12 MAY 2018 scca.com
esigned to grow the SCCA at
all levels, Track Night in
America Driven by Tire Rack is
now investing directly in Regions
thanks to the new Track Night
Region Development Grant.
Funded with $50,000 in 2018,
SCCA Regions began submitting
grant requests in January.
Submissions were reviewed by
a five-person committee made
up of SCCA Board of Directors
members and SCCA National
Staff. Proposals were judged on
both merit and need, with
monies being offered to support
Region development activities
across the board.
Several innovative and
interesting concepts received
funding this year, and they will
soon be able to put those plans
into action. The 2018 grant
TRACK NIGHT GRANTS
PROSOLO GIRL POWER
Starting with the opening round of the 2018 Tire Rack
ProSolo National Series Racechick has stepped up
and offered contingency awards for Ladies Challenge
competitors. The top two finishers at each round will
receive product certificates; additionally a year-end
award will be presented to the sixth-place finisher.
Solo Timing & Scoring Upgrades:
Purchase equipment and software
modules necessary for the
implementation of bar coding
and Solo Live Timing at all 2018
Solo Summer Series events.
Pylon Replacement: Replace
Region pylons with SCCA logo
pylons to better showcase
Rally Cross Timing Upgrade :
For the first few years, only a
couple of events were held in the
Region, and all with hand-me-down autocross equipment.
ARCTIC ALASKA REGION
Rally Cross in the Last Frontier:
Equipment suitable to establish
and grow a RallyCross
program in Alaska.
Timing Equipment and Regional
Race Support: To prepare for a
return to Nelson Ledges, current
equipment is dated or possibly
does not even work anymore.
Houston Region Track Attack:
Combining the precision of
autocross with the speed of road
racing, Track Attack will be a
perfect balance that will entice
competitors to put their talents to
the test. Classes will make timed
runs around a road course with
gates placed off the racing line.
ST. LOUIS REGION
2018 United States RoadRally
Challenge (USRRC) : New
automatic (pneumatic) timing
lines for precise timing during
the 2018 USRRC and future
Regional, Divisional, and National
RoadRally weekends hosted by
the St. Louis Region. Also employ
a veteran national team for the
required official pre-check of
the four 2018 USRRC events.
KENTUCK Y REGION
Time Trials Regional: Region
plans to host a Time Trials event
on June 2 at the NCM (National
Corvette Museum) Track.
Rally Cross Program Startup:
Revitalize a RallyCross program
that last operated in the 1990s.
Utah Time Trial/Track Cross-Build: Elevate the experience
the Region offers members by
introducing multi-faceted event
at Utah Motorsports Campus.
SOUTH CAROLINA REGION
SCR/NCR Junior Kart
Program: An innovative,
Kart program offered at South
Carolina Region’s and North
Carolina Region’s largest
Solo sites. A separate Junior
Kart course is set up a safe
distance from the paddock
and the primary course. The
karts, and all safety equipment,
are provided by the Club.
Women’s Solo Initiative : Wichita
Region will host a Solo event for
women only. Held on a Saturday
prior to a scheduled Sunday
points event, this test-and-tune style event will introduce
women to Solo in a safe and
SOUTH BEND REGION
Coursera Subscriptions :
Coursera provides universal
access to the world’s best
education, partnering with top
universities and organizations
to offer courses online. The
project is to provide two
members of South Bend Region
with a 12-month subscription
to Coursera with a focus on
classes related to strengthening
Social Media, Website, and
Data Analytics capabilities.
EASTERN TENNESSEE REGION
Cars and Coffee/Mini Autocross :
In an effort to increase membership
and participation in the Tri-Cities area of east Tennessee,
the Region would like to host
a Cars and Coffee event.
Equipment Replacement and
Implementation of New Programs:
To replace loaner helmets, fund
RallyCross and RoadRally programs.
Provide new opportunities for
membership by easing the
pressure on limited cash flow.
SOUTH BEND REGION
Solo Registration Improvement and
Improved Customer Interaction:
Improving the on-site registration
process to allow for quicker check-ins, reduced workload, and more
personalized customer interactions.
Going Wireless for Better
Autocross Events: Defray costs of
a T-Link wireless timing system,
which will be purchased and
put into use during the 2018
season. By upgrading the timing
system, CPR will have safer, more
efficient events and increased
flexibility in course design.
SOUTH BEND REGION
Region’s First Rally Cross Event :
Hold a Rally Cross with the help
of Detroit Region at Ginger Man
Raceway in South Haven, Mich.
This would be the first time
that Ginger Man has allowed a
Rally Cross on the property.
The generous Track Night
Region Development Grant,
made possible thanks to
the successful Track Night
program, is helping a number
of Regions update, expand,
and try new things in 2018.