This Is The FIA's New Formula 4, Based Right Here In America

When the FIA’s new Verstappen-proof superlicense rules came out for Formula One, America felt just a little shafted. Not too many of the series that go towards superlicense points even run here. Fortunately, the Sports Car Club of America’s Pro Racing arm is about to change that: we’re getting a Formula 4 series! »9/18/15 9:10am9/18/15 9:10am


Dead planes and pork barbecue: Running my Miata at the Blytheville Pro

The first thing you notice when you get on site is the boneyard. To get to the paddock area, you drive around the perimeter of the course, cordoned off from the rest of the world by an army of skinny orange pylons and lengths upon lengths of yellow safety tape, and through the aircraft graveyard itself. Once past the… »7/10/15 3:58pm7/10/15 3:58pm

Driving Public Roads At Legal Speeds Is The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

Time-speed-distance rallies seem simple enough: maintain a constant speed over a certain distance on open public roads, and stop every so often at checkpoints to prove you’re on time. Many consider it an introduction to stage rally. Introduction! Ha. Let me explain how this was the hardest thing ever. »6/18/15 11:58am6/18/15 11:58am

Watch A Field Of Spec Miatas Crash In A Sandstorm Made Of Oil Dry

A car in an earlier race at this weekend’s SCCA US Majors Tour at Virginia International Raceway blew its engine, spewing assorted fluids all along this section of track. Oil dry should soak that right up, right? Sure, but when a tight pack of Spec Miatas hit the oil dry afterwards, it just added to the carnage. »4/21/15 10:42am4/21/15 10:42am

SCCA Formula Ford Racing In 1980 Is Like Formula One Jr.

The SCCA national championship race weekend, known as the runoffs, was held at Road Atlanta from 1971 until 1993. They're always super competitive races and quite exciting. The 1980 Formula Ford runoff had 39 cars, and an enterprising YouTuber has uploaded the whole thing to show us what it was like when men were men. »12/09/14 10:13am12/09/14 10:13am

The Longest Night Of Our Lives: Another Porsche 944 Horror Story

There I was... flying down the straight after turn two at Pocono Raceway, pretending to draft Mathias, who was driving his recently purchased 1987 Porsche 944. As we approached the turn in point, I got on my brakes and downshifted into third from fourth. The straight-piped inline four shrieked as it hit what seemed to… »9/10/14 4:10pm9/10/14 4:10pm

Too Many Unsung Heroes, Too Little Recognition

I hear it all the time: "I want to get into racing but I can't afford it." Ok, what kind of racing? Now if you know you HAVE to be at the track and not some vast parking lot or airfield autocrossing, then listen up, Buttercups. I have the simplest solution ever: become a course/grid/tech worker. Of course this means… »6/12/14 6:31pm6/12/14 6:31pm

Cars that time forgot - Geo Storm GSi

I decided to go in a slightly different route this time as the car in question today is neither a 1-year only special edition nor is it a limited production unicorn. In fact, the Geo Storm can be found relatively easy by CTTF standards. The GSi is by no means common, but with production numbers in the thousands it is… »3/21/14 3:50pm3/21/14 3:50pm

So this showed up at an autocross yesterday - Ford Focus RS

At the Atlanta Region SCCA Solo event, some intrepid young chap from Mexico showed up in one of these. This is apparently one out of 100 cars imported to Mexico, and he happened to be out our way and heard of an autocross going on. Our Solo Chair took this shot. Yeah, I think we do Solo right. »6/10/13 10:41am6/10/13 10:41am