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Jul 19, 2001

Formula USA And Lockhart Phillips To Help New Racers Get Started

Formula USA Road Racing and Lockhart Phillips USA have teamed up in an interesting new promotion designed to turn more street riders into racers. The program is called "Zero To Hero" and offers half-price tuition at all participating CCS new racer schools and a free, first-race entry. <BR><BR>New racers will still be expected to have a fully race-prepared motorcycle and all of the proper safety gear, but the new promotion helps beginners with the start-up expenses of becoming a motorcycle road racer.<BR><BR>Kevin Elliott, Director of Championship Cup Series racing, is quoted a press release from Formula USA as saying, "Our Road Race Schools are designed for the rider who is already somewhat comfortable with his or her machine, we teach you the rules of racing first, then some of the finer points of going fast around the racetrack at competitive speeds. We show you what to look for and what to avoid on the track as well as the specific racing etiquette that all racers are expected to follow. This makes it so you know what to expect out of the other guy and they know what to expect out of you, thus making your racing experience a safer, more enjoyable one. Our instructors stay involved with the student, sometimes for their entire career, to make sure that any questions the students have are answered by someone who has already been where they are going. This makes a racing school different from a riding school, since you will see your instructor at the track during most every race weekend in your region, not just on those rare occasions when you happen to be at the same track as these traveling riding schools. The Lockhart Phillips ‘Go from Zero to Hero' program is the first of its kind and we are proud that CCS was chosen by an industry leader such as Lockhart Phillips USA as their partner in this promotion."<BR><BR>More information is available from CCS at (817) 332-4822.<BR><BR>CCS events included in the promotion are:<BR><BR>California Road Racing Championship<BR>August 11-12 Thunderhill Park, Willows CA<BR>September 1-2 Streets of Willow, Rosamond CA<BR>September 15-16 Phoenix Int'l Raceway<BR>October 6-7 Thunderhill Park, Willows CA<BR>November 10-11 Buttonwillow Raceway, Buttonwillow, CA<BR><BR>Florida Road Racing Championship<BR>September 1-2Roebling Road, Faulkville, GA<BR><BR>Great Plains Road Racing Championship<BR>September 8-9 Blackhawk Farms, S. Beloit, IL<BR>September 15-16Gateway Int'l Raceway, Madison, IL<BR>October 6-7Gateway Int'l Raceway, Madison, IL<BR><BR>Mid-West Road Racing Championship<BR>August 25-26 Blackhawk Farms, S. Beloit, IL<BR>September 8-9 Blackhawk Farms, S. Beloit, IL<BR>October 6-7Gateway Int'l Raceway, Madison, IL<BR><BR>Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Championship<BR>July 21-22 Roebling Road, Faulkville, GA<BR>August 4-5 Virginia Int'l Raceway, Alton, VA<BR>September 1-2 Roebling Road, Faulkville, GA<BR>September 22-23Rausch Creek Raceway, Valley View, PA<BR>(Non Points)<BR><BR>Southeast Road Racing Championship<BR>July 21-22 Roebling Road, Faulkville, GA<BR>August 4-5 Virginia Int'l Raceway, Alton, VA<BR>September 1-2 Roebling Road, Faulkville, GA<BR><BR>Southwest Road Racing Championship<BR>August 11-12Thunderhill Park, Willows CA<BR>September 1-2Streets of Willow, Rosamond, CA<BR>September 15-16 Phoenix Int'l Raceway<BR>October 6-7Firebird Int'l., Chandler, AZ<BR>October 6-7Thunderhill Park, Willows CA<BR>November- 10-11 Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Buttonwillow, CA<BR><BR>All Dates Are Subject to Change.<BR><BR>* = Double Points<BR>TC = Team Challenge<BR>** = Twin Sprint Event (Friday Riders School)<BR>