SCCA – A CLUB WITH MANY INTERESTS FOR ALL
A common interest in the love of fine automobiles has made the SCCA the most active membership participation organization in the history of motorsports.
Many-faceted in its endeavors, the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) might best be described as a service organization. It serves over 50,000 members throughout the United States by sanctioning and administering a variety of automotive-related activities through approximately 100 independently – chartered regions.
No other single motor sports organization in the world conducts more events than the SCCA. These events range from SCCA amateur and professional road racing to rallies, Solo events, hill climbs and auto shows.
The SCCA is an ever-growing organization for the automotive enthusiast. Because SCCA is member-oriented and member-operated, the club stresses participation on a broad basis. Regardless of your experience or background, if you are an automotive enthusiast there is a place for you in the SCCA.
In order to successfully sanction and conduct a comprehensive road racing program, a multitude of experts in timing, scoring, communications, safety inspection, medical, flagging, race control, and other skills are needed. Schools are held to train the workers and various degrees of worker licenses, varying from novice to chief of specialty, are awarded based on the worker’s knowledge, ability and experience.
Autocross events (also known as Solo events) are a form of automotive competition in which one car at a time negotiates a prescribed course in the shortest possible time. The autocross events program is intended to provide a large segment of the club with an inexpensive, safe means of testing their driving ability and car performance.
Track Events – Track Days and Time Trials
Most automotive enthusiasts are enthusiastic because of their cars. Unfortunately, many of the activities that contribute to this enthusiasm cannot be safely or legally done on public streets. SCCA Track Events allow you to take your street car on to real race tracks and drive them like they were built to be driven.
Road racing is wheel to wheel competitions on race tracks which duplicate the type of conditions – straights, curves, hills, etc. – that are normally encountered in everyday driving. The road racing tracks are designed to test the driver’s ability to handle a car in a variety of driving conditions.
Taking people back to the roots of our club’s road racing heritage.
About the Chicago Region
Since the 1950’s when it brought sports car racing to the Midwest, Chicago Region has been a major factor in the growth and development of the SCCA.