2016 ARMS Spec Miata Race Series – Promotion Announcement
Effective immediately, ARMS has assumed full responsibility for all aspects of the Spec Miata series. The ARMS Race Committee will be conducting the promotion and organisation of all elements of the ARMS Spec Miata series for 2016. This will result in the same competition opportunities for ARMS Spec Miata participants as have been available in the past.
Unfortunately, requirements agreed to by ARMS Race Committee and Spec Miata Championship Drivers Association (SMCDA) during negotiations were not able to be met by SMCDA. The following background gives additional information.
On January 12th, 2016, the ARMS Race Committee, after negotiations with Spec Miata Championship Drivers’ Association directors, presented a proposed contract for the promotion of the Spec Miata Championship to the ARMS Executive for final approval. Upon review, the ARMS Executive approved the contract as written, and would sign the contract immediately upon the SMCDA rectifying their status with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies (NS RJSC) – which lists the SMCDA in default. The reason why this is a requirement is such that any association deemed not to be in active status with the NS RJSC is not a legal entity. This would prevent ARMS from signing a contract with any entity with such a status, as a contract must be between two legal entities.
On January 23rd, 2016, the ARMS Board of Directors held a meeting in Bayers Lake. One of the items on the agenda was the SM Championship promotions contract. No response from the SMCDA directors had been received at the time, and the status with the NS RJSC had not changed at the time.
A motion was passed unanimously to issue a letter to one of the SMCDA Directors informing them that if the status of SMCDA had not been rectified to an active standing with the NS RJSC by 11:59pm February 1st, 2016, that ARMS would withdraw from the contract process and that ARMS would assume all responsibility for the Spec Miata series.
This letter was delivered in person by the President and Vice President of ARMS to the declared SMCDA Recognized Agent the next day, January 24th, 2016.
Given that the date has passed that was stipulated by the ARMS Board of Directors in that letter, and that the status of the SMCDA has been verified with the NS RJSC as remaining in default since 2012, ARMS has now formally withdrawn from the contract negotiation process with SMCDA for the promotion of the Spec Miata Championship and assumed full responsibility for all aspects of the Spec Miata series for 2016.
ARMS would like to take this time to assure all SM competitors and owners, both current and future, that the Spec Miata Championship will still continue to exist in the same format at every race weekend as has been done for the past several years. We would also like to thank all competitors for their patience during this contract negotiation process. Year end awards will still be given out, and we are currently looking into potential series sponsors.
Yours in Motorsport
Atlantic Region Motor Sports