC has become one of the premier amateur road racing events in the country, drawing top notch competitors from across the land. The V8 series roster of combatants include some of club and pro racings finest, and their high horsepower V8 time machines will split eardrums, quicken the pulse, and excite even the most casual of observers sending them running to the fence to watch. These cars are so fast, so cool, and so loud that they can turn even an ardent member of GREENPEACE into fans.
The V8 StockCar series has three classes of smokin’ fast racers including the incredibly affordable V8 GTA cars, a tube framed 2800 pound, 500 horsepower road race stock car that can top 160 mph down Road Atlanta’s straights. In addtion, there is the V8 SPO stock cars which look similar but are powered by motors pushing nearly 700 horsepower and are capable of hitting 170 mph in the RA straights. The fastest of the group are the V8 GT-1’s, these are the winged, Corvette’s, Camaro’s, Mustangs, and Monte Carlo’s with as much as 800 horsepower, 14 inch wide rubber, sophisticated suspensions and 175 plus mph speeds.
Some of the talented, accomplished racers expected include:
DAVE MACHAVERN: 2003 GRAND AM SERIES Champion…V8 GT-1 Heritage Automotive Group Corvette, prepped by Tommy Riggins Eng.
TONY AVE: 2007 SCCA GT-1 Champion,top flight ARCA, GRAND AM, TRANS AM series competitor… V8 GT-1 Mustang, Tony Ave Racing
GENE FELTON: former IMSA Champ, Daytona 24 & Sebring 12 hour class winner…V8 GT-1 ex IMSA Kelly series racer
LARRY HOOPAUGH: 3 Time NASCAR DASH Series Champ, Daytona V8SC winner…HGC V8 SPO Monte Carlo
BILL SMITH: multi time SCCA SARRC Champ including 2008,…V8 GT-1 Chevrolet, G Resort, St Croix
SCOTT MURPHY: multi time SCCA National race winner, 2007 V8 SPO ARRC champ…V8 GT-1 Corvette, SM Racing
CHARLES WICHT: former SPEED GT competitor, multi time V8SC winner, Sebring track record holder…POOL DESIGNS V8 GT-1 Monte Carlo
RAY WEBB: 2 time CFR SCCA Regional A Sedan Champ…KENCO SIGNS V8 GT-1 Oldsmobile
JAY MARSHALL: 2007 V8SC V8 GTA champion…MIKE COPE Racing, Cheyenne Asphalt Inc V8 GTA Monte Carlo
BUTCH KUMMER: 2 TIME SCCA SARRC Champion, 2 time ARRC Champion…BK Racing V8 GTA Monte Carlo
TONY AMICO: 2008 SCCA GTA SARRC Champ…Amico Racing V8 GTA Monte Carlo
LEE ARNOLD: 3 TIME V8SC Champ…V8STOCKCAR.COM V8 SPO Monte Carlo
PAUL BREEHNE: V8 SC Sebring winner…DANISA Enterprises, Riggins Engineering prepped V8 SPO Ford Fusion
RON FARISS: V8 SC VIR winner…BIOMETRICS V8 SPO Monte Carlo
DANNY FOSTER: V8SC DAYTONA winner…OUTBACK/COORS LIGHT V8 SPO Dodge Charger
…and about twenty more outstanding competitors