UPDATE: No factory-backed Tesla racing series for now
From Lotus Enthusiast:
A few days ago we brought you breaking news of efforts by two groups in the Middle East to establish a one-make Tesla Roadster racing series.
Our friends at AutoblogGreen contacted Tesla communications manager Rachel Konrad for an official comment:
"I can confirm we've seen increased demand in the Middle East in recent months, and some customers there have said that they may race their Roadsters. The Roadster's acceleration certainly makes it competitive against other premium sports cars, so it's not surprising that some customers are interested in competitions. However, Tesla itself has no plans to officially sponsor or endorse a racing series, and the company remains focused on ramping up production and delivering cars to about 1,000 customers who have not yet taken delivery."
Basically, don’t expect to see an officially factory-backed Tesla racing series in the near future. However, we may still very well see a Tesla one-make racing series organized by Tesla enthusiasts including the two groups previously mentioned.