Sports Car Club of America announced today a date change, a venue change and two confirmed weekends for four events on its 2014 U.S. Majors Tour slate. The updates complete the 2014 schedule.
The third and fourth rounds of the Northern Conference Championship are confirmed for May 30-June 1 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio. Rounds seven and eight of the Eastern Conference Championship will be at Virginia International Raceway, April 18-20.
In the Mid-States Conference, the Texas World Speedway event announced at the end of October has been cancelled due to a major conflict with the Texas A&M calendar, resulting in a hotel room shortage. Eagles Canyon Raceway, in Decatur, Texas, has been added to the Mid-States Conference slate as the third and fourth rounds, March 15-16.
Also changing the Mid-States Conference schedule is the move of High Plains Raceway from July to the weekend of May 3-4. High Plains becomes rounds seven and eight and precedes the other Colorado event, Pueblo Motorsports Park, by three weeks.
?While we don’t like to change the schedule after it’s been announced, circumstances beyond our control have affected the Mid-States Conference,? SCCA Club Racing Director Butch Kummer said. ?The net result is a better overall cadence to the schedule, with good spacing between the events, and we were able to move out of the extreme heat that has plagued the High Plains race for several years.
The 2014 U.S. Majors Tour Schedule:
Eastern Conference Events
Jan. 3-5 – Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla.
Jan. 10-12 – Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, Fla.
March 21-23 – Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga.
April 18-20 – VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Va.
June 6-8 – New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J.
July 4-6 – Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Aug. 1-3 – Summit Point Motorsports Park, Summit Point, W. Va.
Northern Conference Events
May 2-4 – Blackhawk Farms, S. Beloit, Ill.
May 30-June 1 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio
June 13-15 – Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
July 12-13 – GingerMan Raceway, South Haven, Mich.
July 26-27 – Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Aug. 23-24 – Grattan Raceway, Belding, Mich.
Mid-States Conference Events
Feb. 7-9 ” NOLA Motorsports Park, Avondale, La.
March 15-16 ” Eagles Canyon Raceway, Decatur, Texas
April 5-6 – Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Jennings, Okla.
May 3-4 – High Plains Raceway, Byers, Colo.
May 24-25 – Pueblo Motorsports Park, Pueblo, Colo.
Aug. 30-31 – Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kan.
Western Conference Events
Jan. 17-19 – Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif.
Feb. 22-23 – Inde Motorsports Ranch, Wilcox, Ariz.
April 12-13 ” Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, Calif.
April 26-27 – Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Buttonwillow, Calif.
May 24-25 – Pacific Raceway, Kent, Wash.
July 4-6 – Portland International Raceway, Portland, Ore.
Image: The Spec Miata field races around Hallett in the Mid-States.