NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, KY, has been first in line for a lot of Sports Car Club of America® activities, namely as the debut of the Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour Powered by Hagerty (TTNT) program. So why wouldn’t NCM Motorsports Park be an integral part of SCCA’s next big Fun With Cars festival?
The May 5-7, 2023, weekend at NCM Motorsports Park is poised to be spectacular, filled with more motorsports events than you can handle – on and off the track. Want to get on track but are feeling pretty new to the experience? SCCA’s Track Night in America® sessions are perfect for you. Looking for a dash of competition? That’s got Time Trials National Tour written all over it. Want to experience all the adrenaline of autocross without the rules and regulations of classes (or even winners and losers)? Take FunRuns with us.
Even better, if your flavor is more “enjoy from the side,” we’d love to see you there taking in the action. No matter what you want to do, you’ll leave with a big ol’ smile.
What does all of that mean? Let’s take a closer look.
Drive: Track Night in America Track Event
If you’re familiar with SCCA’s Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack, this is that – but during the day! You and your street car are on the track in a no-pressure, all-fun, go-your-own-pace event backed up by awesome coaches who are there solely to make sure you have the most fun possible.
All you need is a helmet and a street car to hit the course for three 20-minute sessions with friends who love the same thing as you: fun with cars! If you’re new to this and worried that three 20-minute sessions isn’t quite enough, ask a veteran – your muscles, your attention span, and your brakes will be begging for mercy at the end. All, of course, in the best way possible.
Click the button below for the deets, as the kids probably no longer say, and to sign up for just $205 (Note: SCCA members save $20).
Compete: Time Trials National Tour
This is the big time. SCCA’s Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour Powered by Hagerty is the place to go for competition, whether you’re looking to improve your personal best lap or have your name stand atop the results sheet.
The Time Trials National Tour begins on Friday, May 5, with a guided track walk to discover the nuances of the circuit that may not be available on a sim or through a video. Saturday opens with practice sessions to learn the track from inside your car, and then the competition begins!
Over the next two days, drivers will lay down times in a whopping seven TrackAttack sessions. Your best time on Saturday and best time on Sunday are combined for a final score to see how you stack up against the rest of your class.
Whether your goal is a new personal best, to win amongst your group of friends, take home a trophy, or set a track record, the competition is yours to enjoy. Tons of track time on arguably the best time attack track in the country – what’s not to love?
The Time Trials National Tour can be yours for just $365 – sign up today by clicking the button!
SCCA’s autocross program is arguably the best in the country. At the same time, we’re aware of the trappings of competition. What class does my car fit in? What happens if I swap suspension? I souped up the motor and now it doesn’t meet the rules – what do I do?
Enter SCCA’s FunRuns at NCM Motorsports Park, that’s what.
FunRuns feature no classes with a run-what-you-brung attitude. Pull up to the line when you want to go, then let ‘er rip – just like Friday night at the drag strip. It’s all the benefits and adrenaline of autocross with none of the pressure of a competition event. No work assignments (yeah, we said it), no class competition, no “you drove all that way for four minutes of actual track time” comments. If you want to step up and take a run, take it. You want to sit back and watch someone else take runs, talking about how fast you could have gone? Hit it. Enjoy that freedom on Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7, at your pace and at your entertainment level.
And do it all for $60 for unlimited autocross FunRuns – $50 if you’re already an SCCA member!
Getting behind the wheel isn’t for all of us on every weekend, and that’s ok. It doesn’t mean we don’t love to be around people and cars that are going on track. Fun With Cars means many things.
If that’s you, come see the action this May 5-7 at NCM Motorsports Park. No membership, no fee – all fun! Wander the paddock, ogle the machinery, meet motorsports friends, and talk about cars – there’s no better atmosphere.
If that’s your speed, there’s absolutely nothing holding you back. No fee, no membership, no pressure.
The motorsports excitement kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday – and this is one event you’re not going to want to miss!
Photo by Zachary Rackovan / ABI Photography