SCCA: GIVING SOMETHING BACK
Participating in amateur motorsports
is not always straightforward.
First there’s the money it takes
to build a competition car, then
there’s the time it takes to prep
the car and get it to events. But in
autocross, there’s another choice,
and one Andie Albin is using to
her full advantage: the co-drive.
Last year, Andie co-drove a 1977
Volkswagen Rabbit FSP autocross
car with Steven Duckworth and car
owner Geoff Zimmer. Co-drives can
essentially turn SCCA Solo
competition into arrive-and-drive
situations, offering flexibility in time
and budget for all involved. For
Andie, that co-drive led to a
second-place FSPL finish at the
2016 Tire Rack SCCA Solo National
Championships. This year she’s
splitting her seat time between that
car and another co-drive in a
completely different kind of racecar.
“While still driving [the Zimmer
VW] at the Tire Rack Solo Nationals
and a few events in the Southeast,
I will be competing regionally in the
Midwest in Brad Smith’s [open-wheel] F Modified car,” she says.
“I look forward to letting this car
educate me. It’s a completely
different challenge from the
Volkswagens of my past, and
completely out of my comfort zone.”
(TOP) Albin piloted a 1977 VW Rabbit
to a second-place finish at the 2016
Tire Rack Solo National Championships.