Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sports Car Club of America: Autocross National Championships 2016 Preview

Jason Rucker and Brian Nixon

Brian Nixon and Jason Rucker are now on their way to the SCCA National Solo (autocross) Championships and competing on September 9-10th in Lincoln Nebraska against the best drivers in the USA. They've been co-driving the NMS Miata, tuning the suspension, trying different tires and wheels, and comparing notes to improve their driving all year long. In an attempt to put this galactically gigantic competition into perspective, I thought you should take a look at the schedule for the entire week! Even with this, you'd probably have to go and experience this in person to see how much fun it is, and get the flavor of over 1300 drivers meeting in one place every year.

On the road to Lincoln
We'll be giving you some more info on this event, and Brian will be blogging from Nebraska too. On Thursday and Friday when they are driving, there will also be live timing updates on the SCCA website Solo National Championship so we'll be posting about that when the time comes if you want to follow along on the internet!

Ready to head west!

The schedule below looks pretty massive, but keep in mind that there are a lot of classes of competition, and a driver in one class will be driving just two of the days during the entire week. Driving groups are split up, with some classes driving on Tuesday and Wednesday, and other classes driving on Thursday and Friday (including Brian and Jason). Besides the two competition courses set up at all times, there is another course for testing-and-tuning, so all the competitors have ample time to tweak their cars, and time to walk the competition courses before driving on them.

At last count there were a total of 55 drivers in the E Street class, so win, lose, or draw, Brian and Jason will be out there having a blast and competing with the best. There is more info available at the SCCA Solo Nationals webpage at SCCA

SCCA SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES 

Sunday, September 4 
8:00- 6:00 pm (approx) ProSolo Competition ProSolo Course
8:30 am CAM Invitational First Car Off CAM Invitational Course
9:00- Noon Nationals Test N Tune LAP Test Course
Noon- 2:00 pm Evolution Test N Tune LAP Test Course
1:00- 7:00 pm Nationals Check-in Check-in Tent
1:00- 7:00 pm Nationals Tech Inspection Tech Tent
6:30- 10:00 pm ProSolo Banquet Lancaster Events Center

Monday, September 5
10:00 am (approx.) Courses open for walking East/West Courses LAP
8:00- Noon Nationals Test N Tune LAP Test Course
Noon- 2:00 pm Evolution Test N Tune LAP Test Course
1:00- 7:00 pm* Nationals Check-in Check-in Tent
1:00- 7:00 pm Nationals Tech Inspection Tech Tent
2:00- 3:00 pm Women of Solo BFT (Big Fun Tent)
2:00- 7:00 pm Nationals Test N Tune LAP Test Course
3:30- 4:30pm Solo Town Hall (SEB, Staff BFT (Big Fun Tent) & Advisory committees)
4:45- 6:00 pm Evolution Seminar TBD
5:30- 10:00 (approx) Welcome Party BFT (Big Fun Tent) *No changes for Tues/Wednesday competitors after 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 6 
6:30 am Courses open for walking East/West Courses LAP
7:00- 7:30 am* Check-in by appointment only Check-in Tent
7:00- 8:00 am National Tech Inspection Tech Tent T/W competitors only
8:00- Noon Nationals Test N Tune LAP Test Course
9:00 am Nationals Competition East/West Courses LAP Starts with Heat 1
Noon- 2:00 pm Evolution Test N Tune LAP Test Course
1:00- 7:00 pm Nationals Check-in Check-in Tent
1:00- 7:00 pm Nationals Tech Inspection Tech Tent
2:00- 5:00 pm Nationals Test N Tune LAP Test Course
6:00 pm- ?? Block Party/Lincoln Night on the Town
6:00 pm- ?? Mazda Drivers Dinner BFT (Big Fun Tent) *No changes allowed

Wednesday, September 7 
6:30 am Courses open for walking East/West Courses LAP
8:00- Noon Test N Tune LAP Test Course
8:00 am Nationals Competition East/West Courses LAP Starts with Heat 1
Noon- 2:00 pm Evolution Test N Tune LAP Test Course
1:00- 7:00 pm* Nationals Check-in Check-in Tent
2:00- 7:00 pm Nationals Test N Tune LAP Test Course
1:00- 7:00 pm Nationals Tech Inspection Tech Tent
4:30- 6:30 pm* Late Nationals Check-in Check-in Tent
5:30- 10:00 pm Tire Rack® Awards Ceremony Lancaster Events Center
5:30- 6:00 pm Reception/Cash Bar 4100 N 84th St
6:00- 7:00 pm Dinner Lincoln, NE 68507
7:00- 9:30 pm Awards Presentation *No changes after 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 8 
6:30 am Courses open for walking East/West Courses LAP
7:00- 7:30 am* Check-in by appointment only Check-in Tent
7:00- 8:00 am Nationals Tech Inspection Tech Tent
9:00 am Nationals Competition East/West Courses LAP Starts with Heat
1 :00 pm- ?? Block Party/Lincoln Night on the Town *No changes allowed

Friday, September 9 
6:30 am Courses open for walking East/West Courses LAP
8:00 am Nationals Competition East/West Courses LAP Starts with Heat 1
5:30- 10:00 pm Tire Rack® Awards Ceremony Lancaster Events Center
5:30- 6:00 pm Reception/Cash Bar 4100 N 84th St
6:00- 7:00 pm Dinner Lincoln, NE 68507
7:00- 9:30 pm Awards Presentation

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