NEW SOLO PREAMBLES
In the May edition of Fastrack, the Solo Events Board published a first draft of the
revised Solo category preambles. These preambles are designed to help members
understand each category and offer an idea of what type of modifications one might
find within. Members are encouraged to offer feedback via www.sebscca.com.
ourtesy of a grant from the SCCA Foundation, the SCCA
SCCA events, mentored by SCCA members and staff.
The 2018 program plans to place veterans behind the
wheel at all National Tire Rack CAM Challenge events as well
as establish Regional outreach programs in Arizona, Ohio,
North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.
Other opportunities will also be taken as they arise.
“We are very grateful to the men and women who
have served our country in defense of our freedom,”
Series saw intense competition in
March and April, with ferocious racing
taking place March 31at Road Atlanta
and then, two weeks later on April 15,
at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
During the Georgia round, road-racing
veteran Chris Dyson secured his first
career TA class win. Dyson began the
race in second position but overtook
TRANS AM TACKLES THE SOUTH
polesitter Ernie Francis Jr. before Turn 1
of the 40-lap, 101.6-mile race around
Road Atlanta. While Dyson continued
in the lead, Francis fell to fourth by lap
three, with David Pintaric and Simon
Gregg in pursuit. Over the passing laps
Francis climbed, taking third position
then settling into pursuit of Dyson.
Contact between Francis and Dyson
saw both cars spin and Francis take
the lead; however, stewards ruled
the contact avoidable and ordered
the position be given back to Dyson.
Francis yielded to Dyson with the latter
retaking the lead and taking the win.
In TA3, Randy Kinsland secured
his third career Trans Am win after a
streak of mechanical frustrations that
ended his 2017 championship pursuit.
In the TA2 race, Rafa Matos captured
his first career Trans Am victory.
Matos secured what had proven to
be an allusive win through a second-to-last lap pass over Justin Haley.
Weeks later at Homestead, Francis
Jr. clinched the TA class win, his second
TA victory in 2018. The flag-to-flag
victory also included setting a new
track record. In the TA3, Shane Lewis
emerged victorious after claiming the
lead from polesitter Randy Kinsland. Rafa
Matos, meanwhile, captured his second
consecutive win in the TA2 Muscle
Car Challenge powered by AEM.
says Howard Duncan, SCCA Senior Director of
Rally/Solo. “Military service builds leadership skills,
teamwork, and dedication to task – all of which are
applicable to motorsports. The SCCA Foundation is
pleased to give back to our veterans through this
program and welcome them to be part of the SCCA
family in every community across the country.”
More information about the organization
is available at VETMotorsports.org.
place injured veterans
behind the wheel at
(ABOVE) Chris Dyson
claimed his first
Trans Am win during
the Road Atlanta
round. (RIGH T) At
Matos led the TA2
field to the checker.