Some say I don't know Jack, well I don't.
There seems to be a lot on his desk though.
Here's a discount. Hurry, offer ends tonight.
From the Desk of Jack Track
Hello Track Fans!
Spring is in the air and that means it is time to get out and play! To get you started we are offering $25 off any Track Night registrations today at TrackNightinAmerica.com. All of our events are open, so get out the ol' calendar and find one that fits your schedule. This coupon expires at midnight, pacific time so donâ€™t put off to tomorrow what you can save money on today!
Coupon Code: SAVE25
Thatâ€™s the Facts,
Do you know Jack ?? Really I don't make this stuff up.
Posted 04-03-2015 04:25 PM
Some say I don't know Jack, well I don't.
Posted 04-08-2015 11:21 AM
The first one in the Atlanta area will be at Atlanta Motorsports Park on Tuesday, April 7. That's about 30 minutes from my house, so I'll be there to help out even though my car is not eligible to run. Maybe it will be a rousing success, maybe it will fall on it's face, but it's something different that MAY appeal to a whole new audience of potential enthusiasts.
As always, YMMV...
How'd it go ?
Posted 04-09-2015 05:34 AM
I attended as an interested spectator (and to get a feel for whether or not Atlanta Region might be interested in pursuing a Bracket Enduro in 2016 - they are) and was pretty impressed with the event. I spent a lot of time talking to program organizers Heyward Wagner and Jon Krolewicz, but the few participants I talked to were pretty enthusiastic about the deal. For a spectator it's about as interesting as watching a Solo event where times aren't posted, but even so there were a ton of people up on the viewing stand taking in the action (plus it's not intended as a spectator event anyway!).
If there was an SCCA info display/booth around somewhere I never saw it (not that I was actively looking for it), so that's something Atlanta Region's crack Marketing department should look into for the future.
All in all, it was a pretty neat event...
Here's a post on another forum from Jon:
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I had 64 total entries (and Heyward has a better count on that than I do), but I would say it depends on your version of "complete civilians." We had 20-23 "never been on a track before" people and most of them hadn't even autocrossed. One guy came out to watch his dad and decided to join in. I would say that it was a lot of, "finally something for me to do with the car I love on a week night other than having it sit outside the local minigolf place."
I wasn't aware of any, "well I have a BMW and my wife and I sometimes go to the jazz bar but wanted to try this instead" people.
There was a lot of, "Big track days and autocross turn me off because of time/weekends/barriers to entry but this is the easy button for getting to drive my car hard." In other words, existing enthusiasts looking for an event that fits their lifestyle.
Former SCCA Director of Club Racing (2012-2014)
Posted 04-09-2015 05:41 AM
Heyward did tell me the pre-entries for tonight's Thunderhill event are pretty low (12, I think) but theirs is a different situation than AMP. Not only is AMP a short drive from major population centers (an hour from downtown Atlanta and less than that from many of the more affluent areas), but they don't have established lapping days programs like Thunderhill does.
Bottom line - I'm not sure the concept works everywhere, but it certainly did for Atlanta Motorsports Park on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
Former SCCA Director of Club Racing (2012-2014)
Posted 04-10-2015 04:25 AM
so, let me get this straight
for CRE i need to listen to this
and for wheel to wheel club racing I need to listen to this - OK I got it
2 x SCCA Runoffs Champ | 1 x NASA National Champ | 6 x June Sprints Champ | 10 x ARRC Champ
1 x SCCA Super Sweep | 2 x Triple Crown | 4 x Hoosier Super Tour Points Champ | 6 x Majors Points Champ | 5 x SEDiv Driver of the Year
Posted 10-26-2015 01:33 PM
2015 Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack With Impressive Results
TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 20, 2015) â€“ The checkered flag has waved over the 2015 SCCA Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack, and the results are very encouraging for the Sports Car Club of Americaâ€™s exploratory program.
