Taking place Sept. 24-27, 2020, at NCM MotorsportsPark in Bowling Green, Ky., theTire Rack SCCA Time TrialsNationals Powered by Hagertywill be upon us before you knowit. And, with the opportunityfor driving instruction andoodles of track time, this isan event you can’t miss.
The Time Trials Nationalsfeatures four days of fun, kickingoff on Thursday with timedpractice sessions that set thegrids for Friday. From there, theweekend consists of TimeAttackand TrackSprint sessions todetermine the winners.
The Time Trials Nationalsutilizes all or part of NCMMotorsports Park’s expansivecircuit. So as a preview, weinquired about tricks for runningNCM’s 3.15-mile Grand Course.
“NCM is one of the most
technical racetracks in North
America, so patience is rewarded,”
notes NCM Motorsports Park’s
Matt Busby. “The sector of
Turn 6 to 10 is critical for a good
lap and is often overlooked.”
Busby reveals that the most
notable high-speed sections on
the circuit come between Turns 2
and 5, from Turns 12 and 15, and
then Turn 23 through 1a – with
highly prepared vehicles able
to add more distance to those
lengths. Consequently, Busby
adds, “Clean exits onto these
corners are hyper important.”
Several sections demand
respect or, in one case, abusing.
“Always respect Turn 12,” Busbywarns, adding, “And take everysquare inch of Turn 1A’s curbing.”
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PREVIEW: 2020 TIME TRIALS NATIONALS
The 2020 Tire Rack Time TrialsNationals Powered by Hagerty isnearly here. Are you ready?
The entry fee for theTime Trials Nationals is $395and does requires SCCAmembership. Also, the entry capfor the event is set at 250, so besure to register early. For moreinformation regarding the 2020Tire Rack SCCA Time TrialsNationals Powered by Hagerty,head to timetrials.scca.com.