History dictates that Americans are primarily focused on drag racing and NASCAR while Europeans are focused on Formula One racing. During the past couple of years though, I have noticed a surge of interest in road course racing in the USA.
What I’m talking about is the new hobby of the affluent motor enthusiast: road course racing at a members-only track such as Monticello Motor Club in New York and Inde Motorsports Ranch in Willcox, Arizona. In fact, I’ve recently come across another one: Spring Mountain Motor Resort in Pahrump, Nevada.
These are not small time events where people dart around cones in a Mazda Miata or Honda S2000. If you can afford the annual membership fee, you can probably afford a purpose-built track car such as a Factory Five GTM, Gumpert Apollo, Ariel Atom, or Rossion Q1.
At the 2013 SEMA Show, I discovered another contender in the street-legal-track-day-car market: the Radical RXC from Radical Sportscars.
Check out this video clip from the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas as Simon from Spring Mountain Motorsports goes over some of the performance and features of the Radical RXC. We think you’ll be just as impressed as we were.
The great thing about the Radical RXC is that you can ditch the flatbed trailer – this is a completely street legal car! Put a set of plates on it and drive it to work, stop by the track and set a few lap times, then drive it home. Oh, to be rich!