The National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park will play host to the 2018 SCCA Time Trials Nationals from September 27th through the 30th. Although it’s a national event, the SCCA TT Nationals is not a National Championship; no National Champions will be crowned at the event. Still, it presents an opportunity for serious driving enthusiasts to improve their skills and compete against one another at the excellent NCM Motorsports Park, with additional opportunities to socialize with other drivers, drive karts, and more.
The $20-million, 184-acre NCM Motorsports Park first opened several years ago, featuring East and West circuits that can be run separately, or combined in multiple different configurations. The Corvette Racing team and Pratt & Miller Engineering advised the National Corvette Museum on the layout of the park, but if you currently find yourself Corvette-less, don’t worry; all cars are welcome at both the museum and the Motorsports Park.
The 2018 SCCA TT Nationals will offer participants loads of track time, with three 20 minute lapping sessions of the Grand Full course on Friday, four 15-minute Grand Full course scored sessions between Saturday and Sunday mornings, and three TrackCross runs on each the East and West courses between Saturday and Sunday afternoons. If that’s not enough to convince you to go, the price of admission also includes an event tee shirt, and dinner socials on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
What does all this cost? A total of $371 per person, including a $21 Kentucky online sales tax, but excluding the $20 cost to rent a transponder. Sure, you could put that $371 toward buying a new tire – yes, a new tire – for your 2017 Corvette Grand Sport, but then, which corner would you install it on? And what’s the use of fresh new rubber if you haven’t honed your skills to make full use of the grip?
Registration for the 2018 SCCA TT Nationals closes soon, so be sure to click here if you’re interested in attending.