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The Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line school, a partnership between the Sports Car Club of America and The Tire Rack to give Tire Rack customers and automotive enthusiast a professional, all-inclusive entry into the sport of autocross, will return for a second year in 2014.
While autocross schools are usually organized via the local SCCA regions, the Startling Line school is organized through the SCCA National Office. That means SCCA can offer discounted entries into National Solo events if you take this school.
In addition to a full day of instruction, participants will receive an SCCA membership, entries for future events, subscriptions to SportsCar and Grassroots Motorsports magazines and the option to add a Snell-approved motorsports helmet. The full-day school will introduce key concepts applicable to all forms of motorsports and allow you to develop these skills while working with professional performance driving instructors certified by the Evolution Performance Driving School. If you are looking for motorsports competition or just a great way to enjoy the capabilities of your car, The Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line is your complete motorsports starter kit.
Next year’s schools will be available in the following locations:
Venue: Portland International Raceway, March 14, 2014
Hosted by the Oregon Region SCCA
Hosted by the Central Florida Region SCCA
Hosted by the Houston Region SCCA
Stockbridge, Ga. April 12, 2014
Hosted by the Atlanta Region SCCA
Lincoln, Neb. April 26, 2014.
Millington, Tenn. April 26, 2014.
Hosted by the Mid South Region SCCA
Wampum, Pa., May 10, 2014.
Hosted by the Steel Cities Region SCCA
Wilmington, Ohio, May 17, 2014.
Hosted by the Cincinnati Region SCCA
Independence, Mo., June 28, 2014
Hosted by the Kansas City Region SCCA
Charlotte, NC. July 26, 2014
Hosted by the SCCA
Denver, Colo., Aug.16, 2014
Hosted by the Colorado Region SCCA
Louisville, KY. TBA.
Hosted by the SCCA
Uniondale, NY. TBA.
Hosted by the SCCA
Boston, Mass. TBA.
Hosted by the New England Region SCCA
St. Louis, Mo. TBA.
Hosted by the St. Louis Region SCCA
Detroit, Mich. TBA.
Hosted by the Detroit Region SCCA
Las Vegas, Nev. TBA.
Hosted by the Las Vegas Region SCCA
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Here’s a complete list of what comes with your Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line package:
Full Day of Professional Autocross Instruction: The Starting Line curriculum has been developed and is taught by professional driving instructors certified by the Evolution Performance Driving School. Founded in 1993, Evolution has helped thousands of autocrossers develop skills, reach goals and improve themselves as drivers. Evolution instructors are not only accomplished autocrossers, they also share a true passion for helping students become more confident and capable behind the wheel. School Value: $260
SCCA Membership: Your SCCA membership gains you access to thousands of motorsports events across the country. In addition to Autocross, SCCA members also participate in Road Course, Rally and Rallycross events. SCCA members also serve as volunteer course workers and emergency response personnel for club and professional road racing events, ranging from driver’s schools to Formula 1. Your membership is more than access, however. An SCCA membership carries the premier event insurance coverage of any motorsports organization. The excess accident policy for SCCA participants will cover a member’s deductible, co-pay and excess medical costs up to $1 million. Incidents resulting in injury are very rare, particularly at Autocross events, but the SCCA insurance policy is there should you ever need it. Membership Value: $85
Helmet: Helmets are required for autocross and SCCA requires a Snell rating of 2000 or newer. By including a brand-new SA2010 helmet, the Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line school lets you skip the discomfort of a loaner. While the Motorcycle (M rating) helmets are also allowed, the helmet provided is a motorsports-approved helmet (SA) so that you may use it to enjoy a wider variety of driving events.
Regional Event Entry: Each Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line school is being hosted by a local SCCA region and as a thank you for attending, that region is extending an entry into one of their events. Terms and conditions may vary region to region, but this is a great way for you to get out to a local event and see what it is all about. Local Event Entry Value: $25-$45
National Series Event Entry: The Tire Rack SCCA National Series is a 20-event program that includes National Tour and ProSolo Events as well as the National Championship Event. As part of your Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line Package you will receive a free entry into your choice of one of these events. National Tours are two day autocrosses featuring 3 runs per day on big, fun, fast courses. ProSolo events combine the challenge of Autocross with the skill and thrill of Drag Racing. These events pit driver versus driver on mirror image courses with a Christmas Tree start. The National Championship event is the world’s largest autocross, bringing 1200 drivers to Lincoln Nebraska for a week of competition, community and camaraderie. National Event Entry Value: $100-$150.
- To learn more about The Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line school and to register for a school in your area, click here.