Friday, April 12, 2013

SCCA ProSolo Series: What is it?

I will be competing in my first SCCA ProSolo event this weekend in Mineral Wells, TX. What is ProSolo you ask? Here goes...


Take two parts autocross and one part drag racing, mix thoroughly and you get the Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Series. Drivers face off, side-by-side at a “Christmas Tree” start, before launching themselves down a straightaway and into mirror image autocross courses. Three rounds of class competition gives drivers 12 total runs, 6 on each course. Not only do these runs determine the class winners, it sets the overall qualifying order for the second part of the event which determines the overall winner. The top qualifiers enter into single elimination brackets and run off until only one remains; the Top Eliminator. The Ladies Challenge pits the top Ladies’ qualifiers against one another, while the Gumout Super Challenge features the top 32 Open Class competitors in a winner take all battle. There is even a Bonus Challenge where randomly selected non-qualifying drivers can compete for prizes and bragging rights.
Competitors earn Challenge points throughout the season toward the Overall Ladies and Open ProSolo Championships. In addition, ProSolo Zone Champions are crowned in each class based on points earned in the Atlantic, Mid-America and Pacific Zones. Zone Champions may then compete with other top drivers for a ProSolo National Championship. Class National Championships and the Overall ProSolo Championships are determined by combining regular season points with points earned at the ProSolo Finale in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Whether you are a seasoned Solo veteran or just starting out in National Series competition, ProSolo has something to offer. Top-level class competition, lots of seat time, awesome courses, heads up competition, the community and camaraderie of Solo, and the excitement of drag racing all combine to make ProSolo the most intense form of autocross on the planet!!

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