March 1st 2019
Saleen Organizes New 'Arrive & Drive' Series—The Saleen Cup
Saleen is organizing an 'arrive and drive' series, with all 20 cars track-ready and maintained by Saleen. Called The Saleen Cup, the series offers prospective race-caliber drivers and enthusiasts a turnkey racing opportunity where all cars are equal—allowing the best driver to showcase his/her skills.
The Saleen Cup Series takes place during second half of the Blancpain GT World Challenge America:
- Sonoma Raceway (Calif.) – June 7-9, 2019
- Portland International Raceway (Ore.) – July 12-14, 2019
- Watkins Glen (NY) – August 30 – Sept.1, 2019
- Road America (Wis.)– Sept. 20-22, 2019
- Las Vegas Motor Speedway (NV) – Oct 18-20, 2019
The Saleen Cup Series includes two 50-minute races at each of the five weekend events, with two drivers permitted behind the wheel of each of the 20 allocated cars. The Series will include two separate categories: Young Drivers (less than 23 years old), and Gentlemen Drivers (23 and older). At the conclusion of the five-race series, the top driver from each category will secure a paid seat in Saleen’s GT4 entry for the entire 2020 season!
Cost for the Saleen Cup Series is $42,000 per weekend ($210,000 per season), with a full season discount to $190,000 for racers committing to the entire season before April 30.
Since the Saleen 1 Cup Series features two-racer teams, the cost to participate can be split between two drivers—making it a per driver cost of $24,000 for a two man team.