TOPEKA, Kan. – The Sports Car Club of America announced today an agreement to extend a partnership that designates BFGoodrich Tires as the “Official Street Tire of the SCCA” and title sponsor of the BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour events through 2014.
“We are thrilled to extend our relationship with BFGoodrich Tires,” said SCCA President & CEO Jeff Dahnert. “Not only has BFGoodrich expanded its presence within our membership both through great competition and street tires, but it has been instrumental in helping to create a premium experience within our Club Racing program that was previously missing. BFGoodrich Tires recognizes the importance of SCCA and amateur motorsports, and all of SCCA appreciates their efforts.”
The BFGoodrich Super Tour highlights the SafeRacer National Series schedule with six prestigious events at Sebring International Raceway, Auto Club Speedway, Circuit of the Americas, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Virginia Int’l Raceway and Watkins Glen Int’l. Each of these events are a part of the 2013 U.S. Majors Tour.
In addition to the extension, BFGoodrich Tires strengthens its partnership with SCCA by expanding its presence in the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour and the Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Series, with an enhanced program for the country’s premier autocross events. That program will include joint promotional activities with the SCCA and a larger contingency program for participants.
“BFGoodrich has a rich heritage in SCCA competition, including road racing and autocrossing, and continues to use motorsport as a proving ground to demonstrate exceptional product performance”, said Peter Calhoun, motorsports manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “Building on a partnership established in 2011, BFGoodrich is proud to continue as the title sponsor of the BFGoodrich SCCA Super Tour and Worker of the Year award, as well as enhance our level of participation in Solo.”
The club’s annual BFGoodrich Tires Worker of the Year award will continue to recognize those integral to success in the sport. One standout volunteer in each of the SCCA’s nine geographic divisions will be selected as Worker of the Year and receive a set of BFGoodrich tires as a prize, with one winner selected to take a special grand prize.
Those additional prizes have helped make BFGoodrich tires a favorite of SCCA members, not just for their road-going vehicles, but their competition cars as well. Road racing National Champions, as part of the 2012 BFGoodrich contingency program, were eligible to participate in the SCORE Baja 1000 behind the wheel of the tire manufacturers’ Baja Challenge-class car. Because of that opportunity, Showroom Stock B National Champion Luke Wilwert and Showroom Stock C National Champion Michael Crawford won their class in the famed off road race, adding to their racing highlights and personal memories.
This year’s BFGoodrich Tires Worker of the Year, Joi Robinson, will also get to add to her memories. Selected as the grand prize winner at the 2012 Runoffs, Robinson won an all-expenses paid trip to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring this March as a guest of BFGoodrich Tires.