After braving blizzards and flooding for a race in Southern California (we were as shocked as you!), the Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour is ready for its fourth stop of the season – this time at an East Coast favorite: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA, on March 10-12.
Road Atlanta is, of course, one of the classic road courses in the United States and holds an illustrious SCCA history. The SCCA National Championship Runoffs was held at the track from 1970 through 1993 – the most appearances of the Runoffs at any one track. Furthermore, the Atlanta area remains a hotbed of road racing, with its season capped by IMSA’s Petit Le Mans endurance race.
In other words, this Hoosier Super Tour is a race weekend you won’t want to miss.
Race Weekend Schedule
The Hoosier Super Tour at Road Atlanta features eight race groups for all 27 classes on the schedule. Friday features 25-minute qualifying sessions in the morning for all eight groups, with Groups 1-5 enjoying an afternoon qualifying as well. Groups 6-8 will get their second qualifying on Saturday morning, before a tremendous run of eight 25-minute races.
Sunday is even more action packed. All eight groups will race again, with race lengths set for 19 laps around the 2.54-mile track.
Races to Watch
There’s a lot of exciting races in the works. Spec Miata, which makes up Group 4 on the schedule, has the most entries at press time with 44, while Spec Racer Ford Gen3 is not far behind with 39.
If speed and thunder are your thing, Road Atlanta’s long straights will be a fantastic opportunity to show it off. That’s further evidenced by the seven GT-1 drivers on the entry list, which includes multi-time SCCA National Champ Tony Ave. There are also 10 total cars between the uber quick Formula Atlantic, Prototype 1, and Prototype 2 classes.
On top of this, East Coast racers will get their first look at SCCA’s new Hoosier Super Tour Bravo trailer, hauling equipment across the country to support the nationwide series.
Witness The Action
Road Atlanta is a great place to watch road racing, with a variety of vantage points that are unmatched in road racing. Visit roadatlanta.com/scca for information on ticket prices, but note that SCCA members, retired military (including family), and active military (including family) will be admitted free of charge with appropriate identification.
For those who can’t get to Braselton for the event, a secondary option for following the action is the new Hoosier Super Tour enhanced video and audio coverage. The familiar voices of motorsports commentators Gregg Ginsberg and Brian Bielanski will be calling the play-by-play action, and DriversEye Live will be producing the live video broadcast featuring up to 12 cameras – plus in-car video where possible.
Watching the multi-camera broadcast online is a breeze. Coverage will be streamed live via the SCCA YouTube channel and SCCA Facebook page. Post-race video interviews with many winners from Saturday, and Sunday victory podium celebration videos, will be viewable at the SCCA Road Racing Facebook page.
As usual, live Timing and Scoring will also be available throughout the weekend at www.scca.com/live. On-demand viewing of the action from Road Atlanta will be made available after the event.
Photo by Jeff Loewe