Steel Cities Region SCCA Holds Successful Drivers School in Cooperation with Neohio SCCA
Wampum, PA – April 27, 2014 – Steel Cities and Neohio regions of the SCCA completed a successful joint Drivers School at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA this past weekend.
18 students, including seven vintage racing competitors earned their Novice Permits by completing classroom sessions, on-track practices and written testing and evaluations. Many of these students went on to compete in the weekend’s double Divisional races on Sunday. A.J. Anselm, Steel Cities SCCA Competition Chairman remarks, “I would like to congratulate our students for doing a great job in passing the on-track and classroom sessions, and I hope that they have a long and fun racing adventure”.
Following a Saturday Test and Tune, 58 racers took to the track on Sunday in a wide variety of racecars. Anything from vintage Turners to the most modern formula cars could be found competing in four groups, including a special vintage group. Races were up to 25 laps long and were supplemented by a morning qualifying session for each group. Competitor Alan Patterson reflects on his experience at the event, “Fabulous Weekend! Great Racing! Great Friends! Great Weather! Great Event! Could not have been more fun!!”
This was the first time in recent history that Steel Cities SCCA Region has offered a dedicated vintage racing group. Dave Heinz, from the Steel Cities SCCA Competition Board, remarks, “I would say that this weekend was a resounding success as far as welcoming some of our competitors from vintage racing into the SCCA Club Racing family. I hope that we will continue to see participation from these racers in the future.”
The next scheduled event for SCCA Club Racing at Pittsburgh International Race Complex is the 62nd Cumberland Classic Championship Sportscar Races Double Divisional on June 14th and 15th. Steel Cities Regional Executive Mark Connolly is looking forward to the next event already, “I hope that our racers can make it out to enjoy some more great competition at the Cumberland Classic – and we would welcome any of our SCCA eligible vintage racing competitors as well!”