“We’re thrilled to form this new relationship with Chevrolet, and can’t wait to get the new Silverados on the road and to our top events,” Prill said. “The SCCA is not solely about sports cars. Trucks play a huge role in our members’ lives, whether it is towing a racecar, helping their business operate or serving as a family vehicle. We look forward to our partnership with Chevrolet.”
Each year, the National Solo program covers nearly 70,000 miles hauling equipment trailers to Championship Tour, Match Tour, ProSolo and RallyCross events. Those trailers, ranging from 20-feet to 28-feet long, weigh in between 8,000 and 12,000 pounds. Silverado is more than up to the task: with the 5.3L V-8, Silverado offers up to an EPA estimated 23 mpg highway, more than any V-8 pickup, ever; with the 6.2L V-8, Silverado offers 420-hp and up to 12,000 pounds of trailering capacity – both the highest of any V-8, light-duty pickup. That should come as good news to the more than 8,000 racers that compete at SCCA Solo and RallyCross meetings over the course of a year.
“Chevrolet is proud to partner with the SCCA as the Official Truck of the Sports Car Club of America, and are proud that the SCCA is counting on Chevrolet to haul its important equipment and vehicles from event to event,” said Jim Campbell, vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Chevrolet has a long history in performance and racing, and supports the efforts of SCCA racers from all over the country. Chevrolet also has a long history and tradition of building durable, long-lasting trucks that get the job done when pulling a trailer full of race cars, parts and equipment, which is why we’re excited about this partnership.”
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks per year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
The Sports Car Club of America, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 65,000-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. Headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, the SCCA annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 115 Regions and professional subsidiary. Learn more at www.scca.com.