Club Racing July 31/Aug 1 GIR

July 1, 2010
SCCA Club Racing

The next SCCA Club Racing event is the Heat Wave, Gateway Dash, and the Gateway SRF Challenge. These will be held at Gateway International Raceway July 31-August 1. For more information, view the schedule and supplements. Go to DLB racing to register online.

The Heat Wave consists of Regional, National, and IT Tour events for all appropriate racing classes.

The Gateway Dash is a bonus style pursuit race for SRF, SM, IT, SSB, SSC, T2, and T3 class cars. The event will be held on Saturday July 31 at the conclusion of Mid-Am regional racing. The format is a 15 lap, inverted field, standing start pursuit. Faster qualifiers are held back to achieve theorerical parity of overall finishing time. There is a $10 entry fee, and cash prizes for the top three finishers.

All Spec Racer Ford drivers are invited to participate in the first Gateway Challenge. With a minimum of 15 SRF entrants in the national race on Sunday August 1, the St. Louis Region will award contingency money to drivers based upon their finishing positions. More details in the supplements.

The club racing program is the road racing division of SCCA, where drivers race wheel-to-wheel on either dedicated race tracks or on temporary street circuits. Competitors require either a regional or a national racing license. Both modified production cars (ranging from lightly-modified cars with only extra safety equipment to heavily-modified cars that retain only the basic shape of the original vehicle) and purpose built formula cars and sports racer cars can be used in club racing.

Most of the participants in the Club Racing program are unpaid amateurs, but some go on to professional racing careers. The club is also the source for race workers in all specialties, without whom racing organization and operation would not be possible.

The annual National Championship for Club Racing is called the “Runoffs” which will be held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin in 2010.

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