21/06/10…Pam Franz….courtesy of SSA Media Release
In what is a fantastic development for Super Sedan racing in Australia, the Queensland-based Super Sedan Association has created the richest regional Super Sedan competition in Australia, with a brand new Proton sedan secured as the prize for the winner of the SSA Championship this season. Having inked a naming-rights sponsorship deal with Ian Boettcher Proton, SSA President Paul Geary has announced that the winner of the 2010/2011 Ian Boettcher Proton Super Sedan Championship Series will win a Proton S16 valued at $11 990.
In confirming this unprecedented prize, Geary explained that “the Association has been working on this promotion for some time and, once again, we see the benefit of Ian Boettcher’s unwavering support of Super Sedan racing in Queensland”. Geary added that “the SSA will also be offering a $10,000 prizemoney pool to be distributed amongst those drivers finishing second to tenth in the championship standings. This acknowledges all the drivers who didn’t win the Proton S16 and will help encourage drivers to contest each round of the series. Of course, this prizemoney is in addition to the money on offer at each round”.
Queensland has long been the mecca of Super Sedan racing in Australia, producing many of the country’s most successful drivers and providing the strongest fields – both in quality and quantity – on a weekly basis. Geary is confident that this prize will lure even more drivers into the series, stating that “the Ian Boettcher Proton Championship Series is the richest of its type in Australia and we now hope to attract more interstate drivers to contest the series.”
The Proton S16 Sedan comes standard with power steering, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, alarm/immobilser, CD audio system, power windows, central locking, SRS drivers airbag, three-year unlimited kilometre warranty and free 24 hour roadside assistance. The car will be on display and serve as the pace car at every round of the 2010/2011 Ian Boettcher Proton Championship Series. “I’m grateful to the SSA Committee for their ongoing support and I’m glad that we can make this offer of a Proton S16 to the series winner”, stated Ian Boettcher following the announcement.
Further information about the 2010/2011 Ian Boettcher Proton Super Sedan Championship Series, including the schedule of events, additional sponsors and race format will be released in the coming weeks.
For the latest information about the Ian Boettcher Proton Super Sedan Championship Series, visit the SSA website at www.supersedan.com.au