Driving skill challenge to benefit United Way Nov. 20
Cortney Newell News Sentinel
Saturday, Nov. 20, beginning at 8 a.m., the public is invited to participate in Driving to Make a Difference SOLO II to benefit United Way of Loudon County. SOLO II is a timed driving skill challenge where drivers compete on a special course with many turns designed to test driver skill and car handling and placement. Competitors are assigned to classes which include stock cars on race tires to highly modified cars.

The event will be held at Adesa Auction, 1011 Adesa Parkway, Lenoir City, Tenn. Registration and tech inspection will be from 8-9:30 a.m., followed by a mandatory drivers meeting at 9:40 a.m., a novice walk-through at 9:50 a.m., and the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. The first cars will be off at 10:15 a.m.

Other special attractions will include an area law enforcement challenge; a Pilot Corporation Sprint Car Simulator and Transport which will allow visitors to try their skills on the Bristol oval in the simulator and tour the transport; various sponsored cars; ride-alongs on the course at speed for a small donation to United One; and law enforcement, vendors and United Way Agency displays.

This event is hosted by United Way of Loudon County, East Tennessee Region Sports Car Club of America and Adesa Knoxville. The sponsors are Pilot Corporation and Earl Duff Subaru of Harriman, Tenn.