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PRO3 Wraps Up 20 Years

By David Lightfoot | September 30th, 2022
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PRO3 drivers gather for a class photo.PRO3 drivers gather for a class photo.The PRO3 racers gather for a group photo. Photo by Karl Noakes

PRO3 Racing wrapped up another successful year, and 2022 was the 20th Anniversary of the racing class conceived by Wes and Ken Hill, and then ably promoted by Lance Richert. The 20th Anniversary Celebration was officially celebrated the weekend of July 16th and 17th at Pacific Raceways. The hope was for 50 PRO3 cars to participate in a special race. They almost made it with 49 cars taking the starting flag. We’ve got some photos of the group and they are epic!

49 PRO3 cars head down the hill to Turn 3A. 49 PRO3 cars head down the hill to Turn 3A. 49 PRO3 cars head down the hill to Turn 3A. Photo by Valerie Voss
PRO3 cars work their way through the hairpins on the formation lap.PRO3 cars work their way through the hairpins on the formation lap.PRO3 cars form up through Turns 3A and 3B at Pacific Raceways.

The championship was hard fought throughout the year. There were 17 point races and Corey Peters and Matt Lowell tied with 281 points. Corey won the championship with more wins. Of note: there were 52 drivers who scored points. PRO3, which uses BMW E30s, is the biggest class in local amateur racing. See the full 2022 standings here: https://www.icscc.com/points.php?season=2022

Racers pose with their racecars on the Pacific straight.Racers pose with their racecars on the Pacific straight.Cars and drivers pose for a group photo on the 20th Anniversary. Photo by Karl Noakes
Looking like toys, but those are real E30s.Looking like toys, but those are real E30s.Awesome drone image shows the PRO3 grid. Photo by Karl Noakes

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