2005 American V8 Stock Car Road Racing Series – Next Stop Moroso.


The next event on the American V8 Stock Car Road Racing Series schedule is this weekend at Moroso Motorsports Park in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Several new people plan to test their stock cars at Moroso this Friday, and compete in the series on Saturday and Sunday as part of the Sport Car Club of America (SCCA) Florida Region’s regional race weekend.  Check the American V8 Stock Car website for more details.

Last month, American V8 Stock Car decided to cancel the Sunday race at Sebring because of poor weather conditions.  The series will award points to competitors for Sebring based on their qualifying positions.

During the past several months, the series has received interest and inquiries from road racing stock car drivers and car owners located throughout the Southeast.  It is relatively easy to race in the American V8 Stock Car series.  Because the series schedules its races as part of SCCA race weekends, to get started all competitors need is an SCCA driver’s license ($125, which includes an annual club membership) and one driver’s school (approximately $150 for drivers with no previous road racing experience).  Drivers, depending on their previous racing experience, may not need to complete a driver’s school.  For further details, contact the SCCA or American V8 Stock Car’s Lee Arnold (lee@v8stockcar.com).

American V8 Stock Car would also like to welcome a new sponsor, CV Products, to the series for 2005.  The series is also talking with another new sponsor, a wheel manufacturer, about sponsoring the series.  Stay tuned for further details.

The series is also negotiating with Hooters restaurant to cater the American V8 Stock Car tailgate party at Roebling Road this year.  Last year’s celebration, catered by Hooters, was a resounding success.  Fun was had by all.


American V8 Stock Car would also like to thank www.racingfanatics.com and professional photographer Martin Spetz for the excellent pictures of the stock car road racing at the first round of the 2005 American V8 Stock Car series at Sebring last month.  The series hopes to have more opportunities to work with Martin sometime soon.

Finally, don’t forget to check out and contribute to the new American V8 Stock Car series forum/classifieds section of the website.  Look for interesting topics of discussion with a stock car road racing theme in the coming months.

As always, American V8 Stock Car series officials would like to thank the sponsors (Goodyear, Sunoco, Spector Racing, Five Star Racecar Bodies, Racecar Engineering, Racing Electronics, DRP Performance, Mintex Racing, Howe Racing Enterprises and Tex Racing) for their continued support of the series.  This year, Goodyear will continue to offer their contingency program and $400 sets of race tires to series competitors, and serve as the official race tire of the American V8 Stock Car series.  Meanwhile, Sunoco will continue to provide 70 free gallons of racing fuel each race weekend in 2005 and serve as the official race fuel of the American V8 Stock Car series.

For an updated 2005 race schedule, and more information about the American V8 Stock Car series and the first race of the season at Sebring on February 26 and 27, please go to v8stockcar.com. The series also plans to update and improve the Classifieds section of the web site. For information about locating road racing stock cars, please visit the web site or contact American V8 Stock Car series officials at lee@v8stockcar.com  

Andy Flinn, public relations and media associate for the American V8 Stock Car series, can also be reached at acflinn@earthlink.net