TOPEKA, Kan. (April 20, 2012) – The Sports Car Club of America and Gumout have partnered on a program to allow Formula SAE participating college students an opportunity to get additional experience in a high profile autocross event, compete against other area schools, and experience a full weekend at the Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour.
Using Gumout’s “Use Your Motorhead” Project Volkswagen Golf, up to eight area college Formula SAE teams will have an opportunity to compete against one another at each of the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour events for the top time of the day. Winners will be named the event’s Gumout Collegiate Shootout Champion, winning a trophy, a one-year membership to SCCA, and area bragging rights for the school.
Each participating Formula SAE program will receive $100 from Gumout to cover expenses to and from the event, a promotional kit of Gumout supplies, and the car, fuel, BFGoodrich Tires and entry fee to enter the Collegiate Shootout.
“I am excited to have Gumout involved in this collegiate shoot out with Formula SAE students,” Rusty Waples, Gumout Brand Manager said. “We had great success with our All-Star shoot out at the Solo Nationals last year, and extending a similar event to future automotive experts is going to be a lot of fun for everyone involved.”
The competition will be held on Saturday at each two-day Tour event. Each driver will be assigned to a specific heat to make his or her runs, with normal Solo National Tour rules applying.
The trophy presentation will occur at the completion of Saturday’s runs.
Schools with drivers participating in the Gumout Collegiate Shootout are also encouraged to bring their own Formula SAE cars to compete, with entry fees reduced to those teams by 50 percent to $51 per driver. Drivers participating in the Gumout Shootout may not drive in the FSAE class competition.
The next opportunity for the Gumout Collegiate Shootout is Saturday, April 28 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., at the San Diego National Tour.
Formula SAE programs interested in participating in the Gumout Collegiate Challenge should contact Deena Rowland in the SCCA Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on the SCCA Solo program is at www.scca.com/solo.
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