Chuckwalla Valley Majors, March 21-22
Posted 03-19-2015 04:12 PM
March 20-22, 2015
Southeastern Conference SCCA U.S. Majors Tour, Rounds Seven and Eight
Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga.
Western Conference SCCA U.S. Majors Tour, Rounds Three and Four
Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, Desert Center, Calif.
Reece White, SCCA Marketing/Communications Senior Manager, (831) 383-9426, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Berg, SCCA PR Coordinator, (913) 317-6966, email@example.com
U.S. Majors Tour Southeastern Conference – Rounds Seven and Eight of 12
12-turn, 2.54-mile Permanent road course
U.S. Majors Tour Western Conference – Rounds Three and Four of 12
Chuckwalla Valley Raceway
17-turn, 2.68-mile Permanent road course
Eight Race Groups
Friday, March 20: One 25-minute qualifying session in the morning, and one 15-minute qualifying session in the afternoon starting at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).
Saturday, March 21: One 10-minute qualifying session, starting at 8:00 a.m. (EDT)
Seven Race Groups
Saturday, March 21: One 15-minute session, starting at 9:20 a.m. (PDT).
U.S. Majors Tour Races:
Eight Race Groups
Saturday, March 21: 25 minutes, beginning at 10:30 a.m. (EDT)
Sunday, Jan. 18: 20 laps or 40 minutes, whichever comes first, beginning at 8:15 a.m. (EDT)
Seven Race Groups
Saturday, Jan. 17: 30 minutes, beginning at 1:05 p.m. (PST)
Sunday, Jan. 18: 20 laps or 45 minutes, beginning at 9:05 a.m. (PST)
Live Timing and Audio:
Live Timing & Scoring, lap notes and a feed from the PA Audio via the SCCA® Pit Board are available for all sessions through www.scca.com/sccalive.
Entry lists, full event schedules, and more information is available at www.sccamajors.com.
Storylines/Things To Watch For
Major League: In September 2012, the Sports Car Club of America rolled out the U.S. Majors Tour as the top level of amateur racing in this country. The Majors Tour replaces what was previously called "National" SCCA racing, split into a season-long championship in five geographic Conferences. Road Atlanta shares a long history with SCCA competition, including playing host to the National Championship Runoffs for many years. As for Chuckwalla, this will be the first time the Majors Tour visits the country club-style venue.
SCCA Club Racers – The Best in the Country: There are many amateur road racing groups in the United States, but the clear leader of top drivers is with the SCCA. Though most are weekend warriors who take vacations from their full-time jobs to attend races, it's a craft taken seriously. Bobby Rahal, Mark Donohue, Roger Penske, Michael Andretti, and actor/driver Paul Newman got their start in SCCA Club Racing. More recently, you could have seen current stars Boris Said, Graham Rahal, Sam Hornish or J.R. Hildebrand at an SCCA Club Racing event.
Formula 1000 Showdown: At Road Atlanta, 11 Formula 1000 cars will be featured in their own class during both days of competition. The field will be performing a traditional rolling start on Saturday, while Sunday's race will start with a European-style standing start. Think mini Formula One cars!
Large Fields at Road Atlanta: Large grids will be the name of the game at Road Atlanta. Six of eight race groups will feature more than 30 cars, including everything from traditional Formula Vees to fire-breathing GT-1s. Formula F, on its own, will account for 17 of those entries.
First Crack at Chuckwalla: This will be the maiden voyage that the Majors Tour makes to the membership-driven facility. Racers will be gunning to get their names in the history books by setting new track records for Majors competition, not to mention become the first winner of a Majors race in the circuit's history. Don't miss this opportunity to catch some of the best amateur racers from the West Coast.
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