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Quick Facts About the SCCA World Challenge

- The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) formed a new club racing class in 1972 for absolutely stock street automobiles. The SCCA combined several existing endurance races into a manufacturers' series in 1984.

- In 1990, the Escort World Challenge Championship was born. The new series featured cars homologated by manufacturers. The rules were along the same lines as the European Group A specifications, rather than the showroom stock configuration of the series as previously existed.

- The off-season between 1998 and 1999 proved to be the most pivotal for the World Challenge, as the Speedvision Network became a part owner in the series and its title sponsor.

- In 2002, Speed Channel took over for Speedvision as the title sponsor after Speedvision was bought by Fox and renamed.

- There are two classes of competition – Grand Touring (GT) and Touring Car. Vehicles are grouped based on their performance potential and market segments. The Cadillac CTS-V race car will participate in the GT class.

- Only normal production vehicles that are marketed and delivered to retail customers are recognized.

- Currently, model years 1998 through 2004 are eligible.

- Races are distance limited, 50 minutes maximum.

- The Speed World Challenge Championships feature a weight-equalization system based on each competitor's finishing position in each race. The system is based on adding or removing ballast weight from cars according to finishing position in the previous race.

- The Cadillac CTS-V race car will be taking on such competitors as the Audi RS 6, Ford Mustang, BMW M3, Porsche 911, Dodge Viper and the Chevrolet Corvette.

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They brought the car and the drivers to our plant during our all people meeting. That thing looks bad [email protected]#, and the drivers look cool in there black driving suits with the V colors accenting them. The drivers and there manager guy were very excited about the whole thing they were just bursting with energy, I hope they kick some tail.
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