TOPEKA, Kan. (Feb. 22, 2018) -- Sports Car Club of America® announced today that Tire Rack has opted to become the title sponsor of the CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA®. The multi-year agreement means the growing autocross series will now be known as Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA.
Howard Duncan, SCCA’s Senior Director of Rally/Solo, said starting in 2018, Tire Rack CAM Challenge will become part of the Tire Rack SCCA National Solo program. Tire Rack’s involvement in CAM will further raise the profile of the growing series, which has become one of the largest muscle-car events in the country in just four years.
“We believe this partnership with Tire Rack will further CAM’s status in the muscle car community,” Duncan said. “CAM, the acronym for Classic American Muscle, has become synonymous with muscle cars, SCCA and autocrossing. And including Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA in two ProSolo weekends, featuring the ‘drag race’ format, will certainly raise some eyebrows this year.”
Matt Edmonds, Executive Vice President of Tire Rack, said, “Tire Rack is excited to be working with the SCCA to further the muscle-car pro touring movement adding to the largest group of grassroots motorsports participants in the world.”
This year, the Tire Rack CAM Challenge has four events planned. The first is April 20-22 at Crows Landing, California; followed by a second event June 1-3 Mineral Wells, Texas. The third event will take place August 10-12 at Grissom Aeroplex in Bunker Hill, Indiana; then the series wraps up September 1-2 with the Tire Rack CAM Challenge Invitational at Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA will continue to have three classes for muscle cars. The CAM-T class is for car and truck body styles originating from 1954-1989 with a minimum weight without driver being 2950 pounds. The CAM-C class houses car and truck body styles from 1990 and newer, all of which must have a minimum weight without driver of 3250 pounds. The CAM-S class is for two-seater cars.
For more information, visit the Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA webpage at https://www.scca.com/pages/cam-challenge.