SCCA announces new program for beginner solo drivers

The Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line school is a partnership between the Sports Car Club of America and The Evolution Performance Driving School to give automotive enthusiast a professional, all-inclusive entry into the sport ofautocross. In addition to a full day of instruction, participants will receive an SCCA membership, entries for future events, subscriptions to SportsCar and Grassroots Motorsports Magazines and a Snell approved motorsports helmet. The full day school will introduce key concepts applicable to all forms of motorsports and allow you to develop these skills while working with professional performance driving instructors. If you are looking for motorsports competition or just a great way to enjoy the capabilities of your car, The Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line is your complete motorsports starter kit. Here’s a complete list of what comes with your Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line package:

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GoPro Named Official Camera of SCCA

Topeka, Kan. (Sept. 22, 2012) – GoPro, the world’s most versatile camera, and Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) today are proud to announce a multi-year partnership that names GoPro the Official Camera of SCCA through 2014. The partnership provides two very distinct paths for SCCA members to get their hands on a GoPro camera: during on-track competition and through social media.

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Kestrel Racing Founder Receives Top Honors at NCR Awards Banquet!

Raleigh, NC (NCR SCCA) –  Jeff Eng received the 2011 NCR SCCA Member of the Year Award for his dedicated service to the club at the annual awards banquet in Raleigh, NC.

Jeff founded Kestrel Racing in 2006 and recently redesigned the NCR SCCA web site, provided t-shirt designs and logos for the club racing program. He has been the Timing and Scoring Chief for the NCR SCCA Solo program since 2002 and actively competes in Solo events throughout the southeast.

National Series Introduces Street Tire Stock Classes

The Tire Rack SCCA National Solo Series and the Solo Events Board have announced the addition of several supplemental classes for the 2012 season. These classes, dubbed “Road Tire” or RT, are designed to give competitors who wish to compete within the Stock Category rule set, but do so on traditional street tires, a place to play. The classes will follow the existing Stock class rules, but limit the tire options to those with a 140 or higher tread wear rating.

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Evolution Super Shootout Announced for 2012 Season

The Evolution Performance Driving School, the number one name in driver’s education since 1993 is set to debut a new solo event format for 2012, the Evolution Super Shootout. This two-day event is a hybrid between SCCA’s National Tour and Pro Solo formats, and takes a portion of each entry and places it into a prize fund to be distributed to the top 10% of the Sunday Super Shootout winners. This format has Howard Duncan VP SCCA Rally/Solo very excited about the possibilities, and we at Evolution look at this as a great opportunity to build the sport, by providing this stepping stone to SCCA National Level Solo.

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Kestrel Racing Sweeps Team Competition — Wins Cape Fear Cup!

Wilmington, NC (Kestrel Racing) – Kestrel Racing with its ninth team win to claim its 2nd team autocross championship during the Riverview Grand Prix autocross at the Cape Fear Community College – Downtown Campus. Kestrel Racing beat rival AutoSource Racing by over 1.5 seconds to sweep the series.

Kestrel Racing driver Ken Porteous clinched FTPAX in his 07 Mini Cooper S while team captain Jeff Eng finished second in his 00 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS. Special thanks to Vern Geddings, Dave Jenkins, and Richard Franklin for their class wins and also contributing to the team win.

Kestrel Racing becomes the first team to sweep a season-long series and to win two championship titles in the 3 year old series.

Kestrel Racing Team Members Wins Top Regional Awards

Raleigh, NC (NCR SCCA) – Jacob Lokken earned the top 2008 NCR SCCA Solo Driver of the Year award for his outstanding performance in 2008 driving his Subaru Impreza STi to a class championship in Street Modified and Richard Franklin earned the 2008 NCR SCCA Club Racing — Rookie Driver of the Year in Regional Racing award driving his Formula Continental in solo, time trials, hill climbs and club racing events.