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Details2018-01-31T13:20:00+00:00

Road Racing

Are you ready to take that step from watching road racing to getting behind the wheel? SCCA has produced more road racers than anyone, so you’re in good hands. 

If you need a little extra convincing, though, just check out the video on the right to see road racing in action. If you like what you see, then we recommend registering as an SCCA member.

Competition Types

Regional

For the local racer, regional racing provides them with the opportunity to race wheel-to-wheel with their area’s best without traveling across the country.

Full of friendly competition, these events are a great place to discover road racing and get started in the sport.

Hoosier Tires Super Tour 

Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour consists of 11 race weekends at 11 premier tracks across the United States.  Each event includes two races for each Runoffs-eligible car class for a total of 22 Hoosier Super Tour races this year. The typical Hoosier Super Tour schedule will run from January to June.

Majors

The U.S. Majors Tour is the pinnacle of championship racing in North America.

This isn’t Easy Street. This is where America’s best amateur drivers race.  It means start-to-finish, wheel-to-wheel action. It’s where drivers not only put their cars on the track, they put their pride on the line.

Make no mistake, this is not country club driving. The kindred spirit found here is mixed with fuel and emotion. Adrenaline pumps a little harder here.

SCCA National Championship Runoffs 

The SCCA National Championship Runoffs head to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time in 2017. The event is unprecedented for both the Club and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, pitting the amateur National Championship event on an iteration of the same 14-corner, 2.592-mile road course that hosted the Formula One World Championship and the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The road course, of course, utilizes part of the famed oval that hosts the Indianapolis 500. The Runoffs will return to the west coast venue again in 2018, visiting Sonoma Raceway for the first time. 

Racing Classes

There are more than 25 eligible classes that participate in SCCA events on the path to the National Championship Runoffs. There are even more Regional-only classes that participate in the Southwest Division toward the Southwest Road Racing Championship. Here’s a brief overview on some of the more popular classes.

Production Classes

Series produced cars which are allowed a wide range of performance modifications while retaining original design, structure and drive layout with no age limit. There are three classifications based on performance potential: EP, FP and HP.

Spec Classes

Designed to keep car development costs down and focus on driver skill. Spec classes include the two most popular classes in the SCCA: Spec Racer Ford (SRF & SRF3) and Spec Miata (SM). Other spec classes include: Spec Porsche Boxter (SPB), Spec RX-7 (SRX7) and Spec 944 (S944).

Super Touring Class

The newest category of SCCA racing that features late model vehicles with a series of modifications to their drive train and body work. Performance-potential-based classes include STU with horsepower targeted at 250, and STL is for cars 2L and under with minimal modifications allowed.

Grand Touring Class

Purpose-built modified “silhouette” replicas of series produced cars and are permitted a tube-framed chassis. GT-1 cars are the fastest in the series and are closest to the Pro Racing “Trans-Am” series. Additional performance based classes include GT-2, GT-3, and GT-Lite (GTL).

Touring Class

Category for high performance cars that exceed the potential and modifications of Showroom stock classes. They are allowed some modifications to the tire/wheel package and suspension. Classes include: T1 featuring Vipers, Corvettes, Porsches, and Ferraris; T2 which offers WRXstis, 350zs, and Mustang GTs; and T3 & T4 which include Mazda Miatas, Mini Coopers, and Chevy Cobalt.

Super Production Class

Cars meeting the general rules for the production category but not listed otherwise. This class can contain anything from ex-NASCAR Fords & Chevys to exotic cars like American V-8 power transplanted to Porsches.

Formula Class

Includes 8 single-seat, open-wheel racing classes. They are built to detailed specifications for weight, size and engine displacement. From fastest to slowest they are Formula Atlantic (FA), Formula 1000 (FB), Formula Continental (FC), Formula SCCA (FE), Formula F (FF), Club Ford (CF), Formula Mazda (FM), Formula S (FS) and Formula Vee (FV).

Improved Touring Class

This class maintains the stock look and much of the stock interior as well as requiring DOT tires. IT category is broken down into five performance based categories from fastest: ITR, ITS, ITA, ITB, and ITC. It provides an inexpensive means to get involved in SCCA Regional racing.