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April 14, 2022
The Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour begins the second half of its 10-event schedule for 2022 at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit (HMRC). The April 23-24, 2022, event in Jennings, OK, is far beyond “OK” – it’s downright incredible thanks to the work of Ark Valley Race Group.
Hoosier Super Tour venues include circuits with decades of history and a record book featuring the biggest names in all of motorsports. Other sites are top “pro” tracks offering the best quality racing surface and amenities. And a few tracks are on the Hoosier Super Tour schedule because they’re the best “Club” courses in the country, where challenging layouts are matched with warm hospitality and a family feel to the paddock. For all the best reasons, Hallett falls within that last category.
For many drivers and families, racing HMRC is a “must” each year. It’s visiting friends, having good times, and developing great memories. Glen Miller’s “In the Mood” – clucked out by Ray Stevens & The Henhouse Five Plus Two – is a raucous anthem played through the track’s PA system each competition morning. It serves as a call to arms for some, a recess bell for others, or a reminder that a delicious breakfast is awaiting at the track café.
Hallett’s 1.8-mile, 10-turn track nestled in the rolling Osage Hills of Northeastern Oklahoma will again be run counterclockwise for the Hoosier Super Tour visit. A two-day event, action erupts at 8 a.m. CDT with 20-minute qualifying for each of seven competition groups. Wheel-to-wheel battles then begins at 12:20 p.m. with 25-minute battles for each of the seven race groups.
The ever-popular, well-attended All Participant Dinner will again take place Saturday evening. Sunday morning sees a second round of 15-minute qualifying for everyone, followed by 35-minute or 27-laps races for all race groups.
The full Hallett Hoosier Super Tour breakdown for the weekend can be reviewed by clicking the link below.
While Hallett is a venue filled with comradery, make no mistake that there’s serious competition ahead during the Hoosier Super Tour weekend. Take, for instance, the 25-car Spec Miata (SM) class. There, you’ll find Travis Wiley, who won both SM races at last year’s Hallett Hoosier Super Tour.
The 26-car Spec Racer Ford Gen3 (SRF3) class also includes Grayson Strathman. An HMRC expert, Strathman took one SRF3 win at last year’s Hoosier Super Tour and has established a well-documented history of winning the class at Hallett over the years.
GT-2 has a healthy field with 10 cars. One to watch there is the Dodge Viper of Mark Kirby. He swept the GT-2 weekend at last year’s HMRC Hoosier Super Tour, taking wins on both Saturday and Sunday. And in the competitive nine-car Super Touring Lite (STL) field you’ll find Joe Smith and Stephen Johnson, winners of the last two STL Hoosier Super Tour races at Hallett.
If it’s a Hoosier Super Tour, you can bet Runoffs champions will be on hand, and HMRC is no different as reigning E Production National Champion Jesse Prather will be competing, as well as reigning F Production National Champion Cliff Ira. And for fun, be sure to catch the GTX class at Hallett, with nifty machines such as a Maserati Trofeo GT4 and a Ginetta G55 GT4 scheduled to be on track.
The Hoosier Super Tour weekend at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit is open to spectators. Tickets are only $10 at the gate for single-day admission, or $25 for the whole weekend. And note: Presenting your active SCCA membership card at the gate will get you free admission!
If you can’t make it to Hallett, follow the action live online at SCCA.com, where you’ll find the Super Tour Radio Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire broadcast supplied by the Performance Motorsports Network team. SCCA.com also features enhanced timing and scoring, as well as video feeds.
More information about the 2022 Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit can be found on the event page.
Photo by Tim Turner / Hallett Foto Shoppe
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