From April to September in 2015, almost 4,200 thrill seekers ventured to nearly 90 events at more than 15 challenging race circuits around the United States to grab 500 on-track hours thanks to SCCA Track Night in America. More than 40 percent of participants registered as â€œNoviceâ€ for racetrack activities, and more than 60 percent were not members of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).
Of the people that rolled on track for an evening, 44 percent were 35 years old or younger. Another 24 percent were between 36 and 50 years old, and 32 percent were above 51 years old. Overall, 95 percent of drivers were male.
As for vehicles, more than 50 different makes appeared at Track Night in America, including: Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lotus, McLaren, Maserati, MG, Tesla, Lamborghini and Austin-Healey. Of the nearly 3,700 different cars used during events, Mazdas and BMWs were seen most (13 percent each), followed by Chevrolets and Fords (11 percent each). Next were Porsches, Hondas and Subarus (7 percent each), with VWs and Scions (2 percent each) rounding out the top manufacturers utilized for Track Night festivities.
Dreamed up as an easy and inexpensive way for anyone who loves cars or motorsports to get on a real racecourse in their own vehicle, Track Night participants only needed to be at least 18 years old with a valid driverâ€™s license and have access to a racing helmet and street car in good working condition. No previous on-track experience or SCCA membership was required to join in the fun. Entrants were divided into Novice, Intermediate or Advanced groups so on-track activities remained fun for all. The cost was never greater than $150 per entrant and granted three 20-minute sessions on track, as well as feedback from SCCA driver coaches on site.
Heyward Wagner, SCCA Director of Experiential Programs, was charged with bringing the Track Night program to life. He said the primary mission was to create a fun, safe track activity that flung open the gates of racing facilities and gave everyday people an inexpensive way to get on a real racecourse in their everyday cars. And it appears that goal was met and exceeded.
â€œThe feedback we received this year was overwhelmingly positive from the thousands of adventurous souls that came out to play at SCCA Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack,â€ Wagner said. â€œWe simply canâ€™t thank enough all the racetracks that worked with us to make the program possible, as well as the essential support from Tire Rack, Grassroots Motorsports and the FIA Sport Grant Programme.â€
Lisa Noble, SCCA President and CEO, echoed Wagnerâ€™s thoughts on the new programâ€™s success.
â€œTrack Night in America is an ambitious, innovative program for the Sports Car Club of America, and the Experiential Programs Department expertly delivered on the challenge,â€ Noble said. â€œA lot of thanks goes to SCCA members around the country that came forward to help with events in their Regions. Without their assistance, this program would not have been possible.â€
â€œThe SCCA is always looking for ways to share with others our passion for having fun with cars, and Track Night in America is a prized piece of the puzzle that accomplishes this mission,â€ Noble continued. â€œWeâ€™ll sit down over the next few weeks for a careful review of this yearâ€™s activities to better understand what weâ€™ve learned, how we can do better, and how we can help build our Regionsâ€™ membership and programs through growing this new base of enthusiasts.â€
The Sports Car Club of America, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 65,000-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. It annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 115 Regions and professional subsidiary. More information about SCCA Track Night in America can be found at the Track Night in America press page, in the Track Night in America media kit, or at www.TrackNightInAmerica.com.
Posted 02-21-2017 01:47 PM
SCCA Members Month Slashes Prices on Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack
SCCA Members and Non-Members Benefit from Special Deal in March
Topeka, Kan. (Feb. 21, 2017) -- As if there arenâ€™t enough perks to being a Sports Car Club of AmericaÂ® member, the team at Track Night in AmericaÂ® Driven by Tire Rack have added another benefit with creation of Track Night in America SCCAÂ® Members Month, made possible with help from Tire Rack and Mazda.
Members of the SCCA who register in March for one of nearly 20 Track Night events planned around the U.S. during April can do so for the low, low price of $50. Thatâ€™s $100 off the normal entry for Track Night in America and includes a full hour of on-track fun at some amazing circuits around the country.
