TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 1, 2017) -- Sports Car Club of America® has unveiled the 10-event calendar for the 2018 Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour, which 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.
This, the second Hoosier Super Tour season, begins in January with a three-day event at Sebring International Raceway in Florida, followed by a February visit to Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, which is a full month earlier than last year. A single weekend in March then takes place at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana.
Things heat up in April with three events on the calendar. The first takes place at Hallet Motor Racing Circuit in Jennings, Oklahoma, followed by a visit to VIRginia International Raceway. The month then concludes with a three-day event in California at Buttonwillow Raceway Park.
May features another West Coast event at Portland International Raceway before the season wraps up with three events in June. The first takes place at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, followed by the June Sprints at Road America in Wisconsin. Then it's off to the finale at Watkins Glen International in Upstate New York.
"The Hoosier Super Tour is back again in 2018 traveling across the country to several challenging, top-tier racetracks," said 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."
As always, the calendar is subject to change, but the exciting 2018 Hoosier SCCA Super Tour will be comprised of the following:
- January 12-14: Sebring International Raceway; Sebring, Florida
(Southeast Conf., Central Florida Region)
- February 2-4: Circuit of the Americas; Austin, Texas
(Southern Conf., Lone Star Region/Southwest Division)
- March 3-4: NOLA Motorsports Park; Avondale, Louisiana
(Southeast Conf./Southern Conf., Southwest Division)
- April 7-8: Hallett Motor Racing Circuit; Jennings, Oklahoma
(Mid-States Conf./Southern Conf.; Ark Valley Race Group)
- April 13-15: VIRginia International Raceway; Alton, Virginia
(Northeast Conf./Southeast Conf., North Carolina Region)
- April 27-29: Buttonwillow Raceway Park; Buttonwillow, California
(Western Conf., Cal Club Region)
- May 19-20: Portland International Raceway; Portland, Oregon
(Western Conf., Oregon Region)
- June 1-3: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course; Lexington, Ohio
(Northern Conf., Ohio Valley Region)
- June 15-17: Road America - June Sprints; Plymouth, Wisconsin
(Northern Conf., Chicago Region)
- June 22-24: Watkins Glen International; Watkins Glen, New York
(Northeast Conf., Glen Region)
Hoosier Super Tour venues were selected based on various attributes. Some have decades of history with a record book 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. Point totals for the Hoosier Super Tour are managed by SCCA national office staff and can be viewed at SCCA.com.
Only SCCA Full Competition and SCCA Pro Racing License holders may register to compete at Hoosier Super Tour events. Drivers planning to compete in the Hoosier Super Tour can apply online for Series Registration at MotorsportReg.com. The Hoosier Super Tour also serves as a path to the 2018 SCCA National Championship Runoffs® being held Oct. 16-21 at Sonoma Raceway in California.