SCCA members Make Their Mark on One Lap of America

While it’s not an SCCA® event, you wouldn’t know it by the entry list. From the number of Club members who entered this year’s Tire Rack One Lap of America to the fact that an SCCA member was part of the overall winning team, this year’s One Lap was one to remember. And now you can experience it, too, thanks to a series of videos featuring the Club Spec Mustang assembled by SCCA’s own Senior Director of Rally/Solo and Experiential Programs Heyward Wagner – another SCCA member who participated in the event.

Before we get to the Club Spec Mustang videos, let’s peek at the competition. Of the 20 winning entrants spanning the event’s 10 classes, 14 were current or recent members of the Sports Car Club of America. Of those, the team that took the SGT1 BB class (and overall) win included West Texas Region member, National Championship Runoffs® podium finisher, and multi-time Solo® National Champion Dave Ogburn III. Another of SCCA’s heavy hitters came in the SGT2 BB class, where the winning team included Central Florida Region member Randy Pobst, who is also a multi-time winner of professional racing series, the Runoffs, and the Solo National Championships, as well as an SCCA Hall of Fame member.

Step beyond those top spots and you’ll find many more SCCA members, including the likes of David Marcus, Julian Garfield, Tom O’Gorman, Salil Shukla, Chris Mayfield, DJ Alessandrini, Brian Peters, John Hogan, Andy Hollis, Tom Suddard, and more, along with Wagner and his co-driver Eric Sienkiewicz. Wagner and Sienkiewicz represented the bulk of the 77 entrants in One Lap – a couple friends looking for a good time. But for them, it was also the ultimate torture test for a car and class SCCA launched in 2023.

“When SCCA launched Club Spec last year, we said NC Miatas and S197 Mustangs built to this ruleset would be great at everything – and we wanted to prove it,” said Wagner. “Eric and I entered One Lap to put the Club Spec Mustang to the test. The fact that we completed a 4,000-mile trek across the country in roughly one week, hitting six tracks, two skid pads, and an autocross along the way, with the car never so much as having an issue, is a testament to the do-all-the-things Club Spec philosophy.”

Wagner created eight videos that logged his and Eric’s adventures from One Lap’s kickoff at Tire Rack’s headquarters in South Bend, IN, out to Colorado, back through Kentucky, then returning to Tire Rack, all in eight days.

The video below starts you at the end of that One Lap journey, then follow this link for the entire playlist.

Have adventures of your own by building a Club Spec car and competing in Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tours Powered by Hagerty weekends, Track Days, Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack events, and SCCA Autocrosses across the nation.

Photo by Heyward Wagner