Update (September 11, 2008):
Please note, about 2/3’s of this information is incorrect! The SCCA Solo Nationals are from 9/13-19, 2008. Corrrected information can be read at: SCCA Nationals Details, Corrected!
My apologies – Racing Ready Dan
The “Nationals”, officially known as the SCCA National Championship Runoffs are being held at Heartland Park Topeka, Kansas, from October 6-12, 2008. This will be the last year at this location, with next year planned to be at Road America (Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin).
This event is considered to be the autocross equivalent of the Olympics/Championships/World Series. This is the culminating event of the autocross world (in the USA, at least). One must be a SCCA member, have earned qualifying points throughout the year, and hold a current National Competition License. Here’s more details, straight from the SCCA:
Driver Eligibility: Entries will be accepted for this 2008 Interdivisional Championship Event from those drivers who meet the following for each class entered:
2.1. Shall have been classified as a starter in at least four (4) National Championship events in the current race season, of which two (2) shall have been in their Division of Record and have been classified as a finisher in at least three (see GCR 3.9.2.A./B/.C/.D. GCR 6.7.2 and GCR 6.7.3).
2.2. Shall have finished in the top ten (10) in their class in their division’s 2008 National points standings.
2.3. Shall have accumulated at least four (4) National Championship points in 2008.
There are more details throughtout the SCCA Site, if you wish to dig further…
This information below about Jerry is correct!
My autocross mentor/buddy, Jerry, is going to co-drive in SPOKES President Rick’s 240Z car. This is that highly modified Datsun I posted about yesterday. His plans are to not come in last place within the class that both he & Rick will be competing in. Jerry said he’ll be bringing back some interesting stories. Some I’m sure I will be able to post here, others I’m sure not; but they will assist in our Racing Ready learning curve.