The U.S. Majors Tour was established by the Sports Car Club of America in 2013 as a series of premium events held throughout the nation for competitive road racers. During the 2020 season, despite a nationwide shutdown for COVID-19 precautions, more than two dozen SCCA U.S. Majors Tour race weekends were conducted from sea to shining sea. For 2021, over 30 dates are planned throughout the six different competition conferences.
U.S. Majors Tour events are distributed across six geographic Conferences: Southeast, Southern, Western, Mid-States, Northern and Northeast. Annual weather patterns allow the Southeast, Southern and Western Conferences to begin racing in January, whereas the Mid-States, Northern and Northeast Conferences must wait until winter fades in April or May.
Due to that variance, not all U.S. Majors Tour event dates are available yet. However, the anticipated 2021 U.S. Majors Tour competition calendar is now available for review on the U.S. Majors Tour webpage at SCCA.com. Racers should monitor the SCCA Road Racing homepage for announcements of additional events. If you don’t yet follow @SCCARoadRacing on Facebook, now is a great time to click that like button and get the news even sooner.
Notably, the U.S. Majors Tour is making its return to Eagles Canyon Raceway after a hiatus in 2021. The 15-turn, 2.7-mile circuit gives Southern Conference drivers something to look forward to. Additionally, this year’s U.S. Majors Tour weekend at Auto Club Speedway marks the final SCCA Road Racing event at the 21-turn, 2.8-mile track, which will undoubtably create nostalgia for all who have enjoyed the roval configuration of the Fontana, California speedway.
The U.S. Majors Tour serves as the primary qualification path to the 2021 SCCA National Championship Runoffs®, taking place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2021. In addition, every U.S. Majors Tour conference crowns a champion in each of the 26 unique car classes. U.S. Majors Tour Conference Champions take one step toward the SCCA Super Sweep, an honor only achieved by elite drivers also claiming a Hoosier Racing Tire Super Tour National Points Championship and Runoffs victory in the same class that year.
For more information, please explore the SCCA Road Racing homepage.
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