Scotty B. White’s Hoosier Super Tour Adventure

You could say a lot about Scotty B. White, though with his famously self-deprecating humor, he’d point out you can’t say anything that he hasn’t already heard. But one thing you could say for certain is that he loves SCCA Road Racing and supports it in any way he can.

That’s especially true for this season’s Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour.

As residents of the Pacific Northwest, the racing season doesn’t really take hold until late spring. But at dinner with a handful of racing buddies, an idea took hold. Why wait?

It was there that Michael McAleenan, Todd Clarke, Randy Johnson, and White, along with driver coach Ed Zabinski, hatched the “super-est” of Super Tour plans – let’s hit them all. That involved a truck heading out of Washington state in January to Sebring, COTA, Road Atlanta, VIR, and Hallett before heading back to the West Coast for Thunderhill and completing the loop at Portland. Add in White’s near miraculous trip to Buttonwillow, and that’s eight of 10 events represented.

“The Hoosier Super Tour is a great deal, and everyone that puts it on is great, and these are all bucket list tracks,” White explained. “I drug my local boys off the couch and said, you don’t have to wait until May to go racing. Let’s get out of here and do some stuff.”

And sure, they’re driving race cars – but what they’re really doing is having fun.

“It’s all the guys that have dinner and give each other a hard time all the time at home,” White said of the goals. “We’re having a great time with this, all helping each other. We’ve got Ed here as the team mom, telling us which way the course goes. It’s really fun.”

And at the end of the day, that’s the name of the game – and exactly what the Hoosier Super Tour was designed to do. Yes, there are points, and yes, a champion is named in each class at the end of the year. But it’s a true tour – it’s designed as a series of one-off, consistent events that hit the best tracks available, so that an SCCA Road Racing driver can hit any of the classics they can make. If that’s only the event or two in their back yard, great. If it’s a trip across the country in a bus with your buddies like racing’s Partridge Family, that’s fantastic too

(editor’s note: we’re pretty sure that’s not what Scotty and friends are doing, but we’re still choosing to picture Ed Zabinski driving a multi-colored bus with Scotty, Todd, Randy, and Michael in the back singing).

Watch This Weekend’s Action Live

You can follow the Portland crew (and all the drivers competing) during the March 10-12, 2023, weekend at the Hoosier Super Tour from Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on, the SCCA YouTube page, or SCCA’s Facebook page. The free live broadcast features coverage from up to 12 cameras around Road Atlanta's sprawling 12-turn, 2.54-mile circuit, with Brian Bielanski and Gregg Ginsberg calling the action all weekend long from Friday afternoon through Sunday’s races.

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