Announced: ’23 Solo Nats Run/Work Order

If you haven’t already registered for the 2023 Tire Rack SCCA® Solo National Championships being held Sept. 5-8 at Nebraska’s Lincoln Airpark, the bad news is that it’s too late to sign up because the event sold out all 1,300 spots within hours of registration opening in June. If you’re one of the lucky ones – or if you’re simply coming to Lincoln to witness the awesomeness that is the 50th Solo Nats Homecoming celebration – here’s some information you’ll need to know: the run/work order for the Solo Nationals has been announced.

Organizing a competition event that takes place over four days with 1,300 drivers tackling two courses is a complex undertaking. With more than 70 classes on tap, entry counts need to be examined closely with Open and Ladies classes appropriately paired to ensure everyone can run without a scramble to prep cars. The run orders are also organized to minimize potential delays from impacting the overall event.

Meanwhile – and understandably – many of the 1,300 autocrossers entered in the event are anxiously awaiting the run/work group announcement in order to book travel plans and request time off from work.

“Creating the run/work order for the Solo National Championships is a complicated process that cannot even begin until we pass the event entry cancellation date of Aug. 2,” explains SCCA’s Director of Rally/Solo Rick Myers. “Once we have a solid understanding of per-class entry counts, we can then begin the process. My thanks goes to Tracy Lewis and Karen Babb for working tirelessly to organize this information so quickly, allowing enough time for those who will be competing to make their travel plans to Nebraska.”

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 Solo Nats Run/Work Order

A Week of Fun and Celebrations

There’s a lot going on at the 2023 Solo National Championships celebrating this year’s 50th Homecoming event.

The celebration begins the evening of Monday, Sept. 4, with a Homecoming Welcome Party in the Tire Rack Event Center (TREC) tent. This evening will celebrate the 50th Solo Nats through recognition of the 100 Percenters, Silver Circle members, select SCCA Hall of Famers, and other notable members of the Solo community – plus more, like perhaps a paddock parade to the TREC.

Tuesday brings a special dinner and more, taking place at the Fire Fighters Reception Hall and then proceeding to the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. Certain tickets for this one are still available.

Wednesday, Sept. 6, brings a celebration of 50 years of champions. Everyone is invited to the TREC for free dinner, beverages, and a celebration of the present and past. We’ll recognize the day’s successes on the East and West Courses, as well as achievements over the prior 50 years. Winners of this year’s Driver of Eminence, Solo Cup, and more will be announced, along with other notable recognitions.

Wednesday evening also brings the Sunset Toast – an opportunity to honor those we’ve lost along the way. Meet us between the East and West Courses at sunset for this heartfelt gathering.

Friday evening, Sept. 8, marks the end of competition, but the party’s not over, as the “One for the Road” gathering sends off the 50th Solo Nationals in style with more awards and recognitions.

The rest of the evenings? Stroll the paddock and make friends at the now famous paddock parties.

Photo by Rupert Berrington