Facing off against the best at the Tire Rack Solo NationalChampionships is only half of the battle. We venture beyond thedriving in order to maximize your chances for Solo Nats successWORDS Reece White | MAIN IMAGE Perry Bennett
It takes a village,” one multi-time National Champion quipped to a passing competitor, after
watching his friends’ run excluded
from Tire Rack Solo National
Championships results because in
the madness of pre-run grid, they’d
forgotten to peel the “L” decal off
one side of the car. Something as
simple as a sticker oversight is not
unheard of, especially considering
that the awe-inspiring size of the
Solo National Championships
can overwhelm even the most
experienced of competitors. Often
it does take a village to negotiate
this championship event correctly.
Luckily, those many with ampleSolo Nationals experience arewilling to offer pointers in orderto set you on the right trackfor Solo Nationals success.
First, it’s important to decide
how you want to approach the
Solo National Championships itself.
Everything about the Solo Nationals
is big. The event is bigger than any
autocross across the country. The
courses are undoubtedly longer
than anything you’re used to. The
entry list has more people than
any event across the country. The
competition is better than – well,
you get the idea. It’s big.
Which leaves competitors with twooptions. The first is to embrace the size