It’s a well-accepted fact in SCCA’s Solo community that the more stickers and decals a car has, the faster it is. Whether that is scientifically true or not, decals and stickers sure make a car look faster, and cooler. But more importantly, the right stickers in the right places can earn Tire Rack Solo Nationals participants free stuff thanks to contingency sponsors.
The tiered registration process for the 2021 Tire Rack Solo Nationals begins soon, which makes this the perfect time to introduce the contingency programs for this year’s event taking place Sept. 6-10 at Lincoln Airpark in Nebraska. The fantastic group of corporate partners who have stepped up to support Solo participants includes automakers, tire manufacturers, brake manufactures and other companies that make and sell motorsports-related equipment.
A full rundown of contingencies can be viewed at the Solo Nationals Contingency Webpage. Many opportunities require pre-registration with SCCA and/or with the sponsoring company. Details and instructions to register for each of these programs are also available at the SCCA Solo contingency webpage. It is the responsibility of each competitor to make sure they are in compliance with each program for which they would like to enroll.
Below is a quick glimpse at 2021 Solo Nationals contingency sponsors:
Hawk Performance, Official Brake Products of SCCA (All Classes)
1st – $100 certificate 2nd – $90 certificate 3rd – $80 certificate 4th – $70 certificate 5th – $60 certificate
BFGoodrich Tires (Select Classes)
CAM-C, CAM-S, CAM-T (6+ starters)
1st – 2 tires 2nd – 1 tire
All Other Eligible Classes with 6+ starters
1st – 4 tires 2nd – 2 tires 3rd – 1 tire, if there are 10+ starters
All Other Eligible Classes with 4-5 starters
1st – 2 tires
Eibach Springs (Select Classes)
1st – 4 free springs 2nd – 3 free springs 3rd – 2 free springs
Falken Tire (Select Classes)
1st – $500 2nd – $300 3rd – $200 4th–15th – $100
Hoosier Racing Tire (Select Classes)
Eligible classes: 1st – 2 tires, 2nd – 1 tire
Mazda North American Operations (All Classes)
1st – $800 2nd – $500 3rd – $250 4th – $175 5th – $150
Solo Triad Award – $600
Women’s Initiative (WI): Mazda will award any female Mazda competitor who finishes in Open Class 2nd-10th place a $150 WI bonus.
Toyota/TRD (All Classes)
1st – $1,000
Again, it is the responsibility of each driver to make sure they are eligible to receive any contingency awards in which they are interested. Check requirements for each program by clicking here, and check back often for added programs.
Photo by Andrew "Jen" Wong