TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 11, 2018) -- Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA® in 2019 will be a series of events around the country with champions crowned in all three Classic American Muscle (CAM) classes, plus an Overall CAM Challenge Series Champion determined during the 2019 Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals.
Points will be awarded at all seven scheduled events for 2019, with the CAM Challenge Championship Finale -- conducted within the Tire Rack Solo Nationals -- having weighted points 50 percent greater than the previous six regular-season events. Details on points will be released before the season’s start in March. However, competitors will score points in their best two CAM Challenge events plus points gathered at the Finale, all in a single class. CAM entries will continue as supplemental classes at the Solo Nationals Championship, but points will be tallied as part of the CAM Challenge Series.
March is when the CAM Challenge season begins with an event running in conjunction with the Tire Rack Charlotte Champ Tour at zMax Dragway. However, CAM class competition and the Challenge will run Friday and Saturday due to site restrictions on Sunday. Then it’s the Gulf States CAM Challenge in April, which will run alongside the ProSolo event at Grenada Municipal Airport in Mississippi.
The series’ next stop is out west later in April at Crows Landing, California, for a weekend running alongside the Crows Landing Champ Tour. Then it’s off to Mineral Wells Airport at the end of May for the third event, this one running in conjunction with the Texas ProSolo. Things then shift back to California again in June for an event running as part of the San Diego Match Tour.
The only stand-alone CAM Challenge event for 2019 takes place in August at Grissom Aeroplex in Indiana before September’s CAM Challenge Championship Finale contained within the Solo Nationals Championship at Lincoln Airpark.
The schedule is subject to change, but the 2019 Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA calendar currently is as follows:
- March 21-23: Southern States Tire Rack CAM Challenge; Concord, North Carolina
- April 12-14: Gulf States Tire Rack CAM Challenge; Grenada, Mississippi
Grenada Municipal Airport
- April 26-28: Northern Pacific Tire Rack CAM Challenge; Crows Landing, California
NASA Crows Landing Airport
- May 31-June 2: Central States Tire Rack CAM Challenge; Mineral Wells, Texas
Mineral Wells Airport
- June 14-16: Southern Pacific Tire Rack CAM Challenge; San Diego, California
San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (formerly Qualcomm Stadium)
- August 9-11: Eastern States Tire Rack CAM Challenge; Peru, Indiana
- September 3-4: Tire Rack CAM Challenge Finale; Lincoln, Nebraska
Lincoln Airpark West
The Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA has three different classes for muscle cars. The CAM-T class is for car and truck body styles originating from 1954-1989 with a minimum weight without driver being 3000 pounds. The CAM-C class houses car and truck body styles from 1990 and newer, all of which must have a minimum weight without driver of 3300 pounds. The CAM-S class is for two-seater cars.
For more information, visit the Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA webpage at https://www.scca.com/pages/cam-challenge.
Photo Credit: Rupert Berrington