The Tire Rack CAM Challenge Series Powered by SCCA, America's Pro-Touring Autocross Championship Series, has revealed its event schedule for the coming year. While the series may look a bit different than before, CAM certainly will still be gettin’ ‘er done in 2021.
Six SCCA National ProSolo events will contain special CAM Challenge elements within. There will be two events out West, two in the East, and two located in the Midwest. Each event includes class trophies and a Shootout of up to eight competitors depending on turnout. A stand-alone CAM Challenge at Peru, Indiana, will be one-off with Shootouts for each class and an overall champion proclaimed. Because this schedule is new and exploratory, there will be no CAM Series Championship this year.
Mark your calendars for the following 2021 Tire Rack CAM Challenge Series Powered by SCCA events:
- March 18-20: Tire Rack CAM Challenge at zMAX Dragway; Concord, NC
- April 16-18: Tire Rack CAM Challenge at Crows Landing; Patterson, CA
- April 23-25: Tire Rack CAM Challenge at Auto Club Speedway; Fontana, CA
- May 14-16: Tire Rack CAM Challenge at Heartland Motorsports Park; Topeka, KS
- June 30-July 2: Tire Rack CAM Challenge at Bristol Motor Speedway; Bristol, TN
- August 6-8: Tire Rack Peru CAM Challenge; Peru, IN
SCCA’s CAM Challenge series sincerely thanks Tire Rack for being a title sponsor. Associate sponsors include Wilwood Brakes, Detroit Speed, Speedway Motors and Ridetech. Event sponsors include ABC Performance, Forgeline Wheels, SPS, Pro Touring F-Body, Shirts 101, TeamTech and Mike Maier Inc.
If you’re new to CAM Challenge, this series features muscle cars often seen at fancy auctions – but SCCA found a way to get them out of garages and pushed to their limits. Rumbling V8 engines, ground-pounding American muscle – these are the characteristics of Classic American Muscle (CAM) cars.
SCCA has three classes for these types of cars: CAM C, CAM T and CAM S.
- CAM C: With the “C" standing for Contemporary, this class sees car and truck body styles from 2001 - 2020, plus CAM T class cars. (Minimum weight w/o driver is 3300 lbs.)
- CAM T: In this case, the “T” stands for Traditional, and this class is for car and truck body styles originating from 1948 - 2000. (Minimum weight w/o driver is 3000 lbs.)
- CAM S: The “S” stands for Sports and this class is where sports cars, sedans/coupes, and trucks with seating for 2 or more adults. (Minimum weight for 1984+ Corvettes and Vipers is 2900 lbs. The minimum weight for all other cars is 2500 lbs.)
Photo Credit: Rupert Berrington