SCCA and BFGoodrich Tires Announce Formation of Club Racing Super Tour
TOPEKA, Kan. (January 20, 2011) -- On the heels of the announcement naming BFGoodrich Tires the Official Street Tire of Sports Car Club of America, the two companies announced the formation of the new BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Super Tour -- bringing some of the feel and prestige of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs to key events across the country.
As part of the Super Tour, SCCA and BFGoodrich Tires will embark on a number of marketing, promotional and ceremonial initiatives to elevate the stature of the select events, making each the "can't miss" event of the season in that Division. The Super Tour will consist of six SafeRacer National Racing Series events in 2011, expanding to nine in 2012 -- one in each SCCA Division.
"With the support of our new partner BFGoodrich Tires, we are able to create something that has been missing within the Club Racing program -- a defined top-level collection of events not unlike the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour," SCCA President & CEO Jeff Dahnert said. "We're now able to provide many of the things found at the Runoffs -- Victory circle celebrations, Live Timing & Scoring and lap notes, special victory lap celebrations, door prizes, parties and more -- at some of the top events across the country."
Unlike the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour, in which a travelling operations staff conducts the events separate from the Regional and Divisional schedules, the SCCA Super Tour will be a cooperative effort between SCCA's National office and the host Regions. The Regions will continue to run all event operations, while the National organization will provide additional marketing, PR, promotional and ceremonial support.
The inaugural BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Super Tour season of 2011 will consist of the following events:
Southwest Super Tour: March 6, Texas World Speedway, Lone Star Region
Midwest Super Tour: April 3, Hallett Raceway, Arkansas Valley Race Group
Southeast Super Tour: April 17, VIRginia International Raceway, North Carolina Region
Sopac Super Tour: May 1, Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Cal Club Region
Great Lakes Super Tour: June 12, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Ohio Valley Region
Rocky Mountain Super Tour: July 3, High Plains Raceway, Colorado Region
In the doubleheader events at TWS, VIR, Buttonwillow, Mid-Ohio and High Plains, the second race will be designated as the Super Tour event and Super Sweep qualifier.
BFGoodrich Tires will announce a prize package to top point scorers over the course of the Super Tour at a later date.