Jonothan Benefield

Office: 707 998 3272

Mobile: 707 217 1533

Factory authorized dealer for Norma Sports Prototype Race Cars

8478 Paradise Lagoon Drive

Lucerne, CA 95458


We are the largest importer of CN sports Prototype Race Cars in the US 

About us

Aurora Motorsports was founded by Jonothan Benefield  in 2002 and is the largest importer of CN Sports prototype race cars in the US.  Its principle and owner, Jonothan Benefield has been involved in motorsports since the early sixties. He started his racing carrier by attending Jim Russell Racing school and Brands Hatch Motor Racing Stables in England .  He then went on to race a variation of cars including a Lotus Seven /Ford Escort and other saloon type race cars. 
Jonothan then met up with ex-Jim Clarke mechanic, Dave Lazenby who built him a Hawk DL2A Formula Ford and he competed in various Formula Ford events in England.   Jonothan always had a passion for sports cars and after obtaining sponsorship with a London publicity company, purchased a Royal RP 17 to race in sports car events including the Motoring News Sports Car Championship, in which he won his class.  Jonothan then went on to race other types of sports cars including Chevron and March 2 liter sports cars in England and Europe. During this time he also took his hand to some Formula 3 races and also drove a McLaren F 5000 car in several events.  
In 1979 Jonothan was heading for a formula 2 drive but lost his sponsorship only several days before he was ready to start the season. In 1983 Jonothan came to the United States and joined SCCA and started racing again with a Mazda sports racer which was built by Star Mazda cars and won his very first event at Sears point.  He then purchased the ex-Chris Ronson Cosworth powered Carbir  in which he competed in the CSR Championship in 2004 and came 3rd in the Regional Championship. In 2007 Jonothan won the N.A.S.A.  Super Unlimited Regional Championship with 5 wins and 2 second places. Jonothan has been a dealer for Norma France in the USA for over 10 years and has now secured a dealership with Ginetta for its G40 G50 and G55 cars.

Norma Auto Concept

Norma Auto Concept (or simply Norma) is a French sports car manufacturer, based in Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre (in the South-West of France), founded by Norbert Santos.

Created in 1985 as an association with around 20 enthusiasts, Norma designed its first car in 1983 (Norma M1); a car that Norbert Santos then tested himself, specially designed for racetracks and hill climbs.

In 1991, having designed 5 different models and enjoyed its first victories and titles, Norma took to the “professional” skies with the creation of a real trading company.

Set-up in a new workshop of 800m², Norma slowly gained a successful reputation during the 90s across all of Europe, both on the racetrack and in hill climbs, winning several championship titles, notably in France and Belgium. It is also during this period that Norma had its first shot at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Since 1999, Norma has been hitting the US road tracks, installing a permanent representative office in Florida and participating in the Rolex Car Series with its Norma M2000 range, including the 24 Hours of Daytona. Today, dozens of Norma cars can be found on the other side of the Atlantic.

The 2000s marked a significant turning point for the development of Norma with the launch of an ambitious CN FIA prototype, the M20; a winning move that today makes the Norma M20 one of the most widely produced prototypes in the world, with more than 400 copies manufactured worldwide.

In the same period, Norma also made the M200, a car that rigorously responded to ACO’s original LMP2 regulations and participated several times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Beyond the impressive success enjoyed by its M20 range all over the world with more than 70 national titles (24 of which were acquired in 2014 and 2015 alone!), Norma also took part in the extraordinary Pikes Peak adventure with the official Porsche driver, Romain Dumas, an event Norma won in 2014 and then again more recently in 2016 with its proto M20 RD 4W, a 650 cv, 650 kg four-wheel drive prototype.

Norma has therefore now been around for 30 years, delivering dozens of prototypes each year. Renowned by its peers for the exceptional quality of its cars, Norma has its own 3,600m² factory, allowing the company to roll out an ambitious development program.

Norma: Winner of the "25 Hours of Thunder Hill 2015"

Over 400 Norma M20 Worldwide

Victory of the Norma M20 RD 4W: Pikes Peak 2016

Norma M200: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2012