The SCCA Southeast Conference U.S. Majors Tour season kicked off at Homestead during the first weekend of 2019, but there is still high interest in the first Hoosier Super Tour event of the year at Sebring International Raceway this weekend. With entries nearing 300 two weeks prior to the event, many are eager to get a jump on the coming racing season. And with the 2019 SCCA National Championship Runoffs taking place at VIRginia International Raceway in October, excitement for the Southeast Conference Majors season is boiling over.
Of note is that the last two winners of the Mazda Road to 24 Shootout have come not only from the Southeast, but specifically Southeast Conference Spec Miata. This area of the country seems to have a penchant for breeding top-flight Spec Miata racers, and 2019 should be no different. Not only are Southeast regulars such as Danny Steyn, Jim Drago, Preston Pardus, Todd Buras and Jonathan Goring entered for Sebring, but being the first Super Tour of the season, it’s bringing drivers from all over the East Coast, such as Nick Leverone and Elivan Goulart. And lest Spec Miata racers think that 2018 MRT24 Shootout winner Michael Carter is out of their hair – well, he’s entered at Sebring as well.