Super Tour, Majors Head to High Plains
Altitude Adjustment: This weekend’s Double National has 104 cars on the entry list and some of the best drivers in the middle of the country. With temperatures forecasted to approach triple digits during the weekend, the event will test both driver and machine.
The largest of the six race groups is the final group, featuring formula cars and sports racers – often referred to as the “wings and things” grouping. Five cars each are on the entry list for Formula 1000 and Sports 2000, with four each battling for the podium in Formula Mazda and C Sports Racing.
Point Battle: With just a couple of rounds remaining in the BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour, the point championship is coming down to the wire. A number of Championship leaders are coming to High Plains to fight for the season-long title.
Among the current leaders on this week’s entry list are Jesse Prather in E Production, CJ McAbee in Formula 500, Stuart Rettie in Formula Mazda, Chuck Hearn in Formula Vee, Denny Stripling in Spec Racer Ford, and Jim Place in Showroom Stock C.
Rocky Mountain High: The BFGoodrich SCCA Super Tour returns to the Rocky Mountain division for the second year, this year bringing along the SCCA Majors pilot program concurrently in the weekend. The race is the seventh of nine BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour events on the schedule, with one in each of the SCCA’s geographical divisions in 2012.
The BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour activities will occur during Sunday’s races. 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 both days of the event at SCCA.com.
From The Everyday To The Incredible: The racers at this weekend’s BFGoodrich Tires Rocky Mountain 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.
This weekend doubles as the SCCA Majors weekend for those in the Midwest, Rocky Mountain or Southwest DivisionsBoth races will earn points toward the season-long Majors Championship for those in the middle of the country.
Super Sweep Set Up: The BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour events are the qualifying races 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.
Friends and Fans Invited: Fans are welcome for the event at High Plains, where admission is $10, with children 12 and under free. The gates open for spectators at 8 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Admission includes a free program and a paddock pass allowing spectators into the garage areas for up close visits with the cars and drivers.
BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Northeast Super Tour
Round Seven of Nine
High Plains Raceway
15-turn, 2.55-mile permanent road course
Saturday Races: Saturday, June 30 beginning at 9:40 a.m. (MDT)
Sunday Races: Sunday, July 1 beginning at 8:00 a.m. (MDT)
Six Group Races:
Saturday, June 30 beginning at 12:50 p.m. (MDT)
Sunday, July 1 beginning at 11:10 a.m. (MDT)
Each group runs an 18-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.