SCCA Tire Rack Match Tour 2017 Dates Revealed
TOPEKA, Kan. (November 16, 2016) – The 2017 Tire Rack SCCA Match Tour schedule has been released and is comprised of four events, running March to July. The schedule is subject to change, but the planned 2017 Tire Rack SCCA Match Tour program rundown is as follows:
- March 3-5: Tire Rack Oceanside Showdown; San Diego, California
- April 28-30: Tire Rack Heavy Metal Showdown; Wampum, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh International Race Complex
- June 2-4: Tire Rack Great Lakes Showdown; Peru, Indiana
- July 2-4: Tire Rack Thunder Valley Showdown; Bristol, Tennessee
Bristol Motor Speedway
Sunny Southern California is where the Tire Rack Match Tour season begins with an event hosted by the San Diego Region. The second event of the year is hosted by Steel Cities Region and takes place on smooth asphalt at Pittsburgh International Race Complex with a kart track right next to the lot. The Indy Region hosts the third event of the season on a great concrete site with lots of grip. The calendar then concludes in Bristol with a weekend hosted by the Eastern Tennessee Region.
Match Tour Showdowns are three events in one package. The event is broken into four sessions. Session 1 and Session 2 are on Saturday and consist of a traditional three-run autocross. The best run from each session is added together to determine class rankings, with runs being timed to 1/1000th of a second and two-second penalties assessed for knocking down a cone. Class trophies are then distributed Saturday during the evening’s social event.
Session 3 on Sunday is another three runs to determine the qualifiers for the Top Dog and Under Dog Challenges. The top eight on index per heat qualify for the Top Dog Challenge, and those placing in positions 9-16 on index per heat qualify for the Under Dog Challenge. Everyone else is eligible for the drawing to be in the Lucky Dog Challenge. Then the Challenges take place in Session 4 of the event.
For additional information on Tire Rack SCCA Solo, visit www.scca.com/solo.
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.
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