ORLANDO, Fla. (November 29, 2012) – Sports Car Club of America President/CEO Jeff Dahnert unveiled the U.S. Majors Tour schedule today at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Orlando, Fla. The highest level of amateur racing in the United States, the Majors schedule provides each Conference with a mix of tracks to form a geographic season-long championship.
“The U.S. Majors Tour schedule is one that many pro series would envy,” said Dahnert. “Our drivers will compete at legendary and renowned circuits such as Sebring, Road Atlanta, VIR, Watkins Glen, Mid-Ohio, Road America, Circuit of the Americas and Portland International Raceway. Complimenting these venues are a host of Club Racing driver favorites to form four great Conference schedules.
All Majors Tour events on the schedule are doubleheaders, with the exception of the Chicago Region June Sprints, which will keep its traditional single race format.
Each Conference will crown a champion in all 28 Runoffs-eligible classes. Drivers will score their best finishes in two-thirds of a Conference’s races. In the Eastern Conference, that means eight of the 12 available races; the Northern Conference will count seven of nine, and the Western Conference tallying six of eight races. The Mid-States conference would currently count seven of 10 races, but may see an additional race weekend added in the coming weeks.
The Gateway Motorsports Park event, August 3-4, will count in both the Northern and the Mid-States Conference.
As previously announced, points will count toward that Conference’s championship, as well as to the SafeRacer National Series point championship and the traditional Divisional Championships.
Additionally, six premiere races will make up the BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour – Sebring International Raceway, Auto Club Speedway, Circuit of the Americas, VIRginia International Raceway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Watkins Glen International.
The 2013 U.S. Majors Tour schedule, by Conference affiliation, is:
January 4-6 Sebring International Raceway*
April 19-21 VIRginia International Raceway*
May 3-5 Summit Point Motorsports Park
May 17-19 Road Atlanta
May 31-June 2 New Jersey Motorsports Park
July 5-7 Watkins Glen International*
May 25-26 Michigan International Speedway
May 31-June 2 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course*
June 14-16 Road America (June Sprints)
July 13-14 GingerMan Raceway
August 3-4 Gateway Motorsports Park
March 8-10 Circuit of the Americas*
April 6-7 Hallett Motor Racing Circuit
May 24-26 Pikes Peak International
July 6-7 High Plains Raceway
August 3-4 Gateway Motorsports Park
January 25-27 Auto Club Speedway*
April 27-28 Buttonwillow Raceway Park
May 25-26 Pacific Raceway
July 6-7 Portland International Raceway
*Denotes BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour event
The qualification path to the 50th National Championship Runoffs will be announced during the PRI show in Orlando, Fla., in December, following a discussion and vote at the SCCA Board of Directors meeting.
More information on the U.S. Majors Tour, the BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour, and the SafeRacer National Series is available at www.scca.com.
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