Tire Rack Solo National Championships To Remain In Lincoln
TOPEKA, Kan. (January 25, 2012) – The Sports Car Club of America and the Lincoln Airport Authority have recently agreed to a lease extension that will keep the Tire Rack® SCCA® Solo® National Championships at the Lincoln (Neb.) Airport through 2017.
The event, which annually attracts more than 1200 competitors to crown National Championships in each of the Solo classes, has been held on the concrete airport runway surface since 2009. The recently-signed lease has an additional five-year option included, which could keep the event in Lincoln through 2022.
This year’s event marks the 40th anniversary of the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championship event.
“The SCCA, our competitor base, the Airport Authority and the city of Lincoln all wanted to keep the Tire Rack Solo Nationals in Lincoln for the foreseeable future, so this was an easy deal to make,” Howard Duncan, SCCA VP of Rally, Solo and Program Development said. “Lincoln is a centrally located site for all of our competitors, and the airport has the space to layout the event in a safe yet challenging configuration.
“It’s encouraging to know that the event has a home through the 45th anniversary of the event, and could remain there for the 50th anniversary.”
The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce estimates the event annually has a $3 million impact on the local economy.
In addition to the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships, scheduled for September 4-7 this year, the Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo finale runs just ahead of the Solo Championships, August 30 – September 7. Both the Solo National Tour and the ProSolo Series will visit the site for the second Spring Nationals event Memorial Day weekend, another four-day event that draws competitors to the area.
More information on the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour, the Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Series, and the Lincoln events are available at www.scca.com/solo.
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