The 2018 Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships will be held at Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Neb. on Sept. 4-7, preceded by the ProSolo finale Sept. 1-2. With more Mazda’s competing at Solo Nationals this year than any other manufacturer, Mazda continues to enhance the support program for the event.
“It’s all about ensuring the Mazda racers have the support from us that they deserve,” states Mazda Motorsports’ Specialist Dan Sumner. “More than 200 Mazda racers are spending their disposable income and circa a week competing. So, we’ll be there to bolster an already great experience provided by the SCCA with our hospitality program and activities throughout the week.”
Another added highlight for the ProSolo finale and for Solo Nationals is that Mazda will be bringing some of the Mazda road car fleet, which includes the 2019 MX-5.
New team member to Mazda Motorsports this year, Josh Smith, technical specialist, will join Sumner and Mazda Motorsports’ Business Development Manager David Cook at Solo Nationals.
“With help from some of the most talented autocrossers in the country – Julian Garfield, Ron Bauer, Deana Kelley, and others – we are going to start developing the parts kits for the STR class” commented Smith. “We will run on the Test n Tune course as early as Saturday (Sept. 1), with it culminating during the Thursday/Friday run days when Bauer, Kelley, John Hunter, and Linda Duncan will compete, albeit for no recorded times. We expect the car will be competitive straightaway, but running Thursday and Friday will provide the benchmark.”