Circuit of The Americas Added to Hoosier SCCA Super Tour 2017 Schedule
TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 28, 2016) -- The Sports Car Club of America announced today the addition of Circuit of The Americas (COTA) to the 2017 Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour. The event in Austin, Texas will take place March 24-26 and expands the 2017 Hoosier Super Tour calendar to 11 events, 22 races in all, running from January to June.
This will be the return of SCCA competition to COTA for the first time in four years. Each stop on the Hoosier Super Tour will include two races over the course of a weekend. The addition of COTA is the final component of the 2017 Hoosier Super Tour calendar.
2017 Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour Schedule of Events:
- January 13-15: Sebring International Raceway
(Southeast Conference; Central Florida Region)
- March 4-5: NOLA Motorsports Park
(Southeast Conference/Southern Conference; Southwest Division)
- March 11-12: Willow Springs International Raceway
(Western Conference; Cal Club Region)
- March 24-26: Circuit of the Americas
(Southern Conference; Lone Star Region/Southwest Division)
- April 8-9: Hallett Motor Racing Circuit
(Mid-States Conference/Southern Conference; Ark Valley Race Group)
- April 14-16: VIRginia International Raceway
(Northeast Conference/Southeast Conference; North Carolina Region)
- April 28-30: Buttonwillow Raceway Park
(Western Conference; Cal Club Region)
- May 19-21: Portland International Raceway
(Western Conference; Oregon Region)
- June 2-4: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
(Northern Conference; Ohio Valley Region)
- June 16-18: Road America - June Sprints
(Northern Conference; Chicago Region)
- June 23-25: Watkins Glen International
(Northeast Conference, Finger Lakes Region)
The Hoosier Super Tour is part of SCCA U.S. Majors Tour competition. Hoosier Super Tour venues were selected based on various attributes. Some have decades of history with a record book featuring the biggest names in all of motorsport. Other sites are top â€œproâ€ tracks offering the best quality racing surface and amenities. And certain tracks were selected because they are the best â€œclubâ€ courses in the country, where challenging layouts are matched with warm hospitality and a â€œfamily feelâ€ to the paddock area.
Beyond the venues, the Hoosier Super Tour offers a heightened experience for both competitors and racing fans. Race weekends include segmented timing and scoring, a service simply unavailable at other amateur motorsports events. The series will also have a dedicated â€œSuper Tour Radio presented by Hoosier Racing Tireâ€ team of announcers capable of providing consistent insight and entertainment heard at tracks or online at SCCA.com.
Dedicated staffing with a series race director, administrator and technical inspector working in conjunction with local event personnel is an additional feature of the Hoosier Super Tour. Up to three static cameras will broadcast races live online at SCCA.com, and onsite SCCA public relations staff will provide weekend media coverage. Hoosier Super Tour dates will also have enhanced weekend social activities.
The Hoosier Super Tour supplants what was previously the Nationwide Points Championship. The point structure will remain the same, but the best six Hoosier Super Tour races, plus the Runoffs finish, go toward deciding class champions. Point totals for the Hoosier Super Tour will be managed by SCCA national office staff through SCCA.com.
Drivers competing in the U.S. Majors Tour or Hoosier Super Tour should apply online for Series Registration at MotorsportReg.com. Those paying the $50 Series Registration fee can reserve a single or two-digit number in a Conference of their choosing with payment deferred until January 1, 2017. The same number can also be reserved in other Conferences for an additional $25 per Conference. A Series Registration fee of $100 allows drivers to register a three-digit number, with the leading digit required to be â€œ1,â€ for all Conferences.
Only SCCA Full Competition and SCCA Pro Racing License holders may register for the U.S. Majors Tour or Hoosier Super Tour series. Series Registration allows drivers to prepare number graphics for their cars that will be good for the season. Registered participants also receive a special Hoosier SCCA Super Tour hard card and series decals for car placement prior to events. Where available, Series Registration also provides access to a special registration line for express registration and tech. Additionally, a $25 coupon will be supplied to registrants for merchandise at www.sccagear.com.
Reserved numbers will be honored until two weeks prior to an event. In-Conference reserved numbers will be given priority over out-of-conference reserved numbers for event registration. In the case of a dual-conference event, any duplicate reserved number requests will be resolved by earliest event registration. The word â€œreservedâ€ does not mean â€œpermanent.â€ If class run groups for any event differ from a norm, then number assignments for that event will give preference to the in-conference drivers who register first, then further duplicate requests will be resolved by earliest event registration. The reserved number program does not apply to the SCCA Runoffs.
Both the U.S. Majors Tour and Hoosier Super Tour serve as paths to the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs with race days being Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Sports Car Club of America, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 67,000-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, the SCCA annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 115 Regions and professional subsidiary. Much of the SCCAâ€™s activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Chevrolet, the Official Truck of the SCCA; Garmin VIRB, the Official Camera of SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Mobil 1, the Official Oil of SCCA; SafeRacer, the Official Safety Provider of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; and Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA. To learn more, please visit www.scca.com.