Friday, October 28, 2005

ADR North America Takes Over

ADR North America Aurora Motorsports has become ADR North America. Jonothan Benefield and Mark Johnson are the North American distributors for ADR Engineering UK and the new ADR3 race car. ADR NA will distribute cars, parts, and service throughout the US and Canada. The first 2 cars are in transit and will premier at the San Francisco Auto show 11/19 - 11/27. ADR NA will be based out of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Aurora Motorsports was started in 2002 to address the needs of the club racer in SCCA and other sactioning bodies. After 4 years in the American Le Mans and Grand American Series, they decided to focus on club racing. As racers themselves, they noticed most companies were focusing on the high end user with little or no attention being given to the "average" club racer. They set out to change that. Aurora began working with ADR Engineering in the UK. ADR was in the process of designing a new sports racer - the ADR Sports 2. After a visit to the factory and discussions with Adrian Daniels - the founder of ADR - it was decided to build a car that would bring the "Sports 2" to a completely different level. The ADR3 was designed to be one of, if not the, most versatile sports racers on the market.

After a whole lot of work, Rod Whedbee has decided to return to the ministry. And after some lengthy conversations has turned over Aurora Motosports to Jonothan Benefield and Mark Johnson, both of which share the same vision Rod had for the ADR3; building a fast, reliable, and affordable club race car.

Jonothan and Mark are now the North American distributors for ADR Engineering and the new company will be ADR Motorsports North America. Jonothan has been involved in auto racing since the 60's. Competing in Europe in many classes and events including F3 and LeMans. But his true passion is Sports Car racing. Recently he has been campaigning a CSR in the San Francisco Region of the SCCA. Mark got involved late in life and began racing two years ago, however he has won back to back CSR championships in the SCCA SF region.

For further details see the ADR North America web site.