F600 SERIES UPDATES SCHEDULE
The F600 Challenge Series, a race series that runs within otherSCCA race weekends, saw its first two events cancelled due to thecoronavirus pandemic, but has since added a race to its schedule.
Check out theformula600challenge.com for details.
Each year, the Solo Events Board (SEB) selectsa Driver of the Year andRookie of the Year fromnominations submitted bySCCA members. The 2019
SCCA Solo Driver of the Yearis Bryan Heitkotter of the SanFrancisco Region, and Rookieof the Year is Ken Roller ofthe Philadelphia Region.
Driver of the Yearhonors are presented to theSolo competitor who hasdemonstrated exceptionalskill or has overcome majorobstacles to produce anoutstanding performance atthe Tire Rack Solo NationalChampionships. During the
2019 Solo Nationals, Heitkottercompeted in STX piloting aSubaru BRZ. The car would beconsidered a “budget build” ascompared to other vehicles onthe grid, and yet after the firstday of competition, Heitkottersat an impressive second. Onday two, Heitkotter came to thestart line in fourth for his final
2019 SOLO DRIVER OF THE YEARAND ROOKIE OF THE YEAR NAMED
O. T. Y.
Bryan Heitkotter(LEFT) andKen Roller(BOTTOM)claimed twoof the mostprestigiousawards in SCCAAutocross basedon their 2019
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run, 0.833sec off the leader.
But, by the end of his last run,Heitkotter not only covered thedeficit, but jumped into the leadby 0.448sec. That was enoughfor him to secure his 10thSCCA Nationals Championship.
Rookie of the Year
recognizes an outstanding
performance at a first Solo
National Championships by a
driver with limited competition
experience. In a 20-driver
STH field at the 2019 Solo
Nationals, Roller fought his
way to a runner-up finish
driving a Subaru Impreza
WRX. Roller was only 0.790sec
off the leader after two days
of competition, and he now
joins a list of previous Rookie
of the Year honorees that
include names such as Mark
Daddio, Bryan Heitkotter, G.J.
Dixon, Darren Seltzer, Andrew
Pallotta, and Tamra Hunt.