TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 27, 2018) -- Tire Rack has jumped aboard to partner this weekend’s SCCA® Time Trials Nationals going on Sept. 28-30 at NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. More than 130 competitors are slated to take part in this, the inaugural Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials Nationals.
The event marks a significant step in SCCA’s effort to remake the Club’s Time Trials brand. Primer events were conducted earlier in the year to refine the format, and this weekend’s first-ever TT Nationals serves as an important milestone in the program’s ongoing development. The purpose behind this effort is to engage new enthusiasts and offer an additional activity that furthers the Club’s goal of providing ways for people to have fun with cars.
This year’s TT Nationals opens Friday with track lapping sessions for testing, practice or licensing and finishes up the first day with a point-to-point competition on the circuit. The second day begins with 20-minute, timed lapping sessions on track, followed by more point-to-point events in the afternoon. The final day of TT Nationals will encompass both timed lapping sessions and point-to-point runs.
Tire Rack and the Sports Car Club of America® have developed a strong connection over the years. The relationship began years ago with support for the Club’s National Solo program, and recently expanded to Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack events. Now, Tire Rack has stepped up to back SCCA’s premier Time Trials event, the Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials Nationals.
Tire Rack, family-owned and headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, is America’s largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, wheels and performance accessories. Their team of over 100 test drivers (their sales team) tests tires from every major tire manufacturer on the company’s state-of-the-art, 11.7-acre test facility. The findings are then posted on the company’s website, www.tirerack.com, where consumers can make an educated decision on a tire, wheel or performance accessory purchase.
Tire Rack has also collected results from over 150,000 consumer surveys representing over 2.3 billion miles of real-world tire data, the largest known cache of such information anywhere. In addition, various testing and informational videos are available online in their Video Center at www.tirerack.com/videos. Since 1979, Tire Rack has grown from a single-point retail store in Indianapolis to encompass over 2.7 million square feet of space in nine distribution centers across the country. A diverse and broad in-stock inventory from 26 major tire and 60 wheel brands can be delivered anywhere in the country, most in one business day. A national network of over 7,500 independent Recommended Installers is available to assist customers with installation of their purchases.
The Sports Car Club of America®, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 67,500-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 116 Regions and subsidiary divisions. Much of the SCCA’s activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Chevrolet, the Official Truck of the SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Mobil 1, the Official Oil 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.