Not a member of the SCCA? Not a problem. For only $100, non-members signing up in March for April dates get an entry to Track Night in America AND a one-year membership to the Club. Heyward Wagner, SCCAâ€™s Director of Experiential Programs, said thatâ€™s a savings of over $120 and comes with a subscription to SportsCarÂ® magazine, eligibility for all Club participation licenses, an SCCA car decal, insurance benefits, and discounts on Club merchandise and other products and services.
Because of this amazing discount, April Track Night events will likely sellout quick after the March 1 opening of registration. An April schedule of events with specific dates for venues can be viewed at https://www.tracknig...rica.com/events. Those interested should plan to reserve their spots early for Track Night venues that include: Californiaâ€™s Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, and Willow Springs International Raceway just north of Los Angeles; Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Connecticut; Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida; Georgiaâ€™s Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale and Road Atlanta in Braselton; NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana; New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville; Portland International Raceway in Oregon; Pennsylvaniaâ€™s Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum and Pocono Raceway in Long Pond; Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina; Texasâ€™ Harris Hill Raceway in San Marcos and Motorsports Ranch in Cresson; Memphis International Raceway in Millington, Tennessee; Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix; and Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas.
Matt Edmonds, Vice President of Tire Rack, is excited about his companyâ€™s role in inviting SCCA members to Track Night events. â€œTrack Night has done a remarkable job welcoming new participants to motorsports and itâ€™s great to be part of an opportunity now for existing SCCA members to come have fun at an event,â€ Edmonds said. "Members will certainly be excited after their experience, and we hope they help spread the word to potential new members about fun to be had with cars at Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack.â€
David Cook, Manager of Mazda Motorsports Business Development, believes SCCA has revolutionized the track day experience through Track Night in America. â€œLike any sport, first-timers in motorsport should receive coaching or training to get the most out of the experience,â€ noted Cook. â€œSCCA provides the experience to ensure Track Night drivers learn and have fun.â€
Track Night in America is a non-competitive, no-stress, entertaining, easy and inexpensive way for nearly anyone who loves cars or motorsports to get on a real racecourse in their own vehicle during weeknights. All that is required is that participants be at least 18 years old with a valid driverâ€™s license and have access to a helmet and street car in good working condition.
No previous on-track experience or SCCA membership is required to join in the fun. Drivers participate in the Advanced, Intermediate or KONI Novice Experience group so on-track activities remain fun for all, and everyone gets three 20-minute sessions on course -- as well as feedback from SCCA driver coaches on site. Admission is free for people who just want to stop by and watch the fun, and leisurely circuit parade laps are provided for all Track Night in America guests.
More information about SCCA Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack can be found at www.TrackNightInAmerica.com. Additional press releases can be found at the Track Night in America press page; and FAQ, logo and photos located online at the Track Night in America media kit.
Posted 06-01-2017 02:20 PM
Mazda Motorsports Helps You Prepare for SCCAâ€™s Track Night in America
Part 2 of a series of Track Night in America videos: Andrew Carbonell and Liam Dwyer, Mazda factory drivers and teammates in the No. 26 Mazda MX-5, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, share what you need to know to have a great time taking your road car to a race track near you.
Part 1: Mazda Motorsports Partners with Track Night in America
Track Night in America (TNiA) allows you to bring your road car to a race track near you. Youâ€™ll have fun learning track etiquette and how to drive safely on a race track. TNiA offers novice, intermediate, and advanced run groups, so you can always find the right group for your experience level. By participating in one TNiA event in a Mazda, youâ€™re eligible to join the Mazda Motorsports Team Support Program, which offers significant discounts on stock and competition racing parts, technical support and more.
Mazda Motorsports and SCCA will release more videos in this series to help motorsport enthusiasts learn more about the opportunities to safely build on the experience at Track Night in America. Video two:
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