TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 17, 2015) – A total of 24 Tire Rack SCCA National Solo events are set to take place throughout 2016, including an 11-event Tire Rack ProSolo schedule, eight traditional Tire Rack Championship Tour events and five Tire Rack Match Tours.
The season kicks off, as it has traditionally done, with the Dixie Region Championship Tour event, March 18-20.
The Championship Tour, which runs the traditional autocross format scoring the best time from each day, will also make stops at Crows Landing, California (April 22-24) before heading to Lincoln, Nebraska, for the Spring Nationals, May 28-30. The tour then winds east to Washington, D.C. (June 24-26) before going to College Station, Texas (July 1-3) and Packwood, Washington (July 8-10). The Championship Tour wraps up with back-to-back events at Wilmington, Ohio (July 8-10) and La Junta, Colorado (July 29-31).
The Tire Rack Match Tour, in its fourth year, will be the second series of events to roll from the start line at the Oceanside Showdown in San Diego (April 1-3). The next stop for these series of events is the Thunder Valley Showdown, in Bristol, Tennessee (May 13-15), followed by the Heartland Showdown, in Topeka, Kansas (June 10-12) and the Iron City Showdown in Birmingham, Alabama, (June 17-19). The season wraps up at Pittsburgh International Race Complex with the Heavy Metal Showdown, in Wampum, Pennsylvania (July 15-17).
The Tire Rack ProSolo series is the third to begin the 2016 campaign, with an initial stop at El Toro, California (April 8-10). The series of events is then in action for three consecutive weeks with events at Crows Landing, California (April 29-May 1), the first stop at Wilmington, Ohio (May 6-8) and then a stop in Washington, D.C. (May 13-15). The next round of three events starts at the Spring Nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska, (May 26-28), followed by Mineral Wells, Texas (June 3-5) and Toledo, Ohio (June 10-12).
The last three ProSolo events leading to the Finale will take place at Packwood, Washington (July 15-17). The regular season is capped off with back-to-back weekends in Wilmington, Ohio (July 29-31) and Blytheville, Arkansas (Aug. 5-7). The Tire Rack ProSolo Finale will take place Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 2-4), at the Lincoln (Neb.) Airpark.
In a change from last year’s Tire Rack ProSolo scoring, points from the top two finishes of all ProSolo events run during the season will count toward the year-end totals. In years past only the two best of the first four events were counted toward the season-long totals.
The 2016 Solo season will be punctuated with the 44th Tire Rack Solo National Championships, at Lincoln (Neb.) Airpark, Sept. 6-9.
Additional information on the Tire Rack National Solo Program can be found at SCCA.com.
Tire Rack ProSolo Championship
April 8-10: El Toro, California
April 29-May 1: Crows Landing, California
May 6-8: Wilmington, Ohio
May 13-15: Washington, D.C.
May 27-29: Lincoln, Nebraska
June 3-5: Mineral Wells, Texas
June 10-12: Swanton, Ohio
July 15-17: Packwood, Washington
July 29-31: Wilmington, Ohio
Aug. 5-7: Blytheville, Arkansas
Sept. 2-4: Finale at Lincoln, Nebraska
Tire Rack Championship Tour
March 18-20: Cecil, Georgia
April 22-24: Crows Landing, California
May 27-29: Lincoln, Nebraska
June 24-26: Washington, D.C.
July 1-3: Bryan, Texas
July 8-10: Packwood, Washington
July 22-24: Wilmington, Ohio
July 29-31: La Junta, Colorado
Tire Rack Match Tour
April 1-3: Oceanside Showdown, San Diego
May 13-15: Thunder Valley Showdown, Bristol, Tennessee
June 10-12: Heartland Showdown, Topeka, Kansas
June 17-19: Iron City Showdown, Birmingham, Alabama
July 15-17: Heavy Metal Showdown, Wampum, Pennsylvania
Image: Steve O’Blenes carves up the course at the 2015 Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Finale.
Credit: Rupert Berrington
*Editors Note: Heartland Park evnet has been added to the schedule.