The Podium Club’s 2.32-mile road racing circuit has been sanctioned by the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) to host local, regional, and national racing events, plus HPDE (High Performance Driving Education) events. Arizona’s newest road course, open since Dec. 2021, will also host the first annual Copperstate 10 enduro Oct. 14
“This is a testament to our track team,” said Dan Erickson, Podium Club Managing Partner. “We’re thrilled that we can now host SCCA races and provide sports car, sedan, and open wheel drivers with a safe, fun, and challenging circuit where they can get their competition licenses and compete.”
The track was designed by Podium Club Chief Driving Instructor/Business Development director Tim Rose and England’s APEX Circuit Design. It features 15 turns and can run in both directions, as well as be divided into two, separate 1.2-mile tracks that can run simultaneously. The circuit was built to meet the most stringent FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) and FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) safety regulations at buildout.
“This was an easy approval,” said Jim Cantrell, Regional Executive for SCCA’s Arizona Region. “The track has nine different configurations, plenty of runoff room, a smooth surface. Curbing is right. It’s got a huge paddock, big enough for us to run autocross, and an ideal location halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. Southern California and Las Vegas are close, too. We plan to visit the Podium Club a lot.”
“We can’t wait until October,” said Podium Club General Manager John Mabry. “An enduro that ends under the lights is going to be awesome, and the weather will be perfect. We just put up our new starter stand, upgraded our worker stations, and made a lot of other improvements in preparation. We think the Copperstate 10-hour enduro will be the biggest, most successful SCCA endurance race in Arizona, ever.”
The SCCA is a non-profit, American sanctioning body that supports road racing, rallying and autocross throughout the country. Formed in 1944, it runs many programs for both amateur and professional racers. Its Arizona Region was formed in 1953, and the Podium Club will be only the second sanctioned track in the state.
The Podium Club is the first project at Attesa, a 2,349-acre, master planned, multi-use development that will feature residential, commercial, and manufacturing districts, hotel and convention center, and a private FBO airport and air park. Located at 6870 S. Bianco Road, Casa Grande, AZ, 85193, the Podium Club at Attesa is one half mile south of Interstate 8 and about seven miles west from the Interstate 10 interchange. For more information go to podiumclub.com, attesa.com, or call 602-707-7222.