CMRA and WERA Team Up For Brand New US National Endurance Series for 2014
Exciting news for endurance racing, as CMRA and WERA join forces for the US National Endurance Series for the 2014 season. The US National Endurance Series will consist of four rounds, two hosted by CMRA and two hosted by WERA. Three of the rounds will be full WERA National rounds, which will give competitors a chance to qualify for the WERA Grand National Finals at the end of the season.
The rounds are as follows, with the Endurance races running on Saturday, and Thursday at the WERA GNF:
May 16/18 Hallett Motor Racing Circuit – 6 hour hosted by CMRA, Hallett, OK
October 23/26 WERA Grand National Finals at Barber Motorsports Park – 4 hour, hosted by WERA, Birmingham, AL
Teams competing only in this series will not be required to purchase the hosting organization’s license for these selected events. All valid race licenses will be accepted (CMRA, WERA, CCS, MRA, AMA, etc). Two of the rounds, Hallett and NOLA, will be WERA National Challenge qualifiers for the GNF, in addition the NOLA round will also be a WERA Sportsman round, so riders will be able to receive a Sportsman invitation for the WERA GNF as well. To qualify for the GNF, riders will need to purchase a WERA license. A WERA representative will be available at the two CMRA rounds – Texas World and Hallett, for that purpose.
The Series will also have a bonus purse for the overall winner, as well as bonus contingencies. The initial bonus purse is $2500, with CMRA and WERA both contributing $1000, and the “Best of the West” contributing $500. Additional contigency and prizes will be announced as they are finalized.
Shandra Crawford, organizer for the California State Championship/Best of the West Shootout, shared, “This is a great opportunity to positively promote the grassroots core of motorcycle road racing with these clubs combining efforts. The endurance end of the sport is very challenging, and doesn’t always get the same exposure as sprint racing does. I’m very happy to support this effort by contributing to the season end bonus purse on behalf of the Best of the West and bringing whatever I can to further enable this joint effort.”