TOPEKA, Kan. – The 2014 Tire Rack SCCA National Solo schedule, including Championship Tour, Match Tour, and ProSolo events, was announced today to participants. The schedule features 27 events, spread out over the three formats.
The Tire Rack SCCA Championship Tour season begins March 15-16 in Cecil, Ga., at the South Georgia Motorsports Park. A traditional location on the Solo calendar, the event falls just one week after the SCCA National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. – close enough for those across the country to participate in both events.
The Tire Rack ProSolo Series season begins one week later at another traditional site, March 22-23 in Blytheville, Ark. Blytheville also appears at the end of the Championship Tour schedule, Sept. 27-28 following the Tire Rack Solo National Championships. The end of the season event will feature a permanent course beginning in 2014, to remain consistent moving forward, with the local community working with SCCA to develop incentives and rewards for track record holders – by nature, a rarity in the Solo community.
The second season of the Tire Rack Match Tour format begins April 12-13 in Wilmington, Ohio. The former hub of DHL Shipping’s US operations, the airport site is wide, smooth and provides options for a variety of courses.
The options available at Wilmington make the area a prime site for Solo competition, and the schedule reflects that. Wilmington is the only location on the schedule to host all three formats, as the ProSolo and Championship Tours will visit on back to back weekends, July 26-27 and Aug. 2-3.
Packwood, Wash., hosts back to back events in early July. The Championship Tour visits July 5-6, followed immediately by the ProSolo July 12-13. The Packwood site is legendary for its scenery, beauty, and all around good fun, providing an excellent vacation destination for out-of-towners.
Crows Landing, near Patterson, Calif., returns to the schedule in a big way after a 20 year absence. The large concrete pad, used in the past by both the military and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for training exercises, hosts a Pro Solo, June 7-8, and a Championship Tour, June 14-15. The last SCCA National event held at the site was a ProSolo in 1994.
While an event “in Atlanta” has been on the schedule several times over the years, for the first time in recent history the event will occur in the city proper. The Turner Field parking lots have been secured for the May 17-18 Match Tour event.
Also returning are the traditional Spring Nationals at the Lincoln Airpark on Memorial Day weekend, featuring the ProSolo on Friday and Saturday, May 23-24, and the Championship Tour, May 25-26.
Collectively, the events make up the “Road to Lincoln” and the 42nd Tire Rack Solo National Championship. The week-long event begins with the ProSolo Finale, Aug. 30-31, and the crowning of National Solo Champions September 2-5 at the Lincoln Airpark.
Tire Rack ProSolo Series
March 22-23 – Akansas Aeroplex (formerly Eaker AFB) – Blytheville, Ark.
April 5-6 – El Toro ex-Marine base – Irvine, Calif.
April 26-27 – Fed Ex Field – Largo, Md.
May 3-4 – Mineral Wells Airport – Mineral Wells, Texas
May 23-24 – Lincoln Airpark – Lincoln, Neb.
June 7-8 – NASA Crows Landing Airport – Patterson, Calif.
June 28-29 – Toledo Express Airport – Toledo, Ohio
July 12-13 – Former Hamilton Lumber Plant – Packwood, Wash.
July 26-27 – Wilmington Airpark – Wilmington, Ohio
Aug. 30-31 – ProSolo Finale at Lincoln Airpark – Lincoln, Neb.
Tire Rack Championship Tour
March 15-16 – South Georgia Motorsports Park – Cecil, Ga.
March 29-30 – Texas A&M Annex – College Station, Texas
April 12-13 – Qualcomm Stadium – San Diego, Calif
May 3-4 – MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, N.J.
May 25-26 – Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Neb.
June 14-15 – NASA Crows Landing Airport – Patterson, Calif.
July 5-6 – Former Hamilton Lumber Plant – Packwood, Wash.
Aug. 2-3 – Wilmington Airpark – Wilmington, Ohio
Sept. 2-5: 42nd Tire Rack Solo National Championships at Lincoln Airpark – Lincoln, Neb.
Sept. 27-28 – Arkansas Aeroplex (formerly Eaker AFB) – Blytheville, Ark.
Tire Rack Match Tour
April 12-13 – Wilmington Airpark – Wilmington, Ohio
May 17-18 – Turner Field – Atlanta, Ga.
June 7-8 – Devens Airfield Police Training Facility – Ayer, Mass.
June 14-15 – Pikes Peak Int’l Raceway – Fountain, Colo.
July 5-6 – Grissom Airpark – Peru, Ind.
Aug. 16-17 – Milwaukee, Wis.
Oct. TBA – western location TBD