TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 8, 2006) – Sports Car Club of America, Inc. announced today the dates for its 2007 Tire Rack® Solo National Championships and National Championship Runoffs®, to be held at Heartland Park Topeka.

The 2007 Championships will follow the same schedule as the 2006 events, with the Tire Rack Solo Nationals occurring Sept. 25-28 and the Runoffs taking place Oct. 8-14.

“Our goal is to eventually have these events a little earlier on the calendar than they were this year, but that wasn’t feasible for 2007,” SCCA President and CEO Jim Julow said.

In 2007, the 35th Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships and 44th SCCA National Championship Runoffs will be held at Heartland Park Topeka for the second time. Both events crown the nation’s best amateur racers in both autocross and road racing disciplines.

2007 SCCA National Championship Schedule

Sept. 21-22 – Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo National Series Finale

Sept. 25-28 – Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships

Oct. 1-7 – Heartland Park Test Week on Runoffs Course

Oct. 8-14 – SCCA National Championship Runoffs

FORMULA FIRST COMES TO THE NORTHEAST – jerrysportscenter

Formula First (FST) was confirmed as a 2007 NEDiv regional class at the NEDiv Mini-Convention in Cherry Hill, NJ on November 12th. FST has been a CenDiv regional class for the past two years with entries over 100 per year.

The FST class made its NorthEast debut at Watkins Glen in July with an 11 car field. Many of the FST cars are based in the Eastern Great Lakes area and expect to attend races at the Western NEDiv tracks. It is expected that over 40 FST cars will race across the country in 2007.

Formula First was introduced as a class which would “plug in” to the FV/F500 race group. This will boost entries in a race group with room for expansion but will not affect any other existing groups or their track time. FST performance is between classic FV and F500 levels.

Formula First race cars are much like the Formula Vee that has been raced in the U.S. for over 40 years. The later air-cooled VW Beetle provides inexpensive components which are still manufactured for an international VW aftermarket. The complete front axle assembly is used with steering rack, ball-joints and disc brakes. A restrictor plate is used on a strictly modified 1600 cc engine. Other features include spec gear ratios, enlarged driver compartments, and long-wearing spec Hoosier tires. Classic FVs can be converted with absolutely no disadvantage.

For more information, please visit http://www.formula-first.org/ or contact the NorthEast FST Driver Representative … greg13rice@hotmail.com

Win An SCCA Leather Bomber Jacket – jerrysportscenter

TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 17, 2006) – Is there any better way to keep yourself warm this winter than an SCCA leather bomber jacket? How about a FREE jacket? Just by taking part in a survey about The Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championship and Runoffs SCCA merchandise , you could win a variety of SCCA items, including the new SCCA leather bomber jacket.

Click here, or visit www.sccacollection.com to fill out a brief survey and enter yourself into a drawing for free SCCA gear. Names will be drawn Dec. 1, 2006, just in time for the holidays.

STEEL CITIES REGION SCCA AWARDS BANQUET – jerrysportscenter

2007 Awards Banquet

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Comfort Inn (Formerly Harley House)

669 Rodi Rd, Penn Hills, Pa.

Time: Doors Open at 5:30pm

Attire: Black and White- Casual or Not (your choice)

Schedule of Events:

Appetizers and Cash Bar – 5:30pm

Dinner Service – 6:45pm

Awards Presentation – 8:00pm

Dinner Options and Prices:

Chicken Cordon Bleu – $26.00/person

Prime Rib – $30.00/person

Baked Orange Roughy – $26.00/person

A $5.00 per person discount will be given for having reservations and payment in by January 5th.

Please download and complete the reservation form, cut along line, and mail with full payment to the address above.

Download options: [ MS Word ]   [ Rich Text Format (rtf) ]  [ Adobe PDF ]

Beth Anselm

6334 Helen Street

South Park, PA 15129

Directions: Take the Rodi Road Exit off the Parkway East. Turn right on the first road (before the traffic light and gas station). Go to the top of the hill. The Comfort Inn is on the left.

Welcome to the Steel Cities Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). – jerrysportscenter

Our region comprises the area around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are dedicated to providing a safe and fun venue for participatory motorsports in western Pennsylvania.

We have active Club Racing (road racing), a Time Trials (Club Trials) event, Solo (autocross), and occasional Road Rally programs.

As a Steel Cities Region SCCA member, you are eligible to come out and play with us! You will find a wonderful camaraderie and warm mix of people.

There are about currently 500+ members in SCR. We’d love to have you join the fun!!

SCCA CLUB RACING

TBerchin-Midohio-mainpage.jpg – 5987 Bytes Steel Cities Region hosts three road racing events per year: two Double Regionals and one National. There is one Double Regional at Nelson Ledges Road Course (near Warren, Ohio) and the other two races are at BeaveRun Motorsports Complex (about 30 minutes from Pittsburgh). We have 82 licensed drivers as of March 31, 2005.

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SCCA SOLO®

KentR-mainpage.jpg – 5122 Bytes SCCA Solo events, often set up in parking lots or any place with a large expanse of pavement, are all about a driver’s ability to accurately and precisely maneuver around a pylon-marked course in the fastest time possible.

We have 10 regular points events that count toward our season championships, two Evolution Performance School weekends, and three Test ‘n Tune days this year. All events are at BeaveRun Motorsports Complex.

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ROAD RALLY

Road Rallies are Time-Speed-Distance events run in your daily driver at the posted speed limit on public streets and highways. The task is to navigate a predetermined course in a given time, following a set of instructions. It’s not about speed. It’s about accuracy.

In past years, Steel Cities Region has been host to the prestigous national-level United States Road Rally Challenge.

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