The Sunoco Whelen Challenge is a season long competition which pits racers from selected Sunoco fuelled championships in Europe against one another for one spectacular prize; a race seat in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
The Prize consists of pre-race test days, including the ROAR before the Rolex 24 At Daytona, and a fully paid for race seat in a Whelen Engineering sponsored race car during the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January 2019.
Also included in the prize are flights, accommodation and transport costs in the US, and a dedicated Sunoco Whelen Challenge race suit, with the chance to step on to the top of the podium and bring home the much coveted Rolex Daytona watch. All the driver needs to do is pitch up at the airport with helmet and the necessary licence (Medical insurance of US $1 million is provided through the driver scheme).
The eligible championships for the 2018 race season are: Pro drivers in British GT Championship GT3 and GT4, British F3, LMP3 Cup Championship and Radical Euromasters SR8 and SR3.
The Sunoco 200 Challenge had an upgrade in 2016 to become the Sunoco 240 Challenge providing a winner, from a Sunoco fuelled Championships (those not eligible for the Sunoco Whelen Challenge) with a race seat in a GT4 Sunoco liveried race car during the 240-minute endurance race on the Friday before the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Also included in the prize are all flights, accommodation and a dedicated Sunoco 240 Challenge race suit and the opportunity to step on to the top of the podium. The driver who wins the challenge gains the full American Racing experience.
The eligible series for the 2018 season are: British GT Championship GT3 and GT4 AM drivers, Radical Euromasters SR8 and SR3 AM drivers, Radical Challenge, F3 Cup, GT Cup, MINI Challenge, Britcar Endurance and LMP3 Cup AM Drivers.