The Sports Car Driving Association to Visit New Jersey Motorsports Park with New Dates and Formats in 2020.

 

The Sports Car Driving Association to Visit New Jersey Motorsports Park with New Dates and Formats in 2020.

Huntington, CT - November 7, 2019

The Sports Car Driving Association will make three different visits to the New Jersey Motorsports Park in 2020. The first date of the year for NJMP will feature an all new format on March 13 and 14. The March date will provide experienced drivers with an extraordinary amount of track time on both the Thunderbolt and Lightning Circuits. Both days will be half days and suit the schedule of drivers throughout the Northeast.  March 13th will feature a half day from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on the Thunderbolt course.  On the following day, March 14th, drivers will move to the Lightning track for a morning event from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The event is open to experienced drivers only (Intermediate 1, 2, and Advanced).

Later in the 2020 season the SCDA will return to NJMP on June 1st running on Thunderbolt and September 21st on Lightning. These events will be open to all experience level drivers.  Both circuits are popular with drivers, have extremely smooth surfaces and premium facilities including paved paddock, covered garages and a race shop on site. Drivers can stay at a number of hotels in the area and the drive is easy from the metro New York area.

Situated in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic Region, within easy driving distance from New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. sits New Jersey Motorsports Park. NJMP is one of the most unique and dynamic motorsport parks in the country. This premium complex features the technical 2.25 mile Thunderbolt Raceway. NJMP also offers the high speed 1.9 mile road circuit known as Lightning Raceway. It should be noted that these tracks are not variations of one big track, they are completely independent of each other and equally fast and thrilling!

2020 Will represent the SCDA’s 25th year of introducing new drivers to the sport and making a place where experienced drivers can continue to improve their craft.

Founded in 1995, the Sports Car Driving Association (SCDA) provides the driving enthusiasts the opportunity to experience high performance driving in a safe and controlled environment. SCDA events are strictly driver educational events, and are non-competitive. SCDA welcomes everyone from novices with no track experience, as well as seasoned track drivers. We invite you to explore our www.SCDA1.com website to learn more about us and our events at some of the best tracks in the East Coast.

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KRUGSPEED Announces 2019 Update

KRUGSPEED RACING will campaign the #27 McLaren 570S GT4 for the rest of the 2019 season

The two driver team will be piloted by 2016 Rookie of the Year, Anthony Geraci and 2016 PWC TCA Champion Elivan Goulart.

Anthony and Elivan have driven together for many years with race winning synergy. Anthony was the Grand Prix of Lime Rock TC winner in 2016 with S.A.C. Racing. Elivan went on to win the 2016 TCA Championship. In 2017, Elivan had multiple wins and finished 2nd place in TCA Championship. In his TC debut, he won the TC race with KRÜGSPEED at Lime Rock Park.

It will be each drivers first races with the McLaren 570S GT4.

The New York based team, KRUGSPEED Racing, has been preparing race cars since 2002 and has been racing since 1995. They embrace their motto "Perseventia Victoria" - Victory Through Perseverance.

For more information you can visit krugspeed.com or visit them on Facebook (@Krugspeed) or Instagram (@Krugspeed)

The Sports Car Driving Association provides safe and educational ways for drivers to experience speed on some of America’s finest tracks.  The SCDA hosts 30 event in 2019 with schedule and registration available at www.SCDA1.com.  


SCDA- Track Day Tire partners with SCDA to bring you Hoosiers at a discounted rate

 

SCDA- Track Day Tire partners with SCDA to bring you Hoosiers at a discounted rate.

 

The Sports Car Driving Association is excited to formally announce TrackDayTire.com as the official tire partner of SCDA. Our mutual goal is to bring our clients the best track day tires available, HOOSIER Tires, at an 8% discount and FREE flat rate shipping to the East Coast.  Hoosier tires are the best tires in the market to extract the most performance out of any vehicle.  After all, tires are the only thing connecting you to the road.
Please use coupon code SCDATIRES at checkout to save 8% and also receive FREE flat rate shipping to the East Coast on Hoosier A7 or R7 DOT compounds.

About Track Day Tire:  

The TrackDayTire.com team is passionate about extracting the maximum level of performance from our vehicles on the track.
 
Decades of experience on the track as taught us purpose designed track use only tires like the Hoosier A7 & R7 are "key" to improving driver confidence and obtaining the max level of performance vehicle handling.
 
Making it easier for our fellow experienced Track Day enthusiasts to join us using the best TrackDayTires in the business is our goal.
 
We look forward to providing you access to the best prices and customer support in the industry for track day tires.

SCDA Data and Video Coaching

SCDA is offering professional data and video coaching at our events.  This is an affordable and individualized program that will help you take your driving to the next level.  Our coaches are accomplished racers and industry experts that are able to pinpoint areas for improvement.  Together you'll come up with an action plan to help you achieve your goals.

How does it work?

  • Use your own data and video system or Use one of our Aim Data systems
  • Work with a Data and Video expert one on one for three 30 minute sessions
  • Our expert coaches will analyze your video and data to help pinpoint areas for improvement
  • Only $499 for three sessions (this is at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full time coach)

How do I register for it?

