Sports 2000, a sports racing class with a global footprint that has been an entry level mainstay for nearly five decades, will be the featured marque of the 44th Historic Sportscar Racing Mitty at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 28-May 1, 2022.
Conceived by Brands Hatch boss John Webb and introduced in the U.K. in 1976, Sports 2000 bowed with a 20-round 1977 championship, kicking off a successful run of both amateur and professional competition around the world. The class remains strong today in vintage and historic events.
Next year marks the 45th year of series competition for Sports 2000 – also know as S2000 or simply S2 – and the milestone will be recognized as part of the official marque celebration at the blockbuster HSR Mitty event.
Sports 2000 cars are already popular race cars of choice for HSR competitors. Last September’s HSR Fall Historics attracted a bumper crop of S2000 teams and drivers, and the class’ Ben Myers recently was presented with the 2021 HSR Most Improved Driver Award. Myers piloted the No. 29 2001 Carbir CS2 (photo at top) prepared by Sasco Sports to the honor.
Winning professional race car driver Corey Fergus (center in photo below) co-drove a ’91 Jaguar XJR-16 with Malcolm Ross to the Group C victory in this year’s HSR Classic Daytona 24 Hour race in October. Like his championship-winning father, John—who won more than 10 amateur and professional Sports 2000 titles—the younger Fergus first made his mark in S2000, including winning the National Championship S2 race at the SCCA Runoffs in 2012.
In addition to Lola, Tiga, Chevron and Carbir, the ample list of manufacturers that have produced Sports 2000 includes Crossle, Doran, March, MCR, Reynard, Rotor, Royale, Shannon, Swift and Van Diemen.
The 2022 44th HSR Mitty schedule will again feature Sports 2000 in its own Run Group in addition to the category being showcased in the event’s Saturday feature race.
Competitor entry and spectator ticket information will be announced early in 2022. A variety of ticket options, from tent camping and daily admission on up to RV Parking and weekend admission, will be available for purchase and shipping in advance of the event.