It is no secret that 2017 was not a very good year for the series; in fact, attendance-wise, it was by far the worst of our ten seasons. This drop occurred in spite of increased email promotion, a redesigned web site, a new Facebook presence and our new Pro IT Partners Program. During the season we had two events with single digit entries and the attendance at the season ending double race with the Trans-Am Series was a disappointment. The reality of the steep decline of the Improved Touring category and increasing number of alternate ‘double dip’ opportunities for our competitors (particularly Miatas) has caught up to our series.
The management of Touring Race Promotions has reviewed the prospects for the series in the coming season. The number of eligible cars (Improved Touring, Spec Miata, and Super Touring) continues to drop at regional events. There are fewer regional races in our traditional territory and fewer regions needing this product to host Pro IT Series events. With this in mind, we have decided to suspend the series for the 2018 season. Our team is in place and would consider a one-off ‘reunion’ event although there are no specific plans on the horizon. We are open to opportunities.
We have enjoyed promoting the Pro IT Series over the past ten years and have been to many really great races. We appreciate the support we have had from our partners and participants over the years. We would particularly like to thank Jim Slechta and Fidelity Power Systems for their strong support over the past several years. Our hope is that you have enjoyed the series as much as we have.
Darrell Anthony / Dave Hofmann / Terry Hanushek
Touring Race Promotions