2017 Forza Tifosi Challenge Schedule

Discussion in 'Challenge Club Racing Championship' started by CCRFoster, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. CCRFoster

    CCRFoster Rookie

    Nov 23, 2015
    Suwanee, GA
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    Joe Foster
    Happy Thanksgiving to all our CCR Family & Friends:

    We've been working diligently in the off season to build on the progress and stability we enjoyed during 2016. Next season will take our racers to new A-Level racing venues that CCR has not attended before and also allow Ferrari racing enthusiasts new choices in keeping their skills in tune.

    We specifically opted to hit the track early in the year to help our racers be battle tested and ready early in the season:

    Homestead January 20-21
    Sebring March 11-12
    VIR April 21-23
    Mid-Ohio June 12-13
    Mosport July 28-30
    Watkins Glen Aug 18-20

    Early next week we will open our registration links at Challenge Car Racing and we look forward to seeing everyone at Homestead in January! Stay tuned!

    Joe Foster
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    ARTNNYC F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Jul 8, 2005
    NYC, FL
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    Any plans to include other makes? Sometime had whispered to me that you might be considering some Raging Bulls
  4. CCRFoster

    CCRFoster Rookie

    Nov 23, 2015
    Suwanee, GA
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    Joe Foster
    Great question and yes we've had discussions regarding other several ideas to address new types of interest and customer demand. Working now on assessing the level of interest and business case. Let me know what you think!!

  5. gatorgreg

    gatorgreg Formula 3
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    Dec 13, 2004
    New Orleans, LA –Challenge Car Racing LLC announced today the hiring of Joe
    Foster, most recently the co-driver and business partner of Patrick Dempsey at
    Dempsey Racing, to take over as President of CCR as it enters its 8th season of
    competition in 2016.
    Foster’s over 30 year career in motorsports began in karting and British Formula 3
    and eventually led him to race wins, championships as a sportscar driver but also
    has an extensive background in coaching gentleman drivers and managing racing
    series and schools for the Panoz Motorsports Group. Ultimately Joe managed
    Dempsey Racing as it grew up the racing ladder to Le Mans.
    With the production of over 60 Ferrari Challenge car races since 2009, the
    organization founded by John Houghtaling exists as the largest group of
    independent Ferrari Challenge privateers in the US. "The organization is the only
    stand alone Ferrari specific championship reserved for historic-spec Ferrari
    Challenge cars,” Houghtaling explained. The series operates as a private racing club
    for Ferrari collectors. The rules are designed for the preservation of historic Ferrari
    Challenge cars as a priority over outright competition. CCR is geared towards the
    Ferrari collector and gentlemen driver who values the camaraderie that often
    surrounds the legendary marque. Ferrari racing teams and drivers must be
    approved and licensed before entry and subscribe to a code of conduct
    which stresses a "no contact" goal.
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    Houghtaling adds, “our membership consists of some of the top professional
    businessmen in the nation, and they have high standards. The success of the
    concept has outgrown an initial member-run model. After experimenting with
    different management models over the years, we took the step to invest in a top
    motorsport executive that understood the brand and goals of the organization. We
    interviewed a lot of talented executives that applied nationally, but Joe Foster had
    both the support of the membership and the right skill set to help us capitalize on
    the momentum we have and move forward to implement new programs.”
    Foster has renewed sponsorship programs with Pirelli, OMP, AIG, and series title
    sponsor FORZA Magazine for the 2016 FORZA Tifosi Challenge. "Working closely
    with Michael Chiaramonte, CCR director of track scheduling, I am able to confirm
    that CCR has secured the best tracks in North America for 2016. Our calendar
    includes Sebring, VIR, Road Atlanta, Road America, Watkins Glen and
    COTA." Director Chiaramonte commented, "I am thrilled Joe is on board. He
    understood the driver's goal of a calendar without compromise. Joe helped finalize
    our negotiations with several of the premier providers of track events to insure tons
    of track time and CCR only run groups. Every track next year is legendary.”
    Foster has begun work immediately and comments "We have several developments
    coming for 2016, including an improved driver and team web portal, a new
    technical and regulatory staff, and new trackside hospitality option. I am pleased to
    know a number of the drivers personally and am really looking forward to meeting
    the other members. I am confident we will provide an unmatched experience for
    CCR's eighth chapter, the 2016 FORZA Tifosi Challenge.

    ARTNNYC F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Jul 8, 2005
    NYC, FL
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    Joe are you going to be allowing Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo race cars to run in the 458 class?
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