World Challenge: Make-up race to be run at season-ending weekend in Utah


Pirelli World Challenge officials have announced that the rained-out GT/GTS/GT-A race during the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend will be made up during the 2014 season finale weekend in September at Miller Motorsports Park outside Salt Lake City.

The move will make the Utah Grand Prix weekend on Sept. 12-13 a double-race weekend for the GT-based classes in the series.

“We look forward to putting on an even bigger show for fans in the Salt Lake City area,” WC Vision president/CEO Scott Bove said in a statement. “The finale race weekend for our 25th anniversary season will be that much more exciting.”

“We are very happy to add an additional race for the Pirelli World Challenge during the Utah Grand Prix weekend,” said John Larson, GM of MMP’s parent company, Miller Performance USA. “We were looking forward to having them back for the first time in two years, and now we have even more to look forward to.

St. Pete was to be a two-race weekend for the GT-based classes, but a heavy storm that Saturday caused the cancellation of what was to be the first round. The “second” round of the year took place the following day with no interruptions.

The GT-based classes competed this past weekend in a single-race show at Long Beach. If you don’t want to wait until the NBCSN broadcast this Sunday afternoon to see who won, CLICK HERE for a recap.