(Editor's note: This article has been updated with Region of record for the winners, a class that was missed, along with clarifications regarding the Points Championship listing and qualification requirements.)
Last December, the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour launched a program aimed at making the National Tour feel like – well – a Tour, rather than a series of standalone events. Throughout the season, drivers earned points in class based on both finish and relative finish as compared to the class leader, utilizing a formula made popular in the Great Lakes Division.
An important caveat is that a competitor must have attended three Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tours and the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships to qualify for the points title. Their attendance at the Solo National Championships needn't be in the class their season points were achieved in.
With the 2022 season complete, the inaugural 2022 Solo National Tour Points Champions have been announced. Without further ado, here are the 2022 Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour Points Champions, with an asterisk denoting drivers who also won their class during the Sept. 6-9, 2022, Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships:
Super Street: Rob Clark, Cincinnati Region
Super Street Ladies: Langlee King, Cincinnati Region
A Street: Daniel Bullis, Oregon Region
B Street: Andrew Kessel, San Francisco Region
C Street: Will Teller, Blue Ridge Region
D Street: Garrett Cogburn, Oregon Region
D Street Ladies: Stephanie Reynoso, Lone Star Region
E Street: Joseph Cote, Lone Star Region
*F Street: Sam Strano, Washington DC Region
G Street: Chris Yoder, Steel Cities Region
H Street: Rob Krider, San Francisco Region
Street Touring® Sport: David Whitener, Texas Region
*Street Touring® Roadster: Daniel McCelvey, Houston Region
Street Touring® Roadster Ladies: Laurie McCelvey, Houston Region
Street Touring® Xtreme: Alex Paraskevas, Oregon Region
Street Touring® Ultra: A.J. Whitaker, Steel Cities Region
Street Touring® Hatch: Aaron Buckley, Central Carolinas Region
Solo Spec Coupe: Kevin Dietz, Northwest Region
Solo Spec Coupe Ladies: Jennifer Bedell, North Carolina Region
*Super Street Prepared: Jeff Wong, Phoenix AZ Solo Region
C Street Prepared: Kevin Henry, Washington DC Region
Super Street Modified: Bob Bundy, Northwest Region
Street Modified FWD: Nick Bradenbaugh, Susquehanna Region
X Prepared: Justin Peachey, Susquehanna Region
*C Prepared: Robert Lewis, Red Hills Region
*E Modified: Jeff Kiesel, Cal Club Region
E Modified Ladies: Shawn Kiesel, Cal Club Region
F Modified: Zak Kiesel, Cal Club Region
Kart Modified: Chuck Lutz, Central Florida Region
Classic American Muscle Sport: David Rock, Arizona Border Region
Classic American Muscle Contemporary: Dave Schotz, Phoeniz AZ Solo Region
Classic American Muscle Traditional: J.J. Mallrich, St. Louis Region
Note: An asterisk denotes those who won their class at the 2022 Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships.
A listing of the Solo National Tour Points can be found here, although this listing is strictly one of raw points and does not take into consideration other qualifying criteria for the overall Points Championship, like minimum event participation during the seasons and attendance at the 2022 Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships.
Photo caption: Will Teller’s drive to a third-place finish in C Street at the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships was the cherry on top of his 2022 SCCA Solo National Tour Points Championship in the class.
Photo by Philip Royle / Staff