Hoosier SCCA Super Tour 2017 Schedule Revealed
Series Registration Now Open for Hoosier Super Tour and U.S. Majors Tour
TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 28, 2016) -- Sports Car Club of America has unveiled the 10-event calendar for the 2017 Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour, which are featured dates within the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour schedule. Each venue will host two Hoosier Super Tour races over the course of a weekend. As always, the calendar is subject to change, but the exciting 2017 Hoosier SCCA Super Tour will be comprised of the following:
- January 13-15: Sebring International Raceway
(Southeast Conference; Central Florida Region)
- March 4-5: NOLA Motorsports Park
(Southeast Conference/Southern Conference; Southwest Division)
- March 11-12: Willow Springs International Raceway
(Western Conference; Cal Club Region)
- April 8-9: Hallett Motor Racing Circuit
(Mid-States Conference/Southern Conference; Ark Valley Race Group)
- April 14-16: VIRginia International Raceway
(Northeast Conference/Southeast Conference; North Carolina Region)
- April 28-30: Buttonwillow Raceway Park
(Western Conference; Cal Club Region)
- May 19-21: Portland International Raceway
(Western Conference; Oregon Region)
- June 2-4: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
(Northern Conference; Ohio Valley Region)
- June 16-18: Road America - June Sprints
(Northern Conference; Chicago Region)
- June 23-25: Watkins Glen International
(Northeast Conference, Finger Lakes Region)
Also, available starting today is Series Registration at MotorsportReg.com for the 2017 Hoosier Super Tour and U.S. Majors Tour. Those paying the $50 Series Registration fee can reserve a single or two-digit number in a Conference of their choosing with payment deferred until January 1, 2017. The same number can also be reserved in other Conferences for an additional $25 per Conference. A Series Registration fee of $100 allows drivers to register a three-digit number, with the leading digit required to be “1,” for all Conferences. And drivers with a 2016 U.S. Majors Tour series registration will have until November 7th at 9 am CST to reserve the same number within a Conference for the coming year. At that time, unreserved numbers will be released back into the general pool.
Only SCCA Full Competition and SCCA Pro Racing License holders may register for the Hoosier Super Tour and U.S. Majors Tour series. Series Registration allows drivers to prepare number graphics for their cars that will be good for the season. Registered participants also receive a special Hoosier SCCA Super Tour hard card and series decals for car placement prior to events. Where available, Series Registration also provides access to a special registration line for express registration and tech. Additionally, a $25 coupon will be supplied to registrants for merchandise at www.sccagear.com.
Reserved numbers will be honored until two weeks prior to an event. In-Conference reserved numbers will be given priority over out-of-conference reserved numbers for event registration. In the case of a dual-conference event, any duplicate reserved number requests will be resolved by earliest event registration. The word “reserved” does not mean “permanent.” If class run groups for any event differ from a norm, then number assignments for that event will give preference to the in-conference drivers who register first, then further duplicate requests will be resolved by earliest event registration. The reserved number program does not apply to the SCCA Runoffs.
As announced earlier in October, Hoosier Super Tour venues were selected based on various attributes. Some have decades of history with a record book featuring the biggest names in all of motorsport. Other sites are top “pro” tracks offering the best quality racing surface and amenities. And certain tracks were selected because they are the best “club” courses in the country, where challenging layouts are matched with warm hospitality and a “family feel” to the paddock area.
Beyond the venues, the Hoosier Super Tour offers a heightened experience for both competitors and racing fans. Race weekends include segmented timing and scoring, a service simply unavailable at other amateur motorsports events. The series will also have a dedicated “Super Tour Radio presented by Hoosier Racing Tire” team of announcers capable of providing consistent insight and entertainment heard at tracks or online at SCCA.com.
Dedicated staffing with a series race director, administrator and technical inspector working in conjunction with local event personnel is an additional feature of the Hoosier Super Tour. Up to three static cameras will broadcast races live online at SCCA.com, and onsite SCCA public relations staff will provide weekend media coverage. Hoosier Super Tour dates will also have enhanced weekend social activities.
The Hoosier Super Tour supplants what was previously the Nationwide Points Championship. The point structure will remain the same, but the best six Hoosier Super Tour races, plus the Runoffs finish, go toward deciding class champions. Point totals for the Hoosier Super Tour will be managed by SCCA national office staff through SCCA.com.
Hoosier Super Tour also serves as a path to the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs with race days being Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Qualification paths for the Runoffs also exist through the Majors Conference Championships and SCCA Divisional Championships.
The Sports Car Club of America, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 67,000-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, the SCCA annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 115 Regions and professional subsidiary. Much of the SCCA’s activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Chevrolet, the Official Truck of the SCCA; Garmin VIRB, the Official Camera of SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Mobil 1, the Official Oil of SCCA; SafeRacer, the Official Safety Provider of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; and Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA. To learn more, please visit www.scca.com.