What do I need to know?
If you are interested, but don't know the first
thing about racing, this is a good page to start on.
SCCA's Club Racing program is designed to fulfill the need of
the "amateur athlete."
is a comprehensive, nationwide program featuring races held throughout
the year that cater to the driver that
prefers ( or has to) to test his or her skill on a part-time
basis, rather than compete full-time on SCCA's professional circuits.
Nevertheless, because the competition at the club level is so
fierce, many professionals also participate in this program to
further hone their skills and compete at SCCA's
(Only the top amateur drivers in each division are invited to
compete in this annual event.)
To get started, you must attend two driver's schools.
You can attend a professional driver's school, such as Skip Barber,
drivers schools. The first license you receive is a regional
race license. With this license, you can participate in regional
races. There are over 2,000 SCCA members who hold regional
competition licenses and who usually only compete at races in
their own area
of the country. After six Regional events, the SCCA Club Racer
is ready for National competition. With this license, you can
participate in either regional or national events. To keep
your license current, you must participate in a set number of
What Car to Drive?
The next decision is what kind of car do you want
to drive? The SCCA sanctions many different classes of cars for
racing. Some classes are sparsely populated, as various cars
and engine types fall in and out of favor. Before making a final
selection, attend a few races and judge for yourself which categories
offer good competition.
Many drivers prefer the "spec racing" categories to
others. With a "spec series" the engines are identical
and come from the factory sealed, so they can't be manipulated
in any way.
Sports Racers are purpose-built race cars with sealed engines
to guarantee an equal playing field. These classes showcase driver
talent since all of the cars are created equal. The SCCA Spec
Racer Ford (SRF) is the most popular class in the history of
SCCA with engines produced by Roush Racing.
Elite Autosport offers rental
opportunities with Spec Racers. You can rent a car and attend a driver's school
and be on your way to racing competitively in just one weekend!!
To find out when the next driver's school will be offered, go
to the schedule and look in the first column marked school.
Spec Racer Fords
The SCCA logs the number of entrants in each class in the SCCA's
63 National club racing events. SRFs earned a 27.4 five division
average. The next closest classes were Formula Continental
with a 16.8 five division average and Formula Vee with a 16.2
five division average.
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