Future Stars & Junior
PRO Divisions Split East/West in 2008
Continued growth and success in MMRA has given us the opportunity to
split our Future Stars and Junior PRO Divisions into east and west groups in
2008. This makes it easier for racers out west to compete for the
championship without a long tow all the way back to Virginia for the East
Grand National Race. Here is a quick F.A.Q. section to explain more.
1. Why make this change? MMRA is always looking for
ways to build our sport, and this change will do that by making it easier
for racers to compete for a championship. Now Future Stars and Junior
PRO Division racers out west will compete at our West Grand National race in
Montana saving them time and money.
2. What has changed to make this possible? We have
more members in these divisions out west. There is a large group of
Future Stars in California that will be coming on board, and a new group
starting in western Canada as well. These will join our existing group
in Colorado, and possibly some Washington state racers in Montana for our
West Grand National race. On the Junior PRO Division side, we have
racers in Colorado, California, Canada, and possibly Washington state as
3. Will the Western Champions get championship rings? Yes
- MMRA will award a total of 7 solid gold championship rings in 2008 in the
following divisions - east and west Future Stars, Open Division, east and
west Junior PRO, east and west PRO.
4. How will the points work? When a member joins,
their location determines whether they are in the east or west group.
As they race, they earn points toward their groups championship. The
points are tracked on the points page of this website all year. There
has not been any change made to how points are awarded in 2008.
Click here for more info about points.
5. What if an east racer competes out west, or vice-versa?
In local races or Touring events, every racer earns points toward their
championship regardless of where the race takes place. For example, a
western racer competing at the Speedweeks event in Florida will earn points
toward the western championship. As another example, eastern racers
from Oklahoma can head west to race and will earn points toward the eastern
6. What about the car-count factor? Nothing has
changed from last year. It will be important for areas to work
together to build car counts to 10 or more by building their local group, or
teaming up with other groups to get more cars in their races. All
members in events count toward the car count factor regardless of whether
they are earning points in the east or west groups.
7. What about Rookie of the Year? We will have Rookie
of the Year awards in both east and west divisions of Future Stars, Junior
PRO, and PRO. For the Future Stars, this means a beautiful custom
designed leather jacket sponsored by DBV Properties. It was won last
year by Austin Farley in Colorado,
and he will tell you it is an awesome jacket. Now two drivers will win
it in the Future Stars division - maybe one of them can be you!
8. When are the Grand National Races? The East race is
August 30 in Virginia and the West race is September 13 in Montana.
Click here for the minicup schedule and
click here for the Baby Grand schedule.