The ProSolo Series will once again will cross the country in 2022 with stops at some of the sport’s biggest and best venues. The staff is preparing for full fields of drivers ready to accept the challenge of autocross’s most competitive class and overall competition. Most exciting, 2022 will see the return of series points for challenges and class competition, meaning every round will count in the crowning of champions.
“The ProSolo team has been working tirelessly to be ready for 2022,” said Brian Mason, National Solo Series Manager, adding,” I am really excited for the 2022 season and the return of a ProSolo points series. This will be a year of proving we have overcome the challenges faced in 2020 and 2021 as we build on autocross’s most competitive series.”
At each stop along the way, ProSolo Class Points will be awarded: 20 for a win, 16 for second place, 13 for third, 11 for fourth, 9 for fifth, 7 for sixth, then decreasing by one point for each position. Challenge Cup points will be awarded according to the following progression: 45 for first, 35 for second, 30 for third and so on. Challenge Cup points will be awarded for qualifying position. For both class and challenge standings, drivers will count their best 2 of their first 3 finishes.
Criteria and dates for ProSolo Finale registration have also been finalized, with the event having a cap at 275 drivers:
- Drivers having earned at least 34 class points qualify for Tier 1 and can register starting Thursday, August 11th at 3pm CDT
- Drivers having earned at least 27 class points OR scoring points in 3 or more events in the Finale class being entered qualify for Tier 2 and can register starting Thursday, August 18th at 3pm CDT
- Drivers scoring points in 2 or more events in the Finale class being entered qualify for Tier 3 and can register starting Thursday, August 25th at 3pm CDT
- Registration closes Monday, August 29th at 3pm CDT
In class news, Xtreme Street A (XA) and Xtreme Street B (XB) have moved from exhibition status to class competition. The two-wheel-drive cars will compete in Street Index Class 1(S1) while four-wheel-drive cars will compete in Street Index Class 4(S4).
Current and will-be electrified vehicle competitors should stay tuned for an EV-X ProSolo announcement in the coming weeks.
Some other notable class adjustments have been made including the addition of the new Super Street Touring (SST) class, with two-wheel-drive cars going to Street Index Class 3(S3) and four-wheel-drive cars going to Street Index Class 4(S4). Finally, STS and FSP are both migrating to Street Index Class 5(S5).
The 2022 Tire Rack ProSolo season kicks off at the Florida International Rally & Motorsports Park (FIRM) in Stark, FL February 18-20. Registration opens next Wednesday, January 12th at 3pm CST for SuperPass holders and Wednesday, January 19th at 3pm CST for everyone, so start making plans!
Photo by Aditya Madhavan