TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 22, 2011) – With a new season fast approaching, SCCA Club Racers participating in the SafeRacer SCCA National Racing Series as well as the Club’s Regional program can now register for contingency programs for 2012.
Cash prizes will be awarded at National events from four auto manufacturers – Volkswagen of America, Honda Performance Development, Mazda North American Operations, and Toyota/TRD. Volkswagen, the Official Vehicle of SCCA, will make payments to top-three finishers in selected National classes, paying up to $750 for a win, $500 for a runner up, and $250 for a third place finish for drivers in SSC, T3, and STU – with those classes earning a $250 bonus for podium finishes at any of the nine BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Super Tour events. Additionally, Volkswagen is offering up to $150 for a Regional race win in nine classes. Once again, Honda offers $200 for a National win, $100 for a runner-up finish and $50 for third place, and sweetens the pot for Regional racers attending the American Road Race of Champions (ARRC) at Road Atlanta with $500, $300 and $150 prizes for IT category racers on the podium.
Mazda will make payouts to eligible drivers who finish in the top three at a SafeRacer SCCA National Series race, with up to $500 available for a win, $300 for a runner-up, and $150 for a third-place finish. All eligible classes on the podium at the June Sprints will be rewarded with a $1,200 prize for a win, $800 for second, and $500 for third. Mazda also offers a $1,000 prize for a Division Championship and a $2,500 bonus for earning an SCCA Super Sweep year-end award. Toyota/TRD will reward either $800 or $400 for a National race win, depending on class.
BFGoodrich Tires, the Official Street Tire of SCCA, Goodyear Tire, and Hoosier Racing Tire are all posting National contingency programs in 2012. BFGoodrich Tires will provide each qualifying National winner three tires (and a bonus tire for a BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour win), with two tires for a runner-up and a single tire for third place. Goodyear will provide two tires for a win and one tire for a runner-up finish to eligible drivers. Hoosier also offers a pair of tires for a win and a tire to a runner-up in all eligible classes, adding a free tire for a third through fifth place finish in Spec Miata. Spec Miata drivers get a boost at Super Tour events, doubling the prize to four for a win and two tires for every finisher through 10th place. Kumho supports Regional racers with a $150 product credit for a win, $100 credit for second place, and $75 in credit for finishing third.
Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA, and Cobalt Friction Technologies both stepped up with National programs for 2012, each offering a free axle-set of brake pads for a win and product certificates for second through fifth-place to eligible competitors in National races. Cobalt’s identical program extends to eligible Regional racers as well.
TreadZone.com returns in 2012 with a program designed to help Regional racers purchase tires and wheels for less. TreadZone offers a reward system by which drivers can accumulate points to use toward purchases on tires and wheels at TreadZone.com. Eligible drivers can even earn bonus points by making purchases at TreadZone.com or by submitting national racing publications in which their car appears.
SafeRacer, again the title sponsor of the SafeRacer SCCA National Racing Series, will reward every SafeRacer National Racing Series Point Champion with a $500 product certificate just for running the decals required by the GCR.
Summit Racing Equipment will continue to post awards in eight National classes for the 2012 season. The performance parts retailer is offering $125 for a race win, $75 for a runner-up finish and $50 for a third-place finish to eligible drivers. Those prize amounts increase to $200, $125, and $75, respectively, for the nine BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour events.
Detailed contingency program descriptions and online registration information for these programs are now posted at www.scca.com. Select the Club Racing tab and then “Contingencies” from the bottom left-hand menu. Drivers should read the program requirements carefully and be sure to have the necessary paperwork turned in before their first event.
As new Club Racing contingency programs become available, they will be posted at www.scca.com.