'21 Time Trials National Tour Announced
2021 Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour Powered by Hagerty:
March 13-14: VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, VA
April 10-11: Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Buttonwillow, CA
May 22-23: Eagles Canyon Raceway, Decatur, TX
June 10-13: Tire Rack Time Trials Nationals, NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, KY
July 3-4: Palmer Motorsports Park, Palmer, MA
July 17-18: GingerMan Raceway, South Haven, MI
July 24-25: Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, WA
August 28-29: Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA
November 6-7: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA (tentative)
The tracks on the 2021 calendar feature similar qualities – multiple corners ranging from very slow to fast sweepers, elevation change, and a layout that test driver and machine to put together the ultimate best lap that determines a driver’s Time Trials result.The Tire Rack Time Trials National Tour Powered by Hagerty will crisscross the country during the 2021 season, making stops at eight different race tracks in a calendar that ranges from March through November, hitting the best drivers’ tracks across the country.
“As this program has matured, we’ve gained a better understanding of what types of tracks really work well for the program,” Heyward Wagner, SCCA Sr. Director of Marketing and Experiential Programs, said. “We’ve learned the qualities that make up a great layout for Time Trials and have found facilities representative of that around the country.”
The 2021 calendar features a return to five locations and stops at three new tracks. The new tracks are VIRginia International Raceway (VIR), Buttonwillow Raceway Park, and Palmer Motorsports Park, locations that are highly popular locations for SCCA track events. While VIR has grown into one of the premier road racing circuits in the world, Buttonwillow Raceway Park is a favorite of southern California drivers, and Palmer becomes the mid-summer, Independence Day headquarters for car enthusiasts in the Northeast.
Additionally, Time Trials events will return to Eagles Canyon and GingerMan Raceways, as well as the previously announced June Time Trials Nationals at NCM Motorsports Park.
Three of the events will feature more than just the SCCA Time Trials groups. Global Time Attack pro classes will join SCCA Time Trials at Ridge Motorsports Park, Buttonwillow and Palmer.
And while it is yet to be finalized, SCCA Time Trials is optimistic in its efforts to rejoin the Atlanta Region’s American Road Race of Champions (ARRC) road racing event at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta as it did a week ago in 2020. This past weekend’s successful event has built a lot of excitement with participants and the Atlanta Region to continue the partnership. While details are not yet finalized, Time Trialers should mark the first weekend in November on their calendars as a potential return to the famed track.
More information on registration will be announced in the coming weeks.