COTA’s season opener this weekend is free of charge


Circuit of the Americas will open its 2018 racing season this weekend with a U.S.-based sports car series that spectators can watch free of charge.

The Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour will feature nearly 300 top Sports Car Club of America amateur racers, including 40 Texans.

Track activities will begin at 8 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Races are booked from 12:10 to 4:40 p.m. Saturday and from 8:40 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, which allows fans to get home in time for the Super Bowl. Fans are free to roam the paddock area, and food and drink will be available for purchase.

Drivers compete across 28 classes and eight groups in everything from Porsches and Corvettes to open-cockpit cars.

The entry list shows that more 80 Spec Racer Ford Gen3 cars and 55 Spec Miatas will be on the track. A third class, Super Touring Lite, will have a field of 20.

The action can be followed at www.scca.com/live.

The Hoosier series consists of 10 race weekends. It opened 2018 at Sebring (Fla.) on Jan. 12-14, and COTA is the second stop. The events include two races for each car class, with competitors earning points toward the championship Oct. 16-21 at Sonoma Raceway in northern California.



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