In case you didn't read the latest fastrack, the Civic Si SSC car is no longer being moved to ITA from ITS. It has been rescinded and the car stays in ITS.
I don't know the reasons for it (have a hunch) but needless to say it doesn't appear (to still) have a chance in ITS... It is unfortunate that the "protectors" in ITA apparently don't want the car in ITA which is too bad for all the Civic Si race cars out there set to expire soon :(
I can say with authority that it had nothing to do with people in ITA wanting to protect ITA. The original premise behind the move was that the car could not make its minimum weight in ITS. However, the ITAC now knows of 2 or 3 cars that apparently easily make weight. Those who are already racing Civic Sis in ITS did not wish to move to ITA (at a MUCH heavier weight). Who wants to race a heavier car when they can race a lighter one? As you know, the car would have had to carry a LOT of ballast in ITA.
Anyway, that's the real story.