STU TO FREEZE RULES?
The Club Racing Board is considering a temporary freeze on rules
changes for the STU road racing, offering rules stability through the end of
2020. It is notable that the rules freeze would not include any balance of
performance adjustments. Offer the CRB your feedback at crbscca.com.
With registration already underway for the 2019 Tire Rack SCCA Solo
National Championships, it’s important
that competitors don’t forget to also
register for the various contingency
programs offered for the Sept. 2-6 event.
The contingency offerings are far and wide. For
example, Hawk Performance, Honda Performance
Development, and Design Engineering are
offering competitors product certificates based
on their finishing position. Likewise, BFGoodrich
Tires, Eibach, and Hoosier will reward certain
finishers with products. Meanwhile, Bridgestone,
Falken, Nissan, #DrivingForward Together, Mazda
North American Operations, Nexen, and Toyota
will offer top performers monetary payouts.
Sign-up for contingency programs is conducted
within online Solo Nationals event registration,
A full list of programs, including details
and instructions, can be found by clicking the
Contingency Registration link at scca.com/solo.
Many opportunities require preregistration
with SCCA or with the sponsoring company. It
is the responsibility of each competitor to make
sure they are in compliance with each program
for which they would like to enroll, including
registration, product use, and decal placement.
Once competitors have reviewed requirements
for specific contingencies, registration for
the various programs is conducted through
a special MotorSportReg.com webpage.
Legendary Pacific Northwest racer Monte Shelton has
died at age 85. His racing career
included appearances in the
U.S. Road Racing Championship
in 1965, ’ 67, and ’ 68. He
competed regularly in the
SCCA’s Can-Am series from
its inception in 1966 through
1974, and made several
starts in Formula 5000.
But it was in the Trans Am
Series that Shelton achieved
his greatest professional racing
success. In over 40 starts
SOLO NATS CONTINGENCY PROGRAMS
CHECKERED FLAG MONTE SHELTON
from 1976-’87, the Portland,
Ore., driver racked up five
victories, two pole positions,
and 14 podium finishes.
Shelton qualified for the
SCCA National Championship
Runoffs four times, first in 1968,
when the event was held at
Riverside International Raceway.
His best finish came in 1975 — a
second place in ASR at Road
Atlanta driving a McLaren 8F,
which he also raced in Can-Am.
Outside of SCCA, Monte
competed 10 times in the
24 Hours of Daytona and had
a third-place finish in 1979. He
also competed several times in
the 12 Hours of Sebring, and
in the IMSA Camel GT series.
Shelton was a lifetime member
of SCCA and was one of the six
founding members of the Oregon
Region in 1962. In recent years,
he raced a Volkswagen Rabbit
at the Regional level, and held a
current competition license. His
final race was in March of this year.
The SCCA will miss
his racing spirit.
REGISTER AND WIN
SCCA contingency partners help competitors
in their hunt for a championship.
To find out how to earn
discounts and be entered
into drawings for cool swag,
go to www.scca.com/pages/
LEADERS FOR MAY 2019
NAME REF REGION
Warren Leach 16 San Diego
Jose de Miguel 11 Puerto Rico
Richard Meyers 10 Detroit
Jim Berg 8 Houston
Daniel Cutrer 8 SW Louisiana
Justin Batten 7 Tennessee
Kristi Brown 7 Northwest
Sherri Savage 6 San Diego
David Dreezer 5 South Carolina
Carl Somerton 5 Snake River
Marco Vazquez 5 San Diego
1,140 additional members have at least one referral.
(Category based on 2018 year-end membership)
JUMBO REGIONS (800+):
New England 6.2%
LARGE REGIONS (401-799):
Steel Cities 10.6%
MEDIUM REGIONS (200-400):
Northeast Pennsylvania 11.3%
Northwestern Ohio 11.1%
SMALL REGIONS (<200):
Eastern Idaho 34.8%
Puerto Rico 28.6%