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:

Full Day of Evolution Performance Driving School Instruction: The Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line curriculum has been developed and is taught by professional driving instructors from the Evolution Performance Driving School. Founded in 1993, Evolution has helped thousands of autocrossers develop skills, reach goals and improve themselves as drivers. Evolution instructors are not only accomplished autocrossers, they also share a true passion for helping students become more confident and capable behind the wheel. (School value: $250)

SCCA Membership: Your SCCA membership gains you access to thousands of motorsports events across the country. In addition to Autocross, SCCA members also participate in Road Course, Rally and Rallycross events. SCCA members also serve as volunteer course workers and emergency response personnel for Road Races, ranging from driver’s schools to Formula One. Your membership is more than access, however. An SCCA membership carries the premier event insurance coverage of any motorsports organization. The excess accident policy for SCCA participants will cover a member’s deductible, co-pay and excess medical costs up to $1M. Incidents resulting in injury are very rare, particularly at Autocross events, but the SCCA insurance policy is there should you ever need it. (Membership value: $85)

Helmet: Helmets are required for autocross and SCCA requires a Snell rating of 2000 or newer. By including a brand new SA2010 helmet, the Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line school lets you skip the discomfort of a loaner and start sweating up your very own right off the bat. While the Motorcycle (M rating) helmets are also allowed, the helmet provided is a motorsports approved helmet (SA) so that you may use it to enjoy a wider variety of driving events. (Helmet value: $175)

Regional Event Entry: Your Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line school is being hosted by a local SCCA region and as a thank you for attending, that region is extending an entry into one of their events. Terms and conditions may vary region to region, but this is a great way for you to get out to a local event and see what it is all about. (Local Event Entry Value: $25-$45)

National Series Event Entry: The Tire Rack SCCA National Series is a 20 event program that includes National Tour and ProSolo Events as well as the National Championship Event. As part of your Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line Package you will receive a free entry into your choice of one of these events. National Tours are two day autocrosses featuring 3 runs per day on big, fun, fast courses. ProSolo events combine the challenge of Autocross with the skill and thrill of Drag Racing. These events pit driver versus driver on mirror image courses with a Christmas Tree start. The National Championship event is the world’s largest autocross, bringing 1200 drivers to Lincoln Nebraska for a week of competition, community and camaraderie. (National Event Entry Value: $100-$150)

Magazine Subscriptions: All SCCA members receive a subscription toSportsCar magazine as part of their membership. SportsCar is a great resource for SCCA event coverage, club news, pro tips and how-tos as well as the latest in race products and services. In addition to SportCar, Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line participants will also receive a Grassroots Motorsports subscription. Grassroots Motorsports is a great resource for the hands on motorsports enthusiast with lots of do-it-yourself tips and solutions, project cars, budget minded events, and coverage of a wide range of motorsports events. Magazine Subscription Value ($40)

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