Mazda racers looking for a SCCA national points championship will need to race several Super Tour events
Mazda racers seeking to follow in the footsteps of Matthew Reynolds (E Production), Ken Kannard (F Production), Michael Kamalian (GT-Lite), Elliot Finlayson (Formula Enterprises), Spencer Brockman (Formula Atlantic), Brad Yake (Formula Mazda), Jim Drago (Spec Miata), Luis Rivera (STU) and Don Knowles (Touring 4) as Hoosier Super Tour champions now have the dates to put on their calendars.
Sports Car Club of America has unveiled the 10-events that make up the 2018 Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour, these are featured dates within the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour schedule. Each venue will host two Hoosier Super Tour races over the course of a weekend.
“The Hoosier Super Tour is back again in 2018 traveling across the country to several challenging, top-tier racetracks,” says Deanna Flanagan, SCCA’s Road Racing Director. “The series was very well received by Club drivers in its inaugural season and we anticipate another year of thrilling competition, as well as great parties that bring everyone together to celebrate the SCCA lifestyle.”
Hoosier Super Tour venues were selected based on various attributes. Some have decades of history with record books featuring the biggest names in all of motorsport. Other sites are top “pro” tracks offering the best quality racing surface and amenities. And certain tracks were selected because they are the best “club” courses in the country, where challenging layouts are matched with warm hospitality and a family feel to the paddock area.
Beyond the venues, the Hoosier Super Tour offers a heightened experience for both competitors and racing fans. Race weekends include segmented timing and scoring, a service simply unavailable at other amateur motorsports events. The series also boasts a dedicated “Super Tour Radio presented by Hoosier Racing Tire” team of announcers capable of providing consistent insight and entertainment heard at tracks or online at SCCA.com.
Dedicated staffing with a series race director, administrator and technical inspector working in conjunction with local event personnel is an additional feature of the Hoosier Super Tour. Up to two static cameras broadcast races live online at SCCA.com, and onsite SCCA public relations staff provide weekend media coverage. Hoosier Super Tour dates also have enhanced weekend social activities.
The Hoosier Super Tour supplants what was previously the Nationwide Point Championship. The point structure remains the same, but the best six Hoosier Super Tour races, plus a Runoffs finish, go toward deciding class champions.
2018 Hoosier Super Tour Schedule (subject to change)
January 12-14: Sebring International Raceway; Sebring, Fla.
February 2-4: Circuit of the Americas; Austin, Texas
March 3-4: NOLA Motorsports Park; Avondale, La.
April 7-8: Hallett Motor Racing Circuit; Jennings, Okla.
April 13-15: VIRginia International Raceway; Alton, Va.
April 27-29: Buttonwillow Raceway Park; Buttonwillow, Calif.
May 19-20: Portland International Raceway; Portland, Ore.
June 1-3: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course; Lexington, Ohio
June 15-17: Road America (SCCA June Sprints); Plymouth, Wis.
June 22-24: Watkins Glen International; Watkins Glen, N.Y.