Registration Open for First 2019 Tire Rack CAM Challenge Event

TOPEKA, Kan. (Feb. 6, 2019) -- Registration is now open for the Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA® event taking place March 21-23 at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina.  This is the first of seven point-scoring events conducted around the country that will lead to year-end champions being crowned in all three Classic American Muscle (CAM) classes, plus an Overall CAM Challenge Series Champion determined during the 2019 Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals.

 

Points will be awarded at all CAM Challenge events, with the CAM Challenge Championship Finale -- conducted within the Tire Rack Solo Nationals -- having weighted points 50 percent greater than the previous six regular-season events. Competitors will score points in their best two CAM Challenge events plus points gathered at the Finale, all in a single class. CAM entries will continue as supplemental classes at the Solo Nationals Championship, but points will be tallied as part of the CAM Challenge Series. Class winners will receive 100 points at each regular-season event. Subsequent points will be distributed according to the following formula: Points / Event = 100 – {900 x (Entrant’s Time – Class Winning Time) divided by Class Winning Time}.

 

At select ProSolo® Events, CAM cars will run in one CAM class. At the end of competition prior to the CAM Challenge, each competitor will be awarded points as if they had run in their respective individual three classes.  The top finishing driver in each of the respective CAM classes will get 100 points.  All others in the respective classes will get points based on the top finishing person in the respective CAM classes.

 

When CAM Challenges take place alongside Champ Tour events, CAM competitors will run in their respective classes and points awarded in each CAM class according to how people finish.  At the end of the Champ Tour there will be a nine-car CAM Challenge.  The cars in the CAM Challenge will be the first three cars from each class.

 

During select Match Tour events where CAM Challenges are included, all of the CAM competitors will run in their respective classes and points awarded in each CAM class according to how people finish.  At the end of the class competition there will also be a CAM Challenge.

 

At Solo Nationals, CAM competitors will run in their respective class. Points will be awarded at a rate of 150% on how each competitor finishes in their class.  At the end of Solo Nationals, the top points person in each class for the year will be awarded the year-end Championship.  The top point person for the year in all three classes will be the 2019 Overall CAM Champion.  If there is a tie in any class or for the Overall Championship,  the tie breaker will be the finishing position at the Solo Nationals on the PAX Index. Please note that drivers must participate at Solo Nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska to be eligible for the year-end CAM Championships.

 

The schedule is subject to change, but the 2019 Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA calendar currently is as follows:
- March 21-23: Southern States Tire Rack CAM Challenge; Concord, North Carolina
zMAX Dragway

 

- April 12-14: Gulf States Tire Rack CAM Challenge; Grenada, Mississippi
Grenada Municipal Airport

 

- April 26-28: Northern Pacific Tire Rack CAM Challenge; Crows Landing, California
NASA Crows Landing Airport

 

- May 31-June 2: Central States Tire Rack CAM Challenge; Mineral Wells, Texas
Mineral Wells Airport

 

- June 14-16: Southern Pacific Tire Rack CAM Challenge; San Diego, California
San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (formerly Qualcomm Stadium)

 

- August 9-11: Eastern States Tire Rack CAM Challenge; Peru, Indiana
Grissom Aeroplex

 

- September 3-4: Tire Rack CAM Challenge Finale; Lincoln, Nebraska
Lincoln Airpark West

 

The Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA has three different 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 3000 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 3300 pounds. The CAM-S class is for two-seater cars.

 

Associate sponsors for the 2019 Tire Rack CAM Challenge Championship Series include Forgeline Wheels, Detroit Speed, Speedway Motors, Spectre Performance and Wilwood Brakes. Event sponsors include GoodGuys, Mike Maier Inc., JDP Motorsports, Viking Performance, ABC Performance, Evolution Driving Schools, Dusold Design, SPS, Shirts 101, K&N, and UMI Performance.

 

For more information, visit the Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA webpage at https://www.scca.com/pages/cam-challenge.

 

Photo Credit: Rupert Berrington

 

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