For those of you who haven’t yet heard of SCCA Solo – Well, in short, it’s a competition on a very windy short course that drivers tackle one at a time. The end goal is to achieve the quickest time without hitting any cones or going off the course, which is usually set up in an open parking lot. Everyone – from those with full-on race cars to daily drivers, and even go karts – are welcome.
“There is always intense competition and some tremendous driving that takes place at this annual event,” said Howard Duncan, SCCA Rally/Solo Senior Director. “But, this year I felt an even stronger sense of community and camaraderie amongst our participants. People were jumping in to fix the ailing cars of competitors, and some even offered their vehicles to competitors who were having trouble with their cars. It’s always an amazing scene at Solo Nationals.”
Over the last couple of years, the Tire Rack Solo Nationals event attendance has skyrocketed, bringing in participants and fans from across the States, Canada, and even Brazil. Last year, a new participation record was set, with 1,317 entries.
Even with inclement weather, 2018 marked the 46th event and set yet another attendance and participation record, bringing in 1,375 drivers. Two courses were set up at the September event at Lincoln AirPark in Nebraska, and a total of 76 winners were crowned across the multitude of classes.
Mike Cobb, SCCA’s President & CEO, claims the new record set this year makes the Tire Rack Solo Nationals one of the largest motorsport participant events in the world.