The Hoosier Racing Tire Super Tour returns to action this weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (aka Pitt Race) for a three-day event, April 30 through May 2. The event features seven race groups, with practice and qualifying on Friday, a second qualifying on Saturday morning, and 25-minute races on Saturday afternoon. Sunday’s races are 17-laps or 35-minutes, whichever comes first.
What’s In A Name? This weekend’s Hoosier Super Tour doubles as the Steel Cities Region’s 69th Cumberland Classic. The event has moved and evolved over that time, but the Steel Cities Region has been the constant.
The event has moved; the format has changed; the event remains. From Maryland (that’s right) to Ohio and back to Pennsylvania, the event is billed as the “longest continuously running series of SCCA national-level races in the nation.”
It’s a fascinating history – check back here at SCCA.com on Friday for the (nearly) full story.
Location, Location, Location: A season-high 15 H Production cars are on the entry list for Pitt Race. And while the program has seen a bit of a resurgence across the country, it appears this weekend’s race is the perfect location for the core of the class.
Nine of the 15 entered cars come from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia; add in Michigan, New York and New Jersey and only two cars are coming from more than a state away – and those states are Connecticut and Indiana. That’s a promising preview for this year’s Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Formula Merry-Go-Round: Formula Vee is a competitive class, and through six Hoosier Super Tours in 2021, no person has won at more than one location. Chris Jennerjahn and Mitchell Ferguson split Sebring; Hunter Phelps-Barron won at COTA; Dennis Andrade swept Buttonwillow; Andrew Whitston conquered Road Atlanta; Donnie Isley and Jeff Fillipkowski stood on top at VIR; Robert Neumeister grabbed the big trophies at Hallett.
So what to expect at Pitt Race, and will the trend continue? Fillipkowski and Jennerjahn are the only names from the above list entered, so it will be up to them to stop the slide. If they can’t, we’ll have our eyes on class stalwart Stevan Davis, with three podiums at three different tracks this year.
Play The Home Game: As always, Hoosier Super Tour fans can follow the action live, online at SCCA.com/Live or click the banner on the front of SCCA.com to access live timing and scoring, as well as live video and qualifying/race calls supplied by Hoosier Super Tour Radio. And be sure to check out the SCCA Road Racing Facebook page to watch post-race winner videos and victory podium celebrations.
For all the event information, including schedule, entry list, results and more, visit the Hallett Motor Racing Circuit Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour event page here.
Photo by Bill Stoler