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The SSCA starts a new series. Team Challenge

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Following the format of the 2004 SSCA Trans AM Series, it is with great pleasure that I get to announce another great SSCA series: The SSCA Team Challenge.

The series is set begin on Sunday August 15th, 2010 and will span 8 events to crown the inaugural SSCA Team Challenge Champion. The series will run in a time slot on Sunday that should accommodate both North American and International Teams.

The season will consist of double-header/sprint races, 150 miles and three mini endurance races that are 300 miles in length. Select events will be broadcast live on PSRTV with a pre-race show presented by the crew of Inside Sim Racing.


-8 Events

-Car: Riley Daytona Prototype

-Entry Fee: $10.00 Per Team

-15 teams / 30 cars maximum per race

-Open setups

-Various Race Lengths

2 - Double Headers / Sprints - 50/50 miles

3 - 150 miles

3 - 300 mile Mini Endurance Races

-Sunday races: Morning/Afternoon USA - Evenings in Europe

-Practice sessions every Saturday before event

-2 lap qualify closed qualifying

-Open practices begin Sunday July 25th, 2010

-Team registration ends Saturday July 31st, 2010


Daytona Road - Aug 15th - 300 miles

Road Atlanta - Aug 22nd - 150 miles

Brands Hatch - Aug 29th - 50/50 Gp and Indy

Mosport - Sept 5th - 150 miles

Watkins Glen - Sept 26th - 300 miles

Silverstone GP - Oct 3rd - 150 miles

VIR - Oct 10th - 50/50 Grand East and West

Road America - Oct 24th - 300 miles

Prizes:(additional prizes may be added before the season starts or the breakdown may change)

First Place Team:

-$150 Fanatec store credits

-$100 SimGear store credits

Second place team:

-$50 SimGear store credits

-$50 iRacing Gift Certificate from Inside Sim Racing

Third place team:

-$50 SimGear store credits

Driver Championship:

-$150 Fanatec store credits

Runner Up:

-$100 Sim Gear store credits

Individual clean drive award: Driver with the least incidents and has driving 80% of the season miles.

$50 iRacing Gift Certificate from Inside Sim Racing

Understanding the team concept:

This series features a new system created by the SSCA and that scores a two-car team together to accumulate points towards the championship. You can get involved in any of the following roles:

-Team owner - and take responsibilities for building a team and hiring drivers

-Owner/Driver - acting as a team owner and driving for your team, or another team as well

-Driver only - either full time, part time or even as an available "freelancer"

As a team owner:

You will build, run and manage a 2-car entry in the series. You are responsible for recruiting, hiring, and looking for substitute drivers in order to present both of your cars for every race. You may also drive one of your cars.

As a driver:

You can run full-time, miss a few races or even race on a part-time basis, but you will agree to keep your team owner informed of your availability status at all times and let your team owner know if you are unable to race so the manager may replace you during your absence.

If you are a driver looking for a ride, it is your responsibility to respond to offers from teams as quickly as possible to insure you don't miss your chance.

The series:

In this series, one Team Owner / Manager is responsible for the team they purchase. We have room for 15 team owners per season. The number of drivers that can register for the series is unlimited. The owner can now hire any one of those drivers to drive their cars on a full-time, part-time or race-to-race basis if the driver accepts the offer. You can enter the series with a current teammate or create a team and “hire” from the pool of drivers available.

The goal of the system is to keep the grid full for every race. Even if you have a full-time driver, if that driver is absent for a week, that driver must be replaced for that race. For established teams this can be used as strategy using their best drivers at certain tracks. Independent team managers can use this by choosing the fastest drivers from the pool of drivers during the practices leading up to the event. How and who drives in your cars is all up to the manager. It's the cars that scores points, not the driver.

You don't need to be part of a team to drive in the series. Even if you don't know anyone to drive with, you can still be a driver and fight for a chance to race in the series on a part-time or full time basis. We will hold open practice session where you can show your stuff, talk with managers and attempt to score a ride. There will always be openings and it's up to you to be proactive in securing those rides. This will be very important at the beginning of the season, as managers will be looking for permanent drivers. Even if you do not manage a full-time ride at the beginning of the season there will constantly be opportunities to drive or even replace a driver throughout the season. Also the SSCA will enter a (16th team) which will be one two-car team that will rotate available drivers each week. The more proactive you are the better the chance of getting a ride.

For more info on how to register please visit and join the forum. Please carefully read the regulations page on how to register a team. Registration ends July 31st

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