TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 27, 2015) – Sports Car Club of America and Speedway Motors have come together to create the 2015 Speedway Motors CAM Challenge, consisting of three stand-alone autocross events held across the country, specifically for American muscle cars.
The competitions, operated by SCCA, are open to drivers of muscle cars from the 60s to present day. The top driver in the CAM-T or CAM-S at each event will earn an invite to the Goodguys AutoCross Finals, Nov. 20-21 in Scottsdale, Ariz. SCCA and Goodguys events run very similar rule sets for easy crossover.
This year’s CAM Challenge will open the season out west, near San Francisco, at Crows Landing, March 6-8. The eastern regional event will take place Aug. 7-9 at Grissom Air Force Base, near Indianapolis. The Invitational Championship is slated for Sept. 4-6, to run in concert with the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships, in Lincoln, Neb.
The three CAM Challenge events will include each of the three SCCA CAM classes – CAM-Traditional, CAM-Contemporary and CAM-Sport. The first two events of the season will utilize the Tire Rack SCCA Match Tour rules, while the final will run based on the ProSolo format.
“We are pleased that Speedway Motors has decided to create the CAM Challenge, specifically designed for muscle cars, and that these exciting events will be powered by the SCCA’s rules and administration,” Raleigh Boreen, SCCA Region Development Manager, said. “SCCA also provides CAM enthusiasts opportunities to autocross locally at over 1000 Solo events, nationwide.”
The SCCA’s CAM classes were developed to give traditional and contemporary American muscle car sedans and coupes, with front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configurations and American sports cars from the 1960s and 1970s a place to compete in a controlled environment. Each car must be street legal, licensed, insured, have intact interiors and use a 200 treadwear street-legal tire.
For additional information on the Tire Rack SCCA Solo or the CAM rules, visit www.scca.com/solo. Be sure to like the Club on Facebook at Facebook.com/SCCAOfficial and follow us on Twitter @SCCAOfficial.
Image: Robbie Unser wheels his Speedway Motors CAM-T car around the course at the 2014 CAM Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.
Credit: Courtesy Speedway Motors