Last year’s Solo Nationals was plagued with torrential rains. The weather left such a mark on the week-long event, that this year’s logo and theme references it with the title “After the Flood”. Many of the recaps for the weekend called the rains “biblical.” It really was that bad. But despite the thousands of gallons of water dumped on Lincoln Field, New England Region drivers still managed to dominate. In 2018, NER autocrossers brought back 5 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!
EP: Ryan Field
ESPL: Becca Nell
GSL: Barbara Seeger
SMF: Brian Kuehl
SMFL: Ginette Jordan – Her 13th National Championship!!
And that’s not all. 16 additional racers placed with podium finishes. To say NER dominated is an understatement. Our Solo program is by far one of the strongest in the country.
This weekend, these drivers, families and crews are gearing up to do it all again. Many will start the drive to Nebraska in order to arrive and prepare for the first day of heats on Tuesday, following the Labor Day holiday. So far, the weather reports are looking much more positive then what was faced last year.
The complete list of NER members participating in this year’s Solo Nationals is detailed below, but to sum it up, we are sending 61 competitors west for this championship event. While the majority will be racing in the Street category, we have drivers representing the region in all class categories.
Solo Nationals Updates
All next week, Pit Talk will be publishing updates from Lincoln on how our drivers are doing. Check back often to see the latest results and highlights from the week of racing.
2019 SOLO NATIONALS
Monday, Sep 2 — Friday, Sep 6, 2019
Lincoln Airpark, Lincoln, NE
Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals®
The Tire Rack SCCA Autocross National Championship – known as “Solo Nationals” – is where more than 1,200 autocrossers come from across the country to compete and meet in one of the largest motorsports gatherings on the planet and the premier SCCA autocross competition and social event of the year.
To crown a national champion in each class, drivers get three runs each on two different courses with the fastest times from each course combined for the official results. This magnitude of drivers and runs takes four days to complete with half of the drivers running on Tuesday/Wednesday of the week and the other half running Thursday/Friday. Along the way drivers, friends, and crew enjoy a welcome party, tailgating late into the night a practice course and two awards banquets.
NER 2019 Solo Nationals Competitors
Chang Ho Kim
Dana Nicgorski, Sr.
Tamra Hunt Krystinik
**UPDATE: September 10, 2019 @ 3:54pm
Added Carl Wener and Bruno Lajoie
** UPDATED: August 28 @ 9:27pm
Added Ginette and Jinx Jordan as competitors representing NER.
Solo Team Shirts
Thanks to many helpful hands, all the NER members attending Solo Nationals will be sporting region shirts.