  • Add it to your entry at checkout or email us if you would like to add it on now to an upcoming event.

SCDA President Elivan Goulart to pilot KRUGSPEED TC Lotus and S.A.C Racing TCA Mazda MX-5 at Lime Rock Park

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Goulart to pilot KRUGSPEED Racing's new Lime Rock TC entry

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Elivan Goulart, four time SCCA Runoffs champion and 2016 Pirelli World Challenge TCA champion, will double down in the No. 70 Lotus Exige at Lime Rock Park and enter the Touring Car class championship with KRÜGSPEED Racing/Caneel Group. Elivan, a Connecticut-based driver, will also handle his normal TCA duties with S.A.C. Racing.

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This season Goulart is running second in a tightly contested battle for the TCA championship. Coming off of two second-place finishes at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, he will be driving alongside KRÜGSPEED Racing's Dennis Hanratty Jr., who was last year's pole-sitter. Both drivers have had success at Lime Rock Park and look to post similar results this weekend.

This will not be the first time that Goulart and KRÜGSPEED Racing have teamed up; in 2013 Goulart and KRÜGSPEED brought home the 2013 Runoffs championship at Road America. In a wet race Goulart was able to capture the STU title in a Lotus Exige. The team is excited to have Goulart along for the weekend and hope that they post good results on the last weekend of the east coast swing.

The team would like to express gratitude to their sponsors: Caneel Group, Lotus Motorsports North America, Lotus Ltd., SCDA1.com, and Tele Vue.com, BOE, Gator Motorsports, WINMAX Brakes, and Vincent's.

For those interested in viewing the entire program of the Pirelli World Challenge they can stop by Lime Rock Park May 26 and 27. To learn more about KRÜGSPEED Racing you can follow them @krugspeed on Instagram and Facebook, as well as, online at www.krugspeed.com.


Great SCDA Season Opener at Palmer Motorsports Park- April 10th, 2017

Photos from Palmer Motorsports Park Season Opener- April 10th, 2017
Photos from Palmer Motorsports Park Season Opener- April 10th, 2017

Learn to drive Watkins Glen faster and safer with Circuit Studies, sponsored by SCDA! Whether you drive there often, or plan to in the future, this webinar is for you!

Learn to drive Watkins Glen faster and safer! Whether you drive there often, or plan to in the future, this webinar is for you!

SCDA Discounted Track Packages To Continue for 2017 Season. Save up to 25% off entries!

2017 Track Packages

SCDA Discounted Track Packages To Continue for 2017 Season. Save up to 25% off entries!

SCDA 2017 Discounted Track Packages

Purchase Packages in Advance & Receive a 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% or 25% Credit or Discount!

The more events you attend, the more that you will save! Package credits and discounts are based on retail event pricing and cannot be combined with any other specials or discounts.  Simply email us your dates and we will put your discounted package together.  Please note that all events and credits must be used in 2017.

Package 1

SCDA Season Subscriber: 25% Discount off retail for the full 2017 event season.

With much excitement, we are offering the ultimate “SCDA Season Subscriber” track package. The SCDA Season Subscriber Package will GUARANTEE you a spot at every 2017 SCDA event with a savings of 25% off EACH EVENT! If you plan on driving with SCDA at most, if not all of our 2017 events, then this package will provide savings and thrills for you!

Please note that this package must be fully paid for in advance for ALL events and event types on schedule. Events are not transferable.  Total season subscriber package price is only $6,555.00 for all 25 events.  Please email us to become a season subscriber.  That is over a $2000 Savings or only $262 per event!

Package 2

Receive a 20% Discount off retail when you sign up for FIFTEEN or more events!

SCDA values your business and loyalty. We know that you are pretty serious about having fun on track and want to best value possible. This prepaid track package will provide excellent value at the best tracks in the Northeast!  Pick out the events that work for YOUR schedule, email us your list through the contact page, and receive a 20% discount!

Please note that this package must be fully paid for in advance. Events are not transferable. Total price to for 15 events is only $4375.  Sign up for this package and save $1100!  That’s only $291 per event.

Package 3

Receive a 15% Discount off retail when you sign up for TEN or more events!

SCDA values your business. We recognize that life is hectic: friends, family, and work are all important and may preclude you from doing as many track events as you would like. This exciting package will enable you the flexibility of planning out 10 or more event days of your choice. Pick out the events that work for YOUR schedule, email us your list through the contact page, and receive a 15% discount!

Please note that this package must be fully paid for in advance. Events are not transferable. Total price to for 10 events is only $3100.  Sign up for this package and save $550!  

Package 4

Receive a 10% Discount off retail when you sign up for FIVE or more events!

This package should provide the peace of mind knowing that you are guaranteed a spot at the five SCDA event days of your choice, while offering you hundreds in savings! We recognize that life is hectic: friends, family, and work are all important and may preclude you from doing as many track events as you would like. This exciting package will enable you the flexibility of planning out 5 or more event days of your choice.  Pick out the events that work for YOUR schedule, simply register for the events online and shoot us an email saying which events you just signed up for.  We will issue you a 10% refund back to your card.

