If you haven't heard, we have some big news about SCCA Time Trials that's been released in the last week. First things first, last Friday we announced an alliance with GRIDLIFE and Global Time Attack to form the North American Time Attack Council (NATA). We're excited to learn from these other great organizations and share some of our own wisdom!
The next big news was a new virtual home for SCCA Time Trials at TimeTrials.SCCA.com. Here, you'll find everything you need to know about our TT program, from rules to upcoming events, both National and Regional. If you're interested in what SCCA TT has to offer, you should bookmark this URL now!
With all of this news, Heyward Wagner, Director of Marketing and Experiential Programs, thought he should give people a chance to ask questions. So Wednesday Night he joined JG Pasterjak on Grassroots Motorsports LIVE! to talk about all of the TT news. If you missed the live webcast or want to watch again, you can see the video here.
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Do you have a car-loving friend who hasn't joined SCCA? Maybe it's time for you to introduce them to our world of #FunWithCars! Whether it's letting them ride along at an autocross or RallyCross, or inviting them to spectate or crew at a road race, there are many opportunities to bring your friends along. You can always find local events that may be the perfect welcoming environments at SCCA.com/Fun.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 6, 2018) -- Sports Car Club of America's Board of Directors approved the rule set to create GT-X, a new Summit Racing Equipment Road Racing class designed to capture internationally-homologated cars and tube-frame cars outside of the current available classes. Eligible cars will include those homologated to FIA GT3, SRO GT4 and TCR specifications.
The GT-X class will be eligible at all Regional, Majors and Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA® Super Tour events in 2019. That will not include the 2019 SCCA National Championship Runoffs®, although it could be considered for future Runoffs events.
"There is a huge movement worldwide for homologated GT and Touring-style racecars, but there hasn't been a clear way for all of these cars to race with SCCA," SCCA Vice President and COO Eric Prill said. "The Club Racing Board's introduction of the GT-X class is a very simple and elegant solution for people to enjoy these spectacular cars with SCCA."
In addition to the FIA GT3, SRO GT4 and TCR classes, which will follow international vehicle regulations, GT-X will also welcome tube frame cars currently classified in SCCA GT-1 that wish to add additional aerodynamic, wheel, brake and fuel delivery modifications, as well as cars built previous to Grand-Am tube-frame specs.
"The purpose of GT-X is to provide a place for these cars to race within SCCA, not necessarily balance performance of each car or one specific class rule set to another," SCCA Club Racing Board Chairman-Elect Peter Keane said.
Because it is not a class that will be actively managed with balance of performance adjustments once the season has started, GT-X will race for event awards and contingency prizes, but for 2019 will not recognize Majors Conference or Hoosier Super Tour championships.
SCCA has obtained permission to use the current rule sets through their respective organizing bodies, including the Federation Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA), Stephane Ratel Organization (SRO) and World Sporting Consulting (WSC).