SCCA: Spec MX-5, GT3 Challenge highlight ARRC
The American Road Race of Champions (ARRC) is a longstanding event that, although it takes its name from the original SCCA national championship event, began in the wake of the SCCA Runoffs leaving its longtime home of Road Atlanta in 1994. It became kind of a de facto national championship event for those classes that were Regional only, such as Improved Touring, Club Ford and, at the time, Spec Miata. Nearly a quarter-century later, SCCA Atlanta Region’s ARRC remains one of the biggest racing events in the Southeast, and it’s set to wow crowds once more with the 2018 running on Nov. 2-4.
For this year’s 25th edition, there are two special events on tap in addition to the sprint races and enduro. The ARRC will host the finale of the Spec MX-5 Challenge, bringing East and Central championships together, and it will also host the first GT3 Challenge. Thus Mazda Motorsports is stepping up its support of the event.