Please note that this package must be fully paid for in advance. Events are not transferable. Total price for 5 events is only $1640.  Sign up for this package and save $185!  

Package 5

Receive a 5% Credit off retail when you sign up for 3 or more events!

SCDA wants you to come out and experience our fantastic program more than once.  We recognize that it can be difficult to pinpoint too many events upfront, but we make it rewarding to commit to three right way.  We want to reward you for your loyalty and give you a small token of appreciation with a 5% credit to your account. Pick out the events that work for YOUR schedule, then simply register for the events online and shoot us an email saying which events you just signed up for.  We will issue you a 5% credit back to your account that can be used for this season.

Please note that this package must be fully paid for in advance. Events are not transferable.


Racing Family Keeps Elivan Goulart on Track and on his Way to PWC TCA Championship

Racing Family Keeps Elivan Goulart on Track and on his Way to PWC TCA Championship

PRINTPIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE STAFFNovember 2, 2016Series News, TCA Class

Brazilian native follows family tradition in winning races, titles

SHELTON, Conn. – Growing up in his native Brazil, Elivan Goulart was like most youngsters in the country. He liked football (soccer) and auto racing.2016_goulart-elivan

In fact, auto racing was a way of life for the Goularts as Elivan’s grandfather was a racer, as was his step-father who drove in karting, FIA Rally and other cars.

So Elivan, the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car A series champion, was focused on and surrounded by motorsports at a young age.

“I played a little soccer in Brazil but I was always interested in racing,” said the 35-year-old driver from Shelton, Conn. “I was 11 when my family moved from Brazil to Connecticut and I wasn’t sure if I could race or not in the United States.”

At the time, Goulart did not know one word of English when he started elementary school in the U.S.

“I had to learn English and we had some bilingual programs in school as well as I was watching television and other things,” said Elivan. “It wasn’t easy but my family wanted to live in the United States and we had to make adjustments.”

Amidst all the changes, the one thing that was constant for the young Goulart was racing. Like his family members, he was fast. He ran his first U.S. karting race in 1993, finishing third in the Norwalk (Conn.) Karting Association. He was named “Rookie of the Year” in 1993 and he went on to capture multiple karting championships.

“My step-dad (Ademir Fedumenti, team owner) drove in the Formula 500 cars in the SCCA and that is what I wanted to do as a teenager,” Elivan explains. “I finally got the chance and made the most of it by winning the 2001 Formula 500 national championship. It was a big thrill.”

The next year at the SCCA Runoffs Goulart made it two in a row but in a much more dramatic fashion.

“It’s my most memorable racing moment,” he said. “I was battling for the lead and my car made contact with the leader’s car which launched my car in the air, with all four wheels in the air. I landed in the lead and went on to take the win. That incident happened on lap 10 of 19 and my car’s lower A-arm was like a pretzel after the race!”

Goulart has been successful in many divisions since that unique event including SCCA national titles in 2004 (Pro-F), 2011 (Spec Miata) and 2013 (STU).

Elivan continued his impressive runs around the country including setting track records at Lime Rock, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Watkins Glen, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Monticello, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Sebring International Raceway.

But Goulart has had his ups-and-downs behind the wheel of a race car too including a wild multiple flip at 120 miles per hour at Nelson Ledges when an upper A-Arm rod end broke on his car.

“I wanted to get into the Pirelli World Challenge series in 2015 and we made a three-race weekend in TCA at Mosport (CTMP),” he said. “It was a way to check out things before a full season in 2016.”

Goulart made a big splash in his opening 2016 race at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in March with a last lap pass for the victory in his No. 70 S.A.C. Racing/SCDA1.com Mazda MX-5 Cup. He then went on to win four more events and finished second four times in the 12-round PWC Touring Car A campaign.

“That initial win at COTA was one of the highlights of the season,” Goulart said. “Getting to the checkered flag for the win on the last corner pass was very exciting. And we won four more races in the first five. After that, we were playing a little bit of a points game as we wanted to win the championship in our first full season in Pirelli World Challenge.”

Goulart, owner of the Sports Car Driving Association and an automotive sales instructor when not competing in PWC, felt his team (S.A.C. Racing) was the reason he was able to claim the title.

“We had a little better preparation than some of the other teams,” Elivan said. “We did go into a defense mode later in the season with the large point lead early. I wasn’t going to make a mistake that could cost us the title. We had a braking issue at Road America and an electrical problem at Utah. We made some changes including swapping an engine and the car was very good at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the finale. And taking the championship was exciting.”

The Goulart family tradition has continued with Elivan’s seven-year-old son, Ethan, already a karting champion. He won the title at age six.

“I think Ethan has some talent and we will see how he goes in the future,” said Elivan. “Racing has been in the Goulart family for a long time and it would fun to continue it with Ethan.”

But Goulart isn’t finished with his racing career either as he currently works to move into the Touring Car division in 2017.

“We are celebrating the TCA championship right now, but we are concentrating on 2017 already,” said Goulart.


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