At A Glance: '19 COTA Hoosier Super Tour

Storylines/Things to Watch:
Coming to COTA – There are nearly 225 entries anticipated for this weekend’s Hoosier Super Tour at Circuit of the Americas. A quick review of the entry list shows the largest field belongs to Spec Racer Ford Gen3 with nearly 50 competitors, followed by the Spec Miata class with nearly 40 drivers seeking victory over two days of racing. Spectators should also keep an eye on the Super Touring® Lite, GT-2 and Touring 2 classes which each have around a dozen entries. Follow all the action with live static cameras and Super Tour Radio presented by Hoosier Racing Tire at www.scca.com/live.

Texans Hooked on COTA -- Just about half of all drivers schedule to compete at COTA during the Hoosier Super Tour hail from somewhere in Texas. However, drivers from throughout North America -- including Washington, Minnesota, New Hampshire and even British Columbia -- intend to thwart the efforts of locals when it comes to achieving victory. But no matter where they come from, many of these drivers are working toward meeting qualification criteria for the 2019 National Championship Runoffs® being held this fall at VIRginia International Raceway.

Defending Runoffs Champs -- There are a few defending Runoffs® Champions participating across 29 different car classes contained within seven race groups at Circuit of the Americas for this weekend’s Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour. Those current National Champions include Super Touring® Lite ace Danny Steyn, Mark Donohue Award winner and Spec Racer Ford Gen3 driver Clay Russell, and Texas’ own Matt Reynolds, competing in E Production, and Mark Snyder from the Formula Enterprises class. Keep an eye on these four to see how the competition stacks up at COTA.

Free Weekend at COTA – Entry to the Hoosier Super Tour this weekend at COTA is free for spectators -- which is a lot less than the cost to attend the Formula One event at the same venue. It could be a bit chilly with a chance of rain in the forecast, but that just means racing Saturday and Sunday will be quite interesting. However, fans would be wise to dress appropriately and carry along a raincoat and/or umbrella.

Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA® Super Tour
February 8-10:
Circuit of the Americas -- Austin, Texas

Event/Circuit:
Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA® Super Tour
Round 2 of 11 - Races 3 and 4 of 22
Circuit of the Americas: 20-turn, 3.41-mile circuit

Practice:
Seven Groups: 20-min. sessions Friday morning

Qualifying:
Seven Groups
Friday: 25-min. afternoon qualifying sessions
Saturday: 15-min. morning qualifying sessions

Races:
Seven Groups
Saturday: 25-min. afternoon races
Sunday: 35-min. morning and afternoon races

Live Timing and Notes:  
Live Timing & Scoring, lap notes, live video, Super Tour Radio presented by Hoosier Racing Tire and more via the SCCA® Pit Board available through www.scca.com/live.

Entry lists, full event schedules and more information available at Hoosier Super Tour Circuit of the Americas event webpage.

Photo Credit: Mark Weber

Comments
Joaquin Paul Effinger

Nice job Everybody!     Thursday practice went well, it took a little while to knock the rust off after the long break, but things were working like a well oiled machine by the end of the day.                                        "Get er Done"