While the focus at this year’s Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals is to bring home a National Championship, several organizations have pledged their support of the event through contingency prizes. The awards include cash payouts and product vouchers from many of the top companies in motorsports.
Mazda North American Operations, the Official Car of SCCA, will be offering prizes for Mazda drivers in all classes. Eligible drivers signed up for the program will be able to get their hands on a $1,000 payday with a National Championship win. Second place will be worth $600, while third is worth $300.
Honda Performance Development (HPD) continues to show support for the event, as well. Drivers of a Honda or Acura, in eligible classes, will claim $500 for a win. The company will award $300 and $100 for the final two podium positions, in that order.
Also offering cash awards for top finishers is MINI USA. Drivers of the marque in eligible classes will score a $1,000 payday with a win. Second-place drivers will get $500, with third-place competitors earning $250.
Nissan Motorsports will award class-winning racers at the controls of a current eligible model with a $1,000 cash prize. Drivers of non-current models will get $500. Toyota/TRD will be running a similar program, awarding $1,000 to an eligible winner across all classes. Scion Racing has also promised to support the Solo Nationals, this year. Eligible winners driving a Scion in any class will earn $1,000.
Drivers of Fiat 500s, Fiat 500 Abarths and Dodge/SRT Vipers will be eligible for contingency payouts in eligible classes through SRT Motorpsorts. Eligible drivers will earn $500 for a win, with second and third worth $300 and $100, respectively.
Subaru of America has pledged their support with their own contingency program for the Solo National Championships. Entrants in eligible classes can take home $1,250 for a first-place finish. The company will pay down to fifth place, dropping $250 for each position. Subaru has also made a change to their ProSolo payouts. Class winners at the ProSolo Finale will enjoy doubled payouts. In addition, Subaru will offer $1,000 to each year-end point winner in class and challenge standings. Second place is worth $750, followed by $500 for third.
Tire makers are also in the mix, led by BFGoodrich Tires, the Official Street Tire of SCCA. Drivers in select classes will bag four free tires, while second place will earn two free tires. Eligible drivers placing third will get one free tire.
Hankook Tire will be offering cash awards to drivers using certain tire models in an eligible class. A National Championship is worth $1,200. The remaining podium positions are worth $800 and $500, respectively. In addition, the company will award $1,000 to any driver who takes home the prestigious Solo Triad Award.
Hoosier Racing Tires will also be part of the contingency mix, offering eligible drivers four free tires for a win and two tires for a second-place finish. Kumho Tires will provide four tires to eligible winners in all classes. Two tires will go to second place, with one being awarded for third. In the Street and Street Touring classes, these amounts will be doubled.
Car components are another important part of racing. With that in mind, Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA, is offering a contingency program for all classes. Registered drivers can earn a $125 product certificate with a win. Second place will get a $75 certificate, while third will receive a $50 certificate.
Penske Racing Shocks offer product certificates to enrolled drivers using approved shocks. Class winners will get a $250 certificate, with second place getting a $150 certificate. Third place will earn a $100 certificate, while fourth place will get a $75 certificate. Fifth- and sixth-place finishers will get $50 certificates.
GoPro, the Official Camera of SCCA, is also on board. They are offering a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition camera to the winner of the ‘GoPro Hero Moment.’ The winner will be the driver who makes the most position improvements from day one to day two of competition in each of the seven class categories.
Mobil 1, the Official Oil of SCCA, is offering eligible class-winning drivers $100 cash and a $50 product certificate. In addition, all eligible class winners are entered into a random drawing to win one of three Mobil 1 10’x10’ E-Z Up instant shelters. Second-place entrants will be rewarded with a $50 product certificate.
Petrel Data Systems will also be part of the program, offering a $100 cash prize to all first-place finishers who purchased a SoloStorm data system. The company is offering a 10-percent discount to SCCA competitors on all software purchases through Sept. 5.
Completing the list of contingency partners for the SCCA Solo National Championships is Race Technology USA. Eligible drivers winning a National Championship will collect a 30-percent discount on a new system, or a $200 parts credit to make upgrades to an existing system. Second place will earn a 25-percent discount or $125 parts credit, while a third-place finisher can take home a 20-percent discount or $75 parts credit.
Drivers must register for contingency programs prior to competing. Program descriptions should be read carefully to ensure all requirements are met. Failure to meet any listed requirements will result in forfeiting of awards.
The Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships takes place in Lincoln, Neb., September 2 – 5. Nearly 1,200 competitors are expected to be on hand for the four days of competition, which will crown this year’s National Champions. More information is available at SCCA.com/Solo.