The Club Racing Board is seeking member feedback on the request to change
section 188.8.131.52.D. 3.b.1 of the General Competition Rules. The proposed
change would allow the removal of the heater core in all Touring classes.
Interested parties should provide feedback through crbscca.com.
he Mazda Road to Indy USF2000
$200,000 Scholarship Shootout
will continue for a third successive
year in 2018, extending its reach to
now include 11 countries where 20
champions of junior open-wheel and
he opening round of the 2018 Tire
Rack ProSolo National Series took
place March 9-11 in Ft. Myers, Fla.,
featuring fierce competition – and
some input from Mother Nature. The
season kickoff event also marked the
first ProSolo featuring the new Solo
Spec Coupe class, which saw six Open
class competitors and six in Ladies 4
action. Kinch Reindl scored the first
SSC win in his 2013 Scion FR-S,
besting Michael Lawson and the rest
of the class by 0.507sec. On the
Ladies side, Jennifer Bedell soundly
took the L4 win in her Scion FR-S, and
capped off her weekend with a
runner-up finish in the Ladies
Challenger. Competition in Solo’s first
spec class is only going to get more
intense as the season goes on.
With rain making an appearance
SCCA AND MAZDA’S ROAD TO INDY
Saturday afternoon, few drivers were
PROSOLO SEASON KICKOFF
karting series from around the world will
join together in the December event.
Drivers between the ages of 14 and
25 by Sept. 30 of this year will be
eligible to earn an invitation to the
competition via a network of official
feeder series in both North and South
America, as well as Europe, Asia,
Australia, and for the first time, the
continent of Africa. A total of 18
champions will earn an automatic
entry to the shootout from the
various official feeder series.
For SCCA competitors, a single
USF2000 Scholarship Shootout
participant will be chosen from the
winners of the Formula Continental,
Formula Mazda, Formula Atlantic,
Formula Enterprises, and Formula
Enterprises 2 classes during the 2018
SCCA National Championship Runoffs
taking place Oct. 16-21 at Sonoma
Raceway in California.
Well over 400 drivers from around
the globe will be chasing an entry
ticket for a chance to vie for the
$200,000 prize from Mazda to ensure
entry into the 2019 Cooper Tires
USF2000 Championship Powered by
Mazda. USF2000 represents the first
step on the unique and highly
acclaimed Mazda Road to Indy
Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel
development ladder, which offers the
opportunity for drivers to progress all
the way from the grassroots of the
sport to the Verizon IndyCar Series
and the Indianapolis 500.
ON TO INDY
The Mazda Road
to Indy could
help take SCCA
to the next level.
Mike King took the
first Super Challenge
win of 2018.
able to improve over morning runs,
putting the pressure on to get it done
Sunday. While a few classes saw
winners hold on via Saturday morning
runs, many were decided on the
strength of those Sunday runs.
The Super Challenge saw some
unique circumstances, with early
departures as well as cars with
multiple drivers and classes. Three
competitors in a Porsche 997 G T3
were changing tires between runs,
with drivers in SSR and others in SS.
David Lineberry lucked out and
advanced all the way to the top four
because his first three match-ups
departed the event early, giving him
three bye runs. He finished third overall.
Despite his Fiesta ST going into
limp mode on his last Super Challenge
run, H Street winner Mike King
claimed the event’s top honors.
Making the long trip from
Southern California paid off for
Nicole Wong, who claimed the
Ladies 1 class win as well as the
Ladies Challenge win driving John
Hogan’s Grand Sport Corvette.