The 2019 Sunoco Whelen Challenge is provided in partnership with Whelen Engineering in the USA and Anglo American Oil Company Ltd. in the UK and enables racers from selected Sunoco fuelled Championships to compete against each other across the race season. The Sunoco Whelen Challenge pits drivers across eligible Sunoco fuelled championships against each other, with the final award presented to the highest-average scoring driver competing in one of the qualifying series or championships in Europe where Sunoco (Anglo American Oil Company) is the official fuel supplier.
Eligible championships for the 2018 race season are: Pro-drivers in the British GT3 and GT4 Championship, Radical European Masters (Classes SR3 & SR8), LMP3 Cup Championship and new for 2018 the British F3 Championship – it is only drivers these series which are likely to be a able to handle a Daytona Prototype at plus 190mph on the famed 31° Daytona banking.
The 2019 Sunoco 240 Challenge is run by Anglo American Oil Company Ltd. and provides the winner, from additional eligible series, with a race seat in a top GS class sports car car during the 4-hour BMW Endurance race on the Friday before the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Included in the prize is travel, hotel, the cost of the prize drive and a dedicated race suit for the winner. The driver who wins the challenge gains the full American experience and races in an American muscle car such as a V8 powered Chevrolet Camaro.
The 2018 season is open to drivers competing in: Britcar Endurance, F3 Cup, GT Cup, Radical Solo Championship, MINI Challenge, and British GT3, GT4 and LMP3 Cup AM drivers.
Sunoco Whelen Challenge
British GT Championship – Anglo American Oil Company are pleased to continue as the official fuel supplier for the 2018 British GT championship. All British GT championship drivers will be eligible to sign up for the Sunoco Challenges, with the GT3 and GT4 Class PRO drivers eligible for the Sunoco Whelen Challenge. For more details visit www.britishgt.com
British F3 Championship – When Felipe Nasr won the Sunoco Daytona Challenge in 2011 and went on to finish 3rd in the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona it was the last year British F3 drivers could participate in the Sunoco Challenge. now 7 years later British F3 has again grown to such a standard that we are pleased to invite them to participate in the Sunoco Whelen Challenge. For more details visit www.britishf3.com
LMP3 Cup Championship – Prototype racing arrived in the UK with a bang with the new for 2017 Sunoco fuelled LMP3 Cup Championship. LMP3 PRO drivers are eligible for the Sunoco Whelen Challenge. For more details visit www.lmp3cup.co.uk
Radical European Masters – The Radical European Masters remains eligible for the Sunoco Whelen Challenge. As we continue to fuel the Radical European Masters championship both the SR3 and SR8 PRO drivers are eligible. For more details visit www.radicalsportscars.com
*AAOC reserves the right to add further series/championships to the 2019 Sunoco Whelen Challenge.
Sunoco 240 Challenge
British GT Championship – Anglo American Oil Company are pleased to continue as the official fuel supplier for the 2018 British GT championship. All British GT championship drivers will be eligible to sign up for the Sunoco Challenges, with GT3 and GT4 AM drivers eligible for the Sunoco 240 Challenge. For more details visit www.britishgt.com
GT Cup – We are the official fuel supplier to the GT Cup championship. Organised into four classes, split by power to weight ratio, the GT Cup Championship is open to a wide variety of fabulous GT cars. All racers that use a Sunoco fuel are eligible to enter the Sunoco 240 Challenge. Please note: only the Sunday race is eligible for Sunoco 240 Challenge points. For more details visit www.gtcup.co.uk
Radical European Masters – The Radical European Masters is now eligible for the Sunoco 240 Challenge in 2018. As we continue to fuel the Radical European Masters championship AM drivers in the SR3 and SR8 AM championship are now eligible. For more details visit www.radicalsportscars.com
Radical Challenge– Radical Challenge drivers are eligible for the Sunoco 240 Challenge for the 2018 season. Drivers in Radical championships have been particularly successful in the Sunoco Challenges in the past. For more details visit www.radicalsportscars.com
LMP3 Cup Championship– Prototype racing arrived in the UK with a bang and as per 2017 the 2018 LMP3 Cup will be Sunoco fuelled. LMP3 AM drivers are eligible for the Sunoco 240 Challenge. For more details please visit www.lmp3cup.co.uk
Britcar Endurance Championship – The Britcar Endurance Championship grew from strength to strength in 2017 under new owner Hedley-Cowell’s guidance. All racers that use a Sunoco fuel are eligible to enter the Sunoco 240 Challenge. For more details visit www.britcar-endurance.com
MINI Challenge – MINI Challenge is one of the most exciting one make Championships in the UK. The class structure offers career racers, seasoned privateers, and new race drivers a competitive environment where overall championship victory is achievable. The series is increasingly seen as a training ground for the touring car drivers of the future.For 2018 all MINI Challenge competitors, apart from Mini Cooper Am racers, continue to be eligible for the Sunoco 240 Challenge. www.minichallenge.co.uk
F3 Cup – We are the control fuel to the F3 Cup championship. F3 Cup is one of the UK’s top single seater championship and is arguably the fastest open-wheel championship based in the UK. All racers are eligible for the Sunoco 240 Challenge. For more details visit www.f3cup.co.uk
*AAOC reserves the right to add further series/championships to the 2019 Sunoco 240 Challenge.
Anglo American Oil Company
Trading since 1999, Anglo American Oil Company Ltd continues to represent Sunoco race fuels directly in the UK and through exclusive distributors in Europe and the Middle East, which is complimented by a range of high performance motorsport products we stock, and being the official fuel supplier for over 20 championships in Europe, some of which are eligible for the Sunoco Challenge prize drives.
Whelen Engineering Company produce the officially licensed warning lights of NASCAR. For over 60 years, they have researched, designed and built the finest visual and audible warning products for police, fire, emergency medical services, towing, and department of transportation professionals. All of Whelens products are manufactured in the United State and Whelen employs more than 1,400 at its two plants in the US.