Tire Rack and Sports Car Club of America® (SCCA®) have worked together since 1995 to create access to motorsports programs ranging from autocross to track events and more. Today, Tire Rack and SCCA announce that relationship will continue in 2020 for a 25th year, making America's leading high-performance tire and wheel source SCCA’s Official Tire Retailer and the Club’s longest-standing partner.
Since 1979, Tire Rack has grown from a single-point retail store in Indianapolis to encompass over 2.8 million square feet of space in 10 distribution centers across the country. A diverse and broad in-stock inventory from 263 major tire and 57 wheel brands can be delivered anywhere in the country, most in one business day. Matt Edmonds, Tire Rack’s Executive Vice President, also noted that a national network of over 8,000 independent Recommended Installers is available to assist customers with installation of purchases.
“Involvement with Sports Car Club of America, and the thousands who participate in SCCA events, is a proud tradition for Tire Rack,” Edmonds said. “The continuation of this relationship allows Tire Rack to engage motorsport participants across multiple disciplines, and connects Tire Rack with those who frequently purchase tires, wheels, brakes and suspension accessories. We support SCCA. In return, SCCA members have supported Tire Rack.”
For two decades, tens of thousands of SCCA competitors have grown familiar with Tire Rack through the company’s support of the Tire Rack SCCA National Solo® program, currently comprised of the Tire Rack SCCA Championship Tour, Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo®, Tire Rack CAM Challenge and the annual Tire Rack Solo Nationals. Additionally, many new to the world of autocross have gained entry thanks to Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line schools.
Tire Rack furthered its support in recent years for burgeoning SCCA programs designed to welcome more people into the world of motorsports thanks to innovative, experiential events. Those programs include SCCA Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack, Tire Rack SCCA Time Trials National Tour, and the Tire Rack Time Trials Nationals season finale.
Through title sponsorship for series and events, Tire Rack has supported all SCCA competitors as they participate and compete passionately in these programs. The company also makes possible the Tire Rack Pole Awards handed out each year during the SCCA National Championship Runoffs®.
The Tire Rack Street Survival program also wouldn’t exist without the company’s commitment and support. This initiative, which educates new drivers about the maintenance needs of their vehicles and the driving skills to keep them safe in emergency situations, has more than 1,100 sessions under its belt in 15 years. More important, nearly 30,000 young drivers have been better prepared to take to the road thanks to Tire Rack Street Survival.
Mike Cobb, SCCA President/CEO, said, “It’s impossible to overemphasize what Tire Rack’s support of Sports Car Club of America has meant over the years. As a non-profit organization, much of what this Club offers to members is a result of sponsorship. Over a quarter century, Tire Rack has been the pinnacle of partnership for SCCA. They’ve done more for grassroots motorsports in the United States than perhaps anyone will ever comprehend.”
Tire Rack, family-owned and headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, is America’s largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, wheels and performance accessories. Established over 40 years ago, their team tests tires from every major tire manufacturer on the company’s state-of-the-art, 11.7-acre test facility. Results are then posted on the company’s website, www.tirerack.com, where consumers can make educated decisions on tire, wheel or performance accessory purchases. Tire Rack has also collected results from nearly 150,000 consumer surveys representing over 2 billion miles of real-world tire data, the largest known cache of such information anywhere. In addition, various testing and informational videos are available online in their Video Center at www.tirerack.com/videos.