SCCA Updates Match Tour Rules for 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. SCCA has made for changes to the Match Tour format for 2015. You can find the updated rules online.

Match Tours are the latest addition to the Tire Rack SCCA National Solo Series. These events are three events in one package. The event starts off with a Saturday minimum four run Autocross, then a Formula 1 style Knockout Rounds Sunday morning, followed by the final show downs coming together in three different Shootouts.

The Super Shootout takes the Top 8 on index per heat from Saturday. The Knockout Rounds has everyone else take runs on Sunday morning. Each round dwindles competitors down until the top 4 per heat have qualified for the Club Shootout. The ladies are then pulled from those left to set the Ladies Shootout.

Toyo Announces 200TW Rated R1R Tire

CYPRESS, CA –Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announced today that the Toyo Proxes R1R is now eligible for even more racing classes.  The popular extreme performance tire has been reclassified to have a UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grade) treadwear of 200 AA A.  These new tires will be available beginning in January.

The Proxes R1R has proven extremely popular with the Street Touring classes of SCCA, both in the Solo®National Championships and SCCA ProSolo®.  It is designed with a high-grip compound and an autocross-inspired casing design which makes it ideal for the street, slalom courses or on the track.

“The overwhelming demand from the autocross community was a big motivating factor for the reclassification,” said Marc Sanzenbacher, senior manager, Competition Performance Products Division, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “With this change to a 200 treadwear, the Proxes R1R now meets the requirements for several racing groups including SCCA, Goodguys autocross, Optima Challenge, SoCal Challenge, Chump Car, LeMons and classes in Time Attack.”

The Toyo Proxes R1R has an aggressive, arrowhead tread design which also makes it popular for vehicle customization.  It was originally released with a grade of 140 AA A treadwear.  For more information or to find a dealer, visit www.toyotires.com/proxes.