Looking Forward: Time Trials Tour at Eagles Canyon Raceway

Looking Forward: Time Trials Tour at Eagles Canyon Raceway

The third event on this year’s Tire Rack Time Trials National Tour Powered by Hagerty schedule takes place May 22-23 at Eagles Canyon Raceway in Decatur, Texas. With the Tire Rack Time Trials Nationals at NCM Motorsports Park less than a month away, the event at Eagles Canyon offers competitors a fantastic opportunity to get vehicles sorted before Time Trials Nationals, June 10-13 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Flying Around Eagles Canyon

Located only about an hour’s drive northwest of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area, Eagles Canyon Raceway is a 2.7-mile, 15-turn circuit that includes a half-mile backstraight and 200 feet of elevation change that provides plenty of excitement.

If you’re unfamiliar with the circuit, check at a turn-by-turn description of the course at the Eagles Canyon Raceway track webpage. And to maybe get a better view of the layout, check out this cool aerial drone video of Eagles Canyon.

Keep an Eagle’s Eye on Competition

Time Trials National Tour weekends provide enthusiasts with plenty of time on track. At Eagles Canyon, there will be two 20-minute practice sessions Saturday morning for each run group, followed by two 20-minute TimeAttack sessions for each group Saturday afternoon. Sunday begins with a challenging TrackSprint, followed by two more 20-minute TimeAttack sessions to close out the event.

Every moment on track will be important for some hotly contested Time Trials classes. In Max 2, there are five different car makes vying for victory and include the Nissan S13 Coupe of Matthew Peck, a Toyota Supra driven by Paul Chin, the Ford Mustang of Matthew Givens, a Volkswagen Golf wheeled by Denny Kort, and the Chevrolet Camaro of Paul Ruth.

The Sport 2 class will be a civil war with six entries all driving American-made cars. Norman Wilhelm and John Hale will be relying on Chevrolet Camaros to produce victory, while KJ Christopher and Chris Wheelock have selected Chevrolet Corvettes as their weapon of choice. Then it’s the Ford Mustang that just might carry either Stanley Whitney or Mason Soileau to the top podium step.

By contrast, the Sport 6 (S6) class will be a battle of foreign badges. Scion FR-S vehicles will be piloted in S6 by Tyler Calvert, Brian Brooks and Cross Kirchmeier. Ethan Wiseley will bring a Subaru BRZ to the fight, and SCCA’s own President and CEO, Mike Cobb, will be piloting his Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Unlimited classes are always fun to watch, too, as they feature the most modded cars in the paddock. Unlimited 1 will contain the Chevrolet Corvette of Larry Waterman, the Porsche 911 of Nicholas Atherton, and a mysterious tube-frame build driven by Paul Wilke. Unlimited 2 features two Honda Civics, one driven by Doug Hills and the other by Daniel Moore, as well as the ‘80s Toyota Celica wheeled by father-son duo Mark and Stephen Miller.

Be sure to follow all the action from Eagles Canyon Raceway online at TimeTrials.SCCA.com. There you’ll be able to view timing charts and keep an eye on how the weekend progresses for various competitors and friends.

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One Venue, Two Simultaneous SCCA Events

Maybe you want to get out to Eagles Canyon Raceway for some fun, but don’t have enough free time for a two-day commitment? Don’t worry, SCCA has your back with the inclusion of a Saturday, May 22 Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack event at Eagles Canyon.

Track Night in America is a non-competitive, no-stress, entertaining, easy and inexpensive way for nearly anyone who loves cars or motorsports to get on a real racecourse in their own vehicle. All that is required is that participants be at least 18 years old with a valid driver's license and have access to an approved helmet and streetcar in good working condition. Track Night in America participants at Eagles Canyon will have FOUR 20-minute sessions on course Saturday between Time Trials activities. If you wanted to see what SCCA Time Trials is all about, this will be an excellent opportunity to learn more while having some fun with your own car.

Registration is open for the Track Nigh in America at Eagles Canyon. Reserve your spot right now so you don’t miss out on the festivities!

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Photo by Gregory Pfaff