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BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour Headed To Texas

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Get all the event information, live timing, and news on the BFGoodrich Tires Southwest Super Tour event page. 

Event/Circuit:

BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Southwest Super Tour
Round Two of Nine
Texas World Speedway
15-turn, 2.9-mile permanent road course


Qualifying:

For Saturday’s races: Saturday, March 10, 8 a.m. (CST)
For Sunday’s BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour races: Sunday, March 11, 8:30 a.m. (CDT)

Races:
Six group races: Saturday, March 10, beginning after qualifying
BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour: Sunday, March 11, beginning at 11:15 a.m.

Race Lengths: Each group runs a 16-lap race

Timing/Scoring: Live Timing & Scoring and lap notes via the SCCA® Pit Board are available for all sessions through www.scca.com/sccalive.

Entry lists, full event schedules, and more information is available at www.scca.com.

Storylines/Things To Watch For

Super Tour, Season Two: The top level of the Sports Car Club of America’s Club Racing program hits round two in Texas at Texas World Speedway, March 10-11, as part of the Lone Star Region’s annual double National event. The race is the second of nine BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour events on the schedule, with one in each of the SCCA’s geographical divisions.

The BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour activities will occur during Sunday’s races of the doubleheader weekend. Each race winner will be given a victory lap and commemorative checkered flag, and the top three in each class will be treated to victory circle ceremonies after each race. Live Timing is available for those at the track and around the world on all three days of the event at SCCA.com.

From The Everyday To The Incredible: The racers at this weekend’s BFGoodrich Tires Southeast Super Tour are a unique mix of talented drivers. Most are “weekend warriors,” mixing it up on the track on the weekends before heading home to their day-to-day jobs through the week. Some are youngsters with an eye on a professional driving career, honing their craft while looking to the future. The common theme to an SCCA competition is that these are seemingly ordinary people doing extraordinary things with racecars.

How prolific can these drivers become? Start with the motorsports legends – Bobby Rahal, Mark Donohue, Roger Penske, Michael Andretti, and actor/driver Paul Newman got their start in SCCA Club Racing. More recently, you could have seen current stars Boris Said, Graham Rahal, Sam Hornish or Scott Sharp at a Club race.

The Best In Amateur Racing: SCCA Club Racing is the top level of amateur motorsports. Of the 300 Club Racing events held coast-to-coast, 70 of them are designated as “National” events, meaning they are qualifying events for the National Championship Runoffs® and comprise the SafeRacer SCCA National Racing Series. Of these 70 events, only nine are designated as BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Super Tour races, bringing the National spotlight to town and making this weekend among a select group of can’t-miss events across the country.

At Texas World, the racing weekend consists of National races on Saturday, followed by Sunday’s BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour races. Points for the BFGoodrich Super Tour will only be earned for Sunday’s races, however.

One Year Later: The BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour program got its start in 2011 at Texas World Speedway, opening a six-race schedule with the support of the “Official Street Tire of the SCCA.” This year, all nine Super Tour races are the qualifying events for the prestigious Super Sweep Trophy.

Drivers can earn a Super Sweep trophy by winning a Super Tour Race, the nation-wide point standings, a Divisional Championship, and a National Championship at the Runoffs, all in the same class.

Large Fields, Big Racing Action: The entry list for this weekend’s double National races contains nearly 160 entries spread out amongst the SCCA’s 28 classes.

As is typical, the Spec Miata class leads the way with 33 cars, trailed only slightly by Spec Racer Ford’s 26 entries.

Eight of the ground-pounding, high horsepower GT-1 cars are on the entry list, with the echo from the Camaros, Cobras, GTOs and more sure to remind everyone that bigger is better when it comes to Texas.

Each race group will have between 20 and 30 cars, providing tight racing and plenty of passing for those watching behind the fences.

Fun For The Family: Fans may attend the event at Texas World Speedway as guests of the SCCA for a $10 fee. Admission includes a free program and a paddock pass allowing spectators into the garage areas for up close visits with the cars and drivers.