Ariel Announces Spec Racer Atom Car And Race Series
By John Beltz Snyder
January 13, 2011
Ariel has announced, in tandem, the Spec Racer Atom car and race series. The SRA is a modified version of the Ariel Atom 3 set up specifically for racing in this series. Purchase of the car includes a first year Virginia International Raceway Club initiation fee.
The complete, race-ready Spec Racer Atom costs $38,500, and comes with a naturally aspirated four-cylinder Honda K20 engine, six-speed gearbox, modified and reinforced chassis, spec track brake package, spec DOT tires, TMI race prep and setup. As the manufacturer puts it, the purpose-built SRA “comes equipped with everything that you need to race, but nothing that you don’t.” In fact, the only option available is a seat for a passenger.
The SRA race series takes place at Virginia International Raceway, and consists of ten events over five weekends between June 11 and November 27, 2011. The cost to race is $210 per event, and cars can be stored on-site throughout the series. More details and full race schedule are available at Ariel/TMI’s website.