Solo: Contingency programs for Solo Nationals announced

Contingency Programs for 2010 Solo Nationals Released TOPEKA, Kan. (July 23, 2010) -- With the Tire Rack0x00ae SCCA Solo National Championships at the Lincoln (Neb.) Airpark, just around the corner, Sports Car Club of America has released a full...

Contingency Programs for 2010 Solo Nationals Released

TOPEKA, Kan. (July 23, 2010) -- With the Tire Rack0x00ae SCCA Solo National Championships at the Lincoln (Neb.) Airpark, just around the corner, Sports Car Club of America has released a full line-up of contingency sponsors to support participants.

More than $780,360 in cash and prizes is up for grabs at the Championship event, held Sept. 7-10.

Four automobile manufacturers have put together programs that reward top finishers in the National Championship event. All offer cash prizes for competitors who run their cars, led by Volkswagen, who pays $1,000 for each National Champion in a VW, and $500 and $250, respectively, for the other podium positions. Mazda ($800/$400/$200) and Honda ($500/$300/$100) each pay out prizes for podium finishers, while Toyota matches Volkswagen's payout to a National Champion.

Six tire manufacturers are participating in the Nationals program. Bridgestone, Toyo and Yokohama are each supporting the Street Touring0x00ae Category with cash prizes for the top three finishers in class. The Bridgestone program offers $2,000 for a National Championship, with a $1,000 prize to runners-up and $500 for third place. Toyo and Yokohama offer identical $1,000 prizes to winners, with $750 going to second place and $500 to third place finishers.

Hoosier, Kumho and Hankook each offer product prizes for the classes they support. Hoosier and Kuhmo offer four tires to those who win on their products, two for a second-place finish, and one free tire to third place. Hankook offers a similar program to A Stock competitors, offering $450 in product credit for a win, progressing to $300 and $225 for the other podium positions.

Competitors can also earn cash and merchandise based on the mechanical workings of their cars at the Solo National Championship. AST Suspension offers a $1000 product credit to qualifying cars who win, with $250 for a runner-up and $100 credit for fifth-place finishers. Quaife USA offers product certificates toward a limited slip differential for first, third and fifth-place finishers and two raffles during the Championship for additional certificates. Competition Clutch is presenting cash awards of $200 and $150 to the top two places in each of their eligible classes.

Race-Keeper and Race Technology USA each support competitors with their video and data acquisition packages. Race-Keeper offers cash and product certificates for podium finishers ($250 for the winner, $150 product credit for a podium) who participate in the program with their video/data logger systems. Race Technology USA offers significant discounts on the DL1, DL2 or AX22 system and accessories for top three finishers in all classes who choose to participate.

Grassroots Motorsports Magazine and iRacing.com also support the Solo community with contingency programs. Grassroots Motorsports Magazine offers a $100 prize to current subscribers who win and compete with the magazine's decals on the car. SCCA's Official Racing Simulation, iRacing.com offers a free year's subscription for a win, and either a credit or a free one-month subscription for a podium finish.

For more information on these contingency programs and how to register to participate, visit www.scca.com/contingencies.aspx?hub=3&cid=13. Drivers must register for contingency programs prior to competing. Program descriptions should be read carefully to ensure all requirements are met. Failure to meet any listed requirements will result in forfeiting of awards.

-source: scca

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