Andy Hollis had won a lot of autocross championships, and it was time to start looking for new challenge. About the same time, a new membership-based track was built near his hometown of Austin, Harris Hill Raceway, that offered affordable, all-you-can-lap track time. As he started spending more time on track with some of his autocross cars, he began to yearn for more power. That, along with observing some friends compete, led him to One Lap of America competition. That took him to the fledgling SCCA Time Trials program and his current project, an ND2 MX-5 he’s preparing for the Sport 5 class.
“When I get on the track, I’m always looking for more time,” says Hollis of his attraction to Time Trials. “I’ll go down there and run two sessions in the morning during the week when there’s hardly anybody there, just trying to find a little more time. What’s cool to me about Time Trials in the actual competition mode is it’s a lot like autocross in that you have to get it done right now. You have to turn the car on, turn yourself on, and put down a lap.”